Ambassador Profile: Grayson

Please join us in welcoming one of our newest ambassadors, Grayson, to the Nuun Hydration family! He rings in as our youngest ambassador, but at age 11 he’s already killing it out on the golf course and at spreading Nuun love. Check him out!

General Information

Name:  Grayson

Age: 11

Birthplace: Seattle, WA

GPA: 3.48

Sports: Golf (main sport) and Basketball (during the winter months)

Coaches: Chris Getz at Glendale Country Club in Bellevue, WA and my dad

 

Equipment

Driver: Taylormade Rocketballz

Fairway Wood: Taylormade Burner 5 wood

Hybrid: Taylormade Burner 24 degree

Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0

Wedges: Cleveland

Putter: Taylormade Ghost

Golf Ball: Taylormade Penta

Sports Drink: Nuun Strawberry-Lemonade

 

Experience and Goals

Year Started Playing Golf: 2002, on my first birthday my dad got me a plastic set of clubs from Walmart. Then when I was 3 I got my first real club.  A cut down 8 iron.

Tournaments Win’s Through 7/1/12: 15 (13 in the USA and 2 in Canada)

Number of Golf Courses Played: 89 & counting. I am hoping to get to 100 this year.

Favorite Golf Course: Chambers Bay

Future golf goals: Win a state championship, then play college golf, then become a professional.

 

A Bit From Grayson:

My name is Grayson and I have been playing golf since my first birthday party when my dad gave me my first set of clubs.  They were a plastic set and I wore them out.  I love hitting golf balls and watching them fly thru the air.  Saturdays are a big golf day with my dad. We will normally play 18 holes in the morning, break for lunch, chip and putt in the afternoon, and end the day with 9 more holes of golf before the sun goes down. Saturdays are very long with lots of walking.  Some golf courses have water fountains every few holes and some do not. Staying hydrated is important on these long golf days.  On my golf cart is a cup holder and I always have my Nuun water bottle with Strawberry Lemonade Nuun inside.  Sometimes my dad will give me a piece of a Strawberry Lemonade Nuun & I let it fizzle in my mouth while I drink water. It helps keep me going. Especially on hot days. During tournaments that don’t allow caddies I have to remind myself to drink my fluids, otherwise when my dad caddies he has to remind me to drink my fluids so I don’t burn out at the end of a tournament.  Besides golf, I play basketball during the winter.  I played point guard this past season we went 8-0, which was fun.  Sports keep me busy and I love to compete.

 

August and September Events

August and September are packed full of trade shows and events, so we’re sure to be at one near you. Whether you’re racing or just need to stock up on Nuun stop by and say hello at our hydration stations located here:

 

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market – Salt Lake City, UT

August 2-5

Trade Show

 

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk – Cleveland, OH

August 3-5

On Course Hydration Sponsor

 

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk – Chicago, IL

August 10-12

On Course Hydration Sponsor

 

Muddy Buddy – Boulder, CO

August 11-12

Packet pick up and on course sponsor

 

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk – Michigan

August  17-19

On Course Hydration Sponsor

 

Nike Sunrise in the Park XC – Huntington Beach, CA

August 18

Hydration Sponsor

 

Muddy Buddy – Portland, OR

August 18-19

Packet pick up and on course sponsor

 

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk – Twin Cities

August 24-26

On Course Hydration Sponsor

 

Hood to Coast Relay – Oregon

August 24-25

Hydration sponsor and finish line party

 

James Riley 7-A-Side Youth Soccer Tournament – Seattle, WA

August 26

Hydration Sponsor

 

Disneyland Half Marathon – Anaheim, CA

August 31-September 1

Expo

 

Rock n Roll Marathon and Half – Virginia Beach, VA

Aug 31- Sep 1

Expo

 

Labor Day Half – Woodinville, WA

September 3

Hydration Sponsor

 

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk – San Francisco Bay Area

September 7-9

On Course Hydration Sponsor

 

Nations Triathlon – Washington D.C.

