Over the summer I had decided that I wouldn’t be doing any fall races this year. I wasn’t going to have the time to devote to training because I’m traveling quite a bit and am gone almost every weekend until Thanksgiving. Fall races are the best, so I was a bit bummed.
Well, somehow I got talked into signing up for a 15K run in December. At just over 9 miles, it’s a distance I’ve done before, just not during the winter. I was actually thinking about doing another 12 races in 12 months like I did a couple years ago, so maybe this will just be the jump start of that.
GoMacro Macrobar: I love getting snack bars in Stridebox. This is a mini size at 0.9 ounces, where a normal bar is 2+ ounces. I can’t find this specific bar online, but I liked the PB & chocolate chip flavor.
Vegan, gluten free, macrobiotic, certified organic, non-GMO
Everlast Fuel: A powder mix with antioxidants, amino acids and electrolytes in a citrus flavor.
Ryte Fuel: Protein powders are another favorite item to get in my box. However, this one doesn’t quite meet the standards I have for protein powders. It’s only 15 grams (I prefer 20 or more), and the carbs : protein ratio isn’t quite there either. I still think it’s a good low-cal protein powder choice to add to smoothies.
Whey protein, non GMO, no artificial sweeteners/colors, gluten free
Sneaker Balls: I would have never even thought of purchasing something like this, so I love that these were included! The box smelled good before I even opened it. One ball is going into Tim’s soccer bag.
Value: $5 / 2-pack
Clif Organic Energy Food: A new offering from Clif, this product is geared towards long-duration activities. It’s a liquid that’s made of real food. I got the banana beet with ginger flavor, which I’m super intrigued about. This could come in handy for the 15k I’m doing or for triathlon training.
USDA organic, gluten free
Sweat X Sport Detergent: I think this is another great non-edible addition to the box. The detergent’s formula is designed to remove sweat smells, tough stains (mud, grass, clay, blood) and harmful bacteria.
Met-RX Electrolyte Gummies: Gummies are my go-to item for longer training days, so I love this being included. The dark cherry flavor is one I could get on board with, too.
Calsura Calcium Supplements: Each packet contains two tablets that get dropped into your water, giving you 50% of your daily requirements of calcium and vitamin D. The packaging also mentions magnesium.
Value: $2.50 for the trial 3 pack
No added sugars, colors or preservatives
This Stridebox is one of my favorites. There was such a great variety of products included with this month’s box, and I will use every item. I can’t recommend Stridebox enough for active people!