What was your first experience with GU or a similar product?
Somehow while training for my first half marathon I heard about GU. Probably from my girlfriend who was training with me and had done the research on training plans. We drove to the store during lunch and picked up the foreign substance in the little squishy package and not only did we have to choose a flavor but choose if we wanted caffeine or not. I can't remember if it was on a 9 or 10 mile run but we got to the top of the gradual hill we were running at the halfway point and stopped. It was like tasting on a meal when I was 8....smelling it, squeezing the gooey substance out with a scrunched up face, licking the edge of it and making another face and then taking a mouthful. I can't say that it was pleasant but it certainly wasn't as bad as eating hot dogs and throwing them up. Now I've tried many flavors and brands, know what size packages cut the edges of my mouth and which ones don't. I like caffeine and dislike vanilla and still hate it when I get the sticky substance on my hands.
Tell us about your first experience with GU. Did you like it? Do you have a favorite product?