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2018 Baltimore 10-Miler Race Recaps

“Bad workouts and races — we all have them and we always will.” -Greg McMillan

Yep. That’s some serious truth. And for me, the 2018 Baltimore 10-Miler was a bad, bad race due to the heat, humidity, and one whopping case of nausea!

Things started out good enough. I had been keeping up with my training plan as well as lots of cross training with another round of 80 Day Obsession Phase 1. Leaving my race belt and other essentials at the beach house was a bummer, but it was all good, I managed to scrounge up enough to get my by plus my worries about leaving my house too late were for nothing, seeing as how I scored a great parking spot. [continue reading…]

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DIY: No-Sew Medal Holders

DIY No Sew Medal Holders!

Now, bling isn’t the only reason why I run. I adore running for many other reasons that I shared in this Why I Love Running post.

But, yes, I must admit, I also love the bling, especially runDisney’s! Hauling them around the parks and in a carry on can be a pain, so before the last Princess Half Marathon, I whipped up a quick medal holder.

So are you interested in making a beautifully-crafted, Pinterest-worthy lined medal holder to protect your precious bling as well? Yes? Well, hate to tell you this … but you’re at the wrong place. You’re going to want to head on Heather Jergensen’s YouTube channel where she gives a full tutorial for those with some sewing skill. Now, if you have zero sewing skills and want to make a quick medal holder with just fleece and a glue gun, then WELCOME, you are my people! I gotcha covered with a super easy version you can whip up in about twenty minutes, less if you take off your perfectionist pants. [continue reading…]

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2018 Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend

Jennalyn is back for the second half of our Disneyland Paris Half Marathon chat! In today’s episode, she talks about the 10k, Joyful Miles meet up, half marathon, and more travel issues while heading home. Links for all sites mentioned are listed below. Thanks for listening and have a joyful day!

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Run the Year 2018 Update!

Oh, how I love being a guest on Heather Jergensen’s Running with Grace channel! I get to chat with a friend and then say goodbye, with her doing all the editing. Sort of like how grandparents get to play with grandchildren and hand them back to Mom and Dad when they have dirty drawers, lol. (I did repay the favor by having Heather on to tape today for next Friday’s podcast.)

But in Heather’s video today, we chat about our progress with Run the Year 2018 challenge, where we have partnered up to run 1,009 miles each. Or in my case, I should say lack of progress. Let’s just say the runner burnout that Jackey and I chatted about in Podcast Episode 66 has really taken a toll on my ambitious plans. For the full scoop, head on over to Heather’s channel!

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2018 Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend

Happy Friday! Our dear friend, Jennalyn Jaeger, joins us today to chat about the 2018 Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend. In this episode, she shares her Expo and 5k adventure, plus she offers a cautionary travel tale about passports. Next week, we talk about the 10k, Joyful Miles meet-up, and the half marathon! Thanks for listening and have a joyful day!

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The Joyful Miles Podcast

Live life like your Donor is watching.” In today’s episode, Kristen Willoughby shares her amazing story of running with cystic fibrosis and finishing her first half marathon after receiving a lung transplant. We are in absolute awe of Kristen’s grit and of Jess, the gal who selflessly blessed so many lives by being an organ donor.

To learn more about organ donation, please visit organdonor.gov

Also, visit Kristen’s Running for Jess IG page to keep up with her adventures!

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