Rock N Roll Chicago Half Marathon 2017

This past weekend I ran the Rock N Roll Chicago 1/2 Marathon with my sister. 13.1 miles through the streets of Chicago. 13.1 miles gives you a fair amount of time to think. In this case it was 1 hour and 52 minutes worth of thinking. I feel good. I feel crappy. This is hard. This is making me happy. The thoughts go on and on. Spectators cheering for you at every turn. Making you laugh with their race signs and forget if even for a moment that running is really hard. I've … [Continue reading...]


Hiiiii friends! I shared this “I Have A Runner’s Body” post last night on my instagram but I wanted to share the message here as well. If you missed my first post in this series you can check it out HERE and if you are a fan of instagram you can follow @ihavearunnersbody HERE I […]

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Morning friends! I shared this last night on my instagram but I wanted to share the message here as well. The photo on the left was taken yesterday – 5/30/17 The photo on the right was taken in 2011 Have a moment? Let’s chat! I often get asked {sometimes in a nice way and sometimes […]

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Jazzercise Girl Force

If you are between the ages of 16 – 21 Jazzercise is offering you a year of FREE fitness classes no strings attached! Not between those ages? Spread the love and tell someone who is about this exciting FREE opportunity! The goal is the program is to offer “young women a safe place to get […]

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Oh how I miss the days of political jokes being funny….. Yesterday was the 36th running of the ACLI Capital Challenge! I’ve been volunteering at this race since before Chloe was born {she turns 11 in September!!} and each and every year I leave the race telling myself that I need to sign up to […]

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Talkin’ bout treadmills….. I’ve never been one to hate on the treadmill. Once I became a mother it was the only way I was able to keep training for marathons. Without it I probably would have given up on marathoning long ago. I am a firm believer if you embrace the treadmill, then it no longer feels like […]

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Mother's Day

I’ve partnered on a fun Mother’s Day giveaway with two of my favorite ladies and wanted to share the details with you before it’s too late to enter!   Today is the last day to enter to win so hop over to my instagram page!! CLICK HERE What you’ll win if you WIN: From @sarahmariedesignstudio: […]

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I have no clue how it is already Friday!! It feels like I blinked after packing my suitcase for the Boston Marathon and now I’m back home. Whirlwind would probably be an appropriate word. When I headed to Boston Friday morning it felt like I had a really long weekend to spend in Boston, Tuesday […]

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I’m on a plane to Boston right now!! I’m beyond thankful for the opportunity to run this amazing race for the 5th time. I’m also very excited to share the experience with you guys via social media! I’ll be taking over the Women’s Running Magazine instagram account on Saturday so you can follow me over […]

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Morning friends! First things first. I want to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of my favorite people Jessica{aka @paceofme}! I’m am very, very thankful for the joy that this woman brings to my life each and every week. I believe that life brings people in to your world for specific reasons. I’m not someone who […]

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If you missed part one of my treadmill thoughts you can find that post HERE I’ve owned a treadmill for around 7 years. We purchased it used from my brother-in-law. It hands down was one of the best purchases we made and at the time, one of the priciest. As a mom to three little people I […]

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Joanie 3

Hi friends! I’m back from a whirlwind weekend in Tennessee where I ran 3 times in 26 hours and made new friends in the process {the very BEST part of relays}.   When in Nashville?!? 😜 #patt #honkytonk #countrygirl #ragnartn A post shared by Dorothy Beal | #irunthisbody (@mileposts) on Mar 25, 2017 at 9:02pm […]

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