I have some great news!! In addition to the prizes I am supplying I have several confirmed sponsors! 

*Road ID will be providing a egift card
I don't have my Road ID yet, but it is in the mail. I am so excited about this one. Too many people go out for a quick run with no identification. I have been guilty of this too many times. We all hope nothing will ever happen to us but in the event it does I want my family to be contacted ASAP!

Balega is sending socks. 
I have a pair of these and I love them. They are so soft and cushy! I'm not gonna lie, it is going to be hard not to keep them for myself

Honey Stinger is sending some Vanilla Organic Energy Gels.
I have mentioned before that Honey Stinger waffles are my favorite race fuel. I keep a large box on hand at all time and I cant wait to check out their new gels.

And one I am very excited about, a piece of jewelry from Vetro Jewelry!
These pieces are truly beautiful! The piece for our giveaway is a surprise for now but I can guarantee it will be the icing on the cake of our prize pack. If you cant wait go check out their page to see all their great designs  They even do custom pieces including incorporating your favorite race bib into jewelry!

I will also be adding an item or two from Give Kids the World.

So a big, huge thank you to my sponsors! This really could not happen without and your awesome products!
Stride Box is another subscription box. The cost is $15 a month. For my first month, I got ordered a little late and was not guaranteed the full box. For $5 they put you on the wait list. If there are extra boxes you get the full months box for just $5. If they are out of boxes they send you a mini box. Unfortunately, I was not lucky enough to get the full box. The mini box was pretty good and worth $5. Everything shown in the photo plus a Nuun Tablet was in the box. I had been wanting to try Nuun so I was thrilled there was one in the box. It was good and I do prefer it over sports drinks. I'll be ordering some soon. 
I'll be trying the Picky bar soon! I know, these reviews are not that helpful since I haven't tried everything, but there is a lot of stuff in all these boxes! 
There were also the two stickers, a coupon for Barnana's bars and a coupon for Energy Bits. I think the full box had samples of both the Energy Bits and Barnana's. My first full box should be coming soon and I am looking forward to another review! 

Today I realized that I have neglected to review or show off all the fun things I have been ordering with my gift card!! I'll start off with one of the first things I ordered, The RunnerBox. http://therunnerbox.com/ RunnerBox has a few different options. They have a bi-monthly sbuscription for $20 a box, monthly for $10 a box, a Tri box at $20 bi-monthly or a one time box. I went with the one time box for $20 plus shipping. Shipping bumped it up to almost $26.  
As you can see the RunnerBox comes packed nicely. It comes packed in a separate box however, which is not needed.
Included were
Simbi hairband/bracelet
Two pouches Cytomax powder Sports Performance Drink (Cool Citrus and Pomegranate Berry)
Clif Shot Blocks
Lemon Honey Stinger Waffle
Mint Chocolate Gu
Honey Stinger Pomegranate Passion chews
#9 Chocolate Agave energy gel
Extreme Sports Beans
Be Active Herb Tea
The Athletic Wipe by Shower Pill
Endurox R4 recovery drink (Tangy Orange)
Bonk Bar

As you can see, a lot of stuff. I have not had a chance to try most of it. 

The first things you really see is the gloves. The are way too big for me, pretty sure they are men's gloves, and scratchy. Honestly, I don't even know where they are right now. The yellow hairband by Simbi I love and am wearing right now.  http://simbihaiti.com/ From their website Each hair-bracelet sold keeps Haitians employed and helps raise money to install water filtration systems throughout the country, saving lives."
I just really like it.

I am a huge fan of Honey Stinger Waffles, they are my race fuel of choice. I did not enjoy the lemon at all. It tasted like lemon furniture polish. I'll stick to the orginal from now on.

The Bonk Breaker was interesting. Mine was Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. It reminded me of a Power Bar, but not as dense. It is gluten and dairy free so it is a good option those with dietary needs. It is not something I will probably try again. 

Unfortunately, that is all I tried out of the box so far. I have been saving the Extreme Sports Beans for my next race. I have been out of training long distance with my knee so I have been saving a lot of the stuff for when I get back to longer distances. I wont be subscribing to The RunnerBox, however. While there is a great deal of stuff in it to try and it is a good deal, I already know what works for me. I am not a fan of the gels and chews. A box full of them every month or every other month would go unused. 

The rest of the RunnerBox contents. 



    My name is Amanda, I am a runner and a full time student. I started this blog to share my experiences training for and running races as well as coordinating virtual races. I hope to use my blog and races to inspire others to get out there and run. In March 2013 I started my first "virtual" 5K and plan to host many more in the coming months. I want this to be a fun, safe place to share and inspire. The name of my blog was inspired by the fact that even when I am out running alone, I know I am not on my own. I have my online running buddies, husband, family and friends with me at all times. 


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