I am happy to bring you my first RunnerBox review as one of the newest Blog Ambassadors!! I received my new box early last week and was really excited. I mean, what runner doesn’t enjoy receiving presents??? With RunnerBox you can select the frequency in which you want to receive these awesome presents! And every month the boxes change! YAHOO! Well, I want to share some of the goodies I got this month! There are a few things I am really anxious to try! That’s another one of the awesome benefits of subscribing to RunnerBox! You can always sample and try new products without the huge commitment of purchasing a product not knowing if you will like it or not.
Lock Laces – Many runners know about Lock Laces. I have heard of them but I’ve never owned a pair. Lock Laces basically remove the need for you to worry about tying your shoes when you are out there running. They also eliminate heel crushing and reduce pressure points! So I’ll be excited to give these a try.
Generation UCAN! – This is a product that was pitched to me when I was at the Boston Marathon expo. Funny enough, Meb uses this stuff…and he won Boston! Generation UCAN is a drink powder that is known to provide steady energy and put your body in the ideal performance state whit ion spikes and crashes…or GI stress. The reason I didn’t buy it in Boston was because of the price tag on the box…so I will be really interested to see how this works, and how it compliments my other fuel. I was really excited to pull this product out of the box.
Mud Energy Gel – Not a big gel fan. But for those that are, I think it is interesting that this particular gel uses coconut water and has 12 grams of protein…and of course uses chocolate (hence the name mud right?) Can’t say I will use it but good to know it’s out there. If you have used it I would love to hear your thoughts.
PureFit Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Premium Protein Bar – I’ve been known to enjoy a PureFit bar once or twice and I gotta say these are really tasty! In fact, I like having snackage to take along with me on long trail runs, this seems to hit the mark. I have also had this flavor and it is NOMTASTIC! Tasty, full of protein and developed by athletes. Winner!
Pure Clean Beet Powder – I like beets, they are nature’s candy don’t cha know. Brownie points to whoever gets that reference. Anyway. I didn’t know that someone would take beets and turn them into a powder…well they did. Pure Clean is organic, full-strength beet juice…just in powder form. So essentially you literally just add water. Interesting. The nitrates are still included with the package! You can also use it in juice and smoothies. This may be part of my breakfast tomorrow. A great example of a product I had no idea existed that catches my curiosity. MMM Beets….
Fuel 100 Salty Vanilla Electro-Bites – These little guys are designed to help extend training and improve race performance. The packs are only 100 calories, and the bites have a salty taste that dissolve easily in your mouth. Some of their ingredients include coconut oil and agave syrup. Not quite sure what to think about these, but they do sound tasty. Sounds like a road test is in order.
EBOOST – Hydration mix time! The flavor I got was pink lemonade! YAY, how awesome is that for summer time? So, EBOOST powders have a bunch of interesting things in them. Green tea, green coffee (what?), various vitamins, electrolytes and antioxidants of course. Good news is that is doesn’t have any artificial colors or sweeteners. No sugar. That’s a good thing. It may be worth a sip for sure…but more research on the green coffee is needed. 😉
Veggie-Go’s Chewy Fruit and Veggie Snack – Fruit Leathers! YAY! I’m a big kid so anything that reminds me of my old lunch box is a winner in my mind. These babies are organic fruit strips but they also have half a serving of veggies in them, now that’s pretty damn cool. Of course they are also packed with vitamins and minerals…these will find their way into my lunch box tomorrow.
Lenny & Larry’s Peanut Butter Crunch FIT Protein Brownie – More peanut butter! ALL THE PROTEIN! Instead of making a bar, these folks made a brownie. I appreciate that. Different textures and consistencies can be fun to experiment with. It’s gluten free, has no GMOs, low sugar, and has 13 grams of protein. Seems like something I would be interested in chomping on!
RunnerBox Towel – Thanks guys for tossing in this lovely little gem! It is getting hot here in so cal so a microfiber towel is always welcome! It’s really kind of neat! Me Likes Swag!
All in all, I am really satisfied with the box. The total value of everything in the box is $30.99. That’s more than what you would have paid for it. I’m calling this one a victory. I may not use all the products, but that doesn’t mean that they are bad. I am also interested in trying some of the new things like Generation UCAN, the Beet Powder, and I’m gonna tear into that veggie snack. Pretty sweet!
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