3 Miles plus a Sharkies® Review and Giveaway

by Toni Church on May 10, 2012

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Hard to believe I am still recovering from Sunday’s 10K which makes me wonder if  i push myself too hard during races.  Today’s 3 miler was not easy but it felt great!  I started out running with Chris but we parted ways after mile 1 because he only wanted to run 2 miles and while somedays 2 miles is okay I generally like to run at least three.

 

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Tomorrow or Saturday I plan on a longer run, anywhere from 5-7 miles depending on how I feel.  Tonight I am absolutely exhausted so once I finish this post I am off to bed, if I feel good tomorrow I will probably tackle my long run after work otherwise Saturday will be my long run day.

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As a runner I am always excited to try new refueling options so when I was contacted by Sharkies® to try their product and host a giveaway I immediately said yes!!!!  I will say I have not been a fan of gummy type refueling options because the few times I tried using them while running they made not only made me nauseous but I practically choked to death trying to swallow them so I have always defaulted to using GU for all my refueling during races.

I decided to give Sharkies® a try during the L.I. Marathon 10K:

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I refueled with Sharkies® Berry Blast at mile 3 and they were awesome!!  They tasted great and slid down my throat easily, no choking!!  These chews definitely helped energize me during the second half of the race, especially during miles 5 and 6.  I love that Sharkies are organic and contain no artificial flavors, dyes or synthetic ingredients.  It is nice to refuel with a product where the whole ingredient list contains items that I understand so that I know exactly what I am putting into my body.

Sharkies® also offers a line of kid snacks that are  free of high fructose corn syrup, wheat, gluten, nuts and fat.

  • Sharkies® Organic Fruit Chews are USDA Certified Organic, are packed with 100% daily value of Vitamin C and contain no artificial dyes or flavors. They are available in Berry Bites and Fruit Splash flavors.
  • Sharkies® Omega 3 Smart Twists provide kids with the benefits of vital and essential Omega-3s (EPA/DHA) in a conveniently twisted, great tasting rope. Equivalent to a serving of fruit and packed with 100% daily value of Vitamin C , Omega 3 Smart Twists are available in Berry Surf and Tropical Wave varieties.
My 3 year old Abby was nice enough to try out these products for me:

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Abby loved them all and I loved that this is a product I can feel good about giving her because it contains all natural ingredients.

You can learn more about Sharkies® by visiting their website.  You can also find Sharkies® on Facebook and Twitter.

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Now for the giveaway:  One lucky reader will receive a special Sharkies gift pack (pictured above) which contains:

  • Samples of the Sharkies® varieties
  • Exclusive Sharkies® Under Armor shirt
  • BPA-free Sport Water Bottle with special freezer stick to keep your beverage cool

Just enter below via the Rafflecopter form and I will pick a winner on Tuesday morning.

Disclosure:  Thank you to Sharkies® for providing free product samples and the special gift pack for the giveaway.  All opinions expressed in this blog are 100% my own.

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DebbyH May 10, 2012 at 11:49 PM

NO artificial colors or flavors!! Love that!

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Elle May 11, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Sharkies are:

USDA Certified Organic
No High Fructose Corn Syrup
No artificial dyes or flavors
No Trans Fats
Free of Wheat, Gluten & Nuts

And they are cute too!

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kia May 11, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I did not realized they used turmeric. Right on.

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Andrea@pinkrunningkicks.com May 11, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Looks delicious!

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Ashley May 11, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Gluten free! that’s awesome!

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Cara May 11, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Hey there! I’m a fellow sweat pink ambassador! I’m so happy to have found your blog via the email you sent out and to see the giveaway you’re hosting! Sharkies sound delicious :-)! And your daughter is the cutest!

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Jen R May 11, 2012 at 6:11 AM

Organic, no artifical flavors or dyes. gluten free

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Carkyn May 11, 2012 at 6:25 AM

GLUTEN FREE 100% NATURAL AND DELICIOUS!? perfect for me!!

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Tara Burner May 11, 2012 at 6:37 AM

they don’t use artificial dyes or flavors…
my daughter and I actually love these!!!

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Pam G May 11, 2012 at 7:18 AM

I love chews for fuel during long runs and would love to try sharkies ;)

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Pam G May 11, 2012 at 7:20 AM

I forgot to write what I learned – I love that they are organic!!!

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Nikki May 11, 2012 at 7:35 AM

I love that they have natural electrolytes!

