Calling All SoCal Runners! {{Giveaways Galore}}


Let's do a quick link up with Abby and High Five for Friday, shall we?
1. Grandma D is in town. Woohoo! I cannot express how excited I am to have an extra pair of hands to help out during the day.

2. We are headed to San Diego this weekend. I can't decide between taking Marcus to the world famous San Diego Zoo, or Sea World. I'm taking a poll. Let me know in the comments which you think would be more fun!
3. While we are in San Diego I will also be running my second half marathon this year. I'm excited, anxious, and nervous about this run. I've been using a different method of training, and have had some coaching, so let's hope all goes well.
4. Marcus is spinning and jumping, and I find it to be absolutely hilarious.
5. I'm excited to be giving away a free entry to the Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5k in Fountain Valley, CA. The race is August 31, and goes towards an amazing cause - finding a cure for pediatric cancer. If you're in SoCal that weekend, want to get your run on, and want to do it for free, enter via the Rafflecopter below! We will be out of town that weekend, so sadly I won't be participating, but I'd love for one of you to run for free!
6. And, because I'm so excited for this weekend, I'm throwing in an extra high five. Don't forget to enter to win the 8 x 10 canvas print. Rafflecopter entry is below the race entry raffle.

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  1. I'm going to comment on all 6 of your posts. :) 1. Yay for Grandma D! I know you must be thrilled. 2. San Diego Zoo! I only say that because I have actually been there. However, since Marcus is a water bug he would probably like SeaWorld a lot. 3. Good luck and I hope this 1/2 is better than the random unorganized beach half you ran. 4. Adorable. 5. If I didn't live on the opposite end of the earth I would do that 5K with you.

  2. 1. AWESOME! Enjoy your weekend with extra help!
    2. Maybe I'm just zooed out from our many trips to our own zoo, but I vote Sea World.
    3. GOOD LUCK! I'm sure you'll rock it.
    4. That video cracks me up. I think I've watched it 5 times now. That's not creepy right?!
    5. Reason number 483902148390 why I need to come to Cali.. so we can run this 5k!
    6. Pretty excited about this giveaway.

  3. I have never been to Sea World, but we went to the San Diego Zoo. It was before kids, but I remember really liking it. I am a zoo snob, because St. Louis has one of the best zoos in the country. I think you would probably be okay either one you go too. I would go with the cheapest :)

    Good luck on your run!

  4. Here is my opinion on the San Diego Zoo... I think the Henry Doorly is waaaaaay better. Yes, the San Diego Zoo is cool, but I don't think it even compares to the Henry Doorly Zoo. Also, the San Diego Zoo is reeeaaally big. It would take you a really long time to see everything.

  5. Have fun this weekend & good luck on your race!!! I vote for Sea World :)

  6. We took MG to the SD Zoo a month before Caleb was born and it was a bust! She was more interested in running around and did not really pay attention to the animals and she loves animals. Matthew and I agreed that it was more trouble than it was worth.

  7. I've heard that the San Diego Zoo is one of the best zoos in the country, but I've never been there so I can't really say. Of course, I've never been to Sea World either. (Yes, I live 2 hours away from the Sea World in Orlando and I've never been there. Shame on me.)

    So, basically, this is a really long way for me to say I have no idea which one you should go to, but I hope you have a great time at whichever one you choose!

  8. Awesome that your mom is there again!! I think you guys should go to the zoo! One of my students went there a couple weeks ago and saw a BABY PANDA. I think you should go just for that :)))

  9. I vote zoo!!! And sea world! Ha! YOLO! Ha! Good luck on your run! I know you'll do great!

  10. I'm not really sure why I entered in the 5k give away. Please disregard my entry?! gah..I need more coffee this am. :)