Skip to main content

Running completes me...and a Cocogo giveaway!!

I have moments where I miss running so much it hurts. Literally. Like I feel it in every inch of my body. It's an ache that feels like something is pressing on my chest and I can't catch my breath.

Those moments always catch me off guard. Like when we were heading to Park City on Saturday to watch the State Lacrosse Championship game. We were driving all innocently on a road that, during the winter, I ran on at least a few times each week. And boom. I was flooded with images from my runs on that road and overwhelmed by how much I wanted to get out and run.

Or driving my girls to school. There are a lot of runners on one of the roads we drive on, and usually I hardly notice them. But then bam. I'll see one of them and just long to be out there. Running.

Luckily I have pool running to pass the time and help me stay sane. I was on the fence about going yesterday because getting up at 5:30 am is not easy for me and the thought of sleeping in until 7 was REALLY tempting. But Scott encouraged me to go. And then I got a text from Janae saying she was going. So I went.

I never regret it. And I don't even mind being tired because it's always worth it.

Today I took some Cocogo with me to drink after our "run" because I knew we were planning on going 90 minutes and were going to push it a little harder with some sprints in the middle.

If you haven't tried Cocogo, you should. I was a little afraid to try it because I have tried other coconut water and have not been a fan. Cocogo is yummy!

I haven't had it during or after a run yet, but I used it during several of my sweat-fest cycling sessions. It is great for rehydrating and not too sweet like a lot of sports drinks. I really love the grape flavor. The lemon-lime and raspberry passion fruit are both good too. And that says a lot because I'm usually not a lemon-lime drink fan!

Cocogo wants to give one lucky IHR reader the chance to try all three flavors. The winner of this giveaway will receive a 12-pack box of each flavor and a Cocogo Polar Bottle!

Here is Cocogo, in a nutshell:

Cocogo is a new premium sports drink made with real fruit and coconut water in stick pack. It is all-natural and isn’t overly sweet. Cocogo provides steady energy, no muscle cramps, is easy on the stomach, and prevents “the bonk.” And when you compare Cocogo to other sports drinks, it offers the best balance of electrolytes, contains an ideal blend of sugars, and has seven essential vitamins.

Here are some more reasons to try Cocogo:

  • Flavor – Mixed to any strength and still tastes good
  • Energy – Quick to get into the bloodstream
  • Electrolytes – High in electrolytes
  • Stomach & Digestion – Quick to digest
  • Ease of use – Small packets allow for customized mixing

To enter:

  • Follow Cocogo on Instagram @drinkcocogo or Twitter @drinkcocogo. Leave a comment here, letting me know you did. (Required)
  • Tweet or post on Instagram about the giveaway. Include @ihaverun and @drinkcocogo in the text of your post. If you don't, I won't be able to track your entries. (Optional - up to 5 possible entries for tweeting or posting!)

Winner will be selected by on Friday, May 30.

You'll have another chance to win some Cocogo when launches on June 1 and hosts another Cocogo giveaway!!



  1. followed drinkcocogo on twitter!!
    - @orange_striped

  2. I follow @drinkcocogo @josmith2002

  3. I tweeted

  4. I follow @drinkcocogo on instagram @iNeed2run

  5. I follow @drinkcocogo on twitter!

  6. My tweet:

  7. This comment has been removed by the author.

  8. Followed Cocogo on Instagram and Tweeted about your giveaway!

  9. Followed on IG and posted about it!

  10. I don't see my comment posted from earlier but I followed both of you on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway. My twitter name is AmandaD99. :)


  12. Replies
    1. The winner was Trish. She hasn't contacted me yet, though, so I'll be selecting a new winner tomorrow!


Post a Comment

I love your comments! They make my day, so be sure to let me know you stopped by. And I always try to respond to your comments, so let me know if you have any questions for me or if there is anything you want to see on here!

Popular posts from this blog

Carpet Burn On My Butt (and a giveaway)

After two lame, pathetic, lackluster weeks of running, I woke up excited to run yesterday. And today, I wore my running clothes all morning in anticipation of my nap time run today. Even in spite of sore glutes and tired quads from getting in some P90X Core Synergistics last night, I couldn't wait to get moving on Millie. I am a planner. Today I had a plan to get my run in while my girls slept, and my day was organized accordingly. I am also a creature of habit. The first thing I do when I roll out of bed every single day is make my bed and my girls' beds. If I do something else first, it throws off the entire morning. I am a creature of habit when it comes to my running routines as well. There are a few things that differ depending on whether I am running on Millie or outside, whether my girls are asleep or not, and whether or not they are joining me in the jogger. Yet, no matter when, where, how far or with whom I run, some things are always the same. My hair goes into a pony

I wasn't sure going in...

Yep, I'm checking in. Why? Because I did something completely out of my comfort zone that I wanted to share with you. Last week I went to a place near Salt Lake called Dexa Body, where I got a DEXA Scan. For those unfamiliar with what that is, I asked Google to help us out:  "Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry  ( DXA , previously  DEXA ) is a means of measuring  bone mineral density  (BMD). Two  X-ray  beams, with different  energy levels , are aimed at the patient's  bones . When  soft tissue   absorption is subtracted out, the  bone mineral density  (BMD) can be determined from the absorption of each beam by bone. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is the most widely used and most thoroughly studied bone density measurement technology." Since that is pretty medical sounding, here's my take. A DEXA Scan is a tool to measure your total body composition. It specifically breaks down the regional composition of your lean and fat tissue. It gives a fat distribution

Social Media: Some good, a lot of bad, and way too much ugly

There are a lot of good things that come from social media. We can connect with people we have lost touch with. We can unite as a group (runners!!) with a comment interest. We can promote a good cause. Sadly though, what social media does best is makes us feel bad about ourselves and makes us feel negatively towards others. This isn't just my opinion, although I can unquestionably support the truth behind this based on my own experience. I have spent way too much time feeling bad about myself as a result of comparing myself to others based on their Instagram or Facebook versions of themselves. And there are several people I have started feeling negatively about or have become completely annoyed with because of their IG and FB posts. It isn't just me though. There are actual studies that can back me up on the negative impact social media can have. I have read dozens of articles reviewing many different studies that show the overwhelmingly negative (vs. positive) effec