Run Find Your Happy Pace

finding my happy pace in running and life

Pink Awareness Winners! Thank You and Congrats!!!

Thank you so much for helping me raise funds for Breast Cancer Research!

I will be running Komen for the cure with my husband and kids in October in honor of my sister and mother.

A HUGE thank you to the sponsors  IGlow Running,,  Cara Morrison 31 Consultant, My Happy Pace Gear, DPI tees, Barking Mad About Running, Knot Hole Crochet, Shubeez, Runner Decals,

Fit Approach and Running Happy

*** If you won please stop by their pages and thank them, without their help this would not have been possible!! ***

With your help I have raised $130 so far.  Here is a list of the winner,numbers were randomly generated by  Prizes were awarded by the order in which they were listed on my original post…

I Glow running Outfit – Lisa Jones Bracelet – Nicole Zelenek

Pink 31 Lunch Tote – Jody Miller

31 Key Fobs – Walisa Dickson, Derrik Brown, Lisa Jones

My Happy Pace Tee – Christine Lememrises

DPI Be Strong Tee – Michelle Dumas

Yoga Matt from Barking Mad About Running – Sue Weems

Knot Hole Scarf – Anna Miller and Lisa jones

Shubeez “Bee Pink” – Christine Lemrises, Walisa Dickson, Anna Wilson, Jeff Soileau

Runner Decals

Elizabeth Bellville, Anna Miller, Michelle Dumas, Nicole Zelenak (x2), Walisa Dickson (x2), Patti Ruby, Marianne Riker, Dog Gone Knitting, Lisa Jones

Non-slip Headbands from Running Happy

Marianne Riker, Derrick Brown, Michelle Dumas

Fit Approach – Sweat Pink Laces

Jeff Soileau, Marianne Riker, Nicole Zelenak, Christine Lemrises, Walisa Dickson (x2), Patty Ruby, Elizabeth Bellville

Congrats!!  Look for an email from me



The Latest Virtual Cupcake Race! Firework Cupcake for July

Because you can never have too many Virtual Cupcakes right?  It’s another awesome virtual race benefiting Team in Training (TNT) .

July Firework Cupcake

5k, 10k and Half Marathon 

Custom Diecast Cupcake medal, Patriotic Red, White and Blue.


(medal will be based on this artwork and will be cupcake shaped)

Also there is a great Band from Running Happy in a red, white and blue chevron pattern, super cute!


Click on this link to go to Running In Sanity’s Page for registration.

USA participants

$20 Race and Custom Medal

$25 Race, Custom Medal and Band From Running Happy

International Racers

$26 Race and Custom Medal

$31 Race, Custom Medal and band by Running Happy

Thanks once again for supporting Team in Training!


Pink for a Cause. Lets help fund Breast Cancer Research Together.



Hello Everyone I am excited to bring you my latest adventure…..

I am raising money for Breast Cancer Research in honor of several family members and friends.  Recently Breast Cancer has hit my family, once again, particularly close to home.  I decided that instead of sitting on the sideline (because what good does that do?)  I would  commit to raise money so that maybe someday Breast Cancer will no longer be such a scary thing.  I would love for all our daughters and future generations to not have to worry about things like this.

Therefore I am so honored and overwhelmed by the wonderful support I have received from my friends in the  running community in regards to my fundraising efforts.  I also want to remind all the women out there to do their monthly exam, it takes a few minutes but it could just save your life.  Recently I posted on my Facebook page about going to get my mammogram.  In case you missed it here it is 🙂  Get ready for a little TMI:


What I had didn’t  post a few days later was I was called back for another visit.  Scary since my family has very recently been touched by Breast Cancer once again.

Visit number 2...lucky for me everything was A OK!

Visit number 2…lucky for me everything was A OK!

I am happy to say everything was fine, but I will be much more diligent about self exams in the future.  For ladies my age I urge you to go get your mammogram if you haven’t already this year.  

And for those younger ladies here, please make sure to do your monthly self-exam!   Guys remind your wives, girlfriends, sisters etc to get theirs too!

OK that would be my PSA for the day 😉

So on with the fundraising!!!  There are sooooo  many cool prizes to be won!  I will be offering chances thru Papal in order to raise money.  I am proud to announce the following sponsors for this event.

One chance –  $3

Three (3) Chances for $5

Five (5)  Chances for $10

Please click on the appropriate Picture Button below which will bring you to Paypal.

Thanks so much for your support!

I will run this thru the end of May.  Winners will be announced in the beginning of June.

*****   Please feel free to share this post!  The more who participate, the more money we can raise!!   *****



The following is a list of all the items you could win!!  

Please visit these great pages and say thanks from me ~Runfyhp!

IGlow running – click to visit her shop for awesome themed runnng outfits!

  • One (1) complete (tank and skirt) pink IGlow Running outfit


Love  – click to visit her online store for more beautiful jewlery!

  • One (1)  lovely Rhinestone Breast Cancer Awareness bracelet via LoveMichelle. net


Thirty One – Independent Consultant Cara Morrison – click to visit her Thirty One Page

  • One (1) pink and white 31 Thermal Tote from – 31 Consultant Cara Morrison


  • Three (3) Thirty One Key Fobs


My Happy Pace Gear – click to visit their on-line store for great running tees and more!

  • One (1) T-shirt in the winners choice of size


DPI Tees – click for more movitvational tee’s at their on-line store!

  • One (1) Pink Be Stong T-shirt in the winners choice of size


Barking Mad About Running – click to visit this great blog.  Kim has also raised tons of money for Cancer Research!

  • One (1) Hand Crochet Yoga Mat Holder (winners choice of color)


Knot Hole Crochet – click to visit her page for more great handmade items

  • Two (2 – one scarf per winner) Handmade Scarfs


Shubeez – click to visit their on-line store for other great shubeez!

