How else to start a rainy Monday than with a giveaway?
The awesome folks at Clif were kind enough to send me a box full of amazing to test and giveaway to you guys! The very interesting product for me was the Shot Roks, which I had never tried. Basically it's a little plastic package of chewy balls. The entire package has 20g of protein in them, yikes! These samples arrived right around the same time I was trying to pack my diet with more protein. I found that the way I enjoyed them the most was as a mid-morning or pre-workout snack. I would have 3-5 of the chewy balls (I'm going to snort every time I write chewy balls, just so you know) while working or driving. They were pretty tasty! I don't think I ever would have tried these on my own but now I love them. The peanut butter flavor is, of course, my favorite.
I also love love love the Shot Bloks. They have become an important part of my bike nutrition - on long rides, I eat once an hour, and it's almost always a package of Shot Bloks and something else, like a few pretzels or part of a banana. I've come to love the margarita and tropical punch flavors. YUM!
The third product to test out was a pile of Clif Bars. My usual morning m.o. is to wake up, eat a granola bar, and head out on the bike. These were great for my pre-morning breakfast, as they had a huge pile of carbs & protein both. I wasn't such a fan of the blueberry flavor, but crunchy peanut butter....mmmm....I didn't get sent any Luna Bars to sample, but Clif makes them as well, and the chocolate raspberry flavor is ridiculous.
And I've got a box of each to give away to you guys! Here's what you have to do to enter:
1. Talk to me about something you've done lately to pay it forward. Here's why. After my surgery last week, I got so much support from this community. Cards in the mail, emails, texts, visits to cheer me up, the works. Nobody had to do that. Nobody had to take the 10 minutes out of their day to write me a card and drop it in the mail. Hell, I almost miss paying my water bill every time because I'm too lazy to go find a damn stamp. It was incredible and gave me so many bright spots in the first week of my recovery. I'm going to make sure that I keep finding ways to pay that forward, but I want to hear more stories about how awesome you guys are!
2. Extra entry if you include a link to this from a blog post. Leave a comment and tell me where to find it.
3. Extra entry if you tweet about this on twitter (please include @thisamazingday so I see it).
4. Extra entry if a new follower shows up and tells me that you sent them. Figure out that puzzle.
In any one of those 4 comments, tell me which you would prefer - Shot Roks, Shot Bloks, or Clif Bars. The first winner will get their preference, the second theirs, etc - as much as is possible!