Hi, my name is Lauren! I am a runner, an RRCA certified running coach, blogger, wife, new mom, dog mom, and mental health advocate living in Pittsburgh, PA. I help women improve their mental health and wellbeing through running.
Running has changed my life and I think it can change yours too.
I’m an avid runner now, but it hasn’t always been this way! That’s right, I discovered that I love running by accident! I used to hate running and struggled with it! As an effort to “get in shape” for my wedding in 2014, I decided to sign up for a 5k to try something new. This was very tough for me, and my only goal was to finish it. As soon as I completed the race, I knew that I was hooked!
I can’t even describe the amazing feeling of crossing the finish line of a race for the first time. Since then, I have completed 2 marathons, 5 half marathons, 1 sprint triathlon, and countless 5ks, 10ks, and relays. If I can do it, you can too!
The thing that I love the most about running is how it makes me feel. I always feel better after a run. I have struggled with anxiety in my life and running has become one of my favorite ways to manage it.
I decided to become an RRCA Certified Running Coach so that I could help others to either start running or to improve their running performance so that they can reap the amazing benefits of running.
What Makes My Coaching Unique?
I believe that running is good for your mental health. I want to share the amazing mental health benefits of running with you. My goal is to help you learn how to safely and sustainably develop a running routine and reach your running goals.
What You’ll Get From Me:
- Focus on wellness and balance in training
- Positive Reinforcement
I also created a FREE Running Motivation Guide. You can download it for free by clicking here.
What Runners Are Saying
“I have been working with Lauren as my running coach since September of 2020. When we began working together, I was two years removed from having given birth to my son and was 6 months removed from having healed from suffering a broken foot, broken fibula, and peroneal tendonitis. I had been trying to train for a half-marathon on my own and had pushed myself too hard, resulting in these injuries. During our initial touch base, she was extremely thorough, making sure to ask me about my previous running history and injuries, overall health and wellness, and goals toward which I was working. Based on my feedback, she created a plan for me to advance toward my goal of completing a half-marathon while still ensuring I did not over train or suffer any injuries related to over training. Over the course of these months, her coaching has led me to shave off one minute of my min/mile pace while also increasing my mileage 5K to 10K. I had a small set back in the middle of December when I started experiencing shin splints, but with her advice, helpful stretches, and modification to my training for a few weeks, we’re back on track! Lauren is knowledgeable, approachable, friendly, and a great joy with which to work! I am very happy with my progress made under her supervision thus far, and look forward to accomplishing my goal of completing my first half marathon, the Chicago Rock n’ Roll Half in June 2021!” -Izzy R., New Orleans, LA
“I was training for an upcoming race and I wanted to get back into shape after quarantine. Before working with Lauren, I was running a mile at a 10:30 pace. Now, I’m running comfortably at a 9:15-9:45 pace. I think Lauren is professional, kind, and encouraging. She always answered my questions and comments right away via text. Lauren listens to you as a runner and gives workouts to help you improve in the specific areas you are focusing on.” -Precious L., Ohio
“I decided to train with Coach Lauren during the quarantine while gyms were closed. My favorite part of training with Coach Lauren was the daily coaching plans and support. Coach Lauren held me accountable to my training plan and she helped me to achieve my running goal of completing a 5k.” -Lindsay S., New York City
I encourage you to look around the site and reach out to me if you have any questions! You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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