Yesterday, I was scheduled for a long run. In my attempt to train with products I might later use in a race, I tried this:
This is Everlast Energy Shot. I got a free sample at last week's marathon expo. It's small, about the size of a 5-Hour Energy bottle. I thought I'd try it out midway through my 14 mile run as a "pick me up", you know, like a GU or Excedrin.
Holy moly, was I wrong. First of all, I did not feel that super boost of quick immediate energy. I felt nothing. I was 8 miles into my run.
It was AFTER the run that the afterburners kick in. Let me explain. My guilty pleasure is a little cat nap on Monday mornings after the kids leave for school, since I am up at dark thirty to start my jiggity jog. Instead, yesterday I felt like a little bee buzzing around my house all morning long. I WANTED to lie flat, get a little shut eye. Everlast's answer was a big N.O.!
Todd laughed when I told him about it later. "It's time released," he said. "It's supposed to sustain your energy just like it did."
Well, now I know. Everlast, not for me. And espresso, I'm going to just say, will never be for me either.