I’ve made a lot of poor choices in my life {who hasn’t right?!} and one of those choices I now regret was transitioning over the past couple of years to using no fuel on my runs and bringing no water. 20 miles. hashtag #nofuel #nowater #yay only it wasn’t #yay for my body…..   The […]

Today is a big day for those of you who entered the lottery for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon!! So what do you do if you didn’t get in to Marine Corps Marathon? If you have been a runner for a long time you are likely aware that some races offer the option to transfer […]

As I started to write out all the changes I’ve made, I realized just how many changes have happened. I didn’t do them all at once like I have in the past, I did them little by little. The changes have become part of my life, a habit if you will, that I no longer think […]

It’s a minor pet peeve of mine when bloggers apologize for not writing. The world does not skip a beat if I don’t write a post – life goes on. I believe that no words are often better than too many words. I do however find myself in the situation where I own you an apology. I want […]

  If’ I’m being truthful, it wasn’t love at first sight. In my heart I knew maybe our paths crossed for a reason, but I’m old enough to know that things come and go. As days turned to weeks, weeks to months, and months to years, I felt like this was something that could possibly last. I […]

I’m really excited to share that I will be blogging over on the Women’s Running Magazine website! Myself and four other female bloggers will be bringing you new posts weekly. The other four bloggers are: NYC Running Mama – http://nycrunningmama.com/ Hungry Runner Girl – http://www.hungryrunnergirl.com/ T-Rex Runner – http://trexrunner.com/ Eat Pray Run DC – http://eatprayrundc.com/ The […]

I’m excited to announce that I am part of an expanded partnership between Mazda USA and Rock N Roll Marathon! I will be the Tastemaker at four Rock N Roll races this year and will be at the expo where you can share your stories of how running has been a game changer in your […]

How is it already the 9th of July? It feels like 2014 just started and now it’s more than half over!! If you are looking for some new songs to add to your fall/winter marathon training playlist here are the top 10 from RunHundred for July! This month’s top 10 list plays host to an […]

Wanted to share a post I recently wrote for the 26Strong blog on my simplified thoughts on nutrition and running, if you haven’t read it you can check it out here. http://running.competitor.com/2014/06/saucony-26-strong/dorothy-beal_105561   I bit the bullet today {even though I already knew this was on my plan for 2014} and signed up for the […]

Some days you need to mix up the route you run for the run to still seem fun. Wasn’t in the mood for 10 miles at my usual spot on the W & OD and since I was solo with no stroller to push {focusing on a positive – even though I do love my little running […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Last Friday I did something I don’t typically do. I quit. 3 miles in to my run I couldn’t take it any longer. The heat and humidity were making me feel like I wanted to throw up. I tried to push through and remind myself that summer running is hard but it didn’t work. I […]

I literally just got off the phone with Kara Goucher and I’m smiling from ear to ear. Pinch me. Did that really just happen? Kara is in Nashville this weekend for the Rock N Roll Nashville Marathon. She had a few moments to spare before a shake out run with around 400 Nissan employees {who […]