runnerbox reviewed.

1 May

My roommate may have created a monster. Jenn gets the Pop Sugar monthly subscription box delivered, and every month she describes how it is like a “surprise present that comes in the mail!” She also exposed me to a blogger who gets dozens of subscription boxes mailed to her every month. I spent some time on her site and realized I needed to see what all of the fuss was about.

I sent Whitney a Kona Kase last month to get her ready for her first half mary, but I wanted to try something other than a food-only box (because…#paleochallenge).

I decided to try Runner Box. For $10 a month, I get a mini shoe box delivered with some running gear and nutritional items. I was impressed with my first shipment!

my first runnerbox.

my first runnerbox.


The inside had a cute T.S. Elliot quote taped inside: “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” Loved it.

Everything was wrapped in green tissue paper, and there was a lime green product information card.



Here’s what was inside:

– One pair of injinji socks in kelly green. These are toesocks designed for runners. I can’t get behind the whole vibram craze, but I liked the idea of toe socks helping for blister prevention. I wore them on my run last Saturday and was pleasantly surprised. Suuuuper comfy. These retail for $10.

– A green  SiMbi hair-bracelet. This a hair tie that can double as a bracelet. For each one sold, Simbi purifies a gallon of water a day and creates jobs for the people of Haiti. I like the green theme they went with for the box, and the hair-bracelet is cute. It’s not strong enough to tie my thick hair back without another hair tie, but I will use it for sure. Retail: $4.

– A sample of Win detergent, designed for tech fabrics. Haven’t used this yet, but it looks cool.

Clif Shotblocks Energy Chews in margarita. I LOVE shotblocks and have wanted to try this flavor since I learned it was Monica‘s favorite. It’s like RunnerBox KNEW I have a Cinco day Drinko de Mayo 13.1 coming up…Retail: $2.

– A sample of Energybits. Energybits are “100% natural organic spirulina tablets.” Kinda scary sounding, but I’m interested to try them!

Honeystinger Waffle.  This is billed as an energy source – and former endurance athlete inspiration Lance Armstrong’s favorite thing to eat on the bike in Europe. Now, this seems like a bit of an ironic choice, but I am sure it is delicious. Retail: $1.50

The box also included discounts on Skora shoes, Zensah compression, Win Detergent, and Energybits. I’m not sure I’ll use any of the discounts, but overall the box was over am $18 value for $10. I liked the assortment of items and am excited to see what comes my way next month.

Do any of you have a box subscription? Which one?? 


2 Responses to “runnerbox reviewed.”

  1. Kaley May 7, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    You love shot blocks? I’ve never had them, but Mario had his first experience at the marathon and he was disgusted. I think they were Powerbar ones. Are those good or have you had them?

    • gillian May 7, 2013 at 7:29 am #

      I prefer shot blocks to gels or Gus because I like the feeling of actually eating something. I don’t think I’ve tried the power bar ones. Shot blocks taste sort of like a thicker jell-o or a very chewy gusher, haha.

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