Hello and Happy New Year!
I hope that everyone enjoyed ringing in the new year earlier this week. I know many runners participated in New Year’s Day runs across the country. Unfortunately I couldn’t find such a run near me, so I just decided to start the year off with a 4.5 mile run with hills. Fun times!
I’m so excited to start 2015. I always look at a new year as a fresh new start.
The beginning of 2015 has been busy! I started off the year with a run and completed an eight mile run yesterday. It was supposed to be an 11 mile run but my legs were not feeling the run at all. I forgot how hard it is to adjust to running in the cold weather. Besides the running, I’ve added my 2015 race calendar to the blog (left side). I’m sure more races will be added throughout the year, but this is a great start 🙂 I also found a partner to complete the 2,015 miles in 2015 challenge! I’m looking forward to this challenge!
Now on to the good stuff….the GIVEAWAY!
I’m calling this the hydration and fuel giveaway. These products are a few of my favorite items that I use before, during and after a run or workout. If you win the giveaway, this is what you’ll get!
Brooks Foldable Water Bottle and Headband
The Brooks foldable water bottle will hold 16 ounces of fluids and is also BPA Free. This is a great water bottle option for cycling or a spinning class. This would also be great for travel since it folds ups for storage. The terry headband works well to keep your hair and sweat out of your eyes during your workout. Oh, and it also makes you look like a badass 🙂
Clif Energy Gel Shot (Vanilla)
CLIF SHOT energy gels provide quick energy to athletes while racing and training. The ingredients are 90% organic. I like the vanilla flavor because it kind of tastes like vanilla icing. Some of the flavors also have caffeine if you need a little pick-me-up.
Nathan Quickshot Plus (in Tango Red)
This is a great handheld 10oz hydration option. It offers quick bursts of fluid for short distances. Keep your hands relaxed with the adjustable hand strap and thumbhole. There is also an expandable, zippered pocket that offers a place for you to store your keys, running fuel, etc.
Nunn Active Hydration Tablets (Grape)
A necessity for your hydration and the grape flavor is divine! These tablets are awesome because they deliver the electrolytes that you need without the added sugar. As a new Nuun Ambassador I am thrilled to include one of their products in this giveaway.
Quest Nutrition Protein Bars
I was introduced to these protein bars last year and they are by far the best protein bars! There’s no weird aftertaste, the flavors are great and they use high quality ingredients. The four flavors included in this giveaway are Cookies & Cream, Strawberry Cheesecake, Coconut Cashew and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Although I love all four, I would have to say that the Cookies and Cream is my favorite! Hint: If you warm up the bars in the microwave or oven it tastes like dessert!!
Vega Sport Endurance Gel (Raspberry) and Sugar-Free Energizer (Acai-Berry)
I love Vega Sport products. Developed for easy on-the-run digestion using whole food ingredients, Vega Sport Endurance Gel is free from high fructose corn syrup and maltodextrin. Plus, it’s the only gel on the market to feature coconut oil, a medium-chain triglyceride metabolized in the liver to provide instant, non-carbohydrate energy. Vega Sport Sugar-Free Energizer contains ten functional ingredients to help you focus and boost energy so you can power through your yoga class or lower intensity workout—with only 5 calories and no sugar.
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Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 11. Winner will be contacted via email.
GOOD LUCK!!!! If you want to win even more prizes, check out Running with SD Mom’s Giveaway Roundup! PS – She hosts a round-up every Wednesday! 🙂