Armed with Will and Determination…

I am going to do the unthinkable, well… for me anyway. I am going to run consistently, for the next few months, without a race on my calendar. I’m not the greatest at running and training regularly without something to motivate me. I’ve written about it time and time and time again. But, friends, it is about

Your Mix and Match Self-Care Snack Pack

I have been talking about self care a lot. It’s become a staple phrase in my vocabulary. If you would have told the Laurie of six months, a year ago that these words would be a staple in our vocabulary, she would have laughed at you. I’ve written about this topic before and I know I

Top 5 Cookbooks for Vegetarian Runners

I have been trying really hard to not label my food or eating habits. Good food, bad food, junk food, super food, treat meals, vegetarian, omnivore, plant-based. Eating is eating. I find that by labeling my foods – particularly good and bad – creates a sense of guilt, of negative connotation. I’ve written on here

Why My Mental State and My Hands Go… Hand in Hand

If you ever want a glimpse into what is going on in my head, take a look at my hands. No – I don’t mean trembling, shaking, sweaty hands. I get those on occasion, too. But I mean, actually LOOK at my hands. I’ve been picking at the skin around my nails for as long

Running Fuel: Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I am a newbie gardener, along with being a freshman blogger and an okayish runner. My partner and I lived in apartments for years and luckily, some of them even had a balcony. I tested my green thumb with container gardening – sprouting some greens, growing some tomatoes, and even picking a few peppers. But

Self Care September: Meditation Streak

I have slowly been incorporating meditation into my life this year. I started out by downloading the Buddhify app (iOs/Android, ~$7) after a friend told mee that she was using it. I love this app. It’s split up into sections (Going to Sleep, Travelling, At Home, Waking Up), so you can pick the type of meditation