Disney September 2011 Sneak Peak

 

Good morning everyone! I spent yesterday hanging out with my family, watching football, and loving on my puppies. I have either caught a cold, or am dealing with some serious allergies. I got some meds yesterday and spent the day on the couch so hopefully I will be fine!

Today’s agenda includes unpacking, laundry, and repacking for Disney’s Wine and Dine! I leave on Wednesday. Crazy, huh? I am so excited to work this event! I will be there through Sunday, if you are at the event please stop by the Running Skirts booth to check out the new fall prints!

Ok, so I know you all want to know who won the raffle prize packs, right? First of all a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated and got me one step closer to my goal. I haven’t quite reached it (you can donate here) but hopefully I will in the next couple of weeks!  If you will remember, I had two prize packs up for grabs. The winners are as follows:

Grand Prize: Ros from Life’s a Wheeze

Runner Up: JoLynn Barnhill

Please e mail me at runningwithsass@gmail.com to claim your prize packs! Thanks so much guys, with your help, we really are making a difference!

Ok, so let’s move on to Disney! Today I am just going to give you a sneak peak of the first day of the trip. We left Friday after Bobby got off work and drove halfway, got up Saturday morning and got to Disney after lunch. When we checked in, our room was ready, and we were lucky enough to get the room right below the one we had for our Honeymoon at the Grand Floridian!

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oh, what is that out the window?

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EEEKKK!

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We were stoked to get this awesome room!

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Here is the rest of our panoramic view:

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Before long we realized we hadn’t had lunch yet. Oops. The excitement of Disney will do that to you I guess! We headed to the concierge lounge for some snacks.

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aaannnddd because I am not feeling well and have a million things to do I am going to totally leave you hanging at a really random point in the day. Sorry guys! That just means you have to come back. Ha!

QOTD: What is the best “room with a view” you have ever had?

Rock On

 

Rock on!!! Yesterday, in the mail, I was pleasantly surprised to get this little beauty:

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I got this for completing 2 Rock n Roll events in a year. I will be running Rock n Roll Savannah, so I will get another medal as well after that one, woot! I love me some bling! I can’t wait to hang it up on my new sport hook rack! (If Bobby would ever hang it up. ahem….)

Yesterday, I did a lot of catching up on household things I neglected over the weekend, like dishes. oy. It was nice out, so I opened the window, and Bella enjoyed her perch for the morning.

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Mommy, the birds want me to come play tag with them.

I did level 1 of 6 weeks to 6 pack too. I honestly haven’t done this video since May when I completed the full 6 week program. I got SO burnt out on it, I didn’t want to even look at the cover of the DVD box! I also did some foam rolling and stretching, which I neglected this weekend.

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Oh, Jillian, don’t look at me like that.

Today it is back to the gym and back to the run for me. I have to head to my parents house later this week for something, so I plan on doing my long run there for a change of scenery. Will be interesting! I feel like I am starting to gain a little bit of speed. My IT band still hurts like the dickens after a long run, but seems to do ok during my runs, so hopefully it will hold up for me. It is usually just sore right after I run and is gone the next day. Weird.

Ok, more laundry awaits. I can promise you I won’t be doing any of this:

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In case you didn’t know, I despise ironing. Really. It’s way too much work for something that’s just going to get wrinkled when I sit down. I do it only when absolutely necessary. If I iron for an event you are attending, then you can rest assured I think you are really really special.

Don’t forget to enter my raffle for Team in Training. it is only $5.00 to enter, remember every little bit helps, and you could win a GREAT prize pack! There is also a runner up prize pack, so two chances to win!

QOTD:- Have you run any Rock n Roll races? If so, which ones?

– Do you like to iron? Some people actually love it, which does not compute in my brain.

Win More Stuff!

 

Hi everyone! I am SO excited today! I have been working for a couple weeks now with some companies who have graciously agreed to sponsor/send items for my blog raffle benefitting Team in Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. If you will remember, Running Skirts was the awesome and generous headliner of my last raffle, as well as some amazing others, and it went really well! Well, I still am not quite to my goal, and would LOVE for you to help me raise money for cancer research. So, today, I present to you, round two! There will be TWO winners. A grand Prize/prize pack winner, and a runner up.

Here are the things that will be in the GRAND PRIZE winner’s prize pack:

Running Chics long sleeve shirt. This shirt is amazingly soft and comfy! I got a Medium, and it is a great length with a good sleeve length. It’s not thick and heavy which I like, and it has the great Running Chic’s logo on the front AND on the bottom of the back! I have a feeling I will be in this baby all fall and winter!

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Sport Hook 5 medal display. Your choice of ANY 5 hook display! They sent me this Rock N Roll one, and I lllooovveee it! Now I can display my Rock n Roll medals proudly on their own hooks! It comes with the wall mount screws, easy peasy to install!

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Go Sport ID has donated their Go Sport ID inspire AND ALL 8 colors of interchangeable bands to mix and match! (This is heaven for someone like me who likes to be color coordinated on my run!)

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Go Sport ID T-shirt (I don’t have a picture but I am sure they are really cute!)

Attune foods has donated 2 boxes of their super yummy cereal (they were amazing sponsors at Healthy Living Summit!) AND their super cute go-bowl. The bowl is BPA-free, made of recycled yogurt cups, and has a screw top lid for easy closure and security.

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Lift Your Sole was kind enough to donate this beautiful necklace that says “”focus on the journey, not the destination.” LOVE it! You will also get your necklace in this cute bag, and you will get a Lift Your Sole magnet.

*Also, exclusively for RWS readers, Lift Your Sole is offering FREE SHIPPING right now, for YOU! Simply enter the code  TNTfreeshipping when you check out! Sweet!

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Team in Training reusable bag, pen, cup, and bracelet

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(NO Bella, you can’t take that…you haven’t donated yet!)

BIC Bands has donated this leopard band. Not to mention, in the month of August they did an awesome thing by donating one dollar from every purchase to TNT!

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RUNNER UP PRIZE PACK

-GO sport ID bracelet and 8 color bands (same as above)

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GO sport ID t-shirt (same as above)

Lift Your Sole necklace of this cute runner girl. It has a metal clasp on the back.

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-assortment of GU/fuel from ME!

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-running warehouse reusable bag and sticker

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Holy Prize packs!!! That is some serious awesomeness that you can win, for as little as                      FIVE DOLLARS! How do I enter you ask? here is how the “entries” will break down.                         Go to our team homepage to donate.

$5.00 = 1 entry

$10.00 = 3 entries

$15.00 = 5 entries

$20.00 = 7 entries

$25.00 = 10 entries

If you give anything above $25.00 I will give you an extra entry per dollar, so say you give $27.00 you would get a total of 12 entries. Also, PLEASE leave me a comment after you donate so I can keep track easier and match people up more efficiently. Thanks yall!

There are another couple of ways to get extra entries AFTER A MANDATORY $5.00 or more DONATION! You will not get entries if you do the following things but do not donate.

1.) retweet or post on your blog about my raffle ( on entry for each, link back here in your comment so I can check it out, please!) (@runningwithsass)

2.) become a follower of my blog (tell me so in a comment)

3.) Become a fan of my Facebook fan page.  (tell me so in a comment)

Once again, click on the link to go to my donation page and let the fun begin! This raffle will go until Sunday, September 25, at 8 pm central. I will pick winners using random.org and will post winners on Monday morning, September 26th.

Please remember this money is going to cancer research. Everyone I know has been affected by cancer in some way, so let’s find a cure! (and win stuff in the process, right?) Thanks for having a giving spirit, EVERY little bit helps! Your donation matters and is important to me and to every person out there right now battling this disease.

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Just in case your head hasn’t exploded yet from the awesomeness that is my raffle, you can catch up on this weekend’s posts below:

When the World Stopped Turning

Happy Together

Friday Favorites: CWX Tights

Yardwork Deserves Cobbler

 

Another Weekend has come and gone. I am sad, but at the same time, excited because some fun things are going on soon at RWS! First of all, soon, I will be hosting ANOTHER raffle for TNT and the Leukemia and Lymphoma society!!! I am working on an all-star lineup of prizes, so stay tuned!

Next, I will be going out of town in the middle of September, and I need YOUR help! I plan to pre-write a few posts for you for while I am gone, but also would love to feature YOU on RWS! Here on the blog, I am all about inspiration, hope, and determination. If you have a story to share, I would love to hear from you! How have you overcome adversity as it deals with health/eating/fitness? Send inquiries to runningwithsass@gmail.com about being featured here in September!

Ok, so yesterday after church, Bobby and I headed to Lowe’s to get some things to spruce up the yard. At our old house, we had mulch in our rose garden and not only did the red contrast amazingly well with the green plants, but it really kept weeds away well and stayed a lot longer than pine straw. After pulling a million weeds, we realized we needed more pine straw….but then decided to use mulch, and get some black garden edger stuff to hold the mulch in place.

