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Littles: Moooooommmmy – can we buy some more bandaids. Me: I will buy them just this once, but band-aids are a waste of money, they don’t help things heal. Littles: Ummm ok. Can we get the spiderman ones? Me: Yes {thinks to self that I’m throwing $2 away again on bandaids that will get placed all […]

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Boston 2014 2

My sincere apologies for taking so long to pick a cadet and for the delay in getting this post up. I wanted to read through every single comment and really think about who I was picking for this adventure. There were so many amazing stories and I have a list a page long of women […]

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073

Myself, Michelle and Jess will be taking over Fitness Magazine’s instagram account on Monday April 21! Jess and I will be running the race and taking pictures at Athlete’s Village, along the course, and at the finish – while Michelle will be spectating and sending you what she is seeing from the sidelines. The three of […]

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Essie Silver Platter

One of the quirky little things I like to do before races is to make sure my nails are painted and that my hair is straight. I will literally get up an extra 15 minutes early to flat iron my hair. Ditto with going to bed late to make sure even my toes are painted […]

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518 My first marathon - MCM '03

Reading through the entries for the Saucony 26Strong marathon team has been amazing. Literally, I wish I could pick all of you, or have a blog post monthly where you all shared these types of stories – it’s so motivating and inspiring to me. I don’t love the word INSPIRE as silly as that sounds. […]

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Boston Snez 2

After what felt like a couple of month hiatus from sharing my randomness on this blog {really it was about two weeks – so short no one even noticed I was gone – ha} – I officially feel back and ready to share! At the beginning of April my mom {@misslesleyruns on twitter and instagram} was interviewed […]

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First Race DTB

Are you a female who has never run a marathon before and wants to? Is 26.2 your DREAM distance and 2014 is the year that you are going to tackle it? Saucony and Competitor Magazine are putting together a 2014 Team for their 26Strong Program. The team will be comprised of 13 coaches {I’m one of them!!} […]

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Boston Strong

Running Boston Marathon on Monday and need some new music to add to your playlist? Not that you need ANY music at the BOSTON MARATHON but if you are one of those who just can’t imagine running a marathon without music here are some new beats for your list. For the record I’ve run Boston […]

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Find Your Strong Headshot

I firmly believe in my head and heart that I GET to run rather than HAVE to run, yet I often have to remind myself of this fact. Lately running has felt like something I have to do instead of something that I make time for because I enjoy it. At night I always go […]

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April 1 - 2

April is my favorite month of the year. Its not too hot – not too cold – just riiiiiiight. The thought of April approaching in March makes my heart leap. April 1st is a very special day for me. It’s the birthday of my great grandmother who died of TB when my grandmother was very young, I […]

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Another Mother Runner 2

I’m a big fan of the ladies at Another Mother Runner so I may have been a tiny bit giddy when they included me in their podcast round up post today! Thank you Sarah and Dimity!!!   Link to their blog post: http://anothermotherrunner.com/2014/03/23/102-2nd-best-of-another-mother-runner-radio-running-podcast/ {my little blurb is around 45 minutes in to the podcast} Link to […]

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Target Run Fast Shirt

Chloe and I spotted this fun little shirt at Target today in the girls running section. I love it so much that there is running specific gear for little girls now. It was not so long ago that many did not consider running a sport or something that could possibly even warrant a section in a […]

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March 1

In a world that doesn’t often make sense I’d like the weather to – I know – I know – there are bigger issues. It’s been REALLY nice all week and now we are supposed to see a 30 degree temperature drop in one day. I can’t handle this – please get it together mother nature – […]

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Look Back

In November when I was riding my high from Rock N Roll Vegas Marathon, I decided I was all in for RNR USA 1/2 or marathon {if I was feeling crazy enough to run 3 in the spring}. A lot has happened since November – big – small – good – bad – great and […]

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Runners World Brooke

If you haven’t read Lauren Fleshman’s post on keeping it real when it comes to the pictures we share of ourselves and how we think about our bodies – I highly recommend it. http://asklaurenfleshman.com/2013/11/keeping-it-real/   I Run This Body super fan Brooke shared her unedited photo and made it in to the Runner’s World Magazine […]

