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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 perfect!  

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).  

Here's the thing:  It may start with the sole, but it changes the soul! 

We'd 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. 


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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

No Gloom This June
May was a pretty remarkable month for Sole to Soul.

We had such an amazing training day on May 9 with celebration finishes for everyone; Carol completed another Tri; Drew PR'd at the Safari and Michaela and Mikayla PR'd in Portland; Cecil learned the joy of being at peace with her pace and became an official Solemate; we celebrated Ruth's first half; we welcomed amazing new members; and we walked and ran and cheered together.  Every week gave us new reasons to love our group.

Personally, I thought that my PR in Portland would be the highlight of what had already been a pretty incredible month.

I was wrong.

Last Saturday, I was surprised by this amazing card and massage gift from the group. You all touched my heart; I'm so honored to be with you every week, and I love you all so much.

I want to thank you all.  I get back so much more than I could ever give.  You are all the best.

This next month, you'll hear the words "June Gloom" many times, but it will never be present on Saturday mornings.  No matter what the weather, Sole to Soul will meet, and that will make every Saturday a beautiful day.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jumping for Joy
Sometimes people ask me why Sole to Soul is different.

This picture shows why!

Last week at our training run, our own sweet Carol planned a special surprise.  She had treats and a "finish line" ready for everyone as they completed their training, whether we walked 3 miles or, like Raquel and Val here, ran 10.  As you can see, Solemates stayed to cheer on our finishers.  It was amazing.

But not unique.  In fact, EVERY week is a demonstration of the support you get with Sole to Soul -- no matter your speed or your distance.  We care about one another.

Now, as some of you consider your next race (you can start NOW and be ready for AFC -- just sayin'), think about these two amazing runners.

Raquel is a founding member of Sole to Soul. I've been running with her for years, and she is so unwaveringly positive.  Be careful, though, one run with her and you'll be signed up for all sorts of races! My favorite finish line pictures are always with Raquel.

Val came to us after seeing us profiled on news. Every week, she does things she never thought she could do (she's perfected Raquel's patented "jump shot" for photographers) and she'll inspire you with every step.

Raquel and Val were not runners before, but they are now.  And they're spectacular.

Come join and see what we're all about.  You'll not only walk or run, you may just find yourself jumping for joy!
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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 adventure.

You can do this, too; please email me with questions!

Judy Minich
Founder, Sole to Soul Running


The Joy of Our Journey
It takes courage to set a goal, but it feels SO GOOD to get there!


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