March 3rd, 2015

How our bodies adapt to distance running

Hi friends,

After two days mostly in bed or on the couch, I’m happy to be feeling like my old self again. It was partly the cough-sinus-head cold thing going around and probably also partly my body saying enough! I’ve had a packed schedule lately, and still said “yes” to a few extras. Tacking that [...]

March 1st, 2015

7 weeks until Boston + Meal Planning

We’re in the home stretch now, so I think I can officially start counting down weeks until Boston. Just seven to go!

Here’s the training recap from the week:

Sunday: 12 mile run with a fast finish (8:00, 7:30, 7:15)

Monday: 30 minute full body strength + 15 minute warm up spin

Tuesday: 8 mile [...]

February 27th, 2015

7 Ways to Exercise When You Don't Feel Like It

My friend Alexis is here today to talk about exercising when we don’t feel like it. Perfect timing, as this was my day yesterday, and it’s more of a struggle now with two kids than it ever was before. Thanks for the great tips, Alexis!

Thanks for having me Laura. Hi everyone, I’m Alexis. [...]

February 25th, 2015

A day in life + WIAW

Spring? Where are you?

Yesterday I woke up to -2 degrees (and I don’t even want to know what the “feel like” temp was!) I bundled up to head out to our (unheated) garage to get my 8 miles in. It’s crazy to me that 8 miles on the treadmill is so doable these days [...]

February 23rd, 2015

One-on-one coaching giveaway

Hey friends,

I’m really excited to have a facelift to my Holistic Health Coaching website DONE! The last few months, I asked a local designer to help me piece together what I couldn’t do on my own and I’m really happy with how it all turned out.

You can check it out here!

To [...]

February 22nd, 2015

Weekly workout recap + meal planning

Hey everyone!

I’m going to try to keep this brief. Yesterday was a marathon of a day, filled with everything BUT my marathon training run… oops!

I woke up to a message asking if I was coming to teach a workshop at a local mom’s group on sugar. We had booked it when I was [...]

February 20th, 2015

Why children should avoid artificial dyes

Did you know that many additives, preservatives and dyes that are used in food in the US are banned in other countries?

For example, the use of artificial dyes and colors in processed foods is banned in Norway and Austria. In 2009, the British government promised to stop using dyes by the end of the [...]

February 18th, 2015

Treadmilling

We’re in the middle of another week with several “feels like” sub-zero mornings. I’m thankful to have the treadmill as an option, but wow, I’m really ready to get back outside.

I’ve been doing a number of speed workouts on the treadmill to make the time go faster, but I’m having a tough time determining [...]

February 16th, 2015

How to handle the negative voice in your head

Do you know the voice I’m talking about?

The one that tells you that those pants make your stomach stick out, and it can’t believe you just finished off the last 3 brownies, and, by the way, when will you ever get some self-discipline?

The one that is frustrated that you skipped your workout again [...]

February 15th, 2015

Marathon training recap + Meal planning

I heard someone say this week that the Boston Marathon is only 60-some days away?! Wow! That thought actually gave me renewed motivation to stop slacking and get my miles in. Okay, maybe I haven’t been slacking dramatically but I’ve cut several runs short and have been taking it “easy” for marathon training. But I [...]

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