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The Uncomplicated Guide To Running And Life

In my experience, life can be pretty complicated, ditto for running. Yet when I watch my children run around, I often wonder if maybe as adults we complicate things unnecessarily. So here is your uncomplicated guide to life and running:

Want to be a runner? Run.

Want to learn how to swim? Swim.

Want to feel strong? Lift weights

Want to lose weight? Eat real food. Watch what you eat. Not too little, not too much.

When should you eat? When hungry.

When should you stop eating? When not hungry.

How far should you run? However far you feel like running.

Want to feel more love? Give more.

Want to be able to do a handstand? Practice.

Want to be bendy like a yogi? Stretch. Practice. Repeat.

Want to have more friends? Be a good one to the ones you have.

Want to get faster? Do speed work.

Want to enjoy life? Run happy.

Want to find “the one”? Go for a run.

Want to BE strong? You already are.

Want to run a marathon? Sign up for one RIGHT NOW.

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Dorothy Beal is the creator of the #irunthisbody and #IHaveARunnersBody MOVEments and the owner of, a website that sells fun running tees and jewelry! She is a mother of three who started running in college as a way to lose weight literally and figuratively and got hooked in the process. In 2003 she completed her first marathon and has run 31 of them since. Sharing her passion for running is one of the things she most enjoys behind being a mom. You can find her writing about life as a runner on her personal blog at and follow her on Instagram, where she shares her life in photos @mileposts.