Yes I did.  I ordered three pounds of chia seeds online.  I was completely sober and not responding to a TV sales pitch.  I’m currently reading Born to Run where the author describes how chia seeds fuel the Tarahumara Indians (the running people) to run ultra distances without tiring.  And I went for it by ordering some seeds and energy bars.

Chia seeds are said to contain the following nutrients:   linolenic acid, linoleic acid; antioxidants: chlorogenic and caffeic acids, myricetin, quercitin, and kaempferol flavonol. chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid and flavonol glycosides; mucin, fibre; 8 essential amino acids (score 115).  Plus these vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B15, B17, C, D, E, K, choline, folic acid, inositol, PABA.  And these minerals: boron, calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorous, potassium, silicon, sodium, strontium, sulphur, zinc, amylose (a slow-burning starch helpful in treating hypoglycemia), and electrolytes.

I intend to experiment with various portable recipes over the next two weeks in order to carry the optimal solution on my 25 mile CPTR run on the 28th.  I’m thinking Iskiate might be the best choice – a mix of seeds and water with a little lime.  I expect my order to arrive Monday.  Stop by for a drink of Iskiate.