  • Bee Pink Shubeez  – 4 winners of 1 Shubeez each


Runner Decals – visit Runner Decals to check out tons of cool decals for running, walking and more!


Running Happy – click to visit Running Happy for all your headband and cupcake themed decals!

  • Three (3 – one band per winner) Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Non-Slip Running Happy Bands


Fit Approach – click to be linked to the sweat pink store!

  • Sweat Pink Laces – 8 pairs (1 pair per winner)
  • pink laces

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!


The Sparkle of all Virtual Cupcake Races!! Now Open

It’s here!  I have teamed up once again with Running In Sanity for the best Cupcake Virtual Yet!

The race will be super special for two great reasons.  1) both Cara and I are celebrating our birthdays in May and 2) Custom Diecast Cupcake Medals…wohoo!  So what better way to celebrate than with…

“Sparkle Cupcake Race” 2013

This will also be a choose your own distance race.  5k, 10k and you asked for it a Half Marathon options!

The virtual race will be held anytime around May 24th.

Registration MUST close April 22 so sign up quick!  

(This is due to the custom diecast medal design.  We will do our absolute best to get your medal to you by May 24th, if you are within the USA)

The medal will be based on this picture, we are hoping to add the  year  in addition to the sparkles 🙂  We love sparkles.

We will update the medal design as soon as we can.


Non-Slip Happy Bands will be in this cupcake design:

cupcake ribbon

Prices are as follows: Registration closes April 22!!

Diecast Race medal and cupcake Happy Band $26

Diecast Medal only $20

Happy Band only $8

Click Here for Registration – top right of the linked page


Virtual 5 Mile – March for Babies Register Now

In April Running in Sanity and I are helping raise money for the March of Dimes by sponsoring the 5 Mile March for Babies.  We could use some help for this great cause.

click here to register 

The 5 miles can be done as a walk, run, bike, jog, even a stroll at the beach or park!

Here is the adorable artwork for the medal.



We are also offering non-slip Happy Bands in this great black and white zebra print from Running Happy.


Cost of the 5 mile march is:

$26 for the March, Medal and non-slip Happy Band

$20 for the March and Medal only

Thanks so much for your support of March of Dimes!

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Cupcake 2: “Frosty’s Great Cupcake Race” 5k, 10k and mini mile is now OPEN!

Hello Everyone!  In case you didn’t hear I happy to announce I have signed up to do the
Nike Women’s Half in DC with Team in Training!  I am sooo excited.
To help raise funds I am co-hosting my third Virtual Race:
 “Frosty’s Great Cupcake Race”
5k, 10k and kids mini mile
This race is virtual so anyone can join and run it anywhere!
Registration is now open …click here to register
Here is the medal artwork for the different race options:
When:  December 8, 2012 (or any time around that)
Race Options:  You choose from 5k, 10k or mini mile for the kiddos
What you get:  A really AWESOME sparkly cupcake themed medal with custom snowflake ribbon
Optional add-ons:  7/8″ non-slip Happy Band in Snowflake or Snowman design
Why:  To raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Team in Training…
and to eat cupcakes of course!
Prices: 5k or 10K for race and bling $20
5k or 10K with race bling AND Happy Band $26
Kids Fun Run is $12 for race and medal
$18 for race, medal AND Happy Band
Here are the two  7/8″ Happy Band designs,  snowflake or snowman.  These bands will be at a special price only available for purchase when you register.
  Thanks for your consideration!  Please let me know if there are any questions.
Registration closes NOVEMBER 18TH!!

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!



Grand Opening of our WEB Store.  (click on the banner below to visit us)

Save 25% all weekend, any size order.

(use code ‘grandopening’ to receive your discount)

 Running Happy…a fun store operated by two running Momma’s

with a “slight” cupcake addiction.  🙂

We offer fun NON-SLIP headbands and vinyl decals for your sporty lifestyle.

Don’t forget to check out the

“Happy Band of the Month” 

A great band at a special price, but only for a limited time!



“Running stuff for happy runners” now OPEN!

So most of you know I love slip resistant headbands. I cannot run with a visor or hat in the summer. Hat = head feeling like its going to pop off.  So I always wear some kind of headband when I run and wear sunglasses. I also believe that running should be fun, not boring.  Well after much thought and lots of laughs my friend Cara from Running In Sanity and I have started our own little company.

Running Happy….fun stuff for happy runners.”   (click here for our Etsy page)

You can click also visit us on our Facebook page  “Running Happy”

and follow us on Twitter @RunningHappy1 for the latest updates.

We decided to combine our love of running, fun and of course cupcakes 🙂 and start our own little project.  Plus, well we needed a way to support our race and “Bling” addiction. 😉

Initially we are carrying “Happy Bands” no-slip headbands and a selection of Runner Decals.   Happy Bands are available in everyday and holiday prints with many, many more prints and sizes to come.

Holiday prints 1 1/2″:

Holiday prints 7/8 inch:

Everyday Prints 1 1/2″

Everyday Prints 7/8 “

We will also carry special “limited edition” selections throughout the year.  And our holiday bands will change seasonally.  We would love suggestions and would be happy to work with you.  Group discounts will be available for larger quantities.  Feel free to contact us with any special requests and we will do our best to accommodate.   (Psst….coming soon very special “mouse” and “kitty” prints will be available.)  Keep up with us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates.


In addition to Happy Bands we will also carrying a selection of Runner Decals, because we love them and they are a lot of fun!  Those decals are in process and should be on the Etsy page by next week

Peace Runner Girls     (various colors)                                                                                                                                         Large ” i run for cupcakes” decal