Friday, July 27, 2012

FitFluential Friday, Nuun, & Pro Compression Thoughts

1st - I'm all over the place.  Check out some fabulous FitFluential peeps, me included (FitFluential, working on the fabulous) on the blog today.  You'll see this cool picture of me being goofy on my Asheville, NC hiking trip and stopping to workout play on the rocks instead of using them to cross the stream.   
Also, check out Running Escapades to read the story of my fitness Aha moment along with many other wonderful stories.  
Finally, stop by MommyRunFast to see tons of great interval workout and find links to more, like my favorite one, at the bottom.  
2nd - Nuun is rocking my world.  I'll admit I kind of messed it up the first time by putting one tablet in this 32oz water bottle.  Whoops read directions - 1 tablet = 16 oz.  So the next time I did it right and the flavor was great, strawberry lemonade.  I have never been a big fan of recovery beverages so I always drink plain old water post long run.  I hate putting all that extra stuff in my body after I just worked it so hard, but I was intrigued by Nuun, liked the ingredient list, and loved the calorie count - only 8 per tablet.  I am so glad I tried it because I feel like I can happily drink it post long run, rehydrate better, and not feel guilty about putting junk in my body.  I already went back to the store and bought the one other flavor they have Tri-berry.  (Plus I am thinking about ordering the Kona Cola online.)
3rd - As I have been injured I haven't gotten to do any of my longer runs, but I have tried out my Pro Compression socks because I could not wait.  I wore them after my short run and was surprised at how lightweight and comfy they were.  I must admit I was worried about them being too tight because I have never owned compression socks before and I have kind of big legs compared to lots of girls, but they fit just right.  I can totally see myself slipping these on post long run to lazy around my house or even go out and run errands.  Love the bright pink.  May need the baby blue or a purple soon.

24 comments:

  1. I took a chance & bought a mixed four pack of Nuun online and I looove it. I have a tube in my purse, one in my car, & two in my gym bag! Definitely a must have in my opinion! I love the grape & the tropical the most I think.

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    1. Oh, I love the idea of keeping 1 in my car. Stealing!

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  2. I haven't tried compression socks yet, but I did try some Nuun the other day after my run. It was okay, it was strawberry and I didn't really care for the taste of it. Maybe if I tried another flavor it would be better... one of my friends swears by the compression socks though! I like how you got pink ones and I like your Boeing water bottle too ;).

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    1. Thanks. The water bottle is fabulous. Cooper River Bridge Run swag from 2 years ago.

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  3. Lemon Tea Nuun is fabulous! I always keep that one in my bag, desk at work, and home. Tastes just like tea so you get your electrolytes while also sipping something refreshing & delicious

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    1. I drink tea all the time. Will have to try it.

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  4. I haven't tried Nuun, but I think I will now. Also, as soon as I'm ready to hit the "buy" button I am jumping on this whole compression socks thing.

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  5. I am surviving the summer heat with Nuun! Running 12 half marathons in 2012 and training for a fall ultra I have needed something more than water on the long runs. Nuun works perfectly. Can you tell this is one of my favorite running products :)

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    1. I have been so happy with it. 12 half marathon and an ultra. Amazing.

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  6. I haven't tried Nuun yet but sooo want to! And I LOVE compression socks! I really believe they help with recovery! And those pink ones are sweet!!!

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    1. I have never had compression socks before so I am super excited.

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  7. I'm glad you're liking Nuun (amazing stuff!) and your new compression socks! I'm hoping that Pro Compression restocks the yellow socks in my size soon--I really want them!

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    1. I am hoping for light blue in my size. We can both keep fingers crossed.

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  8. i love compression socks! they helped so much during my marathon training!

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  9. Glad you're liking all your new finds! Do you know what is the Nuun sweetened with by any chance?

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    1. NUUN ACTIVE HYDRATION CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING PER TABLET (16 OUNCE DRINK):

      Active Ingredients
      Sodium (carbonates)
      Potassium (bicarbonate)
      Magnesium (sulfate)
      Calcium (carbonate)
      Vitamin C
      Vitamin B2
      Other ingredients: citric acid, sorbitol, sodium carbonate, natural colors flavors, sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, polyethylene glycol, magnesium sulfate, sodium benzoate, calcium carbonate, acesulfame potassium, riboflavin-5-phosphate.

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  10. You've been busy! Jealous of the compression socks, but really glad you were able to get a short run in.

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  11. Love your cute photo! Rock it girl :)

    I haven't tried that brand of compression but everyone seems to love it, may be something I have to try out!

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    1. I'll be honest I waited until they had a 50% off sale. Teacher salary

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  12. Love those compression socks, my bright pink ones have gotten me through many races!

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    1. I am so excited to have them and everyone is just pumping me up more.

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