This Penny Tris

a blog about a mom who tris (swim, bike, run, parent and more)

Chocolate Island Boost Review and 1st long run recap July 22, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — pennyverdeck @ 1:02 am

I’m going to make this a combined post, so get comfy 🙂 it might be long, but hopefully you’ll stick around and read it. And, I should clarify the title to say long run of this training plan 🙂

My plan was to run my long run today instead of yesterday because yesterday was the girls’ last swim meet and a plan for family time with my parents, sister and brother and nieces and nephews.

I had put my sample of Chocolate Island Boost in the fridge to chill it for my run because I knew it was going to be hot.

I woke up and started to get ready to go. Let’s start with the fact that I don’t usually run in the morning and end with the fact that I don’t really care to run in the morning. I considered staying home for a minute – it is only 8 miles, but I knew that if I was going to skip a workout, it was going to be a weekday one, not a weekend long run that I get to do at any easy pace.

So, I got all set to go. As it turns out, the vial fits perfectly in the strap of my Camelbak.

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I headed out and struggled through my first 3 miles. Then I opened my Island Boost and took a little sip to get the flavor – OH MY GOODNESS!! I am a lover of good chocolate and this is a wonderful good chocolate flavor! I have tried many different chocolate endurance things and this is the first (no joke) one that didn’t make me gag. It had a great texture and I didn’t notice any aftertaste either. I finished it up and started running again. Man that was yummy!

Also, the splits are pretty convincing to see that it helped the run improve.

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The only mile that was slower after mile 3 was mile 7, but that one was because I found some shade and let myself walk and enjoy the much needed break from the sun.

I can’t wait for chocolate to become available for purchase. For the time being, I am going to keep my little vial and reuse it since it fit so perfectly on my strap.

Now, the product review is complete, but I need to add some info about my run. I have lived in my current home for 12 years – I have run for 6 years and I have never run on the road I ran on today. I have run past this road, but decided to turn and try a new road – it was a beautiful country road. I saw only one car and, a turkey, a beautiful garden with a waterfall, and one pheasant. It was so peaceful and I honestly felt like I was all alone on the earth. I will definetly run on that road more often. 

For the rest of the day, the girls and I hung out in the pool and watched Teen Beach Movie.

Thanks for sticking it out through this long post – I had a lot to say – shocking I know!!

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6 Responses to “Chocolate Island Boost Review and 1st long run recap”

  1. Jeri Says:

    Penny, it sounds like a beautiful run. Where does one find the island boost product? I don’t think it was a long post at all. See you Thursday 🙂

  2. Melissa Says:

    Who DOESN’T struggle through the first three miles!?
    My friend and I are tapering for a half marathon, and we were so excited to have to “only” run three miles yesterday. Yeah. TOTALLY slipped our minds that the first – in this case ONLY – three are the ones that suck hard. It was ridiculously humid here, to boot. During mile 3, I actually shouted, “I HATE THIS RUN!”

    OH! And on our (last) long run before our race on Saturday, I tried the Aspire (strawberry-orange) Island Boost….love, love, LOVE it! Can’t wait to also try the Renegade, but I’m guessing that Aspire is going to be my favorite, though!

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