In French we have a say "Apres la pluie, le beau temps!" It means after the rain the sun will shine!
So after my less then awesome race last weekend (see previous post for that and thanks to everyone for the comments!) I got an email that made my day. I was asked to be a NUUN Ambassador for this year!
I am honored and very happy that I will be representing this great company and product!
If you are a regular reader you know that I have serious stomach issues. I have them during almost all of the races but I also have them when I am not running. I have chronic GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) also known as acid reflux. It really sucks. Because of that I follow a very strict diet. Because of that diet and running I lost 70 lbs. I have had a really hard time with finding fuel for my long runs. I also have problems with dehydration. I live in a place where it is hot most of the time and that does not help with that. Most of the stuff that is available for fuel for runners does not work for me. I tried them all..the GU, the block shots, the sports beans...Gatorade, Powerade...liquid EFS. All rejected by my picky stomach.
I think the first time I tried NUUN was at a Race Expo in 2011. Kim was there and they had a boot where we could taste the different flavors. I liked that the flavors were not strong and that this drink was not full of sugars like other sport drinks. We bought a few tubes and I hoped for the best! At first I tried it just during the day to see if I could tolerate it without getting heartburn. I tried a few flavor and for me the fruit punch is the best. It does not cause heartburn and I like the taste of it. I started using it on my long runs and also for hot days. I drink it before and after long runs and half marathon races. It made a big difference for dehydration problems. I do still struggle with GI issues during races..mainly dryheaving. I have days that it is not so bad and other days..well...it's Surf City 2013!
Last summer, I was one of the lucky gals who got to run the mother of all relays; Hood to Coast, on team NUUN. This was a dream come true for me.
I am so grateful for this opportunity. You can find my posts about this fantastic experience under that tab Hood to Coast. I got to visit the NUUN offices while we were in Seattle and meet all the nice folks who work there. I am so happy that I will get to be a small part of the family for this year! Thank you NUUN!
Right now and for a very short time you have the opportunity to apply to be a NUUN Ambassador just like me! You can go here for more information on how to do that!
Also you can order one brand new NUUN running singlet available for pre sale only and that ends tomorrow so hurry!!!