Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#prAnaFallStyle Preview, prAna Discount Code and #WeirdWorkout Contest

Disclaimer: As a SweatPink Ambassador, I have the awesome opportunity to also be a prAna influencer.  While I will receive clothing for review, I have not been compensated in nay other way!  All opinions are my own!

Friends!  If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you KNOW I am a HUGE fan of prAna.  In fact, I am responsible for getting several people hooked on prAna including my dear husband - SD Dad!

First and foremost, the discount code.  Use code PFS16RSDM for 15% off anything on the prAna website thru 10/31.  

Second, I am going to show you two of my favorite pieces from the Fall collection.

This is the Yarrah dress.  (Retail: $119)  This dress is adorable in this color.  I can't even...with some leggings and boots for the fall?  Splendid!  Made from 100% Organic cotton.It is also Fair Trade Factory Certified, which I love.  Stay tuned.  I have ordered this one so you can see what it looks like on a "real" person!

Next is the Kara Jean in Charcoal Dots.  (Retail: $89)  I love this new print.  So much character!  I already own the Kara Jean in Unwashed red, Cargo Green and Indigo.  SO why not have a pair in charcoal dots?

And check out these super cute looks posted by prAna on their Instagram page!

Third, the contest!  Enter to win $300 worth of prAna gear and a two-month supply of Organic Fuel from Organic Valley:  Enter Now! There are six ways to play and 10 people will win.
The contest runs from August 15 – 31st, 2016Ten "weird" winners will get $300 in credit to use on, a two-month supply of Organic Fuel and free swag! Like, follow and engage with the brands to earn up to 6 chances to win!

Here was my #WeirdWorkout submission!

So what are you waiting for?  Go enter the contest!  Go buy some prAna gear!  

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wednesday #GIVEAWAY Roundup - #WinAllThePrizes

Hi Friends!  How are you enjoying the last week of summer?  Kids start school next week and I think they are SO ready to do this thing!  I will have to do a post on this weekend's fun activities but we had a blast enjoying our beautiful city!  But I have to share a super cute and funny picture with you!  My daughter wants to dress just like me - so short skirts and tall socks it is!

This kid kills me!  Any who, speaking of girls and empowering them, I have a great giveaway for registration to the  If Girls Ran the World virtual event!  I am giving away 2 registrations actually so enter here.

Ends 8/27.

That said, join me and Erica in the Roundup where all the best giveaways on these inter webs reside.  We had LOTS of giveaways link up last week!  So make sure you link up your giveaway and enter to #WinAllThePrizes!  Remember, the rules can be found here.

If you link up, please make sure to add the end date

So, are your kids back to school yet?  What charity would you run for if you win a free registration?  LOVE IT!  Can't wait to see what you are linking up or giving away this week!

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

You are fast. I am slow. 5 Reasons you should Run with me Anyway!

I have been wanting to write this post for a long time.  I have been feeling a LOT of guilt because I am so much slower than my BRFs.  So much.  Like they can run a 8 min mile and I run a 11 min mile.  Yeah.  Exactly.  And I am not sure I can go much faster.

So this is a love letter to my BRFs: Jenn, Vanessa, Jenny, Jenn, Jamye, Angela, Leslie, Alexis, Kate, many of you who continue to slow down for me and take walk breaks with me.  So why do these women who can run 7 minute miles still agree to run 11 minute miles with me?

1.  I will take you to fun new places!

My absolute favorite place to run in San Diego is the Los Penasquitos Canyon trails and no better time than in the pitch dark with the aid of a headlamp, or in my case, glove lamps!  There is even a cool waterfall there!

So many of my running friends have thanked me for taking then out to these non-technical not so hilly trails!  So stick with me and I will show you the world!

2.  There is usually coffee involved!

So not only do I know some pretty awesome places to run, I also know where you can get some killer coffee.

You can thank me later but if you are EVER in Pine Valley, California, you need coffee at Major's.  Specifically, the Turkish coffee.  So smooth.  Call me your Coffee Tour Guide!

3.  I will let YOU take me anywhere to run!

Jenny gave me and Jenn and guided tour of Mt. Laguna recently and even though I was scared, I agreed to go.

I am a GIANT 'fraidy cat!  I am scared of everything...turns out, even cows!

But I love a good adventure!

4.  I am NOT afraid to laugh at myself!

Most of my pictures turn out closer to outtakes than masterpieces.  In fact, the pictures you see on Instagram are carefully curated and filtered.

I knew that branch wouldn't hold me!

If you love someone, grab a cheek!

5.  I am super fun when I am not running too!

I go to concerts.

I will come meet you at an expo!

