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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 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. 


HBD to the J to the H.

It's June 3rd folks...which means that it is non-other than Jason Halbert's BIRTHDAY! We did a blog last year with pics & we decided to do it again this year. We have the pleasure of working alongside him & this last year has proved yet again why we are so thankful for him! He is our fearless musical leader on the road, a great friend, kick-A running buddy & an example of a fabulous husband and father. Also, he is always inspiring us to take pictures to document our many travels so we decided to put together a collection of those from the last 12 months. We are so happy to know him, laugh with him and j&k are looking forward to seeing what awesome things are in store for JH this year.

Jason...first off.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

This is how we see you a lot...

Sometimes you wear a shirt to remind us who you are and what you're doing there...

Australia soundcheck...

VH1 Unplugged rehearsal.

"STRONGER" video shoot rockin' the key-tar.

No clue when this was...some rehearsal in the last 365 days :)

When things really get going you'll move on to this instrument...

Power faces.

Food is an important staple...Cracker Barrel pit stop...hmm...

Chowing down on Koi NYC. Yum.

Music City Hot Chicken Festival, Nashville, TN.

BK & long car rides....good combo.

Just normal breakfast table conversations happening here...

We like to run...Sydney, Australia.

Run club...West Hollywood, CA.

We hauled our butts over that bridge & back...hoo-yeah run club 2012! San Francisco, CA.

We admire all of Jason's modes of transportation....swing....


Surf board...


We also support a creative wardrobe...when you feel like wearing all grey animated uniforms....

And wizard costumes...

And star shaped glasses....

And yuppy yacht apparel...

And bibs...

And neon green suits...

And mostly when you wear your party rockin' LMFAO lovin' gear.

Group shots extravaganza....

These next few pics didn't have a category but thought they were honorable mentions of good times!

Weirdest city ever for a wine bar...Reno.

Dance party on the bus.

Best day ever...Universal.

Jill's birthday....Denver, CO.

Made up game...entertainment for at least 30 minutes.

Free drinks on January 1st flying to New Orleans!

Culture Committee party Jacksonville, FL.

Jay Leno!

Dressing room at SNL. Aben looks thoroughly entertained.

Recording in Australia.

Some coffee shop somewhere in the world...

Best German driver ever. #preoseccoforever

New iPhone photo app DIPTIC...all of us demonstrating the "jet lag"

UK X-Factor.

Stretching it out before our pre-flight to Australia.

NO idea where this was but I bet we were having loads of fun!


Until next year....


Boredom, Running and Scenic Drives

Boredom at its finest backstage.

Okay...maybe THIS is boredom at its finest backstage.

Boredom also leads to sticking tiny silver hearts on our cheeks. Pretty sure you can only see Lesley's. #picturefail

Y'all have been asking for pics of the birthday girl on her ya go!

A little karaoke action in Denver for Jill's bday.

Birthday hats = serious party time.

Gorgeous drive to Seattle!

Seriously unreal.

Still driving to Seattle...

An afternoon in San Francisco!!!

OO-AH run club run across the Golden Gate bridge...AND back. (pic taken by kate while running...notice finger in bottom left hand corner!)

That's kate running...

After a fun day of running and wandering around downtown SF, we had fabulous food at the Crab House...and a delicious MOJITO! Yummy.

Jason was all bibb-ed and ready to go.

We saw the sea lions just chillin' on the pier.

Finished off the night with ice cream....

We just got to celebrate our dear friend & bandmate Einar's birthday...HOORAY!

Driving to Bakersfield we saw these crazy orange flowers...

After the Bakersfield show we met a new friend TeriAnn & she gave us these adorable purses that she MADE HERSELF. Along with a super sweet handwritten note inside. (Jill's purse isn't pictured but it is equally adorable!) We love them & cannot wait to use them.

So there you have it...those are some pics from the last week or so...

Can't believe it is almost April....wowza.