One of My Passions

As someone who loves the sport of running, I’m now looking to increase my speed, endurance and have faster recovery times.

I turn 63 in a few months. To celebrate, I am participating in a half marathon. I want to have my personal best on time, endurance and fast recovery.

Thus the search for what can help me do this.

Bodybuilding vs Running

When I was body building (in my 30’s so a longgggg time ago) there was a lot of emphasis on amino acids. There still is in the body building world.

My partner is very much into weight training. I go to the gym from time to time but no where near what she does. And the results show it. She is buffed and looking great.

Me, I have more of a runner’s look. But! I wanted to see if I could find info on whether or not amino acids are as necessary for me as for her.

Mixed Reviews

Turns out, some experts say yes. Others say no. Oy vey. What’s a girl to do?

With anything, you have to make decisions based on the outcomes you want. You will ALWAYS find information to support either side of an issue.

I decided to test it for myself. Today I made a really tasty green drink and added in BCAA – Branched Chain Amino Acids. I’m going to try this for a period of 10 days and see if I notice a difference.

How I’m incorporating Amino Acids

In that we have a full container of powdered Amino Acids, I put some in one of my morning drink.s

If you’re interested, here’s the green drink recipe.

  • Handful of fresh spinach
  • One banana
  • Tablespoon of peanut butter
  • Water
  • Scoop of BCAA
  • Scoop of Creatine

Blend in a blender for 60 seconds. It’s a sweet, creamy and delicious energy drink. Check out two other tasty energy drinks I make. Click here.

“Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid produced in the liver; it helps supply energy to cells throughout the body – particularly muscle cells. The compound is formed of three amino acids: L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine and makes up about 1 percent of the total volume of human blood.” Full post here.

So there you have it. A bit of the inside scoop of what I do to improve performance.

What do you do to improve your health, performance, energy and vitality? Post your “secrets” in the comments section.

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