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Thursday, May 22, 2014

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:

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  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. :)


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


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