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Nuun Giveaway (finally…)
Finally! I’m getting around to my first ever giveaway… hope I do this thing right.
In just a few short days I will leaving Seattle for my 6th Hood to Coast adventure and I can’t way!
If you’ve been following this blog you’ll know I’m one of a handful a women bloggers chosen to run on one of the Nuun’s 3 Hood to Coast teams (that was probably more complicated than it need to be).
Anyways… I will be running lucky #leg 6 on Team Night: AfterNuun Delight!
This year’s Hood to Coast Relay also marks my one year anniversary of using Nuun.
Here’s my short sob story about me and electrolyte drinks: We don’t get along.
Okay here’s the slightly longer version. I’ve had issue with electrolyte drinks since high school. The first big fail happened at the district meet my senior in high school. I quit that very popular (sugary) electrolyte drink and stuck with water after this sad, sad experience.
Over the years I’ve tried other similar (sugary) electrolyte drinks and had similar issues. Usually it involved sever stomach cramps. I had issues during my first htc when it was hot and opted for that same sugary electrolyte drink only to get really sick and stuck in the van doubled over in pain until my final leg. (Do you see a pattern with the word sugary?)
I’ve also had issue after marathons when the cramping was so bad I considered going to the ER. I finally talked to my coach about he thought it was a result of all the sugar (surprise surprise) in the sports drinks. He suggested I find one without sugar.
You’d think he’d suggest Nuun since we live in Seattle, but no he suggested another brand and you know what? It worked! I had a major PR in my marathon (3:20 to 3:09) and not stomach issues! You think this would have been enough to stick with the drink right?
The issue with the drink I’d used was that it was hard to find and it was a powder form so it was hard to use. Once you added it to water it sank to the bottom of the cup unless you drank it right away. Fail.
I decided to just skip drinks all together and get my electrolytes through gels or blocks. The problem with this was that I wasn’t getting hydrated during my runs.
Then last year at htc we were trying to do runners math with our scorecard since we hadn’t kept track of the running time while in the race (big BIG BIG mistake- I guess they actually want you to fill all the info out on that card… lesson learned).
While we trying to figure out where the missing 5 minutes went the good people at Nuun were giving out free water bottles and samples; and that water bottle and free sample changed my (running) life! (Okay not right away… I’m a slow learner).
I tried my first Nuun after a run a few days later in Tahoe.
Nuun was good and clearly easy to use (just drop a tab in your bottle and go AND is dissolves fully! No sinking to the bottom of my water bottle!).
Long story long, though I sampled the Nuun in the summer I didn’t actually realize the importance of running with my Nuun until last winter. I was struggling with my running and was ready to take time off. I decide to give an 8 miler one last shot (my longest run at the time) and I brought this with me:
Don’t worry… I gave it back.
I had my first good run in months and that day my love of Nuun was solidified. Now I don’t run without. That’s how it all began!
So I love Nuun because it’s easy to use and it doesn’t have sugar (which makes using gels for calories a lot easier). It also is packed with electrolytes which is super important when your out there sweating!
And now I want to share the Nuun love with you all! Enter to win all this Nuun goodness!
How you enter you ask?
Here are the details:
You have until Friday night, August 17th at 8:00 PM PST to enter, and I will announce a winner Saturday. Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry (US residents only… sorry about that), there are 4 ways to enter:
And for more info on my Team Night: AfterNuun Delight checkout their blogs!
Caroline – Canadian Runner in Exile: Legs 1, 13, 25
Lauren – Health on the Run: Legs 2, 14, 26
Vanessa – Gourmet Runner: Legs 3, 15, 27
Shanna – Smack! Media, Nuun Partner: Legs 4, 16, 28
Susan – Nurse on the Run: Legs 5, 17, 29
Robyn – run pretty run fast: Legs 6, 18, 30
Emily – Sweat Once a Day: Legs 7, 19, 31
Katie – Katie RUNS This: Legs 8, 20, 32
Sarah – Running Starfish: Legs 9, 21, 33
Harmony – Keep on Keeping On: Legs 10, 22, 34
Megan – Nuun Employee: Legs 11, 23, 35
Kelsey – The Go Girl Blog: Legs 12, 24, 36
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