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Jan 20 2014

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.

Christine Cube is a media relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. You can follow her @cpcube or see what's happening over @PRN4Bloggers.


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