Run Find Your Happy Pace

finding my happy pace in running and life

#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


Jillian Michaels week #11! Instagram? Twitter? Running Cupcakes? and that Poor Treadmill Guy

Week #11.  I am so wicked proud of my self! And I really don’t care if that is correct grammar or not, lol.  I am almost to the end of my 90+ days of Jillian Michaels 90 day body revolution.

And you know what after 3 kids I still have abs!!  Wahoo!  Yup I can even see them 🙂  Not like a 6 pack but maybe a 1/2 pack 🙂  Now granted I admit that I am lucky and have a fairly generous metabolism and weight has never been a huge issue for me.  But I have to say I think this is the best shape my abs have been in since being pregnant with my first kid 13 years ago!  Holy cow did I just say 13, my, my time really does fly.  I may (may) even be brave enough to post a 90 day pic at the end of this.  That is still up for debate, we will see.

This week I started workouts 11 and 12.  Quoting Jillian The final 2 weeks, the mother of all workouts.  I don’t believe that I could have made this harder if I tried…”  But you know what I am still loving it!  Hard yes, impossible no.  Well maybe one move in workout #12, wheel push ups.  Basically you need to be able to do a push up in a backbend position….umm so far that isn’t happening.

Insta..what?  Oh Instagram….

OK I have just entered the world of Instagram!  Prior to this month I had no idea what that even was.  By admitting to this I am probably showing my age, oh well.  But thanks to some Sweat Pink Ambassadors, now I do.  I am not able to hook it up to my Facebook page at this time (not a capability on the Android yet)  But you can follow me @ runfindyourhappypace if you are on there.  I would love to have you.  I have uploaded some inspirational quote pictures and some pre and post race pics on there too.  Hope you will join me.

Twitter (tweet, tweet)

You can also find Run Find your Happy Pace on twitter….@runfyhp    Bear with me while I get a hang of this, lol.

The Great Cupcake Race 5k / 10k & Even a Running Cupcake

Things are looking great for my and Running In Sanity‘s first virtual race.  We have 57 participants so far.  We also have the artwork for the bling.  Isn’t it cute!

Thanks to JBRugby for helping us out with that.  The actual medals should be done on Monday next week.  I will definitely post the pic ASAP!!!!  This design will be the center of the medal, the outside will be a white sparkle bling.  We love it and hope you do too.  It’s not too late to sign up and support Team in Training (TNT).  Click here   “The Great Cupcake Race”

Also in case you haven’t heard if we get up to 100 runners I will be running at least the 5k as a cupcake.  Yes for real and yes there will be pictures.  Below is the costume.  And as some of my freinds have stated… “who wouldn’t want to see a cupcake running down the street :)” riiightt.

Poor Treadmill Guy and RnR Update:

Training is going very well.  I accomplished a great feat for myself last weekend by completing 10.5 miles (mostly) on a treadmill!  First time I have ever done over 7 on a treadmill.  Why on earth would you run that far on a treadmill you ask?  Good question and normally I wouldn’t believe me!  However two of my kids had a mini mud run last Saturday morning (see pic)

which pushed my long run to the late afternoon.  Late afternoon in Virginia = way too hot.  But dang it I was going to get at least 10 miles in!!  So I ran 6 miles on my treadmill at home, when I started to hit that dreaded wall of boredom.  I decided it would be better to run outside than quit.  Mother-nature on the other hand had some tricks of her own.  As soon as I went out, it started to rain.  Ergo plan B.:  I ran 1/2 mile to the gym, jumped on their treadmill for 3.5 and ran a 1/2 mile back home.  10.5!

The only casualty of my madness was probably the poor older man who decided to run next to me at the gym.  Why?  Well 1)  I was pretty sweaty and stinky by mile 7 (eww) and 2) I started to struggle a little at mile 9, so decided to strike up a conversation.  Treadmill guy was reading a book while he walked, so conversation was probably not top priority for him.  However I must not have been too annoying, or stinky for that matter, because he did appease me with a little senseless banter for a while.  Me:  “Reading anything good?”  “Trying to get 10 miles in”  blah,blah….So thanks Mr. Treadmill Guy you rock, and sorry about interrupting your reading time.  Your cooperation was much appreciated.

How about a smoothie recipe to end the week, shall we?  This week I accidentally bought Silk Coconut instead of Silk Almond, but I gotta tell you it’s not bad.

So thus this is my favorite smoothie for the week.  I call it:

Coconut cherry:

8oz  Silk Coconut Milk

1 cup frozen dark cherries

1 scoop vanilla whey protein

1 tablespoon PB2 chocolate


Simple yet delicious!  Enjoy.