Miles With You
an ode to the hydration pack
My old faithful,
My voyager of the unexplored,
My pioneer of endurance.
I carry your weight,
You bring the refreshment.
A match made in trail heaven...
By: Kara Goucher
Running has been one of the central focuses of my life since I was 12 years old. I ran races in the summertime with my grandpa for fun starting at age 6, but at 12 I joined the cross country team at my junior high school. Running came easy for me. Once I figured out a little bit of pacing, more often than not, I found myself crossing the line first. I loved that running felt so natural. After playing, and struggling, with so many other sports, running was the first sport I did that felt familial. I didn’t have to think about where the soccer ball was hitting my shoe or the angle of my tennis racket in my hand. I just ran. It was freeing and exhilarating.
After years of running fast, loving my teammates, and winning state titles, running suddenly became hard. I was a junior in high school and my body was changing. I was breathing so much harder, my body didn’t seem to respond when I told it to push.
It’s time to start making the most of your commute to work! Running or biking to work is a great way to reduce your personal carbon footprint, fit in a workout on a busy day and diffuse stress before/after a work day.
While traffic jams are wiped off of the commute obstacle list, active commutes present a handful of unique twists. So, in order to reap the benefits of your run/bike commute, it pays to be prepared.
As the weather warms and dries up, following a few helpful pro-tips will help you to get the most out of your newly defined “rush hour!"
For the last 10 years, I’ve ridden bicycles thousands of miles from mountain biking to road racing to cyclocross. I’m not the best or fastest, but I love cycling for the fun and the fitness that comes with it. Over the last 10 years, I’ve also run a total of about 20 miles.
Twelve weeks before my first half-marathon, I wouldn’t have considered myself a “runner”. (For those cyclists who aren’t familiar, running is what you do when you get a flat tyre at the Tour de France.) I thought that committing to a 12-week training plan would be a good challenge. Even if, at the time, the thought of running 6, 8, 10 or more miles was daunting and 13.1 miles seemed impossible. Then the running started and I learned that running is awesome.
This month, we’re getting bubbly! April’s Nuuntini features a refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer, perfect for warmer and sunnier afternoons. We love the sweet combination of Sauvignon Blanc wine with the citrus twist from the club soda and Strawberry Lemonade Nuun.
This cocktail is perfect for kicking back, relaxing AND replenishing after a tough, sweaty workout!
Did you know that proper hydration extends far beyond drinking 8 glasses of water a day? Certain minerals help our bodies to actually absorb the water we consume rather than it flushing straight through our systems. Enter scene: Nuun Hydration!
Nuun has a full line-up of hydration products available to suit whichever hydration scenarios best fit your lifestyle. All of our products are designed around a proprietary electrolyte blend to optimize everyday hydration.
Nobody looks forward to picking up the office bug or kids dragging germs back home with them from school…but it happens! When germ/flu season hits you hard, we’ve got the perfect bedside/”Netflix and Pill” companion: Nuun Immunity!
Nuun Immunity is an effervescent tablet that you drop in 16 oz. of water that helps support the natural defense systems your body uses to fight off cold and flu symptoms. If you’re on the down and out, frequent consumption of Nuun Immunity can aid in the healing process of an overworked immune system. By providing a healthy dose of antioxidants, electrolytes and anti-inflammatories, your immune system has all the right tools to fight off pathogens and begin to repair itself.
Here are four ways that Nuun Immunity goes to work for you when your system is feeling sluggish.
This delicious breakfast recipe is a great meal option for days when you have a hard workout in the schedule.
Your muscles will thank you for the blast of plant-based protein this meal provides from both the quinoa and almond milk! Pecans provide a balance of healthy fats in addition to the protein sources, as well as a little extra crunch to break up the texture of the quinoa.
Nuun’s newest addition to the hydration line-up, Nuun Immunity, boasts many healthful benefits…but how exactly are our bodies reaping the rewards of these ingredients?
Let’s first dig into a breakdown of our botanical blend that was custom designed for the Nuun Immunity product. Nuun Immunity contains a base line of electrolytes and vitamins that aid in proper hydration and daily health, but is differentiated by the blend of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that contribute to overall immune health.
Extra sandals: Check!
Nuun Immunity: TRIPLE CHECK!
Introducing: the newest product you never want to leave home without again. Nuun Immunity was designed as a practical, portable immune system support product that should be included on your every packing checklist moving forward.