I Owe You Big

January 18, 2012 · 44 comments

Chocolate milk is so great for your recovering body post-workout. It contains the right mix of carbs and protein to refuel muscles after a tough workout, repairs and builds muscles, rehydrates and replaces electrolytes, and has 9 essential nutrients. It never ceases to amaze me how few people know these facts.

Chocolate milk naturally has many of the nutrients most commercial recovery drinks add in the lab (high-quality protein and key electrolytes like calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium). I’m always saying to my friends, “No, seriously. Drink chocolate milk after your workout.”

Which leads me to why I owe you guys big time.

When I first stumbled upon the Refuel with Chocolate Milk page, I was immediately intrigued. Ever since college, I’ve had to have chocolate milk after I work out. I consider it my #1 “refuel.”

When I read about Team Refuel, I got one of those, “heeey… I feel at home over here.” feelings. Know what I mean? Kinda?

And then I realized I could join the badassery of Team Refuel. And, ya know, chill with Mr. Ohno.

I didn’t have high expectations.. I kinda figured “Eh, what the heck. I may as well try.”

Try, I did. I applied, and I asked you guys to vote. And I know you did, because yesterday, the following appeared in my inbox:

It’s all thanks to you guys. Thank you so much for taking the time to vote for me to be a part of Team Refuel.

I fist pumped, I smiled like a loon, and I started picturing myself in my awesome Team Refuel gear alongside Janae and SR. Because I wanna be them, and you guys have put me one step closer to that. ;)

Again, thank you. I am very honored and extremely psyched. And as promised, I’m sporting a nice little chocolate milk mustache for your valiant voting efforts.

I’m juuust a little excited. You all rock.

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1 Chelsea @ Go Chelsea Go! January 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Yay! Congrats!
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2 Theresa January 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm

aww congrats, i’m souped for you!
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3 Sarah OUaL January 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Isn’t one of the requirements for Team Refuel to race in SoCal? I thought I read that somewhere…
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4 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss January 19, 2012 at 1:02 am

twist my arm. seriously.

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5 julie January 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm

yay yay yay yayyy! you make chocolate milk look gorgeous. obvi
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6 Nicole January 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Congrats!! I voted for you! :)
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7 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile January 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Yay so glad all our votes worked!!! You will be awesome :D

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8 Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots January 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

congrats you deserve it!

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9 Bess @ Bess Be Fit January 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

yay!!! so glad you got it!
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10 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health January 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!! Congrats!!! Glad my vote could help you :D.
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11 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat January 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Don’t let us down! ;)
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12 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine January 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Yay! Congrats!
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13 Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe January 18, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Wahooooo Congratulations! :)
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14 Dorsa @ Running Thoughts January 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Congrats little lady :)
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15 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries January 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I know we gchat celebrated yesterday buuuut YAYAYYAYAYAYYY!!!!! I’m so excited for you!!
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16 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss January 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm

g-chat celebrations are the BEST celebrations.

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17 Klopp January 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Congrats lovah. So what exactly does this mean now that you’re apart of the team? What will you be involved in, rewarded with, events, etc? Keep us posted :)

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18 janae@hungryrunnergirl.com January 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I am seriously so stoked for you!
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19 janae@hungryrunnergirl.com January 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I am seriously so so stoked for you!

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20 chelcie @ chelcie's food files January 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm

congrats girl!!
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21 Danica @ GirlsThatRun January 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Yayyy!!! Congrats!!
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22 Shannon January 18, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Yay Alyssa!!! So excited for you! Now maybe you can run as a carton of chocolate milk. Your world of costume running just hit the big time :)
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23 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss January 19, 2012 at 1:18 am

oh gosh.. don’t encourage me!

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24 Amber K January 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Yay! Congratulations :)
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25 Chelsea January 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Yayyy way to go girl! That’s phenomenal! It’s because you’re so loved ;D!

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26 Maggie January 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Congrats!!! Good to know my votes weren’t for nothing… and I loveeeeeeee chocolate milk

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27 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss January 19, 2012 at 1:16 am

THANKS, Mag! did your bro-in-law like the glass?

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28 Maggie January 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Yes! He loved it! Thank you again

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29 Heather @ Run Eat Play January 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Congrats! I voted for you because you deserve it!
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30 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss January 19, 2012 at 1:18 am

thanks so much, Heather!

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31 Laura January 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm

So what does it mean to be on the Team Refuel? I mean I am all for sponsoring chocolate milk for refueling but does it entail anything else?
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32 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss January 19, 2012 at 1:14 am

I receive a spot on Team Refuel, Team Refuel training gear, and a grant to use to toward pursuing my athletic goals. :)

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33 Laura January 19, 2012 at 1:29 am

Thats fantastic!! Congrats!!
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34 Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Congratulations!! I’m curious about the same thing as the above poster … what exactly does it mean to be on the “team?” :)
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35 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss January 19, 2012 at 1:15 am

for winning, I receive a spot on Team Refuel, Team Refuel training gear, and a grant to use to toward pursuing my athletic goals. :)

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36 Rach January 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Ahh! Congrats, girl!! That’s so great! :)
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37 Brittany (healthy slice of life) January 18, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Yay!!! I’m so glad we could help!!! Rock that chocolate ‘stache guuuurl! :)
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38 Kim January 18, 2012 at 11:12 pm

yay!! congrats lady!!
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39 Karla @myhighonlife January 18, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Yay congrats! Glad the voting paid off :)
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40 Emily January 19, 2012 at 12:57 am

Congratulations, girl! You definitely deserve it. (:
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41 Lindsay @ Fuel My Family January 19, 2012 at 2:27 am

yay congrats thats awesome!
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42 Anna January 19, 2012 at 5:12 am

Congrats! That is so exciting. Chocolate Milk is so wonderful post-workout. My boyfriend swears by it and I agree that it is quite yummy and does the body good.
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43 Kimberly January 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Congrats! I ALWAYS drink chocolate milk after a hard workout! It was what our trainers in college would tell us after our soccer games and I swear by it! My boyfriend thinks I am crazy but its 1. delicious and 2. gives you back your energy!
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44 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm

CONGRATS!!!!

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