I have settled on two flavors of Gu. I use the Just Plain and the Espresso Love flavors. I usually eat Just Plain in the earlier miles and then the 2X caffeine Espresso Love later on. With most of my runs, two is all I really need. But now my runs are getting longer. I need to eat more than two Gu's during runs over fifteen miles. Frankly, eating more than a couple is NOT appealing. Also, Gu is BORING.
I think I found some food that makes me smile during a run. It isn't a "sport" food. They don't have electrolytes or any other fancy stuff to help performance, but they are yummy and seem to give me a little boost, even if it is only mental. I tried these for the first time on Sunday and will try again next week to make sure they work for me.
Yes... I am a big kid at heart. :-)