About Us

Welcome to Java & Sole!  I’m Brandi, the narrator of these Crazy Runner Girl adventures!  These posts document the lives of a unique group of women who have formed lifelong bonds through coffee (Java) and running (Sole).


We are just a bunch of moms…with kids of all ages, who work full time or part time outside our homes in addition to all of our regular “mom” duties…who found each other through running.

Many of us met through a half marathon training program at a local church; others were invited by these friends to join this crazy group of women for a run at “dark-thirty” in the morning.  That’s right, because anyone can run in the daylight we are a special kind of crazy!  Truthfully though, with a husband and three children of my own, I have found that it’s literally the only time of day that no one else needs me!

We love to dress up or create matching outfits for races (though sometimes that happens on accident!)  We are on a first name basis with the baristas in our local coffee shop but are mostly unrecognizable to them with hair done and make up on.  And you don’t have to tell me twice how lucky I am to have found these women to support and encourage me through it all.  Most mornings I would not be motivated to drag myself out of bed at dark-thirty to go for a run if it weren’t for the girls waiting for me in that parking lot.  And the coffee.  Don’t forget the coffee! :)

running friendsWhether you are a fitness fanatic, new to exercise or just looking for a good laugh I’m so glad you found us.  Take a look around to see what we’re planning next…and drop us a line in the comments or contact sections to let us know what you thought!


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