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Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

Extend Nutrition And Control Your Blood Sugar

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I've never been one to like protein bars. I have friends who will eat them and say they taste like candy bars (I'm thinking they've apparently never eaten the candy bars that I've eaten. Because 'chocolate' cardboard does not taste like a candy bar to me) But some bars are just better than others. Some upset my stomach; others don't. Some are full of sugar; some aren't. My advice is to read the label! Some of those protein bars have as many calories as a candy bar, plus the sugar, and almost all of the fat. So, it's always best to know what you are eating (preferably before you eat it).

A few weeks ago, I was introduced to Extend Nutrition. These snacks are designed to control blood sugar for 9 hours which in turn is supposed to help with hunger control, sustained energy, improved muscle recovery and possibly help manage diabetes.

Upon first glance, I liked what I saw.

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Taste? I liked them. I liked the Chocolate Drizzle anytime crisps the best. Lil Man was also a fan. I would show you a picture, but, ahem they didn't last long enough for me to take a picture!

The bars were also tasty. I can't say that I'd prefer them over a sugar laden candy bar, but for nutritional purposes and blood sugar control, I feel that they did keep me from 'crashing'. I don't know about you, but I get pretty irritable when my blood sugar crashes. According to my family, I get down right mean. 

Extend Nutrition bars and snacks are an easy grab-and-go option. In fact, I plan to have a bar in my bag this weekend for my longer trail run. If I don't eat it while I'm out on the trail, I'll eat it for recovery. 

I feel that Extend Nutrition is worth checking out especially if  are trying to control blood sugar. 

You can find a list of their products and nutritional value here.

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