Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Chicks on a Run Virtual Race and Gone for a Run team!

I am super excited to share that I have asked to be a member of the Virtual Run Team for Gone for a Run!  
And I get to start my stint with the Chicks on a Run Virtual 4 Miler!  


How do you run a virtual race?  Super easy!  Head over to the registration page and register for just $25!  

Gather up your running besties and run or walk four miles between April 13-19 wherever you want. What could be cuter than this colorful, gilttery Chicks On A Run medal?  


Once you sign up, you will be shipped your race packet which will include an authentic race bib and a large 4 inch Chicks On A Run medal featuring glitter detail.

You have the option of adding on fun items like socks, a magnet, underwear and this shirt for $12!  Steal!


Please be sure to share your race photos and recap at their Facebook page!

So will you join me on this one?  Super cute right?!  Best thing about this race?!  It's for a great cause!


 How awesome is that?!  What are you waiting for?  Sign up!

Disclaimer: I was given a comped entry for this race but all opinions are my own. 

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,

SD Mom

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

#Spring4prAna Mantra Pant Calypsa Top Review AND a prAna discount code!

If you have been reading this blog for more than a minute, you know how much I love prAna!  You can read about it here, here and here!  I wear a prAna item almost daily.  Today's post is about their spring line - specifically, the Mantra pants and the Calypsa top.

We really do have the best sunsets on the coast!  Something about the water meeting the colorful sky...The other night, I had the honor of attending an Epilepsy Foundation dinner to raise awareness and share fundraising ideas.  You may recognize the poster models?

And I wore the most comfortable pants in the world - Mantra. The Halle pant used to be my favorite but these are like butter!  Both of the items I received to try are made out of hemp. 

Why is this important?  Hemp is pretty awesome and you can read about it here.  Basically, it is super sustainable, doesn't need pesticides and it is drought resistant.

The pants have a draw string and are made out of hemp. The material doesn't feel stretchy but they are lightweight and move with you. Mantra pants have a relaxed fit and perfect for spring into summer because of their weight!

Yes, I did an impromptu photo shoot at the hotel where the event was being held. Haha!  Full disclosure: I have worn the pants at least 4 more times in various situations, including work!

Next, I was also sent the Calypsa top. It comes in three colors and is made of a thicker material. It is made out of organic cotton hemp stretch slub jersey blend (say that 6 times fast)!  The breakdown is 53% Hemp / 42% Organic Cotton / 5% Spandex. It even has a built in bra. So perfect for a hike but also for work!

Aren't the colors so pretty?

Here I have it paired with a cardigan. 

Here, I have matched it with my Jada jeans, also from prAna!

And even under a suit for work. Because of the heavier material, my shirt did not budge all day under the suit. It's one of my pet peeves when an under shirt doesn't stay put!  This shirt is soft and oh so comfortable!

There are a ton of new styles in their spring line I want to try including this skirt, this dress and this top (in lemongrass of course)!  But if you go check it out, and I hope you do, use code S4P17SDM for 15% off anything thru March 28!

On another note, if you feel compelled to donate to epilepsy in honor of my daughter, please donate to Serena's Crusaders here.  We thank you in advance!

Thank you prAna and Fit Approach for sending the pants and the top. All opinions remain my own!                       

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom                                                          

Monday, January 30, 2017

Check In: NY Resolutions and Premier Protein Bananas & Cream Announcement!

Remember when I told you my New Years Goals involved spending more time with my family?  Well, I want to report monthly with how I am doing with that!

But before I get to that, I want to tell you about the re-launch of the Premier Protein flavor - back by popular demand Bananas & Cream.

And how lucky that I saw it was on sale at Costco this week???  (may not be on sale anymore when you read this!  But it is still a great deal!)

You have to admit - that is a smoking' deal!  18 packs for just $19.99.  Better believe that SD Dad and I stocked up!

I have been having a blast spending time with my favorite two little people!  We did a 5K together - sharing what I love with the people I love.  I have been making my time with them count.  We went to Disneyland!  And of course, Premier Protein went along...perfect snack for a mom on the go!

I took D to a race expo!  And we took the cheesy bib pictures!  (speaking of which, I recommend the Hip Hop Run!  Best music ever!)

