Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Favorites: RunnerBox

I have a deep affinity for RunnerBox. Not only were they the first company to ask me to be an ambassador, but they are a MICHIGAN based company (and if you know anything about me, you KNOW this is a BIG deal).


Of course when I was making my list of companies I wanted to feature on my Friday Favorites RunnerBox was towards the top of the list. The only issue was, they were running a few giveaways on other sites, so we delayed my post for a few weeks. Don't worry through, I promise, it was worth the wait.

Make sure to check out my original review here if you want to learn more but, here is the gist:

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They have all different delivery options. You can order one-time boxes, subscription features (6-months, 12-months, or bi-monthly perpetual subscription which ends whenever you cancel), and even special event boxes such as a RACE SURVIVAL BOX. (I would strongly suggest the subscription feature... it's like Christmas arriving at your doorstep every other month!). PS They even offer a Gluten Free box - how AWESOME is that?!

They recently added a CycleBox and a TriBox to expand their horizons past the running community (especially since it seems a lot of us runners often do a little dabbling in other sports for cross training as well). I LOVE it when great companies are noticed for their awesomeness and have the opportunity to grow!!

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Since the winner of this week's Friday Favorites Giveaway will receive the one-time June/July box, I thought I would share what I received in mine. (Also, I wanted to give you an idea of what type of goodies come in the boxes.)


PureFit Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Premium Protein Bar PureFit Premium Protein Bars are the #1 choice for endurance athletes. Not only were they developed by a runner, cyclist and duathlete, but PureFit's founder Robb Dorf has a degree in Exercise Science. Packed with 18 grams of protein, great-tasting PureFit bars don't melt like other "so called" nutrition bars. [I had this during a bike ride (I commute to the office once a week on my bike, and this day I added in an extra 10+ miles on top of the commute). I wasn't expecting much, but it was soooooo yummy! As you can tell from the picture, I could barely stop eating it long enough to take a photo. Didn't melt in my backpack, great flavor, kept me full and energized, no weird texture or strange consistency, definitely two thumbs up from me!]


Lock Laces. LOCK LACES performance lacing system offers stretch-fit comfort and locked-in safety. Never let untied shoelaces stop your run again. [I LOVE LOCK LACES! I mean check out my review of their product here if you don't believe me. I already have them on a few pairs of my shoes and am stoked to get another set!]





Generation UCAN Tropical Orange provides steady energy and puts your body in the ideal performance state without spikes and crashes or GI distress. UCAN is powered by SuperStarch, an all-natural complex carbohydrate that breaks down slowly over time and stabilizes blood sugar levels, preventing the highs and lows in energy and enhances fat burning by minimizing the fat-storage hormone.

Veggie-Go's Chewy Fruit and Veggies Snacks are delicious, organic fruit strips with a unique half serving of veggies. They are the perfect on the go snack. Low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals, Veggie-Go's are a nutritional powerhouse. [I got the Sweet Potato Pie flavor. Although sweet potatoes aren't my jam, this was tasty! And I MUCH appreciate that the only ingredients were Organic Sweet Potato Pie Puree (which included Organic Apples, Organic Sweet Potatoes, Organic Spices, and Citric Acid).]


Fuel 100 Salty Vanilla Electro-Bites are designed specifically to help extend training and improve race performance. Each 100 calorie pack contains bite sized snacks that are slightly salty in taste and dissolve easily in a dry mouth and absorb quickly into your system. Electro-Bites contain only the best all-natural ingredients including coconut oil and agave syrup. Salty Vanilla is reminiscent of a cookie, making it the perfect comfort fuel for your effort. [With the humidity crazy high as it has been, it will be nice to have these on my next long run so I can add a little salt back into my body after losing so much from sweating buckets.]

Lenny & Larry's Peanut Butter Crunch FIT Protein Brownie Why choose a FIT Protein Brownie? Because it's time to Think Outside the Bar! All natural, gluten free, non-GMO, low sugar, 13g protein (no soy), 7g fiber, low glycemic and best tasting brownie! [Normally when I get chocolate bars they are way too chocolate-y tasting for me, but this one wasn't. I appreciated the "crunch", as it gave a good consistency. I ate this as a mid-morning snack while working and it definitely kept me full and going until lunch.]


EBOOST Who doesn't love lemonade? EBOOST Pink Lemonade Energy Powders is packed with a proprietary blend of green tea, green coffee, vitamins, electrolytes, and antioxidants to support energy, focus, mood and hydration. The best part? It has no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners and contains 0g of sugar and only 10 calories per serving! [Hubby and I tried this after an evening run. I was worried, since I am not a tea or coffee drinker that I wouldn't like it, but tasted like pink lemonade. Reminiscent of a flavored water (reminded me of Emergen-C the way it dissolved). Good tasting but muted (not overpowering). Great that you can make it as-needed and the no fake anything is an added bonus!]