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Sale

Making room for new spring colors! All tri-blend shirts, men’s, sweatshirts, and blue/yellow 50/50 blend shirts are on sale! Quantities are limited. All sales final and no adjustments on previous purchases. www.dreambigrunlong.com

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IRTB Group Photo

This month’s playlist is dominated by club tracks. Fitz & The Tantrums appeared in last month’s Top 10 and have returned this month with the only rock song to make the cut. Apart from that, everything else is straight from the dancefloor: a fierce new single from Kylie Minogue, a riff on Instagram culture from The Chainsmokers, and a collaboration […]

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Roosevelt

  I don’t post on Mile Posts every day but if you want a daily dose of my ramblings you can find me on social media: ◾twitter – http://twitter.com/mileposts ◾pinterest http://pinterest.com/mileposts/ ◾facebook – http://www.facebook.com/irunthisbody ◾instagram – http://www.instagram.com/mileposts

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Valentine 1

Months ago I started Allergy Shot Therapy at my ENT for my year round seasonal allergies. It was three shots weekly, given at the same time, two in one arm, one in the other. At my ENT I was unable to make a weekly appointment but rather had to call on certain days and make sure it was okay […]

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Potomac River Running Kids

I love the treadmill. I hate the treadmill. I’m what I call a surge runner, meaning that I surge and slow down a zillion and one times during a mile. It’s fairly easy for me to hit a consistent average mile after mile but if there was a chart of the pace on my Garmin […]

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Valentine 1

Happy Valentines Day my friends!   Hope you have all enjoyed a nice day filled with lots of miles and smiles. My gift to myself today was 20 treadmill miles <3

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5K Feb 2014

It’s taking me a little bit to adjust to my new normal. I’ve made some mistakes and I’ve slipped up a couple of times but for the most part I’m on track. One slip up led to a raging headache with in 10 minutes and I vowed to REALLY take to heart that I can’t eat […]

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Feb 1

The littles are home again, this time from an ice storm rather than a snow storm. I love how beautiful ice makes everything look, but it is really destructive. I swear I have spent a good portion of the winter outside trying to get snow and ice off the bending bushes in our backyard. I […]

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Yoga Runners

I recently did the 7 minutes with Sima Hip Openers you tube video and highly recommend it. Sima suggested I try this video out pre or post run. I’ve done it post run and felt a difference the next day! I’m NOT a yogi but I am on my way to feeling more confident when […]

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IRTB Quote

This month’s top 10 list is as eclectic as they come. From the Top 40, you’ll find a slew of collaborations featuring Enrique Iglesias, Macklemore, and Shakira. Beyond the pop charts, you’ll find a college radio hit from Grouplove, a country anthem from Jerrod Niemann, and a club rocker from Martin Garrix. No matter what kind of music you […]

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wod trail 1

Saturday’s 13 miler was the type of run that makes you remember each and every reason why you fell in love with running in the first place. It was not easy and it certainly was not fast but it was beautiful and it was OUTSIDE. After spending what feels like weeks upon weeks on the treadmill […]

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Happy Mommy 2

Day 5 Food: Roasted Beets Basmati Brown Rice Rice Cakes Peach Jelly Corn Chips {not on the allergy diet at all but I wanted them and I don’t feel bad about it since I’m not allergic to corn} Salad Mix Juiced Carrots Juiced Beets Chicken Shortly after I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead I […]

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Beets

Day 4 food was pretty much the exact same as the previous 3 days. Roasted Sweet Potatoes Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad Mix Roasted Beets Basmati Brown Rice Beef I didn’t workout or run on Sunday. I hung around most of the day, napped and recovered from staying out too late the night before. I still felt […]

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Meghan Birthday 2

AM Workout: 3 treadmill miles 55 minutes of spin class strength Day 3 Food: Basmati Brown Rice Peach Jelly {organic with no fake sugars} Chicken Carrots Kale Brussels Sprouts Salad with chicken {middle of the night – I was out – better than the mozzarella sticks I would have been eating in my college days} […]

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Nuts

Day 2 of the allergy elimination diet my allergist put me on was MUCH easier than day 1. I’m not feeling sorry for myself anymore. Today it seems fun to really know what it feels like to feel good from the inside out. My energy levels are up. I took day two off and didn’t […]

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