Author Archives: Dotty Runs

About Dotty Runs

Born and raised in SC (except for a few short years in Mississippi). I'm a Gamecock - graduated from the University of South Carolina with my BS in exercise science and grew up attending Carolina football games. I have my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina and now work as a PT and read, run and travel in my spare time. Loves: animals, reading, France, gymnastics, hoodies, traveling, football Dislikes: Snakes

Monday: A look back

Hello June! I can’t believe how fast this year is flying by. I need to get on the wedding planning ASAP!! I had a great first week of the month exercise wise. I know I really need to start stepping … Continue reading

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The End of My Weekend

This week has been a little backwards starting with the holiday on Monday and a  planned day off on Tuesday. Its turned into almost the whole week off of work to be followed by a whole weekend working. Group Walk … Continue reading

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My Goals for the Week

During my nice relaxing weekend at the cabin I came up with my goals for the week. I knew that I needed to change my routine. I’ve been wanting to get up earlier and workout before work, but the warm … Continue reading

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Soooo … I’ve gotten a little behind.

Marathon training was more stressful than I thought. I wasn’t mentally prepared for the long runs or increased time demands for training. Instead of taking a short pause to reflect on what was happening I more or less shut down. … Continue reading

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Training Week 2

Little slow on the blog updates this week. We’ve had a full week with training, work and hanging out with Evan’s family. Today was their last day in town, so we wanted to see them as much as we could. … Continue reading

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First week of training is in the books!

Hooray for getting through the first week of marathon training! This is probably the shortest and easiest week of them all, but I made it through. Marathon here I come!! So like I mentioned in my last post, week one … Continue reading

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Marathon Training has Begun!!

Wow!! I can’t believe I’m training for my first full marathon! I’m not going to lie – I’m pretty nervous. During each half that I’ve run I’ve been so happy to follow the signs for 13.1 and know that I’m … Continue reading

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Let the Countdown Begin

I got this on my phone today!! Super excited and Scared that training is about to begin. 26 miles seems so much further than 13 when you start running. I know it’s going to be a big mind game to … Continue reading

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Food, Flowers and Friends

Only one week until marathon training officially starts!! I know because of the intense training I have to look forward to I need to make a change to my diet. Recently, easy to grab foods have become a staple. There … Continue reading

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My Biggest Cheerleaders

I could never even begin on this journey without the support of my family and friends. So many people have encouraged me along the way, but I just wanted to give a big shoutout to my closest friends and family … Continue reading

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