Thursday, July 11, 2013


Hey Girls Hey! 

First off, I wanted to thank all of you that commented on my plead for blog post topics last night on Instagram - follow me @darci_spear!  I've got them all down and I'm working out how to mesh some, etc.  I'm excited!  Yay!  See I always think that people don't care or want to know about the "personal" stuff in my life so I don't normally post too much about it, but I'm figuring out that this isn't necessarily the case! I love talking about myself so this is exciting to me!  I also am very excited to do a Q&A Vlog soon!  So if you have ANY question for me, and I mean ANYTHING, email me, or leave a comment!  :-)

Now, today I want to share with you an awesome opportunity to support a great cause and get your Fitness On...

My Girl, Sami from Simply Sami is organizing a FREE virtual 5k in honor of her late sister, Maggie!  Below is Sami's post with all the informations!  I'm signed up, who else is #running4maggie ?

Happy Thursday loves!! It is time to get all the details about the Running for Maggie Virtual 5k! Don't worry...if you emailed me, I am going to email you everything you will need by the end of the day Friday (tomorrow)!! If you want to participate, you can email me at!

To participate you must (please) email me and get on the list! 


Below is the Running for Maggie Race Bib. Print it out (right click on the picture and go to Print) and wear it during your 5k (3.1 miles) or just print it out to use for a picture after! You can print it off in any size you want; a 5x7 would probably work best. Write whatever you would like in the open space, maybe your name or whoever you want to dedicate your run too. I will also be emailing this out to everyone who emails me that they would like to participate!!!

Snap a picture of you with your race bib and post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (or all of them) using #running4maggie and I will post all the pictures to my blog and the Running for Maggie Facebook page so everyone can see everyone who participated!!

Do your 5k anytime during the week of August 5th to August 11th, and remember you can run and/or walk it! No times, no crowds, just a 5k to honor a beautiful life!

Bloggers – I know that you will be so excited about this….for participating you can win a FREE BLOG DESIGN by Hubby Jack! You must participate in the 5k & linkup and I will have Rafflecopter randomly pick someone!

(there is a Running for Maggie button at the top right of my blog if you want to grab it and put it on your blog for the rest of July!!)

Non Bloggers – For participating you can win a FREE Running for Maggie T-shirt or Tank! You must share your photo's using social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) and the hashtag #running4maggie to win!!!!!!

PS - IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A RUNNING FOR MAGGIE T-SHIRT, EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW! I HAVE TO TALK TO MY SHIRT GUY WHO IS ON VACATION....LUCKY! I am thinking they will be around $20 with most (shipping and amount of shirt included in that) of that money going to the Foundation!

I invite you all to like the Running for Maggie Facebook Page. You can tag your pictures on Facebook or post them on the R4M wall! I cannot wait to hear about everyone’s 5k! Don’t forget to use #running4maggie and that you can now use hashtags on Facebook!

If you are not a blogger and want to share your experience on my blog, let me know! I can feature you on link up day! :)

Please remember if you have any questions at all, email me at and thank you to everyone for participating!

For those of you who do not know, I started Running for Maggie as a way to raise money for the Maggie Bertram Foundation for the Fine Arts. Running has helped me not only become more active, but has helped me cope. Maggie died in March of 2012 in a tragic car accident. Her smile, vibrant personality, ability to make you laugh at anything, how she loved, the bear hugs and how she cared are missed by more than just her family. She was a talented dancer, artist and musician. Running is more to me than just losing a few pounds, it is my way to remember Maggie and keep her memory alive.

If you would be interested in donating to the Maggie Bertram Foundation for the Fine Arts, please contact me at and I will get you all the details. Remember every little bit counts! Also - check to see if your company has a gift matching program! My goal is to raise $1000!!!!

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  1. Thank you so much girl!! This means so much to me!! <3

  2. Totally in! What a great reason to run!