September 7-8

Expo

 

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk – Seattle, WA

September 14-16

On Course Hydration Sponsor

 

Interbike – Las Vegas, NV

September 19-21

Exhibitor

 

Natural Products Expo East – Baltimore, MD

September 19-22

Exhibitor

 

Muddy Buddy – San Jose, CA

September 29-30

Packet pick up and on course sponsor

Training Peaks Loves Nuun

Training Peaks knows just as well as anyone that training and racing in hot weather is tough. As the temperatures soar many challenges arise, but one of the most serious ones that an athlete can face is dehydration. Raised heart rate, cramping, and hitting a wall are some of the first signs of dehydration to be aware of, but once symptoms begin there are less ways to effectively combat them. Stay ahead of your hydration plan with these tips!

From the Training Peaks Blog:

Most of us have been there. You’re in the middle of a race and feeling great. Suddenly, and seemingly without notice, you hit the wall. You go from hero to zero in seconds. If the source of your bonk is a nutrition deficit, you can usually recover with time and patience. You slow down, relax, take in some calories, drink plenty of fluid and continue once the veil of darkness has lifted. 

If your bonk is an electrolyte and hydration shortage, however, you may be in more serious trouble. Meredith Terranova, a Registered Dietician in Austin, Texas, cautions: “If you are severely dehydrated and lacking electrolytes, you may suffer extreme consequences including heat-related issues, seizures and even kidney failure.” She refers to a severe hydration and electrolyte deficit as “the showstopper” since it can quickly put an end to your race.

Read more about how to combat dehydration – including drinking Nuun – here. 

#nuunchat with Trek Travel

In honor of the Tour de France – and our very own Tour de Nuun – this month’s #nuunchat partner is Trek Travel!

Sign in to twitter on Wednesday July 11 at noon pdt to chat with Nuun and Trek Travel about your cycling adventures and dreams. 

Trek Travel offers endless options for cycling vacation packages and believes that whether you are on a kid’s bike, hybrid, mountain or road bike, cycling is the best way to fully experience a region. And us hydration experts at Nuun happen to agree! Their vacations combine the virtues of traveling by bike with the art of living well, and have endless options for cycling vacation packages regardless of your cycling style. Unfortunately we can’t all be riding the Tuscan countryside or climbing the Alps next week, but we CAN help you get away for an hour to share and dream about it!

And 3 lucky #nuunchat participants (chosen at random) will win a Tour de Nuun limited edition 4-pack, a Nuun water bottle, and a Trek Travel dri-fit shirt!

Sounds like fun?

  1. Sign in to twitter at noon pdt on Wednesday July 11 to join in.
  2. Follow @nuunhydration and @trektravel. Participate by answering questions tweeted by @nuunhydration.
  3. Use the #nuunchat hashtag to be entered to win!

 

More details:

What is #nuunchat?

#nuunchat is a Twitter chat. A Twitter chat is like one big real-time online conversation where participants share ideas back and forth, all in 140 characters or less.

 

How does #nuunchat work?

@nuunhydration (make sure you follow us!) will start tweeting at noon pdt. In order to join the conversation just reply and use the#nuunchat hashtag! Trek Travel will Nuunchatting too, so be sure to follow them at @trektravel to catch great advice and get your questions answered. You’ll have a lot more fun if you interact with other Nuunchatters too though, so feel free to reply to everyone (or anything that strikes your fancy) to offer advice or ask questions.

 

How do I get #nuunchat to show in my feed so I don’t miss any interaction?

Our recommendation is that during the chat you have multiple windows open. Keep one window open on your account with the @Mentions page, so that you can see when @nuunhydration, @trektravel, or other Nuunchatters interact with you.  Then keep another window open on the search page, and continually refresh your search for #nuunchat. By searching the hashtag you’ll sure to catch all the conversation for maximum fun.