Pure Clean Powder Boost your performance. Pure. Simple. Pure Clean Powder is an organic, full-strength beet juice with the convenience of a powder. Our organic beet juice powder has been tested, the nitrates are pure. Pure Clean Powder is the highest quality beet juice powder available today. Mixed with water, it has a wonderfully clean, fresh taste. [I am normally NOT a beet girl, so I decided to add it to a smoothie instead of drinking it straight up, and I was pleasantly surprised... I still liked the smoothie :) Maybe I can be a beet girl!]


Mud Energy Gel Score serious energy for serious play with the Mud Energy High Intensity Gels. Utilizing coconut water, 12g protein, amino acids, electrolytes and the finest chocolate, Mud Energy is a full-spectrum formula. Amp up your performance with this unbeatable gel that provides incredible endurance, electrolytes and a super quick recovery, all delivered in a delicious, easily digestible gel. [Although I am not one for gels (I have a "texture" thing), my hubby is ramping up his half marathon training and I know will LOVE to try this.]

Honey Stinger Waffles Honey Stinger Organic Waffles make a great tasting snack. For years, similar waffles have been sold on street corners throughout Europe and eaten by professional cyclists, so we decided to create our own by sandwiching honey between two thin waffle wafers. Honey Stinger Organic Waffles are the only product of their kind that's certified organic and available in a single-serving wrapper. [O.M.Geeeee. I tried these thanks to a previous RunnerBox and fell in love! They are delish! This time I got the Lemon flavor, which is good, but Vanilla is still my all time favorite. It's like a "healthy" cake batter - YUM! Check out my original review of them here.]


RunnerBox Towel As the temperatures start to heat up, make sure to have your RunnerBox towel handy. This microfiber towel will wipe away sweat without being tough on your skin. [This is so soft and does exactly what it says - soaks up the sweat while I am working my booty off. I've found this a great thing to have in your gym bag (just remember your antibacterial bag to throw it in after it is drenched)!]



Now some of the colors and flavors may differ in the box you win, but at least you get the idea of the products that are in the June/July RunnerBox.

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Along with all the mentioned goodies, there are also coupon codes for these products and others! I mean, who doesn't love saving money?! First you get to try out the products, then you can buy them at a discounted price if you decide you like them.

And talking about discounts, if you would like to place an order through RunnerBox (including subscriptions) {and I mean, who wouldn't?!} you can now save 10% on your order by using code "RUNCARLEE".

BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS!! The giveaway runs through Thursday, July 24th (because obviously we need a winner before the next Friday Favorites is posted ;)). Enter early and enter often!!

81 comments:

Knightrunner said...

Generation UCAN Tropical Orange

John Niedzwiecki said...

The brownie and waffle both look interesting. I would love to try.

Dani said...

Veggie-Go's Chewy Fruit and Veggies Snacks

Michelle said...

I would try the PureFit Premium Protein Bar - I usually don't like the texture of bars but that one looks good!

Sharon Wilhelm said...

I'd love to try Lock Laces! :)

emmers712 said...

The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein bar!

Dez Fuhrman said...

Oh my, this seems perfect for me! I'm slowly adding distances so I have been hesitant with a lot of energy boosters.

Danielle said...

Oooh, I recently tried Lock Laces and I really liked them! I'd be most interested in trying the Pure Clean Powder! (And I totally want to try a RunnerBox!)

Valerie said...

The protein brownie looks SO good--perfect for post-run refueling for this chocolholic :-)
Valerie
www.the-style-files.com

Anne M. said...

Generation UCan ... I was just looking at this online!

Jen said...

I had no idea this even existed! I love boxes and this one looks fab! I would want to try the Veggie-Go's.

Nessa Morris said...

Would love to try the Honey Stinger Waffles.

Victoria said...

I love these subscription boxes :) I've never tried runner box but looks like they have some great goodies inside!

Stacey Niedzwiecki said...

I think the protein bar and FIT brownie both look delish. I am always looking for new things to throw in my gym bag for after a workout.

Angie said...

The Honey Stinger Waffles. I have heard great things about them.

CraftyRunnerMom said...

Honey stinger waffles

PJ said...

Second for Honey Stinger Waffles and the shoe lace locks!!

Heather said...

I've heard a lot of good things about Honey Stinger Organic Waffles, so would love to try those (along with everything else haha).

Rachel OBrien said...

Looks like a great idea!

Carmelle Steel said...

Love this, hate that they don't ship to Canada. :(

Erin T said...

I'm all about the waffle (heard too many good things about them) but the lock laces look interesting! We don't get runner's boxes down here - so perhaps will be looking at the once off when I'm in the US!

Julie said...

it all looks good.. the fuel 100 vanilla bites look interesting

Being Frank said...

I've been thinking about checking out RunnerBox, although I'm always a little wary about "subscription" services. Perhaps it's a holdover of those darn Columbia Music subscription services from the '90s that were impossible to cancel. Ha!

Perhaps I shall have to man up and try it.

Lisa said...

