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“Love the Pain, Inc.” — What is that?

On a recent trip home, aka the somewhat quarterly Tallahassee to Los Angeles trip, my girls and I were asked what our “Love the Pain” trucker hats were about, which we are always very ready to talk about. For my six and eight year old, their response is simply, “it is swim-bike-run, that’s what we do.” For me, it’s that and so much more. It’s about my Angelino roots that connects my skate/surf/snow roots to my East Coast running and triathlon life. Needless to say, I am stoked to give a little shoutout to this small and super awesome company!

In their own words, Love The Pain is not just a brand, its a lifestyle.  For those who give it their all in exchange for a few seconds of extreme satisfaction.
Love The Pain is committed to endurance sports and its amazing athletes.  Our Products are designed and crafted in Los Angeles, CA.” 

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Love the Pain also offers team slots on Team Mojo as well as an ambassador program. I am stoked to give a shoutout to some awesome Team Mojo Athletes and ambassadors! Check them out on Instagram (and.. hint, hint…. some will hook you up with a discount code so you can grab some of your own #LTPEndurance gear)!

  1. Robin @simplerobin
  2. Mike @kingofthelake
  3. Alisha @starlithvn
  4. Rick  @royer6
  5. Kieran @iron_kieran
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ENERGY GELS GALORE GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

Winner: Sadie B.

What is THAT? Have you ever been asked that question as you whip out what looks like a super-sized ketchup packet, tear it open and squirt something colorful with the texture of honey into your mouth? If you answered “yes,” then my guess is you have been introduced to the world of energy gels!

My first energy gel experience took place while on a summer bike ride a few years ago. About 20 miles into a bike ride, I whipped out an Espresso flavored Gu Energy Gel. I was not prepared for what I was in for….. warm, flavorful, and gooey!

Here’s where I get to show I’m not as young as I once was…. back in my Army days, we used to use honey packets before a timed physical fitness test or during long workouts. Honey packets either came in the form of a ketchup packet or what looked like a straw (similar to Pixie Sticks candy).

You will often find energy gels in goody bags for local road races – everything from 5ks to marathons, at local cycling events, and triathlons. I have even seen endurance belts designed to accommodate up to six gels at a time. While watching Ironman Kona (from my living room couch of course), I saw one triathlete tape over ten Gu packets onto her bike frame. Energy gels are indeed going to stick around (pun intended).

Energy Gel Giveaway includes:

Gu Energy Gel – Salted Caramel
Gu Energy Gel –   Salted Watermelon
Gu Energy Gel – Root Beer
Mud Energy – Chocolate Truffle Rage
Accel Gel – Vanilla
2nd Surge – Pina Colada

Gel Giveaway

Leave a comment below answering: What is your favorite energy gel brand and flavor?

 

  Click on the link to enter!

ENERGY GELS GALORE GIVEAWAY

Giveaway ends 9/26

Supplements Galore…I have probably tried it or I probably want to.

I was looking through a Women’s Health/Fitness magazine this weekend and saw a picture of a new workout product. The product looks sexy, which is always a pitfall for me. I love to try new products and I am a sucker for pretty packaging. This got me to thinking about all the products that I have tried on the GNC shelves, that I have bought at a local drugstore, and bought via the internet. The list is longer than I realized.

The List
Diet:
-The Zone Diet
-Weight Watchers
-Xenadrine
-Hydroxycut
-Sensa
-Slimfast

Protein Shakes:
-Amp Pro Performance Wheybolic Extreme
-EAS Soy Protein
-Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein

Preworkout, thermogenic fat burners, and more by brand:
-Amp Pro Performance Endurance (Booster, Chew)
-BSN (Hypershred, NO Xplode, Atrophex)
-Cellucor (T7 Extreme, C4 Extreme)
-GNC: Genetix HD (Meta Ignite, ProSculpt, Physio-Burn)
-Muscle Tech (Neurocore, HydroxyStim, NanoStim)
-Optimum Nutrition (AmiN.O.Energy)
-USPlabs (OxyElite Pro, Jack3d)

That is all that I can think of right now…. I am sure there are a few more out there that I cannot remember trying. There are products on the list above that I love and products that I will NEVER consume again. While I did not like some of the products above, that does not mean that they did not work for other folks. My goal over the coming months will be to provide a review of each product that I have tried.