Lost Corgi after car accident on I-90 at milepost 327 between Bozeman and Livingston, MT. Details below! Please signal boost if you’re in the area!

"His name is Ronald, he is very friendly, mostly red with a little white on his face and neck, has lots of hair. His siblings are all safe and sound at the Stafford Animal Shelter and the co-owner will be driving up for them in the next few days. Thanks everyone for keeping your eyes out for him. It’s a good reminder to travel with your pets in crates, all the crated pups were unharmed and safe.”

Strength and beauty — Washington DC (April 2014)

"Tough times don’t last but tough people do." —A. C. Green*

Close friends are the family you choose.  The friends who mail letters and make you fall off a chair {literally} laughing. The friends who would/do drop everything to be there, no questions asked.  The friends who are *always* up for adventure — big or small — even being the best/worst/best partner {hypothetically} on The Amazing Race.  The friends who inspire you with their strength, loyalty, empathy, and love.

*Today’s MilePost quote resonated deeply.  Tonight, especially, counting every gift…particularly, family by birth, by choice, and by love.

My mantra through much of my marathon training so far as been “I run this body.” This is a saying, coined by Dorothy Beal, I found while looking for good running blogs to follow (mile-posts.com). Ever since seeing those words I knew I wanted the shirt. Lucky me, they just came back on the market!

Aside from the shirt though, I think this is a powerful mantra whether you’re a runner or not. You’re in control of every decision that you make. No one puts the cake in your mouth and chews it for you. No one downs that last shot and then makes you to drive. No one ties you up to stop you from getting in your run today. Besides you. You run your body. I run my body. So let’s do this. 


GAHHH, I had the most amazing run this morning. Maybe not my fastest, but definitely my best and most pleasant run this summer.
Woke up at 6AM to my alarm and was met with my daily inspirational running quote from this new app I downloaded—“milepost,” 10/10 WOULD RECOMMEND. Had a wonderful bowl of oatmeal and was out the door to do my stretches by 6:40 and was running by 7:00.
8.26 miles in 60 minutes… I don’t know what that averages, but oh well. I ran the first 6 miles at 7:11 average pace (pictured) with the last two miles 6:57-6:44. I was trying to take it super chill (workout tomorrow) and I knew this was probably too fast so it stopped for like 5-10 seconds to reset my watch and did another two miles in 8:05-7:18 with another quarter mile tacked on in some irrelevant time. I reset my watch because I knew if I didn’t then I’d just keep hammering a too-fast pace to compete with my other splits from the run hehehe.
All of my training runs had felt like dirt all summer, but this was a VERY welcome change.

Blades at 192 by MRL 390 on Flickr.

An eastbound BNSF manifest freight with a Burlington Northern SD40-2 and a Santa Fe GP50 leading, rolls between the semaphores at Milepost 192 on Montana Rail Link’s 4th Subdivision near Spring Gulch.


a five-minute effort at getting a good selfie resulted in this. selfies are hard, guys.

ANYWAYS: A+ start to my highest-mileage-ever week.

it was one of those days where your entire life is running and you’re okay with it because you’re running good. here are today’s highlights:

  • 6AM inspirational running quote from milepost
  • coffee #1
  • run #1 (like a minute and a half faster on avg. pace—ya, i’m feelin’ better)
  • strength stuff
  • coffee #2
  • run #2! this was with the wonderful katie who i know has been a bit stressed so i was like hey, come do the fasty-fast portion of my day with me. this run looked somethin’ like run + faster stuff (just a bit) + cool down run. 

now i’m relaxing probably for the rest of the night, drinking lots of water, and pumping myself up for my workout tomorrow! :)

It’s been a long day and I’m too tired to make a long summary now, but I thought I’d post the MilePost quote today. I love this one :)

As a couple of ice fisherman try their luck at the inlet where Trout Creek enters the upper region of the Noxon Reservoir (Clark Fork), an eastbound BNSF grain train (XTACHWM) crosses the bridge at milepost 55 at Trout Creek, Montana, on January 26, 2013. Ice fishing takes patience, and as they wait, a portable stove cooks a lunch of bear stew (that’s right, bear meat stew!) as they watch their lines for some activity. It’s another beautiful winter day in the mountains of western Montana!

Best of luck to our elite @sparklysoulinc ambassadors @mileposts who takes on the @runrocknroll marathon tomorrow and @nycrunningmama who is rocking the @philly_marathon tomorrow! We heart you ladies and have a SPARKLY awesome race! Xo #numberonefitnessheadband #fullelastic #headband #nonslip #mileposts #sparklysoulinc #nycrunningmama #sparklysouleliteambassadors

anonymous said:

important question for Karina: is it worth it to switch to iOS 7 just to get the milepost app? I absolutely HATE iOS 7 (I still have iOS 5 because I'm a loser) but I really want that app!!

I literally JUST downloaded ios7 last week—I was in the same boat, I thought it looked awful and I hate change!
However, my FaceTime wouldn’t work without the update and I’m going to college soon and need it to see my family and friends so I downloaded…

From someone who was opposed, I love love love it, it’s great! I like it even better. And the milepost app is really great.. Almost life-changing, I swear hahahah