Saturday, April 21, 2012

Starting Out with CLIF--Unboxing the First Shipment

As I posted previously, I was recently selected to be a CLIF Ambassador for 2012. I applied through the ambassador program run through just before the deadline in late March and found out shortly thereafter that I was selected.

This week I received my first shipment for the program and it included what I needed to get started, plus some unexpected goodies as well. I took to the spare bedroom to find the space I needed to unpack the two packages I received.

First off I received 2 boxes of 150 mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Builder Bars (my favorite flavor) and 4 boxes of 100 mini CLIF Bars. This is less than 1/3 of what I have to distribute throughout the program (which runs through November 2012)  but should last me a while.

Next I found the program manual which details my obligations under the program and provides some useful suggestions in fulfilling those obligations.

One of the most important things that I was looking forward to receiving was my CLIF Bar shirt for wearing while fulfilling my official required appearances for CLIF. I guess I was looking forward to receiving this as making my involvement feel "real".
For now, this was all I was expecting to get. However, it appeared a few "extras" were also sent along!

Like almost any triathlete, I have plenty of water bottles around but that does prevent me from being happy to add more to my collection--something where CLIF was happy to help me indulge my collecting habit!
  Next they included a five foot long banner for advertising their product line. I can see where I can make good use of this.

Finally, they also included 6 pairs of athletic socks, which are just the kind I have been wearing recently, except these bear the CLIF name. I will be wearing some of these to train with in the next month and try to wear a pair (or two) during Ironman Texas next month.

Now it is up to me to start to fulfill my end of the agreement, something I am looking forward to doing. I am both happy to be selected by and involved with a program of this type and proud that I was chosen to represent products that I personally enjoy and in which I believe. In fact, I suppose I am already starting by way of this blog post.

Meanwhile, Ironman Texas comes closer with each day and will be here in just 28 days.....


K said...

Love the shirt! And are those Sock Guy socks?? I like those too!
Clif bar should feel honored to have such a wonderful example of health and fitness to represent them!
It looks like you are heading into your last few weeks of training very healthy and strong! Hebrews 12:1!!

Adrienne said...

I think you've got your nutrition plan squared away! LOL

Sponsor shipment day-feels a bit like Christmas doesn't it?! :)

Amanda said...

Wow, that's pretty awesome. Love the shirt and the socks.

Sounds like you'll have your hands full with this, but it should be nothing but fun. It certainly helps that it's a brand that you believe in and use personally.

Can't wait to read more about your adventures :)!

Rae! said...

Very cool. I am super proud of you. They should be proud to have you.