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My new favorite hydration beverage and how to get someone to run with you

At work I keep a large jar of candy on my desk for coworkers to take. it’s how i make friends 😉 Yesterday, a coworker gave me a Swiss (haha totally just spelled that “Suisse”- the French way) chocolate because he says he’s always stealing mine. He had just gotten back from a work trip in Switzerland.

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I don’t really like chocolate but I tried this and it was yummy

I asked Kyle if he would run with me after he got home from work. He said yes cause he’s a good sport. I really didn’t want to run yesterday, so that was an easy way to get my butt moving. I told him if he ran with me, we’d run to dinner and meet my parents and they would drive us home. food = good bribery.

I hadn’t drank much that day so I whipped out my newest purchase, Nuun!! I keep hearing about this from other runners and finally bought one when I picked up some gels. I got the watermelon flavor and now I know what the big deal is!

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I HATTTEEE the taste of artificial sweeteners. This doesn’t have the nasty aftertaste! Soooo good. I want to go buy more watermelon before they run out (it’s seasonal).

The electrolytes that your body needs: Each tube of Nuun contains 12 tablets. Each tablet makes 16 oz. of Nuun, and delivers 360 mg Sodium / 100 mg Potassium / 25 mg Magnesium / 13 mg Calcium

Nothing that you don’t: Less than 1g of carbs, fewer than 8 calories. No sugar. No high-fructose corn syrup. No artificial flavors or colors.

I got all hydrated and what not and was ready to roll when Kyle got home from work.

It was only ~2 miles away, but I wanted to keep the run light because I had back issues the day before. We weren’t breaking any records here, but it was also dark and we had to run by the light of a flashlight.


Sweaty dinner date
Sweaty dinner date

We met my parents at El Nido, a Mexican restaurant. I finally remembered to take a photo of my food! But it is a horrible photo because we were outside and the lighting wasn’t great

Pollo en Mole
Pollo en Mole

Chicken breast cooked in mole sauce, served with rice and tortillas. So good.

When we got home from dinner I was freezing. You know that feeling when you’re hot and sweaty after a run/workout, and then you start to cool off but it’s cold outside so you just stay cold? So I made tea. Had to use my mom’s Tigger mug. It makes it taste better.

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This morning I’m running a 6 mile taper run- aka don’t run fast. While I was hydrating, I snapped a couple pics.

My super sexy outfit

Couldn't find my slippers
Couldn’t find my slippers

And I caught my cat, Skyler, scolding my dog, Sienna. Skyler (cat) often drinks out of Sienna’s (dog) water bowl. Actually Skyler (cat) has a bad habit of thinking any bowl/cup of liquid is hers. She’s gotten her head stuck in a couple of cups…

Anyways, Skyler (cat) was drinking out of Sienna’s (dog) water bowl this morning and Sienna wanted some. Sienna gently walked up and tried to get a sip, and Skyler bopped her on the head. Don’t worry, I shooed Skyler away…after laughing a bunch.

Reunited and it feels so good
Reunited and it feels so good

I’ll let you know how my run goes.

What do you like to hydrate with? Water, coconut water, and now Nuun!


11 thoughts on “My new favorite hydration beverage and how to get someone to run with you

  1. Apparently our pets are twins too — because August (cat) ALWAYS drinks out of Gus’s (dog) bowl! She’s so spoiled (AKA picky) and literally only drinks out of his bowl, or a running faucet. Let me tell you who facilitates THAT one (ZACH).

    And now I’m curious about Nuun! I see it every time I’m in line at our grocery store but haven’t made the move to pick it up. You’re making me think it’s worth a shot. Didn’t mess up your stomach at all?

    1. Hahaha silly kitty (and Zach)!

      Nuun is really good. But read my next post lol. I drank Nuun before hand so I can’t say for sure that it didn’t “help” my situation. I think it is good for post-run though! I’ll keep you updated though.

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