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laurakboll

Hi- I'm Laura. I'm a running mom, and write about my journey of training and balancing family life. I'm also passionate about feeding my family whole foods, and a mostly vegetarian diet, and I like to share what works for us as we experiment along the way.
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First post baby 40 mile week + meal planning by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hi everyone! Are you scrambling around with all the final holiday to do items? We ventured to Target and Whole Foods yesterday for some last minute shopping and grocer ... Read on »
Running shout outs – These ladies inspire me! by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Woohoo! We made it to Friday of the last long week before the holiday break.  Are you feeling ready? Our shopping is almost done, and I need to have a wrapping party one o ... Read on »
6 Fast Healthy Dinners for Busy Nights by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This is the time of year when my meal planning falls apart.  I have the best intentions but when dinner-making time rolls around, I want something that takes 5 minutes.  T ... Read on »
3 Tips to Find Balance through the Holidays by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running How are we halfway through December already? The holidays are right around the corner! It’s one of my favorite times of year, but it’s always filled with an overload of pa ... Read on »
4 month sleep regression, workouts + meal planning by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m feeling a little tired this week.  Soon after posting baby J’s 4 month update, we backtracked.  Instead of getting up once to eat around 3 or 4am, nights became unpred ... Read on »
Houston Decision (+ winners) by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hey friends, After going back and forth all week about what to do about Houston, I think I made a decision. If someone would pay for my flight, watch the baby whil ... Read on »
Year of Running 2014 by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Every year, Miss Zippy hosts this great year in review link up, so I’m joining her again. When 2014 started, I was already 2 months pregnant so this year held fewer ra ... Read on »
Two Group Challenges for 2015: Eat Cleaner and Run Faster! by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There’s something about the start of a new year.  A clean slate.  I get excited about it every year. What kinds of intentions do you set for the new year? I always hav ... Read on »
Workout Recap + Meal Planning by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hey everyone, How’s your weekend going? Yesterday we had my 4 yo’s ballet recital and went out to dinner to celebrate.  Baby J was a trooper through it all and I think ... Read on »
What are your favorite running accessories? (Plus a giveaway) by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It’s the season for giving (and giveaways.) What are your favorite running accessories? I love that running can be really simple.  Good shoes and comfortable running g ... Read on »
4 month old baby and mama updates by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last week, baby J hit four months. How?! We’re in a really good groove these days.  Her days and nights are fairly predictable and it feels like she’s always be ... Read on »
Thanksgiving and the Turkey Trot Recap by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The holidays are always over too quickly! As I said yesterday, we had a great few days hosting family and then decorating the house and relaxing just the four of us. I’m l ... Read on »
Workout Recap + Meal Planning by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hi all! I hope you’re making the most of this long weekend.  We enjoyed hosting family for a few days.  After everyone left, we spent Saturday painting clay ornaments, get ... Read on »
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies with Coconut Flour by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hi all! I’m really looking forward to this short, easy week… how about you? As kids, it was a tradition in our house that we would decorate the house for Christmas the ... Read on »
How Journaling Can Help Stop Mindless Eating by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Through most of middle school, high school and college I kept a journal by my bed that I used like a personal diary, recording life updates, joys, fears, crushes, dreams f ... Read on »
Post baby PDR + Meal planning by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running To Turkey Trot or not to Turkey Trot… are you doing one this week? We’re hosting Thanksgiving this year but everyone is coming Thursday night or Friday morning so I mi ... Read on »
I Run Because I Love It by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sometimes I feel like I have to explain myself and my love of running … can you relate to this? Non-runners assume I’m out running for hours on Saturday mornings to ... Read on »
Marathon training plans + WIAW by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hi friends, Thanks for all the great feedback on Monday’s post - I always enjoy reading and sharing research around fitness.  (Speaking of which, if you’re in the area ... Read on »
The most efficient way to strength train by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hope you all had a great weekend! In the September Reset Challenge, I shared the foods that help and harm metabolism.  Besides what we eat, our physical activity has a ... Read on »
Recovery week + Meal Planing by laurakboll Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Brr… this was the first weekend I pulled out tights for running, how about you? I hope I’m ready for a long winter of training.  Winter running is not my favorite but with ... Read on »