Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Howdy Folks!

Hey guys!! I’m still around… just super busy! *Story of my Life!* ha!

I PROMISE a post tomorrow!! *pinky promise*

Just wanted to remind you to enter my NUUN giveaway before it’s too late!!

Click the image below to enter!!


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Kara Joins Team Nuun & Nuun Energy Giveaway

So… If you aren’t living under a rock, you probably already know that my fave runner Miss Kara has joined up with my fave hydration drink company, NUUN! Two of my favorites teaming up together?!! What could be more perfect??

Kara Nuun Image 1

Here’s a little snippet from the press release:

“Staying hydrated during a hard workout or race is important. But just as important is showing up hydrated and properly recovering afterwards,” said Goucher. “That’s why I love Nuun; for its versatile use before, during, and after activity. Better yet, I can then turn around and serve it safely to my child instead of some sugary soda or juice drink. I am ecstatic about this partnership and the opportunity to evangelize the brand.”

In a unique move, the partnership will go beyond the traditional elite athlete partnership model. Goucher will also be a Nuun stakeholder and collaborator on product development. After Boston, Goucher plans to come back into running and racing with summer road races and track meets along with a fall marathon while gearing up to make the US Olympic team in 2016.

I received the latest copy of Runner’s World last week and was super excited to see this (Kara’s take on Nuun… It’s like we’re best friends!):

Runner's World Magazine Kara Goucher Nuun Runner's World Magazine

Who’s your fave runner?

I asked you what would be more perfect earlier… well, how about a Nuun Giveaway?! 

Nuun has graciously offered to giveaway 2 tubes of Nuun Energy to one of my readers!! If you haven’t heard (and are still living under that rock), Nuun has come out with an energy tab that has about the same amount of caffeine as a half a cup of coffee!  If you’re like me and don’t like coffee… look no further for that energy boost!! I absolutely LOVE Nuun energy!! After a long day of work, I would head to the gym while sipping on a bottle of Nuun Energy and by the time I got there, I was ready to workout!

#GetElectrolit with Nuun

If you want to learn more about Nuun’s newest creation, I did a full review on Nuun Energy back in March!

Here is Nuun’s website too so you can learn more AND shop at the same time! ;) and now on to the giveaway…

It’s easy to enter the Nuun Energy Giveaway! All you have to do is follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter form below!! Good luck!!
This giveaway will end 6/18 at 11:59pm and winner will be announced later that week!

**The tubes of Nuun are being provided by the good people of Nuun themselves… I was not compensated in any other way for this post and all opinions are my own!

NUUN Giveaway

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Vega Sport Protein Bar Review #FuelYourBetter

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My life gets crazy sometimes… trying to work two jobs AND workout AND still take care of the house AND trying to fix at least one good meal during the week can get kinda crazy.  Which is why sometimes my recovery after my workouts is usually … NOTHING… then when I get home and finally get a shower, all I can think about is getting ready for another crazy long day and hitting the sack…

Which is why when Vega teamed up with Fit Approach and offered some Sweat Pink Ambassadors a chance to do a product review, I jumped at the chance and applied immediately!

I am super excited to officially be a Vega Blogger!! :)

Vega has launched a campaign called #FuelYourBetter and it focuses on helping you find out what holds you back and how to overcome that obstacle by helping you fuel better! Go click on what’s holding you back and check out their tips, advice, and products to help you overcome and get the best workout and best results! Vega also helps you create you’re very own personal Performance nutrition Plan!!


It was no secret to me what my setback was… RECOVERY… so I chose to review the Vega Sport Protein Bar! When it arrived at my door I was super excited, but I was also super bummed because it happened to be on one of my 14 hour long days and I only had 15 minutes to change between jobs and get out the door!!

Vega Sport Protein Bar

My usual go-to recovery is a green smoothie, but lets be honest… that gets old real fast trying to make it before hand and think of a way to keep it cold throughout the day and not let it leak all over your gym bag! Gross!! That’s why I LOVE the Vega Sport Protein Bar because they are super easy to just throw in your gym bag, eat on the go, and completely mess free!! Not to mention totally vegan AND delicious!! (I was sent the Chocolate Mint flavor but I’m sure the Chocolate Peanut Butter and Chocolate Coconut are amazing too!! How could they not be?? They’re chocolate!!)

#FuelYourBetter Vega Sport Protein Bar

Check out what their website has to say about these bad boys:

Give your muscles the protein they crave. Recharge and repair with Vega Sport Protein Bar post-workout, so you can do it all again, sooner.

  • 15 g complete, multisource, plant-based protein
  • 2.5 g BCAAs
  • 2 g glutamine
  • 1 g Omega-3

Formulated by Brendan Brazier, vegan professional Ironman triathlete and bestselling health author on plant-based nutrition, Vega Sport Protein Bar is part of the three stage Vega Sport Nutrition System.

Non-GMO, gluten-free and made without artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners, enjoy Vega Sport Protein Bars in Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Mint flavors.

