happy to be alive

Yesterday was my 35th birthday. I have to say, it was the best one yet. Maybe it was because I had so many other things to celebrate this time — like the fact that my partner’s property miraculously… Read More

How do you honor Mental Health Month?

First, did you even know that May is Mental Health Month? I’m admittedly a little late in acknowledging it here on my blog, but for me, every month is mental health month. I’ve spent the past 20 years… Read More

Much love and little black hearts to you all on World Mental Health Day

Today, October 10 is World Mental Health Day, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to stray from the topic of running to write about another major theme in my life. Maybe it is slightly related to running… Read More

It’s not just about charging ahead, but seeing where you want to go..

Sometimes people say things that resonate in our hearts forever. I’ll never forget one particular night in a tiny apartment in Cuzco five years ago. A small group of yoga students were lounging on the living room floor,… Read More

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… Read More

Learned to let go of the things we can’t control…

Left em behind, and followed rock & roll. This morning I saw a man dressed in a button down & tie for the first time since moving to Northern California. I think I love it here. After that… Read More

YES! I aM Crazy! It’s LiBerating, you should Try it!”

When I first started this blog, it was primarily about running. It’s my true love, the thing that saved my life and keeps me going. That’s kind of why I chose the name “irunintotrees.”* Trail running is way… Read More

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… Read More

I’m a loner, Dottie, a rebel.

Real free range chickens. You never know where one is going to pop up. I have some terrible news. Four of the baby goats that I wrote about last week died. They all belonged to the same mother,… Read More

You know her life was saved by rock & roll

A few days ago, I learned (or maybe was reminded) that Peter Buck, the guitarist of R.E.M., released a solo record in 2012. Those who know me are already aware that R.E.M. has been my absolute favorite band… Read More