Today I am going a few easy miles with prolific blogger and social media presence Dorothy Beal.
Dorothy has represented various brands at different races and is part of the Strava 1:59 project.
Even with all that to her name, she may be best known for creating “I Run This Body.”
Running Opened Possibilities
Dorothy separates her life into pre-marathon and post-marathon.
She began running in college as a way to lose weight and couldn’t have imagined where it would take her.
Her introduction with the sport would eventually turn into a way to make a living doing what she loved.
Crossing the line of her first marathon literally changed the way she viewed herself and how she thought.
She draws on running when life hands her hard moments.
Running can be a great teacher IF you are OPEN to learning.
Upon graduating from college Dorothy worked for various running related brands over the years.
Once she became a mom her focus began to shift.
She was still passionate about the industry and sport, but she approached her career from a new angle.
In 2009 her blog Mile Posts was born.
Dorothy doesn’t have what some people might consider a “typical” runners body.
Above all she wants to be true to herself and in turn spread her messages that:
- Anyone that runs has a runners body.
- Rid people of the stereotype of what a runner “should” look like.
- One specific body type shouldn’t be promoted.
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