As a runner I know that recovery is important. Recovery is just as important as the training itself. And now that I am run streaking...I definitely have to recover well so that I can get back out on the road the next day.
After a run you will always find me stretching, rolling and icing. But I also know how important it is to refuel my body. My favorite way to refuel is with lowfat chocolate milk. I know what you're thinking...chocolate milk after a run? Yes! It tastes AMAZING after a run! And even better...it has all the nutrients and vitamins my body needs to recover.
I know for sure that lowfat chocolate milk is the perfect way to recover because it is backed by science. There have been more than 20 studies that support the benefits of recovering with lowfat chocolate milk after a hard workout or long run. Studies have shown that lowfat chocolate milk helps athletes gain lean muscle and lose fat! That's why even on my weight loss journey I have continued recovering with lowfat chocolate milk. I truly believe that recovering with lowfat chocolate milk helped me attain my 19 minute PR at the Talladega Half Marathon!
Lowfat chocolate milk...
- … is a natural source of high-quality protein to build and repair lean muscle after strenuous exercise.
- … has the right carb-to-protein ration scientifically shown to refuel exhausted muscles and help return muscles to peek potential.
- … provides fluids and electrolytes – like calcium, potassium and magnesium and sodium – to replenish what was lost in a tough workout.
- … has B vitamins that help convert food into energy.
- … has five bone-building nutrients: calcium, vitamin D, phosphorous, protein and potassium.
Chocolate Milk is the Official REFUEL Beverage of Men’s USA Hockey, Women’s USA Swimming, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, IRONMAN U.S. Triathlon Series, Iron Girl, Esprit de She, Life Time Fitness Cycle Club and the Challenged Athletes Foundation®. Not only do everyday runners like myself recover with lowfat chocolate milk but the elite runners do as well! You better believe I will be grabbing lowfat chocolate milk after I run the Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Half Marathon in January!
Speaking of amazing athletes, BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK launched a marketing program and online documentary series called Mission Apolo: BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK. World Champion short-track speedskating legend, Apolo Ohno, accepted the mission to conquer the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship Race in Kona-Kailua, Hawaii on Saturday, October 11. He has joined Women’s Health editor Jen Ator for a six-month training and recovery program with sports dietitians and elite professional coaches 8X IRONMAN World Champion Paula Newby-Fraser and 3X World Champion Craig “Crowie” Alexander. And WE can follow along on Ohno and Ator's training journey! We can follow along through the eight-episode series that features behind-the-scenes content and training tips from Ohno and Ator at www.gotchocolatemilk.com.
I'm really enjoying the series and watching Apolo and Jen's journey to become an Ironman! You can watch the series trailer below!
All the other episodes can be found at www.gotchocolatemilk.com or on YouTube.
Be sure to follow Apolo and Jen as they conquer the Ironman on Saturday, October 11th! Use the hashtag #MissionApolo. And be sure to follow Got Chocolate Milk on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
For more information on how you can #BuildIt With Chocolate Milk, join me at 8 PM EST October 2nd for a twitter chat about post-workout recovery. There will be prizes! Got Chocolate Milk is awarding 4 BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK gift packs! Use the hashtag #BuildIt to join the chat!
QOTD: Have you ever recovered with lowfat chocolate milk?