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Running in the Sun: How to Protect Your Skin

Hallelujah, summer is here! I hope you’re enjoying some lovely runs in the sun … and that you’re protecting your skin. This is so important because skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 1 out of 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime and one person dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour … not good stats, y’all!

So back in May, I did a video about my own experience with skin cancer, the differences between UVA/UVB rays and physical/chemical sunscreens as well as my favorite brands and other ways I protect my skin. For the full version, watch this video or hit the highlights below!

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Joyful Miles Podcast

Are you registered for the 2020 WDW Marathon Weekend? If so, in today’s episode, Laura and Jackey chat about things you need to be doing and thinking about now for the full marathon, Goofy Challenge and Dopey Challenge, from training to costume planning. Hope this is helpful, thanks for listening, and have a joyful day!

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Buff USA CoolNet UV Multifuncting Headwear Review

Disclaimer: I received a Buff® USA Headwear 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!

So here’s the thing: I’m a creature of habit.

I stick to the same routines while training, I take the same nutrition during long runs, I wear my favorite clothing over and over again …. between laundry loads, that is, and at restaurants, I most often order the same meals. What can I say? I like what I like and find comfort in familiarity and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Well, not always.

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2019 Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Series: San Antonio

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the 2019 San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon 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!

Oh, how I love countdown apps! With just a quick glance this morning, I saw how the 2019 Humana Rock ‘N’ Roll San Antonio is now 170 days away!!! I’M SO EXCITED for this race, for all the reasons I’ve shared in this blog post and more!

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World Refugee Day 5k

Disclaimer: I’m taking part in the World Refugee Day 5k as part of being a BibRave Pro in conjunction with our good friends at Soul Focus. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!

June 20th is World Refugee Day. It is also the 3rd annual Refugee Day 5k in Uganda. This race has given the opportunities for refugees, supporters of the American Refugee Committee and professional athletes to come together to share the joy of running.  

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My Partial Plantar Plate Tear Journey

If you’re here via Google search after being diagnosed with a plantar plate tear … I’m so sorry you’re injured, that SUCKS! And I know there aren’t many bloggers who have dealt with this pesky injury. I can tell from the many comments and emails I’ve received. Between work, writing, and other Joyful Miles responsibilities such as our podcast, YouTube channel, and admin duties, however, giving personal responses has become too difficult.

So in this post, I’m going to share an update, links to previous content, suggestions, plus some previously asked questions that will hopefully provide you with more answers. Before diving in, I want to give you some kind of comfort by sharing my most commonly asked question:

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