Way back in April I promised to tell you what running shoes I ended up going with when I visited Road Runner Sports to get fit for custom insoles and a new pair of kicks. I’m not exactly sure how it’s June – skratch that – how it’s almost July – but we will just […]

I can’t believe it’s May 27th – this year is going faster than any year of my life. Colton’s last week of pre-school is next week. He still has one more year before he enters kindergarten and this momma is holding out hope that by the time he goes they will switch it from half […]

Before I moved to Leesburg and made my way to the end of the W & OD Trail I was always curious what the end would look like. Here are pictures I took on a run last week!   The W & OD Trail is 45 miles long, so as you can imagine different parts […]

I lucked out when it came to cadets – Danielle’s brother in law happens to live in Hawaii and offered to take us around exploring the day before the marathon. While I typically wouldn’t recommend sightseeing the day before the race – it was HAWAII – so it seemed silly not to explore! After we […]

Tried to wake up before the littles this morning, but Miles beat me. I swear the kid does not sleep during the winter. Mixed things up with an RKS Kettlebell workout. Jillian gets me sweating but I know if I want to see visible results I have to constantly keep my body guessing. Once the […]

Good news, our elf has remembered to move this week. I for the life of me do not understand why people have such STRONG polar feelings about this little elf. My kids like it, so I do it, end of story. Ok maybe it’s not the end or the beginning of the story….I great up […]

Made it through last week and feel stronger for it. Unfortunately this week has started out with a bang, literally, as Miles has a concussion and is home from school resting today. Never a dull moment around here. He is going to be fine but has to take it easy for the next ten days as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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!!} […]