Run Find Your Happy Pace

finding my happy pace in running and life

Let the Runfyhp Summer Adventures Begin! #runfyhpsummer

Well hello summer my friend, we meet again. ¬†ūüôā

What’s on your summertime agenda this year? ¬†Travel, camping, beach weekends, hiking in the mountains?

My family and I will be having what we hope to be an epic adventure. ¬†We will be traveling cross-country in an RV! ¬†2 adults 3 kids what could possibly go wrong?! ¬†Wait, don’t answer that. ¬†Hey it can’t be worse than our Disney Pukefest 2014 can it? ¬†(In case you missed that let me give you the quick lowdown. ¬†7 people, the stomach bug and a new person down every day for the ENTIRE vacation. ¬†Ewww)

Anywho….if we can last the constant togetherness

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I believe it will be one of the best family experiences we will ever have. ¬†I know how blessed we are to have this opportunity. ¬†Believe me only God could have orchestrated it. ¬†Although we cannot stop in every state we will see many that we have never been to before. ¬†I’m so excited!!!

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As a challenge to myself (and as a great way to share my trip with my IRun4 buddy Logan) I am also going to attempt to run, walk or hike at least 1 mile in every state we spend time in.  I mean who can say they did that?  I will be both blogging and posting about my adventures.  However most daily posts will be done via Instagram with the hashtag #runfyhpsummer 


As a second “challenge” I will also be attempting to hit and critique the best cupcake stops we find while traveling across the country. ¬†(Hey I’m a giver and I am totally willing to take one for the team.) ¬†I mean I wouldn’t want you to have a bad cupcake?

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  So also keep an eye out for #runfyhpcupcaketour on Instagram.


What you don’t follow me on instagram yet?!?

No worries…

You can find me by searching Instagram for Runfindyourhappypace or just CLICK HERE.  

side bar: I know it’s a long tag name but I set it up years ago before I knew better.

Haha, oh and I follow back too!

I would love for you to join me as I travel across this beautiful land of ours! ¬†Maybe you can give me some “must see” things as we travel thru each state.

Wish us luck!






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It’s National Running Day!! Who do you run for?

Happy National Running Day 2014!!

This year I am running for Alzheimer’s Association in honor of my Mom (with Charity Miles), Logan (my IRun4 buddy) and cupcakes!

Who do you run for?

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Knot Hole Crochet Cupcake Hat Winner!!!!

Thanks everyone for participating in my Cupcake Hat Giveaway with Knot Hole Crochet!

I just know the winner is going to love her hat as much as I do. ¬†I hope you were able to check out all the wonderful things Amanda over at Knot Hole Crochet can make for you, your family or friends! ¬†Because aren’t homemade items the best ūüôā


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Congrats Kim!!!!

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Cupcake Hat Giveaway from Knot Hole Crochet!

So if you know me you know I love cupcakes ūüôā ¬†I also love anything cupcake related. ¬†In fact I saw this great quote last week on Twitter from Cupcake Quotes:

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LOVE IT!  So what better way to show your love of cupcakes than with this adorable Cupcake Hat from my buddy Amanda from



¬†I have worn mine out and about since I got it last week. ¬†I have gotten lots of comments on it from little kids to the local waitress at one of my favorite restaurants. ¬†My husband says I look like a cutie¬†in it ūüôā ¬†In fact it couldn’t have come at a better time. ¬†We got tons of snow (well tons for Virginia Beach anyway) this week and last week we lost power….twice! ¬†Brrr.

Want to win one of your very own?  Just follow the rafflecopter link on the top right of my blog page!

Contest opens Saturday Feb 1 and runs thru Monday Feb 3rd EST.

Winner will be chosen and announced Tuesday Feb 4.