Puerto Rico 70.3 Race Report

PR70.3 Race Recap @ Lauren Runs

Well, it’s a rest week so I suppose I should work on finishing up my race report from the last race… especially since my next one (Shamrock Shuffle) is tomorrow! So here’s the vlog I did the day after the race: And for the details, you can read below. Going into the race– I was […]

25 Weeks Left Until Ironman Wisconsin!

PAWS Virtual 5K garmin time

The name of the game this week was Puerto Rico!  I’ll be sharing more about the trip and a more formal race report soon.  Since I’d raced, and since I was out of my normal elements, this week took a bit of a different look at training! And onto last week’s workouts: Monday: 15 minute […]

Winter Running Photos

Snow pile stretching

So our weather has really changed on us.  I’m not sad about that (or that I’m in Puerto Rico this weekend!).  However I think that running in all seasons makes you a stronger runner and athlete overall.  The ability to not let the weather dictate your actions.  And for me, pushing myself is a big […]

Run Training: Three Tips for Going from Zero to Hero

what i feel like when i run

(aka Run Your First 5K) I love spring and the start of the Newbie triathlon season.  I love helping people start out from “I’m not sure how to swim” or “I don’t have a bike” and helping cheer and support them through to their first triathlon.  If you want some help, let me know! At […]

Puerto Rico 70.3 Race Recap VLog & Ironman Training Update!

Puerto Rico 70.3 Selfie @ Lauren Runs

Well Puerto Rico is done and done! I did a blog race recap since I’m traveling light this week… I hope you enjoy it!!! Here were the workouts from last week: Monday: Easy Run – 45 minutes- in shorts outside! Tuesday: Swim in AM, Computrainer + transition run in PM Wednesday: Easy Run Thursday:  Swimming Friday: Travel . Rest Day.  […]

5 Things in My Day

bare legs in the snow

My bags are packed, I’m ready to go! I’m off to Puerto Rico today!  I’m linking up with  Cynthia, Courtney, and Mar this week for the Friday Five! Here are pretty much five constants in my day! 1. Wake up, eat an egg mcmuffin, drive to work.   That’s from the radio, but my routine is “wake up, drink coffeee, swim/bike, go […]

Packing for a Triathlon Vacation

Transition Bag

I’m headed out to Puerto Rico for the Ironman 70.3 San Juan this weekend… and am excited!  I hope I didn’t forget anything.  I haven’t been on my bike & outside since September, so I’m a little nervous that I may have forgotten a little something. I’ve done run-cations before, and travelling for Mike’s triathlons, […]

Making a Low-Cal Cocktail with Slim Lizzy’s

Slim Lizzies Cranberry Cosmo

Recently I had the opportunity to try a new kind of cocktail from Slim Lizzy’s.  I got to try a few flavors and make a few of the recipes they suggested!  They have a margarita drink and a cosmopolitan.  As someone who is body conscious and a triathlete looking to manage weight, I don’t want […]

Tuesdays on the Run: Weight Management in Endurance Training


Thanks to Erika, Patty and April and others for hosting Tuesdays on the Run! Let’s talk about weight.  It’s an odd topic, as it’s personal. In sports, it’s often important.  For some sports, the heavier or the stronger you are, the better.  Often for runners & triathletes, you want to minimize unnecessary weight.  The more you weigh, the […]

27 Weeks to go to Ironman Wisconsin!

Sauna Selfie

  Whoops – no posts since last week!  I’ve been busy with some life changes (no, not pregnant) that I’ll share soon.  But it’s been a busy week let’s just say, including getting workouts in, sauna time in, and getting ready for Puerto Rico! Here were the workouts from last week: Monday: Run Test + […]