The solution for Richard Porter, AIM Member, was the recovery and energy from the AIM Garden Trio®—AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Just Carrots®, and AIM RediBeets.
Richard’s problem? Finishing a daunting 300- mile bike ride.
Twice before, the 300-mile bike ride—a ride for charity from Richard’s hometown of Plainview, Texas, to the Dallas-Fort Worth area—had led to a disappointing finish and a lot of questions. The answers came from friend and AIM Director Debra Pugh who introduced Richard to the nutritious beet, carrot, and barley powders of the Garden Trio.
“I was stunned at how good I felt after trying the Garden Trio,” Richard said. “The first time I took it was in place of breakfast in the morning before a workout. I had the incredible energy for the ride—energy that I hadn’t had up to that point. That sold me.”
When he assessed his previous 300-mile ride attempts, Richard identified his problem as being one of recovery and energy. Riding 100 miles in one day is completely exhausting, and Richard aimed to do this three days in a row. On his first two attempts, he made it through two days of cycling before stopping. The third time, with the help of the Garden Trio, he completed the 300-mile journey.
“On the ride, the recovery part of the Garden Trio really became critical,” Richard said. “A trained cyclist can bike 100 miles a day. Can they do it two days in a row? Three days in a row?
“When I took the Garden Trio at night following each leg of the ride, I didn’t have the fatigue and the soreness and the lethargy that I normally had on the subsequent day of a hard ride.”
The ride was not without its obstacles. Richard encountered a twenty mile-per-hour headwind, asthma attacks, seven flat tires, and unexpected road construction. He admits that at age forty-nine he doesn’t have the same energy or stamina as he did in his youth, but he may have found his solution with the Garden Trio.
“It seems to be doing remarkably well for me as an energy drink and a recovery drink,” Richard said. “As an older athlete, being able to do a hard work out, come in and drink the Garden Trio, and get up the next day to work out again, it’s amazing.”
Richard will continue with his charity rides as he raises money for a scholarship endowment for college-age missionaries. His next ride is planned for April or May.