Sunday, January 31, 2016

Weekly Wrap, Original Worm #GIVEAWAY and Craft Classic Discount Code!

Well folks!  We are officially less than 2 weeks from LA which means I ran my LAST long run before the marathon.  15 miles!  (Right now, anything more than 13.1 miles is a long run)   Luckily I had some awesome company!  Christine, Jenn and Jenn and the La Jolla shoreline.

That is the Pacific Beach Pier in the background.  Then I headed over to Movin Shoes to check out my favorite San Diego running store and visit my favorite guys, General Manager Dave and the always awesome Mick.

And walked away with this.  I have been wanting to upgrade my trusty Garmin Forerunner 10 for a while now and I couldn't pass up the deal on this!  And the fact that it matches my Orange Mud VP2 is a bonus!

Headed home to a super high octane competitive game of this!

Then Sunday, we had El Nino hit in a bog way.  Super storms, wind and the whole nine yards.  So I sat back with my favorite tea snuggled in with the ones I love!

I have been rolling quite a bit in preparation for the LA Marathon and this Original Worm has been quote the godsend!  It works for every single part of your body!  Check it out!  

And enter to win here.  It is an Instagram only giveaway!  Speaking of which, make sure you are following me over on Instagram because I frequently have IG only giveaways!  

And finally, a brand new race announcement!  If you will be in San Diego on July 17, or Atlanta on September 10 or Phoenix on October 16, then you must check out the Craft Classic Half Marathon and 5K!  It is all about running and beer - coincidentally 2 of my favorite things!  Use code SDMOM for $10 off the Half and $5 off the 5K.

I am again linking up with the Weekly Wrap hosted by HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin.  

And also linking up for the first time with Megan

So tell me about your weekend?  Are you tapering?  Do you like running and beer?  Will you head to the Craft Classic?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Virtual Run: Love 2 Run from Gone For A Run (SOLD OUT)

I hate being the one to tell you about SOLD OUT Virtual Races but here I am doing just that. 

The Love 2 Run Virtual ($32) is supposed to go down on duh!  You guessed it Valentine's Day (February 14-20) and it was too good to resist!  It sold out in ONE WEEK!  Look at all the awesome shwag you get!

Aren't these conversation hearts just the cutest?!

Seriously!  They send the best stuff with their races. 

Moral of the Story: Don't let another Gone For a Run VIRTUAL pass you by. The next one is Kiss Me I'm a Runner 5K ($32)!

Don't miss out!  You can sign up for it here.  I just LOVE their shirts!

So sign up today!  Who got lucky and got into the Love 2 Run virtual?

Disclaimer: I received an entry to the Love 2 Run Virtual in exchange for my honest review.  But all opinions are my own.  I say what I mean and mean what I say!

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Wednesday #GIVEAWAY Roundup - #WinAllThePrizes

Please forgive me!  I couldn't get my act together again in time to have a giveaway ready for you today.  ACK!  It has been a crazy busy week at work, at home, ALL THE PLACES!  I will catch you up on the home side of things so you know what I mean!  Work is too crazy to even start to talk about!

First, I had to get my long run done on the TREADMILL!  Yes, 12 miles on a treadmill nearly killed me!

Then we walked almost 8 miles while at Disneyland!  I know...wah wah wah!  Haha!

And for some reason, that combo was EXHAUSTING and so, I have been doing a lot of this!

That roller, my friends, is the Original Worm

The Original Worm is made of solid rubber balls encased in a durable, hand washable neoprene covering. Its unique design safely molds itself to your body's contours with comfort and support.  

It combines the benefits of therapy balls & a foam roller.  And I have a giveaway COMING SOON (in the next day or two) on Instagram ONLY!  Make sure you are following me over on Instagram so you too can win an Original Worm!  

Okay, now on to the Giveaway Roundup with me and Erica where all the best giveaways on these inter webs reside.  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! 

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,

SD Mom 

Friday, January 22, 2016

#FridayFascinations: 5 Things I am Loving This Week!

Hi Friends!  I haven't done one of these 5 things I am loving posts in a long time!  So let's get right to it!

1.  Kombucha

I haven't quite figured out what this is but I kind of love the way it makes me feel.  Like cleansed somehow.  From what I gather, it is sugar and tea that has been fermented with live cultures until it is not sweet at all and a little bubbly.

2.  Plenti Yogurt = Yogurt + Oatmeal

Hearty and delicious and in a host of flavors.  You can get a coupon for $.35 cents off here!  (sponsored)

3.  All the tanks and shirts from the Rock n Roll Marathon crew!

Every year, they out do themselves with how cute their designs are their pre race shirts.  Bodes well for the medals and the race shirts!  If you really want one of these and are running either RnR SD or Carlsbad 5000, please comment below with your email address and size and I will see what I can do!

4.  Long Sleeve shirts from Running Skirts

You Mid Westerners and East Coasters may not agree but it has been mighty cold in these parts and these long sleeves have been a blessing.  So cute and warm when you need it and cool when you want!  And the colors and prints are awesome.  Check them out here.  I want them in all the colors!

5.  Chocolate Coconut Almonds

For the love of all that is holy in the world, DO NOT GO BUY THESE!  Don't do it!  They are so incredible you CANNOT stop at just one!  Don't say I didn't warn you but if you must, I got them from Trader Joes.  Of course.  And the shirt, because a lot of you asked, is from Trendy Treehouse

I am linking up with  MarCourtney and Cynthia - AKA the DC Trifecta!

I am also linking up with Nicole for Fit & Fashionable Friday!

