Hi all! I hope you had a great Christmas and were able to spend time with your family and friends! Our family had a marvelous Christmas together. We have been killing ourselves with workouts every day-just the way we like it! I also wanted to let you know that I will be continuing my Hammer Nutrition sponsorship in 2014. I have really enjoyed representing them this past year, and am looking forward to continuing with them next year! I absolutely love their products, and thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to talk to fellow runners about their products. Speaking of which, I wanted you all to know that Hammer is running a year-end sale right now through December 31st. Everything on their website is up to 20% off! Also, if you are a new customer, you can order through this link, and get an additional 15% off!! When the webpage opens, all you have to do is click the “continue shopping” button, then your 15% will be taken off in your final order receipt.
I wanted to talk a little about my favorite products that I have enjoyed using this year.
1) Recoverite. This is my all time favorite product from Hammer! This is a powder that you mix with either water or milk, and you drink it after a workout. Typically, I will drink if after my long runs/rides, and after lifting workouts. It replenishes not only your electrolytes, but also your protein. Immediately when I drink this, I feel better, and the next morning is when I can really notice the benefit! No soreness. My favorite flavor is chocolate, but it comes in a few other flavors as well.
2) Hammer gels. Those of you who are distance runners know that you can’t be successful in your long runs or races without proper gels. I love hammer gels because they are all natural, and don’t upset your stomach at all. Before switching to Hammer, I tried several brands, and every one but Hammer made my stomach hurt. My favorite flavors are raspberry and huckleberry!
3) Perpetuem. This is also a powder (although you can purchase it in a solid). This is best used during loooong training runs/rides, or long races. I typically mix it with a single bottle of water, but you can mix it with a larger reservoir of water as well. I like to use it on my long bike rides, and then of course during my races. This is awesome for me because it contains electrolytes which are good when sweating, but it also has protein in it, so it helps supplement your calorie intake. My favorite flavor is strawberry-vanilla!
So these are just a few of my favorite products by Hammer, but there isn’t a single product I’ve tried that I didn’t like! Let me know if you have any questions about any of the products you’re interested in. I’ve tried most all of them (even several of the supplements), so I can give you a first-hand opinion on them. Also, to you knew customers-Hammer always includes SEVERAL samples in your first order. I love that Happy shopping, and happy training!