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You may have noticed a few weeks ago that a new badge showed up on my blog sidebar. Well now it's time to let you all in on my next big announcement! I decided to become an ENERGYbits Ambassador! 

In June, I wrote an open and honest review of ENERGYbits. It's a review that has been several months in the making and probably the most honest and detailed review I've ever written. The review I wrote got a pretty big and positive response so that is when I new it was time to join the team! Everyone seems so curious about these little green tablets. 
Over the past year I've interacted with ENERGYbits on Twitter and not only grew fond of their product, but the people behind the company as well. They are always so positive and encouraging, it's hard not to like them! 

Here's What's in it For You

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The best part about being an ENERGYbits Ambassador is that I get to save other people money. Everyone knows that running can be expensive! Race fees, new shoes, nutrition, gear, and traveling, all that adds up. Being an ENERGYbits Ambassador means I'm eligible to have and share a discount code with everyone. That just means it's more cash you can spend on your next race entry fee.  You're Welcome!
But really, if I can help you save money on a product that has been so beneficial to me and helped me see so many new PRs over the last year, I'm all for it. Just let me know when you get your first PR while using your bits!! ::Insert Winky Face Emoticon Here::

Just for clarity's sake, I don't make money from being part of their ambassador program. I save money on their products and you save money on their products so it's a win-win all the way around. Also when people reach out to me and ask what nutrition I love, I'll have some good info to share with them as well. 

You can save 30% off of ENERGYbits with my code: RGR30 

Below I've included most my (updated) review on ENERGYbits so you can read in-depth as to why I love them so much. 

RunGingerRun's Review of ENERGYbits

What are they and how do you take ENERGYbits?
I take a single serving of bits before all my longs runs. I swallow 30 bits (one serving) about 15 minutes prior to the start of my run. ENERGYbits are food in tablet form made from 100% organically grown, Non GMO spirulina algae and have 40 nutrients. Each tablet is only 1 calorie but has a high protein content (64%) in each tablet. You take 30 at a time for energy the same way you would eat a handful of almonds or nuts for energy and not just one at a time.

Do they work?
For me, yes! Last fall when I finished my juice fast I needed race day nutrition that wasn't loaded with carbs and sugars. I remembered trying my sample of ENERGYbits and wanted to give them another shot. I bought an entire bag (1000 tablets) in August and started using them right away. I was very impressed that even though I was eating a low carb diet, I didn't crash on my long runs like I always did in the past. I just felt like I could keep going and better yet, I could keep going at the pace that I started out instead of slowing down or hitting the wall.

I also noticed that when I was done running I wasn't starving or craving sugar! It was such a nice change for me! Also I didn't get that blood sugar spike and then crash because they are mostly protein, which is what I need. 

Since I started taking ENERGYbits I was able to PR in every distance I ran over the last 9 months. I PR'd twice in the Half Marathon, PR'd twice in the 15K, PR'd once in the 5K, and PR'd once in the 10K.

The Hubbo has even taken them before a few races as well and managed to take several minutes off his half marathon PR for his first sub 2 hour half!

Since last fall, I've purchased 2 full bags of 1000 bits. Since I only use them for my long runs, races, or when I haven't been able to eat much before a run, they have lasted me a long time. Some people take them for every run, you can do that too or just the long ones. Totally up to you.

Where do I Buy ENERGYbits?
You can buy them online here. Since you get 1000 tabs and you only take 30 at a time, you are really buying your nutrition in bulk. They will ship them right to your door and then you just pop them in the refrigerator for safe keeping. 
Be sure to save money and use my discount code: RGR30

Are they hard on your stomach?
Not for me. Because they are made from a super food, spirulina algae, and not sugar, carbs, gluten, chemicals, or caffeine, I haven't had any tummy issues using them. 

Not Ready To Buy A Full Bag?
I totally understand that. I have samples for sale.
Each sample bag has 30 bits, or 1 serving, and will only cost $3 plus shipping. (Only in the lower 48 of the US) To buy some sample bits just send me an email to Sarah@RunGingerRunBlog.com and tell me how many you want and I'll send you my PayPal information. 
Or you can fill out my contact form on the upper right side of my blog. Or just click here. 

Question! What is your go-to race day nutrition plan?

 


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08/13/2014 7:43pm

Woo hoo, welcome to the team! Energybits are my little miracle bits! Love them!

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RunGingerRun - Sarah
08/13/2014 8:16pm

Thanks Lady! I've really grown attached to mine. Hoping they help me set a PR in the marathon this fall!

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Very cool. That's awesome that you get to be an ambassador for such a great product that you like.

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RunGingerRun - Sarah
08/14/2014 7:42pm

Thanks John!

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08/14/2014 9:08am

I just want to say that I was a reader of this blog before it got all famous which I knew it would. :) That is great news and the discount code is quite a bonus. Congratulations.

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RunGingerRun - Sarah
08/14/2014 7:44pm

LOL! Frank you make me laugh! I love your blog too!

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Donal
08/17/2014 3:19pm

Sarah, what does energybits taste like?

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RunGingerRun - Sarah
08/17/2014 4:41pm

To me, they taste very green if you chew them up, but if you just swallow them 15 or 30 at a time, you really don't taste them. I just swallow mine 15 at a time. If you chew them up, some say it's an acquired taste. The Hubbo chewed some up and he didn't mind the taste.

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04/19/2016 5:33pm

Thanks for this review about ENERGYbits. Being the ambassador of a product or service of your own choice is always so motivational and its good for you to recommend it to the others so that they will feel good in the race or in their practice sessions.

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