"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or gazelle - when the sun comes up, you'd better be running."
- Anonymous

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

WeekEnd Round-Up 11/23

Well I have been M.I.A because I am getting ready for Thanksgiving we have lots of family coming in so this weeks WeekEnd Round-Up is late (cause I forgot all about it) and is very incomplete but I did find some great giveaways that I have linked and figured I would post.

So I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving I will be back on next week. :)

Great things going on in the blogworld

(If you posted a race report, have a giveaway going on and would like it linked let me please let me know)


Zaneta over at Runner's Luck is organizing a card swap sounds like fun right?? so head on over and sign up.


Running through life: Nathan Fuelbelt 11/28
Setting You Free: 8G Ipod Touch 11/24
Quadrathon: LA Half Marathon Entry Fee 11/24
Running Diva Mom: Dirty Runner Tech Tee 11/27
Running Diva Mom: Lift Your Sole Prize Pack 11/30
Running Diva Mom: Inspired Endurance 11/27

Have a Wonderful Week and Happy Running & Eating!!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

WeekEnd Round-Up 11/15

Great things going on in the blogworld
(If you posted a race report, have a giveaway going on and would like it linked let me please let me know)

*Race Reports ( I will continue to add them in until Tuesday so be sure and check back)

I Run, You Run
Wife,Mother, Runner
Running With Whit
Meals and Miles
I am Boring


From Stilettos 2 Sneakers is having a raffle as a final push to reach her goal for Team In Training. Today is the last do get your entries in to help for a good cause and a chance to win some pretty nice gear. Ends 11/15

Zaneta over at Runner's Luck is organizing a card swap sounds like fun right?? so head on over and sign up.
Amanda at Run to the Finish is starting up a Holiday Bootie Buster challenge which will run Nov. 20 -Jan. 7 a good challenge to keep motivated through the holiday season.

Running Off at the Mouth: Sigvaris Recovery Sock 11/20
The Blue Eyed Runner: Sof Sole 11/16
Early Morning Run: Lulemon bag full of goodies 11/16
Keep in Keeping On: Inspired Endurance 11/18
Running Diva Mom: Fluid Flair 11/21
Chasing Atalanta: Brooks Nightlife 11/27
And Her Little Dog Too: Allied Running Medal Hanger 11/20
IlaxStudio: Under Armour Compression Shirt 11/17

Have a Wonderful Week and Happy Running!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

30 Days of Thanks Days 12, 13 &14

Day 12: I am thankful for playdates

Day 13: I am thankful for the time my husband spends with the kids, though to be honest I wish he would have chosen a calmer activity like Candyland but to each his own

Day 14: I am thankful for Hallmark channel during November and December. I love love love me some cheesy christmas movies.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1. 30 Days of Thanks Day 11:Three things I am thankful for today my Nalgene waterbottle, RW magazine, and the elliptical machine at the gym.

2. Since we are trying to get a smaller bunk beds for two of my daughters I asked my oldest to clean out under their bed and closet so we could get their room organized little did I know when I walked into their room that they were well on their way to earning a spot on a future episode of Hoarders so would anyone like to guess what's on the plan for today??

3. How connected are your kids?? My 12yr. old daughter has on separate occasions has asked for a twitter and facebook to both my husband and I told her no, which I assume translates in preteen to my parents suck which in all honesty is okay with me. It's just I couldn't think of a negative in her not having a fb or twitter but I could think of a few downsides to her having one, if that makes sense. so I am just wondering when do you think it is an appropriate age for a young adult to be on fb or twitter?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday & 30 DOT Days 9 &10

Yesterday I was thankful for nightly reading time with my daughters.

Today it was for clean bathrooms... ( I hate cleaning the bathroom but love it when there clean so in order to love my bathrooms again I did a full cleaning cleared cabinets, wiped down door, walls and baseboards the whole shabang.

and for a stir fry being a quick and easy meal that I can throw together on days like today where I realize I haven't pulled out or planned anything for dinner at 3 pm.

Monday, November 8, 2010

WeekEnd Round-Up 11/8

Day 8

I am thankful for daylight savings this morning since the sun was up at 6:30 it was very little hassle to get all the girls up and moving


Pic of the Week:
After month's of watching my broccoli plant grow finally, finally there looks like we might actually have broccoli. :)

This Weeks Workouts: 9 miles running/walking, 10 miles stationary bike, soccer with the girls.

Great things going on in the blogworld

(If you posted a race report, have a giveaway going on and would like it linked let me please let me know)

*Race Reports ( I will continue to add them in until Tuesday so be sure and check back)

You Run? No, really, you run
Running Tales
Planet Ynnep Running
Make a Run for it
[Kittzy] Lifestyle Change
Blissful Runner
Runner's Luck
Run this Amazing Day
Making Healthy the Norm
I've got a couple dent in my fender, got a couple rips in my jeans...


