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‘Tis a lesson you should heed, If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try again; Then your courage should appear, For if you will persevere, You will conquer, never fear Try, try again; Once or twice, though you should fail, If you would at last prevail, Try, try again; If we strive, ’tis no disgrace […]

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This past weekend I FINALLY took my USATF Level 1 Certification test. I passed  with a 92% {80% is needed to pass the course} and I’m proud to say I am now a RRCA Certified Coach as well as USATF Level 1 Certified Coach! Below are my thoughts if you are thinking of taking the […]

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Legs - Running

Five years ago I didn’t know there was such a thing as running blogs. I also didn’t know that people other than your friends and family would stumble upon your blog and start reading it. Call me naïve to the world wide web. In 2012 I started using instagram and loved finding new runners to […]

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Sima

Hi Friends! One of the changes I’m making in 2014 is incorporating yoga into my routine. {I have taken classes on and off for years but nothing consistent and nothing past the beginner level} In 2013 I started doing pilates and spin for the first time, took bootcamp classes, body works classes and even a […]

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Trail Jan 2014

I find it hard to write a blog entry after I’ve taken a little break from writing out my thoughts online. So much to say – I don’t know where to begin or if what I have to say even really matters in the scheme of things. I’m not sure if it is because it’s […]

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Tanks

Looking for some songs to add to your 2014 playlist? Check out the release from Run Hundred below as well as their top 10 list from 2013! The end of the year is a great time to survey workout music for two reasons. First, it provides a chance to look back at the year that’s winding down […]

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Aqua 1

I know a new year shouldn’t feel all that different but it does to me. I wrote out a long post yesterday, re-read it ten times and then decided to not publish it. I’m big on firsts and I wanted my first post of this year to be special to me. I’ve decided in 2014 […]

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IMG_9155

Today is the last day to place an order and have it arrive in time for Christmas. The USPS website says that the last day to ship a priority mail package and have it arrive is this Saturday 12/21/13. I have however noticed that some of the packages that have already gone out are taking […]

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Run The Race Shirt

One of my favorite Christian t-shirt companies is having a crazy sale on their shirts right now. I know I’m not the only one who LOVES Hebrews 12:1-2 for running related reasons – so I thought I would share. For a limited time their shirts are buy one get one free – you can find the […]

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Treadmill

Every December my motivation to train starts to dwindle….. The temperatures outside dip and the treadmill does not seem like a necessary evil just yet. After reading EMZ’s treadmill tips post {http://www.mile-posts.com/2013/12/10-tips-for-beating-treadmill-boredom-runemz.html} – I decided that I had to mix up my treadmill runs to make them bearable and to find my treadmill mojo again. I wanted to […]

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Mile Stones 1

Do you have a race bib that you love? Race bib coasters are a fun way to turn a memory into something you can use again! They are one of my favorite gifts for the runner in your life or a great gift to yourself. Allison – the fabulous runner behind Mile Stones took two bibs […]

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Marathon Medal Holder 1

For the past ten years I’ve been adding my race medals to a bucket. Always on my to-do list was to purchase a medal holder but each and every time I went to look at the various different holders online – I either didn’t love them or didn’t want to fork over $50 for one. […]

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Saucony Travel Tips

Wanted to share my recent blog post from the Saucony blog!! I’d also love to hear some of your tips for traveling and running! http://blog.saucony.com/inspiration/running-and-traveling/     Saturday I ran 12 miles before the winter storm hit us on Sunday. I don’t know about you but I find winter to be the most challenging season […]

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Greatist Article 1

I’m always on the hunt for new and interesting people to help motivate me in my lifelong fitness journey. I was honored to be included in Greatist list of 50 bloggers making a difference and wanted to share it because there are some incredible people on this list. If you are like me and always up […]

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EMZ 2

It’s that time of year for many of us when the temperatures dip below freezing and we find ourselves questioning either our sanity or our motivation. Those of us who don’t like the cold, but still want to train all winter will most likely head to the treadmill. I’ve run 30 miles on a treadmill […]

