I’ve been an athlete of some sort most of my life.
I started with competitive swimming, which led to waterpolo, and then surfing.
I love skiing too, and have been doing that since I was 7.
There’s been hiking and mountain biking too.
Strength training and gym workouts have been consistent.
Road cycling, with some running, are what I’ve done most for the 10 years though.
I've built a career over that time, so my exercise windows are before and after work, and weekends. Unless work is busy, in which case all bets are off.
A couple of years ago I started looking for an alternative to the sports food I'd been using to fuel my workouts.
There were a couple of reasons.
First, I’d recently done a Whole 30, and discovered that I had a mild oat intolerance (which was my go to fuel of choice).
Second, I’d also got to the point where I wanted workout food that wasn't sweet like candy. Something that was more like what I'd make at home, and could still fuel a bike ride or run.
Once I started really reading the labels on a lot of sports food out there, I realized it was a lot less natural than I'd thought. And that natural, organic snacks for athletes were really hard to come by.
One alternative was to make them at home. But between a busy job, workouts and time with friends and family, I just didn’t have enough hours in the day.
I wanted something grab and go. Healthy fuel that I could keep in my gym bag or desk at work, or throw into the pocket of my cycling jersey.
When I couldn't find what I was looking for, I decided to try making it. So that's what this blog is about. Me, developing a product that I'd want to use. And, hopefully, that others (maybe you!) will too.
Things are crazy right now. Most of my waking hours are going into creating this product. I don’t have time to post regularly, but will put pen to paper whenever there's a moment to catch breath.