Make it pop…your stride that is


When I first started running in college I chose my annual pair of running shoes solely based off of what color they were. It didn’t matter really because I was only running recreationally and I had no idea of injury prevention. Minimalist, racing flat, trail shoe, stability shoe, neutral shoe. They were all the same to me. In 2009, I … Read More

Guess my 5k time and WIN a Garmin 310XT #lovemygarmin


On Saturday, January 26th, I will be racing in my final 5k before triathon racing begins. The Matanzas 5000 will be held on Saturday morning at 9:00am in St. Augustine, FL. It is a pretty legit 5k. Olympian Gwen Jorgensen placed second last year and 2008 Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker placed 3rd. I am giving away a Garmin 310 XT to … Read More

Triathlon & Dating


I am currently living in Clermont, FL. For those of you who have never been here, it is the type of place where your parents’ grandparents would likely retire. There are very few people in their 20s. Clermont is becoming a more popular place for winter training for athletes, so camps come and go. However, there are not many people … Read More

Dick Batchelor Charity 5k at Universal Studios


This morning I ran a 5k race that went through Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. It was really awesome to run through Hogsmead in the Harry Potter section of Islands of Adventure. My training partners Jake Rhyner and Dan Hedgecock joined me and we all had such a good time. We originally went because it looked to be a … Read More

Long Runs in Clermont


If you have never been to Clermont, FL to train then you probably do not know about the clay trail. It is a 10mi loop thru orange groves. It is hot, dusty, hilly, windy, and quiet. The perfect place for long runs. I have been doing a lot of treadmill running lately, so it was nice to get outside and … Read More

Good Eats

LaurenNews, Recipe

This blog is everything nutrition. From what is on my shopping list to the types of calories I consume in a race. January 1st has finally come and this means time for focus. I had 6 weeks of slack time where I ate and drank pretty much whatever I wanted. I felt like I had to have some late wine … Read More