LaurenNews, Travel

The last 3 weeks I have been in Charleston, SC trying hard to mentally take a break from sport and enjoy the things that I did not get to enjoy during the majority of the year. My family and college friends quickly informed me that I am not normal. When I am in Florida I am surrounded by athletes and … Read More

Q & A with James Goosie

LaurenQ & A

The 2013 season will be my first full time season as an age-group triathlete. I competed in my first sprint triathlon last August. I I’ll never forget the reactions I got from people when I told them I was going to race a triathlon. Some thought I was crazy. The rest of them have been there for me with positive … Read More

5k tune up workout for the TURKEY DAY RUN:)


I will be racing in the 35th annual Turkey Day Run in Charleston, SC on Thanksgiving morning. The Knights of Columbus put on the event and last year over 6,000 registered. The winner of the event receives a framed painting by Tate Nation. I took a week off after the UWC Bahamas triathlon, so I have been getting back into … Read More

Q & A with Brad Williams

LaurenQ & A

Since I am not racing for the next few months, I am going to take some time to learn from some amateurs in triathlon-ranging from all levels. The first guy I am chatting with is Brad Williams..an elite amateur. Take some time to meet Brad as he answers some questions I had and also asked me some things he wanted … Read More

End of Season Wrap Up


3 half distance races, 11 Olympic distance races, 1 sprint race, and 1 team super sprint—2 DQs—3 drafting penalties—2 missed flights—6 pairs of Newtons—1 magazine cover—a ton of new friends—and A LOT of knowledge This was my rookie year doing non draft racing. After I FINALLY got the stagger rule down, I started to enjoy the freedom of controlling my … Read More

Squash Boats


Ingredients: 2 fresh acorn squash, cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed 1tbl of butter, melted ¼ tsp of salt 1.5 cups of wild rice OR quinoa 2 oz of goat cheese ½ cup of toasted pecans 1/3 cup of cranberries or raisns 1 tsp of olive oil ¼ tsp of black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 425 F. Line … Read More