Blyss Champion ~ Meet Judith

Blyss Champion ~ Meet Judith

September 13, 2018

But, somewhere in my forties, things really kind of fell apart for me. I was only sleeping a few hours a night, eating junk food, and not exercising regularly. In my late forties I was the heaviest I had ever been, and my blood work only echoed what leading this lifestyle would result in; I had developed metabolic syndrome.

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Blyss Champion ~ Meet Heidi

Blyss Champion ~ Meet Heidi

August 11, 2018

I have learned how to stop comparing myself to others.  13.1 miles is 13.1 miles regardless of how fast you run it.  I’ve learned I’m a heck of a lot stronger than I thought I was.

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Blyss Champion ~ Meet Shelley

Blyss Champion ~ Meet Shelley

July 12, 2018

Running is my zen time.  Although I love running with people, I also love running by myself.  It gives me time to contemplate all that is good, bad, and/or troublesome in my life.

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Blyss Champion ~ Meet Rebecca

Blyss Champion ~ Meet Rebecca

May 14, 2018

Most importantly, while I already knew this, at every race I realize again and again that everyone has a story.  Mirna Valerio, who is a motivational speaker for runners (and an amazing athlete!), asked the audience during a recent lecture “What is your WHY?”  The truth is-every one of us has a WHY--- we just need to own it.

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Blyss Running Champion ~ Meet Lisa

Blyss Running Champion ~ Meet Lisa

April 15, 2018

"I have found something deep inside of me that I didn’t know was there, a love for training and competing.  Not to mention, I learned that I give my own children and grandchildren inspiration to be active which means the world to me".

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Blyss Running Champion ~ Meet Nina

Blyss Running Champion ~ Meet Nina

March 14, 2018

...running has taught me that mental strength is super important to have a good and balanced life in general. I’m always thankful that I can breath hard and keep moving forward regardless of what is happening in my life or around me.  I enjoy feeling tired and sore from good runs as much as I do feeling strong from them. 

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Gasparilla Distance Classic 2018

Gasparilla Distance Classic 2018

February 26, 2018

As always, I am inspired and in awe of all the different people I meet. I love to hear what you are doing and what it is you need in your running apparel. Blyss Running is a very small business and I do take everything you say to heart.

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Blyss Running Champion ~ Meet Leah

Blyss Running Champion ~ Meet Leah

February 14, 2018

I joined a Couch to 5k at a local running store, with the intention of being in the walker group. Fortunately, I was misplaced into a running group, and at 38 1/2 I officially became a runner. Up until this time I never considered running an option.

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Blyss Running Champion ~ Meet Liz K.

Blyss Running Champion ~ Meet Liz K.

January 14, 2018

 "I don't have a time limit, a desire to compete against others and I don’t try to keep up with others because running is my own pace, place of peace & where I can test my own limits to see what I’m capable of in each race I do. I call it the 3Ps of me!”  

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Blyss Running Champion ~ Meet Liz

Blyss Running Champion ~ Meet Liz

December 08, 2017

"I have learned that I am capable of hard things. That my mind is strong and with a good attitude and effort, I can accomplish goals. I have gained friendships, insight, strength, knowledge, courage, happiness and a deeper understanding of myself."

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Blyss Running Champion ~ Meet Annie

Blyss Running Champion ~ Meet Annie

November 09, 2017

"I have learned that running can be any pace. I am not fast and I will never win any races, but I love the feeling of accomplishment after I am done running."

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Blyss Running Champion ~ Meet Martha

Blyss Running Champion ~ Meet Martha

October 13, 2017

"Because I work in the industry, I have a LOT of running clothes. Skirts have long been my favorite, and I have had many brands. But I have to say that my Blyss Trail Skirt is hands down the best I’ve worn. It’s light enough for hot weather, but I am covered up enough to run around in public in it. Can a person “love” a piece of clothing?"

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