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! […]

Shamrock Shuffle 2016 Race Report


Yesterday I ran in my 7th consecutive Shamrock Shuffle. Read my past recaps:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010. Expo:  I got there late in the day, but left with some fun swag (sadly, unphotographed!). I got On Shoes for $40, and tried the new Nuun Watermelon flavor – and liked it (much less fake sweet […]

Phoenix Half Marathon Race Report

Phoenix Pre Race Bus

Happy hump day!  I hope everyone’s been doing well this week.  I was in Arizona over the weekend for the Phoenix Half Marathon and am getting back into the swing of things! TLDR of this race report:  I’m very happy with my time of 2:10, and will be going onto conquer my half marathon goal […]

New Year’s Day 5K [2016 Edition]

New Years 5K

Happy 2016!  Are you in a holiday hangover?  I kind of feel like that, and I’m nervous for my first day on the new job!  Anyway, wanted to share about my 5K on Friday for New Year’s.  This is the 4th time that I’ve celebrated the new year with a 5K run.  Read my recaps from 2015, 2014, […]

A Lookback on Race Medals from 2015

Race Medals from 2015

First off, just wanted to share that I just got back from trying out Orange Theory Fitness this afternoon… anyone else try it?  It’s a combination of running and functional strength moves, with sprints & intervals combined. A lot of fun! I guess that’s what they call High Intensity Interval Training?! Today I wanted to […]