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..
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.
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
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!