Trail 8

I feel compelled to write today. Writing is how I process emotions. I want to let the emotions out, sit with them for a little, and then put my big girl pants on and move forward. It took 7 miles this morning for me to process why I was on the verge of tears. 7 silent miles, listening to nature and the sound of my breath. Why am I so upset about this change? It's a trail Dorothy, a paved unmoving trail; only it has now moved and I don't like it. I don't like it one single bit. I … [Continue reading...]

Crow Pose 2

Not long ago I wrote a blog post for Women’s Running talking about running and yoga titled, So You Think You’ll Never Be A Runner When I wrote the post I hadn’t yet flown during what is becoming my yoga practice. In trying to do crow I had fallen flat on my face more times than I […]

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First Day of School

I can’t believe it’s already September! This was the fastest summer of my life. I love my kids and absolutely love staying home with them, but was worried that summer would feel endless with the near daily proclamations of being bored. If not entertained for five minutes, it’s the most boring day of their life. […]

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I’m not here to bash Whole30, it taught me a lot and there were some huge benefits, even though I told you yesterday I won’t do it again. How Whole30 helped me: I started eating real food and by real I mean not something out of a box filled with chemicals, or food that pretends […]

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A couple of years ago a friend told me about the book It Starts With Food. I was feeling run down, I didn’t have energy for my runs and I felt exhausted most days. I was getting plenty, if not too much sleep, but never woke up rested. She suggested I get the book and possibly […]

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I’ve made a lot of poor choices in my life {who hasn’t right?!} and one of those choices I now regret was transitioning over the past couple of years to using no fuel on my runs and bringing no water. 20 miles. hashtag #nofuel #nowater #yay only it wasn’t #yay for my body…..   The […]

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My latest post for Women’s Running is up on their blog HERE For those of you who love instagram {or are addicted like me}, the post is basically a list of popular running hashtags and why you should use them {to make new friends!}. Long gone are the days when it was something hush hush if you […]

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  hike hīk/ noun noun: hike; plural noun: hikes 1. a long walk, especially in the country or wilderness. synonyms: walk, trek, tramp, trudge, slog, footslog, march; ramble “a five-mile hike The weather in Leesburg today is absolutely delightful. I ran a crisp 4 miles this morning at 5 something. Ran into a skunk, had […]

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August Music

“The summer may be winding down, but you’d never guess it from this month’s workout playlist. While June and July featured an assortment of sunny pop songs, August’s top picks are more eclectic in two main ways: tempo and genre. With some faster songs and greater variety in your mix, you’ll be perfectly equipped to […]

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Dorothy Beal 4

Today’s run was a 2 mile warm up, 12 x 1:00 on, 1:00 off, then a 1 mile cool down. Any speed work is hard in my eyes, but fartleks are the easiest of them all in my opinion because there really isn’t a pace I aim to hit – I just run them based […]

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Sunrise 8-5

What a difference two weeks can make! When I wrote my last post, I was feeling low. After two doctor’s appointments and a new medication that I’ve been taking for 6 days I’m feeling hopeful. The biggest frustration with not feeling good is that I feel like I’ve been in and out of doctor’s offices […]

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I’m a big fan of Kristin Armstrong. She’s my kind of chick and if I had a celebrity crush, she would be mine. She has a blog, called Mile Markers, simply put – it’s awesome. She wrote a post about #JFR and I really loved it, because it’s sort of what I Run This Body is to […]

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TRX Post

It’s no secret that doing the “extras” will help you when it comes to your running. Those extras might seem like a waste of time if you are the type of runner who doesn’t run for performance but simply to stay in shape and enjoy life. I will tell you however that as you age, […]

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After we visited Tiananmen Square we headed to the Forbidden City. Wikipedia: The Forbidden City Julie, our tour guide, was Chinese and seemed to genuinely love sharing her knowledge of the history behind the places we went to. Touring the city would not have been the same without her – looking back on the trip, I […]

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When I first found out that we would be traveling to China, I was a little worried about the logistics when we got there. China isn’t like say France or Spain where I don’t speak the language but could look at words on signs and somewhat guess what they are or at the very least […]

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