American Heart Month and a Heart Healthy Giveaway – ENERGYbits

February is the American Heart Month and we all know that this is IMPORTANT. Our heart is a fantastic muscle that keeps us going through life and we should give nothing but the best to it as a thank you for the days we live here on the planet, right?!

Even though I’m sure we all (some more, some less) have the knowledge of this the facts are that heart disease and strokes are one of the most common causes of death in this country. Scary facts:

1.      One in three deaths in the USA are from heart disease and stroke

2.      One in three adults in the USA have cardiovascular disease

3.      More women then men have a stroke each year (55,000 more)

4.      An estimated 68 million adults have high blood pressure

5.      An estimated 71 million adults have high cholesterol

6.      An estimated 935,000 heart attacks and 795,000 strokes occur each year in USA

Source http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/AAG/dhdsp.htm

I’m all into the ENERGYbits and they happen to not only be great for some extra energy, vitamins and minerals but also for our heart health They can actually help you make sure that you’re doing all you can to keep your most important muscle pumping – taking you through life, runs and workouts safe and sound.


“Our algae tabs are quickly becoming recognized as the easiest, fastest, safest and most natural way to lower blood pressure and heart disease and are even being recommended to patients by cardiologists. This is because ENERGYbits® and SKINNYbits® are 100% organically grown spirulina algae which is loaded with heart healthy Essential Fatty Acids like Omega 3 and GLA which reduce inflammation in blood vessels. This helps blood to flow easily and heals the blood vessels so blood pressure and the chance of heart attack or stroke are reduced. Swallow (or chew) at least 30 tabs a day to experience all the health benefits that Mother Nature intended you to have from algae.”

– Catharine Arnston, Founder and CEO of Bits of Health Inc.

With this said I’d like to give you the opportunity to order your own bits of choice (there are ENERGYbits, SKINNYbits, RECOVERYbits and VITALITYbits to choose from, all of them consisting of 100% PURE algae) for yourself or someone you love as a gift – not only for Valentines Day but for the future. Use discount code EVELINRUNS to get 15% off your order.

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Or.. You can enter this HEART HEALTHY GIVEAWAY.

Through entering you get a chance to win a tin of ENERGYbits (approximately 75 bits).

Enter by following the steps below:

1. Like ENERGYbits on Facebook. Leave a comment on this blogpost telling me you liked them. (Mandatory)

2. Like SKINNYbits on Facebook. Leave a comment on this blogpost telling me you liked them. (Mandatory)

3. Follow @ENERGYbits on Twitter. Leave a comment here when you’ve started to follow them (include your twitter handle in the comment). (Mandatory)

4. Follow @SKINNYbits on Twitter. Leave a comment here when you’ve started to follow them (include your twitter handle in the comment). (Mandatory)

Get additional entries to the giveaway by:

5. Liking evelinruns on Facebook. Leave a comment here telling me you did so (include your account name)

6. Follow @evelinruns on Twitter. Leave a comment here telling me you did and what your twitter handle is.

7. Tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment here telling me you did so. Example: I entered the Heart Healthy @ENERGYbits #giveaway over at @evelinruns blog, you can too: https://evelinruns.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/american-heart-month-and-a-heart-healthy-giveaway-energybits

So that’s a total of 7 entries per person and the more you do the bigger the chance that you’ll get some ENERGYbits shipped your way in early March.

Good luck!

The giveaway is open until February 28th 2012 and I will randomly pick a winner and post here on the blog March 1st. The giveaway is unfortunately only open for US and Canada residents due to shipping and customs outside of North America.



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The Gift of Love and Health

Valentines Day is coming closer and as it is a day when we are spoiling our loved ones I want to suggest a great gift – a gift of healthy bits instead to that chocolate you might be thinking of giving away. ENERGYbits. These bits of algae will set your loved one/ones up for a great continuing of the year of 2013 as they are LOADED with vitamin, minerals and protein. With only one calorie a piece they provide a healthy “snack” to keep you or/and your loved ones going throughout the day. The bits consist of 100% NATURAL and PURE algae.

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I can tell you that since I’ve been starting to use these green bits I’ve noticed a big difference not just in my energy levels but in endurance and performance in general. I take 30-40 of the bits with water about 15-20 minutes before I hit the road for my runs (or head into the workout room for a date with the weights) and I no longer have to deal with a “down” around the 2nd-3rd kilometre of the run. I cruise on by and feel strong in both body and mind for a longer period of time. Because of the bits being full of minerals and vitamins too I’ve stopped taking my normal muli vitamin pill and have stopped franticly looking for an electrolyte product that will work with my stomach. The bits are giving me electrolytes on top of that nice extra energy (without a “crash”)! AND, me being one of those with a sensitive stomach I’m happy to say that they aren’t messing with my poor little belly AT ALL!

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ENERGYbits are a part of my normal routine when it comes to exercising, running and racing.

Great stuff! And as you can tell when visiting their website, there are three other kinds of bits too. RECOVERYbits, which consists of 100% chlorella algae, SKINNYbits which consists of 100% spirulina algae, and VITALITYbits which consists of 50% spirulina and 50% chlorella algae.

So if you feel like trying the bits out or give them to someone who deserves a gift of LOVE and a step in the right direction to a healthy life – head on over to ENERGYbits, choose your bag of bits and use the promotion code EVELINRUNS to get 15% off your order. I’d say go ahead, take the leap and give the wonderful green little bits a go!


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I’m Surviving the End of the World tomorrow

So I’m running my third race tomorrow. Before the break of dawn my husband and I are getting up, into the car and driving the 1 1/2 hour to Kona. At 7am I’ll be at the start line for my second 10K race. I am nervous, but I’ve decided to just do this. I’m not aiming at a PR (but let’s be honest, don’t we all kind of want to do as good as freaking possible in all races), I’m going to have fun. And finish!

The race I’m doing is called “End of the World” and is arranged by Waverider Triathlon Club which is an organisation with the purpose of “encourage students of Kealakehe High School to live a healthy and active lifestyle”. Pretty cool and very suitable thinking of the location. Big Island and Kona is, as we all know, one of the greatest spots when it comes to triathlon competitions (IRONMAN).

I’m looking forward to run down Ali’i Drive and being able to look at the ocean as I run (my normal view is… lava.. and ocean in a distance).

But anyways. I AM nervous and this is what I did to calm my nerves this afternoon:

Day Before End of the World 1

Day Before End of the World 2

I’ve also been drinking tons of water and indulging in a LOT of chocolate (because… I’m worth it). Great preparations for tomorrow’s run.


Q: Anyone else out there doing a race this weekend? If so, good luck and HAVE FUN!


My Run In Pictures – Dec 6th

Dec 6th 1I found my ENERGYbits and got #poweredbybits.


Dec 6th 2My beloved Garmin Forerunner 405CX is ready to go.

Dec 6th 3Realized that my old iPhone wasn’t charged and needed to be before I went out running. NEED my music on my runs. 

Dec 6th 4So while waiting for the phone to charge up I.. took a photo of my legs. Just because.

Dec 6th 5Finally got out and met this wonderful view of the sunset on my way down the hill to the highway where most of my running happens here in Hawaii. Exotic huh?

Dec 6th 6Well, I do like sunsets. I do.

Dec 6th 7Just me. Out running. On the Highway.

Dec 6th 8There it is, my shoulder.

Dec 6th 9Legs outside. WAY better than inside waiting for the phone to charge.

Dec 6th 10Back home doing my #plankAday (x 3) with a cat hanging out around me, under me, on top of me. Lots of kisses and yes, all he really wanted was some food.

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