One year ago today I published my very first blog post on Schnoodles of Fun. It was a race report from my first Olympic Distance triathlon.
I could never have predicted then the journey that this blog would provide over the next 365 days.
It primarily started as a family blog (hence the silly name…that I have a
love kind-of-like tolerate/hate relationship with), but I also wanted a place of my own where I could interact in the running/tri/healthy living blog world. Since the fam didn’t show much interest from the beginning (seriously, wtf? I thought my mom would be my MOST LOYAL reader?!), it quickly became less about Brad and I and the dogs and more about ME. (narcissistic much?)
I quickly realized that the primary reason to continue blogging was about the connections. I love being a part of this community where I make connections with people from all over the country. Even more, I love the idea that I can go to a race or travel to a new city and meet the people in person.
Because that part of blogging is so important to me, I think it is fitting that as Schnoodles of Fun celebrates its first birthday, I am on the cusp of flying out West to run the Hood-to-Coast Relay with Team Nuun and getting to meet 36 amazing women runners and bloggers.
Getting this opportunity, as part of this blog, has far exceeded any expectations that I had for Schnoodles of Fun. I have said before how unbelievably grateful I am to be a part of this group of women and I seriously cannot express how excited I am. It still seems a little surreal and I still have to admit that I am a little surprised that Nuun chose me, among all of the amazing applications and blogs. (In case you are interested, the link to my app is here)
And on top of that, I truly LOVE Nuun. I love the subtle, but sweet taste. I love that it is low calorie (less than 8 calories per tab). I love that I can carry it around in my purse, gym bag or bento (on my bike) and put it in any reusable glass or water bottle. I love that I don’t get headaches after my long runs anymore. I love that I finally didn’t cramp during the Houston marathon (for the first time) when I used it. I also love that Nuun is a small start-up company, with people who are passionate about hydration, sports & the outdoors, taking on the “big guys” who have been selling sugar-filled drinks for decades.
And because I love Nuun so much, to celebrate Schnoodles of Fun turning one, I want to share my favorite hydration product with YOU!!
Please leave a comment and tell me if you have tried Nuun, what is your favorite flavor? Or If you haven’t tried Nuun, what flavor do you think you would like to try?
Two winners will receive an awesome Nuun Water Bottle (I love mine!) as well as a tube of Nuun Active Hydration AND a tube of Nuun All Day (all-natural, vitamin-packed and great for kids!).
I usually like to keep these simple with only one entry per person, but I would love for everyone to help me share the Nuun love, so for additional entries, please leave a separate comment telling me you did one of these things:
- Follow @nuunhydration on Twitter (or let me know if you already do)
- Like Nuun Hydration on Facebook (or let me know if you already do)
- Tweet about the giveaway. Feel free to be creative if you want or simply use this: “Want to stay hydrated? Check out this giveaway from @nuunhydration & @coreymarie13: http://wp.me/p1Ln9h-uR”
I wish I had enough Nuun and bottles to share with everyone! Since I don’t, I can still share the love with a coupon code! Use “bloggerslovenuun” to get 15% off at shop.nuun.com.
The giveaway will run until Tuesday, August 7th at Noon EST. I will pick a winner and notify them here (through the blog), email and/or Twitter.