“I enjoy running with…music!” – This month’s fill-in-the-blank on the outside of the box.
Quick Dry Microfiber Sport Towel: I have never thought of using a microfiber towel after a workout, so I liked this inclusion. I usually throw an old bath towel in my bag/car. I did use it this past weekend after a run and have to say that I didn’t love how it felt on my face, but other than that it worked!
Value: $10 listed on the Stridebox card. I have seen others listed for $8-15.
MeStrength Performance Hydration Mixes: This brand of hydration mixes is new to me and I love that two flavors were included—fruit punch and lemon lime. The powder mix includes creatine to decrease muscle soreness.
Gluten free, vegan
Value: $3.00 ($1.33 – 1.75 each depending on the number you order)
E-Hydrate Energy Gels: Another new-to-me brand of gels, and again..two flavors! Tim likes gels and I may have to give these these flavors a try too—strawberry lemonade and mocha. They put an emphasis on their BCAA + electrolytes + energy formula for maximum fuel and recovery.
Gluten free, kosher, uses cane sugar
Value: $4.00 ($2.00 each)
Kate’s Stash Energy Bar: Tim has received one of these in his Cairn box and I really liked it, so I’m glad to receive one in my Stridebox. I got the peanut butter dark chocolate flavor and liked it. It uses 8 simple ingredients that I know and can pronounce.
Lots of organic ingredients
Ruby’s Lube: I thought this was a lip product before I read that it’s an anti-chafing balm. Ha! I’ve never had an issue with chafing, except with one pair of shorts. So I used this with those shorts the other day and all was well!
Made with all natural ingredients
Skratch Labs Energy Chews: I was so excited to see these included this month! The energy chews are a new offering from Skratch. I really like Skratch’s hydration mixes, so I was really interested in trying the chews. I actually tweeted at Stridebox and Scratch asking if the chews could be included one month..and they were!
ActionWipes: I thought it was interesting to include wipes like this in the same box as the microfiber towel, but I’m fine with it. Wipes are great after long workouts, races or camping so these will definitely come in handy.
Made without alcohol, paragons or harsh sulfates
This box had a great value to it at almost $24.50. I was really pleased with everything included. There were some coupons included in the box for the products, which is always nice if we want to order more. Be sure to keep an eye out on Stridebox’s Facebook page for discount codes and offers!