#FueledByProBar: ProBar Bolt Review and Giveaway

Hello Friends

August is upon is which means the summer days are drifting away and we are beginning to transition into a new school year which for me means a new job, more things on the to do list and less time to just enjoy!  Summer has been so amazing so I’m OK with the changes that lie ahead!  I promise to catch all of you up on life at the end of the week for our monthly coffee date.  In the meantime, let’s talk about running and marathon training!

Hard to believe that this is week 9 of 18 of my training for my 3rd Chicago Marathon.  Training has been hard, wonderful and time consuming.  Due to the hot summer we are having it has cut into my sleep but I wouldn’t change it for the world.  I’ve seen amazing sunrises and have treasured my quiet alone time.

To date my morning runs are all fasted runs for me.  This means I wake up, throw on my clothes, shoes drink some water and head out the door.

My weekend runs are a whole different story!

Originally I had planned to train with CARA (Chicago Areas Runner Association) just as I did for my previous two marathons but the Saturday long run group that I would train with starts at 7am.  To me that’s just too late.  Not just because of the weather but because of the day.  I’ve been starting my long runs just before 6am and then I have plenty of time to enjoy my day with the family!

I’m still working on working on the pre-run breakfast but for the most part it’s consisting of banana and almond butter or steel cut and buckwheat groats with almond butter.

ProBar Bolt has been my go to fuel for long runs!  I’ve never been able to stomach the consistency of the GU and the gels but the Bolt chews are AMAZING!!  I prefer the ones with a bit of caffeine as I like a little extra pep in my step when running!


ProBar BOLT® is packed to power you from morning workouts to race days, these organic energy chews help you step up your game right when you need it. With electrolytes, B vitamins and complex carbs for sustained energy, they provide fast fuel-ups that last through the home stretch.


  • Organic Superfruit
  • Yerba Mate Caffeine in 2 Flavors
  • Electrolytes with B Vitamins
  • Excellent During-Activity Fuel


ProBar Bolt comes in four great flavors:

Berry Blast (Caffeine)


Raspberry (Caffeine) 


They are so easy to eat while on the run and definitely keep me feeling good as these miles pile up!!    I’m a fan of all things “gummy like”  so these are seriously awesome.  I eat between 4-5 after an hour of running and then another 4 45 minutes or so after my last “dose.” Come race day in October, ProBar Bolt will be fueling me 26.2 miles through Chicago.


For all of you runners our there or athletes looking for fuel now’s your chance to win some!  Thanks to the wonderful folks at ProBar one winner is going to win a case of ProBar Bolt!!

Just enter below for your chance to win!


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Disclaimer: I was provided these products by ProBar.  All opinions are my own. 

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37 Responses to #FueledByProBar: ProBar Bolt Review and Giveaway

  1. Renata says:

    I add electrolyte powder to my water when exercising to keep me well hydrated with minerals and energy.

  2. Valerie says:

    I’ve typically used Energy Chews from Clif (they are ok), but these sound fantastic! Everything you need to keep going and the flavors look SO tasty!

  3. Jessica says:

    I usually carry swedish fish and then drink gatorade after.

  4. Christopher Sorel says:

    some berry sounds good and tired of bananas I eat now.

  5. Rachel says:

    I LOVE probar! Blueberry and raspberry are the best.

  6. Lauren says:

    I LOVE these and they taste so good. I use salted caramel GU, Honeystinger gels and chews, and Nuun Hydration for marathon training!

  7. Karen says:

    Blueberry sounds the best to me….I don’t have one ” go-to” fuel food. I like home ade bites which I keep in the freezer and bananas the best.

  8. charityk says:

    i make sure i have had some carbs about 45 minutes before i run. the orange looks good to me

  9. Nikki Fahey says:

    maybe the bites… not sure though because they are all sugar

  10. Jill S. says:

    I usually eat a Banana with nut butter before a long run.

  11. Amy Lauren says:

    I have used sport beans before, but I’m starting half marathon training and my long runs are getting longer, so I’d love to try these.

  12. tara pittman says:

    I drink a hydration drink before running.

  13. Judith says:

    coconut water

  14. Ken C says:

    Love my long runs, hydration and energy supps are important

  15. Caroline says:

    I’m an english muffin with peanut butter and honey kind of person, although I’d love to try some of probar’s products!

  16. liz lew says:

    Honey stinger is my go to fuel

  17. cyndi br says:

    I drink protein shakes and like the peanut butter chocolate bars

  18. Maryann D. says:

    I like to have a banana or protein bar. The Berry Blast (Caffeine) sounds good to me.

  19. Sadie B. says:

    I fuel with Honey Stingers. I would like to try the ProBar Bolt Strawberry.

  20. paige c says:

    the raspberry flavor sounds really good! I just started training and running more half’s and should get into fueling, I have no been running long enough in the past to need too.

  21. linda says:

    this sounds so great! I’m always looking for better ways to prep when i have long sessions

  22. Georgiana says:

    Coconut water is my hydration source. Blueberry bolts would be good too.

  23. sarah s says:

    I like peanut butter and bananas to fuel up and I think that I would try either the orange or raspberry flavor first.

  24. Raymond says:

    Water is my hydration source and I fuel up on protein powders and bars.

  25. Katie B says:

    The Raspberry ProBolt sounds tasty to me!

  26. Steph says:

    I just make sure to drink!

  27. Karen says:

    I love Pro Bar chews! Raspberry is my favorite!

  28. barbg says:

    I would say the orange looks best but I need caffeine. So I would have to say raspberry.

  29. Sarah L says:

    I haven’t been fueling well on my long runs, so I’m looking for something new. I think these energy chews look great! I’d also like to try the coconut almond butter.

  30. Fran says:

    Nothing special for fueling – the chews with caffeine look yummy, and would help with my soda addiction!

  31. ikkinlala says:

    I typically use dried fruit, but something made for the purpose might work better. The ProBar Bolt chews look great. I’d also love to try one of their Meal bars (maybe the Chocolate Coconut) because they look like a great option for times when I’m unable to cook.

  32. Edye says:

    I drink lots of water! Blueberry sounds the best 😀
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  33. Dagmar says:

    I tire out easily so I have to bring energy boosts along to keep me going! The raspberry sounds so good

  34. Tammy Mcconnell George says:

    I do a breakfast of a protein pancake. It has my oats, egg whites, protein powder, cottage cheese and a dash of ciinamon.

  35. Michelle B says:

    Typically I use hammer gels. I haven’t tried any solid foods like gummies or anything yet. I’m kind of nervous to do so. But I guess there is a first for everything!

  36. Brittany Koelmel says:

    I use GU to help fuel me! Or sometimes mama chia. These gummies look delish.

  37. DJ says:

    I usually fuel with Powerade.

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