Sunday, December 4, 2016

Day 4 of 12 Days of Carlee's Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by CarleeMcDot.com today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog TEN YEARS AGO or you stopped by for the first time today - WELCOME!

And no matter how long you've been visiting, you picked an AMAZING time to pop in because we're celebrating my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas {read my post announcing this series HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about}.


Today is Day 4 of my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas! And the prize today is pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! Although, to be honest, all of the prizes are AMAZEBALLS! If I could enter my own giveaways I'm pretty sure I would enter each and every one of them in this series because they are just that awesome.

Up for grabs today are: 4 Nuun Prize Packs.


For today, DAY FOUR, four winners will be selected, each winning a Nuun Prize Pack (which includes a nuun Headsweats visor {white or black}, water bottle and four tubes of nuun active {grape, watermelon, tropical and orange}).

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I will be the first to admit that I tend to hydrate with water. This isn't a huge deal, well, until you are sweating. Science wasn't my favorite subject, but I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be surprised to know that sweat contains more than just standard H2O, which means you need to replenish more than that during and after your workouts.

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One of the 'things' that you need to refill are electrolytes. Electrolytes play a key function in maintaining fluid balance, and supporting normal body function - can you say 'importante?!' [that means important in Spanish... another subject that wasn't my fave].

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That's where nuun comes in! nuun contains an optimal blend of electrolytes which keeps you hydrated for all levels of activities - whether you're running a marathon or a marathon of errands. The hydration aid comes in tablet form, so it's easy to pack for racecations or throw in a desk drawer to have after a sweaty runch. [For those of you who've never tried it, it's less of a 'sports drink, in-your-face' sort of taste, but if you like more flavor, just add an extra tablet or two.]

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Entering this giveaway (along with the other #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas giveaways) is easy-peasy! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget listed below on the giveaway blog post and cross your fingers. Some entries are available daily so I'd HIGHLY recommend entering early and often. (Shoot, I would even go as far as suggesting you set an alarm to remind you to come back to this page every 24 hours so you can take advantage of as many entries as possible!)

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Now, the nitty gritty details... All entries are verified, so please make sure to do whatever the required action for the entry is or it will be disqualified. I would hate for you to miss out on winning due to a technicality, so if you are going to click the option, make sure you do whatever it asks or a new, random winner will be selected in your place.

Also, this giveaway will last seven days, with the winners being picked (and notified) on the eighth day. The winners will have 24 hours to reply to the congratulations email from me to claim their prizes. That means, for this giveaway, it will end on December 10th at 11:59pm PST and the FOUR winners will be chosen on December 11th.


And, finally, the winners must have a US mailing address. International shipping seems to cost an arm and a leg these days, and customs is a major headache, so to make it easier (and cheaper) on the brands who have offered up their products, the winners must live in United States of America (or at least have an address we can ship to within the US).

With that said, BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS! And don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what is up next in my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas (I promise you do NOT want to miss out on any of these giveaways!)!

136 comments:

FireRunner2379 said...

My normal recovery is with water or chocolate milk. I'm not much into sports drinks but sometimes feel as though my sodium levels need to be increased.

Cara said...

I use nuun post-long run. I like the taste, and it works great. Occasionally, I get headaches later in the day if I don't continue to hydrate well after a hot long run day. When that happens, I have a nuun, and they usually disappear!

Alisha said...

Nuun saves me from getting terrible headaches from electrolyte depletion. I usually drink a full water bottle of it prior to a long run, and definitely before and mountain biking.

Jenn13.1 said...

I love nuun! I use it on all my long runs and for post run hydration. (And sometimes the "All Day" when I want to add flavor to my water)

Sarah Miller said...

I love the nuun energy cherry limeade!

Rachael said...

My normal recovery is just plain water! Sometimes Nuun during especially hot days!

Nikki Fahey said...

i drink soda/ sp bad

LisaFH9 said...

I love recovering with Nuun! It is my favorite post run treat nowadays!

AER-Runs said...

I usually recover and hydrate with water. Some sports drinks don't sit well with me, so I haven't tried many options. Nuun is something I've heard of, but never had a chance to try!

KookyRunner said...

I love recovering with Nuun, and sometimes I also use chocolate milk!

Diana B said...

Usually just water for me.

Diana B said...

I usually just hydrate with water.

Heather Mundwiler said...

I love Nunn and coconut water for hydrating!

Brittany said...

Besides plain ol' water, I have been using Nuun for recovery and hydration--I love it!!

Sara M said...

It's all about Nuun for me! I love it during long runs and to help with recovery!

Krysta Jensen said...

Coffee, then water.

Maureen Heurich said...

I used nuun for the first time during on of my races and it prevented muscle cramping and DOMS. I'll be using it for races and long runs in the future.

Jennifer said...

I LOVE Nuun for rehydrating! Nuun and water.

Samantha McGowan Glass said...

I'm a Nuun-aholic. All day in the cup most days, Energy for an extra boost, and traditional for post-workout. Fantastic!

AngelWinner said...

I drink a lot of water after.

Taryn said...

I loooooove Nuun! I use it before, during and after working out. Even on days when I don't.

