- We are Running on Ketones. This is not a typical story; we are endurance athletes at different stages of our lives, who are experimenting with a low carb Ketogenic diet. We are not doctors or scientists, just athletes. Anthony is the youngest and the fastest, age 20, and prefers ultra road running. Eric (ZoomZoom), age 27, is ukulele playing mixed distance runner. Dan (SKA Runner), age 42, is new to running, prefers mountains ultras, and a bit of a computer geek. Bob(uglyrnrboy), age 54, prefers mountains ultras and loves to tele ski. This site,, will document our journey as endurance athletes implementing a low carb ketogenic diet in to our lives. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have about our experiences.

What is a Nutritional Ketosis Diet? []

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fuelling brain function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source. This elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood is a state known as ketosis.


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Is Carbonated Water Bad for You?

skarunner[1]After reading Trevor’s comments/question on diet pop from the RunKeto discussion board, it got me thinking about all the gas water I drink.  Eight years ago I completely gave up pop, aside from occasionally mixing lemon Fanta with both beer and wine; NOW, I am addicted to gas water.  Literally!  Looking at myGasWater work area from last night,  I counted at least 11 empty cans.   It is just water right? With a burn!  I drink Kroger with a hint of lemon and buy 2 –3 cases at a time. 

Many people have told me that it is bad . . .but is it?  In fact, the other day, during a run, a person was preaching to me that it causes osteoporosis.  So am I doing harm? I don’t think so . . .


Here is an article I came across that discusses just that.


  1. This is only anecdotal and full of possible confounders, but last year I went for a stint of drinking nothing but soda/sparkling water, not for any reason, I just kept buying it and drinking that instead of tap water.

    Anyhoo after two weeks I started getting chest pains and palpitations. I wracked my brains for ages as I couldn't think of anything else that's changed - I have a fairly monotonous diet of steak and eggs and fish and butter, and I hadn't increased my caffiene.

    Then one day I was really thirsty after a walk in the summer heat and I chugged like most of a litre of sparkling water when I got home - acute attack of tight chest that made me think I might have a heart attack - and how that would suck because then all the people hating on me for being a high-fat eating carnivore would have plenty of ammo. I stopped drinking it as my primary hydration source and haven't had that tightness since.

    Anyhoo it's nothing conclusive, but it's evidence enough for me to have it only occasionally, especially with gin.

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