Run Club REVIVAL (#31DaysofBlogging)

This blog is a part of a series #31DaysofBlogging … we are going through the year (2015) chronologically.

If you’ve noticed anything about us it’s that we like to do fun stuff and we like to do that fun stuff with friends. Friends make everything BETTER. Always.

A few years back when we were out on tour with Kelly Clarkson, we started “run club” with our BFF Jason Halbert. We've been friends with Jason for about 8 years now and he's the best. He and his family are like family to us. We are soooooooo thankful for him. He's kind, ridiculously talented, will show up when you need him to….we could go on and on about him but…back to run club :) At this point none of us were "runners" so we started slow….and this pic was pretty much our motto…hahaha...

We started by running for a few minutes at a time and then walking, running a bit more, then walking...you get the idea. It was fun on tour because we felt like we were getting to see different vantage points of cities and countries that we were in...we’d tuck some money into our running belts, run for a bit and then end up at a local coffee shop or breakfast joint. It was SO FUN. Thinking back on these memories...they are truly some of the best.

Run club in action…we think this was in Australia somewhere!

Run club in action…we think this was in Australia somewhere!

We’ve run all over the world together (which is crazy.) Over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, along the water-front Opera House in Sydney, Australia and in our very own neighborhoods here in Nashville, TN.

San Francisco!

San Francisco!

Running across the Golden Gate…yes this was a true action shot…note Kate's finger. Ha!

Running across the Golden Gate…yes this was a true action shot…note Kate's finger. Ha!

{sidenote: you might be reading this and be thinking...”well isn’t that just convenient that they could just go run across the golden gate bridge. must be easy for them.” we never want you to get the idea that things just easily fall into place. for "run club" to happen we all had to commit. we had to make a plan, and we all had to take a cab to near the bridge so we could run across it. we had to take a cab back to our hotel. most things that might look easy breezy generally have a great amount of planning and effort put into them. that shouldn’t discourage you--just be willing to put in effort and some planning.}

Sydney Australia!

Sydney Australia!

So in November of this year we decided to kick it off again. Since we all still travel, it can make it tricky to coordinate schedules, but we met up this year and re-booted “run club.” We’re SO pumped about 2016 and all the “run-club” adventures we are going to have :) Maybe you should start a run-club with some friends in 2016? Just saying. It’s good times.

Run Club 2015!!!! 

Run Club 2015!!!! 


We also created and did our very own 70 day challenge which ended yesterday on Christmas. Jill’s goal was to run 70 miles in 70 days and she did it! Kate’s goal was to finish her 10k training app...and she did! Woohoo! We’ve loved challenging ourselves in a new way this past year. We are feeling stronger and proud of ourselves for accomplishing those goals.

What goals are you setting for yourself in 2016? We'd love to hear some. 

Much love…see ya tomorrow. 

j&k