A Brief Blog Profile: Mile Posts
I ran five miles Saturday for Meg Cross Menzies.
Menzies was killed tragically Jan. 13 while on a run not far from her home in Richmond, Va. A friend of mine occasionally ran with Menzies, and she shared Menzies's story on Facebook. She was the mother of three and married to a police sergeant. Menzies was training for the Boston Marathon.
Her story and a social media movement dubbed #megsmiles consumed my thoughts this weekend. Folks around the world ran Saturday in Meg's memory. Here's a snippet from the Daily Brew.
So I found a running blog today that I liked: Mile Posts.
Mile Posts chronicles the running journey Dorothy Beal, who's balancing motherhood, a small business, and is training for her 27th marathon.
On the blog, Beal says to "Dream big. Run long."
I completely identified with her recent post, Comparison is the thief of joy. In it, Beal talks about how she would compare her workout against others; Beal came to the conclusion it's unhealthy to do this.
I also read with fascination Beal's review on taking (and passing) the USA Track & Field Level 1 Coaching Certification. Intense stuff.
Follow @MilePosts on Twitter.
In other running news, I reviewed running blog Some Kind of Runderful last year. It's a site that offers commentary on "training, gear, nutrition, and so much more." I particularly enjoyed blogger Kimberly Daly's voice -- she's completely real about her sport. Daly is a magazine writer, marathoner, and certified health coach.