If you run (or bike, or hike, or do yoga, or climb mountains, or so on and so forth) you’ve probably heard of Nuun. In recent months Nuun has become my hydration method of choice for a variety of reasons. It all started out as a desperate attempt to drink more water. Try as I might, I am not good at staying hydrated because I think water is boring and I would much rather be drinking coffee. Enter the strawberry lemonade Nuun and I quickly became addicted to it. Then of course there are a ton of other flavors so I had to try some of those too (as of today, strawberry lemonade is still my favorite, especially if I let it sit for at least 10 minutes in ice cold water before drinking it). It’s rare that there is not a tube of Nuun in my gym bag or purse.
Currently I am out until I can get to the store tomorrow and you would have thought my life was over when I finished 6 miles this morning and I had to drink boring old blah water.
Some time ago I read that Nuun was opening their Ambassador program for 2015 so I quietly applied for it, crossing my fingers that I would be picked. Then yesterday the best email ever popped up in my inbox:
We are so happy to welcome you to the Nuun family! (SQUEEEEE!!!) You have been selected to represent Nuun in all of the amazing areas in which you live, work, play, and compete in. I hope you’re as excited as I am!
We have restructured our program a bit, and you have been selected as member of our competitive athletic team, Team Nuun.
As excited as she was!? My excitement level at that moment was borderline terrifying. My coworkers were afraid they would have to defibrillate me. I HAD BEEN CHOSEN!! And for a competitive athletic team?!? WTF is that!?
Basically I will be promoting Nuun (no problem…I LOVE this stuff and I don’t care who knows it), notify them of races and my results, wear the logo in some form or another – temporary tattoo on my face? – when I race, and some other very cool details too. I am so honored, proud, excited, and a whole bunch of other really pleasant emotions about being part of the team. Nuun was already a big part of my fuel plan for Jersey and now I feel like the whole thing just got that much more special.
Have you tried Nuun? If so, what’s your favorite flavor? (I obviously recommend strawberry lemonade!)