Sole to Soul Running is a very special kind of running/walking
group. No matter what your fitness level, you'll find the support you need to accomplish goals you never thought were possible!
We offer support if you're just starting out or
an experienced runner or walker. It's a great time
to run -- or learn to run -- or walk. This group is for YOU; no matter what your pace or experience, we think you're
Our Facebook page is your best source for up-to-date training and race information!
I'm not a certified coach or physician --
just someone who knows that running with wonderful people makes for a wonderful life. Please see About Us for important
information about my coaching skills (or lack thereof).
the thing: It may start with the sole, but it changes the soul!
love for you to join us on our Saturday morning and race day adventures. See our Training Schedule each week for our meeting
place and mileage.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Happy New Year (Happy OLD One, Too)!
Mon, December 30, 2013 | link
2013 was pretty amazing.
We had so many new runners join us -- and we each accomplished some pretty spectacular feats.
New PRs. New medals. New victories of every kind. We worked HARD.
And we had fun!
at our "pre-Holiday Half" picture. Only Sole to Soul would stage our photo in this particular area of the store!!!
here's what really sets us apart.
It was how many of us were there that day. Walking. Running. Cheering.
It was more than just Marivic finishing her FIRST HALF -- or even me completing my 30th (yikes!). It was the spirit
of everyone there. The joy of watching you all cross the finish line or seeing each other along the route. It
was in Carol and Mary Beth there taking pictures and getting us up the hills. How I loved being there with you all --
as I do whenever we meet.
Now... we head into a new year. And, with it, more challenges and more victories.
could be your year to run your first half. Your first full. It could be the year when you PR. When you try a new
race. When you mentor someone new. We will keep moving.
No matter what, though, there is something that
we WILL NOT CHANGE: We still stay at peace with our pace. We will remember that EVERY step is important
and EVERY speed is faster than sleeping in.
We will comfort each other through injuries and reassure each other
through bad runs. And we will celebrate with each other the completion of each training route. We will try new
things. We will not be afraid. We are safe with one another to be all that we can be.
It will start with
our soles. And we will nourish our souls. Together.
Happy New Year, Solemates! JM
Sunday, December 1, 2013
An incredible year. An even more amazing future.
It seems hard to believe we're almost at the end of 2013. We've had so much to celebrate -- and we still
have the Holiday Half on December 29 to add to the joy!
Sun, December 1, 2013 | link
Last Saturday, we conquered another new route -- up Mt.
Several years ago, when Sole to Soul began, I'm not sure we could have imagined that this would have possible,
much less so fun.
The view from the top was incredible, and it got me to thinking how we sometimes forget to stop
and look around.
When I look back at our year together, I am as filled with wonder and delight as I was
gazing at the beauty of our city from high atop the hill. You all have accomplished SO much. New distances.
New PRs. New reasons to feel proud of all that you have done together.
I just can't help but believe that
next year will be even more special.
There's just something -- incredible -- about Sole to Soul. You are
the best people I know. How can 2014 be anything less than fantastic?
Come join us. Because you, too,
can reach new heights.
Much love and the happiest of holidays to you all! XXOO JM
Many of our members joined Sole to Soul to
train for their first 1/2 marathon. Most of us never thought that running 13.1 miles was even possible when we first
started training but, together, we learned that we could do it.
Our running motto is "At Peace With My Pace." I believe
that with encouragement and support, you can cross the finish line -- still upright, smiling and ready to sign up for another
can do this, too; please email me with questions!
Founder, Sole to Soul Running
|Finding Your Inner Goddess
|Sole to Soul Runners in Vancouver, Washington!