Clif Bar – My Solution for Fueling and Hydration

I always thought I was one of the most resilient eaters that I knew.  I felt like I could consume pretty much anything and rarely was my stomach upset.  But when it comes to athletics, my stomach does a total 180.  I remember when I was 12 years old competing at the Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in Salem, OR and drinking OJ just before the race.  Less than a half mile into the run I literally threw up all over some poor, unsuspecting girl’s spikes.  I remember the gasp of disbelief and disgust as I projectile vomited all over her.  Being the competitor that I was though, I just yelled “Sorry!” and kept going.  The memory still makes me cringe to this day.
When I came back to sport and started competing in triathlons, I initially refused to eat or drink ANYTHING during races.  In my first 70.3 I didn’t eat or drink a single calorie or drop of fluid.  What a mistake!  But as I have evolved as a triathlete, so has my fueling, and over time I have come to realize that I do not do well with consuming high-fructose-based products.  My stomach simply can’t take it.  Which is how and why I came to start using Clif.  Everything Clif make has simple ingredients and no fructose, which means it is easy on my stomach.  Clif products are amazing, and I feel so lucky to be working with a company and brand that meets my needs day in and day out as I swim, bike and run my way through every session.  This video, produced by the amazing Verdict Digital team, gives a little glimpse into my fueling patterns with the Clif goods!  Thanks Clif for being part of my journey!
 Don’t Dream It.  Be It.
This entry was posted in Little Red Racing. Bookmark the permalink.