Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Wednesday #GIVEAWAY Roundup - #WinAllThePrizes

Hiya Friends!  It is Wednesday and that means it is time for the Wednesday Giveaway Roundup!  Join me and Erica in the Roundup 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

have an awesome GIVEAWAY right now for a sampler pack of Mamma Chia 4G bars pictured here.

Hurry and enter here.  It ends 4/4!

I have lots of fun giveaways lined up for you all in the coming months!  So many good flavors, styles and fun!  Can't wait to check out what you guys link up this week!

Anyone doing Carlsbad 5000 this weekend?  See you there?  Racing anywhere this weekend?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Living the (Ambassador) Dream and a #MammaChia 4G Bar #GIVEAWAY!

Disclaimer: I received Mamma Chia 4G Bars for review and giveaway purposes.  I was not compensated in any other way.

Happy Tuesday Friends!  Today's Tuesdays on the Run topic is Dream Sponsorships / Brand Ambassadorships.  But before I tell you about mine, if you read all the way to the end, you will have a chance to win some Mamma Chia bars!

When I say, I am living the dream, I really truly am.  I have been really lucky/blessed to represent some of my very favorite companies in some capacity.  An Ambassador for Spandits, ProCompression, Headsweats, Medi-Dyne, Superfeet, Rock n Roll Marathon series, Revel Race Series, SunButter, Skratch and OrangeMud.

I belong to awesome groups like Sweat Pink, FitFluential and Moms Run This Town.  I participate in every We Run Social event I can.

I founded Americas Finest Fitness Bloggers (San Diego).  I work with companies like Vega, Hoka One One and Mamma Chia frequently.  I am a Yelp Elite for North San Diego County.

I have had the honor of representing Movin Shoes, a local awesome RAD shoe store.  Like I said, BLESSED doesn't even begin to cover it!  I feel like asking for more would be greedy.  I don't want to blog full time.  I love my job and have seen blogging as a way to pay for my running habit.  So if I have to add anything to my dream list or sponsorship, I would have to say travel.  A way to run all those destination races I have dreamed of but can't afford the hotel and airfare.  So I would have to say maybe a joint Southwest Airlines / Run Westin joint sponsorship.  But I am okay and fulfilled without it!

Okay, I lied.  I would LOVE a Trader Joe's sponsorship!  I love everything there and know my way around the store better than even the people who work there!  And I also spend way too much money and time there!

Now, that said, I am giving away a sampler pack of new Mamma Chia 4G bars.  Why the 4G?  They have only 4 grams of sugar.  They come in 4 flavors: Caramel & Sea Salt, Maple Pecan (my favorite), Peanut Butter & Sea Salt and Vanilla & Almond.

Love them as a snack during work.  Or on the go in my car.

Or after a run.

So what do they taste like?  They taste like a bunch of seeds and crispy things stuck together with big chunks spread throughout.  You get the signature chia taste (and seeds stuck in your teeth).  Each bar also has 1000 mg of Omega 3s and fiber and protein!  So, want to win a box?  Enter on the Rafflecopter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 3/29/2016 to 4/04/2016 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 only 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/or Rafflecopter display, 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 Mamma Chia.  SD Mom not responsible for the failure of Mamma Chia to deliver product.  

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!

So tell me, what flavor catches your eye?  What would be YOUR dream brand sponsorship or ambassadorship?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Sunday, March 27, 2016

#WeeklyWrap: Running with Jennifer & My Three Year #Runniversary!

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope everyone had a FANTASTIC weekend and if you celebrate, a wonderful Easter filled with love, friends and family!  I have a funny running story for the week.  Every time I ran with someone this week, their name was Jennifer!  It actually started last Saturday and continued on for 1 week.  4 runs this week - 4 different Jennifers.

Saturday: Jenny V. at Movin Shoes

Monday: Runch with Jenny N.
Wednesday: Runch with Jenny N. and Jenn S.

Thursday: Solo on the Treadmill
Saturday: 10 miles with my Jenn G.

Weird right?!

During my run with Jenn on Saturday, I celebrated 3 years of running.  3 years ago Saturday, I first loaded the Couch to 5K app on my phone and started "running."  In the last 36 months, I have run 14 Half Marathons, 3 Marathons and a handful of 5Ks, 10Ks, 5 milers and 10 mile races.  I have met some amazing people and have seen the exponential growth of groups like Moms Run This Town.