Kayley said...

Right now I just have regular water, so this would be great to try.

Kathy Rodriguez said...

Syntha 6 Aminos in my water

Unknown said...

Love nuun! I drank it before I got into running bc it helped me drink water every day. Now I rely on it for my long runs too!

Mark Posey said...

Currently I hydrate after a long run by drinking water or diluted sports drink, since I don't care for full strength sports drinks.

Misti said...

I use nuun on the regular. Yum

runner_girl_runs said...

i currently use nuun && i LOVE it!!

Virginia Blake said...

I love using Nuun after a workout.

Marcheta said...

I love using nuun in my water!!!

Valerie said...

I use nuun currently and love it!

Tracie Groff said...

Lemon lime & pink lemonade are my favorites!

livinglovingrunner said...

Nuun is the best! I love the cherry limeade ❤️💚❤️💚

Kristina Xoxtinao said...

Usually Powerade or Gatorade... ran out of Nuun a while ago and haven't seen it in a local store so it's easier just to pick up the other two... but I love Nuun!

matt0701 said...

I hydrate with Nuun all the time!

Tanya Prince said...

I hydrate with Nuun!

Daisy said...

I love nuun! No gluten is a necessity and no sugar is a huge plus! I pack a tab or two in a baggie and throw it in my post race water. nuun is my hydration of choice!

Ken Christensen said...

I love to hydrate with nuun but water is my primary source.

Chasity said...

Nuun (watermelon is my favorite) and peanut butter is my fav recovery!!

Stephanie Lesco said...

Chocolate milk is my fave after a race or long run!

Rachel Nichols said...

My favourite way to hydrate is by using NUUN! I can't drink any other sports drink, this is the only one that doesn't upset my stomach, plus it helps that they have so many great flavours!!!
Since we have winter like temps in southern ontario, my go to after a cold outdoor run, is to make a "nuun tea" boil water, add your tab (citrus fruit, current go to) and enjoy! Hydration, plus warmth, win win!!!!

Ben and Jack's Momma said...

In love with nuun too!!

Vanessa Junkin said...

I usually just use water, but I would like to try out hydration products like Nuun!

Daniell vecchione said...

Love love love my nuun energy,,, best during indoor soccer games and after a long run!

Kimberley Cooper said...

Norm recovery is water. I did use Nuun while marathon training last winter.

Jamie Slack said...

I love Nuun! Grape is my fave but sadly very hard to find 🙁

Tina Fab said...

i use Nuun pre run (always the night before and the morning of). Sometimes during the run - depending on how long i take nuun...and i love the water!

Mrs. D said...

Finding Nuun was a GAME CHANGER for me! I will wake up with leg cramps because I'm not properly hydrated with the right electrolytes. I'm drinking a lot, but when I run I'll sweat TONS of the minerals out, so plain water doesn't cut it. A Nuun every run day is my game plan now to get rid of cramping in the middle of the night!

Katelyn Carless said...

I love nuun! I pronounced it wrong forever but finally got it right a few months ago lol. I guess it's two u's not two n's :) The energy one can be a lifesaver when I'm unable to grab a coffee!

Danielle G said...

Love me some cold chocolate milk

Edye Nicole said...

I drink tons of water!

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Samantha Hopkins said...

I love chocolate milk after a really tough run. Living in Texas, NUUN during my run is essential. Still in mourning that they discontinued Kona Cola.

myork said...

Lots of water! Some with Nuun, some without. I've also found a new love in chocolate coconut water. Yum!

Sadie said...

I have been drinking water or chocolate milk after my long runs.
Sadie B.

redaussie3 said...

Grape Nuun is my jam!

Brandi Gilbert said...

I love a cold glass of chocolate milk!

DisRunnerK said...

Love to hydrate with grape or cherry limeade nuun after a long run or hard workout!

caroline said...

I just have to remember to take a water bottle with me everywhere post-run!

Allen Whittaker said...

Love Nuun! It's a must half on my longer runs.

Kristin said...

I drink water

Shay WLBM said...

Nuun is my drink of choice! Or sometimes if really, really need a glass of chocolate almond milk.

Amber Ludwig said...

Coconut water slush!! Amazing!!

Cecil Vermule said...

I use Nuun quite often.

AnnieM said...

I love a cold glass of nuun after a hot and sweaty long run!

Sarah N. said...

I love Nuun. It's my top choice for hydration.

Emily said...

Nuun!!! I love the stuff!!

D Johnson said...

I hydrate with water.

Krysti said...

Post workout smoothie with bananas, coconut water, and protein powder

Angela Saver said...

I usually just hydrate with water.

Kristen M. said...

My favorites are water, Nuun, Skratch, and chocolate milk.

Libby Booton said...

I'm all about nuun and chocolate milk!

Rhett said...

Usually a water-first person. Sometimes a little sports drink, but I'm curious to try Nuun outside of samples at an expo :)

Sarah said...

My favorite is vita coco with Tropical or Fruit punch nuun! Soooo good!!

Meg said...

Nuun baby!

Amy Scott said...

I try to hydrate with nuun or chocolate milk.

Amanda Lee said...

