Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Fascinations: Lorna Jane Fall Five

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Lorna Jane through my ambassadorship with Sweat Pink.  However, all opinions are my own.  Let's be serious.  You KNOW how much I love Lorna Jane stuff!

Happy Halloween everyone!  Okay. I am leaving my Fit Fall Fashion Future in your hands. I'm going to tell you my 5 favorite styles from Lorna Jane's new fall line and you are going to tell me which one to get and I'll get it. Simple enough right?  (Subject to availability and fit of course)

1.  This print is called Prom Queen. I love love this tank!  So option 1 is this adorable print. I love loud happy crazy prints and this is no exception. 

2. Next up is this delicate pink tank. In fact, the color is called Fairy Floss. My daughter would LOVE that!  

3.  The next one isn't really a workout tank. More like lounge wear for the weekend. And it's the opposite of what I usually go for color wise.  I just adore stripes lately!

4.  Now this screams me. At least to me. I love orange and I love colors!  And look how cute the back is!  So this tank is a no brainer for this list.

5.  And finally, because it is fall and the temps have seemed to DROP here in the last few hours, I threw in a long sleeve. And again, it's orange. Orange rules!

So what do you think?  Which one do I pick?  Which one would you pick for yourself?  Have you ever tried Lorna Jane?  Do you see anything else in their Fall Line you think would be better for me? You can check it out here!  Who knows?  Maybe I go into the store and fall in love with something completely different.  Stay tuned for what I get!

As always, I wish you Happy Friday, Happy Halloween & Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Get the Right Bra: a Freya Lingerie fitting

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Eveden Lingerie.  While I did receive a complimentary bra sample, all opinions are my own.  I was not compensated in any other way.  Male readers, you may not want to read the rest of this post!

Chances are you are wearing the wrong bra size. Chances are this will make your clothes fit wrong and worst of all, make your run painful.

I have discussed this before. If I forget my Garmin or my favorite tank or even my beloved Spandits, I can still run. But being a bigger chested girl, I CAN'T run without the right sports bra. 

I had an amazing opportunity to work with Eveden Lingerie and experience a REAL bra fitting.

I got to pick a friend to go with me and as always, I chose Melissa, my blogging partner in crime and fellow big chested runner!

We had a BLAST!  Weird right?  Who has fun with a bra fitting?!  Well take a seat!

We were led by Carali (the Eveden Lingerie fit expert) and Stevie, the Fashion Valley Nordstrom rep, into a pretty cool fitting room. 

Here they are!

Caralie, Me & Stevie

And they got right to work!

Turns out there is a lot about bra fitting you don't know. Or at least, I didn't know. 

Here are the 3 steps to a PERFECT fit:

Believe me, I had no idea. In fact, Carali took one look at the bra that I wore to the fitting and said absolutely not. Haha!  She was awesome!  She had me and Melissa in stitches the whole time.  She even brought us champagne (which we couldn't open in store)!

She fitted us both with Freya Active bras since she knew that we liked to "jump around" as she put it. 

And let me tell you, it felt better almost immediately. It actually fit. Nothing digging in. No double breast. It was the right size and that already felt amazing.  It felt like it was woven with air due to their special spacer fabric.

She even fitted us with regular bras including the Freya Patsy bra. So cute and comfortable and we each got to take one home in our correct size.  (Side Note:  My correct size is CRAZY!  Trust me, you need to know your right size to finally feel comfortable)  

You would be amazed at how good a real bra can feel when it is the right size. 

So good you may want to break out the bottle of bubbly!  Or enjoy a cookie, a cupcake AND some bubbly with a good friend!

So just tell yourself that you are worth it and you deserve a good bra fitting and a glass of Proseco!

Have you ever had your bra size determined by a professional?  Have you tried Freya Sports or regular bras?  Oh and if you are looking for awesome coupon codes for Nordstrom, try this page:!

As always, I wish you Happy ...ahem... Feet,
SD Mom

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday GIVEAWAY Roundup!

Welcome to another edition of the Wednesday GIVEAWAY Roundup! I go looking for GIVEAWAYS around the web and put them in one place so you don't have to. As always, I am entering these GIVEAWAYS too! So here we go!

1.  As always, we begin with my GIVEAWAY for the week.  This week I bring you Chocolate + Caffeine + Energy = Energems!  

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/3.  US only.

2.  My good friend Jen of Running with the Girls and fellow Spandits ambassador has 2 GIVEAWAYS for you this week!

The first is for WIN detergent which WILL get your stinky clothes clean.

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/1.

She is also giving away a Words to Sweat By bracelet of your choice!

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/7.

3.  Julie at Life Simply with Julie also has 2 GIVEAWAYS for you this week.

The first is for Knock Out panties!  *blush*

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/4.

She is also giving away EnergyBits (2 winners)!

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/3.

4.  Christiana at Spilling Coffee n Dropping Things is hosting her first GIVEAWAY and she is giving away Manitoba Hemp Hearts.

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/1.

5.  Lindsay at Fit and Awesome is giving away a $150 gift card to Foot Locker.

Enter to win here.  Ends 10/31.

6.  The ladies over at Scoot A Doot are giving away a pair of Pro Compression socks with a free entry for NYC Marathoners!

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/2.

7.  Katie at Gettin' my Healthy On is giving away Lara Bars and Renola!

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/10.

