Just like @lebrown04
, we’re pretty excited that it’s FINALLY the weekend. Can we get a “woot! woot!” #teamsparkle
Just a few Sparkle Babes enjoying some fresh eats in the mountains! 💁🏼♀️
Roll Call: It doesn't matter if you're TRAINING or RACING, you can still SPARKLE this weekend. "LIKE" & comment below telling us where you are planning to SPARKLE - we can't wait to tally up the distance & states, to see how "far" #teamsparkle
runs this weekend!
& Don't forget to share with us pictures of your #FlatSparkle
, (the clothes & gear you'll be rocking). Isn't this one from @mylifepace
perfect for a Halloween race (or costume) or any of the #runDisney
We are officially new homeowners! It has been a wild ride!
We put our home that we bought as newlyweds 12 years ago, on the market. Josh handled all the listing & selling. It sold in 24 hours & we unexpectedly ended up with a 1 month ‘layover’ between the closing of our home we sold, to the closing on the home we had under contract. SO thankful for amazing family who took us in so we wouldn’t be living in a hotel for a month! Tam & Lane y’all saved the day!
Its amazing to see all the little ways that God guided us and we really felt His hand was on us throughout this process. -
Here’s a cool story:
We named Grantson in honor of our 3 parents who have all passed away: my dad -Gary, and Josh’s mom & Dad - Tosha & Donnie, and there was a unique coincidence with this process that related to all 3 parents! -
The name of our street, is the same street name that Josh’s dad used to live on & we went under contract on his birthday. The man who bought our home we sold was named Gary...the same name as my father. The week that we closed on the home we purchased was the week of Josh’s mom’s birthday. -
Maybe you don’t believe in the same things that we believe in. Maybe you think we are just being superstitious or silly. But I know that we truly felt like God’s hand was guiding us & affirming us through these little special coincidences that happened. It was special to feel like in some way, our parents were here and a part of our journey with us. -
This is the home where Grantson will have his first Christmas memories. It’s where he will learn to ride his bike, where we will celebrate his birthdays, & it’s where we‘ll tell him all sorts of great stories about his grandparents that he never got to meet. Feeling so thankful for all the ways that God is working in our lives and for these little special God winks. -
God is always working in our lives and speaking to us. We just have to practice gratitude and pay attention!
Thank you to our mortgage guy Brandon and our lawyer Trent who helped make this all possible!
P.S. SO thankful for my Mary Kay business. It was my MK business income that made it possible for us to finance & purchase our new home! 💗
I can't believe I live here. ❤😭
That face you make when all you want to do is get tf off the beach. 😭 High tide was about an hour away so that meant dodging rogue waves and little to no hard packed sand to run on. LUCKILY there was only about a mile left once we made it out of the sand trap. 😂 #TBT #cocoabeachhalfmarathon #teamsparkle #dopeychallenge
YOU are the only person you have to be good enough for... and YOU are the only person you have to impress and make proud!!•
The hills are alive ... to the top I go... my only thought was... “What goes up... must come down”.... ohhhh yah...once I hit the top it’s FREE ENERGY alllll the way down... Up is WORK... Down is pure JOY! I can run downhill all day long... running uphill is always a challenge... but that’s where I get stronger mentally and physically! Would you rather run UP a mountain or fly DOWN a mountain? #runningwiththeCOOLKIDS #goalDIGGER #justJEN
Running any of the races during the #runDisney #WineDineHalf
Marathon Weekend & still wondering WHAT to wear? We've got a few ideas that are quick & easy.⠀
Check out our DIY instructions & how-to's here #teamsparkle
: http://bit.ly/WineDineCostumeGuide (link in profile or go to www.sparkleathletic.com & search "Wine Dine costume guide").
Running in long sleeves and pants today. I got outside, climbed some more hills and now my legs are dead. @carlostherunner
take note of the thumbholes 😉
Well everything for my race out fit here officially here! I have a headband just in case it’s a warmer day and the beanie it too hot to wear lol! #chicagohotchocolate15k
here I come dressed as a #minion #sparkleskirts #teamsparkle #raceweekendiscoming
oh and my stuff should be here so we can avoid packet pick up 😂 my husband ball is the day before the race and we haven’t been the the main city yet.
Love that @runrevel
gives FREE race photos! And I found 1 out of 25 where I didn’t look like death. But I guess that is the reality of my race. I only had about 1 mile where I didn’t feel miserable. I had been sick for about two weeks leading up the race, so I certainly wasn’t expecting to PR or BQ. And once I started, I just put one foot in front of the other to get closer to the finish line. Great race course and perfect weather! I’d love to race again when I feeling 100% (or at least 50%). I’m feeling pretty proud that I stuck it out and finished with a 3:40 (which would have been a BQ if they hadn’t changed the standards two weeks before). #teamsparkle #altrarunning
Attending the #runDisney #WineDineHalf
Weekend? Worried that your order won't arrive to your home in time? Worried that we will run out of the size or color that you NEED? Worried that we won't bring the skirt/ shirt/ etc you want to the expo? ⠀
No need to panic! Place your #teamsparkle
order online, select Expo Pickup as your shipping option (available at the end of the checkout process), and your order will be ready & waiting for you in Florida. phew!⠀
Hurry though, expo pick-up is limited, and will close when our capacity has been filled.⠀
Ready, set shop: http://sparkleathletic.com/shop-sparkle/ (link in profile)
It was another chilly morning out there but made for a great run! A great run despite the fact that I was awake at 3:30 (ok 3:22 to be exact) because my neighbors left and their dog thought they were NEVER COMING BACK and went insane for like an hour.
First we hiked the miles. (3.5) Then we ran the miles! (4)
Can it be Wine & Dine time yet?
What a wonderful, sparkle-filled weekend. Miles were logged, races were run, PRs were set & medals were earned! Congrats to everyone... whether you were training or racing, we loved seeing you sparkle! Thank you for sharing your pics with us #teamsparkle
. You guys are AWESOME!
I’m still sore AF but I’m going for a run anyway. Those hills are me alive starting on Monday when I rolled out of bed 😳
My workouts are mandatory... and for me to get a great workout... sleep is so important! I go to bed at 8... so I can be here... in the girl cave ready by 5...yes I fall asleep before the kiddos...my littles tuck me in and get to bed by 9!•
Climbing and running up mountains... means you have to build strong legs and glutes... I know what it feels like to not have strong legs running up mountains and I never want to feel that again! I often incorporate 2 leg days a week... “with” all of my running! When your legs are strong... running becomes easier! Lunges with a knee lift and an overhead press... just to warm up! My workout took 90 minutes... I always feel leg day in the morning! Do you squeeze in a leg day during the week? #girlswhoLIFT #keto #justJEN
The run that almost didn’t happen this morning. The alarm went off and I thought it’s too early, it’s too dark, I don’t want to. I reset my alarm for an hour later. Then I thought I won’t do this later I better just get up and run now. So I did and now it’s done and I can do whatever I want after work now.