I love the Stinger Waffle! My favorite favor is strawberry!!!
I wouldn't mind trying any of the protein bar.

Tammy Mcconnell George said...

Veggie-Go's Chewy Fruit and Veggies Snacks

Laurel C said...

The Generation Ucan interests me!

Tami said...

The Runner Box towel sounds great!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of trying something without having to buy multiples of it!

Epardue said...

I love Runnerbox! Love them more knowing that they're a Michigan company as I'm a Michigan runner girl! :)

Chloe said...

FIT Brownie, obviously. How could I not turn down a post-workout brownie??

sowhatirun.com said...

I would love to try the Fuel 100 Salty Vanilla Electro-Bites!

Start To Finish Supplies said...

I would love to try Eboost

Benton said...

These sound awesome!

Christy Pitchford said...

Have to concur with other poster, can try without worrying if you don't like it you will have a drawerful left over.

astralweeks82 said...

PureFit Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Premium Protein Bar, because MMMMM PROTEIN!

benj13blue said...

Generation UCAN Tropical Orange. One of my running buddies was just telling me about UCAN. He swears by it. I'd love to try it.

Shannon said...

I want the waffles. NOW. :)

Shannon
http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

Jen Ren said...

PureFit Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bar!! PB + Chocolate + Protein = happy runner!

Leah Jones said...

All of those look delicious!

Lu's Mom said...

I would like to try LockLaces

Carson said...

Have wanted to try Honey Stingers for a while

Annmarie said...

The Crunch Fit bar...yum!

Christiana RS Greene said...

Eboost or the waffles pls!:)

Jennifer said...

Veggie-Go's Chewy Fruit and Veggies Snacks

John Hykes said...

PureFit Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Premium Protein Bar sounds both amazing AND delicious

gowafflego said...

I'm obsessed with Honey Stinger Waffles. I currently have the gingersnap ones. SO GOOD! Might be my new favorite.

I would love to try the Fuel 100 Salty Vanilla Electro Bites. Humidity is awful in FL. Would love to try this alternative of getting my 'lytes back!

Bain said...

Since I ran today, everything edible looks tasty.

Emily said...

Lace locks

mamacheetah said...

I'd love to try the energy items, and the laces.

Erica @ erica finds said...

I love PureFit bars! I have replaced pre-race Power Bars with them. They digest so well!

Since I started wearing Hokas (that have easy laces), I want to try Lock Laces for my other shoes.

I love Runner Box!!

Steffany Rubel said...

Salty vanilla bites for the win!

Tanya Wright said...

I wanna try those waffles!!!

Crystal Duff said...

I'd love to try the Generation UCAN

Cecil Vermule said...

I would be interested in seeing if the Jelly Belly Crisp Beans would be in the box. Haven't tried them just yet.

Lynette said...

I'd like to try the Mud Energy gel. I haven't found one yet that I can stomach ;)

Marianela said...

The Fit Protein bar sounds good!

Lisa Jones said...

I would love to try the Eboost as I'm always trying to find good electroylytes that taste good.

Erika Forbes said...

Eboost =)

Cassandra @PoweredByBLING said...

Would love to try some of these products that I haven't yet tried!

Gina said...

Oh man, either the PureFit Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Premium Protein Bar or Honey Stinger Waffle!

runodonnell said...

I would love to try the brownie. I'm already addicted to the waffles.

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I'd really like to try the Lenny & Larry's Peanut Butter Crunch FIT Protein Brownie because it looks so yummy!

cheryla lister said...

would love to try the Mud Energy Gel!

Sam said...

Len and Larry Brownies are my FAVE!

Eclectic Educating said...

Honey stinger waffles!

Amy
Miss Adventures in Running

Samantha Plotkin said...

I would love to try Veggie-Go's Chewy Fruit and Veggies Snacks

Jennifer Boudreau said...

FIT Bar!

Paul said...

You're telling me there's a waffle that's being touted as a fitness snack? The choice is obvious here.

Kristen@goodngoodforya said...

That brownie looks delish!

Shelley said...

My kids love the Stingers!

Breanna S. said...

I would love to try the honey stinger waffles. I think the shoe lace no tie system looks awesome.

Gabi @ LeanGreenIslandGirl said...

I'd love to try PureFit Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Premium Protein Bar and the Fuel 100 Salty Electro-Bites!

Lindsay said...

The honey waffles...amazing:-)

Helga said...

I would like to try the
Lenny & Larry's Peanut Butter Crunch FIT Protein Brownie.

Chelsea said...

Lock laces! Those look so handy!

Hedonist's Plate said...

Sort-of-kind-of-really-probably-not healthy stroopwafels? Count me in, yum.

Sarah M. said...

I'd love to try the Veggie-Go's!! They look awesome!

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

I would love to try the Honey Stinger Waffles!

Sharon Hanks said...

Would love to try the Honey Stinger Waffles!

Ramsey Tate said...

Brownie, por favor!

Stacey C. said...

Honey Stinger Waffles look amazing!