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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 [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

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, [...]


Happy (belated) Valentine’s, everyone! Love is in the air this month and Love is also the topic of today’s Friday Five Blog Link Up hosted by Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy. So today I’m chatting about the Five Running Gear, Gadgets & Goodies I can’t run without! (Plus an honorable mention. Because it’s [...]


Mental Games: How to Stay Motivated to Run and Train

Mental Games: How to Stay Motivated to Run and Train

Need some advice on how to power through those long runs and challenging races? In a recent episode of Jammin’ On The Run over at our YouTube Channel, we chatted about our favorite tricks and mental games to get us out the door, through difficult runs, and over finish lines.Β  For the full version, watch [...]


The four of us Joyful Milers love to runΒ in costumes … even Rob! They are a great way to add excitement and fun to a race, whether it’s a local 5k, a major race, or runDisney event! Jackey gave some advice back in September and I’ve shared my Five Favorite Running Costumes, but with Disney’s [...]

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Taking the Dread out of Treadmill | Tuesdays on the Run

Taking the Dread out of Treadmill Running

Confession: I’m one of those weirdos who actually enjoys running on a treadmill. I mean, what’s not to love? The weather is always perfect, there’s no need to layer up, carry tons of water, or slather on sunscreen, you don’t have to worry about traffic, and there’s a bathroom in close proximity. Sounds like perfect [...]


How to Train for your First 5k

How to Train for your First 5k

Ah, the lovely 5k. With all my big running goals and runDisney multi-race challenge obsession, I sometimes forget just how perfect this little gem of a race is. How much do I love thee 5k? Let me count the ways. As long as you maintain a base fitness level, you can always answer “yes” when a [...]