Wednesday, July 10, 2013

You want Nuun (a giveaway)

^That^ says it right there.  You want Nuun.  Really you do.
Nuun in superfantastic.  It really has made a difference in my running.

Now wait!  Don't go skipping away if you aren't a runner!  This is for you too!
Yep, Nuun has something for everyone and today is your chance to win it.  Read on.

First, what the heck is it?
 Everyone has tried those sticky sweet sports drinks.  Blech.  This is *not* that.  When I first jumped into triathlon and running I used those.  Inevidibly I ended up with a not so happy stomach.   But I needed more than just water because I sweat.  A lot.  Like my face crusts with salt and my dogs insist on licking my legs after a run.  Yes, I know I'm gross.
It was about then that I was first introduced to Nuun.  A little tablet to mix with 16oz of water, packed with electrolytes, not loaded with sugar (no sugar at all!), lots of flavors to choose from...what did I have to lose?

It did not disappoint.  Not only did it taste better than the alternatives, I felt better using it.  No more stick stomach!  Better hydration meant better recovery, better recovery meant better running!
Thus began my love of Nuun.
And the creation of the Nuun drawer.


See?  I'm not kidding when I tell you I love it.
Though that's probably obvious considering that I applied to as a part of the Nuun team of bloggers running Hood to Coast in August.  44 days!  If you're counting. (missed that video?  check it out HERE)
I'm super pumped to now officially be a Nuun ambassador too!

But like I said, this is not just for athletes, or those of us aspiring athletes who sweat like a pig.
Nuun really does have something for everyone.

All you dehydrated people out there, listen up!
Don't think you're one of those?  Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated?  As someone who has always been a big water drinker that seemed ridiculous to me until some friends and I were doing a fitness challenge.  Some of them were struggling with getting 32 oz of water a day!  And I was blown away at the number who said they hated drinking water or they were bored with water or they just didn't like the taste.
Daytime fatique anyone?  Dehydration is the number one cause.  Let's fix that.


 Nuun Active Hydration is perfect for us sweaty folks.  Packed with electrolytes, it helps alleviate cramps, helps muscle fatigue, puts back all those things you're sweating out.  It makes the perfect sports drink.  And it comes in 14 flavors!  Banana, Orange, Lemon Lime, Strawberry Lemonade, Fruit Punch, Kona Cola, Lemon Tea, Tri-Berry, Grape, Tropical, Citrus Fruit, Cherry Limeade, Watermelon and Lemonade.

My current favorites:
Tropical, Strawberry Lemonade, and Lemonade.
(yes, I really do keep these stashed in my purse.)

For those of you who aren't as disgusting as me, check out U Natural Hydration.

Optimal for those less intense activities.  All natural, sweetened with stevia, only 7 calories per tab.  4 awesome flavors of U Natural Hydration; Cucumber Mint, Goji Berry Green Tea, Tangerine Ginger and Lemon Chai.

Wrapping up the line up is Nuun All Day.
Don't ride the roller coaster of sugary and caffeinated drinks all day.  Seriously.  Knock it off. You know they are wreaking havoc on you so it's time to dump them!  This is an awesome alternative.  Zero sugar, under 8 calories per tab, 17 vitamins and minerals, and fabulous flavor for those of you who just don't love or are bored with plain water.  Nuun All Day comes in Grapefruit Orange, Tangerine Lime, Blueberry Pomegranate and Grape Raspberry.  Yum.

Now it's your turn to snag some for yourself.
Up for grabs is a four-pack of your choice!  And while you're waiting to find out if you won, snag some at 15% off using the discount code hydrateHTC!

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
- Tell me what you'd love to try!  Already a Nuun lover?  Which one is your favorite? (one entry)
- Follow me on Twitter, leave a comment with your twitter handle. (one entry)
-Follow Nuun on Twitter (one entry)
- Like Random Thoughts From the Zoo on Facebook.  (one entry)
-Share the giveaway post from the Random Thoughts from the Zoo fb page! (one entry)
-Follow the blog, or let me know you're already a follower (one entry)
-Share the giveaway on Twitter, linking up to it.  Feel free to tweet it on your own, or just copy this: "You want Nuun.  Win it from @Cateydid http://tinyurl.com/q3ttt2q " (one entry per day, please leave the link to your tweet in the comment.)

