Long Run Fueling


Saturday- 9.11 miles

I ran 4 miles on my treadmill because it was dark and freezing cold outside.


Then I met up with Heather and ran 5.11 miles with her outside in the freezing cold.


I’m so glad she was willing to brave the freezing temperatures with me. We had some good laughs(not because I fell this time thank goodness). She’s the best!

And apparently my face was frozen and I didn’t look at my hair in the mirror before leaving my house.

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I tried a different fuel yesterday on my run. I took Olive’s recommendation of dried mango and it was fantastic! Exactly what I needed to keep my energy up and I liked that it was real food and not just gel. Thanks for sharing Cori!


During our run Josh drove by dangling a Kneaders bag out the window. He said, “run fast or it’ll be gone!” It’s exactly what I needed to finish strong. Best husband of the year award goes to. . .


The rest of the day was spent lounging, watching conference, and preparing dinner for my fam. It turned out great, it was so fun to have everyone over. We usually have it at my other sisters’ houses because they’re bigger, but I’m glad I took on the challenge.


5/19 grandkids

5/19 grandkids

The oldest grandkid, Bayley, she's amazing like that;)

The oldest grandkid, Bayley, she’s amazing like that;)

and my parents that started it all

and my parents that started it all

How was your Saturday?

Eat anything yummy?

Ever tried dried fruit as fuel?











About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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5 Responses to Long Run Fueling

  1. fionaboger says:

    Your husband sounds awesome. Congrats on the run and braving the cold temperatures

  2. Jessica R says:

    I used raisins as fuel while training for my first full marathon. I would be interested in trying other dried fruit. I am all about real food and have no interest in using nasty chemically gels. I know TONS of people do but I like the other options. Thanks for reminding me of this!

  3. jumpeatrun says:

    Dried fruit sounds perfect as fuel…totally going to have a to try that!

  4. Never tried dried fruit as fuel! My stomach is a little iffy when it comes to eating like that on the run. But it sounds yummy!

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