When I arrived home from Florida (post up tomorrow!), I was more than happy to arrive to my first Runner Box. After a cancelled race (spoiler alert), what more could a runner want than a box full of goodies?
First off…what is a Runner Box? From their website: “RunnerBox is a subscription based box for runners, triathletes and other active people. It’s a mini shoebox filled with running products, mailed to your front door. It has everything from energy products, gels, chews, protein shakes/supplements, nutrition bars, skincare, to safety products and other fun accessories! Some products will be brand new (but personally tested) on the market, and some will be tried and true favorites. With so many products coming out on the market, leave the trials and testing to us, we’ll search out the best and send them to you!”. There are boxes for runners, cyclists, and triathletes. Additionally, you can subscribe to the boxes, give them as gifts, or get one for a specific event!
First of all, I love how pretty it was packaged all up! There was one item that didn’t fit in the box, which was nicely placed on top of it.
There were so many goodies. These are just a few I really liked/are interested in!
Banza mac and cheese!’s pasta made out of chickpeas, meaning it’s loaded with protein and fiber. I’ve see Banza at Wegman’s before, but I haven’t tried it yet. ItThis is a perfect way to sample it. I haven’t tried it yet. I plan to make it this week and share it with my roomies to see what they think!
Despite loving chia, I’m not a mango fan. I passed these along to my boyfriend, who liked them. He said they were “just like granola” and a “good little snack”. I’d take his word for it – I swear I didn’t pay him to say nice things. If I see these around in a different flavor I will definitely try them!
Despite how unhealthy most energy drinks are, I’m a sucker for a cold Red Bull. I was so excited to see this Runa “clean” energy drink. I had it the other afternoon – I was exhausted after getting up at 4:30 for November Project and working from home on a “ice” day. I can’t say I loved this, but I would get it again. It’s unsweetened, which leaves the lime flavor pretty strong, for me. I did feel a bit of a jolt, as if I had a couple of cups of coffee. I would try it again!
Hot Shot is a drink that is meant to improve performance and prevent muscle cramps. With Shalane Flanagan as a fan, I’m willing to give it a try! I don’t normally cramp up much, but I plan to use it tomorrow before a speed workout. I’ll be sharing how I liked it on Instagram!
My Runner Box included more than just this – fingerless gloves, granola bars, and tea, to name a few! It also had coupons for some of the products. I love how the Runner Box is a way to sample products that you may not otherwise think to try. I’m not sure if I’d subscribe myself, as in terms of food/nutriton I’m very picky. If I’m looking for a gift for an athletic friend, I think the Runner Box is a great option!
Do you receive any subscription boxes? I’m always eyeing my roommate’s Stitch Fix, and I keep meaning to try Nature Box and the Jamberry Style Box.
Are you picky about running foods/nutrition? I don’t eat anything with dates, coconut/mango/pineapple, nor do I like mint!