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Courtney Benefiel Drinks Blu Frog & Ribbits

by on Dec.06, 2009, under Good Causes

I think this video speaks for itself. Blu Frog is a tasty and healthy energy drink. Tested and tasted by Courtney Benefiel. She is one of the most energetic people I have ever met. If one could bottle Courtney, they would be a billionare! We got to  know each other face to face this year at in Orlando at Izeafest which was one of the wildest and craziest conferences I have ever attened. Can’t wait for next year. I first made contact with Courtney, who is RideToRemedy, while wandering about Twitter.

Courtney is a strong competitor in the bicycle field. Lance Armstrong better look out. Her web site Ride to Remedy is chalk full of info about racing. It is also about breaking the chains of diabetes, which she has. Courtney describes her mission on her website like this, “A year ago (May 2006), I decided that I was going to take care of my diabetes because I wanted to go skydiving and couldn’t do so without proper care of this hideous disease. With that goal obtained, my next goal was getting on the insulin pump, I had to show that I was capable of 7-10 blood checks a day, that I was going to watch my carb intake, that I was going to take insulin when I was supposed to (I have a history of not doing so). Being on the insulin pump gave me the power to be athletic and with that power I set out to prove that I have control.

When I completed my first ride in Southern, CA I was immediately craving my next ride. I had proven my point; I could control my diabetes and within that control, be athletic. What I spent the better part of 15 years missing out on, I wanted others not to miss. There’s no reason why diabetes should restrict anyone at anytime and while controlling it is an answer, it isn’t the answer. And that is why I ride and want to ride. I ride to find the cure, the answer to diabetes.” There is a ton of information about diabetes on her website.

We got together when I visited her home town and I brought her a six pack of Blu Frog. It’s healthy energy drink with no artificial sweenters or sugar other than that provided by the fruit. For more info on Blu Frog as a drink or as a way to make money be sure to click on the Blu Frog on the top right of the page.

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