My Race Ragz Review & GIVEAWAY!!!

Whoop Whoop! A review and a giveaway for YOU!!!

At the beginning of September I had an opportunity to connect with Jenny from MetamorFit through Fit Approach on Facebook as Sweat Pink Ambassadors. She recently joined forces with My Race Ragz; a pretty cool company that allows you to design your own running shirts.

My experience:

I have to say it was pretty easy to design the shirt …. once you chose the design you wanted!

There website is super easy to use and figure out how to design your shirt. They have over 700 designs you can choose from but have it set up in categories so you can easily find a theme and look for the best design that suits you. Categories like: 5k, 13.1, Bike, Grandparents, Kids, Maternity, Love to Run, Men/Women, Ultra etc.

They give you a lot of choices when designing your shirt: shirt style (long, short, v-neck); different fonts, colours and framing around your chosen design; all on a white moisture wicking shirt.

A few examples of designs:

my race ragz pipers run

images from MyRaceRagz

After looking through all the designs, I finally chose one that felt close to home:

Piper's Run - this is how I roll

Front: I chose “This is how I Roll” with a few extra flowers around the outside. These days I don’t get to run on my own very often and usually have baby Hilary in our jogging stroller. I thought it was fitting.

Back: I got “Piper’s Run” as I wanted to share my blog name with people. I really should have added the URL to my blog but I just wasn’t sure at the time of order.

I’m really hoping the weather is nice this weekend as I’m running a 5k at the Valley Harvest Marathon. It would be awesome to wear this shirt!


Two thumbs up (okay, one thumb up but only because I’m taking a selfie)

The shirt arrived in pretty good time considering I live in Canada and it had to go through customs etc. When I opened the package I fell in love with it right away. The fabric was nice and soft, the graphics are awesome, the colours are pretty vibrant and it felt really good on. So good that I could have worn it all day.

Their sizing is spot-on! After having two children you never know what size you’ll be and I didn’t want to have something that was too small or too big.

I chose the v-neck style as I don’t like anything up around my neck when running. It will be awesome in the spring/summer/fall here in Nova Scotia but I could also wear it under a long-sleeved shirt and jacket in the winter time. Yeah, I like to run in the winter 🙂  I plan on wearing it when I workout at home too… it’s not just for running.

Overall, I really love this shirt. It such a fun way to express who you are and what you do through running (biking, triathlon etc). I would totally recommend designing your own shirt and wearing it for running, walking, biking, at the gym etc.

Now your turn:

Please note – you need to live in the US to enter this contest.

Sorry fellow Canadians, we have to sit this one out.

Now to enter please click on this link –> a Rafflecopter giveaway <–


The contest is open Oct 8/13 to Oct 13/13. A winner will be selected, contacted and announced on this blog.

A big thanks to My Race Ragz Website and Jenny from MetamorFit Blog for providing me with an opportunity to review your products and provide a giveaway to my readers. 

Please note: I was not paid to do this review, these are my own thoughts and experience with My Race Ragz. 

Good luck!

Anna from Piper’s Run……this is how I roll 🙂

Thinking Outside The Sandbox Family – Giveaway

As I mentioned in my last post I am now contributing to Thinking Outside The Sandbox – Family. My first post was about Feeding a Family Multiple Meals. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’d know my husband is a vegan and my daugther’s and I are not…..which can make for interesting meals….sometimes.

TOTS – Family is having a little giveaway and I know you all like giveaways, so here are the details. You can see my profile at the bottom in the “Family Team” and can read my bio there 🙂 Good luck!

Thinking Outside The Sandbox: Family Launch Giveaway

June 14 – 28th 2013

Prize: Ju Ju Be Giga Be Laptop Bag – Fuchsia Blossoms – Retail Value $100.00 Entry form (link) at bottom of post.

I have this exact bag and it is great. The shoulder strap is very comfortable (even with my 17″ laptop in it). The frond pocket holds my power cord, mouse, pens and water bottle with no problem.


