Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My First Half Marathon, and Ginger Snap LARABAR Review

It's official!  I just signed us up for the Oak Bay Half Marathon, to be run on May 13th.

I am so excited and so nervous I don't know if I will be able to eat my dinner!

I think it is a good thing I had some of this a while ago.... might have to sustain me for a while till the butterflies subside.

This Ginger Snap LARABAR was so much tastier than I expected it to be.  It has a very strong ginger flavor and reminded me of the mincemeat tarts my Mother used to make every year at Chritmas when I was a kid... The Captain thought it tasted like mincemeat, too, so my tastebuds aren't too far off, even if I do still have the sniffles.

The only ingredients are:  dates, almonds, pecans, ginger, cinnamon, cloves
Calories 240, Protein 5g, Carbohydrates 27g, Fat 14g, Fibre 3.5g.

You have to love that about LARABAR... only real ingredients with names you recognize.

I am definitely going to be buying this LARABAR in the future.  If you haven't tried one yet, and would like to, go enter my giveaway HERE.

And just so we are clear, LARABAR gave me the product, but the opinion is 100% my own.

Do you get nervous or excited when you sign up for a race?

How far ahead of a half marathon do you start training?


  1. ahhhhhh!!!! i am counting down the days till your half! so incredibly exciting! and just thinking about larabar makes me happy...love them!

  2. I'm not gonna lie ... I've been thinking about your PB&J LARABAR ALL DAY!!!

    PS: I'm always anxious for races no matter how far in advance!

  3. AWESOME! May 13th! I am so excited for you!!

    I get excited and nervous about races. I train for about 5 months or so, depending on what else is going on. I am always nervous for a race no matter how long I train.

    YAY! This is exciting!! :) :) :) :)

  4. so exciting!! I can't wait to hear all about the training and race, I know you will do awesome!

    I am also excited to try that ginger flavor, I love all ginger flavored things and I am now going to go get one of those :)

  5. Races get me so excited!! But nerves may settle in a week or so before depending on the distance.

    For a half marathon, I would do 12-weeks of training focused on the distance. You should already have a good base. The great thing is you can get access to so many training plans online. In mid-November I start a new training plan for a half in February. I want a new PR! By the way, you won something on my blog...come on by!

  6. yay for your half! YES, I get totally nervous the day of the race, not sign up! I'll be like a big ball of nerves on my big day too! GOOD LUCK!

    That larabar looks really tasty!

  7. So excited for you!

  8. SO excited for you! I try to start training at least three months in advance!

    I might have to find me some Larabars, that ingredient list is phenomenal!

  9. Hooray for your first half marathon! That's awesome!


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