Monday, August 24, 2015

STRAIGHT OUTTA Thinking INSIDE my #TrainingRockBox! #RocknBlog

      What does one do when you have the MOST FABULOUS Box of Training Goodies show up at your doorstep from Rock n' Roll Marathon Series? This girl goes into Full Heck Yes Ninja Mode.

      Little things in life make me happy and when a little box is PACKED FULL of goodness, I gotta share it with the world.

      To recap my love relationship with Rock n' Roll Marathon Series...I am one of their Rock n' Bloggers this year and am through the roof excited to be running their Las Vegas and Savannah Races. Holla!

      I was SO hoping to be able to work Brooklyn into my schedule this year too but it's not looking promising...New York, I'm a struggle! SOS. Lol.

      Back to the #TrainingRockBox....

As soon I saw the hype on the outside of the box, I knew it was going to be a fun one.

I was 100% Correct.

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For the Love...WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!?!

      The first thing I saw was a handwritten note from our fabulous leader...Ashley. Love hand-written thoughtfulness. Seriously, I do.

Let's go through each piece....

Thanks Brooks Running!
1. Awesome #RockNBlog tech tee from Brooks.  Love this! I'm a fan of grey and gimme any shirt with a hashtag and I'm a #HappyGirl. #ForReal.

      More from Brooks Running....This awesome hat in a cool pattern. I appreciate these, pink, grey. So versatile!
Brooks Performance Hat

Yep. I'm loving it.
Side Zip Love!
       Let's talk about this side zipper....I can put my GU Energy Gel, money, credit card in my hat?!? Brooks...I love you. This brings me to the next item....GU Energy Gels!! These flavors tho.
Vanilla Bean, Blueberry Pomegranite, Tri-Berry, Strawberry Kiwi.
(Check out my awesome camera work. ;)
I've got LOTS of long training miles coming up and these will definitely be put to use!! Thanks GU!

Gatorade Endurance Formula Powder Stick
      Gatorade Endurance Formula... There were three of these packages in the box. A few things about this:
      Lemon-Lime is my fave flavor. These packages are meant to be added to 24oz. of water. PERFECT size after a long workout. I'm a fan of anything that I can take on the go with me. Thanks Gatorade!

TransAmerica Power Blank Cell Charger
      Anyone that knows me online (OR IRL), knows that I'm a Social Media bug! knew the way right to my heart. Give a girl a new battery charger and she will love you forever. ;)

Nature's Path Foods
Qi'a Cranberry Vanilla Cereal
      One of the products in our box was a bag of Nature's Path Foods Q'ia Superfood Chia, Buckwheat and Hemp Cereal. I gotta be honest and tell you that I have NO IDEA what to do with this!! But. I'm excited to try it out. So very thankful for the recipe cards that were included. 

      Per the back of the bag...." Enjoy as a breakfast cereal, hot or cold; or add to yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal, or salads for an added nutritional boost."

Serving size: per 2 tbsp (30g)
Servings per container: about 7

Calories: 140
Calories from Fat: 60
Total Fat: 6g.....9%
Saturated Fat 0.5g....3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg.......0%
Sodium 0mg.......0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g......5%
Dietary Fiber 4g......16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g

Ingredients: Chia Seeds, Buckwheat groats, Hemp Seeds, Dried Cranberries (cranberries, cane sugar, sunflower oil), almonds, vanilla flavor. Organic. Contains Tree Nuts. Produced in a facility that uses soy, peanuts and milk.

Thanks Qia Superfood! This cereal looks AWESOME!

Sports Authority Gift Card....Yes Please!
     You know it's a good day when you receive a gift card JUST BECAUSE. Yep. It's a really good day and I have no idea what I'm going to purchase but I'm going to tuck this away in my back pocket for when I need a cute new tank for a race or something like that. I'm a sucker for cute new race clothes. 
      Thank you Sports Authority! Running Gear Retail Therapy is a girl's best friend!

Maui Jim
#MauiFilter #Mauireflection
      The Maui Jim Discount Card was really interesting to me. I currently own a pair of Maui Jim Aviators that I run in daily so I realize the value of this card but am curious as to what online training is?!? I'll do the research and if I buy a pair of these...I'll report back!!