Product Description: Look extra smart while you’re on the go with the Ju Ju Be Giga Be Laptop Bag – Fuchsia Blossoms. The most intelligent laptop/tablet/smartphone/portable workstation carrier around, this bag handles everything. Gusseted tech pocket holds your wireless mouse, cell phone,business cards, pens, SIM cards, thumb drives and lip gloss just to name a few. There’s a handy spot to clip your keys so you never leave them at the coffee shop again. And when it comes to your electronics, this bag stays cool. BeCool Venting Technology is a perforated foam and breathable lining that lets your laptop breathe when it goes in there hot. Corners are cushioned with an extra layer of shock absorbing foam. A unique zipper lip actually holds your computer in, even if you forget to zip it up… oops! In any case, Giga Be is super smart!

Prize: $50 Gift Card


Nothing is more convenient then online shopping. Whether you need a new Mickey Mouse Face Shape Cookie Cutter, Xbox One Console or Kindle Fire. Amazon has you covered.

The Thinking Outside The Sandbox Team

jennie jessica mohammed

Jennie Bryant

Jessica Davis Mohammed Gandhi
Selkie Mum Bella and Charlie Designs Lil Helper
stephanie becky your modern family kerrie
Stephanie Kandray Becky M Kerrie McLoughlin
Housewife Mama Your Modern Family Make Money From Home
Jennifer Singer Anne a monthly contributor at Thinking Outside The Sandbox hannah
Jennifer Singer Anne Sweden Hannah Zephyr Hill Butt-Ons Cloth Diapers

Thinking Outside The Sandbox: Family Team

rebecca Kelly J melissa m
Rebecca Earl Kelly J Melissa M
Sugar Plum Sleep Co. A Mother’s Design Cloth Diaper Again
kelly r jennifer ripel erinn s
Kelly Reci Jennifer Ripel Erinn S
Kellys Thoughts On Things White-O-Coccoli 3 Sons Have I
anna sherwood tessa w
Anna Sherwood Tessa W
Piper’s Run Faithful One Designs
Click this Entry-Form for the Giveaway.
Good Luck!

#SweatPink Shoelace {Giveaway}

If I could choose one thing to do today it would be to go for the longest, hardest run that I could. My body is aching for a good long, challenge run. But at 37 weeks pregnant, it’s just not possible for me to do so – even though my mind is wanting to my body needs rest (at least that’s what my Dr. say’s). So a little prenatal yoga and little walks it is for me.

Just over a month ago I was lucky enough to join the Sweat Pink crew with Fit Approach as an Ambassador. Since becoming a sweat pink ambassador I moved into my third trimester of this pregnancy and have been limited to what workouts I can do 😦

You know, for a girl who’s pretty active (running at lunch time to fit one in, working out at home while our toddler sleeps and finding any excuse to walk a little more), it’s been pretty hard limited my “fitness” recently. But I know I’ll get back into a routine once this baby arrives and I’m feeling good to do so.

In the mean time, I have two sweet pairs of Sweat Pink “Pink Laces” to giveaway!!!

sweat pink ambassador

To win a pair of pink laces:

Leave a comment telling me how you get your “sweat pink” on AND why?

(Why are you active?)

I will pick two winners on Friday November 30th 2012 at noon (Atlantic Time Zone).

(Unless I am having our baby, then I will pick to random winners ASAP).

Open to those in Canada or US. Contest open for 1 week, winners chosen at random.


Check out my Blog Roll for more Sweat Pink Ambassadors


I have a few awesome Sweat Pink ladies guest posting this month and next. I’ll have one per week this month so be sure to check back and read their posts.

You can read the first two here:

Molly’s Motivation.

Are We There Yet? Running With Passengers

And check back for more Sweat Pink Ambassadors each week.

Cheers, Anna from Piper’s Run


Piper’s Run on Facebook

Piper’s Run on Twitter

Piper’s Run on Pinterest

Taste of Nature Winners


Time to reveal the winners of the Taste of Nature Bar giveaway. Again, a big Thank-You to Taste of Nature for supplying the bars. Drum roll…please…….( was used)

And the winners are:

Happy F it Mama from US 

Kola Bear Writer from Canada

Congratulations, you’ve got some delicious bars coming your way.

Please send me an email with your mailing address –

For those celebrating Easter – Happy Easter weekend.

We are off to the Zoo this morning!

I’ll have a my FLOW: Fitness Loves of The Week post a little later today.

Go Get Active!