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February 2015 Stridebox Review

 “StrideBox is a fun and exciting way to discover running products and accessories. Each month, as a member, you will receive a curated box of apparel, accessories, and nutrition products to fuel your training sessions, workouts, and races.” – Stridebox

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Box of February goodies:

-Stridebox – Tech-friendly Running Gloves by iGlove
-Cookie Doughpness Bar by Picky Bar
-High Protein Iced Coffee by Chike
-Chia Surge Gel by Vitalyte
-Organic Lip Balm by Joshua Tree
-Apples & Cinnamon Hot/Cold Drink by Skratch Labs

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January 2015 Stridebox Review

 “StrideBox is a fun and exciting way to discover running products and accessories. Each month, as a member, you will receive a curated box of apparel, accessories, and nutrition products to fuel your training sessions, workouts, and races.” – Stridebox

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Box of January goodies:

-Stridebox – Mini Training Log, temporary tattoo & sticker
-Stridebox – Safety Stridelights
-Blueberry Smart Bar by Detour Smart Bar
-G Endurance Gatorlytes by Gatorade
-Designer Whey by Protein 2 Go
-Brew Recovery Drink by GU Energy
-Cherry Limeade Hydration by Nuun Energy
-Blister Shield by 2Toms

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October Stridebox Review

 “StrideBox is a fun and exciting way to discover running products and accessories. Each month, as a member, you will receive a curated box of apparel, accessories, and nutrition products to fuel your training sessions, workouts, and races.” – Stridebox

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Box of October goodies:

-Skratch – Matcha Green Tea & Lemons by SkratchLabs
-HoneyMaxx – Sports Hydration – Orange by HoneyMaxx
-Bonk Breaker – Cookies n Cream by Bonk Breaker
-Barnana – Organic Coconut Vegan snack by Barnana
-Honey Stinger – Organic Energy Gel – Chocolate by HoneyStinger
-ProBar – BOLT Energy Chew – Berry Blast by ProBar
-BottleBand – Blue by BottleBand
-Sticker – Don’t be Average, BE AWESOME!”

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TRIBOX Product Review: Veggie-Go’s

 Chewy Fruit & Veggie Snack by Veggie-Go’s

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I had planned to try the Veggie-Go before or after one of my workouts this past week, but never got around to it. The package was stuffed in my gym bag, left in my car one day (by the way, I live in South Georgia and I am sure that temps in the car get over 120°F), was put in my running belt during a long run one day, and then stuffed in my purse for a few days. Continue reading

TRIBOX Product Review: Honey Stinger Waffles

 Honey Stinger Waffles by HoneyStinger

Honey Stinger Lemon Waffle

Let me start by saying these are gooooooood! They are soft, sweet, thin, and delightful. It also did not survive being put in my bike bento box. While on my ride, I attempted to pull this out of my bento box with one hand, tear open with one hand and my teeth, and I petty much crushed the entire waffle. However, they are sweet and tasty and are way easier to eat than a protein bar while riding. Not being a fan of gels, the waffle is a great alternative and is more durable that attempting to put a banana in my pocket.

The waffles are sold in individual packets for $1.50 per packet, which I think is pretty reasonable.

Pros:

  • Taste amazing (definitely could have inhaled another one)
  • Moist and easy to eat while cycling
  • Organic

Cons:

  • Fragile… I mean f-r-a-g-i-l-e,  like a Christmas story leg lamp in a box
  • Contains no protein, high in fat and sugars

 

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Give it a try…. Tribox by Runnerbox

 TRIBOX by RUNNERBOX

 Super excited to get my first TRIBOX delivery. What is Runnerbox? It is a “box full of products and discounts which have been hand-picked to enhance your active lifestyle.” – Runnerbox

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So what goodies are in my box:

-Runnerbox Towel
-Lock Laces by LockLaces
-Generation UCAN Tropical Orange by UCAN
-Mud Energy Gel by MudEnergy
-Purefit Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Premium Protein Bar by Purefit
-Pure Clean Powder by PureCleanPowder
-Fuel 100 Salty Vanilla Electro-Bites by Electro-Bites
-EBOOST Pink Lemonade Energy Powder by EBOOST
-Veggie-Go’s Chewy Fruit and Veggies Snacks by NakedEdgeSnacks
-Lenny & Larry’s Peanut Butter Crunch FIT Protein Brownie by Lenny & Larry’s
-Honey Stinger Waffles by HoneyStinger

I am looking forward to incorporating these goodies into my training regimen and to providing some reviews. At the time of writing this post, I am surprised that I have not inhaled the Lenny & Larry’s Brownie already!

Are you currently using any of these in your training regimen?

Chasing Mavericks and Running 5ks

Chasing Mavericks…

That's me, maroon shirt, all tomboy.

That’s me, maroon shirt, all tomboy.

I recently watched the movie Chasing Mavericks and felt like I was reliving part of my childhood, except that I am not a crazy surfer nor do I dream of riding one of the heaviest waves on the planet. I am a  So Cal (Southern California) native, the daughter of an original Dogtown pioneer and spent most of my childhood and teenage years sitting on the beach, watching my dad, my brother, my uncle and all their friends surf. Rain or shine, summer or winter, freezing or warm, I spent many a day sitting, watching, and eventually photographing west coast surf.

Many surf mornings we’d leave about 6:00 a.m. and drive to a few local spots before my dad would decide where he would be paddling out that morning. There were also many nights where we would be watching the Weather Channel, following a swell. That meant we’d be up at 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning, out the door no later than 4:30, and my dad would be blasting some custom mix tapes he had recorded as we drove up the coast, hours before the sun would be up. This usually meant that they would surf at one or two local spots and the “crew” would be there long before the sun came up as well. I can remember pulling up to the beach in the dark and hearing what sounded like thunder as the sets would break. As you stood in the sand, you could feel the ground shake as sets broke and could see the vibrations level the sand.

Picture I got long before digital cameras.

Picture I got long before digital cameras.

My dad and his crew would usually suit up in the dark and would paddle out just as the grayness of dawn would lead to morning. Years of sitting did delegate me some responsibilities…. like watching everyone’s gear (i.e. car keys), taking pictures, but none so valuable than realizing that many of the crew relied on me to scream “Outside…. Outside” when a monster set would roll in; they would need to paddle and get out of the impact zone.When I entered my teenage years, my dad discovered snowboarding. He treated my brother and I to a penny-size budget snowboard trip when I was 16 and I fell in love with the sport. Like our surf adventures, I have over a decade of memories of crazy snowboard adventures… getting up at 2:00 a.m., driving 5 hours in rain and snow, changing in bathrooms at the lift parking lots before sun up… all that before the adventure of riding all day even began. Those are stories for another day. Continue reading