5+ miles, a dash of chocolate, and a splash of coconut

this morning's fuel

I deplore coconut. I would totally not last on the show Survivor – not because I’m not ruthless but because you often see the contestants hacking open coconuts to drink from.  Blech.

Which is why it surprised the heck out of my husband when I announced that I was going to go to the grocery store in search of coconut water. I had read good things about it on some website and thought I’d check it out for myself. Despite my deep dislike of pina coladas and Almond Joy bars.

Publix (a FL grocery chain) actually had about 3 different brands to choose from. My favorite has turned out to be O.N.E..  The picture above has the GrapeBerry flavor from their Active “line” of drinks. Only 40 calories in the whole container – and frankly rather yummy! I have heard that plain old coconut water tastes like dirty socks….lovely. But I opted to buy the flavored water options. Much more tasty – and less sugary than Gatorade (which I do like).

Thus – armed with a shot of chocolate (Thank you Clif shots) and my Nathan bottle filled with 10 oz of coconut water (that does not taste like coconut) – I eked out a long run this morning (just over 5 miles). Not a great run but not a bad one. But hey – I was out there moving (not super fast but what I was doing could be considered actual running)…get out there and try it yourself. 🙂