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Whether you’re new to the sport of running or a long-time fan, be sure to check out our collection of running and racing posts that will inform and inspire! If there’s a topic you’d like us to cover or if you have any questions, be sure to visit our contact page or email us: joyfulmiles1 at gmail.com

Happy running!

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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Orangetheory Review and Studio Tour

Orangetheory Fitness Review and Studio Tour

Happy Wednesday, everyone! There's been a lot of interest in Jackey's Orangetheory Fitness training experience, something she's been doing for seven months now with great results. She already wrote about her first Orangetheory Fitness First Month results back in January, but last week, she followed this up with an updated review and studio tour over [...]

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Jammin’ on the Run Questions & Answers

Jammin' on the Run Questions and Answers

Hey, everyone! I just put up our first Jammin' on the Run Question and Answer video over at our Joyful Miles YouTube channel. We answered a bunch of questions ranging from what my favorite editing software for videos is to our favorite Disney restaurants for before and after runDisney races. Be sure to check it [...]

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Summer Running Tips | Friday Five 2.0

Tips for Running in the Summer!

Ah, summer, sweet, sweet summer, bring on the lazy days ... after our runs, of course! And now that my injury is FINALLY healed, I'm even more excited about doing lots of awesome summer runs for Dopey training. (I'll be sharing all the details about my recovery in a long, LONG Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up post. [...]

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Pre-Training Tips for runDisney's Dopey Challenge!

If a credit card statement earlier this year made you clutch your chest and gasp while hollering, "I spent what????"Β then there's a good chance you've registered for runDisney's 2018 WDW Dopey Challenge. Well, actually, in my household, it was my husband clutching his chest. Sorry, honey! Money aside, AWESOME, you're going to have an AMAZING [...]

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Tunes Tuesdays: Songs My Son Sends

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 [...]

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My Partial Plantar Plate Tear Injury: The Full Scoop

I haven't been able to run in eight months. Eight. Long. Frustrating. Months. Another thing I haven't done during this time is a good job blogging about my partial plantar plate tear injury. I've given Coping with Injury tips, talked about Walking a Race in a Boot, and given a few updates and did some videos [...]

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I once wore a purple Sparkle Athletic skirt at a local 5k years ago, which felt odd when I had first arrived. At a runDisney race? It would have blended right in and if anything, I'd be under-dressed. But there, I stuck out like a sparkly thumb. My insecurity doubled when I saw two women [...]

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First Quarter Fitness and Running Haul

I must admit to being a fan of haul videos and blog posts. I'm not a big shopper so being able to discover products or merchandise others love can be a huge time saver. So with the end of March almost here, I thought it'd share my own fitness and running haul for the first [...]

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runDisney in the Rain: Running in the Rain tips!

Rain at runDisney can be a total bummer. Those of us who survived the 2014 Wine & Dine (aka Splash & Dash) Half Marathon knows this quite well! But they can still be a total blast if you're prepared, comfortable, and go in with good expectations. So in a recent Jammin' On The Run episode, [...]

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