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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 [...]


Beauty and The Beast Movie Review

Beauty and the Beast Movie Review

I finally got to see Beauty & the Beast movie on Tuesday night! We had initially bought tickets for Thursday when it premiered, but my eldest son hurt his foot while home for spring break, (and now, ironically, has a walking boot on the same foot as me.) So we exchanged our tickets which ended [...]

Gilmore Girls Tag: Pre-A Year in the Life Fun!

At the time of writing this, it’s Sunday morning, the day I FINALLY will watch Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life! It was my intention to watch this since its release in November, but life got crazy. Then the holidays arrived with my boys home for winter break. And then work picked up. But [...]


March Ultimate Coffee Date

Happy Saturday, everyone! It’s cold, my injured foot needs a break, and I have tons of Princess Half Marathon content to write and produce, so I’m spending the entire weekend with butt in chair and fingers on keyboard. But first, I thought I’d join up with Deborah over at Confessions of a Mother Runner and [...]


My Running & Racing Limits | Tuesdays on the Run

My Running & Racing Limits | Tuesdays on the Run

Never say never. We’ve all heard the phrase many times. And yes, it’s a great concept when it comes to reaching your dreams or accomplishing goals, but there really are times when you can say never. Like for me, there are several running and racing events I have zero interest in, some by choice, one [...]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!” ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie From all of us here at Joyful Miles, we’re wishing you a very merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! May your to-do lists be done, dinners be delicious, stockings be stuffed, and hearts be peaceful.