Nuun is a huge part of my recovery and hydration plan.

Adrienna said...

Mostly, I hydrate with water during workouts, but I drink lots of Nuun before and after. The cherry lime Nuun is SOP before every morning run!

Allison Dailey said...

I drink boring old water :)

Fritz said...

I pretty much only drink water...

MVB said...

Nuun during and coconut waterm after!

Michelle B said...

I love Nuun. Watermelon or grape is the BEST after a hard run or intense weight session.

Subby SNF said...

I have always used GU gels. I haven't really try out anything else.

Danielle DiSanto said...

I love Nuun! I always hydrate after a run with Nuun and water

Sun said...

Nuun every time! I love Fruit Punch flavor.

Jessica Spencer said...

Always Nuun! I love the stuff!

Amanda Mangus said...

I love the pink lemonade Nuun!

Jennifer said...

Lots of water and sometimes coconut water.

Rosa said...

Water and Nuun!

Jenny said...

I love Nuun! Delicious stuff during a run!

Knoxie13 said...

I love Nuun! I drink it during and after long runs (althought I also love chocolate milk as a recovery drink).

Christina Cookson said...

Nuun is the best!! They sponsored our team for Dirty Dozen and it was the best during the 6 hour race!

Sommer Johansen said...

Usually just water, I try to have something salty and take vitamins after a run, as well.

Kaylabee said...

After a long run, I opt for Gatorade. After a regular workout, it's water. Sometimes, it's a smoothie, but that's rare!

Shannon Busch said...

I use nuun during my runs, and I recover with Hammer Recoverite.

Kati K said...

Water, sometimes grape juice, if it's cool outside hot herbal tea.

Casey Torres said...

Nunn is the best! ❤❤❤

Stephanie S said...

Right now I just hydrate with water. Boring.

Rachel Hagan said...

Amped Hydrate is my favorite form of hydration for my runs.

Cate Law said...

My go to post run hydration methods are water and Propel!

Nichole Huapaya said...

I am a nuun lover. I generally hydrate with the cherry limeade during and after long runs

Kyle B. said...

I love grape nuun!

Ashley Kammer said...

All of the berry flavors are the best!

Dayna said...

Never tried these. Looks interesting.

Erika T. said...

Water and Gatorade! I've not yet tried Nuun but I can see that changing soon!!

Stacey said...

Nuun is always in my water bottle. My favs are Triberry and Cherry Limeade.

blew415 said...

Usually just water for me.

Jordan said...

Usually some water with BCAAs or nuun. I love this stuff, especially in the summer when I'm sweating more and need to replenish electrolytes lost from sweating.

Sarah Horka said...

I usually just drink a bottle of water.

Alicia Parker said...

Nuun wild berry is my jam!!!

Shaun P said...

I use hammer nutrition Heed and endurolytes for my hydration

Leah said...

I love Nuun after a long run! And it doesn't upset my tummy like Gatorade can.

Meesh said...

I currently use water mixed with gatorade for long runs. Just water for everything short, though! I've heard great things about nuun.

PedsNursePatty said...

Usually only drink Water. Sometimes I'll mix in some gatorade. Usually just water and if I feel like I need electrolytes, I eat my sports beans

Ashley Kelly said...

I just mix mine with water:) delish! Love the watermelon one!

Mary Thorson said...

Nuun is my go to drink and they have so many new flavors!

millerb said...

I always use Nuun! It's the only sports drink I can tolerate, and I'm actually happy about that, because I love it!

Duchess said...

I love me some nun, but my go to is chocolate milk immediately post long-run!

Pittsburgh City Girl said...

My go to is Nuun!

Sandy Athey said...

I drink nuun active during and after every single run! I pop the tab into water and stick it in the fridge while I'm running so it's nice and cold when I get back. :)

Letty Uribe said...

Nuun, Nuun and more nuun :)

Miranda McBride said...

Water, advocare rehydrate and sometimes chocolate milk!

Miranda K said...

Usually water and Gatorade, sometimes chocolate milk.

Carolyn S said...

Poweraide Zero Grape! And Chocolate Milk after!

Barb said...

I don't run but I do hydrate with water after a walk.

Worth C. said...

Water mostly. Sometimes sports drinks.

jessiewynne said...

I'm a huge water drinker, alway have my hot pink water bottle with me! But recently started Drinking Nuun(energy) - I love the cherry limeade flavor!

Jennifer Cramer said...

Water... sometimes and sometimes I just don't and then I regret it later :p

Jessica said...

water or lemonade in summer
cold weather, something warm for my throat after, tea, hot cocoa

melissa said...

Water and Nuun when I remember!

Julie Waldron said...

I drink water to hydrate.

Jolene said...

Just water, but I would love to try Nuun!

Rachel Palmer said...

I love watermelon nuun during long runs and post runs as well!!

Jennifer Marcum said...

Nuun all the way! #nuunbassador

Tabathia B said...

I drink lots of water

Secluded Brumus said...

Either water or nuun, love the watermelon

Erica Gorman said...

SOS on long runs, Beachbody Hydrate for cross training, water afterwards

Jessica Whitehouse said...

Water or tea, coffee when I need caffeine