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Vlogtober Day 1: Running with Grace and Joyful Miles!

Happy October, everyone! Or should I make that Happy Vlogtober! What’s Vlogtober? It’s when YouTubers upload a new video every day in October. Pretty hefty challenge, right? Lately, it’s been hard enough producing two videos a week, let alone daily. So doing this challenge solo held zero appeal for me since I’m DETERMINED to finish my novel before the Super Heroes Half Marathon.

Enter Heather Jergensen from Running with Grace!

Heather is a kick-butt YouTuber who has survived two rounds of VEDA, (Video Every Day in April/August.) As a long-time admirer, I’ve been itching to collaborate with her for some time. So back in April, I left her comment, joking about us taking on Vlogtober as a duo. (Casually, of course, since we hardly knew each other and what if she thought I was a weirdo? Which I am, of course, but still.) To my complete joy, she said yes!

Actually, I think her response went something like YEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

Man, I love enthusiasm.

She later contacted me in May, asking if I’d like to hold a planning session. (Man, I love planners.) And now, here we are, October 1 with the first video now up!

We’ll be rotating days, with her taking the odds and me the evens.

Now, am I ready for Day 2 or my other videos? Well, no. But that’s okay … I’ve lately adapted a very zen-like, balanced approach to my chaotic life, something I’ll be talking about on May 9th. And it’s going to be fun! We have lots of awesome topics planned, even more awesome-r guests lined up, and some Joyful Miles podcasts as well.

We hope you’ll join us! If you’d like to receive video notifications, be sure to subscribe to Heather’s channel as well as Joyful Miles. You can also find her at Go Find Your Awesome and on Twitter. We’ll be using the hashtag #JMRWG for each video!

So with that, I better back get to work on tomorrow’s video.


On Monday and Tuesday, we will each be doing a runDisney tag, a topic that is near and dear to my heart.

For Wednesday’s video, I’ll be sharing some Racing and Running Fears: Pooping and Other Things to Not Worry About and then on Thursday, Heather is following that up with a video about Nothing New on Race Day.

We’ll each be taking turns doing training updates on Friday and Saturday, (wow, I’m LONG overdue with one,) and then on Sunday, we’ll have our first special guest.

So let the Vlogtober party begin! If you have a question for:

  • Heather
  • Me
  • Gerald over at RezRuns
  • a fitness trainer
  • or nutrionalist …

… then please leave it in the comments below or tweet them using the hashtag #JMRWG!

Until then, take care, thanks for your support, and have a joyful day!

Laura Bowers

Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, blogger, vlogger, wife to an amazing guy for 26 years, mom of two wonderful boys, excellent chili maker, and obsessive list keeper. She still thinks Spice World was an awesome movie and feels no shame about that plus she can quote most lines from Talladega Nights. Shake and bake!

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