Mother & Daughter – Her 5th Boston Finish & My 2nd

April 18, 2011. A day I will never forget.

Physically and mentally the race turned into what would be the hardest marathon I have ever run. I ran my 15th marathon at the 115th running of Boston in a time of 3:30:58.

I like to compare apples to apples.

5 months postpartum, and 3 weeks after my 14th marathon, I ran almost 9 minutes faster than my previous Boston Marathon time. A Boston PR is a win in my book any day.

Congrats to all the finishers! I’m one happy, tired and STILL dehydrated mommy. Race recap to come soon.


  1. David H. says:

    Congrats! Looking forward to the race recap!

  2. pajamachef says:


  3. Congrats! That is awesome, I'm so impressed with how much you do with 3 kids!!! Congrats to your mom, too! I was tracking her too :)

  4. Congrats!!!!!! You are awesome!!!

    I love the shirts 😉

  5. Jackie Smith (the other one) says:

    Congratulations to you & your mom! You're both awesome!

  6. MCM Mama says:

    Congratulations!! I can't wait to hear all the details.

  7. Shellyrm ~ just a country runner says:

    Congratulations to you and your mother. You are amazing. 3:30 only 5 months after your little one and 3 weeks after another marathon. AMAZING!

  8. Annette@(running)In the Right Direction says:

    Wow that is absolutely awesome!!! Can't wait to hear the details!

  9. michelle @ the cooking life says:

    Just found your blog through other people's blogs that I read. I'm so glad I found it! Looking forward to reading more. PS – Congratulations on your Boston marathon finish!

  10. Runshorts says:

    Congrats to you both – a course PR is a fantastic post-baby bonus!

  11. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations to you and your mom!

  12. Nice work, Dorothy. Congrats to you and your mom. Can't wait to hear the update!

  13. Momma K and her Krew says:

    WOW. Love it. Am in awe! Congrats!

  14. The Laminator says:

    Such awesomeness D! Kudos to you and your mom!

  15. Congratulations!! You are most definitely a rock star!! Two marathons within a month of each other, so soon after giving birth AND running awesome times at both! I am in awe :) I looked for you out there on the course and I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you (yet again!). But congrats on your Boston PR! Can't wait to read the full recap!

  16. Congrats! I'm really excited for you and way to push through a tough race!

  17. You're amazing Dorothy! I can't wait to hear more about your race! What a fantastic achivement! xo

  18. Rebecca Samson says:

    It truly is so special that you and your mom can train and run races together. I hope one day Charlie and/or Marley share in my love of running. Congrats Dorothy!!

  19. Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS says:

    Congratulations! Love the pic with mom!

  20. WAT TO GO!!!!! You are such an inspiration to me. I've been running for a long time, but juggling it with full-time work and mommyhood is a whole different thing. Thanks for sharing your story with us.

  21. congratulations to you, and to PR the course on top of it, wow!

  22. angierunner says:


  23. Elizabeth says:

    Congrats! That is a huge achievement!!!

  24. The Samson Family says:

    Congrats on a PR for Boston!

  25. Amber (Girl with the red hair) says:

    Great photo. That is SO COOL that your mom ran Boston too!

  26. This is so awesome – congratulations!!

  27. Love the pic of you two! Congratulations! I'm waiting for the recap, can't believe your FB post! Unbelievable time for all that!

  28. oh my gosh, you should be so proud of yourself! that's an incredible time for that course. CONGRATS!

  29. congrats! that's an excellent time, and 5mos post baby – just like kara goucher :) congrats to your mom too!

  30. Stephanie Anne says:

    COngrats on the finish!!!

  31. Wow. Super run at Boston. It's cool that Boston is a family tradition.

  32. Lisa Rini says:

    Congrats Dorothy!!!! Hope you are feeling better. I am FINALLY starting to move faster. Going down stairs has not been comfortable to say the least. :) It was truly a magical day on Monday!

  33. Michelle says:

    Congrats! Looking forward to your recap!

  34. Steel Springs says:

    Congratulations! Fun picture. I love those shirts!

  35. Very inspirational!

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