Me and my family will come meet you ad your family for lunch!

We can go on a Triple Date Night!

I will toast with you!

So, If you are ever in the San Diego area and want someone to run with, drink coffee with or just show you around, message me!  I would love to hear from you!

I am linking up this post with Tuesdays on the Run blog link up with My No-Guilt LifeMCM Mama Runs and Marcia's Healthy Slice!

As always,  I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Sunday, August 21, 2016

If Girls Ran The World - Announcement and #GIVEAWAY

Through my partnership with Fit Approach and SweatPink, I was given the awesome opportunity to participate in the If Girls Ran the World program.  Their tag line is "Run Because you Care."

So what is this all about?  This October, thousands of women, including me, will join in a one of a kind adventure to collectively and virtually run around the world to benefit charities that empower girls globally.

Join us as we collectively and virtually run around the world raising funds and awareness to empower girls globally. Whether you run once or everyday, raise $10 or $10,000, your time, effort, energy and voice will change lives and build communities all over the world.

I decided that I would raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County.  Of course.  If you haven't read why, here is my story: My daughter was diagnosed with Epilepsy when she was just 18 months old. This little girl is the bravest soul I know. She puts me to shame. She has had her blood drawn a countless times without even flinching. She deals with her mom begging her friends and family for donations to the Epilepsy Foundation. Thru it all, we have had the support of the Epilepsy Foundation. I don't know where we or other families like us in San Diego County would be without them. All the programming, the access to experts (including our neurologist, Mark Nespeca, M.D.) and the belief that Serena is extraordinary. She is special, not because she has Epilepsy but because she is Serena. For more information, please read here

P.S. I have no idea where she gets her love of skirts with tall socks.  Haha!  Of course I do!  Now, it is your turn.  Run wherever and whenever and track your miles through Strava or MapMyFitness during the month long virtual challenge to add to our collective progress. Share your story with friends and family to raise funds for the cause that means the most to you.  

So there are 2 ways you can join us!  You can donate to my cause - Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County and help empower girls like mine OR you can sign up and raise funds for your own cause!  Head over here!  OR you can WIN a FREE REGISTRATION from me!  A $25 value.  Here is everything you get:

  • Access to the If Girls Ran the World month long global challenge
  • Your own personal fundraising page for the cause that means the most to you
  • The opportunity to set your own individual fitness and fundraising goals
  • Inspiring emails filled with fundraising coaching, fitness tips, and custom (healthy) global recipes crafted by nutrition experts delivered as we reach various geographical milestones
  • Exclusive access to join us in 4 online RunSocial community runs to virtually explore Death Valley, Banff, Tibet and Bali
  • Exclusive access to local If Girls Ran the World in person run groups/meet-ups
  • Opportunity to take part in weekly fitness and fundraising challenges with prizes such as an Oiselle prize pack, a Fitbit Blaze, a year supply of Kind Snacks, Hoka One One shoes, a $500 donation to your cause of choice, and more
  • Hero Kit including tech tee and globe pendant necklace for the first 500 people to raise $250

All you have to do to win is to comment below with which charity you would select to partner with for If Girls Ran The World!  

Here are the Rules for the Giveaway:
Contest runs 8/21/2016 to 8/27/2016 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 2 winners will be selected via  Open to Residents of the US only 18 years of age or older.  Must have a valid email address.  
Winner 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.  

So, I am super excited about this and I hope you will join me!

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Wednesday #Giveaway Roundup - #WinAllThePrizes

Hi guys!  I know a lot of you have kids who have gone back to school and if we hadn't moved, our kids would have gone back to school today too!  My kids get to enjoy 2 more weeks of summer and I am enjoying my "Summer Lite Blogging" too!  But don't worry!  I will be back in the Fall with more giveaways, more product reviews and more race recaps!

Speaking of Giveaways, I have an awesome one for you!

Yup!  You can win the tank or shirt of your choice from 73 Threads!  Any single one!  I love all their shirts.  So soft and so comfy.

P.S. You can get that We Run Social trucker / snapback hat here!

I am loving their United We Run collection.  So much fun during the Olympics!

Or even their motivational sayings...

Enter to win that contest on Instagram here.  Ends August 18 at NOON PST!

That said, join me and Erica in the Roundup where all the best giveaways on these inter webs reside.  We had LOTS of giveaways link up last week!  So make sure you link up your giveaway and enter to #WinAllThePrizes!  Remember, the rules can be found here.

If you link up, please make sure to add the end date

So, which tank or shirt would you pick?  Did you see their new "Find Your Inner Unicorn" tank?  LOVE IT!  Can't wait to see what you are linking up or giving away this week!

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom