Could it be the magical pill that will make my ITBS go away? Sadly, no, but it does have some pretty cool contents.
The other day I received a package in the mail containing this tube from Outside PR. A letter told me that it was a new product from GU Energy and that there are only 26 tubes like in the world. Ok, I respond to that kind of buttering up! I couldn’t wait to try it out.
The product is called GU Brew electrolyte tablets. You simply drop a tablet into a water bottle and you get a drink with 320 mg of sodium and 55 mg of potassium. It’s sweetened with Stevia and only contains 10 calories. The sample I received contained the peach tea flavor.
I liked the flavor and like that it is sweetened with Stevia–I use this all the time in my coffee and tea. I have to say I wasn’t crazy about its effervescence, but I’m not a soda fan either, so that may be why.
Regardless, the tablets do provide a convenient way to take your show on the road and have hydration on hand quickly and easily. GU will be releasing the tablets to bike and outdoor specialty retailers in March. They’ll sell at $6.50 for a 12-serving tube and will be available in orange, lemon lime, and the peach tea flavors. Thank you Outside PR for including me in this opportunity!
Another fun thing that came my way this week was my listing as number two in Brokenhearted Runner’s list of top running blogs! He has put together a comprehensive list of some of the best in the business and I’m quite flattered to have been included. Go check it out–you’ll see plenty of familiar names there and maybe even learn of some you haven’t seen before.
So hey, I may not be running yet, but I had some excellent running-related paraphernalia come my way this week.