Run Find Your Happy Pace

finding my happy pace in running and life

Crazy Compression Giveaway! Are you ready to join the #CrazyClan ?

You may have tried compression socks but have you gotten CRAZY?

For those of you who follow me, especially on Instagram, you know I love me some crazy socks!  Can anyone say Fun Sock Friday?  I am proud to be part of the #CrazyClan as a brand ambassador for Crazy Compression.   A small company that makes their socks right here in the USA.  Fun, functional socks that let me express my inner crazy!

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But they aren’t just fun socks they are tech savvy too!

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Here are just a few examples of the OTC styles they carry:



And check out their new line of Low Cut Runners:

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Crazy Compression has generously provided a pair of

**XS Pink OTC (over the calf) USA style socks for me to giveaway!

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***Please note this pair was pre-sent to me and are only available in size XS.  This is the size I wear and I am a 7.5.  In my opinion I would say I am at the upper end of the size and would not recommend going over that.  Here is the chart from the Crazy Compression Website:

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So who wants to join the #CrazyClan?  

Just click on the rafflecopter link located

at the top right of my blog to enter.  

Good Luck!

Ends 2/27/2015 at 12PM EST



#FitGiveaway2015 is Here!! Enter to Win

I am so excited about #FitGiveaway2015!!!  

So what exactly is it other than totally awesome?  Well I  have teamed up with some AMAZING bloggers, Facebook pages, and sponsors to thank our followers for their never-ending support! We have banned together to offer not one but THREE incredible prize packs that include gift cards from Lululemon, Nike, and UnderArmor other prizes include a Polar, Crazy Compression, training and workout gear!


1011769_10153022996384840_3441338051404437462_nThese are FANTASTIC prize packs and I am totally excited to be part of this great team of bloggers and fitness enthusiasts!  Without all of us teaming together we would not be able to put on such a fantastic giveaway.

These prizes are much bigger than I could offer alone therefore it is important that you complete the entire entry form.  Yes it will take a little time but if you win it will be Totally Worth it!!! !  I am soooooooo excited, good luck and I hope you win!!!

Note:  Click the rafflecopter link to enter for a chance to win! (page likes aren’t required but you will find some amazing new pages to follow!)

To enter See the #FitGiveaway2015 Rafflecopter Link at the top right of the page!

Which prize pack would you love to win?





Winner, Winner Turkey Dinner?! Road ID Gift Card Winner

Thanks to all of you who entered the Road ID Gift Card Giveaway!

If you didn’t win now is still a great time to visit Road ID

because Black Friday Started Early this year.

Check out these saving and visit them at my affiliate link on the above right of the blog.



Congrats Laurel!

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Runfyhp – Thanks for the Love and Road ID Gift Card Giveaway

2014 has been such and exciting and fun year at Runfyhp!  I hope you have all enjoyed the stories we’ve shared, the crazy fun races and accomplishments you’ve all had, and best of all the support and love we have shown to each other as a running community.  I personally enjoy cheering you all on each with through the Weekend SHOUT OUT.  I find it exciting to see all the races people are running all across the country and the world!  I love adding some inspiration to your week with Motivational Monday and so much more.  I hope you guys know that you inspire ME each an every day!

Therefore as a fun and simple thank you I would love one of you to win a $10 gift card to RoadID.  I was so excited to recently announce I have become an affiliate with RoadID.  I have had my bracelet for years and feel blessed to have been accepted into the RoadID family.  It really is a wonderful company I believe in 100%.  Such a simple idea, yet such and important one.

As runners, marathoners, triathletes etc. we do all we can to stay safe out there, however you can never plan for the unexpected.  My hope is that none of us ever have to rely on our RoadID but I know I feel safer every day I step out there when I have my bracelet on.  I personally never take mine off and I honestly don’t even notice it on my wrist anymore.  It’s just part of me now. “It’s Who I am.”

Interested in learning more about Road ID?  

Please feel free to use my affiliate link at the top right of my blog :

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I honestly wish I could give each an every one of you a gift card.  Really.  I think having a RoadID is that important.  I hope that if you don’t have one already (or if you don’t win) that you would consider purchasing one for yourself.  Many of the Road ID products start at under $20!  A $20 investment that could save your life, that’s a deal!

Thank you again for your support and love for my page and for each other throughout 2014.  

Let’s do it again in 2015 peeps!

Good Luck!

~ Darlena, Runfyhp

To Enter see the Rafflecopter Link

at the top right of the Runfyhp blog page!


Legal blah, blah:  The $10 RoadID gift card was NOT provided to me for free but it was purchased on my own.  It’s just my thank you to all of you.


Coming in 2015:  

  • Mondays:  Motivational Monday continues

  • Tuesdays:  Healthy Tip Tuesday

  • Thursdays:  Weekend Shout out SIGN UPS ( on the Facebook page) continue

  • Fridays: Weekend SHOUT OUT (on the Facebook page) continue


Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run 2014 – Want to go for FREE?

For the second year I am proud to be an Ambassador with the Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run!  Spreading women’s running and mud all around the country 🙂  What fun!!

Last year I participated in my very first Pretty Muddy which was also my first mud run ever!  I had an absolute blast, who knew getting muddy could be so fun!  I loved seeing women of ALL ages and levels tackling the mud and obstacles.  I saw groups of women clebrating, getting dirty and just having a blast together.  The best thing about pretty muddy is this…

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No pressure to finish first, your HAPPY pace (whatever that may be) in a great women-only supportive atmosphere.

Here is my favorite picture from last years Pretty Muddy race in Richmond Virginia.  You have to admit that looks like fun and it was!  I mean how often do adults, moms and “responsible” women get to crawl through mud.  🙂  I love it and now you have a chance a winning a FREE race entry of your very own thanks to Pretty Muddy and Girls Gone Sporty!   You pick which event you can attend.

