Friday, April 17, 2009

The drink is on me. Sorta.

I've decided to copy some of the other bloggers out there and make one day a week a product review day. And that day is going to be this day, today, Friday. Fridays will be my review days from now until I don't have any more products or whatever to write about. I hope I don't bore you.

So, this week I tried out three of the new "zero calorie, naturally sweetened, vitamin enhanced, water beverages" from SoBe Lifewater. Water beverage? That's what they say.

The SoBE team sent me six bottles to sample, two of each of the zero calorie flavors that they offer: fuji apple pear, yumberry pomegranate, black and blue berry. My favorite was the fuji apple pear because it had the lightest taste. I found the other two flavors to be a bit too sweet for my taste.

I probably should have prefaced that comment with some information about my drinking habits. I'm boring. I drink water. And black coffee. That's about it. Yes, I drink cocktails (vodka and tonics, if you must know, light on the vodka, heavy on the lime), but during the day it is water or coffee. These SoBe drinks were a big deal.

And I put them to the ultimate test: I drank the black and blue berry before my speedwork on Tuesday. I know, I'm dangerous. Living life on the edge.

Luckily, I had no problems. No stomach upsets, nothing. Rock on, Lifewater!

If you are interested in trying out the drinks, the SoBe people sent me a link for a buy one get one free coupon. You can find it here. I hope it works!

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I tested my hamstring last night on an easy, hilly 4-miler and it felt fine. It's tight today but I think that's all it is. Just some tightness, but nothing bad. I will lay off the jumping jacks and I should be fine.

We've had amazing weather this week. I plan to make the most of this weekend, since it looks like we'll be having some cooler, rainier weather next week. My fingers are crossed, though, for perfect marathon weather on Monday in Boston. Good luck to everyone who is racing!

Whether you are racing or not, have a great weekend!

~ Felice

15 comments:

tfh said...

Black coffee, vodka and tonics...

you're not boring, you're glamorous.

I find product reviews interesting and helpful. However, somebody needs to rethink the whole "black and blue berry" name, or else give it the slogan: "when you're cruisin' for a bruisin', grab a SoBe black and blue berry on your way out the door." I mean, I found it particularly risky for you to try, of all people! I guess it just goes with your whole glamorous, living-life-on-the-edge style...

Roisin said...

Mmmmmmmmm vodka and tonics. You are a classy lady, fo sho :)

Denise said...

I'm like you...water, coffee...cocktails on the weekend after the long run is out of the way. Got it done today so happy hour, here I come!

RunToFinish said...

I only use sports drinks after a run and I found that I did like the 0 calorie Sobe Life, that and Propel are really the only two I use. Couldn't ever stand gatorade and just don't care for anything other than water or green tea the rest of my day.

Abby said...

Your drinks of choice make you sound far more sophisticated than boring!

I drink propel and powerade zero on occasion after long runs or when I get really bored of water, but I tend to be a bit of a purist, too - water and herbal tea.

aron said...

i am the same way, water and coffee, thats it.

have a great weekend!!

X-Country2 said...

I'm way more boring too. Just water and milk for me. :o)

joyRuN said...

I hate plain water, so I'm all over any flavored stuff that comes my way :)

Glad the hammie feels good.

Rookie on the Run said...

Thanks for the review, you crazy, risk-taking, water drinker, you! I like water over any flavored drinks, also. It's good to know that they are sweet... I'll probably pass on buying the products.

I'm glad your hamstring is feeling better. Sorry to read that you won't be able to do jumping jacks for a while. Hang in there... you'll be back to jumping those jacks soon! ;D

lindsay said...

glad they didn't mess with the stomach/digestion. major factor for us runners :)

hope the hammy feels better and have a great weekend!

raulgonemobile said...

I drink about a gallon of coffee in the morning, a gallon of water during the day, and then whatever cocktails I can cram in at night.. Nothing wrong with any of that.

Once I get back to regular posting, I think I'm going to do a product review day too

Heather said...

I've been drinking the orange flavor for the last couple of weeks and really like it. It's a nice switch from plain water.

D10 said...

I am a pretty boring drinker too, water and gatorade! Hope you are having a nice weekend.

I Run for Fun said...

Thanks for the review. Nothing boring about black coffee and vodka and tonic.

Chic Runner said...

I usually stick to water. ALL THE TIME. I always stupidly drink a ton before bed and then can't fall asleep. LAME! ha ha. :)

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