Growing up, I was obsessed with the Olympics, particularly Track and Field. My sister had a subscription to Sports Illustrated and she would tear out the pages and covers when there was a track athlete on them and give them to me. After the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, my closet doors were covered with Track and Field stars. Imagine my dismay and disappointment when I found out years later that some of these athletes had failed doping tests or were highly suspected of doping. It was devastating to find out my personal heroes were cheaters.
I never could have imagined that I would become a two time Olympian myself, and that years after I competed in those Olympic Games I would have no idea where I actually finished in the Olympic Events I raced in. Between athletes that were actually removed from the results for doping, and athletes who went on to test positive for drugs years after, I honestly have no idea what place I truly finished at the Olympics. Think about that. I have dedicated my life to this sport and I have absolutely no idea how good I was in my prime.
It’s that time of year again…
Applications are about to open for the 2019 Nuun Ambassador program!! Mark your calendars for November 26, 2018.
At Nuun, we’re always keeping the future of a cleaner, greener planet top of mind and we’ve put corporate initiatives in place to ensure we are all active participants in that mission. That’s why, instead of creating a traditional sports drink pre-made in plastic bottles, we provide portable electrolyte tablets to add to water in your reusable bottle! We partner with The Conservation Alliance, and support the fight for our planet through a membership and a special edition 4-pack. We also empower employees to take 8 VTO hourse (volunteer time off) per year to use towards a non-profit cause that they want to serve– which has led to many trail, beach, and park clean ups.
If you love our planet as much as we do, we’d love for you to partner with us to expand our clean planet initiatives. Here are 3 ways to think greener!
We’re going to let you in on a little two-word secret: Beer + Nuun. That’s right…two of our favorite refreshments combined as an all-in-one happiness beverage! At Nuun HQ, we’ve experimented with a number of Nuun/Beer combinations, and have found the most delightful combinations for your electrolyte + carbohydrate fix. As we head into crisper fall weather training, make sure to stock up on your favorite Nuun flavors and beer choices for some extra incentive at the end of your longer workouts, or to keep hydrated at this season’s tailgates!Read More
Ladies, not ready for summer to be over yet? Still looking for that epic outdoor experience? You should look at REI Outessa in Waterville Valley, NH next month and here is why!
Playing outdoors can be expensive if you don’t have the gear, intimidating if you don’t have the skill and exhausting if you have to plan it all yourself. REI has all this covered at Outessa plus more. Over the course of a long weekend, you can learn to rock climb, SUP, mountain bike, trail run, hike, take amazing photos, car camp, cook in the woods, build a fire, hula dance (yes, you read that correctly), build life goals, set intentions and so much more. The group of partners that have come together to teach these classes with an all-female staff of REI guides and instructors is amazing, fun and inspiring all wrapped together.
Race day is the ultimate culmination of an enormous amount of hard work. Over the last few months, you’ve made sacrifices in time and energy, put in the tough training hours and ensured your body is in tip-top physical shape for performance. BUT, even though your physiological self is race-ready, there are many other factors that can contribute to the success or downfall of race day. Nuun’s got you covered for the full mind-body-spirit preparation heading into the big day!Read More
As result of our “Find your Adventure” giveaway, Nuun Hydration sent one lucky ambassador (and friend) to Wanderlust Whistler 2018. We were so excited to hand over passes for a long weekend of relaxation and rejuvenation to Kate Gayton! Below is Kate’s Wanderlust Whistler diary:
Yoga, active recovery and setting asides some quiet time to decompress have always been an integral part of my training, and life in general. So to immerse myself and learn more teachings for 4 solid days at Wanderlust Whistler was a fantastic opportunity. Wanderlust’s mission is to find your true north, and after returning home to the beautiful Whistler, BC from 6 months of travelling and riding bikes and hiking most days it was also very welcomed by my body. Furthermore, my adventure buddy Nina would be joining me, so I was looking forward to some quality time with her.
The what, the why, the how, the when.
Electrolyte circulation? Check
Fluid absorption on point? Affirmative.
Increased endurance performance? Oh, heck yea!
How is it that you reach this state of hydration bliss you ask? Two words: hyper-hydration. We’ve seen a growing popularity in the practice of pre-loading electrolytes over the last couple of years, and studies have pointed back to increased performance during endurance exercise as a result! Nuun’s hyper-hydration guide provides the basics of what you need to know before adding this hydration tactic into your long-haul regimen.
Nuun popsicles (aka Nuunsicles) can be as easy as mixing up some Nuun and popping it in the freezer. (Bonus points for fun popsicle molds!) And if you're looking to up your popsicle game this summer, try our favorite recipes below!Read More
As someone who spends a lot of time on the road, I know the importance of making better decisions and implementing guidelines to stay healthy when I travel. The last thing I want is a vacation from my vacation, and I am a happier & healthier human when I make those smart decisions! It doesn't have to be hard and in fact, it can actually become a really fun way to get creative, try new things, and workout in ways you wouldn't try at home!
Here are a few ways I keep on top of my health and fitness while on the road that I would love for you to try: