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Mon., Sept. 9, 2013, 3:37 p.m.

Love Me Some Gummy Bears

They make gummy bears now that are fortified with electrolytes and other stuff runners, walkers and other such types need when participating in an endurance event. I found this out recently when I was checking out the website for the Portland, Ore., marathon, where I will be in a month from now, trying - once again - to cross the finish line with a smile on my face. Most of the runs I've been involved in serve some kind of fortified snack along the way to help runners and walkers replace the water, salt and other minerals they sweat out. Usually it's fruit slices or nutritional gel that tastes like cupcake frosting and makes me gag. I have to force it down, but it's necessary to keep from bonking a few miles from the finish line. I actually am quite excited to have gummy bears waiting for me at Portland. I've always liked those little dudes, and they're not nearly as repulsive to swallow as the slimy gel I'm used to/Kathy Hedberg, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: I ♥ gummy bears, too. How about you?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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