Power up with Run Gum

For some of us, morning coffee is more than a way to wake up. It starts with the aroma wafting through the house—a signal that another day will need your full attention. Even in a tiny hotel room, however the method of delivery (old-school drip, single-use pods, French press), coffee service for many is essential. On the road or at the airport, coffee stands are relatively plentiful. We settle for what we can get so we can energize for the trip.

But what happens when you have to zip, and there’s no coffee (or tea)? Do you suck it up and just handle it? Do you whine until your travel pal finds a place to get some java?

I tuck a packet of Run Gum into my bag.

Run Gum isn’t only for runners; it’s so you can run the day. The energy gum is packed with caffeine, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, and taurine, so you can feel alert, focused, and energized. Each waterproof pack has two pieces of gum (with 50mg of caffeine in each): one for moderate energy, two for maximum energy.

Chewing for a few minutes allows your body to absorb the ingredients up to 5 times more quickly than drinking coffee or other energy drink so you can maximize your workouts, have more focus at work, or for travelers—so you have more alertness throughout the day, especially on days when you have to catch an early flight, or hit the ground running when your flight lands.

Run Gum comes in a variety of flavors: cinnamon, mint, fruit, and extra-strength spearmint. A 12-pack is $22.49 (except for the extra-strength spearmint, which is $35.99. If you love it, a monthly subscription comes with a 20-percent discount. Find it all on the Run Gum site.


Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on www.dangerjillrobinson.com and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.

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