1. I love my name. When people meet me they instantly ask me what I like to be called. Do you go by Dot? Dotty? Dolly? Nope – I go by my name – Dorothy. The next thing they tell me is that their grandmothers name was Dorothy, it was my great grandmothers name too[Dorothy Lesley Smith]. I was listening to the radio the other day and Topher Grace was being interviewed. They asked him where he got his name, since his ‘real’ name is Christopher. He said that when he would meet people and introduce himself as Christopher, they automatically would call him Chris, to which he responded, Topher. It ended up sticking. I love my name because it’s unique. Do you know any other Dorothy’s? I looked up how many Dorothy’s are registered for National Marathon. 3. I’m the only one in my age group. SMILE.
2. I’m super weird with numbers. I don’t think they are random and I sincerely believe it’s how God talks to me with out actually talking out loud to me. Colton was born on the 9th of November, the 313th day of the year. According to the birth charts he was conceived[implanted] on March 7th when I was running my super lucky 13th marathon. I also recently read that the Fall of the Berlin Wall happened on November 9th, 1989! While the fall of the Berlin Wall is not a holiday[though should be] it does mean that all of my children have birthdays on days that are important in history. Miles’s Birthday will fall on Easter this year, as does mine in other years. Chloe’s Birthday, September 7th, falls on Labor Day some years. My husbands birthday, January 15th, sometimes falls on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We are one big happy holiday family.
3. National Marathon will be my 14th marathon and my last as a 28 year old. I will be running 26.2 miles on the 26th. Boston Marathon will be my 15th marathon and my first as a 29 year old. I’m excited to end one year with a marathon and begin another with yet another marathon.