Miles, Muscles & Mommyhood: Yurbuds 11/11
The Hungry Runner Girl: Favorites Giveaway 11/10
Running Diva Mom: Chobani Yogurt 11/14
Running Diva Mom: Sarah Jane Design running necklace 11/14
(Just) Trying is for Little Girls: CrazyDog Tshirts 11/12
Fit Moms Blog: Fluid Flair Tee 11/11
Running Diva Mom: Go Headband 11/17
If I can't convince you..: Punk Rock Racing T-shirt 11/9
Java Joggers: Nathan Reflective Sleeves 11/9

The winners of the Amazing Grass Giveaway are...

#27 sTyliSH1 your can find her at Fork you! No, Fork You!!


#16 Heather find her at The Crazy World of a Running Mom

Congratulations ladies please email me at erica_haggins@hotmail.com with your shipping information so I can pass it along to the people at Amazing Grass.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

30 Days of thanks - Day 7

glitter - http://www.sparklee.com

I am thankful for Sundays because it is the one day of the week were getting dressed is optional pj's all day is perfect fine with me. It's just time spent at home without schedules or anywhere to be .

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thankful 30- Day 6

Today I am thankful for two things first I am thankful for child sized sinks, it can be a pain having to hold my younger children on at a time up to the sink, while helping them get hand soap and holding/pressing or swiping to make the water come on (depending on the sink), so sadly seeing this kid friendly sink made me way more happy than it probably should have. :)

and second I am thankful for Pumpkin Spice Creamer it's my favorite of the holiday flavors and I have been on the lookout for it since it was released beginning of Oct. and today finally got my hands on some.

What are you thankful for today?

30 Days of Thanks- Day 5

A little late but but yesterday I was thankful for slumber parties...

Maybe it's just my girls but fighting amongst one another seems to be their favorite hobby so when they decided to have a slumber...all of them, together in one room and actually agreed on the movie and stayed the whole night without disagreeing, arguing or yelling it's moments like those that make me happy... and gives me hope that there may be a day when they will be each other's biggest supporters and best friends is that to much to hope for??

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 4

Today I am thankful for morning walks/runs with Kayla

After dropping 3 of my girls off at school for approx. 4 hrs each morning it is just me and Kay. She is my morning running partner, today my run turned out to be a walk cause Ms. Kay felt like getting out of her stroller and stretching her legs a little bit

Kay's mad face, or so she says

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday & A Thankful Day 3

Today I am thankful for pizza night, having a family of six on one income we don't eat out very often and I honestly don't mind and majority of the time like making dinner but when we do eat out I greatly appreciate the break from cooking and cleanup. :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

30 Days- Days 1 & 2

So like a ton of other people I am taking part in posting 30 Days of Thanks, thanks to Krista at Always a Reason to Run and for that I will make her my...

Day 1

From the Always a Reason to Run blog:

"Last year, during the month of November, I completed 30 days of Thanks on my blog. I am going to start it up again today. Everyday during November, I am going to post about one thing I am thankful for: it can be serious, silly or simple. I have so many reasons to be grateful; I want to share the gratitude. I invite you to try it on your blog, too."

All to often I get caught up in life and sometimes to busy to notice the little or even big things that are worth stopping, appreciating and being grateful for and I am Thankful that Krista has put together a way that if even for a short period time, everyday I will take a minute and reflect on how blessed I am.

Day 2

My day two will be no lines at the post office, it seems like everytime I mean everytime no matter what time I go to the post office there is a line and rarely is it a short line but today I was in and out of the post office packages mailed, book or stamps in hand in under 5 mins.

Monday, November 1, 2010

WeekEnd Round-Up 11/1

Pics of the Week: The Good and the not so good. The Good, I got my new Nalgene Multisport water bottles and me likey :). The Not So Good, a stalk of my pepper plant broke off because of the weight of the peppers it was holding so I have about 8 peppers that are not ripe enough to eat ( i know this cause I tasted one, umm not so good) so I think i will save the seeds and take away from it the lesson that with peppers I need to either stake them up or use some sort of tomato cage for support. :(

This Weeks Workouts:

This weeks workouts consisted or 1 step class, 4 miles on the treadmill & 6 miles on the elliptical.

Great things going on in the blogworld
(If you posted a race report, have a giveaway going on and would like it linked let me please let me know)

*Race Reports ( I will continue to add them in until Tuesday so be sure and check back)

Running Diva Mom
A Catholic Domestic Engineer
Mom Running from Cancer
Getting Stronger, Burning Fat
Chasin' Bunnies
Racing It Off
...Just Me and My Running Shoes

Raffles, Fundraisers, Challenges etc.


fANNEtastic Food: Mighty Leaf Tea 11/2
Running to Health: CEP 11/3
Running Diva Mom: Vital ID's 11/5
Rust Belt Runner: Drymax 11/7
Rust Belt Runner: Road ID 11/7
Gotta Love Triathlon: Gloves,Hat, Reflectors, Socks 11/7
Happy with 13.1: Injinji, Rocktape,PB2 & more 11/5

The Winner of the ALO Sports Bra Is..
comment #3 Dash from Dash's Bites

Congratulations please email me at erica_haggins@hotmail.com with your shipping address and bra size so I can pass the information along to the company. Thanks to everyone who entered.

Have a Wonderful Week and Happy Running!!!