Before, During, and After…a giveaway

14 03 2014

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I love entering blog giveaways, but I never win 😦 therefore I’m giving away something to someone! I’m joining in a Giveaway Blog Hop. You have so many chances to win and doesn’t prizes (check out the linky at the bottom of the post)!

I’m a creature of habit, I am systematic on long run and race days. These are my go to items.

Before
Coffee is a must. It wakes me up, gives me energy, and is comforting. I drink it as I’m getting ready to calm my nerves.

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During
Fuel is so important. I’ve started using more on long runs, and it makes a huge difference. I’ve tried several kinds, and the two I can tolerate are

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Clif Shot Blocks: I eat 1/2 a package every 4 miles or so. I’ve only tried Strawberry, but they are good.

20140310-125853.jpg I also like Gatorade Chews, Cool Blue is my favorite. I can easily grab some Gatorade chews at work, so these are an easy go to option! I do about 1/2 a pack every 4 miles.

After

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Fuzzy socks are my favorite thing to wear after a long run. After all the pounding on my feet, I wrap them in warmth and softness. I usually wear them with compression tights.

So my giveaway basket includes:
-$10 Starbucks gift card
-Clif Shot Blocks
-Gatorade Chews
-Fuzzy socks

Perfect items to get you ready for spring time running! Winner will be picked out of a hat on March 31.

To enter: leave a comment about your favorite before/during/after fitness item! (Extra entries for being a follower of the blog or on Facebook-just mention it in you comment!)

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all of the items will be purchased by me, and all opinions are my own.

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72 responses

14 03 2014
Jeffrey

My favorites include a bowl of oatmeal before a long run, Shot Bloks during, chocolate milk and hop in the pool (obviously during the summer, hot shower works well in the winter) post work-out. Not so sure the pink socks would look that great on me but my wife would sure like them…My oldest son would probably fight her for them, pink is “cool” now for the boys!
I like your Facebook page!

14 03 2014
Darlene

before – oatmeal
during – Gu
after something sweet

14 03 2014
Darlene

I follow you on FB

14 03 2014
Nicole @ Fitful Focus

For long races, I love having a whole wheat bagel or toast with PB, during I use Energybits, and after I refuel with a protein smoothie! And I like on FB 🙂

14 03 2014
DixieD

My before is definitely a cup of coffee, and a banana or english muffin (they have banana english muffins right now- yum!) , during I have found that Gu Gels, or Honey Stinger chews are yummy and work well, and afterwards I go for a protein shake and mexican.

14 03 2014
Rachel Henthorn

I love to have a banana and peanut butter sandwich after working out, plenty of water during and before i usually eat a apple.

14 03 2014
Lisa Jones

Coffee is definitely my favorite pre run item, during run I love, love, love Huma Gels and after depending on time of day and temperature could be chocolate milk or an ice cold beer and my Zensah compression socks.

14 03 2014
Lisa Jones

Followed on fb

14 03 2014
corgipants

I love my ipod during a workout! And afterward, I am a huge fan of a shower followed by a soft towel and super-soft sweatpants!

14 03 2014
Señora Corrida

Before: Diet Coke
During: Salted Caramel GU
After: flip-flops and a Dr. Pepper! 🙂

14 03 2014
RunningAmy (@GoForARunNow)

Before – whole wheat toast with pb and bananas
During – double espresso gu
After – eggs, bacon, pancakes, coffee, anything I can find! 😉

14 03 2014
RunningAmy (@GoForARunNow)

I’m a fan of yours on FB!

14 03 2014
Courtney @The TriGirl Chronicles

Clif shot blocks are my favorite!

14 03 2014
Denise Laird (@denisel321)

I really love coffee with 2% milk, ENERGYbits and a banana with peanut butter before a run. I’m a Facebook fan too 🙂

14 03 2014
Tessa

I love a Starbucks Chai after a race. I also use Gu gels during a race.

14 03 2014
Tessa

Followed on FB

14 03 2014
Lisa N.

Before: Clif or Luna Bar
During: GU
After: coconut water or chocolate milk

14 03 2014
Catladyruns

I follow you on facebook!

14 03 2014
Catladyruns

My favorite item after a long run is a heating pad to soothe my achy back or other large muscles.

14 03 2014
Piper's Run

I’m a big fan of ProCompression socks after my runs.

14 03 2014
Piper's Run

New follower on the blog! Love it 🙂

14 03 2014
Caroline

I follow on bloglovin!

14 03 2014
Caroline

(just realized my bloglovin account is under a different email than what I “signed in” to this comment with…hope that’s not a problem?)

14 03 2014
Caroline

Oh and my before: cinnamon raisin bagel or english muffin with strawberry jam and a bit of pb
during: Gu
after: anything salty and lots of liquids!

14 03 2014
Lisa

I like my gummie. I forgot which brand it was but its so good.

and I follow you on FB

14 03 2014
Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

Before – banana
During – compression socks
After – compression socks/foam roller/chocolate milk (I can’t pick just one)

14 03 2014
Krysten

This is the perfect giveaway basket :). I also love Gatorade chews!

14 03 2014
Laurel C

I like Honey Stingers!

14 03 2014
Lindsay M.

I love my compression socks after, my EnergyBits before, and my water during!

15 03 2014
Shane R.

I like to use my Couch to 5k app on my iphone during a workout.

15 03 2014
Jordan

I usually fuel up with pineapple or an apple, hydrate with water or nuun during, and enjoy a nice brunch of a veggie omelet, coffee and a crossword on the couch after

15 03 2014
Amanda Sakovitz

Before I usually have a granola bar. During is my water bottle and after I have some fruit. Thank you!
pokergrl8 at gmail.com

15 03 2014
Tara Huff

Before, I like a banana. During I love my water bottle. After, I love a shower!

