A little over a year ago, I was sent a tub of In Refresh Electrolytes to review here on the blog. At the time I was impressed with the fact that the product, which is made by Ignite Naturals, was made from real fruit, had no processed sugars, no GMOs, and no artificial ingredients or preservatives. So impressed that I continued to purchase and use both the In Refresh and the Reload Energy Gels in my training nutrition plan (I even named it one of my five Ragnar Essentials).
I loved the product so much that when I was asked to become an Ignite Athlete I jumped at the chance. As a member of Team Ignite, I do receive a discount on my purchases, but I was mostly just happy to represent a product that I believed in. Plus I felt like a celebrity:
What’s so special about In Refresh? Well, it is the world’s first electrolyte drink to harness the richness of desert and tropical plants. Dragon fruit, prickly pear, aloe vera, pomegranate, cranberry and coconut water are naturally rich in electrolytes, anti-oxidants, flavonoids and other good stuff that your cells need to produce energy for your body and mind. No other electrolyte drink provides the pure fruit and plant extracts found in In Refresh. It is also free of processed sugars or fillers such as maltodextrin. Here is a little comparison chart to show you the difference between In Refresh and some of the other popular electrolyte products.
So now that Ignite Naturals is getting set to launch new flavors of In Refresh through an Indiegogo campaign I quickly jumped on board. Here’s a little bit about the campaign:
Currently, sales have been expanding of the current In Refresh flavors (Tangerine Passion Fruit, Blueberry, and Dragonfruit Lemonlime). Using feedback from customers, flavors have been improved, and the positive response has been overwhelming. Now, with the help of flavor testers, and using the suggestions of users, three new flavors of In Refresh will be introduced in October. The current flavor profiles that are being looked at are Raspberry Lemonade, Lychee Mangosteen, and Acai Grape, but suggestions are welcome.
A variety of contribution options are available, and the perks are pretty cool. For example, if you contribute $15, you can receive a variety 10 pack of the current flavors and a 21 oz Purist bottle as your perk. With options from $5 (a sampler 3-pack), to $50 (3 tubs of In Refresh, either current or new flavors), to $100 (be a flavor tester and get 3 tubs of In Refresh), with a whole lot of contribution options in between, there is something for everybody. If you choose the new flavors they will be shipped in mid-October.
If you have any questions, check out the video below, ask in the comments below or check out the In Refresh Indiegogo Campaign page. The goal is to raise $9,000, and I’ll keep an ongoing tab widget in my sidebar. We’re 5% there!
Now, here’s what’s going on in my (running) world.
We just completed the second week of cross country practice. At this point in their training, the girls are building strength and endurance, and the nice thing about that for me is that I can run along on most of the runs. Once we get more into speed training, then into competition, my training will suffer just due to lack of time, so I’m enjoying this benefit right now. I’m really enjoying coaching the girls.
On Tuesday, we did our first tempo run of the season, keeping it pretty basic with alternating hard and easy intervals. The girls did great, and I, along with a couple parents, tagged along behind most of them.
Wednesday was a longer, easy pace run of about 4.5 miles. For both days we were really fortunate to have cooler, lower humidity weather, so we all enjoyed the run.
I sit out the Monday and Thursday workouts, which are held in the afternoon. The girls get their heat training, with a little running plus circuit training. Again, the weather was pretty mild (for the desert), so it was in the low 100s at our 6:00 practices.
Saturday we were in the hills. It is our long run, but we had a pretty good hill workout, running to the cross in Palm Desert, which is about a 1,000 elevation climb in a half mile. It’s a popular trail, so I even bumped into a couple friends at the top! The total distance was about 5.5 miles.
On Sunday, my one chance to do my own thing, Alan and I took the dogs for a run. After spending about an hour to run just three miles, (two miles with Penny, Buddy, and Johnny, one mile with Olivia, Coco, and Lily, with walk and potty breaks), we decided we need to get started earlier in the morning during the summer. We didn’t get out until 6:00, and it just starts to get too hot, even by 7.
All in all, not a bad week of training. I’m looking forward to the next few weeks as we (me and the team) build our mileage.
How was your weekend? Any events, competitions, or family time? I’d love to hear about it.
Disclosure: As an Ignite Athlete I receive discounts on products and occasionally receive a new product to try out. For this campaign I will also receive a product for sharing this information, plus I stand to earn more when people click through to the campaign page (whether or not you contribute, so if you want to help a girl out…click!).