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Gigi May 11, 2012 at 8:34 AM

I would love to try these and even if I don’t win I may buy some as I am trying to find more natural energy boost and these being organic/gluten free that is awesome!

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Gingerfoxxx May 11, 2012 at 8:41 AM

I just love the fact that they are little sharks. That makes me so happy :)

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Heather (Where's the Beach) May 11, 2012 at 8:55 AM

I don’t know that I’ve ever seen those. I love that they are organic and that they’re GF.

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misszippy1 May 11, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Sounds like a great product–had not heard of them before!

I don’t think you push too hard in races–that’s what they’re for. Just recognize that you need to take it very easy and recovery post race and you’ll be fine. I am slower at recovery than most people, I find, and so I always have to be careful!

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean May 11, 2012 at 9:14 AM

i’ve been looking for a gummy fuel to try for a while now!

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Lora @ Crazy Running Girl May 11, 2012 at 9:28 AM

I learned they are gluten free… makes me want to try even more!! :)

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nicole May 11, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Awesome!

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Alysia @ Slim Sanity May 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM

looks great! i need to start trying out some fueling options for races. I’m juuust starting to get into them!

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hikermom May 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I love Sharkies! I found them at my local health food store and used them for my last half marathon. They helped me PR! So for they are the only thing that doesn’t upset my stomach on my long runs. Found out they are completely organic:)

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Amanda @RunToTheFinish May 11, 2012 at 11:47 AM

agreed with many others the no articial, no HFCS is the major thing I am seeing that makes me want to try it!

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Sherry Rini May 11, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Very cool to know…..the naturally occurring electrolytes in Sharkies® come from the potassium in the fruit juice and the sodium in the rice and water

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Louise Bourque Cunningham May 11, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I love how they are organic and a healthy treat!

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PavementRunner May 11, 2012 at 1:10 PM

I typically default to GU gel blockas as well and I’m with you, they are difficult to eat. A friend uses sharkies and loves them…. i could be the next convert. Go ME!

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PavementRunner May 11, 2012 at 1:19 PM

oh ya, no articial flavoring…. glad it’s 100% shark bad-ass-ness.

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Joelle May 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I would LOVE to win this, as I’ve been experimenting with different types of fuel, gels, shotbloks, honey stingers. I learned that there are 36 grams of carbs in a pack… def. enough to get me through a decent run.

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alisen May 11, 2012 at 1:53 PM

The company was founded in 2003 by a triathlete….whoop whoop :)

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Andrea May 11, 2012 at 2:48 PM

No artificial dyes or flavors love it!!!

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Laurel C May 11, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I like that they are certified organic and have nothing artificial added……and it doesn’t hurt that they taste good too!

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Charissa May 11, 2012 at 7:59 PM

The sugar in Sharkies are perfect for exercising!

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Taryn May 11, 2012 at 8:29 PM

These look awesome!!

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Taryn May 11, 2012 at 8:30 PM

I love that they are gluten free!

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RunInBoise May 11, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I like how they are organic.

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Ashley May 11, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Black carrot! Does that mean this counts as a serving of veggies? ;)

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meg r May 12, 2012 at 12:20 AM

I love that Sharkies don’t have HFCS!!!

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larisa dixon May 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Nothing artificially added, great choice for me and my kids!

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Renata May 12, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Organic, no artificial colors or flavors or dyes!

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TriGirl May 12, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I love that they are perfect for pretty much anyone! (no wheat, no gluten, no artificial colours or flavours!)

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Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner May 12, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Love how they’re all natural!

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Karen May 13, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Can’t wait to find and try these. As a new runner, I am searching for that perfect fuel. Gummy bears are a little too chewy!!

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Karen May 13, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Also no dyes used!! Unlike the gummy bears!!

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Maria May 13, 2012 at 11:42 AM

They sound yummy and I would love to try them. I’m getting ready for a Half Marathon and it looks like they would be good for me. I also like that they don’t have any HFCS in them.

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Jess K @ My Continuing Quest For Sanity May 13, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Gluten free! Sounds like it would be perfect for a runner friend of mine who just found out she’s allergic to gluten!

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Ray May 13, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Organic, no high fructose corn syrup and free of gluten – thanks!

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Jen May 13, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Love that they are for kids and adults and they are free of high fructose corn syrup!

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Georgiana May 14, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Love that they are GMO-free and organic with nothing artificial!

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