The Windiest Race Ever

Wisconsin Half Marathon Race Recap

So this race report was supposed to be about how I crushed my half marathon PR at the Wisconsin Half Marathon last weekend. I was trained, I was ready. I prepared the week before to do all the right things – eat well, drink lots of water and not much wine, taper but stay sharp. […]

Why I’m working to be a better morning runner (Three Things Thursday Edition)


1. I ran across this article from “The Muse” about how your life changes when you start running in the morning.  I love the idea of working out in the morning, however sometimes struggle if I don’t have a scheduled time, and also if I haven’t slept that great.  If all goes as planned, I should be […]


Dreams into reality

As runners and triathletes, we write up goals and work toward them. But sometimes it’s good for us to think about our dreams.  I’m a middle/back-of-the-packer, and for me, I’m not really close to qualifying for the Boston Marathon or Kona at this point. But there are dreams.  These are visions that I’m not ready to commit to […]

Dream Race Swag

Dream Swag - Fun Running Shoes!!

Mm…. what would be the BEST thing to get as a result of doing a race? My Dream Swag: Shoes– like the Brooks Boston Lobster shoes for doing a marathon like that. I know you have to buy them the way it goes today, but wouldn’t that be AWESOME if they gave them to you?? […]

Champion of Trees 10K Race Recap

Champion of Trees 10K - Lauren Runs Race Report

Why hello there.  I didn’t mean to disappear for a whole week, but work got busy, and life needed to happen.  Still working on the planning (and executing) blog content thing!  I ran the  Champion of Trees 10K this morning, formerly known as the Morton Arboretum 10K.  Quite apropos for Earth Day this past week! […]