Fizzique Protein Water

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Fizzique Campaign through my partnership with FitApproach. All opinions are entirely my own. IMG_3387

Introducing the worlds first…Protein water!!

Crazy right? That’s what I first thought when introduced to Fizzique, when I think about protein supplements, I picture huge tubs of powdery sweet stuff that bros chug down post work out. I don’t picture a light refreshing drink that will curb my cravings post work out without the mess and being clumpy.

I was a little skeptical at first because I’ve had some pretty bad reactions to whey protein in the past (think bloated belly and pretty gassy). But the whey protein isolate that is infused into sparkling water via the multi-patented Protein Fizzology doesn’t do that to me! An added plus for me as an endurance athlete, it’s much easier for me to drink post-sweaty run than a protein mix. The taste is light, refreshing and not too sweet.

So here are some fun facts about Fizzque (I just love alliteration!):

  • It’s the ONLY sparkling protein water on the market
  • It’s the PERFECT drink to help satisfy your hunger between meals or post work out – There are 20 grams of protein and only 80 calories!!
  • You can purchase it via Amazon or DrinkFizzique.comUse my code CHRISTINEJOYFIZZIQUE for 10% off your first case! 

And for the nutrition side of things:

  • Keto Perfect – No Carbs
  • Gluten Free
  • Low Glycemic
  • Lactose Free
  • GMO Free
  • Caseinate Free
  • Soy Free
  • Very Low Sodium
  • Kosher
  • No Colors or Dyes
  • No Artificial Preservatives or Flavors
  • 45mg of Natural Caffeine per can via coffee extract
  • 4,400mg Muscle Energizing BCAAS (natural amino acids found in whey protein)
  • Contains: whey protein isolate from milk

Want to hear more? I’ll be Live on Facebook tomorrow night so be sure to like C Joy Fitness on facebook!!!

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Cherry Blossom 10 miler Race Recap

Did you even run a race if there’s no photographic evidence? I kinda feel like that right now. It’s taken me so long to write this race recap because I’ve been waiting for an email from marathonfoto to say “Your Race Photos are Ready!” Well over a week later, I decided to check the website and alas it’s like I played Where’s Waldo with the photographers. After skimming through hundreds of unclaimed pictures, I FINALLY found one of me at the finish line. So proof. I ran that race lol.

Other than the lack of evidence of my race, I have to say that this is a race I would definitely do again. From the beginning it was well organized, news letters from the race were constantly being sent out with tips on how to get to the course, how things were set up, changes to the route etc. Bib pick up was easy and I was well guided to the right area.

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Got a picture in before we rushed off to the start line! 

The morning of the race did not start off without a hitch though. I will say, it’s my own fault. I should have planned on getting a Lyft a lot earlier, because while I scheduled it out in time, of course so was everyone else and the demand was HIGH. I started to freak out a bit when it was going to take them a half hour to get to me, but thankfully we had two phones going and one of them finally worked. We arrived to the race, hurried and searched for a bag drop off, (which I don’t normally do but it was unusually chilly in DC that morning and we knew we needed extra clothes) and got into our corrals just in time.

The first few miles were kinda tough, not because it was a hard race, actually it’s a really flat course, but it is super crowded. Some of the roads were pretty narrow, and there were a lot of walkers in my wave. I know I’m not a faster runner, but I’m not a walker. I am solidly middle of the pack. So this is my only gripe about the race, I was not seeded properly and it made my time much slower in the beginning than what I would have liked. I honestly felt like I was walking the first few miles, but I didn’t want to waste energy weaving in and out of people. One of the things I’ve started doing while running and biking is listening to audio books instead of music. This helped keep my mind off the actual race and just focus on my book and my environment. (If you need a good book, I just finish “The Wife Between Us” and it was SUPERB!)

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Soooo pretty

After awhile, it cleared up a little bit, still a very crowded race overall, but more manageable. Like I said it was a flat course, so nothing challenging, but I will say it isGORGEOUS. This is absolutely the prettiest course I have ever been on. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom, the city was clean and water sparkling. As I ran under the arches of the trees that hung over the roads, I was in awe. It made the first frustrating miles kind of disappear and made me just enjoy running for the first time in awhile. Last year, as you know was full of heart breakingly bad races, injuries and tears. While, I’m still working on getting back to where I once was, this race gave me the confidence that I needed to keep working and make my come back in 2018.  So Thank you Cherry Blossom 10 miler for a great kick off to my 2018 race year! Up next is the Portsmouth Half Marathon this weekend!

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My one and only race picture! So happy to finish!
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Pretty Medal! Thank you Rachel Rakoff for letting me steal this one!