Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Run + Chocolate Milk = Runner's Recovery
Drink Chocolate Milk after your runs and train like there's no finish line. Running is a part of your life. So should refueling with chocolate milk.
Just like stretching, it can be pretty easy to forget to refuel after your workouts. The kids are waiting for you, the laundry needs to be folded and your spouse probably has things they want to scratch off of their to do list, too. However, just like MAKING the time for your workout, you really need to MAKE time to refuel (and stretch!) after your runs, too. Your body will thank you later.
An easy way to do this, is prepare your refueling beverage beforehand and have it cold and readily available after your workout. Keep single servings of chocolate milk in your refrigerator. This makes them easier to grab and also involves less dishes to load in the dishwasher later! Pop single servings of chocolate milk in a cooler to enjoy after a "destination run" away from home or for after a race. Prepare a chocolate milk smoothie in the morning and keep it in the refrigerator, so all you'll need to do is grab it to enjoy when your run is complete.
Refueling with chocolate milk will also satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you from getting post-run hunger after a grueling workout or long run. It will keep you satisfied and help you feel fuller longer. You will be less likely to search the pantry later or raid your kids' snack stash.
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