Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sweat Pink Bulu Box Review

I was so excited to share my #Bulubox review that I can't even picture all the items it came with...because the chicken jerky is already gone! 

My Bulu Box contained 

Which was so yummy it was gone in a flash!
Double thumbs up for this product!

Also in the box

  • Movit Energy Gummies
  • Simple Being Nutrition Green Coffee Bean Supplement
  • Runa Focused Energy Tea
  • Earth's Care Anti-Itch Cream 
 Movit: After fiddling around with multiple types of running nutrition in the past few months I have realized I can't stomach anything gooey or too liquidy. I've been sticking with Gu's Chews and Chomps so I was excited to try something new.  These were great! I had a boost to finish out my long run but never had a "crash" moment when it wore off....protein loading afterward helps with that, too!
Simple Being Simple Diet Supplement is loaded with caffeine and I am very sensitive to high levels of caffeine so I was extremely nervous to try fact, I never did try it! While the other ingredients might be healthy supplements I won't put tons of caffeine in my body when I know the results will be awful! I'm sure for those who need a "healthy" energy boost this would be a good fit but I'll skip for now. Two thumbs down!
Runa Focused Energy Tea:
Very yummy but smelled awful...don't let the smell fool you! It was very tasty and seemed to give me a boost of energy without all the caffeine garbage. 
Earth's Care Anti-Itch cream smells just slightly like Vix Vapor Rub and seemed to work quite well on a variety of late summer bug bites that my kiddos popped up with. So, a double thumbs up for this product! Smells great and works, too! 

I really enjoyed receiving new products to try out and I am excited to give you a chance, too!!

If you go to BuluBox  and enter this following discount code you will receive 50% iff a 3-month subscription! 


I was sent the Bulubox as part of my partnership with SweatPink, all opinions are my own!


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Runner's Flu

Runners Flu

That feeling of overwhelming exhaustion, nausea, and headaches that happen during/after a long run or other event of strenuous physical exertion. 

(No, its not stomach flu...your thinking of the trots and that's a whole other sorta post)

After several weekends of unpleasantness after my long run I went back to the drawing board and began to take a good hard look at the many areas that could affect my ability to handle the demands of a long run.


Nutritionally, I have found that my body runs extremely well on a low carb and high protein diet.  I have found that certain carbohydrates and the timing of many carbs affects my gut in an unpleasant way. I am still figuring out what carbohydrates negatively affect my stomach but wheat is currently taking a vacation from my plate and my gut is grateful for now!  I will give my gut a few more weeks without wheat before adding in other carbs. I know that glycogen stores are rebuilt by carbohydrate intake and with mine being minimal I could possibly expect to be affected by lower glycogen levels.


I drink primarily water, having given up soda a few years ago because it upset my stomach. I do drink the occasional unsweetened iced tea. I made sure to pay more attention to the amount of water I drank before and after my long runs. I don't carry water on my current long runs but as I am ramping up the miles I should start to carry some with me.


 Two days of rest was beginning to look ideal for me after the long run, however, I am finding that my legs are so sore two days later that I need to add in a short shake out run....going from 3 runs a week to 4.

How does nutrition play a part in the success of your weekly long run?