Friday, August 28, 2009

I am addicted to O.N.E!

I had read several runners talking about coconut water through their blogs and Twitter. I was curious what the hype was about. The extra potassium and fluid sounded great! I had to try it. I tried our local grocery store and could only find another brand of coconut water. They were infused with juices and lots of sugar. I bought one of each and one O.N.E. Acai Berry juice to try. I blogged about it several weeks back and the wonderful people at O.N.E. offered to send me some samples to try out of their coconut water and juices (and to get me addicted, IMO - smart little juice pushers, they are!)

I am now addicted to this juice!!!

The coconut water is outstanding! I really love the fact that they don't load it down with sugar. This stuff is so refreshing after a run - especially in the summer during my sweat-fest, long runs. My favorite by far is the coffee berry juice, made from coffee fruit (the fruit around that little bean of heaven). I figured anything with the word "coffee" in it had to be a sure hit. It has 950% of your RDA for vitamin C....that's right....950%! Holy smokes - that's some killer anti-oxidants. I really like the cashew fruit drink too. It's a little sweeter, but a great juice to start your day in the morning. It's chock full of vitamin C too - 148%. The Amazon Acai juice is a little different. It's definitely an acquired taste. I didn't care for it too much, but the acai berry has substantially more natural anti-oxidants than a pomegranate or blueberries.

So I highly recommend the O.N.E. juice line - very refreshing, great nutrients, and natural ingredients. I'm sold on it and I'll be a repeat customer for ages. Oh - you can find it easily at any Whole Foods store or buy it by the case on amazon.com.

Running Report

I am happy to report that I have started to ramp up the running mileage with good response from the knees! I ran 6 miles with the girls on Saturday and 9 miles with the Hubs on Sunday last weekend. The knees were sore - but normal running sore - no severe pain. It felt good to go out there for a decent, long run again. Running with my husband has been fun. He's a newbie to these distances and it's interesting to watch his inner battle of running confidence, "I can't go that far. I'll have to walk some it. I'm not sure I can make it." Of course, he makes it. Of course, he runs that far. It's always a bit a chore to get him out the door for the run. He grumbles the whole time. But when we are done, and he completes the mileage, he is so excited and proud of himself. I'm proud of him too. He's really doing great! Napa Half - here we come!

4 miles ran today AND had physical therapy an hour later. Whew - I got my butt kicked! I may try for 6 tomorrow, depending on how I feel. It will probably be good to run out some of the soreness. Another long run planned with the Hubs on Sunday.

Today I LOVE: my O.N.E. juices!!

13 comments:

Marlene said...

Sounds like some interesting stuff. Thanks for the review.

That is some AWESOME running news! You're doing great and glad to hear the knee is holding up. Good for hubs too! YAY!

Runnrgrrl said...

k, you've sold me...you're a pusher too! and why not? now i just have to see where i can find ONE here in the great white northern barrens of Canada!

iheartfootloose said...

You've sold me on the O.N.E. juice as well!

Mama said...

Hmm, I may have to try that stuff.

Glad to hear your knee isn't bothering you as much.

MCM Mama

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I love that your husband is new to running too.. My hubby has the same struggles when we add mileage. I am TRYING to convince him that going from 5 to 6 miles will be OK.. Will see that is my mission tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping in on my Giveaway..

amyreinink said...

Yum! Those sound delicious! I've been curious about coconut water, too, and you've totally convinced me to try it!

And SO exciting that your knees are cooperating! Sounds like between PT and general smartsiness, you're diong all the right stuff to keep 'em that way!

Julia said...

I just bought some coconut water this weekend; looking forward to trying it out!
I'm glad to hear that your knees aren't bothering you so much. Yay for being able to build up the mileage!
PS- Are you talking about the Healdsburg half? I am thinking of running that one in costume... :)

kara said...

Yeah - They sent me a free sample of the coconut water - Found it refreshing on a hot day. I
will have to check out their other product now. ( If not to pricey - LOL - Free is always good.)

Take it easy on those runs love...

lindsay said...

glad your knees are cooperating and not causing trouble! hooray :)

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

Always good to have good runs! I will have to try the coconut water stuff it sounds yummy.
I had a date with the foam roller this morning at the gym. My IT band is actually happy today! Amazing thing that foam roller...

SDrunner said...

I always thought plain coconut juice was ok, but the way you're raving about these coconut waters is definitely making me want to try. So many vitamins too! Great job on the runs too, glad to hear your knee is holding up.

cami said...

I so love coconut water!

Middalia Wayman said...

I've never tried ONE but I love Zico coconut water!!