Friday, January 21, 2011

Fitness Edge Sports Drink + Giveaway / Week 2


Soooo, what happens when you venture to the Manitou Incline over winter break with the track team, almost have a heart attack climbing 2200' in a little less than a mile, (click here if you missed that glute-killing, lung-exploding post), run as fast as you can down the back side of the Incline, decide you're dying of thirst and hunger, stop at 7-11 on the way home for snacks, crave protein, read a billion beverage labels to find something different that looked appealing, grab a bottle of something you've never tried (Fitness Edge Sports Drink) drink it in a microsecond (and lick as much as you can get out of the bottle), love it so much that you get on the company website to find out more about the product???

Well...eventually, a couple weeks later, you become an "Ambassador" for the company!!!

I know, sweet huh?  I grabbed a bottle of the key lime flavored Fitness Edge Sport Drink and it was like key lime pie in a bottle.  But with 20g of protein, vs 200g of sugar from the pie!  The beverage had a real fruity flavor and was not chalky or gritty at all like many high protein drinks out there.  There's actually real fruit juice in it, too, which I'm certain contributes to the sweet, fruit flavor.  Here's a little tid-bit of info from the company man himself:

Fitness Edge won the gold medal at the 2010 World Dairy Expo for the best tasting protein drink.  It uses our proprietary dairy beverage processing to allow us to add a small amount of skim milk to a juice based beverage.  The same process is used in both FUZE and SoBe products.  

I really was interested in where I could find the beverage, etc, so I wrote the company, they sent me some samples to try ... and within a few emails back and forth, they asked me if I'd be interested in writing a weekly little column on their website, sharing  fitness tips, exercise examples, nutrition news - stuff like that.  The column will run every Tuesday which appears on their website (click HERE if you want to check it out, my little section is in the box on the far right.... scroll down a little and you'll see some stuff I already contributed this week and last week) and also on their Facebook page (click HERE to "like" them on Facebook).  Ambassador is just a fancy title, since I'm so snazzy and all, but it is kinda cool in a way and I am pretty excited.

But I do love this stuff!  With 20g of protein, low in calories and sugars, it really fits my needs after a great workout (great???  Not sure I had one of those in about a year), in fact one of my kids snapped a pic as I was downing some after today's sweaty run..

That's a beauty of a pic, huh??!!  Nice and sweaty gross.  Hey, Chris, will this picture win me first place for your most beautiful blogger contest??

It's a great electrolyte, too!

Right now, the product is only available in Colorado and Wisconsin but will be available other places soon...and you can also order it and have it shipped directly to you.  The below message from the company man:

We will also be in many local health clubs soon.  Other than CO, it is currently only found in our back yard in Wisconsin stores.  There is a link on our web site to order cases from ThirstMonger.  At 3 cases, the freight is free and FE is still lower in cost than similar products.  I also believe that Whey Protein is a much better protein source than Milk Protein (80% casein) and other protein sources

Cool, huh???

So, as ambassador of Sports Edge Fitness, the company gave me the OK to share some of this awesome stuff with others.  That's right, I'm having a GIVEAWAY!!!!   And Chris - this isn't even gender specific, unlike some giveaways.  Men can drink this stuff, too....in fact, I heard all the cool guys drink it.  Anyway, there'll be a few winners, not sure how many yet, but a few.  Here's what you do, and one comment is just fine:

1) Tell me which of the Tangerine Orange, Key Lime, or Wild Berry Flavors you would prefer (but I think you'll get one of each....I'm mostly just curious what your taste buds say).

2) "Like" them on FB (I mean, you want to read my weekly tribute, right????)

3) Remind Chris K. that yes, I am the Goddess of Running.

That's it!  Pretty simple. 

I'll run the giveaway through Thursday, January 27th at noon (a week should give me ample time to get another post out, right Kovas?).  I think you guys are going to LOVE this stuff!

Ok, since it's almost the end of week 3, let me post week 2's numbers:
Running miles: 35.1
Total 2011 miles: 73.1

Monday: rest
Tuesday: 6 miles, SICs
Wednesday: 2 easy to shake the stiff legs,  weight lifting class
Thursday: 14.5 miles - at a pace that was a hair above a crawl.
Friday: 2.1 miles run, Upper body weights
Saturday: Chily Cheeks Duathon:
4 miles run
11.5 miles cycle
Sunday: 7 hilly glute-working miles

My goal for the weekend is to organize my training calendar better so it's more readable - man, what a what a complete eyesore.  Sorry.