8.  Jeremy from Confessions of an Amateur Blogger and Run Eat Tweet AZ is reviewing and giving away AZ favorite, Huppy Bars.

Enter to win here.  Ends 10/31 at 7:00a.m.

9.  Courtney at the Tri Girl Chronicles is also giving away WIN detergent to help get the stink out!

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/11.

10.  Debbie from Live from La Quinta is giving away Lara Bars and Renola and promoting National Take a Hike day!

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/7.

11.  Annmarie at Fit Foodie Mama has 2 GIVEAWAYS for you this week.  

The first is for the Vegan protein smoothie pack from Puritan's Pride.

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/3.

She is also giving away New Grip Lifting Power Pads.

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/6.  

12.  Ashley at A Lady Goes West has a $50 lululemon gift card for you to win.

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/4.

13.  Lora at Lora Hogan is giving away a Pura Vida bracelet.

Enter to win here.  Ends 10/31.

14.  Nicole at FitFul Focus is giving away a NuNaturals Stevia prize pack to 4 winners.

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/3.  

15.  Denise at a Healthy Disney Family is giving away a Puritan's Pride protein smoothie pack.

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/2.

16.  Susie at SuzLyfe is giving away 2 entries to a Spartan Race and a variety pack of Quest Bars.

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/4.

17.  Brienne at Lean Clean and Brie is giving away a soy based smoothie pack from Puritan's Pride.

Enter to win here.  Ends 10/31.

18.  Amanda at Adventures with FitNYX is giving away a sample pack of Manitoba Hemp Hearts.

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/5.

19.  Kaila at Healthy Helper Blog is giving away a Sizzlefish sampler pack.

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/3.  

20.  Erica from Erica Finds has 3 GIVEAWAYS for you this week.  

First, she is giving away an Aurorae Yoga Mat towel.

Enter to win here.  Ends 10/30.  

Next, she is giving away the October Klover Box.

Enter to win here.  Ends 10/30.

She is also giving away Race Food from RacePak.

Enter to win here.   Ends 11/9.

21.  Finally, Jess from A Little More Each Day is giving away a Southern Living cookbook.

Enter to win here.  Ends 11/4.

And there you have it, 21 Bloggers.  26 amazing prizes.  1 Post.  Which ones will you enter?  Make sure you come back and tell me if you win!

Also, San Diego fitness lovers: Have you always wanted to know the proper way to stretch before a run?  After a run?  How about foam rolling?  All of these questions will be answered with wine at Road Runner Sports on Sunday 11/2 form 4-6 p.m.  Here is the link: and there will be prizes!  Mamma Chia will also be there with samples!

Good Luck and as always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chocolate + Caffeine = energems GIVEAWAY

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This post is sponsored by energems; opinions expressed are my own.

There are a TON of different on the run energy products out there. Gels, chewable gummy blocks, drinks even candy. So why not energy that looks like candy?!  And offers caffeine (75 mgs of caffeine per serving) and B Vitamins too?  Did I mention they are Made in the USA?

Looks like your standard shell covered chocolate candy, right?  Look, the inside looks like it too!

Sorry that wasn't the most attractive bite. Haha!

Enter energems. The on the run energy that looks and tastes like candy!  They have other uses too.  Run out of coffee?  1 serving = 1 cup of coffee.  Need to stay up late for a project?  energems!

They come in 3 flavors: chocolate, peanut butter and chocolate mint. And each giant candy is only 15 calories but gives you a caffeine and vitamin boost!  

I am giving you a chance to sample these too. Energems has generously agreed to give one of my readers 4 of each flavor or 12 boxes total. But they are also allowing me to share a 20% off code with you.  Enter code SPOOKY at their website

So what are you waiting for?  Enter on the Rafflecopter widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 10/28/2014 to 11/3/14 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 1 winner will be selected via the Rafflecopter widget.  Open to Residents of the CONTINENTAL US 18 years of age or older.  Winner must have a valid email and mailing address.
Winner will notified via email and will have 48 business hours to claim prize.
If original winner does not claim prize within 48 business hours an alternate winner(s) will be selected.
Contestants must enter on the Rafflecopter widget 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.
Winner will be provided the prize directly from energems.  Substitutions unlikely but may apply.  SD Mom not responsible for failure of sponsor to deliver product.

As always, Good Luck and I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Week 2 Marathon Training Recap and a Mini Vacay

Phew!  Week 2 is history. 1/10th of the way done. Can you believe it?!

Here is my recap (funny, I actually put in less miles by .5 in week 2). 

Week 2 Day 1

Week 2 Day 2

Week 2 Day 3

Week 2 Day 4

Week 2 Day 5

Next week is pretty much the same except for Day 5 is 9 miles. Slowly but surely I'll get to the high mileage weeks. 

I was lucky enough to do Day 5 on a mini vacation. The SD Kidz, SD Dad and I spent the weekend in Laguna Beach to celebrate the 40th birthday of my person.  Have you been there?  It is beautiful!  Made even more so with these 3!

My sweet friend Corinne agreed to do my 8 miles with me at 6:00 am and let me tell you, Laguna Beach is HILLY!  

I highly recommend a quick trip to Laguna at your earliest convenience. 

Check out my future runner!

That's it for now!  I am excited to start week 3 of marathon training!

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom