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Marine Corps 2013 1

I ran a marathon on Sunday. I was smart and to quote Frederik Van Lierde “it worked out” Sometimes you are in shape to run a 3:05 marathon and you run a 3:17 other times you are in shape for a 3:20 marathon and run a 3:13. The marathon isn’t just about fitness - it’s a […]

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The weather will be near perfect for a marathon tomorrow. Not too hot, not too cold. There may be some points along the course that are breezy or downright windy, they always are, but other than that it should be a beautiful day for a marathon around our Nations Capital. I’ve made the mistake many a […]

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Marine Corps Marathon 2011

10 years ago today I woke up in the apartment I was sharing with my mom. We gathered our stuff together and headed to the start line of Marine Corps Marathon. It was a morning filled with excitement and angst. Could I run 26.2 miles? Could a girl who pretended to hyperventilate to avoid running […]

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If you have never run a marathon before you have most likely heard of this thing called THE WALL. Some runners believe that you can’t run a marathon without hitting the wall and others know better. I’ve hit the wall {many times}. I’ve also NOT hit the wall and had great races where I finished 26.2 miles […]

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After a 19 hour travel day the Tuesday before Kona I asked Megan what was on our schedule for the next morning. We are swimming with Hines Ward so we need to be on time. NO BIG DEAL – right? Voice in my head: Hines Ward played football, he can’t possibly be very great at swimming […]

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Lagos - Enso 5

As it turns out returning to normalcy after being in paradise is much harder than I thought. That or the two 19 hour travel days still have me a bit thrown off {wink} so thank you for your patience!! The WINNER is……Janice  https://twitter.com/janiceannsnaps Please email me at irunthisbody@gmail.com to claim your prize. Thank you to […]

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DCIM100GOPRO

On the outside it appears as if I have it together or maybe it doesn’t and I’m fooling myself in to thinking it appears that way. Today I do not have it together. I have a very bad habit of looking at the BIG picture and feeling overwhelmed. The BIG picture could apply to something […]

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2010

Let me preface this little post with a disclaimer that all of my Kona posts are going to be in no particular order that makes any sense. I left Kona so crazy inspired by a sport that I literally KNEW NOTHING about two weeks ago. I’m posting posts, as I feel like it and as […]

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DCIM100GOPRO

My flight landed at 6 am this morning at Dulles after another marathon travel day. I have so much to say and so many fun stories to tell – I don’t even know where to begin. I took over 1,000 photos that I’ll be posting to my facebook page and some little video clips that […]

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Kona 1

After 18+ hours of traveling yesterday I FINALLY made it to Kona. The open air airport welcomed me to the land of paradise. Danica and the crew picked Amanda and I up from the airport and we headed straight to dinner at Kona Brewing Company. A gluten free beer and salad was EXACTLY what I […]

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I RUN THiS BODY Wraps

Today’s giveaway is for an I Run This Body Wrap bracelet. I’m a {big} fan of this bracelet for obvious reasons!! I believe in the power of the mind and think that it can control the body. I believe that this statement relates not only to running but also to life. Every day you have […]

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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! Looking for some music to add to your workout playlist? Check out Run Hundred for their October List. Robin Thicke & […]

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In my post yesterday I talked a little bit about my seasonal allergies and oral allergy syndrome. One of the things that my allergist found that I am very allergic to dogs. I already sort of knew this and really just didn’t want to admit it to myself. Bailey my peek-a-poo turned 9 yesterday and Daphne, […]

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Saucony Ruched Long Sleeve 2

10 months ago I decided I HAD to figure out what was going on with my body. I was sick of how I felt and knew I needed to make a change. I started visiting dr.’s for various different issues. Some doctors were great, some were less than great. Some made me cry some didn’t. […]

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Dorothy

I have carried my own water in almost all of my marathons. When I first started running I wore a water belt, because I thought that is what you did in order to look like a real runner, not because it was comfortable. Once I felt like a so-called-real-runner – I ditched the belt and […]

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Ironman Kona 1

My life has this funny way of working out. It’s not that my life is perfect. I have my fair share of crap, I just try to keep it {mostly} off this blog, and dwell on the positive. When I sit down and dwell on everything good that has happened in my life, it’s hard […]

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Lagos Enso irtb

Earlier in the summer Lagos Jewelry asked me if I wanted to be part of a charity project where I got to wear a beautiful piece from their new Enso Collection for a month. At the end of that month, the piece would be donated to a charity of my choice {I picked Challenge Athletes […]

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Boston Treadmill 4

In my head there is a marathon battle that ensues every single training season. The logical side of me tells me that I NEED a break from marathons and maybe I would be happier if I dropped down to a shorter distance and trained to try and run faster. I reason that maybe even one season […]

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On tap for yesterday was an 8 mile easy run. Easy is usually used to describe a run that is either easy because of pace {slower} or distance {shorter} or both. In terms of what is actually easy for each individual the varies in pace and distance. Using EASY with the word run can be misleading […]

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I’ve been sharing my #strongstyle on instagram weekly now it’s your turn! Share your story of success or a defining moment in your life and you could win a Diamond Lagos Bracelet for your Charity of choice. http://www.lagos.com/enso-collection-share-your-strength.php Mile Posts Blog is on: Mile Posts on twitter – http://twitter.com/mileposts Mile Posts on pinterest – http://pinterest.com/mileposts/ […]

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ESD Stackable rings

Emily of http://emilyruns.com/ you WON!!! Please email me at irunthisbody@gmail.com to claim your Erica Sara Designs prize! Thank you to everyone who entered!!! Stay tuned for another fun jewelry giveaway coming soon!!! Mile Posts Blog is on: ◾Mile Posts on twitter – http://twitter.com/mileposts ◾Mile Posts on pinterest – http://pinterest.com/mileposts/ ◾Mile Posts on facebook – http://www.facebook.com/irunthisbody ◾Mile […]

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Saucony Ruched Long Sleeve 1

4:10 am is early. It feels even earlier when you plan on doing a speed workout as your run. My mind reasoned back and forth and decided that running later on my favorite paved trail was a better idea than attempting to run fast in the dark. As the day wore on I was a […]

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Believe I Am Screen shot

Wanted to share a recent post I did for Believe I Am – What Do You Believe? http://www.believeiam.com/blogs/biablog/8735265-what-do-you-believe-guest-post-by-mileposts-dorothy-beal What butterfly necklace does Mile Posts wear all the time? {got to love google search stats – wink wink} It’s the Believe I Am – I Am Butterfly necklace! Debated and debated if this little gem was with […]

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Summer 2013 4

As someone who for the majority of her life considered herself un-athletic there were two things sporty that I grew to love and felt like I was decent at. Running and core work. Core work doesn’t really qualify as a sport, and to some running doesn’t either….but either way this was mostly the extent of […]

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Lagos - Enso 2

As a runner success is often defined by a number. The number may be large – as in the amount of miles ran on that specific day. The number may be small – as in how fast can you finish a set distance. The problem with numbers is that they only tell one part of the […]

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I woke up this morning with a huge smile on my face and NO I do not usually wake up that happy. When I grabbed my phone I realized it was Friday the 13th, a date usually thought to be unlucky. The smile again returned to my face. Years ago I ran a marathon with […]

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ESD Stackable rings

I love when a giveaway gets me excited!!! Today Erica Sara Designs & Mile Posts are giving away one of Erica’s beautiful stackable RUN rings. I am a HUGE fan of wearing things that remind you of what you love, are capable of, or want out of life. I am often seen wearing words, or […]

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Chloe Birthday 3

  My brain is in a fog this morning. This weekend was filled with so many wonderful things but the lack of sleep and the go go go, combined with eating things that my body reacted with has left me sluggish at best. I have a 6 mile easy run that I need to fit […]

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After I ran my first marathon I had this goal of completing an Ironman race for my 30th birthday. 30 seemed far off enough that I could actually make that happen. This was before kids and before I actually THOUGHT about the training that goes in to completing an event like the Ironman. My 30th […]

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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! Looking for some music to add to your workout playlist? Check out Run Hundred for their September List. Lady GaGa – […]

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