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Teton Dam Marathon Review

On the 2nd of June, I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive to eastern Idaho for the Teton Dam Marathon. I did the 5K.

Did I mention I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive. Yeah, not the best idea for legs to be in PR shape. My leggies were stiff and at 1100 more feet of elevation then at home, it was a slow trot for sure. No PR attempt this trot, that's for sure.

I woke up at 4am (my normal wake up time is 8am - 10am depending on the day) so that early is  painful. I had everything all packed and ready the evening before- brekky, post-race clothes, snacks, and a full tank of gas for the long drive. All I had to do was make coffee and head out. I didn't even brush my teeth before I left. Coffee first.

The drive was nice and not a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. I don't know the last time I have been to Rexburg, but it was easy to find the race start. I thought the race started at 8am, but that was the 10K. The 5K started at 8:30am and I got there to get my bib at …

Vega Sport - #FuelYourBetter

This post is sponsored by Vega Sport who sent me a box for review. No other compensation was given. All opinions are very much my own.


I don't know if you have used Vega Sport products. I have used their products in my fitness nutrition arsenal for a few years. I have used the proteins powders for smoothies, the pre-workout energizer, and the Hydrator. I do like that they are on the veggie-side of things.

I wanted to give the Energy Bars a try just because of the flavor - Chocolate Coconut Almond. Girlfriend loves her chocolate.

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Thursday afternoon, I forced the boy to go on a long bike ride with me to Lucky Peak and back. My knee was bothering me and I didn't want to run. I packed up bars for both of us to eat. I had to have an excuse to ride long and I don't feel 3-4 miles each day running is enough of a workout to use these. Usually I bonk hard on 30 mile rides.


We made it from my house to Lucky Peak - just over 14 miles away. I didn't eat much for brekky and I was ready to nom the heck out of this bar.

I am not a fan of using other brands "energy bars." They are like not very satisfying and I don't like eating just straight sugar - as some of them are. If I were to choose some of those other products, I would rather have a cupcake or some other sugary treat instead.

I looked at the ingredient label of these Vega Sport ones. They are made with real plant based ingredients. The first ingredient is Organic Dates.


I took a bite. Oh wow. These are crazy good! And 230 calories didn't feel like huge calorie gut bomb either.


You can see the coconut and almonds and the chocolate there. I felt like I was eating real food and not frankenfood.
 
I didn't even bonk on the very windy 14.some miles back home like I usually do. I felt good. 

I say, thumbs up on the Vega Sport. I think out of all the products I have tried, this has to be my favorite so far. I would say that even if this wasn't a sponsored post. The bars taste crazy good and I may need the new boy to hide the box from me so I don't snack on these for a chocolate fix.

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Any Vega Sport fans here?
What do you use to not bonk?

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