I Have A Confession To Make: I’ve Been Juicing

And I think it’s helping me run faster. It started innocently enough when I met my friend Andy at Blue Dog Café in NYC last week. I walked into the sandwich and smoothie shop and he handed me a bottle of fresh pressed juice. Andy knew I had been under the weather, and I’m sure he just wanted to help. Little did he know I was addicted at first sip.

The juice tickled my taste buds with apple, lemon, cayenne pepper, double ginger and something they call “immunity elixir,” and my sinuses were instantly open! Before leaving the café, I loaded up on Knight In Armor and two other blends: All Greens Plus (a mix of cucumber, celery, parsley, romaine, spinach, kale, apple, lemon, and ginger that’s surprisingly tastier than you’d think it would be) and Rejuvinator (a combo of carrot, beet, coco water, and lemon that leaves me feeling energized). After drinking them between meals, I kicked my cold and had some really great workouts—the mile repeats last Thursday and a really strong 10K race in Central Park yesterday. And now I’m jonesing for more juice.

Countdown to the Boston Marathon: 7 days!

Have you ever tried drinking your veggies? Do you have a juicer at home? What helps you feel revved up?

Originally posted in Running With It on Shape.com.