GIGA NO PAIN. I was walking around Tiendesitas last Sunday when I saw a store that had a big sign that says, “GIGA NO PAIN”. No pain?!? Really now.
I went in and browsed around. The store looked like your typical spa novelty shop with soaps, and essential oils etc. I asked the sales lady if I could try the GIGA No Pain balm. I tried it on my calves and it felt better than my trusty ole Omega Pain Killer. For starters, it had a pleasant peppermint scent. It was also more soothing and the heat penetrates deeper into the muscle. The sales lady added that it’s all natural and didn’t have methyl salicylate. [Wikipedia: methyl salicylate that is the active analgesic ingredient in some heat-rub products can be toxic if they are used in excess.] It’s a little pricey compared to Omega. The 12gm container I got is Php85.
Been using it for 4 days now and I’m loving it. I’m going back to get the bigger jar.
CHOCO MUCHO. When I started running, I usually take GU during my long runs. After a few long runs last month, I find that I prefer having something more chewy. During my last 2 long runs, I replaced GU with the oh-so-sinful Choco Mucho. It’s a wafer roll with cereal crispies and caramel covered with milk chocolate.
Yummy and chewy! And cheap, its only Php7 at 7-11.