How did I forget to show you the pictures of me teaching Brooke to roll out her hamstrings after my run yesterday?
I really think she liked it.
For the past 6 weeks I have been exclusively using a new type of fuel for my runs. I really wanted to use it a lot before I gave it a full review so here we go….
Vi Fuel. Pretty dang awesome. First of all, I finally learned what works for me when it comes to gels… I can’t try to eat the whole thing at once but instead I take little sips at a time and really love it that way. This method is SO much easier to fuel my runs compared to what I used to use (shot blocks or candy).
The most cool, awesomest parts about Vi Fuel:
-It is the most easily digestible gel on the market (they use dextrose instead of fructose).
-Even and consistent energy (from using dextrose)
-Promotes active recovery.
-Limits Muscle breakdown.
-First *true* endurance gel.
The owners of the company started making their own gels several years ago because they were not happy with any of the other options out there. They were training for ultras and so they were using quite a lot of gel and saw the advantages to using gels but didn’t like what was out there. Their biggest complaint about the other gels were that they would tear your gut up and so they really wanted to make something that was easy on your system so they switched it from fructose to dextrose. After that they added what they call their Vi Endurance Formula which includes different ingredients that all aid in recovery and help to limit fatigue and muscle breakdown.
They were using these gels that they had created just for themselves and started sharing it with friends and the response was incredible… people were hooked and said that they would never go back to their old gels again. Their friends were able to recover quickly and run longer with even energy! They kept making more and more of the gels and finally decided to make a business out of it. The 3 cofounders spent months researching whether or not what they had was anything different from the other companies and they realized that they did have the superior product. They didn’t take any shortcuts, they were wanting the best gell they could possibly make for themselves! They were making this gel not for the profit at first… it was just to help them reach their own running goals!
The owners said, “We are so grateful that Vi Fuel has been able to help folks run harder, longer and more often in the pursuit of their goals and dreams.”
Each pack has 100 calories in it and they recommend to take one 15 minutes before and another one every 30/45 minutes followed with water. This is what I have been doing and I really can say that I like it. I have had zero stomach issues with Vi Fuel (which I was experiencing more than ever after having Brooke), I love the vanilla flavor (chocolate and peach cobbler are also pretty good) and I feel like it really did help me to feel more even energy throughout my run compared to the previous fuel that I had been using (shot blocks, candy or chomps). Billy has also been using Vi Fuel and his favorite part of the gels is that it doesn’t leave a thick aftertaste like the other gels do.
Brooke really wants to try them but we are going to wait until she is 6 months old.
Try it out, let me know what you think!
To get 25% off your first two orders use the code hungryrunnergirl at checkout! Vi Endurance Fuel.
Random tidbit of the day:
We finally have our tree all decorated and bangs friend and her husband gave us a very special present, an ornament picture of them. We will cherish it.
Do you prefer the multi-colored Chrstmas or the white Christmas lights? Do you have random ornaments or a specific theme on your tree?
What running fuel have you been using lately? Ever tried Vi Fuel?
When did you start eating fuel while running?
Are you a foam roller user? Favorite muscle group to foam roll?