Last Thursday I went to my mailbox and THIS happened….

Friday I was at Target in the book section and noticed they had magazines – why not check right?

THIS happened….


Colton, Miles and I jumped up and down with excitement.


I am a person who is not usually at a loss for words yet I am at a HUGE loss right now when it comes to how INCREDIBLE it feels each and every time I see this cover. I get giddy. My heart flutters and I ask myself how did this girl who couldn’t even run a mile 15 years ago make it onto the cover of Women’s Running Magazine. I didn’t do it alone – that is one thing I am sure of.


My blog has been an outlet for me for years. I grow each and every time I do a post. It’s a way for me to work through my own emotions my own thoughts. I learn from your comments and they make stronger – physically, mentally.

In the end what I have learned is that the people who I REALLY care most what they think about me are the people that I have known my entire life or those who I have known for their entire life. MY FAMILY.


Miles yelled out when he saw me on the cover of a magazine in a store. THAT FELT FREAKING AWESOME. My son thinks I’m cool.

Chloe asked me this morning if she could take a magazine to school to show her teacher. THAT FELT FREAKING AWESOME. My daughter thinks I’m cool.

My dad has been downright giddy about it. My sister confessed to me that everywhere they go he seems to find an excuse to weave it into the converstaion that his daughter is on the cover of a magazine.

My grandparents emailed me to tell me how proud of me they are.

I get teary eyed thinking about it. One of the basic human desires is to want to be loved and OH HOW I FEEL LOVED.

This week THIS happened…..

Sweet Miles was so proud showing Colton *mommy* – I will remember THIS exact moment for the rest of my life.

I am most proud of the fact that my kids, my husband, my parents, grandparents and siblings are MORE excited for me than I am for me. Making them proud really means the world to me – more to me than just about anything else.


Thank you if you took the time to vote for me.

There were 7 other awesome, amazingly inspiring women who deserved to be on that cover too. Some of whom included the ladies below….. – Pam started a Nationwide Women’s Running group – if you are mom check this group out! – Cassie has inspired me to eat MORE whole foods. I love reading her tweets and find her incredibly smart and talented. – Adrian lost a TON of weight and turned her life around. I have a soft spot in my heart for people who shed the literal and physical weight and become marathoners. If you say you can’t run a marathon for whatever reason – check out her blog – she doesn’t make excuses – she makes it happen. – Tessa started her own make up company. HOLY AWESOME!!


THIS happened…..

Women’s Running thanking me? Really? Shouldn’t I be the one doing all the thanking? I feel lucky to have met such a talented group of women who happen to be REALLY REALLY AWESOME in real life.


So even though THANK YOU doesn’t seen like enough to express how thankful I am for all of you – I will say it – THANK YOU. I am blessed.


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  1. WOW!!! What an incredible inspiration! Congratulations to you for all your hard work that got you to the cover of an incredible magazine!

  2. Denise C. says:

    Woo Hoo! Super proud of you Dorothy! I voted for you! :) Happy Running!

  3. Congratulations! You deserve it, you’ve been such a huge inspiration. Enjoy!!

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE. So proud of you, your journey, your family and just everything!! <3 You deserve it all, mama!

  5. I bet it feels amazing to have your kids shouting about your magazine cover. Congratulations – i would be beside myself in excitement if it was me, and I’m pretty excited it’s you!!!!!

  6. I show all my friends your cover because you deserve it. I hope someday, I can be a runner like you. You give inspiration to all out there!! You rock and you should know it and believe it.

    Thank you for inspiring me every day to be all I can be as a runner!

  7. So. Awesome.
    Such an honor.

    Family. IS. Where. It’s. at.

  8. Like you always said “DREAM BIG” Sooo happy for you! You look amazing!!!

  9. Such a great accomplishment! Congrats!

  10. congrats – awesome pic! you deserve it, nice job lady!

  11. Congratulations! I am so going to have to go buy this issue, you look beautiful! I was once featured in Canadian Running Magazine (just a small feature, not a COVER!) and it felt pretty amazing. To think people across the country were reading your story was a pretty cool feeling. I can only imagine how proud you must feel to be the cover model! So amazing. You inspire many, myself included. (and damn, I wish I had abs like yours and I only had 2 kids!)

  12. Love the cover! Congrats!! I don’t even know you and I’m extremely excited and proud! P.S. I went to the Target in Reston today specifically for the magazine and I couldn’t find it :( Which Target did you find it at? Thanks!

  13. Congratulations again! I love that your kids were so excited. I don’t think my kids (or at least my 12 year-old) thinks anything I do is very “cool”. Ha!

    You really are an inspiration to so many of us and deserve to be recognized. I can’t wait to look for the magazine at my next grocery trip!!

  14. That is freaking awesome!! So very proud of you! I will definitely have to buy one! Woohooooo!


  15. That note with the flowers…just WOW :) That must feel SO amazing! I am so unbelievably happy for you, Dorothy. You totally deserve all of it. Know that even withOUT being on a magazine cover, you ARE loved and you ARE so special :) Hope you are having a spectacular day!

  16. Congratulations! Wow, coolest thing ever! Can’t even imagine….

  17. That’s so surreal!!! Congrats! I see a trip to Target in my future. I looked in the Airport Newsstands and they did not carry this magazine. I was very frustrated!

  18. Simply amazing!

  19. SO Freaking happy for you!!!!!

  20. Congratulations on the cover! You look fantastic! Keep smiling….what a wonderful way to capture your running success :)

  21. WAHOO! All the voting worked!!! You deserve it. So proud of your accomplishment! Now, got to get to Target to stalk a Women’s Running mag….

  22. You rock! So happy for you! What a great feeling that must be.

  23. So very excited for you!! Congrats!!!

  24. Jennifer S says:

    So awesome! Congratulations! And your sons reaction was priceless!

  25. That is beyond great! Nothing feels better than your kids being proud of you, right?

  26. You’re INCREDIBLE! So proud to call you a fellow Fitfluential Ambassador. Congrats, Dorothy. You rock! Love the pic of your little guy with the mag!

  27. That is soo awesome!! I remember when I got the issue in the mail and I told my boyfriend, I “know” her!! I read her blog and I voted. It made me happy to see you on the cover as well :)

  28. Wow this is amazing! So happy for you!!

  29. That’s really awesome! You worked for every second of it too!! Good for you. Soak it up :)

  30. Congrats for getting a cover…so many times it’s a model and not a real runner (like yourself) that graces a cover. Be proud! (I am sure everyone close to you is!)

  31. I’ve seen your blog around various places over the past year or so – congrats on the running cover! You are definitely deserving of it. You are one of the best writers out there I think, and it’s obvious how much running means to you. I think you often write very meaningful posts. That Saucony video was a great one. Enjoy being on the cover, and all your upcoming running!

  32. Congratulations!!! You look so beautiful and strong on that cover! You’re such an inspiration to the rest of us moms. :)


  1. […] A lot of people ask me how I have been able to train for all 8 half marathons this year AND now also be training for a full marathon knowing that I have two little kids.  The boys are great but at age 2 and 3 they are nowhere near old enough to a) leave at home while I go for a run or b) run along with me.  Oh yeah and c) I am not nearly tough enough to push both of them around in a stroller while I run a la blogger Dorothy Beale style (did you see her on the cover of Women’s Running Magazine this month?) […]

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