Last winter when I saw that NUUN was taking applications for Team Nuun. I thought that it would be great to be a team member, I had been using NUUN for sometime and loved that it was a healthier version of Gatorade. NUUN is a good size company but it is not even close to matching the size or popularity of Gatorade, that means it is the perfect company for me!! When I received the email that I had been picked to be a Team Nuun member I almost went crazy!! It is tough to put into words, I felt like all of the work that I had been doing for so many years had finally payed off.
In July of 2014 my favorite cycling team and my favorite electrolyte beverage maker had joined forces. Nuun would be a sponsor for Team Novo Nordisk. It was a match made in heaven, an underdog cycling, running and triathlon team was joining forces with a company that was the leader in outdoor specialty shops but wanted more and was the underdog as it tried moving into the mainstream. Team Novo Nordisk has heard over and over again that it isn't possible, athletes with diabetes can't ride in the Tour de France, they can't run or compete in triathlons with the elite athletes. Nuun has heard the same, Nuun won't be a main sponsor for a team they're to small and not known well enough across the globe. They have heard that Nuun is only known by the athletes that compete every weekend but aren't good enough to be professionals. Both Nuun and Team Novo Nordisk are proving people wrong each and everyday.
The Team Novo Nordisk and Nuun story is great if it ends right there but it doesn't. Team Novo Nordisk and Nuun have formed quite the bond and over the past couple of weeks I have been happy to see Nuun posting interviews that they have conducted members of Team Novo Nordisk. I had a smile from ear to ear when Nuun posted an interview with my favorite Team Novo Nordisk member and runner Stephen England. I was even happier when I read the interview with Team Novo Nordisk member Mandy Marquardt. I'm hoping that Nuun posts more interviews with Team Novo Nordisk members.
Tomorrow and each and everyday that I get on the bike or go for a run I will have Nuun in my water bottles and some article of clothing with Team Novo Nordisk printed on it. The world is a crazy place and I honestly believe that I started using Nuun years ago and love Team Novo Nordisk for a reason. We have all heard about six degrees of seperation maybe Nuun, Team Novo Nordisk and myself are the six degrees of diabetes!!