Random Chitchats

Welcome to our new blog!

Hello and welcome to Joyful Miles! I’m SO EXCITED about writing this post because Megan, Jackey, and I first talked about doing this back in January while running the Dopey Challenge.

The gal on the right is Ginny, a super trail runner who’s going to contribute here. We hope lots.

But once we got back home, though, life got crazy and we procrastinated. A lot. Especially me, since fear and doubt made me question whether the world really needed another running blog when there are so many great ones out there.

Fear + Doubt = Me too afraid to jump.

Plus there’s the fact that I’ve already been blogging for years on my author website, Write, Run, Rejoice, which has been failing since I could never figure out who I was writing for. Writers? Runners? Writners? So instead of figuring it out, I procrastinated.

I tend to do that.

Then during the Princess Half Marathon in February, a friend from our running group shared something sweet. She told me that I’m her running hero and the reason why she’s training for a half marathon.


Gotta tell you. That hit deep. And make me cry. And hug her about four times.

I already knew Megan and Jackey have inspired others in similar ways, so later that night, I texted them saying we need to do this, to share our knowledge, thoughts, and experiences and if it inspires just one woman to change her life through fitness, well, it will be worth it.

So here we are, jumping into Joyful Miles! And when I say jump, I mean in the deep end since I’ve also started a YouTube channel for us! Maybe we’re in over our heads, but whatever, it’s cool.

The water feels great.

Thanks for visiting, pardon the dust as I fiddle with the website design, (I’m an amateur, here,) and please subscribe!

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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