There is no under emphasizing the importance of balanced diet for optimum athletic performance. I’ve found an excellent way to combine carbs and protein to give you the perfect boost of energy: the Elvis. Banana cake, peanut butter frosting, drizzled chocolate, and candied bacon available at Georgetown’s Baked and Wired on Thomas Jefferson St. They don’t offer it with the bacon, but if you tell them “pork me” they’ll put a heaping helping of delicious candied bacon bits on top. When you plan the run to end at the cupcake place (they also have brownies, cookies, pies…) you get the motivation you need to go the distance.
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The Elvis Cupcake: $3.50 plus tax, Baked and Wired.