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!
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My most EPIC #runDisney finish line ever … with Royal Mickey joining us!! 💜💖💜 Congratulations to all who took on the #PrincessHalf and #FairyTaleChallenge 💖
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There was a Bibbidi Bobbidi Booty situation going on in this pic since the back of my skirt tucked into my shorts!! 😂😂 But these costumes. Definitely on my list of favorites!!! 😍
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Current mood: Thankful, grateful, and feeling incredibly blessed!! ❤️ To everyone who came to the YouTube meet up, said hello to me on the course or took the time to chat … THANK YOU!!! Your support is so greatly appreciated and has inspired me more than you’ll ever know. I love and adore you all!! ❤️ ~Laura
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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
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