Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sweat? Hair?

 Do you hate sweat? Do you hate your hair in your eyes?  Let's be real, I hate how sweat pours down my face during a run leaving my hair stuck to my face. I also hate when the wind is horrible and I have hair wisps in front of my eyeballs, it's so annoying! Do you have these problems too???

Have you ever heard of bondi band?   

Bondi band is an awesome company that makes colorful and creative workout headbands to fit various personalities and workout activities. They are super stretchy and breathable material, so comfortable! 

They also donate 10% of their profits to a charity. Last year they donated to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Another reason to love Bondi band! They do such awesome things!

They gave me the opportunity to review "Put on your big girl panties and RUN"

 i LOVE this!! It is so comfy and keeps my hair away from my face! These are awesome!!! They are very light weight, made of wick material and draw moisture away from the face. They have so many logos, colors, pictures and you can even design own headband!

Guess what?

Bondi band has given me a headband to GIVEAWAY!!!! WAHOO!! "Running is my Therapy" is the headband I will be giving away.

If you want a chance to win, here are the ways...

1) Like my facebook page

3) Tweet me on Twitter @ Sarahsmithstorm

4) Leave a comment down below telling me why you want to win and your email address.

5) Shoot me an email @ sarahsmithstormdotgmaildotcom

6) Click "join this site" on the right side bar for future blog posts!!

If you like their headbands and want to stock up, they also sent me the following coupon codes:
*Enter coupon code ONE at checkout to buy three headbands and get a fourth free
*Enter coupon code FIVE at checkout to get five headbands for $25 

The coupon codes are only valid on headbands.

You can also check out Bondi Band on Facebook and Twitter.

Good luck!

Winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced Saturday Feb 4 !

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tag, You're IT!

So, I got tagged in a blog post by Lori over at At Home on Brooklyn 
 and I couldn't just ignore being tagged in a post, plus I think it is kind of fun, so I am going to go for it!!

Rules: 1 Post these rules
2: You must post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you've tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

 11 Random things about me...

1) I have been skydiving!  I love and seek adventure in life.

2) I secretly have always wanted to be a mail woman carrier. I think the little cars they drive are awesome.. Could you see me as a U.S. Postal worker?

3) At night, I can't sleep without a face mask on.. Seriously, it is bad news bears if I forget one over a vacation. I cannot sleep without one on.. 

4) I am a magazine freak! I love magazines! I love to look through them, cut out pictures, read articles for hours.. I will even pick up used ones from the library! Love magazines.

5) I am Disney ornament collector. Our entire Christmas Tree has all Disney ornaments, but my favorites are Tigger ones!  

6) I am a scrapbook hoarder. I love all things crafty, glittery and stickery.

7) Drew could drop me off at Barnes & Nobles , come back for me a week later and I still wouldn't have a book picked out.

8) I bite my finger nails. I wish their was a recovery group for this.. I have tried everything...

9) I would love to be a park sweeper or greeter at Disney World.

10) I am the one girl who hates shoes.. I hate buying them.. I am not a shoe girl... Most woman I know, don't feel that way.. I just love my good ole Asics! 

 11) I will not sleep at night without a bra on. I am always freaked out a fire will happen and I don't want some fire man to have to see the girls.

 Questions from Lori:
1.  What is one book that everyone must read?  
Hopes Wish: This book is amazing. About a littler girl with Cancer and how God utilizes her cancer to grant hundreds of wishes for The Make a Wish Foundation.

2.  Favorite name for a boy? Ethan Michael Storm  Girl? Emily Mae Storm

3.  Favorite movie quote?
 Christmas Vacation:
Clark: We're kicking off our fun old fashion family Christmas by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important of Christmas symbols.
Audrey: We're not coming all the way out here just to get one of those stupid ties with Santa Clauses on it are we?
Clark: No, I have one of those at home. 

4. If you needed a rocking new outfit, which store would be your first stop?
 Probably Ann Taylor! I love their clothes, so expensive, but they fit me so well. Being short and petite, I have a difficult time finding clothes to fit right in all the right spots.. If you know what I mean?

5. What is one thing on your bucket list?
To run the Disney Marathon

6.  Favorite sports event/team?
Honestly, I am not a huge sports junkie, but I would love to go to  Detroit Tigers game or Red Wings game.

7.  Where is your dream vacation destination?
 Would love to go to Hawaii.. It has been a dream of mine for a while.

8.  What movie can you watch over and over and over?
Christmas Vacation... I love that movie.. Could watch it again and again.. I don't know why.. Just love it..
9.  Favorite Word? Bummer  Least Favorite? 'We gotta talk" that is three.. dread those words..

