While every product might not be the best fit for you, you can typically find a friend that might want to try it out instead. The best part about StrideBox is that it is just $15/month and you can cancel your subscription any time if you find that you aren't enjoying your box.
Protecting your skin from UV rays is with out a doubt important year round. However, since most of us have a lot more skin exposed during those hot and humid summer runs, protecting your skin should be a part of your pre-run routine each day.
Not all sunscreen is created equal, which is why a lot of runners are hunting for that perfect performance/sport sunscreen that keeps protecting even during the sweatiest of runs. KINeSYS SPF30 Fragrance Free offers the very best UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum protection while allowing your skin to breathe. Packaged in a non-aerosol, spray form, you can apply without the need to rub. Some key features of KINeSYS SPF30 are:
• Fragrance Free - Ideal for sensitive skin
• Sweat Resistant - Water Resistant 80 min
• Sprays on sheer - No oily residue
I have been a fan of nuun for a few years now. They are my favorite for my hydration needs for so many different reasons. I love their wide variety of flavors and different products for different performance needs (extra vitamins, a touch of caffeine, etc). Earlier this year nuun introduced nuun Performance which was designed for more intense or long workouts (>90 minutes) to keep you hydrated and perform with electrolytes and carbohydrates. Ingredients are designed in quantities to be fully absorbed, for improved hydration and reduced stomach distress vs leading sports drinks. I have been wanting to try nuun Performance for the past few months, but just haven't had a chance to order any yet, so here is my chance. I received the blueberry strawberry flavor but there is also orange mango which sounds delicious as well.
Science in Sport (SiS) GO Isotonic Energy Gel was the world’s first isotonic gel. SiS GO Isotonic Gels are designed to be consumed without water which leads to a more rapid delivery of carbohydrate to your muscles. There are four flavors of SiS GO Isotonic Gels available including Lemon & Lime, Tropical, Apple, and Orange.
Unlike a lot of runners, I am not a gel girl by any means. There is something about the texture that gets me and I just can't do it, so I have to resort to alternative means of fuel on my long runs, so this is a sample that I will be passing along to a friend for them to try out.
Swish4 is a mouth freshening, cooling and instant alertness in a mouthwash style product. Swish4 provides the user with a minty taste to freshen breath, enhance alertness, and maintain endurance in a pocket-sized bottle.
With 72mg of caffeine in the bottle, this is something that I am not interested in trying. I know that you necessarily swallow the caffeine in this product as you just rinse your mouth with it, but that is just a hefty amount of caffeine and too much of a jolt going into me as I prefer.
I always enjoy a great oatmeal cookie, so I am pretty pumped to try The Gluten Free Bar oatmeal raisin flavor in this month's Stridebox. If oatmeal raisin isn't your thing, they have other great sounding flavors as well including peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, cranberry toasted almond, dark chocolate coconut, and coconut cashew crunch.
Staying hydrated is always something I am thinking about and with scorching temperatures this summer, it is even more important to have my water with my constantly. The StrideBox 20oz BPA Free “I Run To Exercise, I Run To Explore, I Run To Escape” water bottle is perfect to keep in my backpack, sip on in the car, or use while crushing my workouts at the gym.