It’s been a while since I’ve done a Stridebox review! I’ve loved the past few I’ve received and have been subscribed for almost a year. Each one is always so unique and full of awesome new treats and running finds I’d never discover otherwise!
Before we dig into this month’s box, here’s tonight’s workout…
I rode 10 miles on the bike while shamelessly enjoying a couple episodes of Buying & Selling w/ the Property Brothers on HGTV. I’ve been really taking advantage of the bike for cross training and from everything I’ve read, runners can benefit hugely from cycling! Hopping on the bike regularly (once or twice a week) can help improve your speed and strengthen leg muscles that running doesn’t necessarily strengthen. It also improves your cardiovascular fitness and endurance. Not to mention, your joints are given a break from the pounding they take from a run. You can read more about the benefits of cycling for runners here, here, here, and here.
Stridebox Review: October 2014
Here’s a sneaky peek at what’s inside this month’s box!
Love the hot pink wrapping this go around. I’m assuming for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This box is full of several items I had never heard of before, and a couple I’ve actually used. New to me this time are: Pro Bar, Honey Maxx, Bonk Breaker, Barnana, and the Bottle Band. I’m actually really excited about the bottle band and think it’s so cool! It’s literally just a rubber band that attaches to most plastic water bottles so you can easily grip them in your hand, turning it into a handheld water bottle. (See picture below of my description didn’t make sense!) My hands are always slipping off of water bottles when they start sweating, both my hands and the water bottle I mean, so this band will make it loads easier to run with water if you don’t already own a handheld bottle.
I’ve tried Skratch and Honey Stinger brands, and both of which I approve! Skratch is like an electrolyte drink mix and comes in tons of different flavors. And Honey Stinger makes lots of energy gels and wafer snack bars.
Adam and I have both enjoyed trying new things monthly, and both really look forward to seeing what’s inside. It’s only $15 a month, and since it was one of my Christmas gifts last year, it’s definitely been worth it. Stridebox really has a great value for what you pay, and I still have several things from previous boxes I haven’t even had time to try yet! If you’re training for something, or looking for ways to stay motivated, receiving little goodies like these are a great way to make yourself get out there and put them to use. I’m not sure if I’ll have him renew it again for another year or not, simply to cut costs, but I know once I’m unsubscribed I’ll really miss it!
Have you heard of Stridebox? What do you subscribe to? Do you think subscription boxes are a good value?