Monday, January 16, 2017

#SDRW: SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT WEEK PREVIEW - HARLEY GRAY MISSION HILLS

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)

https://youtu.be/FWOsbGP5Ox4

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!  Like this new caramel flavor?


The nutritional facts are pretty great too!  

  • 30 grams of protein, including all of the essential amino acids.
  • 24 vitamins and minerals.
  • An excellent source of calcium.
  • Just 160 calories.
  • Low in fat and only one gram of sugar.
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


Sunday, December 11, 2016

#12DaysofGiveaways: Day 11 - RunLites #GIVEAWAY!

I am one of those super weird people that loves to wake up early, before the sun comes up, before the rest of the world wakes up and go for a run!  And even better, I like to do this with other crazy mother runners who like to go run as well!



I have been having regular meetings of the #455AmRunClub (check the hashtag on Insta and you will see!) and it is DARK.  Once the time change hit, it is SUPER dark!  


But then, I had the RunLites Gloves!  No more being scared of things that go bump in the night!


If you look closely at everyone of these pictures, I have my gloves on!


And this one!


And this one too!  Here are the highlights of these gloves:

·         Lightweight and compact design, fitted with a hands-free safety light
·         Two brightness settings that can project 80 lumens of light up to 15 feet 
·         6-12 hours of USB re-chargeable battery life
·         Palm pocket for storage of IDs, keys, money, or music unit
·         Reflective strip for added safety

They have a new mitten style too!  And since this is 12 Days of Giveaways of all my favorite stuff, I am giving you a chance to win a pair of your choice!  Enter on the Rafflecopter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 12/11/2016 to 12/17/2016 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 1 winner will be selected via Rafflecopter.  Open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Must have a valid email address.  1 winner will select the item of their choice from RunLites 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 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 2 nuu-muu Dress 

So, which gloves will you choose if you win?  The new mittens, the slings or the half glove like I have?  What do you use to light your way at night now?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,

 SD Mom


Saturday, December 10, 2016

#12DaysofGiveaways: Day 10 - Orange Mud #GIVEAWAY!

I am part of an awesome team.  In fact, this team is so awesome, they call us "Ambad-assadors!"  I am so proud to be a part of Team Orange Mud!  Some of the most amazing runners I know are also part of this team and it is the best!


You know I am a HUGE fan of Orange Mud hydration packs.  I have run many many miles with my VP2 and my Single Barrel HydraQuiver.  So much so that I just got a VP2 to gift to a friend for the holidays!


I have some kind of Orange Mud pack on every single run.  Left to right: Vanessa in her Hydra Quiver, Jenn with her VP2 and me in my single barrel.


More of the same!


This time, just to mix it up, Jenn has the Endurance Pack.  You can read her review of it here.  But I am not here to tell you about the awesomeness of the hydration packs...I am here to tell you about their gear.  Full disclosure: Out of the three items you get to choose from, I only own one.

I am letting one winner select from their choice of:

1.  The Super Soft OM Hoodie ($39.95)

2.  The OM Buff ($19.95)


3.  Or the Transition Wrap...my very first OM item!  ($39.95) I happened to win one from Linzie!


I was supposed to have a Hoodie by now but long story short, turns out there are package thieves in my neighborhood and they were stolen.  I am super sad!  But my loss shouldn't prevent you from your gain!  One lucky winner gets to choose between the above 3 choices!

Enter to win on the Rafflecopter below!  (PS if you want to get a hydration pack or any of the above items, use code SMITHAPEEPS for 10% off!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 12/10/2016 to 12/16/2016 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 1 winner will be selected via Rafflecopter.  Open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Must have a valid email address.  1 winner will select the item of their choice 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 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 2 nuu-muu Dress 

So, which item will you choose if you win?  Do you already have an OM hydration pack?  

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
 SD Mom


Friday, December 9, 2016

#12DaysofGiveaways: Day 9 - @Superfeet Insoles & Sandals (2 winners)

Remember when I told you I became a member of the Super Squad for Superfeet insoles?




And that they have the very best insoles ever?  So good even my podiatrist SWEARS by them?


And my absolute favorite combo of all time for running is the Hoka Stinsons and the Superfeet green insoles?  (I have super low arches!)


Well, I have one more Superfeet item to tell you about!  Their sandals! 




You can order them on Amazon or directly from the Superfeet website.  Or you can win a pair for yourself here!  Excuse me while I tell you why these sandals are AMAZING!  Superfeet OUTSIDE sandals' foam layers work together to cradle your foot, while the distinct Superfeet shape and deep, structured heel cup help to absorb impact and provide support!  

I will have two winners for this Giveaway.  One gets to pick the item of their choice between the insoles of their choice or the Superfeet sandals and the others gets to pick what the first winner didn't pick.  (example: if the first winner picks insoles, the second winner gets to pick the sandals of their choice and so on) Enter on the Rafflecopter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 12/09/2016 to 12/15/2016 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 2 winners will be selected via Rafflecopter.  Open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Must have a valid email address.  1 winner will select the item of their choice and 1 winner will select the remaining item of their choice 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.

I am sent insoles as an Ambassador but all opinions are my own.  

And now, don't forget about 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 2 nuu-muu Dress 

So, which item will you choose if you win?  These are the best insoles ever.  Do you use them now?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
 SD Mom