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Before

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After (sort of) we kinda grossly underestimated how much mulch we would need…yeah…

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But doesn’t it already look so good? I love that Bella looks like she is smiling in this picture! She was busy tormenting tree frogs.

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After finishing back there, we added more pine straw to the front (we spent an hour pulling weeds yesterday after our 10-miler.) So the yard is looking good for fall! While waiting to cool down, I decided to make a blueberry cobbler. We have a ton of blueberries and I didn’t want them to go bad, so cobbler it is! I used the same recipe that is on my recipe page for blackberry cobbler, just substituted blueberries!

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Paired with ice cream, well deserved after an afternoon of yard work!

QOTD: Do you reward yourself after a day of hard work?

*Don’t forget to enter my Rok Bands giveaway! You have until Tuesday night to enter!

Providence

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Hi friends! Michelle and I safetly made it to our hotel last night. I found a Starbucks while I waited for her to land!

Our hotel is so nice! We headed to Bed Bath and Beyond to buy bins for the Skirts And Then ate at Panera Bread at the beautiful mall attached to the hotel! Providence is so nice and so cute!

We are both zonked so I will try to post more tomorrow. Busy busy day coming up!

QOTD: what do you order at Starbucks?

please please enter my raffle! For a great cause and win cute running skirts gear! Http://runningwithsass.com/win-stuff/

Win Stuff!

 

Hey guys! It’s MONDAY! I know Monday is normally totally NOT fun, but here is why this one IS fun…you have the chance to win free stuff! As you SHOULD know, Bobby and I are training to run a half marathon in October with Team in Training. To help raise money for the cause, I have decided to host a raffle. All money will go directly to TNT. You can either donate online via our donation page, or mail a check to me addressed to LLS. (Please e mail me for more info about sending a check.)

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Ok ok so what can we win and what do we have to DO to win? Well, lucky for you there are several different prizes, so even if you don’t win the main prize you can still win goodies AND be helping an amazing cause!

The grand prize is a running skirt from runningskirts.com!!!!! WOW!!!! Such generous ladies over there willing to help out for the cause.  You will have your choice of color from IN STOCK skirts. If you have not seen how insanely cute these skirts are, you have got to check out the website. I have an awesome job. Seriously. It’s so easy for me to sell a product I believe in!

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(retail for $48-68)

The next prize for the second winner will be a pair of runningskirts.com compression socks!!! Your choice of color, purple, pink, azure, black, or white! These socks have a graduated compression, very cute and comfy, and make your legs very happy during or after a long run!

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(retail for $32)

The third prize for a winner will be a running skirts journal and water bottle! I have one of each of these as well, and let me tell you, there is just something about a hot pink water bottle at the gym. Smile The journal comes with a super cute pen as well.

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The fourth prize is actually two super cool and special items made by a very talented friend of mine. It’s a running headband and rhinestone transfer made by Crystal! Look how stinking cute this is!

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The transfer will probably say “13.1” in a cute font, and all you have to do is iron it on to a shirt, it’s really easy. She made my transfer for the Disney marathon, remember this?

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bling bling!

Ok, so this is how it’s going to go down:

$5.00 = 1 entry

$10.00 = 3 entries

$15.00 = 5 entries

$20.00 = 7 entries

$25.00 = 10 entries

If you give anything above $25.00 I will give you an extra entry per dollar, so say you give $27.00 you would get a total of 12 entries. Also, PLEASE leave me a comment after you donate so I can keep track easier and match people up more efficiently. Thanks yall!

There are another couple of ways to get extra entries AFTER A MANDATORY $5.00 or more DONATION! You will not get entries if you do the following things but do not donate.

1.) retweet or post on your blog about my raffle ( on entry for each, link back here in your comment so I can check it out, please!)

2.) become a follower of my blog (tell me so in a comment)

3.) Become a fan of my Facebook fan page.  (tell me so in a comment)

Once again, click on the link to go to my donation page and let the fun begin! This raffle will go until Saturday at 8 pm Central time, August 13. I will pick winners using random.org and will post winner on Sunday morning, August 14th.

I am so stoked about this! Please remember this money is going to cancer research. Everyone I know has been affected by cancer in some way, so let’s find a cure! (and win cute stuff in the process, right?) Thanks for having a giving spirit, EVERY little bit helps! Your donation matters and is important to me and to every person out there right now battling this disease.

Think of it this way: $5.00 is forgoing your morning Starbucks run for a day or two, or getting something out of the vending machine at work for a week. It’s that easy! You have the power to do some good. 🙂 Thanks guys, I know I can count on you!