Today’s post is not only to remind everyone about the RWK Virtual 5K coming up at the end of this month (June 24-30 to be precise), but also to go everyone a little extra information about one of the raffle sponsors- NUUN.
As soon as I reached out to NUUN to ask for support via a raffle donation they were more than willing to help out. They offered a NUUN tablet multi pack and also a NUUN water bottle to take care of all your water and electrolyte needs.
If you’re new to running you may not have heard of NUUN yet. If you’ve been running for a while and read any blogs besides Running With Karen, which we all know is the best, then you’ve probably got a good idea what NUUN is. For those of you who don’t…. here’s the skinny.
NUUN is an electrolyte replacement product. It comes in little drink tablets that you dissolve in water and use on your runs, or perhaps bike rides. NUUN has no sugar and minimal calories so you will replenish your electrolytes without ingesting any carbs or increasing your caloric intake. It allows your body to easily absorb both the water and the salt you’ve lost while sweating. You’ll still need to get some carbs during long runs, but you can do that by using energy gels, chews or even candy. The idea is that your hydration solution will not add carbs or calories allowing you to more easily control your carb and calorie replacement.
NUUN even comes in a ton of flavors. I personally gravitate to the citrus flavors in almost everything in life, including ice-cream (I love orange or lemon sorbet!). So my go to flavors are orange, lemon-lime and citrus fruit. That being said I seriously need to give lemonade a try since I’ve been known to use watered down lemonade as my running drink of choice. If citrus isn’t up your alley give grape, kona cola, tri-berry, watermelon or perhaps banana a try. (I don’t think banana would do it for me on a run, but if they come out with pina colada I’m definitely putting in an order.)
So here’s a quick thank you to NUUN for helping me reach my Virtual 5K goals and for making one of you the lucky owner of a NUUN Mixed 4 pack and water bottle to help keep you out on the roads.