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For some insane reason, I decided to do three half marathons in a row this spring: the Star Wars Half Marathon on April 22nd, the Ocean City Half on the 28th, and Frederick Half Marathon on May 6th. So now, I’m qualify for the Half Fanatics Uranus Level, since that’s three halves within a 16 day timeframe!

But oh my goodness, I was wiped out for a week afterward! I had a ton of fun, though, and rocked some negative split finish times:

  • Star Wars – 04:09:15 due to stopping for LOTS of pictures!
  • Ocean City – 02:07:28
  • Frederick – 02:03:27

And I absolutely love the Frederick Running Festival. In fact, the Twilight 5k was my very first 5k back in 2008! I went back and read my 2008 recap for poops and giggles. It cracks me up how I considered a field of 637 runners to be crowded race back then! Can you imagine the old me at a runDisney race with a field of 20k+? Oh how I’ve changed since then. [click to continue…]

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The Joyful Miles Podcast

This week Rob and Jackey recap their experience running in the Buffalo Marathon and Half-Marathon. Laura was supposed to be there, but she shares her story as to why she was not. She does, however, share her experience running the Frederick Half Marathon a couple of weeks prior. Thanks for listening, and have a joyful day!

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Global Running Day 2018

Our running shoes have magic in them. The power to transform a bad day into a good day; frustration into speed; self-doubt into confidence; chocolate cake into muscle.” – Mina Samuels, author of Run Like a Girl.

How awesome is the Global Running Day, when 217,929 runners, (and counting,) from 153 countries pledge to take part in a sport they love, running! From their website: [click to continue…]

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2018 Ocean City Island to Island Half Marathon Race Recap

Happy Sunday, everyone, today I’m sharing a recap of the 2018 Ocean City Island to Island Half Marathon! I first heard about this race three years ago while I was in Philadelphia for the 2016 Broad Street 10-Miler. Bob in Ocean City, Maryland searching for a fixer-upper condo or house to buy on the same weekend as the half and he called me to say, “Why are you in Pennsylvania, you could be running here!”

The race sounded like a lot of fun, so I put it on my to-run list. Because of my injury, last year’s race was a no go, although it was nice having most of the renovation work in our extreme fixer-upper complete. Things were looking good for 2018, though and I was happy when my son’s girlfriend, Kimberly, agreed to run it with me!  [click to continue…]

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The Joyful Miles Podcast

In this episode, Laura chats with her son’s girlfriend, Kimberly Vogt, who shares her experience as a first time half marathoner the day after they both ran the Ocean City Island to Island Half Marathon in Ocean City, Maryland. Laura’s video recap from this race will be available on our YouTube channel this weekend, so be sure to check it out!

Also, visit Kimberly’s Instagram for photos from OC and more.

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First off, to anyone who has left comments on previous blog posts or emailed me privately, I owe you a huge apology for responding late. That was a shitty thing to do. Yes, I said shitty. Because it was. And sure, I’ve been very burned out and busy this year, but that’s no excuse. So I promise to keep up from now on, starting with this injury update!

For those visiting because you’ve been diagnosed with a plantar plate tear, I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this tough injury! You’re in my prayers and I hope my experience is both helpful and hopeful. Here’s some previous posts I’ve written about my PPT. And if you haven’t already, DO NOT get a cortisone shot, okay? That treatment for plantar plate tears is outdated and can lead to your ligament being ruptured, so if your current doctor recommends this … get another doctor.

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