everything you want is on the other side of fear

I attempted an FTP test this evening.  It didn’t go so great.  I pushed, and I gave up after 17 minutes.  I went into the test ready, ready to surge, to grow my watts, to show I’m improving.  But I didn’t make it.  There are excuses I could make: coach told me I shouldn’t do it […]

What Running Means to Me

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This was posted previously on the “Run for Boston” site that my friends Katie & Kelly put up.  I’m sharing for Tuesdays on the Run! Thanks to Erika, Patty and April and others for hosting! I run because: it’s an outlet to catch up with and meet friends to use up energy to get great […]

Guest Post: Why I’m Running the Chicago Marathon for PAWS Chicago!

Today I’m doing a blog swap with Kristina from Blog About Running! I’m excited to have her share her goals and reasons for doing the Chicago Marathon this coming fall.  This will be marathon #2 for her and she’s raising money for an awesome charity!  You can read my post about why I adopted my cat […]

Thursdays are for Thinking Out Loud: Self Care

Be Your Own Valentine Self-Care Event Rooted Center Chicago

This may be a bit of a ramble, but I’m linking up with Amanda for Thursdays are for Thinking Out Loud! Well, it’s been a week now since my workout and other life routines was thrown into a loop with my move.  I’m still figuring out where stuff lives in our new kitchen, adjusting from a […]

Motivation Monday: It’s about the journey


I don’t know if I ever talked about it on this blog, but before Lauren Runs I had a blog called “Its about the journey, not the destination.”  We are all on a quest to be more/better/different/awesome.  Let’s remember how far we’ve already come.   Happy Monday! Related posts: Motivation Monday Motivation Monday Monday Motivation […]