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Active Article - Final

Looking for tips on how to become a morning runner? Some of my tips are included in Sarah Wassner Flynn’s article for Active.com! Check it out below…. http://www.active.com/running/articles/7-ways-to-become-a-morning-runner?cmp=23-127   Active.com is on: Twitter – https://twitter.com/active Mile Posts Blog is on: twitter – http://twitter.com/mileposts pinterest – http://pinterest.com/mileposts/ facebook – http://www.facebook.com/irunthisbody instagram – http://www.instagram.com/mileposts Snail Mail – Dorothy […]

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I’m not back in the training swing of things, but I am running semi consistently again. Saturday I met up with another semi local blogger, who I happened to meet earlier this summer when we were both on a long run on the same paved trail. 10 miles in 19 degrees went by much faster […]

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Last night I headed to Georgetown to meet up with my mom and attend the awards ceremony for Marine Corps Marathon! A little mother-daughter time was just what the doctor ordered – that and two glasses of wine. My mom ran a HUGE personal PR at Marine Corps Marathon which was good enough for 6th […]

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IRTB 12

  To find more workout songs, you can check out the free database at RunHundred.com.  You can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era – to find the music that best fits with your workout! Gavin DeGraw – Best I Ever Had – 136 BPM Demi Lovato – Neon Lights (Betty Who […]

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Thanksgiving

One of the many things I’m thankful for this year and every year is YOU. Thank you for coming back to this blog week after week and being a part of my life journey. Hope your holiday was filled with good runs and lots of laughter and hugs! xoxo Dorothy    

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Vegas Neg Split 1

I’m going to start this post out with a little disclaimer. I do not know any of the women who finished in the top ten at Rock N Roll Marathon, so I don’t know what was going on during their race or if there were other factors that caused their slow down other than starting […]

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On 11.17.13 I ran my 26th marathon. I’d be lying if I said I was ready to run 26.2 miles again. MCM was a month ago and I had no intentions of racing. A faster {for you} marathon affects your body differently than a slower {for you marathon} does. I seriously considered stepping back and running the […]

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alexliggitt

If you are like me – starting ten days out from a marathon you start to stalk weather.com. Instead of stalking the weather this weekend I’ve been getting my information direct from the source! Today’s “guest” on Mile Posts is….. The Running Weatherman aka Alex Liggitt of ABC 7 in DC — Here is his weather […]

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Vegas 2012 1

 As with any marathon, you know how to prepare better once you have actually completed the race. I’m 4 days out from running Rock N Roll Vegas Marathon for the 2nd time and completing my 26th marathon overall. These are my top 5 tips for making Vegas your best marathon yet! Don’t party too hard […]

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Tess 1

In a recent post I shared a video of my friend Tess at her last marathon, Chicago Marathon. Today she is the featured runner on I RUN THIS BLOG. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet – what are you waiting for?! Hope you like her as much as I do! Name: Tess Rafferty Age: […]

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To find more workout songs, you can check out the free database at RunHundred.com.  You can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era – to find the music that best fits with your workout! Lady GaGa & R. Kelly – Do What U Want  – 99 BPM Rihanna – What Now (Firebeatz […]

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Celebrating this little guy’s 3rd birthday!   I’m fairly certain that for the rest of my life – three times a year – I will ask myself – how is my baby X years old? It seems like a lifetime ago that I brought a newborn baby home to my house, yet it seems like it […]

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Dream big run long website

On November 20th, 2011. I registered the blog name www.dreambigrunlong.blogspot.com  and the website URL www.dreambigrunlong.com and both have sat there since that day waiting for a big dream of mine to come true. As someone who used to work for and closely with Ellen and Elizabeth the founders of Moving Comfort – I have been inspired […]

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Vegas 2012 8

When I first starting sharing my running adventures with others {it was pretty much my mom and my mom reading when I first started this blog} I OVER shared about my running, my life, my dreams, and my goals. This works for some people. It doesn’t work for me. Keeping my real goals close to […]

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530 Chicago Marathon 2004    www_mile-posts_blogspot_com

There are people who run and people who are runners. There are runners who run only to run. There are runners that the simple act of running brings them such immense joy that it no longer is just a run. It’s so much more. For those that don’t know this type of love, they will […]

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