Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Uncle Sam's and my run!

I had mentioned a few weeks ago that my aunt has been loving the Uncle Sam cereals.  Many of you agreed that like me, you hadn't tasted this cereal before and would like to know more, so I decided to contact Attune Foods and see if they'd be interested in sending some my way.  And luckily, they said yes so here's what I thought...

Uncle Sam Strawberry, Original and Honey Almond
The first one that I tasted was Strawberry-now I'm a blah cereal lover, meaning I don't really like sweetness to my cereal but this one was actually pretty good.  
Nutrition Facts:  3/4 cup, Calories: 240, Dietary Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 7g, Protein: 7g

The next one that I tried, dry in a cup without milk was the Honey Almond...this one was VERY yummy, with just a hint of great honey flavor!
**I also enjoyed this flavor mixed with more natural almonds, a handful of cranberries and sunflower seeds for a snack!  Easy, on the go snack that keeps you full and satisfied :)
Nutrition Facts: 3/4 cup, Calories: 230, Dietary Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 6g

And finally, Original.  This one was probably my favorite!  Great flavor and by far the most fiber and protein of most cereals that I enjoy eating and lower in calories too!
Nutrition Facts: 3/4 cup, Calories: 190, Dietary Fiber: 10g, Sugar: less than 1g, Protein: 7g

All of these cereals were very filling.  They all tasted great with and without milk!  They made a great breakfast and also a great snack that kept me satisfied when I had the munchies during the day!  I am glad that my aunt shared her favorite cereal with me and I'm also happy that Attune Foods was kind enough to allow me to taste their wonderful products!  
What flavor do you think you'd like best?  

And now for Today's Workout: 6.3 miles in 1hr. 2min! I'm ready to kick some booty in this half marathon!  If you watched Biggest Loser marathon (I loved it!) then you probably were totally motivated by the end of the show?  Right?  I sure was.  I told myself...Hmm, one day I'll totally conquer the 26.2, but then reality set back in after a while and I realized that my half marathon is a little over ONE MONTH AWAY!!!!  Yikes!  Today was a breezy 46 degrees with some pretty intense winds, but I pushed through and totally felt great!  I've gotta find a way to stay of the belts that holds my water, right?  What else is a must-have on race day??

Disclosure:  Attune Foods sent me 3 boxes of their cereal, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are 100% mine.  


Elle said...

Great that ATTUNE offered you some cereals to sample. Very nice.

I think that the strawberry wouldn't appeal to me, but I do love almonds so I think I would like that one... and perhaps the orignal too.

Sorry I couldn't help you out with music. I don't use it at all.

I loved the marathon on BL last night. My husband called Ramone to win before it started. I was pulling for Sunny or Becky I think.

misszippy said...

I haven't tried any of their cereals yet, but now I want to! I think cereal is my favorite food!

Ok--on your 1/2; I don't think you'll need to carry water. Most courses have plenty and why bog yourself down with extra stuff? Just my two cents!

Bridie said...

I wouldn't carry anything with you during the race either. There should be plenty of aid stations. I trained through the summer and I actually never carried water on training runs (up to 11 miles)which was probably dumb, but I hate having more "stuff" with me when I run.

I did wear a little belt for my half, so that I could take off my arm sleeves and tie them to the belt if I got warm (I did). I also put some Motts fruit snacks - my favorite in the zipped pouch and some bio freeze gel in case my knee started hurting.

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

I don't know that they sell those cereals here. I will have to look and see.

I love my hydration belt. I love it. I take it even if I am doing a 3 mile run. I also ran with it in my half marathons and I am so glad I did. I didn't have to stop for hydration stations and I was in control of what type of liquid I was drinking. Also, I was able put chomps in there for extra fuel. I would at least get one and train with it to see if you like it, if you do I would wear it during the race.

Rach said...

unless it's a particularly hot race, i wouldn't carry water on race day. it will just weigh you down and you should have plenty aid on course

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

congrats on winning Misszippy's contest. yes, i'm a little envious!

I would recommend for your last long run, wearing what you might wear on race day, if you use gels, use those like you would on race day, and yes, the hydration is key, even in the winter. I always rely on the water stops too, but some people do wear the hydration belts @ the races.(love my camelbak for training runs)

Most of all, HAVE FUN! You only have one time to run your first half marry. Good Luck!

TV's Take said...

Bravo for contacting them on your own. Never heard of those cereals but now I'll look for them. Can't wait to hear how your race goes!

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I think the only one I would potentially like is original. Right now I can't stop eating Frosted Mini-Wheats (I know they aren't healthy, but baby loves them), but I really should branch out in to an actually healthy cereal.

Hannah said...

I am so excited for you! Half Marathon that is awesome!!

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