Peanut butter is a staple in many runner’s and triathlete’s diets. And for good reason, it sits well in your stomach while under stress, it calorically dense, portable, it packs a nutritional punch and it is delicious. And for almost every member of the THPL community I would venture a guess that we have had our fair share of PB (J) on our journey. What many of us might not be aware of, though, is that this is a mostly American tradition. I am sure that many members of our community have been on an international trip and found what I found in the UK this past week. Peanut butter is hard to find - I went into one Sainsbury – UK grocery store and found one jar of PB. Think of it - one brand (the store brand) and only one size and no choice if indeed you wanted choice. Boy are they missing out!
Back to the U.S. I went - The first thing I ate upon arrival was PBJ and boy was it good. It certainly made my ten-mile run and ten mile ride feel ever so much easier. So, in the true spirit of THPL – I am going to make sure to bring plenty of PB with me when I go back to London in three weeks time. I will bring a taste of America and endurance sports with me and the THPL along for the ride.
Loving life, and eating as much PB as I can