The Ultimate Running Giveaway

Happy Spring everyone!  I have got something so cool to share.  This is the Ultimate Running Giveaway in honor of running season and all of us who are out there training our booties off, I am hosting this very special giveaway for you. ♥ Hint Water {One variety pack of HINT water} Feetures Socks {One pair of High Performance and one pair of Elite socks} New Balance {One Pair Women’s Running Shoe – Size 7} Zooma Race Series {Running Hat} Fit Approach {Sweat Pink Laces} I Tunes {$15 gift card} Shower Pill Athletic Wipes {Box of 10 individually wrapped wipes} ProYo Frozen Yogurt {One carton of each flavor} Do you want to run a race? Dionysus Dash {One free entry for the following race locations …} San Martin, CA – Clos Lachance Winery {May 3rd} Napa Valley – Hess Winery {August 16th} Phoenix, AZ {September 20th} Temecula, CA – Mount…  Read More…

Pretty Muddy Run 2015

The Pretty Muddy run is back for the 2015 season and they have added a NEW location to the itinerary.  I am so excited to see them head to the wine country as they bring their event to Calistoga, CA.   Ladies, get your girlfriends together and join the fun as you spend the day running this “ladies only” 5k obstacle course. What a great reason to come spend the weekend in wine country.  Not only can you run and dive through mud, but you can relax and stay a few days, taste some fabulous wine and even enjoy a spa day.  Click here to find out more about the weekend in Calistoga and make your reservation to stay in wine country. Calistoga, CA {Napa County Fair Grounds} Saturday, March 28th 2015. Click here for detail and registration Sacramento, CA {Granite Park} Saturday, May 2nd 2015. Click here for details…  Read More…

Napa Valley Turkey Trot and Lot’s Of Rain

The 2nd Annual Napa Valley Turkey Trot was this past weekend.  Faith and I have been so looking forward to running this race again for our second time.  A beautiful morning in the Napa Valley, the cool crisp,  late Fall air and the sun coming up and shining down on us as we run 3.2 miles.  WAIT … what?  Hold on, let’s back this up. If you live hear or have been paying attention to our California rain situation, you would know that we are in dire need of water and a good hearty rain season.  Did we think that on the day we were to get up early and head out for this event, that it would be that particular day the good graces of mother nature would pour down on us?  {Literally}. Well, she did.  Waking at 5:3o a.m. to make coffee, I stared out the window trying…  Read More…

The Zooma Napa Valley Half Marathon Is Back 2015

  I have some exciting news to share this morning!  The Zooma Women’s Race Series  is back in Napa Valley  and I could not be more excited.  Last year was the inaugural year for this race and it was such a huge success, they are doing this again.  I had the opportunity to be a race ambassador  last year and had an amazing time.  I was working with other great women {fellow ambassadors}, I was training hard, meeting new people and just enjoying and embracing being a runner.  I had low expectations for myself as it was my first half marathon, but to my surprise {and my hubby’s}, I actually did pretty well. The race date this year is June 20th, 2015  and you have the options running a 10k or half marathon.  This makes for an amazing get away weekend with girlfriends.  Napa Valley has so much to offer,…  Read More…

Napa Valley Turkey Trot 2014

It’s back and it’s in the wine country.  The 2nd Annual Napa Valley Turkey Trot.   So excited, I loved running this 5k with daughter last year.  It is located at the Napa Valley College.  The route is great, just enough flat, with a touch of hills and slope {not too many}.   Last year they had walkers, runners, strollers and dogs.  Everyone is welcome to join in and the morning is full of great energy. The Turkey Trot and Salvation Army work together to feed 100 Napa families {or more}.  This run is not only fun, but a great way to support around holiday season.  Families and runners can donate turkeys and/or food for the drive. The event is Saturday, November 22, 2014 and there is a discount code you can use for $5 off your registration TROTTER So are you going to be heading out for the Turkey Trot? Have…  Read More…

My Warrior Dash Experience Nor Cal

The Warrior Dash,  yes this was one of those events on my “to do” list.  Well I did it and my experience was memorable.  *This event was done last October and with the next one coming up, I figured what a great time to share this.*  As usual, I had the hubby up at the crack of dawn to join me on the day’s venture.  This day was different than other race/event days, today I had our oldest son and his {then} girlfriend join us.  Trying to get two 20 something year old kids up before the sun rises is a task in itself.  We managed to wrangle ourselves into the car with breakfast bars and coffee and we were off.  The drive to the location was about 2 hours from the house, so we were settled in. A quick stop along the way to pick up a gal friend…  Read More…

Cross Country My Heart Is Happy

When Miss Faith had decided to get out of the pool and hang up her swim fins two years ago, I was so bummed.  She just had the most natural way about her in the water and picked up on swimming as a competition right away.  Her butterfly stroke was AMAZE balls!  However, as kids will do, she just decided to stop that sport and give something else a try. I know, I know, we are to be nothing but supportive when it comes to our kids.  Don’t push them or force them into something that they will in turn end up hating or even resenting us for, but I can’t help it, I just loved going to swim meets and hanging out all day.  The water, the smell of the pool, the bags of towels and clothes, the locker rooms, the waiting in between events, the “cups of sodium”…  Read More…

Sisters Crush Breast Cancer 5k

Fall is just around the corner and we think of colors, leaves, pumpkins, chilly weather, foggy mornings, comfort food, baking, getting cozied up and just embracing the season coming.  Well it also means October  is near and that is the month for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Maybe we don’t speak of it much, maybe we are afraid to talk about it, maybe we have a personal connection or story about it, either way it is all around us and we see Pink everywhere.  Ribbons, buttons, shirts, shoelaces, tennis shoes {the runner in me} workout wear, kitchen appliances, pink NFL uniforms, etc. Pink just happens to be pretty much my most favorite color, but it is a reminder to me that it stands for something … something very powerful.  Powerful because Breast Cancer is strong.  It takes over and can sometimes win OR sometimes lose.  Pink is pretty, Breast Cancer is NOT!…  Read More…

I Am A Runner

Since the kids have been back in school, my early morning 5:30 a.m. run schedule has been moved to the 9:00 a.m. run schedule.  I knew this was going to happen, I actually caught myself coming up with excuses as to why this would suck {okay maybe a bit harsh, but I was bummed out}.  I knew that the later the morning got, I would have more reasons to talk my way out of going.  I would get caught up on my computer, posting on facebook, tweeting, reading fellow bloggers, going through both email accounts, getting hungry since I had not gone early, knowing that the weather was getting warmer the later it got {I loved the early morning run with the cold chill}.  Then I would start in on the things that needed to be done around the house, laundry, breakfast dishes, well you get it.  See how quick…  Read More…

The Wicked Wine Run Is Here

Well holly running and wine, how on earth have I never heard of this before …. The Wicked Wine Run!  Yep, there is such an event and one is located right in the Napa Valley {as it should be}.  I was able to meet Anthony last week while running the Dionysus 5k here in Napa {more on that later} and through him, I found out about this totally awesome run. It is a fun 5k that starts in the late afternoon and has everything from costumes {optional} live music, food and WINE!  Hello!  You have two options to pick from … A 5k Wine Run with celebratory wine at the finish line OR A 1K Tasting Walk with 4 wine tasting stops along the route … move over sports drinks, the wine is taking over. OR pick both options Grab your friends and come on out to join us this…  Read More…

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