And no, my heel hasn't miraculously decided to perform happily - I'm just working around it as best I can.  Crazy thing this week, it seems to ache all day but after I start running about a mile, it seems to release all the tension from the day and my running has felt good.  Aside from the long run, which did hurt some.  But don't worry, next week it will feel different...it's never very consistent.  But I promise if the heel is ever fixed permanently, I'm calling CNN and broadcasting the news... y'all will definitely know.

Run Strong, friends!

69 comments:

Amanda@runninghood said...

11:37 west coast time...just about to go to bed but checked my blog really quick and here I am the first to comment! Maybe this is good luck and I might win something running related to go with my naked lady pen! :) I'd be a Wild Berry Girl I think. Off to like them on FB and tell Chris that you are the Running Goddess. :)

Glad you are getting some relief from the tension and aches when you run. Have a great weekend Jill!

Amanda@runninghood said...

I'm assuming you don't want a separate comment for each of these? What is the point of the whole separate comment thing anyway?

Johann said...

Good to see your training is coming along well despite the heel. What's with this heel of yours? I'm not here for the giveaway, I'm just here because I'm friendly and think you are too. Have a good weekend!

Kovas said...

Wild Berry because I'm wild. To win a beauty contest, the photo must be in a swimsuit. Chris K - please remember Jill is the Running Goddess, but don't call attention to it, because she's somewhat of a recluse, hence the rare blog post sightings.

PS Maybe they can sponsor our Skyline trip along with EAP?

Melanie said...

i am fairly certain i would go for the key lime pie. i am such a sucker for key lime! mmmmm...makes my mouth just water thinking about it. but i am sure all three flavors would be delish!
am headed over to "like" them on facebook and tell chris that you are, indeed the running godess!

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C2Iowa said...

Recluse? Now that is funny!

defintion of "great" according to webster - remarkable in magnitude, degree, or effectiveness.

Therefore, it is all in the eye of the beholder. If you call it great then it is great.

Laura said...

I think the wild berry sounds fantastic. I am heading to FB to like them and find out more. I hope that someday I am a running goddess like you!

Teamarcia said...

Wow you're an ambassador! Can I visit you at the embassy then?
I think I'd like the key lime, or the what was it, tangerine?

Teamarcia said...

Really there's a beautiful blogger pageant? I mean contest? I'm all over it.

Teamarcia said...

I like them on FB

Julie said...

Congrats on your ambassadorhood!

I think I would like the berry flavor.

Julie said...

I like on FB!

marathonmaiden said...

Key limel the way

Chris K said...

You are a troublemaker! I KNOW that you are a Running Goddess. I am the one who told you that. Okay, you can take that requirement down now. BTW, in my Dude Giveaway, I didn't make people jump through hoops.

What did the Podiatrist say?

marathonmaiden said...

And I liked on fb.

Michelle said...

I'd definitely try the key lime - if I can get the pie taste without all the sugar, I'm hooked! I liked them on FB too -- congrats on the ambassador gig!

ShutUpandRun said...

This is so cool Jill!! An ambassador! Sounds very important and official.

I'm all over the key lime.

I wonder if this drink would be good with a splash of vodka. Post workout of course.

Christi said...

The wild berry sounds real good to me! Though, you do describe the Key Lime very well!

See good things do come from the Incline! ;)

Jenn said...

Key lime-with Salt around the rim and I'm with Beth except a little Patron!

Love the workout breakdown. I did the SIC workout you posted on Tuesday. I really think I need to run more at this faster pace even for short intervals. I found it QUITE tough. I really only like to run marathon pace.....

You made me laugh-especially your Thursday! Pretty sure that will be me today! Mile repeats yesterday and then I read a post about the importance of strength training in your legs(which I'm horribly lazy at) so I decided to drag out the ole' weight bar and try the 3 way lunges again. By tomorrow I'm certain I will need Beth's contraption to pee standing up!

Have a great weekend Jill:)

Runners Fuel said...

Wildberry all the way!

Runners Fuel said...

I liked them on fb

ann said...

I would love key lime!

ann said...

i liked them on FB

Suzy said...

Wild Berry sounds the best. Gee, one more reason I should live in WI...these sound great and are available there AND the Packers are there.

Adrienne said...

Awesome that you are an ambassador! Definitely the Key Lime Drink. Liked on FB and I'll tell Chris K you are the running Goddess but he has a thick skull and it might not get through. Hopefully heel heals soon...grrr. Frustrating.

Emz said...

the photo is awesome.

7 hilly glute-working miles - sounds like hell-ish fun.

Jason said...

Love the photo. Happiness in a bottle.

I am not entering b/c I use HoneyMilk and love that stuff so much that I too and am 'Ambassador' for them. They have a Bahamundi Kitchen on their site for me.

Looks like you and I are just kinda cool like that.

I am really going to CO and cutting that heel out and replacing it with the heel from the Bionic Man or Woman....whomever I can lasso first.

Kate said...

Hey, your Thursday looked like my Wednesday. Bleh. Except you got in waaaay more miles.

Wild berry sounds best, and I agree that you're a running goddess (all hail Jill), but I'm not officially entering because my facebook is a busy mess already.

Have a great weekend!

Jenna Z said...

YUM, Tangerine Orange for me!

Velma said...

I would like the wild berry please.

You seem to be doing a great job working around the heel. Keep it up!

misszippy said...

Key lime all the way!

misszippy said...

Like them on FB

misszippy said...

Oh, Chris will hear from me! And 35 miles isn't too shabby, girlfriend! I hope you're over the hump, finally!

DRog said...

WOW those miles this month working around your heel isue! impressive. I hope your doc visit goes well!!!
ur a great ambassador:)

D

Molly said...

I'd be all over the wild berry. 'cause I'm wild at heart. (actually, a dork at heart).

Molly said...

I like them on FB...and it certainly looks like you're showing that heel who's boss...14 miles on Thursday?! nice.

Rose said...

Your weekly numbers are great.

I'm not entering since I have issues with dairy, but that stuff sounds awesome.

trailturtle said...

Wow, Jill, you are doing a LOT more than I am training-wise, and I don't even have a significant heel problem! I am more than making up for it effort-wise by shoveling snow :(!
Wild Berry would be worth another shovel workout :). Have fun, Ann

Meg said...

Hey, it sounds and looks like you're back to some more solid running so you MUST be feeling better! What did the doctor say??
You are a GODESS and an AMBASSADOR!

Let me know what's going on with your foot, sistah!

techyone said...

Tangerine Orange

kakihara said...

Wild berry would be my choice.
kakihararocks@gmail.com

racing dawn said...

i'm a wildberry girl, but would happily try all the flavors with an endorsement from an ambassador such as yourself... :)

racing dawn said...

liked on fb...

thats a great mileage with a crazy heel!

ajh said...

I can say I knew you when! I would go for the tangerine orange.

ajh said...

Let Chris K know who the Goddess is! Love that one!

Andrew Opala said...

Jill, I quit joining contests after being the only loyal Chris K supporter and then he gives the naked pen to people that dissed him on Jamoosh's blog.

But mind you, if you taught your cat to bark in spanish ... that is kinda cool ... maybe I should join the contest! ... dunno. I don't get really thirsty running my 5Ks.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I followed the rules to a T and even left the Godess comment. Good grief, why do I feel like Charlie Brown. Key Lime is the bomb, I like to pretend I am from Florida, especially when there is 17 inches of snow on the ground and 4-6 more on the way.

Loved the pics of Manitou Incline. Bubble Boy

lindsay said...

are you going to be ok with this giveaway? ;)

umm so i forgot the rules already. haha. but that is awesome that you are an 'ambassador'! so fancy, so famous.

i think wildberry sounds the most intriguing to me.

TutuRunner said...

soooo, i went to the website but i couldn't find where to get them in wisconsin..... how do i find them? (i live in madison wi).
also, yes, you are a goddess..... =)
and i'll take one of each.

Terri said...

Wow - isn't it great to find a new product? I would go with Key Lime, and tell them we could use some great fitness drinks here in Tennessee, will you? :) Oh, and I'll like them on FB and tell Chris K to acknowledge your goddess qualities!

HappyTrails said...

Ok, I am heading to 7-11 after our run tomorrow!!!
Hey, when you have a school holiday again, let's try to get together, ok??? And yes, you are a goddess! :-)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

2200 in a mile!!!! I moan at 2200 for a 50 mile ride

Tortuga_Runner said...

I am going to have to say wild berry, although the tangerine orange sounds refreshing.

Glenn Jones said...

Key lime! Without a doubt!

Glenn Jones said...

Fitness Edge now FB liked.

Glenn Jones said...

And as soon as I get over to Chris K.'s blog, I'll remind him you are the running goddess!

Black Knight said...

The Fitness Edge Sports Drink looks good and the bottle is very beautiful too. Moreover it will have a huge success thanks to the last model: you!

Tara said...

Ok, I'm in!!! I want them all, seriously, I have no favorite flavor. Ummmm....well maybe the tangerine orange.

Tara said...

Ok, I liked them on FB.

runsinthefamily said...

Wow! Key lime sounds wonderful!

runsinthefamily said...

I liked them on facebook too! And Chris, Jill is THE running goddess!

marian said...

lime any time!

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The sports drink with the lime flavor tastes great.

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