June came so soon! (A Stridebox Review)

14 Jun

I woke up to a beautiful sight this morning – the sun was back out and ready to play! After running a couple of errands, I set myself up on the front porch for some blogging, reading, snacking, hydrating, and icing (for tomorrow’s 5K).

image_1It seems like it wasn’t very long ago that I got around to reviewing the May Stridebox and here I am with the June box ready and waiting for me to enjoy it. Let’s open it up!

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As I started pulling the items out, I was immediately excited about the Foot Rubz Massage Ball. Mark and I had just had a conversation about how he should use a foot roller to help with his new running pains. Now we don’t have to go find one! According to the package, there are over 160 stimulating fingers on the ball that help massage sore feet, hands, or any where. I gave it a try and it feels gooood!

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This month’s fuel and hydration picks:

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  1. PocketFuel Crunchy Banana Blueberry Almond Butter with kick. Vegan, gluten free, 100% natural whole food fuel with 8g of protein. I’ve never had a crunchy squeeze fuel before, so I’m curious about how that added texture will affect the fueling experience. You can read all about the company philosophy here.
  2. Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix in Lemons/Limes flavor. This is known as “Secret Drink Mix” because athletes claim it has performed better than the leading brands and doesn’t cause bloating or stomach discomfort. I’m looking forward to trying it out, but I’m pretty skeptical that it’s going to be better than my favorite nuun.
  3. Electro Delytes Energy and Electrolyte Citrus Bar. This bar has electrolytes, simple carbs, all natural ingredients, no caffeine and only 55 calories!
  4. PowerICE Lime Kicker Electrolyte Ice Bar. Who doesn’t enjoy a nice freeze pop on a hot summer day? Well, now you can replenish electrolytes after a hot and sweaty summer workout in the same fun way you did as a kid (but better for you). Gluten free, Kosher, no high-fructose corn syrup, 30 calories…and it’s frozen! I’m popping this in the freezer for another one of those 90 degree days!

I’m not one to usually change the laces on my shoes, but I might consider it now that I’ve got a set of Lock Laces. This is a cool elastic shoelace fastening system that keeps your laces tight and secure without the need for double knots. The company also lists improved circulation and prevention of heel crushing as product benefits. They come in a variety of colors and you can use them for any athletic shoe and for multiple activities. I might put these on my Saucony Mirage II’s, since the laces don’t stay tight and the tongue likes to move around.

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Remember that time I ended up with some serious chafing after a 10 mile run? This anti-chafe cream with tea tree oil from Blue Steel Sports sure would have come in handy to prevent that painful mess! It can be used to prevent chafing OR to help soothe and calm irritated skin after activity. The tea tree oil (which I love!) adds a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent. image_4When I first opened this month’s box, I was a little less-than excited about all the lemon-limey products because it’s not usually my favorite flavor. Now that I’ve had the chance to really look closely at each of those products, I’m looking forward to testing them out even if my taste buds aren’t so jazzed. As usual, the $15 monthly subscription proves to be a worthy investment, as the retail value of June’s contents is over $26!

And finally, keeping in line with the efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle, here’s how I re-purposed May’s box:

strideboxreuse2It makes a great fuel bin for the cupboard!

If you haven’t already subscribed to Stridebox, what are you waiting for?! Go here and get it now so you don’t miss out in July!

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2 Responses to “June came so soon! (A Stridebox Review)”

  1. Sarah @ Sweet Miles June 14, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Ok, FOR-REALS. Why have I not signed up for stridebox yet?? Getting on that asap. I am obsessed with the foot rubz…it’s especially awesome at work throughout the day 🙂 Good luck at your 5K tomorrow!!!! WOOHOO!!! You will do GREAT!!!!

  2. Fiona likes to blog June 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    OMG I didn’t even know these boxes existed. Just looked it up online, I live in the UK but they don’t ship here. So disappointed!

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