Fitness, Reviews

Stridebox – August ’15

August 15, 2015

Summer is winding down, but the heat hasn’t let up. Well the heat has maybe just a bit, but the humidity hasn’t. So besides dealing with the humidity, I’ve have to deal with losing my voice, getting my voice back along with an annoying cough for over a week, and then a spat of food poisoning. So getting my Stridebox in the mail kind of made my last two weeks.

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First Endurance EFS Pro Cucumber Water Hydration Mix: This brand is new to me and I like cucumber flavored water, so win for me! It claims to be a “state-of-the-art endurance and hydration formulation…” This a huge sample—the package says it’s equivalent to three scoops of the product intended to be used with 12 oz of water.
Value: $2.10/packet

Amrita Energy Bar: Raw, plant based and full of super foods. I got the apricot strawberry flavor. The texture was a bit odd, but the flavor was good.
Value: $2.25 / Can buy 2 bars for $3 on website.
Gluten, dairy, peanut and soy free

Crank Sports e-Gel: First energy gel to provide 5x the sodium and twice the potassium compared to other energy gels. The website compares this gel to basically all other major gel brands, which is neat to check out. The “mountain rush” flavor makes me think of Mountain Dew or lemon-lime…guess I’ll see if I’m right!
Value: $1.55
Gluten free

Pure Clean Organic Beet Juice Powder: The nutrients and nitrate of beet juice in dried powder form. “Nitrates in beet juice have been shown to boost power output without changing oxygen consumption.” I don’t care for beets, but I’ll still try this out.
Value: $1.65
Organic

Doctor Hoy’s Pain Relief Gel: A natural anti-inflammatory pain relieving gel than can be used on your back, neck, muscle aches, sprains, joints strains and more.
Value: $.60
Natural, water-based, contains no oils or petroleum

SportTea: Made with green tea, vitamin C, electrolytes and Siberian Eleuthero Root, this tea is formulated for active people. I’m a tea drinker in the colder months, so I’ll be interested in trying it out.
Value: $.50 (can get a free sample from their website)

Honey Stinger Energy Chews: Honey Stinger is a favorite brand, so it was nice to see these included. This is a new flavor—grapefuit.
Value: $2.25

All Good Sunstick: A natural screen with SPF 30 meant for your face, ears and more. I wish it had a higher SPF, but this will be great to throw in my bag or car instead of a big bottle.
Value: $8

I really liked this month’s box! I wish I would have received the sun screen earlier in the summer, but it’s great to have now. My second triathlon is next weekend, so I’m looking forward to using some of these items in the coming week.

—m.

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