Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Got Milk?

More specifically, chocolate milk.

Let me tell you two two major reasons I care:

First, if you train with me, live with me, eat with me, or are even loosely familiar with me, then you know I effing love chocolate milk.

Chocolate milk, over the last couple years, has been touted as one of the most effective recovery drinks to follow a workout when you compare it to other recovery drinks. And I agree. Without getting into the weeds, here are a couple reasons* why it's a great recovery drink:
1) 3:1 carbohydrate to protein (in both casein and whey form) ratio (around 30g:11g) - optimal for muscle recovery
2) Packed with electrolytes (lots-o-potassium!) and Omega-3s 
3) Economical (less than $0.50 per serving, compared to other recovery drinks that are $1.00-$3.00 pre-made, or recovery drinks like Endurox, etc which, even in bulk, can be about $1.50 a serving).

*list not inclusive

And it friggin' tastes awesome.

The second reason I care is because chocolate milk may lead me to sponsorship for my athletic related activities. Yes. Milk - it does a wallet good.

Recently, I was selected as a finalist for Team REFUEL Sponsorship and it's going to take a little extra help from my friends to get me to the end.

What I need help with (and I'm sorry if this sounds silly) getting votes so that I can get selected.

There are two benefits of you voting:
1) Every vote earns $1.00 for Challenged Athletes
2) It helps my chances of winning

What do I get out of this? A little cash to help me buy more chocolate milk, some training gear, and a chance to race in either Scotland or Spain.

What do you get out of this? Love, kittens, eternal gratitude, and chocolate milk if I win. You also just helped raise money for athletes with disabilities!!!

How do you do it?

1) Go to: and click on me to vote when September voting opens (today, Wednesday 5 September at 5:00pm EST)

2) VOTE EVERY DAY <--also a clicky :-)

3) Have your friends, family, strangers, hobo's outside your office with iPhones, senators, PMs, mistresses, etc vote for me!

4) See #2

5) you may have to do a search for my name. Easy enough?

Don't worry about registering for anything, just click. No cost to do it.

Hopefully one day I can be as fast as Miranda Carfrae and get a cool commercial like her.

You all, as my friends and readers, are my biggest supporters. You make me train. You keep me encouraged. And I only hope that I can give back the same to you.

Thanks for stopping by, and please, vote every day for me through September. I'll let you know if our campaign has worked!

What's your AFTER? Leave a comment and tell me what you drink or eat after a workout!

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