I can’t believe it, it’s over. The Chicago Marathon has come and gone and I’m sitting here reflecting on my journey and smiling so much.
I got an opportunity to run the Chicago Marathon as a bib race pro. It would be running as part of Team in Training a fundraising program for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I would be responsible for raising 1750 but Bibrave would help if I was short. I figured I would be short but was so surprised and just overwhelmed by how much my friends and family donated. I went above the minimum required. Remember this if you’re ever considering running for a charity. People are so generous.
Disclaimer: I received Gosili Straws to review as part of being a BibRavePro. Learn more about becoming a BibRavePro (ambassador) and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write reviews!
About a month ago while scrolling through Facebook I came across a post about a sea turtle who had a straw stuck up its nose. There was a video of someone with pliers trying to gently pull it out while the turtle bled from his nostrils. It broke my heart. Many remember the scene in “Finding Nemo” where Crush answers how long do sea turtles live, 152 years! I think back 152 years ago, straws weren’t even invented yet. Now all these years later over 500 million straws are tossed out A DAY!!! [continue reading…]
Wow, I’ve gotten behind with these monthly recaps, with my last one being in April! Our May was crazy. And June is now just a blur. It’s now 8:50 am on July 31st and my to-do list has grown to epic proportions, but I need some chat-time before getting back to work. Setting the timer now for 30 minutes, let’s do this.
Btw, can I say how much I’m loving Grammarly? It’s already found and corrected two errors thus far. Anyway, moving on to:
Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you’re having an AMAZING summer and that you’re enjoying every single sunny day! Ours has been wonderful so far … and August is going to be FANTASTIC!! More on that later. For now, here are some announcements and chit-chats. 🙂
Disclaimer: I received a waived $100.00 registration fee to Team in Training for the Marine Corps Marathon race as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
Happy Saturday, everyone, we hope you’re having an amazing summer! Jackey and I are doing something different this year. We’re taking an official podcast hiatus for the rest of July and August, giving ourselves more time to be with family, work on projects, travel, and enjoy the sunshine!
Welcome to Joyful Miles! We’re Jackey and Laura, two runners and BibRave Pros who became great friends through runDisney events and share the belief that life’s too short to hide your crazy. Here’s where we chat about running, fitness, runDisney, healthy living, and enjoying life one mile at a time!
More Mile Marker rhymes are coming your way … 26 of them, some of which were a challenge! 😂 Check them out by clicking the link in the bio and hope you enjoy! ❤️ #runDisney #wdwmarathon #goofychallenge #dopeychallenge #disney #rundisneyvlogger (at Disney World Orlando) https://www.instagram.com/p/B8ENiB3HiAM/?igshid=aytyf0i0qd0
LOL, big fat hen totally rhymes with 12!! 💙 And why I continued the Mile Marker Rhyming video tradition for the #WDWmarathon races … because they’re so much fun to do! >>Link for the #WDWhalfmarathon video is in the bio if you’d like to check it out! #runDisney #goofychallenge #dopeychallenge #teamsparkle #joyfulmiles #joyfuljumpshot #donaldduck (at Disney’s Magic Kingdom) https://www.instagram.com/p/B7d3A_Pnnnp/?igshid=yg6pnxap3ymg
Today’s race did not go as planned. I had planned on running but I was sidelined instead due to injury, but such is life, it is what it is!! Instead, I had an amazing time cheering with my son, @cooper.bowers and I celebrated my free beer! Oh and #rnrsanantonio … I’ll be back next year for a re-do!! ❤️ #Bibchat #rnrbr #bibravepro #joyfulmiles #rnr #rnrsa #teamsparkle (at San Antonio, Texas) https://www.instagram.com/p/B50tBEnnPzv/?igshid=19v3no77aa3nf
MAJOR congrats to @kimboslice219 and everyone who took on the 2019 @RunRocknRoll San Antonio Half or Full today, you are ROCKSTARS!!!!! #bibchat #rnrbr #bibrave #joyfulmiles #teamsparkle #rnr #rnrsanantonio #runrocknroll (at The San Antonio River Walk) https://www.instagram.com/p/B50p0QkHz6A/?igshid=m81qnwrcn480