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 $19.95/month and you can cancel your subscription any time if you find that you aren't enjoying your box.
Each month when I receive my StrideBox, I am honestly like a kid on Christmas morning. I absolutely cannot wait to rip into my box and see what kind of goodies await me.
Between work, running, the gym, and trying to have somewhat of a personal life, I am on the go A LOT. In order to avoid things like vending machines and drive-thru, I try to have healthy snacks with me for when I get a little "hangry". I am always looking for new snacks to throw in my purse, gym bag, or desk drawer to keep me fueled and ready to go.
CLIF CUBES are nut butter–filled endurance bites made real ingredients like fruits and nuts to provide sustained energy for rides, runs, or cross-training. They currently come in three flavors: double peanut, strawberry banana, and tart cherry. I got the tart cherry to try out and I am hoping that this is like a little taste of summer!
Did someone say COOKIES!??! Bite Fuel's Power Bites are soft chewy protein cookies that can be a quick breakfast replacement, pre-workout snack, or a treat. Power Bites have 18g of protein packed in each bag (made with hormone free whey protein) and are non-GMO, low cholesterol and are free of gluten, preservatives and trans fats.
I received the lemon white chip flavor in my StrideBox, however the other Bit Fuel flavors sound just as tasty including double chocolate, snicker doodle and my personal favorite, peanut butter. The at Bite Fuel recommend them as is from the bag or you can spice things up by dunking in milk or even over ice cream on cheat days. YUM!
Ener-C Sport is an electrolyte drink mix for before, during and after exercise. Each packet is caffeine free, contains no Artificial flavors, vegan, gluten free, and contains less than 1g of sugar. Ener-C is made to support muscle function, re-hydration and help absorb essential electrolytes to keep you going from your current workout to the next.
I have my favorite electrolyte replacement hydration, so I am not too inclined to really switch things up. Typically when I find electrolyte mixes in my StrideBox I pass them along to friends who might be interested in the product, but the mixed berry flavor does sound pretty tasty so I will probably give it a try.
I am not one who uses typical energy gels as I have issues with the taste and texture of them. Instead, I use other forms of energy products for a boost on the run or during workouts such as gummies. EliteOps Strips provide energy with 100 mg dose of caffeine plus B6, B12 & E vitamins (equivalent to a 12oz cup of coffee, but without a delay). Unlike some energy drinks and products, the clean sustained-energy fo EliteOps means that there are no spike, crash, or gut issues.
The dog days of summer are here in Atlanta (and probably where you are too) and I feel like I am counting down the days to fall weather. I am constantly trying to find ways to stay even a little bit cooler on those hot and humid summer days. Heck, even running at night it is still way hot out there. The Lightload Towel is a super-absorbent travel towel made for outdoor adventure and those on the go. Each Lightload Towel is vacuum packed (perfect to throw into your glove compartment, gym bag, or running pack. It can also be used over and over to clean, wipe and dry. This will be perfect to have in my car and ready to wet as soon as I get done with a race or training run this summer!
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. AllGood SPF30 Sunstick ideal for the face, nose, ears and more and made with non-nano Zinc Oxide and certified organic oils such as jojoba, coconut and avocado.