Run Find Your Happy Pace

finding my happy pace in running and life

RunFYHP & Friends Elf On The Shelf Photo Contest

12/1/2012 UPDATE:  New Additional Prizes added if you share and tag

@runfyhp on Twitter


runfindyourhappypace on Instagram

you’ll be entered to win one of three additional

gift cards from Target and Starbucks!

I love fun and I love Christmas!  

I am a little late to the party with “Elf on the Shelf” but I am LOVING IT!

So I figured  we could all have some Christmas  fun together.

Thus announcing the first ever… RFYHP and friends “Elf on the Shelf” Photo Contest

meet Kayla….my family’s “elf”

I brought along some of my buddies to help me outPlease click to check them out, say hello and thank them for sponsoring the prizes!

Running In Sanity  –  on Facebook   Twitter @RunInSanity

Running While Mommy – on Facebook   Twitter  @runwhilemommy

Barking Mad About Running  on Facebook,  Twitter:  @BarkingMadRun, Instagram @kimmiepcft

Running for Him  on Facebook  Instagram @Acorvello

I have a feeling this is going to be lots of fun and

a great way to share ideas of the kind of mischief  our little “elves”  can get into.

Visit our new Facebook Group:

Elf on the Shelf Photo Contest – RFYHP (click here)

and request to join.

**You don’t have to submit a picture to join but only those that post pics are eligible for prizes.**

The Details and prizes:

The contest will run from Dec 1 – Dec 25th.  In late December we (my buddies and I) will pic our top 4 elf pictures.

Each will win a sweet

$10 iTunes card to help them start 2013 with new music to turn up the fitness!!

There will also be a few “Best of” Categories but those are the surprises!

Thanks again to Running In Sanity, Barking Mad About Running, Running While Mommy and Running for Him 

for their support of this fun contest!  🙂


Additional Prizes Added to “The Great Nano 5k”

Hey Guys Running in Sanity and I (RunFYHP) have just added two new prizes to 

“The Great Nano 5k”

Enter now for your chance to win one of 3 great prizes

Brand new iPod Nano 16GB blue (7th generation) $149 value


yurbuds “inspire”  for women in the newest blue $29.99 value


a $15 gift card to iTunes


Thanks for your support of TNT

$10 per entry

click here to register……

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Check out My Guest Post on Piper’s Run

Just sharing a link to my guest post I did on a fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador’s Blog.

Check out Piper’s Run for my blog on balancing being a military wife and runner.

Piper’s Run

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40+ Fit and Fabulous Woman #4 – Debbie C

**Part 4 of a series I am doing on women who are 40+ fit and fabulous….

Meet todays 40+ Fit and Fabulous Woman

Debbie C from FitTactics.DebC

(click here to visit Debbie on Facebook)

Or follow her on Twitter @debfittactics

RFYHP:  What got you into “fitness”?

Debbie:  When I was growing up, my dad lifted weights with my brothers & their friends. But back then it was very uncommon for a girl to lift weights. So I played sports. When I had my daughter at 21 I wanted to lose the baby weight, so I started doing Jane Fonda tapes. Eventually I transitioned to weight lifting and light running.

RFYHP:  Working through health issues and getting fit….

Debbie:  I was diagnosed with asthma as an adult and slowed down a bit as I had to take meds to control it. At age 38 I was found to have slightly high blood pressure & my doctor said to me he knew I couldn’t run so I should try to walk. I was afraid if I couldn’t run then what would happen in 10 or 20 years so I forced myself to run.

RFYHP:  What are you most proud of (achievement/ moment)?  

Debbie C:  What I am most proud of is a year and a half after the doctor told me I couldn’t run, I ran my first full marathon.  (RFYHP:  marathon girl in the house!)
RFYHP:  Give a great piece of advice that you have learned which younger women can benefit from.

Debbie:  A good thing about being an older active woman, aside from the fact people think I’m younger, is I’m healthy and strong at a tome people my age are being diagnosed with high blood pressure , high cholesterol ect… I work in a doctor’s office and patients are always asking me what do I do and or eat to stay in shape.  We recently got a bone density machine in our office so we all got tested. I am the oldest woman there and my bone density was the best , better than 20 something year olds.  My advice to young women is lift weights and exercise when you are younger so it can protect your bones when you’re older.  RFYHP:  That’s some really good advice!


#Holidayaday Photo Challenge

Ready for some fun!

Let’s keep the holidays light and enjoyable, join me and some of my blogging friends as we participate in

#Holidayaday Photo Challenge

It’s really easy

1) Starting Dec 1 follow the daily theme from the list pictured below

2) Tag your pics #Holidayaday and post your pics to Instagram or Twitter for all to enjoy.

You can follow me on Twitter @runfyhp and Instagram : runfindyourhappypace

I hope you’ll join us!

Thanks to the following blogs for inviting me:

check them out!