10.  Boots or Heels? Neither: Flipflops!

11.  Other than your current profession, what profession would you most like to pursue? Being a stay-at home person. I am such a home body. I always want to be home!! Home is where the heart is! 

Questions for my friends???
1) What is one childhood secret you never told your mother?
2) What is your idea of a romantic date?
3) Would you rather spend a whole day shopping or cooking?
4) What is your favorite vacation spot?
5) If you could eat only 1 kind of food for the rest of your life, what would you eat?
6) What is your dream job?
7)If you were to be remembered for one thing, what would you like it to be?
8)  If you could re-live a day of your life again, which would it be and why?
9) If you were given a $1000 gift card, where/how would you spend it?
10) What piece of clothing is a staple in your wardrobe?
11)  What is the weirdest food you have eaten?

People I'm Tagging

When a Woman Let's go of her Fears

Are you looking for a new Bible Study for your small group? Look no further, I have just the Bible Study, "When a Woman Let's go of her Fears."   The book retails for $13.99

This book contains small chapters with questions at the end of each chapter. The chapters are short, biblical and thought provoking. Author, Cheryl Brodersen shares her own unique experiences in dealing with fear. She is very encouraging to the reader. This book isn't something you can pick up and read in one sitting, but rather take a couple of months reading a chapter or two a day. 

Fear can be controlling, crippling, and down right depressing, but Cherly takes the reader though their own journey leading to overcoming fear and finding ultimate peace in their life. This book has been especially challenging and helpful during my own personal season of life. I appreciate how scripture is referenced appropriately and used in a manner to encourage the reader. I can relate to the negative thoughts that manifest into fear. This book has allowed me to check my thoughts before allowing them to manifest into something more than they need to be.

To download a chapter, go Here!! Thank you Harvest House Publishers for allowing me to review this book! I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to give a positive review.

QOTD: Do you have some fears that need to be buried?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Did you grab it by the Long Horns?

Saturday evening we had the pleasure of spending some good quality "catch up" with our friends Clint and Laura! Clint and Drew were old roomies in college. Laura has been in cooking school and has recently graduated {cheers}. We are hoping the two of them can get married soon.. NO RUSH! Laura is looking for a job... So, if anyone needs a great chef or cook, I can hook you up! In the GR area, that would be even better, then they can be close to us!! (Clint for that matter)

Have you ever heard of a restaurant called Long Horn Steakhouse???
I have never heard of it, until Clint suggested it and I thought why not give it a whirl. The mood was just right and the menu has several options. Steak, fish, chicken, baby back Ribs, soups, salads, delicious baked bread and desserts are just many of the options one could have while dining at Long Horns Steak House. The restaurant was very clean, calming and great service. I was very please with our experience! 

More importantly, Drew and I had a great time catching up Laura and Clint. We haven't seen Laura since our Wedding. It was nice to be able talk with her and see what things she is doing. We compared our latest Disney trips and found out that the two of them are pin trading, Disney Geeks! I love it!!!! Overall, we had a great time and look forward to getting together real soon..

QOTD: What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Healing is one step towards victory

I've debated back and forth in my head about what I would post for today. Blog posts come easier some days than others. Some posts force me to be honest with myself, while others allow me to be creative. This post is for me.

Yesterday, I ran 4.5 miles and I could care less about my time. What people don't understand is that every mile is a victory. Every time I complete a training run, I feel one step closer to being seizure free. Running never used to be a big deal for me, but now, it feels like a mile stone.

Epilepsy is a physical, functional problem that occurs in the brain.  An epileptic seizure is an unprovoked and unpredictable interruption of a person's daily life. I don't like how Epileptics are stereotyped for being "crazy or possessed." Their is such a stigma today among the work force for people with Epilepsy. Although people are becoming educated about this neurological disorder, it continues to be something that isn't talked about. Personally, I have been in denial and have questioned so many things about being diagnosed with it. I continue to search for answers because cannot understand how an adult can have an onset of seizures.

Anyways, after my run, I got a very bad migraine, (which didn't use to happen until I started having seizures) which led me to giving myself an air shot in order to reduce the pain. I continue to believe God's healing over my body.

February 1st, will mark six months of being seizure free! A part of me believes I am healed and another part of me has a huge fear that, the seizures aren't over. Could the seizures be done? I hope so. 


The one thing I know for sure.. Running has everything to do with will power and it continues to give me hope that my body is healing.

Next week, I have a running giveaway, so stay tune!