They really are not like other protein bars I’ve had in the past… Even with 15g of protein in each bar, they still don’t taste chalky!  The texture is easy to handle and it really kind of tastes more like a candy bar!  Even my husband snuck some off in his gym bag and he’s picky about what he eats!!

Since I can conveniently take a Vega Sport Protein Bar with me to eat after my workout, I’ve noticed that I am less sore the next day and feel more refreshed and ready to go! It’s so easy to just eat it walking out of the gym or in my car on the way home!! Isn’t it funny what proper recovery can do?!  I’m so glad I found Vega’s Protein Bars!! Vega Sport also has other products that make it easy and fun to #FuelYourBetter!!! Go check them out!!

Disclaimer: As stated above, I did receive a free box of bars to review on my blog from Vega through my ambassadorship with Sweat Pink and Fit Approach. However… like always, my opinion was not swayed in any way and this post contains 100% my opinion!!

How do you recover after hard workouts?

Have you ever tried a Vega Product?


Monday, May 19, 2014

Frigo® Cheese Heads® Light String Cheese Review

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Guess what guys?! I’m back!! I promise you I have a post coming on why I’ve been MIA … besides the usual working multiple jobs/60 hours excuse… ;)

BUT… that means I’ve got LOTS of exciting things to tell you all about!! First up is Frigo® Cheese Heads® Light String Cheese!  You all know I already LOVE their cheese sticks so when Saputo Cheese USA Inc. emailed me about working together on a review I was all like:

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They sent me come coupons to try out their product and for agreeing to work with them, they sent me a blender bottle and GoStak!  How handy!! 

Blender Bottle and GoStak

Before I really did any research for this review, I would eat just the cheese stick by itself… pulling it apart of course because who in their right mind would just straight up bite into STRING CHEESE?!
After a little time on their website, I found that
Frigo® Cheese Heads® Light String Cheese could be used in many different ways!!


For example, I tried apples and cheese together for the first time ever… please tell me you’ve tried this?! It’s super delicious!!

I also cut a few up and put it in my spaghetti with some pepperoni for “pizza” spaghetti

AND made a couple ham, spinach, and cheese tortilla rollups!!  For more fun recipe ideas you can go to their website HERE!

Frigo Cheeseheads Apples and Cheese Frigo CheeseHeads Spaghetti Frigo CheeseHeads String Cheese Rollup

So what makes Frigo® Cheese Heads® Light String Cheese a great snack?  Great question!!
(as if you needed any more excuses to eat cheese, right?!) ;)

Here are 4 HEALTHY reasons to eat cheese!**

4 HEALTHY reasons to eat cheese!

1. 7 grams of protein in 1 cheese stick!

2. Only 50 calories! (Go ahead, eat 2!)

3. Just 2.5 grams of fat in each one!

4. Each stick has a high volume of calcium!

BONUS: Frigo® Cheese Heads® String Cheese comes individually wrapped so it makes a great “take anywhere” snack!
(I take mine to work, to the gym, to the park, in my car… there’s no limit!)

** These stats are only meant to be true about Frigo® Cheese Heads® Light String Cheese and may not be true about all cheese!

So go ahead… eat 2! This is a judgement free zone! ;)  And just in case the only thing holding you back from eating these tasty treats is the fact you don’t like mozzarella… Frigo® Cheese Heads® String Cheese comes in many other flavors!

Disclaimer: Saputo Cheese USA Inc. provided me with 2 coupons to test their product and a blender bottle and GoStak for working with them as compensation, however I was not paid for my opinion!  I ate Frigo String Cheese long before they contacted me and will continue to do so! :)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Exciting News!! (and March/April Sponsor Highlight)

Sorry I haven’t been around much lately… I’ve been working 55-60 hour weeks and trying to work out 3 days a week still… (If you miss me and don’t want to miss out on anything, I find Instagram easy to keep up even during my busiest of weeks so you can follow me there!)

That’s all about to change because I have some days I have to take off work because we get paid for over time by time off instead of money… Although I think I’d rather have the money… wouldn’t you?! ;)

Anyways… I have some super exciting news!!!  Are you ready for it??

Remember that one time I had a dream?? Well… I’m closer to reaching that dream today because I am now partially sponsored to go the the IDEA World Fitness Blogfest by …

Tommie Copper Sponsor Badge no border 225

I am so honored that a company I truly love and have worked with in the past has decided to support me in my fitness endeavors!  Thank you so much Tommie Copper!! They have some awesome stuff in the works and I’m really excited to share it with you, so be on the look out for another Tommie Copper post this week!!

I have now raised about 25% of my goal and am still looking for a few more sponsors for my trip across the country this summer!  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, or know someone who might be interested, please email me at runners.luck@hotmail.com

Cali or Bust! 25% with text


March/April Sponsors

Here are some awesome blogs that have helped sponsor Runner’s Luck in the months of March and April by trading blog buttons with me!
Thanks for helping to spread the word about my blog guys!! If you’re interested in swapping buttons for May/June please send me an email at runners.luck@hotmail.com

Go check out these awesome people!!

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