I have been managing to spend some time with myself for myself too!  The Premier Protein ready to drink definitely comes in handy on those along solo runs when I get HANGRY!

So, is the bananas and cream flavor any good?  umm...yeah!  Why do you think it is being reintroduced?  It definitely has a banana flavor but not too much and it is VERY sweet!

SD Dad has been using the drinks after his extra hard bike rides too!
  • 30 Grams of Protein
  • 1 Gram of Sugar
  • 3 Grams of Fat
  • 24 Vitamins and Minerals

So, tell me!  Have you stuck to your New Year's Resolutions?  I am so happy I have because family time is the greatest reward!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Premier Protein through my ambassadorship with Fitfluential.  All opinions are my own.

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Monday, January 16, 2017


Have you heard?  San Diego Restaurant Week is back and this time they are partnering up with the Girls Scouts!  Over a 180 restaurants participating and SD Dad and I got to try the SDRW menu at Mission Hill's own - Harley Gray!  (Please excuse the horrible pictures.  While the lighting was good for ambiance, it was terrible for pictures!)

From January 15 - 22nd, you can head to any of the participating restaurants and experience the best of what they have to offer for a set price.  $20, $30 or $40.  We were pumped to be paired up with local and super close by Harley Gray.  Their standard for RW is $20 with a couple of items that can be uncharged $5-10.  Lunch during SDRW is only $10!!!! What????

So, it was pouring when we headed out to try it!  But the warm welcome quickly made us forget.  We had an awesome server in Michael!  He had drinks to us ASAP!  SD Dad and I both had the Stone Ripper, San Diego Pale Ale ($8 / pint) as our choices,  If you haven't tried it yet, please do!  It is YUM!

We each started out with an appetizer.  SD Dad got the ceviche.

I had the interesting combo of watermelon, blue cheese and spring greens.  Delish!

For the main, SD Dad had the lick worthy Mahi Mahi in coconut curry sauce.

I had the perfectly coked blackened rib eye ($10 up charge) with the not over powering at all gorgonzola butter.  Served with asparagus and delicious mashed potatoes.

I have to say I was disappointed in their gluten free options for dinner.  My husband had the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich but I was left to have plain vanilla ice cream with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.  

I heard that last year they had a macaroon ice cream sandwich which WAS gluten free. I wish they still had that!

All in all, we had EXCELLENT service with Michael and the ambiance is super good.  

Wish drinks were a bit cheaper but they do have an awesome Happy Hour and Brunch on the weekends.  

So if you are looking for a new SDRW option, check out Harley Gray!  

For lunch, I want to try their Asian Chicken Salad.  And next time I do dinner there, I am trying the Porter Braised Short Ribs!  So good right?!

So where are you headed to for SDRW?  What is next on your list?  Tried Harley Gray yet?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Year, New Race #GIVEAWAY! Hip Hop Run - #SanDiego!

Friends!  It is not often I get excited about a 5K/10K but I am super excited about this one.  Coming to San Diego on January 29!

Yup, Hip Hop!  You know, the music you have on your iPod while you hit the road, the pavement...but this race is even better than that!  Legendary DJ Neil Armstrong is the official Hip Hop Run DJ. He will be on the main 1s and 2s for the entire run.

And the best part of all is that kids run free!  I registered both my kids...because why not and FREE!  So include them in some good wholesome fun and get your run on! 

You get the medal and a t-shirt.  Right now thru Monday January 16, you can get a sweet deal from RUSH 49 (up to 50% off).  After that, use code runningwithsdmom for 25% off!
What does all this mean for you?  I am giving away an entry to the 5K or 10K!  And it is a perfect one to run with your kiddos because they will be FREE!

All you have to do is comment below with your favorite hip hop song ever!  (This is a super tough one for me but I think I will go with California Love by 2pac)


No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.
1 winner will be randomly selected via a random number generator.
Open to anyone 18 years of age or older, as long as you can get to the race location in San Diego by the race date and time.
Valid for the 5K or the 10K.
Winner will notified via email (if available) and blog post, and will have 24 hours to claim prize.
If original winner does not claim prize within 24 hours an alternate winner will be selected.
Contestants must enter on the comments in order to win.
All winning entries will be verified. If a winning entry cannot be verified as completed, a new winner will be drawn.
You have until Sunday 1/15/17 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to enter.  Winner will be selected on Monday, January 16, 2017.
Code for the free entry will be provided by Smitha (SD Mom). 

