Dorothy, seen here solo, often trains with a triple running stroller.
Dorothy from Mile Posts has had quite a journey, from overweight and unhealthy ("I'd sit on the sidelines"), to a college cross country runner, to now, a mom of three who appears in Saucony commercials—really (see below)! She says she pushes through challenges to teach her kids to keep going when the going gets tough.
Read on for the 3:11 marathoner's inspiration, her motivating mantra and more.
I’m happiest when I’m: Being active. I love how I feel when I am running and the feeling gets better after it's over. I chase that runner's high on every run.
My biggest indulgence: Cupcakes. Just one is never enough.
My fitness mantra: DREAM BIG RUN LONG. It sums up what I do in life and running.
My “I Did It” moment: Crossing the finish line of my first marathon I knew I was forever changed. I knew I wasn't just a girl who ran once in awhile or who wanted to become a runner. I was a runner and a marathoner at that!
My motivation comes from: My kids. They make every day of my life better. I feel like I have purpose in my life now and feel so blessed to be their mother.
Olympic sport I’d love to try: I'd rather just be an Olympian for a day. Just thinking about how amazing they all are at their individual sports gives me chills. If I could be anyone for a day I'd be Paula Radcliffe and hopefully win the Olympic marathon!
We're in love with Dorothy's Pinterest page for running inspiration. Hungry for more? Check out her "Find Your Strong" video below!