15 03 2014
Kris

I love compression socks during and after and I followed you facebook

15 03 2014
Healthy Running Mom

I love peanut butter, before & after & Nuun during.

15 03 2014
Healthy Running Mom

I follow you on FB.

15 03 2014
Healthy Running Mom

Shared your post on my FB page.

15 03 2014
Terri Mlotek

Before, coffee, banana with peanut butter. During: Sportsbeans ( they don’t upset my stomach), After; coconut water and saltines with cream cheese.

15 03 2014
missadventuresinrunning

Before: Banana with peanut butter; During: Clif Shot bloks; After: Marathon Stick!

15 03 2014
alaine

I love a Lemon Luna Bar!

15 03 2014
Maggie

Fave pre-workout item: coffee & a banana, also like the Clif Bloks!
During: water or Clif Bloks
After: Special K protein bar and I LOVE fuzzy socks!! Wearing some now!

Sooo this gift basket is perfect for me!

Also, I’m a fan on Facebook 🙂

16 03 2014
Whine Less

Before – I haven’t found anything that doesn’t make me what to puke yet. I tend to go in empty. After – I love my chocolate Special K shake! And if I’m being good, my foam roller.

16 03 2014
Whine Less

I like you on Facebook.

16 03 2014
BreannaS

I love peanut butter as an after race snack. I also liked your FB page

16 03 2014
Ben J

My favorites include: bananas, greek yogurt and Frog Fuel (before); PRO Compression marathon socks, Nuun, Honey Stingers and Clif shot blocks (during); and pop tarts, chocolate milk and a foam roller (after).

I’m a fan on Facebook.

16 03 2014
Kristin KH

I have no real routine – I’m just taking a real strong interest in my health and am learning so much! I follow you on Facebook too! Thanks!

17 03 2014
Maryalicia Verdecchia

Wow this prize is like a warm hug! My goto afterwork ‘thing’ is Arm recovery drink. (I also follow on Facebook and on WordPress)

17 03 2014
tara pittman

I love my run pouch where I carry my phone and keys

17 03 2014
Valerie

My favorite running item is my calf sleeves. They help reduce muscle pain!

17 03 2014
Jenny

Before: banana oatmeal protein shake
During: shot blocks
After: recovery BCAAs

(I follow on Facebook!)

17 03 2014
Gwen Mulholland

I know I should eat something before I work out but it makes me sick if I do so a piece of fruit is usually the most I eat. During I stick with water and After I eat cheese or lunch meat.

I also follow you on Facebook.

18 03 2014
Rachel Bowser Rerko

Before – a hot coffee, during – water and yaktrax (i live in a snowy area), after – a hot shower and sauna.

18 03 2014
Fawn

Before a run or race I like to keep it light like a banana and/or half a bagel. I haven’t run farther than 5 miles so during I usually have water with a nuun tablet in it or just water. Afterwards I like to have something like a vitamin water, chocolate milk and something with protein. I follow your blog too!

19 03 2014
MB Jackson

coffee before is a must! water during (I’m a 5k enthusiast!) and after usually breakfast! eggs 🙂

19 03 2014
Erica @ erica finds

Before: banana, ZYM w/caffeine and an energy bar (if over an hour)
During: water and gu (if over 2 hours)
After: coffee! Shower and an omelet!

19 03 2014
Erica @ erica finds

I like you on FB!

20 03 2014
Tess

Before…Coffee always
During…water or Nuun
After…..creamy shake and foam roller

21 03 2014
Cecil @ Dreadmill Drummer

I would have to agree with your during. Although I have recently tried the Gu Sea Salt Caramel. One word…..HEAVEN!

21 03 2014
Cecil @ Dreadmill Drummer

I am also a FB follower.

22 03 2014
cake918

English muffin or oatmeal!

22 03 2014
Barbie

Before – All depends on time of race. If its early i do nothing. If its later (9am or later) then something small like oatmeal or a banana.

During – I love strawberry/banana GU and yellow gatorade

After- A nice hot shower and laying on the couchwatching tv

I follow you on facebook!!

24 03 2014
Rachel

the shot bloks! Love them! I have tried GU and couldn’t stomach the texture
I follow your blog and facebook 🙂

25 03 2014
Jill

I never eat before running – it just doesn’t work for me. During – I need my IPOD and after – lots of water and stretching.

28 03 2014
Kristen B

Whole wheat toast with PB before, water and shot bloks during, and protein smoothie after. I follow on FB as Kristen Bobbitt.

28 03 2014
nataliediblasio

I love Silk Chocolate Almond milk after a run. I am a follower on FB as Natalie Yusko. Thank you for the giveaway! I hope you win one soon!

28 03 2014
april

I might have a Kind Bar before, plenty of water and gatorade during, and a foam roller and Epsom salt bath after!

29 03 2014
Laurel C

I like you on fb!

29 03 2014
Meranda@fairytalesandfitness

What a great giveaway! I like Clif bars before a run, usually nothing during ( so maybe I should try the blocks) and anything relaxing after!

30 03 2014
Jasmine P

I love drinking Chocolate milk after a good workout!

30 03 2014
runawaybridalplanner

Fun idea. Before, I always put a hat on:) During, I am a water drinking gal, and after if its a long run I can’t help enjoy an ice cold Pepsi:)

30 03 2014
Elena

I like to eat KIND bar after running

30 03 2014
smilejoylove

My favorite before item is a good stretch, during item is MUSIC!, and favorite after run item is a piece of chocolate!! Thanks!

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