Happy Sunday evening, lovelies, I hope you had an AMAZING Thanksgiving!
Ours was fantastic and I have so much to be thankful for! My wonderful husband and two boys, family and friends who love me unconditionally, my home, my health, the many places I’ve traveled to this year … including Paris, the miles I’ve run, the laughs I’ve had, for turning a fabulous 50-years-old this year, and for YOU!!!
I’m also thankful for getting a grip on my mental health and gaining clarity on the direction I want to go for my next 50 years! In order to do so, I had to take a step back from social media and Joyful Miles work for the past few months … my apologies, I just needed to catch my breath and focus on myself for a while.
Hey, lovelies, do you have a passion for sharing race experiences and testing new fitness products? Are you always on the lookout for amazing running communities to interact with and do you love the color orange? If so, then the BibRave Ambassador Program is now open for applications through Saturday, November 17th!
Hello and happy Halloween! I hope you’re enjoying a spookalicious day with lots of goodies and treats. Kimberly and I enjoyed divvying up all the goodies that were in the October/November The RunnerBox while resting in our hotel room before the Marine Corps Marathon!
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.
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…]
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:
Welcome to Joyful Miles! We’re Jackey and Laura, two runners and BibRave Pros who became great friends through runDisney events and share the belief that life’s too short to hide your crazy. Here’s where we chat about running, fitness, runDisney, healthy living, and enjoying life one mile at a time!
Today’s race did not go as planned. I had planned on running but I was sidelined instead due to injury, but such is life, it is what it is!! Instead, I had an amazing time cheering with my son, @cooper.bowers and I celebrated my free beer! Oh and #rnrsanantonio … I’ll be back next year for a re-do!! ❤️ #Bibchat #rnrbr #bibravepro #joyfulmiles #rnr #rnrsa #teamsparkle (at San Antonio, Texas) https://www.instagram.com/p/B50tBEnnPzv/?igshid=19v3no77aa3nf
MAJOR congrats to @kimboslice219 and everyone who took on the 2019 @RunRocknRoll San Antonio Half or Full today, you are ROCKSTARS!!!!! #bibchat #rnrbr #bibrave #joyfulmiles #teamsparkle #rnr #rnrsanantonio #runrocknroll (at The San Antonio River Walk) https://www.instagram.com/p/B50p0QkHz6A/?igshid=m81qnwrcn480
GREAT expo today for the @runrocknroll San Antonio!! Getting my bib and shirt was easy peezy, there was lots of great merchandise and photo ops plus many vendors. I’m bummed about not being able to run tomorrow with @kimboslice219 (darn foot pain,) but I can’t wait to cheer everyone on!! 🎉❤️ #bibchat #rnrbr #bibrave (at San Antonio, Texas) https://www.instagram.com/p/B5yrdY_H-3a/?igshid=xgtgdlrtglzh