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Disneyland Half Marathon 2017 Official Digital Event Guide

Whoa, is there really only six more days until runDisney’s 2017 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend? I’m not packed nor have I started my running costumes, (bad, Laura, very bad,) but it’s all good, I’ll be ready.

How about you, are you ready for a great race weekend? And have you read through the Official Digital Event Guide yet? If you haven’t, no worries, Heather Jergensen from the Running With Grace YouTube channel recently invited me on for a nice, long chat about the guide and my previous Disneyland Half Marathon Experience.

And when I say long, I mean loooonnnng. Like, ninety minutes worth, meaning Heather had a hard time condensing our content down to a 28 minute video. So I used the cut chitchats for a Joyful Miles Podcast episode so it didn’t go to waste!  [click to continue…]

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My Happy Planner for Dopey Challenge Training!

Hello, my name is Laura and I’m a plan-o-holic!

Seriously. We’re talking M.A.J.O.R. plan-oholic! I’ve been using planners for … oh, at least twenty years. I’m talking Franklin Covey, Day Timer, Day Runner, cheap ones from the Target Dollar Spot, and Filofax. Some have been very good, but none have truly met my needs.

Enter the Happy Planner system.

Now along with my Bullet Journal, (post about this coming soon,) my Morning Pages journal, and my Happy Planner, I have finally achieved planner bliss. Yes, there is such a thing as a planner bliss. It’s when the clouds part and the angels sing from the heavens above because you finally discovering a system that truly works for your life. It’s a gorgeous thing, y’all, as well as a great tool for 2018 Dopey Challenge Training! [click to continue…]

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20 Ways to Make the Most of your runDisney Race Experience!

With the Disneyland Half Marathon just around the corner, another runDisney season is about to begin! Are you registered for an upcoming race weekend? Awesome, you’re in for an amazing adventure! To celebrate, here’s 20 tips and suggestions to help you make the most of your runDisney race weekend.

Oh, and if you’re not yet registered but have your eyeball on an upcoming race weekend, here’s some runDisney registration tips as well as a video! Now, grab some coffee in your favorite Disney mug, throw on some Mickey ears and let’s go! [click to continue…]

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Our 2016 Dopey Challenge Training Experience

If you happened to watch my recent video about my absolute favorite race experiences, then you already know that the 2016 WDW Marathon Weekend Dopey Challenge tops the list. Hands down. It was by far the hardest race I’ve ever trained for … as well as the most rewarding.

Part of what that weekend so magical was being able to share it with Jackey, Megan, Rob, and my running partner, Ginny. And now that I’m healed and running the 2018 Dopey Challenge is a possibility, I’m looking forward to going through it all again! [click to continue…]

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Jackey’s Top 10 Running Playlist Songs

Jackey's Top 10 Running Playlist Songs

Happy Friday, everyone! I’ve been on vacation all week, spending lots of time running, cycling, and lazing around with my family. Since I have another week to go, I’m buckling down this morning, however, and getting caught up with some work. One thing on my list is to share a video Jackey had posted earlier this week.

In this video, Jackey chats about her Top 10 Running Playlist Songs that have been getting her through Dopey Challenge training so far. Considering we have very different tastes in music, I was pleasantly surprised to see we share a few favorites, such as Lose Yourself … although, come on. Who doesn’t have that somewhere on a playlist? [click to continue…]

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My Favorite Races: Bibfolio Race Bib Album

Earlier this year, I was looking for a way to organize all my race bibs rather than shoving them haphazardly into a shoe box. I’ve seen some awesome ways other racers have used their past bibs, such has having them made into quilts or totes, to turning them into wall art and hanging them by their treadmill as extra inspiration.

Neither had much appeal with me … I’d freak out if the quilt got dirty, so I was happy to discover the BibFOLIO® Race Bib Album! Perfect solution and thanks to my lovely father who bought me one for my birthday, I was able to neatly store all my 33 race bibs. [click to continue…]

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