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Joyful Miles Podcast

In this bonus episode, nutritionist Ellie Kempton of Simply Nourished Nutrition joins Heather Jergensen from the Running with Grace YouTube channel and Laura to chat about nutrition, both for training and races. To learn more about Ellie or to watch the video version of this chat, check out the links below! Enjoy and please SUBSCRIBE, [...]

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Joyful Miles Podcast

In this bonus episode, Coach Christine Hinton joins Heather Jergensen from the Running with Grace YouTube channel and Laura to chat about training, the Dopey Challenge and nutrition. To learn more about Christine or to watch the video version of this chat, check out the links below! Enjoy and please SUBSCRIBE, RATE and REVIEW our [...]

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Tips for Staying Organized during your Racecation or runDisney Trip

Are you gearing up for a fun racecation or runDisney trip? Awesome, you’re going to have a blast! As someone who has gone on many racecations … most of which where I shared a hotel room with other runners, I know how important it is to stay organized. Not only does this eleminate stress, it [...]

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Training Update: Vision Boards and Other Visual Ways to Stay Motivated

Happy Saturday, everyone! Heather Jergensen from the Running with Grace channel and I are just rolling along with Vlogtober. For Day 20 yesterday, I shared a quick training update … which includes me not being able to run due to my orthodics causing me knee pain and needing to be adjusted. I’ve also been feeling [...]

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Podcast Episode 26: Disneyland Races Cancelled

Joyful Miles Podcast

We finally have heard the news. After months of speculation, runDisney has announced that is putting it’s Disneyland races on hiatus indefinitely, effective for 2018. Beyond that? It’s anyone’s guess. Obviously, we have to chime in with what we think. So Jackey and I got together to talk about it this week. Be sure to [...]

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Balancing Life and Training: Changing My Perspective

Balancing Life and Training: Changing My Perspective

Happy Thursday, everyone! Yesterday was Day 11 of Vlogtober and seeing as how many of us … myself included … are gearing up for big races such as the Dopey Challenge, I chatted about balancing life and training … although not in the way you think. It certainly wasn’t in the way I originally thought. [...]

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Dopey Challenge Training Update: Running on (too much) Empty

After signing up for runDisney’s Dopey Challenge back in January, my intentions were to do weekly updates both here and on our YouTube channel. I had high hopes of sharing news about my recovery from a partial plantar plate tear and then later, chat about getting back into running and starting my Dopey training. Well, [...]

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Running and Racing Fears: Let it Go or Go with the Flow

Now, had you listened to our latest podcast, you’d know I was initially going to call this post and Vlogtober video, “RACING FEARS: Pooping and other things to not worry about.” (Which tells you that, yes, there will be poop talk in this post.) But seriously, me telling others to not worry about something is [...]

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Our runDisney Dopey Challenge Training Experience

Our 2016 Dopey Challenge Training Experience

If you happened to watch my recent video about my absolute favorite race experiences, then you already know that the 2016 WDW Marathon Weekend Dopey Challenge tops the list. Hands down. It was by far the hardest race I’ve ever trained for … as well as the most rewarding. Part of what that weekend so [...]

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My Favorite Races: BibFOLIO® Race Bib Album

My Favorite Races: Bibfolio Race Bib Album

Earlier this year, I was looking for a way to organize all my race bibs rather than shoving them haphazardly into a shoe box. I’ve seen some awesome ways other racers have used their past bibs, such has having them made into quilts or totes, to turning them into wall art and hanging them by [...]

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