Hello! My name is Lauren, a Chicago 20-something, and I like to run! I would like to share my enthusiasm for running and triathlon as well as learn from other people about what gets them moving!
I live in Chicago and have been running for several years. I started running in college in Washington, DC, and did my first 5K my senior year of college.
In Madison, WI I began running more, and completed my first marathon (Chicago Marathon 2007) with Team in Training. Many other events also done, and I learned to enjoy running.
When I moved to Chicago, I took a brief time away from running, and started back up again in 2009 with 5Ks. In 2010 I ran 5 half marathons (!) and also began running with other people in training groups.
I got back into marathoning with the Illinois Marathon on April 30, 2011 and have completed 4 more marathons since then, cutting almost an hour off of my original marathon time!
I did my first triathlon in 2011 here in Chicago, and have fallen in love! I love the cross-training, as well as the unique aspects of competing in three sports all in one day. I am training for Half Ironman Racine in July 2013 and also enjoy travelling around with my husband to multisport events and for good food!.
Likes: Garmin, Swedish Fish, runs in the morning, compression socks, red wine & microbrews
Dislikes: shirts that don’t wick, animal crackers, muddy runs.
Let me know what else you’d like to hear about.
Email me: laurenrunschicago (at) gmail (dot) com
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