Run Find Your Happy Pace

finding my happy pace in running and life

Voting Time: Fall Photo Contest….BEAUTIFUL

First off thanks to everyone who sent in their pictures for my first ever Fall Photo Contest.  I was awed by so many of your pictures!  And let me just say that narrowing it down to 4 was NOT easy at all!!  It was so great to see fall from all over the country and Canada too!  So after much deliberation and oo’s and aahs’, here are my pics for the final 4.

I based my decision on the criteria stated in the contest and the clarity of the pictures submitted.

Please vote for your favorite #1, 2, 3 or 4 here or on Facebook from now thru Monday, October 15th.  Winner will be announced on Tuesday the 16th.

The winning photo will be the new Facebook profile picture for Run Find Your Happy Pace from October 16th until December.  The winner will also receive a Happy Band of their choice from Running Happy and full bragging rights to family, friends and strangers alike.   The three runners-up will receive their choice of Happy Band for half off!!  Good luck ladies.

Thanks again everyone….ready, set vote!!!


Reflective Safety Happy Band!! Genius..

OK not to toot our own horn, but you know how important it is to keep things safe while running in the dark or even walking the dog for that matter.   I also remembered how much you all appreciated the Road ID giveaway.  So I wanted to share this new great safety idea.  While looking for some Happy Band Ribbon with my partner, I accidentally come upon this:  7/8 inch Reflective Ribbon in Lime Green with 3m reflective technology.   BING!!!  That would make an awesome Happy Band and so now it is….

It’s so important to be “seen”  especially now as the days get shorter and as the clocks are getting ready to fall back.  It is really bright and reflective, perfect for early/late runs anytime of year.

 You can find it at

Be safe and Run Find your Happy Pace!


Sunday’s “Inspiration for your Perspiration” October 7, 2012

Well confession time.  I TOTALLY fell of the wagon last week.  Have you ever had one of those weeks where it felt like God was way up there and you were well…not.  That was me, I was not feeling “it”.  I missed my previous Wed. bible study, failed to do my homework for this Wednesday.  Spent way too much time on meaningless things and just barely any time with God.  I got wrapped up in life…way too wrapped up.

So this past Wednesday I went to bible study, homeworkless.  My wonderful small group leader Kara (love her) told us once “Even if you don’t do the homework come, it’s probably even more important that you come on those weeks for support.  Never stay home just because you didn’t do the homework”.  And I am soooo glad I went.  We are currently doing the study Deeper Still with Kay Arthur, Beth Moore and Pricilla Shirer.  This week was a talk by Pricilla Shirer and it was awesome.  She hit a couple of things right on the head for me.  Especially the part about building a strong Christian foundation.  That past week my foundation was weak and unsteady.  I am very foolish to write this “Inspiration for your Perspiration” blog if I don’t practice what I preach.  That would make me kinda like this:

1 Corinthians 13:1

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

I need to be sure that my words honor, reflect and glorify the Lord.  That they are more than just words on a blog, that they come from a strong foundation of my love and faith in Christ.

1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

So that being said I have also adjusted my schedule:

  1. As much as I love the book Rick Warren  ”The Purpose Driven Life, What on Earth am I Here For?   which I wrote about last week, I need to focus my attention on Deeper Still for now.  My life is just too crazy and that book is just too good to not give it the attention I believe it deserves.  I will definitely be getting back to it! In fact I kind of miss it already :).
  2. I also need to make sure I “unplug” myself from life at least for a little while each day.  No phone, computer, FB, twitter, TV etc. in order to get both by bible study homework done and get my special God time in daily.

Let’s pray for each other as we work on balancing our earthly and spiritual lives this week.  Have a great week everyone and don’t forget to “unplug” and work on your foundation.


Fall Photo Contest and Happy Band Giveaway!

So I really want a nice new fall profile picture for my page.  Problem is the leaves here are still pretty darn green.  Fall in Virginia Beach comes L A T E.  So I am looking for a little help and to have a little interactive fun with you guys.

Here is where you guys come in.  I would love to get some photos of fall where you are.  A nice fall foliage/themed/sceen photo with a nice running path.  I will pick the top 4 pictures and everyone here and on Facebook can vote for their favorite.  The winner will be my new profile pic for fall and replace my current picture of the running path with flowers.  The first prize winner will receive the Happy Band of their choice (any size any available pattern) from Running Happy, because well I have a “little” pull over there ;).  The 3 runners-up will also receive a 50% off coupon good one Happy Band!  Let’s get creative and have some fun peeps!

Want to play?  Here are a few rules:

  1. The photo must be an original you took (lets not infringe on anyones copyrights PLEASE, I really don’t need to get sued)
  2. The photo must show a fall scene and include some sort of running path, road or trail
  3. The photo should NOT include any people.
  4. All photos should be sent to  (please DO NOT post pics to the Facebook page, it just doesn’t work out well on the new Timeline)

I will leave this contest open for one week.  So lets say until October 10th, then we will hold voting over the weekend.  On Monday October 15th I will announce the winner and your photo will be come the Run Find your Happy Pace profile pic for the Fall season and you get to pick out your cool Happy Band!  As an added bonus you also get full bragging rights!


Gone for a Run Winner!!! I hope

OK our last winner is MIA after multiple post, tweets, FB status and even an email unanswered!  Sorry you snooze you loose.  Since we waited the alloted time here is our new winner!


And the winner is………..




 Please for the love of my sanity 😉 email me at to claim your $15 gift card to “Gone for a Run”  Congrats Day’s Run!!

You have until October 20th only to claim your prize.