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Right after I ran Rock N Roll 1/2 for fun I headed to LA to meet up with 2 other 26 Strong teams that had been chosen for a Saucony/Competitor Magazine photo shoot. When I flew out there I had no idea that my cadet, Danielle and I would end up on the cover of […]

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I can’t believe it’s almost September already!! Where does the time go? On the last day of August here are ten songs to add to your running or workout playlist! This month’s top 10 list plays host to a variety of dance cuts, club remixes, and curious collaborations. On the cardio front, you’ll find a pair […]

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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 […]

Ride 7 Contest

The winner of last week’s instagram giveaway of a new pair of Saucony Ride 7’s is —- CHASINGBUNNYB  Please email me at irunthisbody@gmail.com Be sure to follow @mileposts on instagram for more fun giveaways coming soon!!   Hope you all had an amazing 4th of July weekend!! xo Dorothy

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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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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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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. […]

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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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 […]

Last Chance Arm Warmers

Saucony has a great sale section on their website called LAST CHANCE. My favorite lightweight pink arm warmers are in this section as well as some of my favorite running shoes – Kinvara, Kinvara Trail, Ride and Type A5. Check it out if you are in need of some new gear or shoes and don’t want to […]

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Use hashtag #pileonbraceletsnotworries on instagram and show us your ARM MESS!!! Piling on worries does nothing to make them go away. Piling on bracelets reminds me that it’s silly to stress about worries. What will be will always be – good or bad – worrying doesn’t help. Jewelry from left to right: Anna Beck: http://www.annabeck.com/ J […]

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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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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  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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Looking for some music to add to your workout playlist? Check out Run Hundred for their August List.   Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred–the web’s most popular workout music blog. Britney Spears – Ooh La La – 129 BPM Duck Sauce – It’s You – 128 BPM One Direction – Best Song Ever […]

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Today’s question comes from Robert…. One question for you, if you have the time…  You’ve made some amazing strides in your pace.  The thought of me running a 6:09 mile is so far out there right now…  As you put it, I’m chugging away at 5mph on the treadmill these days, and it feels like […]

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This week is a whirlwind running week. When people ask me what I do for a living or what I enjoy I typically say – all things running – which makes sense to me but maybe not to them. I do love all things running. There are parts I obviously love more than others but […]

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Looking for some music to add to your workout playlist? Check out Run Hundred for their April List   Ash – Arcadia – 151 BPM Krewella – Alive – 128 BPM The Band Perry – Done – 102 BPM Daft Punk & Pharrell – Get Lucky – 116 BPM Alex Gaudino & Mario – Beautiful – 128 […]

Saucony - Lace Up

In an effort to inspire runners to honor and support the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, Saucony has created the #BostonStrong Lace Medallion to be offered as a fundraiser for The One Fund Boston. The two-sided medallion features the viral hashtag and unity motto #BostonStrong on […]

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If you are interested in purchasing an I Run This Body shirt and missed them last time around or want to order more, now is the time! I have limited quanties in all of the colors. All information can be found on the SHOP page of Mile Posts. http://www.mile-posts.com/shop-i-run-this-body   When the shirts are gone, they […]

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I know in order to recover properly and keep doing this marathon thing year after year I have to rest. I enjoy rest and I hate rest. After a marathon I usually take a week off from running or working out. I’m typically in pretty good shape physically post marathon so sliding into my jeans […]

I Run This Body Shirt

UPDATED: 11/12/13 – Looking for I Run This Body gear – you can now place your orders on Dorothy’s new website  www.dreambigrunlong.com – THANK YOU!!! Price: $26 per shirt Sizes: S, M, L, XL For sizing reference I am wearing a small Women’s Specific Shirts [if you are interested in a men’s shirt – leave a comment below and I […]

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Yesterday I went for my first run post Marine Corps Marathon. I was itching to run all week but reminded myself that it’s VERY important to allow enough recovery time if you want to attempt back to back marathons. Friday morning I decided not to make the trip up to NYC for the marathon and […]

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One of the many things I was reminded of at Army Ten Miler is that what you wear is EXTREMELY important in long distance races. Again long distance is relative to the person but for me a long race is anything over 10 miles. The temperature on Sunday just before the race was around 50 […]

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I wanted this post to be different than it’s going to, but as my dear virtual friend Tess says every run has a lesson to teach us and I learned/remembered quite a few from this 10 miler. This race was a last minute addition to my fall calendar – after racing well under my 1:10 goal […]

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My alarm went off before 4 am this morning. Hit snooze twice. Told myself I would run later. Admittedly I stayed up later than planned reading Endurance. I snuggled up to my husband and he nicely asked me if I was going to run. I said no I’d run later. He said there was no […]

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Two weeks ago I was furiously packing my bags for the trip of a lifetime. Yet I still sit here unable to put into words how amazing the whirlwind weekend was. I find that writing a post makes things final and when it comes to recaps it means something is over. Admittedly I don’t want […]

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Just as I thought the mornings were getting cooler the weather threw me a curve ball this morning with its high temperatures and muggy humidity. My speedy running friend and I agreed the weather was miserable but decided we probably should not complain about it because in a few short months our runs will be filled […]

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I’ve never had an injury. Yep – never. There have been times I felt a twinge of something coming. When I did I pulled back. I rested. I lowered my mileage, even stopped it for a little. I listen to my body. ALWAYS. Listening to my body is what I credit to this no injury […]