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I can’t believe it, it’s over. The Chicago Marathon has come and gone and I’m sitting here reflecting on my journey and smiling so much.

I got an opportunity to run the Chicago Marathon as a bib race pro. It would be running as part of Team in Training a fundraising program for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I would be responsible for raising 1750 but Bibrave would help if I was short. I figured I would be short but was so surprised and just overwhelmed by how much my friends and family donated. I went above the minimum required. Remember this if you’re ever considering running for a charity. People are so generous.

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GoSili Reusable Straws: It’s Time for a Change

Disclaimer: I received Gosili Straws to review as part of being a BibRavePro. Learn more about becoming a BibRavePro (ambassador) and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write reviews!

About a month ago while scrolling through Facebook I came across a post about a sea turtle who had a straw stuck up its nose. There was a video of someone with pliers trying to gently pull it out while the turtle bled from his nostrils. It broke my heart. Many remember the scene in “Finding Nemo” where Crush answers how long do sea turtles live, 152 years! I think back 152 years ago, straws weren’t even invented yet. Now all these years later over 500 million straws are tossed out A DAY!!! [continue reading…]

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January Stories: What I Watched and Read!

Cross-posted on Write, Run, Rejoice

Wow, I’ve gotten behind with these monthly recaps, with my last one being in April! Our May was crazy. And June is now just a blur. It’s now 8:50 am on July 31st and my to-do list has grown to epic proportions, but I need some chat-time before getting back to work. Setting the timer now for 30 minutes, let’s do this.

Btw, can I say how much I’m loving Grammarly? It’s already found and corrected two errors thus far. Anyway, moving on to:

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you’re having an AMAZING summer and that you’re enjoying every single sunny day! Ours has been wonderful so far … and August is going to be FANTASTIC!! More on that later. For now, here are some announcements and chit-chats. 🙂

OOFOS Project Pink!

Not only have I been a HUGE fan of OOFOS sandals for a long time … they still top my list of best recovery shoe EVER … but I’m also grateful to OOFOS for thinking of Joyful Miles! Jackey has already blogged about her love for OOFOS in March and recently, we received gorgeous sandals to promote Project Pink!

For every pair sold on OOFOS.com, OOFOS donates 3% directly towards the Dana-Farber Breast Cancer Research team to support new medical breakthroughs!

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Disclaimer: I received a waived $100.00 registration fee to Team in Training for the Marine Corps Marathon race as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

I am OFFICIALLY IN for the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon!!! To all the wonderful folks who have made this possible through your generous donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through Team in Training, I can’t thank you enough. I’m honored and deeply touched by your support!

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Shady Rays Allure Sunglasses Review

Shady Rays Allure Sunglasses Review

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Shady Rays Allure Sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRavePro.  Learn more about becoming a BibRavePro ambassador check out BibRave.com to review, find and write reviews! 

I wasn’t going to do it. Nope, I wasn’t going to opt-in for any BibRave product reviews in July and August since I’m trying to take a summer hiatus in order to finish a novel, spend more time with family, chill, travel, etc. But then the opportunity to try Shady Rays sunglasses popped up.

Oh, Lawd. How I love sunglasses!

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