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Disney's Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend 2017 Race Recaps

Happy Friday, everyone! None of us Joyful Milers were able to do runDisney’s 2017 Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend. So instead, we had Gerald Reznick from the RezRuns YouTube channel join us for a Jammin’ on the Run chat about the 10k and half marathon!

Those who cannot do … host.

Enjoy, and if you have any questions about this race weekend, feel free to leave them in the comments below and I’ll find out the answer! [click to continue…]

5 Things I Loved about the 2017 Broad Street 10-Miler!

Well, let’s get this out of the way first. It sucked not being able to run in last weekend’s Broad Street 10-Miler in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It sucked watching the others leave for the race that morning and it sucked seeing their huge group photo with everyone wearing their medals afterward. Sucked, sucked, sucked.

But again. It is what it is. I rolled the dice on lottery day, hoping I’d be recovered by now. It didn’t go my way, but such is life and I WILL BE HEALED AND RUNNING THIS RACE NEXT YEAR, do you hear me, Universe? I will be healed and running and the weather will be amazing and I’m going to wear the cutest dang outfit you’ve ever seen. So let’s move on to happier things, shall we? Like … [click to continue…]


Easter Family 5k: A Runner’s Story | Guest Post

Easter Family 5k: A Runner's Story

Happy Thursday, everyone! I love a great running story. And when that story involves family? Even better! So when Jennalyn Jaeger, (who has the coolest name, right???) shared photos and the story behind her family’s yearly Easter 5k, I knew it belonged here at Joyful Miles. Jennalyn truly believes in the concept of enjoying life one mile at a time!

So enjoy and if you, too, have a great story to share, send it our way! [click to continue…]

Tune Tuesday: Songs My Son Sends Me

You know what I love? When my youngest son, Cooper sends me texts that say, “Hey, Mom, I thought you’d like this,” along with a video link of whatever song he’s digging now. I also loved it when he created a running playlist for me to listen to while training for the 2016 WDW Dopey Challenge. Maybe not every song was my favorite. But they made me think of him which never fails to put a smile on my face and pep in my step.

So today, I’m jumping into the Tune Tuesday Blog Link Up hosted by KookyRunner, Run Steff Run and Run With No Regrets with some Songs My Son Sends Me!  [click to continue…]


May Ultimate Coffee Date

May's Ultimate Coffee Date Blog Link Up

Happy Saturday, everyone! Today, I’m in downtown Philadelphia for the Broad Street 10-Miler expo. When the lottery opened, I took a chance and entered in hopes I’d be running by now.

That hasn’t exactly worked out.

It’s disappointing, but such is life. It is what it is. So let’s just grab some coffee and chat about other things!  [click to continue…]

How to Quit Smoking: Extreme Style

I used to smoke. A long, long time ago.

Growing up, everybody in my family smoked. My parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, older cousins, everybody. So for me, it wasn’t a matter of will I smoke, but when will I start? Which, of course, is complete bull crap seeing as how my brother never picked up a cigarette. But that was my excuse at age sixteen when I lit up a Marlboro Red snitched from my uncle for the first time.

I still can’t believe I didn’t get sick.

But I wish I did. Maybe then I wouldn’t have started a habit that I loved, needed, and hated for approximately twenty years. Nor would I have to go through one of my biggest battles in life:

Quitting. [click to continue…]