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Dorothy Beal - Love Of Potatoes 1

As a 36-time marathoner and busy mom of three, I’m always on the hunt for quick and easy ways to feed my family healthy, minimally processed food. There are two items on my daily menu: coffee (can I get an amen?!) and potatoes. Growing up, I was always obsessed with french fries—who wasn’t—but it wasn’t until I learned I had a wheat allergy that I fully embraced potatoes as an any-meal-of-the-day nutrient-dense option. In hindsight, I missed out when I filled my plate with grains for all … [Continue reading...]

Dorothy Beal - Running - June 18

Hi friends! It’s been awhile since I popped in to say hello. Thank you to those of you who have stuck around the past five months while I didn’t write. If you are new and are randomly finding this post, welcome – I’m happy you are here! I’ve been debating what to do with this […]

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New Carpet

Good morning! It felt good to write here yesterday. I’ve missed this place. Thoughts for today: Running sometimes sucks. That was the point of my video yesterday I posted to instagram. Does that mean I’ve ever regretted a run? Nope, never. Does that mean I want to run less than I’m running now? Nope, I […]

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January 2018 - Mile Posts

I had every intention of writing here every day in January and then yeah….that didn’t happen. So I’ve already not met some of my goals for the month, but others are still going strong. I’m choosing to focus on those and not let myself worry too much about the ones that have already fallen by […]

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Taking A Break From Facebook

At the beginning of 2017 amidst the whirlwind that was the election, I got into a somewhat heated discussion on my personal Facebook page. I was so frustrated with the entire discussion that I ended up deactivating my Facebook account for a while just to escape what felt like an increasingly negative place. I loved […]

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Sponsored by ASICS. Spring marathon training started last week with my first local race {a holiday themed 5K} in what feels like forever! My mileage for the week was right around 25, which is lower than where I usually start at the beginning of a marathon cycle, but right where I intended to be for […]

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Osprey Daylite Backpack Review - Mile Posts

Sponsored by Zappos My kids are home on winter break and I’m pretty excited about it! Yes, it makes fitting in a run a little trickier than normal, but I treasure these days where the morning snuggles have no reason to end and we aren’t tied to a time on a clock. I love when […]

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Kona with Gatorade Endurance

I ran today. It didn’t go as planned. I hate plans for this reason, because often {or more than often} things don’t go as planned. Thankfully my coach is also my best friend and she helps keep me on a non-plan plan. It’s one of the many reasons I decided to hire her as my […]

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KV -1423

Hi friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve written here. A long while…. It wasn’t on purpose and then it was on purpose. For the sake of my sanity and simply because there really isn’t enough time to do everything I want to do, something had to give, and blogging was it. What I learned during my […]

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RNR Virginia Beach #rnrva

It may sound crazy to run three races in one weekend, but to someone who likes relay races, three times seems completely normal. I’d venture to say that running a 5K, a mile on the sand, and then a half marathon is probably going to be easier than any relay I’ve ever run anyways. I’m […]

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RNR VA Beach - Mile On The Sand Pin

Last week I wrapped up my first week of 45 miles since before Boston. To be honest, it could be my first 45 week this year, I didn’t track my mileage during my Boston training, so I’m just assuming I ran that one week. I seem to remember being happy about that number this year, […]

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Rock N Roll Chicago Half Marathon - Mile Posts

A friendly reminder that if you wanted to enter the giveaway for a FREE entry to one of the Rock N Roll Virginia Beach races enter now before it’s too late — the giveaway ends tonight at midnight EST. You can enter over on my instagram page.   🔥GIVEAWAY: Pins you buy are cool 😘 pins […]

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