      Thank you Maui Jim....I'm quite certain that this is a FABULOUS DEAL!

35% off Discount from Garmin.
     I have been a Nike+ Sportwatch girl for the last several years but heck, maybe it's time for a change. With this great discount card from Garmin, I could see that happening. If I don't use it for myself, I will definitely share with a friend, or two. :)

      Thank you Garmin for providing this great discount card that I can use for TWO friends will definitely be pleasantly surprised!

Let's talk Compression Socks....

     Thank you CEP for including a pair of Women's Compression Socks in my size! I received this awesome blue pair....I would have NEVER bought this color in a million years but I'm liking them a whole lot! It's great to try new products in new colors and varieties.


Look at these fabulous blue socks....
I'm going to ROCK them out with a cute skirt or pair of shorts.
#JustSayin #OwnIt
Flat #TrainingRockBox
So what is better than a TRAINING ROCK BOX??? A FLAT TRAINING ROCK BOX!!!!
Here's a look of all of the goods.....I cannot wait to put every single item in this box to work towards my race training. Training for races is hard enough and it's REALLY nice to have cool gadgets, quality gear and new things that I would not normally splurge on for myself to train with. I can't say THANK YOU enough to Run Rock N' Roll  and the great sponsors of the #TrainingRockBox!!! My overall thoughts???.......

Here is more information about each item in the box and links to all of the FABULOUS sponsors!

Brooks Running | @BrooksRunning | #runhappy 
In the box: Brooks Performance Hat

In the box: CEP Compression Socks

Garmin | @GarminFitness | #GarminRocks
In the box: 35% off coupon, redeemable online, code on the card

Gatorade Endurance |
In the box: Endurance Formula Powder Stick

Dropping knowledge: Hydration Tip: Make sure to practice your race fueling strategy in training to make sure you can tolerate fluids on race day without problems.  Learn more at

Offer: Get 20% off your choice of Gatorade Endurance products when  Enter code ENDURE20 at checkout. Valid through 9/31/15.

GU Energy Labs |@GUEnergyLabs | #GUforit
In the box: GU Energy Gels

Dropping knowledge: Train with GU, race with GU, and recycle your packets! TerraCycle and GU have partnered to create a Performance Nutrition Brigade, a free recycling program for performance nutrition packaging, and a fundraising opportunity for participants. Thanks for your help in keeping sports nutrition OFF the roads and trails by stashing your trash and OUT of the landfills by taking part in our TerraCycle recycling program!

Offer: Save your performance nutrition packaging and bring it to the GU booth at your next Rock ‘n’ Roll expo for your chance to win (2) race-day VIP passes! What are you waiting for, #GUforit!

Nature’s Path Foods | @NaturesPath | #EatWellDoGood
In the box: Qi’a Cranberry Vanilla Cereal

Dropping knowledge: Qi’a (pronounced Kee-ah) is our NEW Superfood Cereal made with Chia, Hemp and Buckwheat. This power trio is full of plant-based Protein, Fiber and ALA Omegas. Boost your nutrition after your run with only 2 tbsp. of cereal and feel the energy from this powerful, functional, and nutritious superfood.

Maui Jim Sunglasses | @OfficialMauiJim | #mauifilter #mauireflection
In the box: coupon for 70% Maui Jim products after taking their online training!

Sports Authority | @SportsAuthority
In the box: $25 Sports Authority Gift Card

Dropping knowledge: We know training is tough and it takes a lot of time. We hope that when the time comes during training, and you need something, we'll be able to help. We'll also be cheering you on across social media and at many of the races in the year ahead! Find your local Sports Authority: Shop online:

Transamerica  |  @Transamerica |  #Active4Tomorrow
In the box: Power bank cell charger

Dropping knowledge:  Running races, crushing your personal records, and achieving greater results takes planning. By planning ahead, you can reduce worry that something could get in the way. Transamerica is here to help with a variety of solutions from race registration protection to insurance, investments and retirement planning. Transamerica helps people plan for a better tomorrow. Explore Products.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series | @RunRocknRoll | #RocknBlog
In the box: digital hug from Ashley, 2015 Team Rock ‘n’ Blog Brooks Technical tee

Happy Training and Happy THINKING INSIDE THE BOX! #StraightOutta #TrainingRockBox


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