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25 Push-Ups for 31 Days: Conquering the July Challenge

CHALLENGE! 25 Push-Up in 31 Days!

My wife, Lauren, recently took part in the Joyful Miles Running Club Monthly Challenge. For the month of July, we challenged our followers to attempt at least 2 miles and/or 25 push-ups each day. She documented her daily progress, and the video can be seen here. She also kept a running diary of what she [...]

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My Happy Planner for 2018 Dopey Challenge Training!

My Happy Planner for Dopey Challenge Training!

Hello, my name is Laura and I’m a plan-o-holic! Seriously. We’re talking M.A.J.O.R. plan-oholic! I’ve been using planners for … oh, at least twenty years. I’m talking Franklin Covey, Day Timer, Day Runner, cheap ones from the Target Dollar Spot, and Filofax. Some have been very good, but none have truly met my needs. Enter [...]

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August’s Ultimate Coffee Date

Wow. August already! It must be because Bob and I are in the truck at this very moment, heading to the beach for a much-needed vacation. I’m super excited but a small part of me is discouraged … Today I’m linking up with Coco & Deborah, Got2Run4Me, and Confessions of a Mother Runner! If we [...]

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You know what warms my heart and makes me smile? When someone shares how Joyful Miles has inspired them to live a healthier life, making all of our hard work worth it. Well, the following guest post by Joshua Bierwiler has given us a lifetime’s worth of warm fuzzies and smiles. Keep reading to learn [...]

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Accountability Quest: Third Quarter Goals

Hmm, how did I do with my Second Quarter Goals? Well, I sucked. Big time. And it’s not that I haven’t been working hard. My daily to-do lists have been thoroughly attacked, but still, as far as my goals go, I hadn’t accomplished squat. Well, I did heal, thank God! That’s a major biggie! I’m so grateful [...]

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How to Quit Smoking: Extreme Style

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 [...]

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