A quick running update. I’m still tacking away at my 9+1 for this year for guaranteed entry into the 2016 NYC Marathon, while simultaneously beginning training for the 2015 Chicago Marathon. Since I’m still early in my training, the long runs aren’t too long just yet but I already remember how tough it was to train last year in the heat! There have been some sweaty days and I’ve resigned to the fact that I’ll have to get up early on weekends to get in long runs before the heat gets severe. Oh marathon training, how I love and hate you at the same time!
Here’s to a sweaty summer of training…
As part of starting marathon training, I’ve become more conscious of balancing my workouts, eating overall healthier meals, and making sure to incorporate the appropriate vitamins since I’m prone to bone injuries (ugh, stress fractures). Specifically, I make sure to take enough calcium, Vitamin D, and magnesium because I’ve noticed a different in when I take these vitamins and when I don’t. But I’ll be honest I’m not always good about taking them reliably and I’ve gone through points where I’ve stopped taking them for a few weeks. It never turns out good for me, let’s just say.
One of my biggest problems is remembering to take my vitamins and making sure to take them on a full stomach so they don’t upset my belly. I’ve taken gummy vitamins in the past but, even though they’re sweet, they just aren’t satisfying for a chocolate-lover like me. So when I was asked to try Adora Dark Chocolate Vitamin Disks I was immediately excited that this could be the solution to my vitamin-taking problems. Adora offers the best of both worlds–healthy vitamins and delicious chocolate.
Here’s some reasons I’m such a fan of Adora:
-Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Also, as a runner who has had their fair share of bone injuries its perfect for people/athletes like me at risk of injury.
-Each disk provides 50% of your daily value of calcium with vitamin D3, and magnesium for optimal absorption.
-Adora disks come in two flavors: organic, dark chocolate and/or organic milk chocolate made with Rainforest Alliance-certified cocoa.
-Each disk has 30 calories, 2g of fat, 2g carbs, 500 IU of vitamin D, 500 mg of calcium, and 40 mg of magnesium.
What I also love about Adora disks is that since they’re in the form of food they don’t get me nauseous at all like pill-style vitamins.
Adora disks have also helped me cut back on my sweets cravings because I can’t eat the whole bag of them (since they’re vitamins)! But they allow me just enough chocolate to be satisfied. Plus the flavor of the dark chocolate is really delicious just like some of my favorite bars! I’m officially an Adora addict and couldn’t imagine a night where I didn’t have a healthy, tasty, vitamin-filled sweet treat after dinner
Note: I only tried Adora Dark Chocolate disks. I can imagine the milk chocolate is just as tasty but since I haven’t tried them myself I can’t say for sure.
Did you know that last month was National Osteoporosis and Awareness Month? Adora can help you get your daily value of calcium and Vitamin D to support your bone health. Also. the National Osteoporosis Foundation has simple, but often neglected, recommendations for maintaining proper bone health:
- Get enough calcium and vitamin D and eat a well-balanced diet.
- Engage in regular exercise.
- Eat foods that are good for bone health, such as fruits and vegetables.
- Avoid smoking and limit alcohol to 2–3 drinks per day.
Disclosure: I was provided Adora product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
How do you take your vitamins?
Are you training for any big races?