If you think happy thoughts…

Since competing on the international triathlon stage a decade ago, I’ve been immersed in the world of whole nutrition vs convenience and processed, but have also fallen foul of supplements to support my training. I quickly—when I say quickly, I mean about five years’ of wondering why I would have to stop mid-race, or would suffer excruciating pain the night before a race which prevented sleep—discovered that my stomach does not take kindly to gluten, to certain high-profile companies’ products, to a high carb diet, lots of dairy, or to lots of sugar. And I have not always been able to solely rely on solid food, because post-races I can barely eat a morsel, so my immediate recovery has to be liquid.

A Zesty Refreshing Change

Marathon mileage is picking up, a fifth of the way through this month’s target, and if the weather is set to continue as it is….happy days!! Of course, more mileage means I need to increase my hydration levels, so I opted for a refreshing change to just plain tap water. Sliced fruits in water! Arbonne have ‘designed’ a wonderful 1-litre water bottle where the second lid can be unscrewed to fit in those huge orange slices, and more besides. By the second fill up, the juices have really seeped out, and it’s certainly zesty and delicious. Some ice wouldn’t go…