Yay!  And good luck!  Hope I see you there!

I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year, Goals for 2017 and a Premier Protein Review!

Happy New Year my friends and Family!  We had a few friends over yesterday and we did the ball drop for the littles at 6:00 p.m.  Big partiers right?

I know the blog post title is GOALS and not goal but I really have only one goal for the 2017 year - SPEND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY!

The kids are getting older and unlike what I imagined when they were babies, they actually need me more than ever!  Drive them to sporting events, sleepovers, Scout meetings, help with homework, do crafts...the list goes on.  And I want to spend more time doing those things.  But I am also going to keep doing things that make me happy - like RUN!

But something has to give.  And in this case, nutrition.  But all is not lost...say hello to Premier Protein.

Protein, protein, protein. We love protein because it is essential for a healthy and active life. But getting enough protein is hard, especially protein that doesn’t come with too many calories or too much fat. AND especially when you are on the go go go with your kids!  That’s why Premier Protein makes delicious, essential healthy protein that curbs hunger and fuels your energy for whatever you love to do.

I want more hikes, more swim meets, more parties, more sing alongs, more game nights, more movies and most of all, more cuddling!  Who has time to waste with eating a whole meal?  Thanks to Premier Protein and their new line of organic Ready to Drink shakes, I won't have to!  I won't have to miss out on any good moments with my babies!

I can just grab a shake and keep going!  And the flavors...so good!  You know I like vanilla best!


The nutritional facts are pretty great too!  

  • 25g of organic protein, containing all nine essential amino acids
  • 150 calories and 5g of sugar
  • No artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors
  • High-quality whey and milk protein sources (No soy) 
So, thank you Premier Protein for helping me stick to my 2017 goals!  Which flavor will you try?
*This post was sponsored by Premier Protein through my FitFluential ambassadorship.  All opinions are always my own.

What are your 2017 goals?  I am excited to see all the fun things my kids will be up to!

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Monday, December 12, 2016

#12DaysofGiveaways: Day 12 - @73threads #GIVEAWAY! (3 winners)

Can you believe today is the very last day of the #12DaysofGiveaways?  I wish it could go on forever too!  But I have been uber selective about the prizes I gave away because they are the ones I use and wear and love!  Nothing but the best for you guys!

So now, let me tell you what I have saved for last but not least!  73Threads!

A company started by an awesome guy named Jon.

The softest most comfortable shirts ever!

I wear them to run.

I wear them to live.

I love them so much...even my husband has one!  Okay, fine - he has 4!

And each one is designed with care.  With the wearer in mind.  They also do good things with their shirts, like raise money for charities like St. Jude's thru the sale of some designs.  I am hoping to partner with them next year to raise money for Epilepsy!  But for now...Unicorns!

Three lucky readers will win the item of their choice from 73Threads!  How generous is that?!  But if you don't want to wait to find out if you win (the shirts/tanks are so reasonable), use code SDMOM for 10% off 73Threads!  Otherwise, enter on the Rafflecopter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 12/12/2016 to 12/18/2016 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 3 winners will be selected via Rafflecopter.  Open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Must have a valid email address.  3 winners will select the item of their choice from 73Threads as explained above.
Winner(s) will be notified via email (if available) and/or blog post, and will have 24 hours to claim prize.  If original winner does not claim prize within 24 hours, an alternate winner(s) will be selected.
Contestants must comment on this blog post in order to win.
SD Mom not responsible for the failure of sponsor to deliver product or user error.

And now, don't forget about the LAST DAY of the 12 Days of Giveaways Link Up co-hosted with Erica at Erica Finds.  From 12/1 - 12/12, we will have a live link up for all your favorite holiday giveaways!  We will DELETE all links that don't include the end date!  

See Rules here and here.  I am so excited about this and can't wait to enter to #WinAllThePrizes!

Have you entered all the giveaways so far?  If not, check them out:

Day 3 Pro Compression (ended)
Day 2 nuu-muu Dress (ended)

So, which design will you choose if you win?  Tank or t-shirt?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom