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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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Gift Ideas for Runners | Tuesdays on the Run

Great Gifts for Runners: What we'd like underneath our tree!

Not to put any pressure on you, but there's only ... yikes ... 40 days until December 25th! <<cue the panic.>> But no worries, if you have a running-obsessed loved one, the four of us Joyful Miles bloggers have put a together a list of items we'd love to have underneath our Christmas tree. In fact, you're going [...]

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A Did Not Finish Runner's Tale: The Day the Dark Side Won

Guest Contributor Kelly Bryant Seymore, the gal I ran the 2016 Princess Half Marathon with, is here to discuss her DNF tale, something we all fear! A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … Well, actually it was only last April in Orlando Florida, something unexpected happened to me at the Disney Star [...]

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What’s In Your Race Belt? 

What's in Your Running Belt? Here's what's in mine.

Want some tips on what to carry in your runnning belt? I gotcha covered, mate. Last month, I chatted about my five favorite running belts so today, I'm covering what I stuff into those belts! And stuffed they are, since I tend to be the over-packer of the group. Hope you enjoy and please keep in [...]

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Packing Tips for a runDisney Race

Are you gearing up for a Walt Disney World or Disneyland running event? Awesome, you're going to have a blast. Not sure what to pack, though? No worries, mate. With thirteen runDisney race weekends under my running belt, this over-packer has come up with a standard list that can be modified according to weather or race length and well [...]

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The Quest for the Perfect Sports Bra

The Quest for the Perfect Sports Bra

When I first thought about this topic, I wanted to add 'the struggle is real'. It's seriously hard to find what I would call the perfect sports bra. Over the years, I, like many of you, have tried several different brands.  As my activities changed, so did my opinion of what constitutes the perfect sports [...]

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