Holiday Fuel: Show us what holiday-themed running fuel—interpreted however you like!—you chose for this run.
Backstretch Bingo is a hybrid online/in-person activity that gives runners a way to engage with one another and keep their running fresh during the dark days of December—the veritable backstretch of the year.
My go-to after a winter long run or ski is Nesquik hot chocolate in almond milk, using my favorite mug (: Great way to celebrate my first double digit run since recovering from COVID!
A sunset from the Waterfront to fuel the soul…
… and leftover Christmas cheesecake from Paris Baguette to fuel the stomach
Just some toasted pecans for a go on the Y’s treadmill, but I really enjoy the deepened nutty flavor after putting these into a 350 oven for 10 minutes.
(and making up a small sheet pan of them is more than enough for the week
Not super holiday-ish but definitely winter-ish is my post-winter-run bowl of hot gf oatmeal, peanut butter, brown sugar…sometimes raisins. And year-round but most appreciated after a cold run is that hot cup of coffee.
A favorite pre-run fuel with a holiday twist are the gluten free snickerdoodle cookies from Trader Joe’s. They’re soft and chewy and easy to digest.
I’m lucky to have friends crazy enough to climb Virgil Mountain four times in 8 inches of snow. Lift 5 in all seasons! I thanked them with a tankard of homemade hot cocoa back at the cars. The perfect holiday fuel!
Eggnog and cookies are the quintessential holiday fueling post-group run.
Everyone looking so snazzy!! But what holiday sweater did you have on?
I whipped up some hot cocoa after my run yesterday courtesy of last year’s Trader Joe’s sipping chocolate. Being the kind and considerate person I am, I started out by pouring enough milk into the pan for three cups so that my partner could have some too. Of course, then I discovered we only had enough mix left for one cup. Fortunately there was enough regular cocoa powder and sugar left to supplement and no one went cocoa-less
More details here, but I forgot my sweater at home.
I brought KitKats to share after the group run last Saturday.