Madonna on Soul Mates

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m on the road back to New Jersey with my dog and material posessions all packed up in this sweet minivan. I’m trying to move as quickly as possible, so it’s not going to be a joy ride, but I want to stop and say how deeply grateful I am for a few […]

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Farewell, Daisy, my fat, gray lady

  Yesterday, I sold Daisy, the loud, gigantic pickup truck I’ve been awkwardly rolling around NorCal in for the past three years. Never in my life have I owned a vehicle cool enough to warrant its own blog post, but Daisy was different. She was special. Daisy, who came with the name, was a 1992 Dodge […]

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Annual blood sacrifice to the trail gods

Whew! So, after much web research, asking around, and creating a mega nerdy spreadsheet of trail races within a 500 mile radius, I think I’ve finally decided on the ones I’m going to run this year! One of my running goals for 2015 is to compete in at least five trail races. Last year, I […]

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I Run Loving

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! I’m definitely not one for overpriced flowers and overpackaged chocolates, but I can get down with celebrating love. And the one thing that I love more than anything else is RUNNING! While my buddies back on the east coast are getting buried in snow, winter is pretty much over in California. I heard […]

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I don’t know much, but I do know this: with a golden heart comes a rebel fist

… I can’t help agreeing with those that would not quit. In less than two days, I will run my first ultramarathon. The past several weeks have been intense, fun, hellish, painful, liberating, terrifying and astoundingly transformative. I’ve observed my body and mind undergo drastic changes throughout the three months I’ve spent training for the Headwaters Ultra 50K. […]

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To see farther, climb higher

  It’s been quite a while since I last updated this blog. That’s only because I’ve been directing all of my energy toward a major transition (yes, another one). Shasta is just so utterly, undeniably wonderful- I decided that I wanted to move here indefinitely. Oddly enough, I meet people with similar stories almost every day. […]

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Guess who’s back?

Whooooa! Where in the world is Lauren, now? I’m in the magical, mystical land of Mt. Shasta, CA, where people come to reflect, heal, and embark on spiritual quests. What am I doing here? Well, right now I’m sitting in a tavern called “The Goat” and using their wifi to update my blog! Honestly, the […]

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