My name is Laura, and I’m an RRCA and Run-Fit certified running coach, writer, long-distance runner, craft beer lover, sourdough baker, and outdoor enthusiast living with my husband and two rescue dogs in Northwest Indiana. In addition to coaching and writing this blog, my content has appeared on websites such as Women’s Running, Runkeeper, and Rainier Fruit.
I love to run – and I love to help others in their running. I have been running since 2008 and started racing once I finished up graduate school in 2014, when I ran my first 10K in 50:15 and my first half marathon in 1:46. Since then, I have focused on sustainably yet successfully improving my finish times. I have qualified for the Boston Marathon twice, placed second overall at a local 10K, and have no plans of slowing down anytime soon.
This blog is where I talk about all aspects of running for runners of all levels. I also offer run coaching services for runners from beginners to Boston Qualifiers. My belief is that running should be both enjoyable and an avenue for growth, no matter your pace.
If you are new to the blog, you can check out my most popular posts:
- What are Junk Miles?
- How to Run a Sub-1:45 Half Marathon
- 4 Myths about Racing Weight
- How to Recover after a Half Marathon
I believe that no matter what your pace or favorite distance, running can and should be an enjoyable part of your life where you can push yourself beyond your self-imposed limits and towards your true potential. I work with dozens of runners in helping them achieve their goals and find joy in running – from first-time runners to those seeking a PR in various distances and BQs.
As a certified coach, I offer a variety of services targeted towards helping you as a runner achieve your personal best:
- Coaching Services (including a virtual training group and virtual one-on-one coaching)
- Downloadable Cookbook features 50 nutritious recipes for runners
- Fuel Your Fastest Running E-Course geared toward training and race day nutrition for distance runners
If you so wish, you can contact me – I love hearing from readers! Emails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. I encourage you to comment on posts, especially if you have a question directly related to the content, or to reach out to me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Please remember that I am not a registered dietician, personal trainer, medical professional, or trained culinary expert. I am a certified running coach, but I may not be your coach. Do what is best for you and your body, since you and I are different people with different dietary and exercise needs.
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