June 2014 StrideBox: Summer Runnin’

Better late than never, right? My June 2014 StrideBox arrived while I was at a conference, and after the conference I was buried in work. June’s theme was Summer Runnin’, and I’ve been sweating like crazy in the New England humidity, no matter what time of day I run. So here’s what I got:

Pure Fit Nutritional Bar, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip: These gluten-free, non-dairy, vegan bars are delicious! I tore right into it because I was hungry, and I really liked the flavor. It didn’t have a gross aftertaste at all. I’d recommend it as a great snack after a tough training session.

Water Sensations Clear Natural Liquid Water Infusion, Citrus Energy: I’m a sucker for anything with caffeine. These little packets go into your water and have electrolytes and antioxidants. I haven’t tried it yet, but I will.

Hammer Gel Rapid Energy Fuel, Single Gel, Peanut : Gluten-free and vegan, but very low on taste. I found that it didn’t give me all that much energy. But if you’re looking for a gluten-free, vegan gel, it fits the bill.

Cytosport Monster Milk Pro Series Energy Protein Power Shake, Chews Tropical: I admit that I haven’t yet tried these chews, mainly because I rarely use chews. I need to see caffeine if I’m going to try them during the day.

Paper Shower-Fresh, Body Wipe Packs (A Wet And Dry Towel In Each Pack): I received one of these to try, which has a wet towel and a dry towel. I’m looking forward to giving it a try after my next race to brunch agenda.

A Perfect Pocket – Self Adhesive Pocket: This actually sticks to your skin, and you can put your ID, money, a credit card, or a room key in it to keep it safe during a run or a race. I don’t like sticking stuff on my skin, and I have my FlipBelt, so I’m going to pass.

StrideBox – HiCool – Cooling/UV Protective Sleeves: It’s been ridiculously hot here, so I’m a little nervous about trying sleeves during my runs. However, once it cools down, I’m all for giving them a try, especially since they’re wicking (which my current sleeves are not). I was actually really excited to get these as a bonus in my box!

Overall, it’s another excellent StrideBox! July is supposed to ship next week, so hopefully I will have a review much sooner. I paid for this one myself and was not given any promotional consideration.