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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 [...]

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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.  For the full version, watch [...]

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The four of us Joyful Milers love to run 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Recover, Run, Rejoice:

Not to sound super whiny or anything ... but my year so far hasn't been great. Between a nasty sinus infection that still has me hacking up funny things and a migraine, I've been mostly sick. And stressed, since my husband is getting a hip replacement next Tuesday and we're SO NOT prepared! Add to [...]

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Tips for Disney’s Goofy and Dopey Challenge | runDisney

Tips for runDisney's Goofy & Dopey Challenge

I loved absolutely EVERYTHING about the 2016 WDW Dopey Challenge. The sense of community and excitement in the months prior. Being able to eat lots of cookies during the holiday season because of training. Running in four amazing races with tons of character photo opportunities. The athletic challenge of it all and I even loved the early mornings! [...]

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My Biggest Race Day Mistakes: A Collection of Oops!

My Race Day Mistakes: A Collection of Oops!

Well, it's official. A $91.25 Disney gift card came in the mail yesterday, so my withdraw from the 2017 WDW Goofy Challenge due to a foot injury is now complete. Sigh. I'm still bummed, but hey. It is what it is, Right? Right. So now I will be cheering for everyone at home ... with perhaps a [...]

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Running Injury Update: Goodbye Deep Dark, Hello Hope!

Running Injury Update: Goodbye Deep Dark, Hello Hope!

The good news? According to my doctor, "It's very likely I'll be able to run again." The bad news? Well, having to withdraw from January's WDW Marathon Weekend Goofy Challenge could be considered bad news, but who cares? I'm oddly fine with this as long as I can run again. Not being able to start for [...]

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Tuesday Ten: Winter Tips

With the Calendar about to turn the page to December, there is no escaping it: winter is coming. Actually, it's already here for a lot of us, and that means that we need to ramp up our training to carry us through to the warmer months of spring. Training in the coldest months of the [...]

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