  • Dallas, April 26th
  • Sacramento, May 3rd
  • Chicago, August 16th
  • Richmond, September 20th

Follow the rafflecopter link on the top right to enter.  Good Luck!!!!

 (opens today and runs thru Friday February 21st.)

2 winners!



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 🙂


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Congrats Kim!!!!

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CLOSED – The Sox Box Giveaway – “Navy Wife” Sox

Update our winner is….Holly Gustavson, congrats!

Easy peasy Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, let’s have some fun giveaway!

Thank you to The Sox Box for being a great supporter of Runfyhp, our

Pink Awareness Cupcake Race that benefited Susan G Komen Fund

and all around fun people to work with in 2013!

The winner will receive one pair of pink and white Navy Wife socks.


Ready…..set….. GO Navy (Wives)!

Rafflecopter link is on the right hand side of the blog! ——–>

Not a Navy Wife?  No fear we will have a “Happy Pace” socks giveaway coming in a few days!




Runfyhp 1000+ Likes Winners!!! And our #PrayforBoston Collages

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the support, friendship and positive energy that you have all contributed to Run Find your Happy Pace.  I hope you all consider this YOUR page…..I just kinda like to post things around here 😉  I appreciate you all putting up with my terrible spelling and common typos, lol. (especially on Facebook where I typo A LOT)

Its been a lot of fun getting to know many of you by name!  Each week I look forward to hearing about everyones races for the weekly SHOUT OUT LIST.  So many of your run races almost weekly its exciting!  My favorite posts are when people let me know it’s their first 5k or half or any distance.  Any first race is such a great accomplishment and I love to cheer you on.  Thanks for being such a great bunch of runners and more importantly people!  Once again a big thanks to Fit Approach, Runner Decals and Running Happy for sharing prizes.  As you know I love to celebrate with cupcakes.  I wish I could give you all a cupcake but since that isn’t possible (sigh) please accept this virtual one instead…

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On last thing before we get to the winners:   I hope you enjoyed the #PrayforBoston collages as much as I did.  I have included the complete set of all three below.  It’s so nice to see the support within the running community for everyone effected.  It’s awesome that so many of us banding together and making the commitment to keep on running!
Just more proof that a runner’s heart is strong and we are ALL runners no matter the pace, race or place!


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On to the winners~~~Here are the winners of my 1000+ Likes contest (one winner per prize)

PLEASE EMAIL ME @ with your address!!

Running Happy Band Winners

  • Kira Browder
  • Aimee Price
  • Beth Melton
  • Nicole Zelenak
  • Kristin Smith

Fit Approach Sweat Pink Laces and Runner Decal Cupcake Decal

  • Alicia Curley
  • Karen Orozco
  • Pattie Kepshire
  • Gigi Becker
  • Marisa Davis
  • Jessica Powell
  • Walisa Dickson
  • Carrie Dalek
  • Susan Stelly
  • Carol Evans
  • Kathy Booher
  • Rina
  • Lindsay Barnes
  • Maggie Boxey
  • Rebecca Randolph
  • Kasey

Run Find your Happy Pace 1000+ FB Likes Giveaway!

When I started this blog and Facebook page I never thought about having more followers than my family and a few friends.  So you can imagine my surprise as my Facebook page grew to 200 likes, then 400 etc.  But 1,000+?  That’s just crazy.

I appreciate all the support and friends I have made along the way.  I am grateful to Alyse and Jamie at Fit Approach and Laura at Girls Gone Sporty for allowing me to be ambassadors with them.  I am POSITIVE I could not have done it without the support of both those communities.  I am thankful to all the companies that have allowed me to work with them in the past.

I am especially grateful to Susan at Runner Decals who was the very first one that approached me for a giveaway.  She believed in me when I had a very, very small following and now I am glad to call her friend.  This giveaway wouldn’t be complete without including Runner Decals so thank you Susan once again!  Also thanks to my partner in Happiness Cara at Running Happy for putting up with my crazy ideas on a regular basis.

As you guys know I am not super fast, I have never placed in a race and probably never will…. I’m just me and that’s exactly who God meant me to be.

I DO however believe that:

  • everyone can be their own personal best
  • that the 1st place finisher is just as important as the last one and everyone in between
  • that miles are miles and we all cover the same distance, just at our own “Happy Pace”
  • finding my happy pace in running and life is really what is important

My hope is:

  • this page and blog provide positive support and information to each other
  • that every accomplishment you make (in running and life) be celebrated
  • when I leave this world that I have made a positive difference
  • that there are cupcakes in heaven 😉


So thanks so much for joining me as I find that happy pace in running and life.  I wish I could give you all a prize, but I hope this will do.  Thanks to Runner Decals, Fit Approach and my partner Cara at Running Happy for donating prizes to my giveaway.  See the Rafflecopter link at the top right of my blog to enter and let these great companies know I sent you.

Good Luck!


Conscious Box Winner!!

Thanks so much for all the entries for the 3-month subscription to Conscious Box!  I was so glad to see how many of you were excited about the give away.  I was also really impressed at the great comments about how you reuse, reduce and recycle to keep our world green 🙂  Keep up the great work!

Don’t forget even if you didn’t win you can use the following code for 25% off !

Use Code LOVELIFE (at checkout) FOR 25% OFF

Thanks Conscious Box!

I visited the Virginia Zoo with my kids the other day and took a few really cool pics of some recycling projects (a recycled garden) and some signs posted at the gift shop about recycling.  Check them out…..
























And without further ado, the winner of the 3 month Conscious Box Subscriptions is….

#35 Meghan Leonard Stauts Follow @Runfyhp on Twitter

Congrats Meghan…please email me at to claim your prize 🙂

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