Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: Power Ice

Yesterday after work I headed out with the Athens Running Company for one of their (back-to-) regular Thursday evening group runs. They did these for a while, then stopped, but now they're back! I've been struggling with motivation towards the end of this Run Streak, so I figured a group run was a great opportunity to ensure I went more than a mile on a hot, hot evening, and to avoid the treadmill at the same time. Success.
However, running at 6:30 in the afternoon also has its challenges - namely, that little thing called summer. You know, 90+ degrees and 90+% humidity. Gross. Count me out, mkay?
Maybe I should have stuck with the treadmill. Lucky for me, I got some frozen treats to make this heat-ridden time of year a little more bearable. We all know I'll run for anything frozen - popsicles, ice cream, ice-pops, daiquiris... you name it, I'm game.
Yes, that includes running to Baskin Robbins.
At any rate, my super awesome new friends at Power Ice sent me some samples to try a few weeks ago - I was super excited to finally try them because they've been taunting me in my freezer. I got to try two sweet flavors - Lime Kicker and Orange Blast. I've never been a fan of anything artificially orange, so I'll say that first as a disclaimer.
But these things were tasty! They recommend eating one 15-20 minutes before your activity and as soon after as possible to aid in cool down. I ate one on the way to meeting up for the run, and one as soon as I got home... 
So why is frozen so good for you? Does this mean I get to go eat ice cream before and after I run? Well I can't afford such things but I would love to inhale a BR double-scoop cone every day. Since I can't, I'll stick with these for now. 
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And best yet, these guys have only 30 calories a pop, aren't laced with caffeine and are gluten-free and kosher. Sounds like a good deal to me. 
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And now... lucky for you, they've let me decide to do what I want with my awesome stash of Power Ice. While I'd love to hoard them for myself, I decided to split each pack and send you your own 6-pack (three of each flavor) to try for yourself! 
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Giveaway is open through midnight on Wednesday, July 3. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. Opinions are my own, but I hope you like these as much as I did!

Even if you don't win, PowerIce is offering all of you a discount code for 10% any order through July 19th. Feel free to share however you see fit! Discount code is Sporty10 and you can order at Power Ice
 
 

24 comments:

  1. I don't have something local that I can run to. It would end up being a training marathon to run to Fro-Yo. Instead I enjoy Healthy Choice fudge bars at home :)

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    1. Well that's unfortunate - running there is half the fun! ;)

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  2. I miss Mint Chocolate Chip!!

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    1. Excellent choice. Mint chocolate chip is also a favorite of mine!

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  3. What is your ice cream flavor of choice?
    - I love something with cookies... Cookie Dough ice cream love that!

    Do you ever run to Baskin Robbins after a summer scorcher?
    - I would usually run to a Froyo Place. :) I love that variety of toppings to choose from! :)

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    1. Cookie dough is also a good call! Yum!

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  4. I read on Runner's World that drinking a Slushie before a run is better than ice water...I guess these ice pops prove the point! Yum!

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    1. I totally support drinking a slushie beforehand. Super yum!

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  5. My ice cream favorite is Ben and Jerry's Phish Food! We don't have any Baskin Robins around here =(

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    1. Oooooh, excellent choice. Can't go wrong with B&J. Not having a Baskin Robbins is terrible! I'm so sorry! Unless you have a local B&J shop - that's even better.

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  6. Ice cream - hot fudge sundae. Lately I've been grabbing the $1 vanilla cone from Sonic! (oops)

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    1. YUM. I approve. My dog and I got $1 cones from McD's yesterday on our way home from a few errands. You can't go wrong for $1!

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  7. chocolate peanut butter is my fav!

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  8. Oh where has this been? Its a wonderful idea in the summer. And I have always been a fan of chocolate chip cookie dough. Horrible I know but there it is. Anywhere I can get it...its mine lol. Baskin Robins, 31 Flavors, Colf Stone Creamery.

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    1. Chocolate chip cookie dough is never a horrible decision. Always a good one! :) And aren't these ice pops the best idea? So excited to continue using them this summer!

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  9. I love double dark chocolate ice cream from marble slab!!

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  11. I love so many different flavors of ice cream, there's no clear favorite. Yesterday I saw some lemon ice cream (not sherbet or sorbet) at the store and felt compelled to buy it. I've never finished up a run at the ice cream shop, though.

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  12. I love cake batter ice cream from cold stone! Baskin robbins is good too, I like their pecan praline type ice cream :)

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