And Jill for Fitness, Health & Happiness Link-Up!

So, what are you loving this week?  Have you tried any of the above ever?  Do you like kombucha?  

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Thursday, January 21, 2016

SLS3 Dual Pocket Run Belt - #Giveaway, Review and Discount

Disclaimer: I was sent a run belt for giveaway and review purposes.  I was not compensated in any other way!

I think I am officially done with carrying a purse.  When SLS3 first reached out to me to do a review of their Run Belt, I wasn't so sure.  Another run belt?  Another thing you have to shimmy into before a race?  No thanks!  But wait!  This SLS3 Run Belt has a clasp and can carry your iPhone!

Don't believe me that it can hold an iPhone 6?  Here you go.

I wore it to the Expo for the Carlsbad Marathon.  All day.  I didn't even notice it was on.

Even though I had my beloved hydration pack on from Orange Mud, I still wore it to the Carlsbad Half.  I needed a place to store my credit cards and cash so I could buy an iced coffee for refueling!

Easy to unzip and pay!

I even wore it to yoga the other night and it didn't budge!  I am madly in love!  Mad props to the design of this thing!

Looks a little lumpy but that ain't no thing!  So now, I am giving away a SLS3 Run Belt to one of you!  ( am totally wearing mine right now because I haven't taken it off for the day!)  It comes in blue, purple, black or lime.  Totally adjustable.  One size fits most!  Enter on the Rafflecopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

Contest runs 1/21/2016 to 1/27/2016 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 1 winner will be selected via the Giveaway widget.  Open to Residents of the US 18 years of age or older.  Must have a non P.O. Box mailing address.  Winner 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 enter on the Giveaway 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 SLS3.  Substitutions unlikely but may apply.  SD Mom not responsible for failure of sponsor to deliver product.

But if you don't want to wait to find out if you won, this is a special limited time introductory pricing of the Dual Pocket Run Belt -  You can receive the belt for nearly 50% off! ($12.90 instead of $29.00) Plus free shipping!)

So, do you run with a belt?  Does it hold your iPhone?  What color would you choose?

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesday #GIVEAWAY Roundup - #WinAllThePrizes

Hi Friends,
What a busy week it has been already!  I always feel this way when I run a 20 miler.  It seems like the whole weekend is taken up with it somehow.  I don't know how ultra runners do it!  

So guess what?  Have you been bummed that #theGibblers have been sold out at ProCompression?  Well cry no more pets!  They are back in stock and you can use code MCS for 40% off thru January 31, 2016.

They are seriously the most fun socks.  I do have a GIVEAWAY happening right now over on Instagram for a pair of black with blue logo ProCompression socks!  You can enter that one here.  

Check back tomorrow for a giveaway for that Run Belt I have been hinting at for a couple of days!

Now on to the Giveaway Roundup with me and Erica where all the best giveaways on these inter webs reside.  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! 

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,

SD Mom 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

#WeRunSocial MeetUp, Carlsbad Marathon Expo and a busy Saturday!

Yesterday, I presented the Carlsbad Recap.  Today, I go back another day and bring you a recap of the Expo and all the fun!   I knew that Saturday would be a SUPER busy day.  Running around the expo, heading to the finish line of the SD50 miler and all the other things I had to do in between.  I thought, hey!  Why carry a purse?  I will try out this new run belt thing!

And before you ask, that IS my iPhone 6 safely zipped up inside (GIVEAWAY coming tomorrow)!  S and I headed to the Carlsbad Marathon expo dressed in our We Run Social gear!

We met up with Marlon, Jenn, Carlee, Kristin and the rest of the We Run Social crew!

We met at the Pro Compression booth and took an Ambassador photo!

Such great company!  And we all got the WRS memo!  Gave out some prizes...

Checked out the expo.

And the company that makes the awesome Run Belt.

We then drove over to 83 Degrees Restaurant in Carlsbad to continue the party and giveaway more goodies!

Thank you to our very generous sponsors - Mamma Chia and Big Slice Apples!  We got to try the 4G bars from Mamma Chia long with their green machine and Cherry Beet squeeze pouches.  We tried all sorts of flavors from Big Slice.

A big hit with the kids!  And the mamas also had a great time catching up!

And I FINALLY got to meet the awesome Pam in real life!

But a big thank you to my partner in hosting, Kristin.  She is a PRO!

Then it was time to run home, run some errands and then make dinner for the family.  Then I headed back out to the finish line of the SD 50 miler to catch up with these rockstars and bring them their sodas.  When I asked Jenn and Vanessa what they wanted me to bring them at the finish line, they wanted ice cold soda.  Jenn wanted ginger ale.  Easy enough but I found that in the 3rd gas station I looked at.  Vanessa was much tougher and wanted grape soda.  NO GRAPE SODA ANYWHERE!  I settled for orange soda at the 4th place I stopped at!

Look how awesome they look!  I look haggard after 20 miles...not these two!  And they smelled delicious too.  No joke!

My goodness!  That was a busy Saturday but every second was worth it!  Inspirational and fun!

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!

Have you ever cheered in people at a finish line?  What is your favorite part of an expo?  Have you been to a We Run Social meet up?  Do you wear a Run Belt?

(Giveaway coming tomorrow! But if you don't want to wait, this is a special limited time introductory pricing of the Dual Pocket Run Belt -  You can receive the belt for nearly 50% off! ($12.90 instead of $29.00) Plus free shipping!)  Disclaimer: I received the Run Belt for review purposes.  I was not compensated in any other way.

As alway, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom