Monday, August 3, 2009

Who Needs Energy Gels?

Blackberries--(Photo by Ragesoss)

It's that time of the year again. Time to leave the energy gels and flavored sports drinks at home. These days, there are so many ripe blackberries to pick along my favorite local trails that it is hard not to stop and grab a handful.

Nutrition Stats for One Cup of Blackberries

Just make sure you bring some extra water so you can wash your hands after you're done picking and don't forget to watch your step in the blackberry bushes. The other day, I almost stepped on a rattlesnake while I was reaching for some tasty berries!

Here is the (remainder of a) blackberry pie that Vicky made the from the fresh berries we picked after a recent run. Yum!


SnowLeopard said...

Dude! That pie looks AWESOME! And made with freshly picked raspberries? I bet that was the best berry pie ever~ :)

Paul Charteris said...

You are my soul-brother Peter! Here's a photo I took last February. There are tons of blackberries growing on my regular training routes here in New Zealand.

Cheers, Paul

Gretchen said...


kelly said...

How funny, Peter, I have been stopping a lot and picking and eating berries, too. It makes for a very different run for me because it's hard to pull myself away from the fruit! It sounds like things are going well for you. I hope I see you out on the trails soon.

Sunshine Girl said...

2 words: FART POWER!

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