[photo by Gary]
From somewhere along the C+O Canal...the photo reveals my ultimate super duper food weapon:
Chocolate covered espresso coffee beans.
Available at many large groceries in the bulk dry foods section, or at gourmet food stores, this is a great way to get a caffeine jolt along with some concentrated sugar and fat in the chocolate. Eating a handful of these beans has never failed to give me some zip when I was fading. They're like peanut M+Ms, otherwise my favorite Ultrarunning food, only better.
Plus they taste good (at least to a coffee lover).
Now you all know, and the playing field is again leveled.