Noshing on Asphalt

Road Runner Girl

Back at Square Zero

Rebecca Roams

Sneakers and Fingerpaints

Mindy’s Fitness Journey

Run with Kate

Mom Running on Empty


TNT Fundraiser – Win the Newest Generation iPod Nano!

The Great 5k Nano Run!

It’s so simple…

 Sign up to run our 5k and your automatically entered to win the latest generation of iPod Nano!!!
Once again I am partnering up with my good friend at Running In Sanity to bring you
“The Great 5k Nano Run!”
       We are limiting the raffle to 100 entries. 

$10 per entry $20 for two entries $30 for three entries

The drawing will be held as soon as we hit 100 entries.  Winner will be announced on both
of our blogs and by email.
Thank you for your continued support of me and of Team in Training!
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Got Bling? Race Bling Holder Giveaway with York Sign Shop!

I am really excited about this giveaway!  Actually I have been saving it for a while as one of my December “Christmas” giveaways.

 So first I must give a big THANK YOU to

York Sign Shop 

for both their generosity and patience.

(click here to find them on Etsy)

This past year on Run Find your Happy Pace we have all been sharing running stories and racing accomplishments for 2012.

I am proud to say that I have finished 5 Half Marathons and numberous other races this year.

I know you guys have been working hard too!  There have been lots of great accomplishments,

from first 5k’s to first marathons.  We’ve rocked 2012!

“So what should one do with all that hard-earned bling??” 

Win A Really Cool Race Bling Holder of course!  WOHOO!!!  And how perfect is this….

Love it and really wanted to keep it for myself, and I am very happy to share with one of you.

One Lucky Winner will get this awesome wooden “Find Your Happy Pace” Red Bling Holder compliments of York Sign Shop.

Check out York and see all the cool things they make.  You can even customize a holder!

There are 20 color choices and 12 fonts to choose from.

GOT BIBS?  York Sign Shop also makes bib holders too!

( I really need one of these)

Or get the best of both with a combination bib and bling holder…

These are just a few of the great items York Sign Shop carries.  Please check out their store for a complete list of items and colors.

Just and FYI:  Orders for Christmas must be received by December 15th!

Let them know RunFYHP sent you!

Ready to win?  OK  here is your chance:

Just click on the York Sign Shop Rafflecopter giveaway link at the top right of my blog.

Follow the instructions to enter….easy peasy.  And don’t forget to check out York Sign Shop on Etsy!


Sunday’s “Inspiration for Your Perspiration” 11/25/12

Since it’s a holiday weekend and we at RFYHP are kicking back and relaxing 🙂

I am linking one of my favorite songs to kick off the

Christmas Season!


Mary Did You Know

Kenny Rogers and Wynnona Judd

(I decided to link a version with the words because they are so beautiful)

If you have never heard it I hope you enjoy.

If you have look at the words and let them really sink in.

“Mary did you know that your baby boy will save 

our sons and daughters.”

“Did you know that your baby boy, has come to make you new?”

“This child that you delivered, will soon deliver you!”……….

“Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?”

“And when you kiss your little baby, you kiss the face of God”

Merry Christmas to you all


The Great Cyber Sale From

***Please note I do NOT receive commission on any sales…just sharing.***

Hi Guys.  RFYHP was fortunate to be picked to help spread the word about

Vitacost’s Great Cyber Sale!

What is Vitacost?

(click here to visit Vitacost for yourself!)

Well it a great website where you can find TONS of your favorite health related products.

We are talking name brands here, not ones you have never heard of.

Everything from foods to vitamins and lots in between.

Even things for your 4 legged friends!

I love that they carry some of my favorites like Bob’s Red Mill, Kind Bars and

Garden of Life Raw Protein.  All at really great prices.

(click here to check out my Facebook Photo Album of “Healthy Food/Smoothies/Juices and Snacks I love” including the above products)

And today those prices just got even better!  Save 15% on EVERYTHING from now thru Monday using their special code!

Check out this…

Please take a look around Vitacost and let me know what you think.

“With, you don’t have to choose between stores that sell products you don’t really want at super-low prices, and stores that sell the better health and wellness products you want at crazy-high prices. We offer over 2,000 of the top, most-trusted natural brands, diet foods and healthy living essentials-the very best nutritional supplements, whole foods and sports nutrition-at discount prices, up to 50% off. And we’ll deliver them right to your door for FREE.”

Orders of $49 or more ship for FREE

under $49 ship at a low flat rate cost no matter how big the box!  Not a bad deal

Check them out and let me know what you think.  Happy Healthy Shopping!!


Running Happy Turns Black Friday into Happy Friday!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Just waned to let you in on a great deal at Running Happy.

Non-slip headbands and fun running decals.  Our Headbands are great for any sporty activity.

Everything from running to yoga.  All now 30% off!

Great deals can be found at Running Happy!  click here

Take 30% off your entire order!  

Just use HappyFriday2012 at checkout.

Our great prices just got even better 🙂

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