Keeping my Loves Healthy with Zarbee's Vitamin Drink Mixes

I work hard and I play hard. At home and on the road - you can find me doing both. I can manage multiple schedules, workouts, various projects, races, jobs and responsibilities just fine. What I forget to do everyday is take my vitamins. The rest of my family is guilty of the same. Zarbee's Naturals couldn't have come into my life at a better time. With my daughter just days away from moving to college, I have discovered a new way to make sure we all take vitamins no mater where we are. (This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.)

Zarbee's Invigorating Blend is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

Zarbee's Invigorating Blend is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

I have been drinking the Zarbee's Vitamin Drink Mixes everyday and sharing them with my co-workers and family. It feels good to be able to share something healthy and delicious, made with natural flavors & sweeteners (organic coconut sugar!), that is also gluten free and void of any drugs or alcohol.

The drink mixes feature handpicked, natural ingredients like ginger, chamomile and honey, and can be enjoyed cold or hot - depending on the variety. They come in 6 great flavors which vary from Multivitamins with Prebiotics to Immune Support supplements.

Everyone in my family has a huge aversion to vitamins in pill form. They always make us nauseous, and we always feel like we have to eat a huge breakfast to keep them down. Now we just mix the Mixed Berry flavored Multivitamin with Antioxidant supplement into water every morning and sip as we head out the door and drive to work, school or the gym. I've been able to drink my way to better health and stronger immunity at both my home and work offices.

I love the portability of the drink mixes! I can carry these in my bag or with my race gear on race days and know that I'm getting the goodness I need without having to read a complicated drink label. It's just water and natural ingredients. The Immune Support supplement contains Elderberry, which is a natural remedy that has been used for centuries. We all need to learn to take care of ourselves and #DrinkForYourself in order to take care of others.

I'm glad to know I can send my baby off to college with vitamins and supplements she will enjoy drinking.

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You can find Zarbee's Naturals exclusively at Target for $4 off until the end of September. Look for them in the cough aisle. It is the same trusted brand created by father and physician Dr. Zak Zarbock that we've all reached out to before when we - or our kids - didn't feel well. Check back on September 9th for a follow-up post on how #Zarbees is working for me and my family. This line of natural products is #MadeToMatter!

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runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Announced

Earlier today runDisney announced what the galaxy had long been waiting for: Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side at Walt Disney World in April 2016.

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In addition to the half marathon, there will be kids races, a 5K, a 10K and of course - a challenge! The Dark Side Challenge will have its own Death Star themed medal that will be awarded to runners after completing both the 10K and half marathons. If you partake in the Kessel Run Challenge - you're getting a Coast-to-Coast Millennium Falcon themed medal!

Important dates:

Registration opens September 22, 2015 to the general public. I'm still checking on DVC and AP early registration dates. Proof of time is due January 19, 2016. That's plenty of time to train hard and PR a local race!

Below is the schedule of events and registration prices:

runDisney Health & Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Saturday, April 16, 2016

Star Wars 5K $75
Epcot®
Friday, April 15, 2016

Star Wars 10K $110
Start: Epcot®
Finish: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Saturday, April 16, 2016

runDisney Kids Races $15 (dashes), $30 (1mile Run)
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Star Wars Half Marathon $199
Start: Epcot®
Finish: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Star Wars Dark Side Challenge $330
Walt Disney World® Resort
Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, April 17, 2016

Who's in?

San Francisco Giant Race 2015 10K Recap

Even though it is one of my favorite San Francisco races, I didn't know I'd be running The Giant Race until just 17 hours before go time. Life got the best of me and I completely forgot to register online. Lucky for me I have a great friend named Emelia, the owner of Half Crazy Mama. You can bet your sparkle skirt that a friend known as the Half Crazy Mama has TOTALLY got your back when it comes to race registrations! She took of care of me when I couldn't take care of myself and I am so grateful to her for getting me all signed up!

Traffic coming into the City from the South Bay was a breeze, but parking was another story. I exited 280 at 6:00am and was stuck in traffic leading into the parking lots for about 20 minutes. I've been running this race for a few years now and that has never happened. Because of being in a rush, Emelia and I never took our pre-race selfie, but we did start on time and that's all that matters! She ran the half and I ran the 10K.

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I'd been holding in my pee since about Daly City, but the port-a-potty lines were so long that when I did finally get a chance to stop I decided to not worry so much about my pace and focus a little more on having a good time and relaxing. At the 5K mark I logged into Periscope and began broadcasting. If you don't have the app, I recommend you download it if for nothing else but to watch me socially share things I would only usually FaceTime with my family. That's what Periscope is: FaceTime with the planet. It needs SO MUCH help and SO MANY upgrades, but it will do for now. Get it and follow me for some true crazy.

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What makes this race so special are the flat miles along the Embarcadero void of tourists and the finish line inside of the home of the SF Giants, the greatest baseball stadium in America. Seriously.

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The weather was great, the run was fun and the finish was as awesome as ever. After collecting my World Series replica ring medal, I made my way over to the field for more photos.

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Part of our race bling was a free Lagunitas IPA which I thoroughly enjoyed for breakfast.

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I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Elizabeth Falkner as she walked off the field. I'm a huge fan of her, her food, what she is doing for women in business/the culinary arts, all of her Food Network challenges and her kick ass hair! Such an honor to meet her after all she's done in SF. I had a total food nerd moment when I found out she was back supporting Project Open Hand and running the 10K.

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Then I saw my sweet friend Laura and we took our usual race selfie! I can't wait to see her again down at Disneyland for the half marathon.

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After all the fun I hopped in my car and drove home, where my honey had a glass of champagne waiting for me. I showed him my goodies and we enjoyed the rest of the day together.

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This year I ran the San Jose Giant Race and the SF Giant Race, but next year I am going to add the Scottsdale Giant Race as well.

Go Giants!