I had, just, the WEIRDEST conversation with my boss the other day.
She had picked up some candy to give out at a festival we’re hosting, and was giving out some samples to staff. I overheard someone mention getting Swedish Fish, and I said: “Swedish Fish? I LOVE Swedish Fish!” because they are AMAZING and the best running fuel ever. Do you remember me lunging at that poor Swedish Fish-distributing girl during the 2016 WDW Marathon? Yeah, they’re that important.
Which is why I was shocked, SHOCKED when my boss said, “Oh, you like Swedish Fish? I didn’t think anyone liked Swedish Fish. That’s why I didn’t mention them.”
And I frankly don’t know what to do with this information. Swedish Fish are such a staple of my running diet. I like to eat them before runs of 15 miles or more. No, they’re not “formulated” as sports fuel per se, but they’re cheap, easy to obtain, taste delicious, don’t mess with my digestive system, and provide a nice sugary, carb-y shot of energy. They are manna from heaven. They are life.
So I said, “It must be a running community thing.”
But everyone else is missing out.
Do you like Swedish Fish? Or did you also assume that no one likes Swedish Fish? What’s your favorite running fuel?
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