Thursday, October 1, 2015

RUNLOVEBOX - A Review

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This post was sponsored by RUNLOVEBOX. As always, opinions are my own.

I have a confession.

I am a morning person.

Gasp! I know, crazy morning people :) So why is this relevant to today's post? A few weeks ago I received my first RUNLOVEBOX in the mail {side note: I love getting mail}. The theme of the box-- The Early Bird.   

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RUNLOVEBOX

RUNLOVEBOX is a monthly subscription box created specifically with runners in mind. 

Every month RUNLOVEBOX members receive a custom box of the latest and greatest running related apparel, accessories, and nutrition products. Each RUNLOVEBOX comes with 4-5 full sized running related products.

What's even better? You can try out RUNLOVEBOX, and if you aren't satisfied, you can cancel at any time. RUNLOVEBOX costs $15 per month and there are no commitments or hidden fees.

RUNLOVEBOX is based in Vancouver, and currently ships only to the US and Canada.

"Subscription box geared towards runners? Yes, please! #runlove #runchat #sweatpink via @amanda__maureen"

What's in the Box?

I'm SO glad you asked! As I already mentioned, the September RUNLOVEBOX was themed The Early Bird

"Start your day off right-- with a run and our early morning favorites!" 
-The RUNLOVEBOX Team

I love the idea of a themed box. The Early Bird was packed with the perfect items to start your day.

Nuun Hydration is an electrolyte enhanced drink tablet designed for an on-the-go lifestyle. Each tablet is enough for 16oz of H2O and is packed with electrolytes, a light flavor, and no sugars or carbs. I know plenty of runners who swear by Nuun for their running hydration. I'm pretty superstitious when it comes to my long run hydration, so I like to stick with my trusty Gatorade :) But Nuun was a perfect mid-morning pick-me-up at the office!

The RUNLOVEBOX came with one Tri-Berry tablet and one Strawberry Lemonade tablet. Both were super yummy!

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Go Macro is a family owned snack company founded to promote a healthy sustainable lifestyle. the Go Macro macrobars are a yummy energy bar made from grains, nuts, seeds, plants, and natural sweeteners used by tradition cultures around the world. Macrobars are completely USDA Organic, verified Non-GMO, Kosher, Gluten Free-- and they are vegan with a commitment to sustainability.  

Now that is a product I can stand behind! I received two macrobars in my RUNLOVEBOX. They were smaller in size than the energy bars I normally purchase. I was unsure if it would completely satisfy my hunger. I tried my first macrobar after a 4-hour white water rafting trip and was surprised by how fulfilling the macrobar was! Between the taste, nutrition, and philosophy of Go Macro-- this is a product I know I will return to.

Burt's Bees is a health, beauty, and personal care company which manufactures products with natural ingredients using minimal processing.

The RUNLOVEBOX came with a tube of Burt's Bees beeswax lip balm made with vitamin E and peppermint. I am a huge fan of Burt's Bees products and was really excited for a fresh tube of lip balm. I wear it every single day.

Paper Shower, which touts itself as "wash-dry-done", is a body wipe company brining innovation to personal hygiene wipes. The wet towelette is saturated with a specially formulated water-base solution to clean and moisturize your entire body. The low alcohol content along with the added moisturizer means your skin will not dry out after usage. The dry towelette is soft and durable and will absorb any excess water, dirt and sweat from your skin.

The RUNLOVEBOX came with the Fresh Wet and Dry Towelettes. I used them after The Color Run 5K this past weekend to get semi-clean before heading home. It's almost like the mastermind behind RUNLOVEBOX knew I would be going on a 21 day trip through the Grand Canyon in November where I won't have access to a shower. Body wipes are on my packing list-- Paper Shower would be perfect for this trip!

Origins Organic Coffee is a wholesale, artisan roasted, farmer friendly coffee roaster based in Vancouver. Origins Organic Coffee believes in sustainable growing practices and works directly with farmers to produce responsible coffee.

The RUNLOVEBOX included a bag of Origins Organic Coffee-- and oh my, was it delicious. This coffee was a special treat and I love the commitment to sustainability.

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Runners know what runners need. The fabulous owners of RUNLOVEBOX are runners just like you and I! Who better to help us pick out new products to try than someone who gets what runners want and need?

Running Goodies Straight to Your Door!

I was very pleased with my RUNLOVEBOX experience. The products were top notch and my interaction with the company was very positive. I can't wait to see what October's RUNLOVEBOX holds!

If you're curious about RUNLOVEBOX and want to check them out use the promo code below to receive 20% off your first box. Gotta love a good deal!

'HAPPYHEALTHYFIT'
for 20% off 1 month of RUNLOVEBOX
note: this promo code expires November 1st

For more information about RUNLOVEBOX visit their website at www.runlovebox.com.

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Tell me-- Do you receive any subscription boxes? What do you think of RUNLOVEBOX? Are you considering trying it out?
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