TONS of ways to win, so get to entering!

(Giveaway ends at 11:59pm Monday July 15th, winner will announced by Wednesday July 17th.  Prize provided by Nuun, opinion and sweaty grossness provided by me.  And seriously, stop loading yourself with the sugary caffeinated junk.  No bueno.)

54 comments:

Catey said...
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CloughClan said...

I want to try the blueberry pomegranate all day. For this person who doesn't drink anywhere near enough water!!

Kathleen said...

I have never seen Nuun in stores and I am very skeptical of ordering something off the Internet unless I try it first. I hope to win because we are going to need the hydration for our upcoming move from South Carolina to North Carolina in the August heat!!!

Heidi said...

All the flavors besides banana sound great to me! I hope to win so I can sample a few :)

Heidi said...

Like you on Facebook

Heidi said...

shared giveaway post

Becky said...

I have never tried it but would love to. Already a follower on your blog and Facebook.

Heidi said...

follower on your blog

Rheanna said...

I'd love to try the Nuun all day, sounds like what my world needs :)

Rheanna said...

Liked on FB

Rheanna said...

Shared on FB

Rheanna said...

Already a follower!

justdawn said...

You know I'm a follower...and I would like something to help put back what the radiation has stripped away. Seriously. The fatigue is ridiculous.

justdawn said...

Liked on FB

justdawn said...

Shared on FB :)

Lisa said...

I would love to try any of the nuun all day!

Lisa said...

liked you on facebook

Lisa said...

following your blog

Lisa said...

following nuun on twitter

Lisa said...

shared giveaway post on facebook

Jennifer Davis said...

I want to try the strawberry lemonade, yumm!

Jennifer Davis said...

I follow you on twitter. @UTQueenofChaos

Jennifer Davis said...

I follow Nuun on twitter too!

maryanne said...

I already use Nuun and love it. It is a major must have in Florida! I am drinking the mixed fruit right now. Kathleen you can buy it at Dicks sporting goods. They keep it near the check out

maryanne said...

I already like you on facebook :)

maryanne said...

already a blog follower :)

maryanne said...

I shared on facebook

Jen Flint said...

They really all sound great. I'd love to try these!

Jen Flint said...

I'm a blog follower.

Jen Flint said...

I like you on FB too.

Christina Davis said...

I LOVE Nuun - currently obsessed with tropical and watermelon, but i have not yet tried a flavor i did not like!

Christina Davis said...

And i am a follower using Feedly

Randi S said...

I'd like to try strawberry lemonade! OH or blueberry pomegranate - yum!

Randi S said...

I follow on Twitter @sclubmama

Randi S said...

I follow Nuun on Twitter @sclubmama

Randi S said...

I follow you on FB (Randi S)

Randi S said...

I follow the blog

tweetsweet said...

I keep looking at NUUN and still have not bought any. Fruit punch is usually my go to flavor - so I probably would try it first, then maybe Cherry Limeade. Love your blog!

tweetsweet said...

I follow you on Twitter! @mlcwildlifepr

tweetsweet said...

I follow NUUN on Twitter @mlcwildlifepr

tweetsweet said...

I follow your blog, really love it and admire your patience and ability to get stuff done!

tweetsweet said...

I like your page on Facebook

J and D said...

I love nuun, but we only have a few flavours where I live. Would love to try some others!

Jesse

J and D said...

I follow your blog!

Jesse

J and D said...

I LIKE your blog on facebook!

Jesse

Celeste said...

Watermelon!!

email:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

following your blog via GFC

email:
celeste@mail4me.com

myfavoritethingsem said...

I would love to try any of them. I have never seen Nuun in stores before.

myfavoritethingsem said...

Already a blog follower.

myfavoritethingsem said...

Liked you on FB.

myfavoritethingsem said...

Shared the giveaway on FB.

Chris said...

Hi Catey, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

literalb.com said...

Hi there! Just recently came across your blog and love it! I'm a NUUN lover and, like you, it's made a HUGE difference in my running. Lemonade is my current favorite!

Mike Raven said...

Sounds interesting to try! Will give it a shot, thanks! :)