And of course, We Run Social!

Running has brought me my best friends and my friends who are like family.  Running has brought me people I have never met in real life who I would do just about anything for.  Running has changed my life for the better and I am so thankful!

Running has brought me so many wonderful opportunities and has given my kids a chance to see that an awesome mom is a running working mom!  Speaking of kids, D won a super cool trophy for his Pinewood Derby car in Scouts!

Adorable right?  And we had a great service on Easter morning.

And a fun Easter brunch/lunch with our Framily!  (yup that is Jenn's family in the picture!)

And we actually paid our kid to let us cut his hair.  I know I know.  Freedom of expression and all but JEEPERS!  He looks so handsome!

And finally, I am linking up with the Weekly Wrap hosted by HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin and also with Megan!  For the first time ever, I am also linking up with #MotivateMe Monday, hosted by Run Mommy RunFitness Cheerleader and Running Rachel

So tell me about your week.  Did you celebrate Easter?  Have you ever paid your kid to let you cut his hair?  How were your runs this week?  How long have you been running?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Friday, March 25, 2016

#FridayFascinations: Things I Am Loving This Week!

Friday is here!  Yay!  It is Friday!  I seriously wasn't sure it would ever get here.  It has been a super fun week.  My sister has been in town and our dear friends from Hawaii were here for their Spring Break!  I am also looking forward to a run with my Jenn tomorrow!

As always, I am bringing you the things I am loving this week and hope you will too!

1.  ProCompression Lows

Jenny, Me, Jenn - all Pro Ambassadors, all in Lows

You always see me wear my Spandits skirts and my ProCompression marathon socks.  Well, lately, during Runch, I like to wear my lows with capris.  Perfect combo!  Same compression on the foot but you can mix up your sock tan a little.  Haha!

2.  Trucker Hats from Miles+Pace

Who doesn't want a hat that says, "Run...because I Can."  I love that message.  It is seriously what I am thinking 90% of the time so why not wear it?  And I am giving away a trucker hat right now so go enter here!

3.  Freshly Meals

I have had the opportunity to try Freshly meal delivery this week.  And this one by far is my favorite with roast cauliflower.  I love the cauliflower and roasted is my favorite way to cook/eat it!  Sure beats the HECK out of a frozen meal for sure.  Check it out here.  Review coming soon!

4.  Superfeet Sandals

You have NO idea how excited am that my favorite insole company is making sandals.  I am getting a pair on Saturday and I can't even stand it!  They are going to be amazing!

5.  Spandits Indigo Glam print

This, my friends, is the brand newest Spandits print.  It has a little bit of sparkle and a little bit of sass and I cannot wait to make it mine in a skirt!  Won't that be super cute?  And it would go with EVERYTHING!  Or maybe even a dress???  (If you want to get yourself some Spandits, use code SPANDITSLOVE for 10% off and they are having a 30% off sale right now too!  Make sure to tell them Smitha sent you!)

There you have it.  5 things I am loving this week even though two of the things are things I haven't tried but I know I will love!

As always, I am linking up with  MarCourtney and Cynthia - AKA the DC Trifecta, Nicole for Fit & Fashionable Friday and Jill for Fitness, Health & Happiness Link-Up!

So tell me all about something YOU are loving this week!  Which item above caught your eye??

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Wednesday #GIVEAWAY Roundup - #WinAllThePrizes

It is already the middle of the week!  How in the HECK did that happen??  My life has been a roller coaster lately but thank goodness for running and running friends for keeping me sane!  Now It is the time of the week when we discuss all things GIVEAWAY!  Especially 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

I have two giveaways right now for you to enter.  The first one is for a Nuu-Muu exercise dress.  Yup, a Nuu-Muu dress in the available color and style of your choice. 

You can enter to win that one here!  It ends 3/25.

This Giveaway is part of the March into Spring Giveaway Blog Hop meaning there are tons of other prizes available for you to win!

So make sure to check out the other giveaways in the hop too via the Runaway Bridal Planner.

I am also giving away this trucker hat from Miles + Pace.

Enter to win that here.  It ends 3/28.

So get to it!  Which ones will you enter?  Have you checked out the Blog Hop?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom