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Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘

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BostonπŸ“ Always running...a life of fitness, food, fashion, & fun Daily attempts at balancing it all βš–οΈ πŸ“§πŸ‘‰πŸΌ LaurRuns@gmail.com BlogπŸ‘‡πŸΌ
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Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘

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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


Monday’s of short weeks are always so much less painful, am I right?! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Working 2 days in the office before heading to CT on Tuesday night to work from home Wednesday and then I’m off for the rest of the week - and I could not be more excited. πŸ‚πŸ After being cooped up in my apartment last week as I worked from home because I was so sick, I’m beyond ready for a change of scenery. Plus, this is my absolute favorite time of year, and I can’t wait for all the holiday festivities to begin.πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„I’m also loving wearing all my chunky sweaters, scarves, and booties lately, like this outfit I’m wearing today. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ Anywho, hope you have the best Monday!

2 Days ago
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Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘

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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


I’ve been working from home all week due to a horrible cold/cough + pink eye. 🀧 It hasn’t been the best week, but I’m hoping to be turning the corner after seeing the doc yesterday and getting some medicine.🀞🏼Tomorrow’s a day I’ve been looking forward to for months - the BC vs UConn game at Fenway. My brother (who went to UConn) and his friends are coming up to go to the game with me and my friends, so I’m pretty disappointed that I’m not feeling (or looking - thanks pink eye) too great. Praying I’m okay tomorrow because I’m going regardless! πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Anyway, wanted to share a few of favorite snacks lately - the chocolate coated crunch & mint @squareorganics bars + chocolate chip @rxbar. 😍 I haven’t had much of an appetite, but 🍫 pretty much always sounds good to me, so lots these have been consumed this week. Hope you’re staying healthy this cold & flu season and that you have the best Friday! πŸ’™

5 Days ago
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Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘

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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


One way to make yourself feel a little better when you have a bad cold is one of your favorite meals. πŸ₯— {Greens with quinoa, squash, beets, green goddess dressing, toasted pumpkin seeds, crispy chickpeas + salmon}. Last week was a long and crazy one, so it was great to have a fun day yesterday tailgating and watching the BC game with my friends (despite it being ~30 degrees ❄️). Today I’m relaxing and prepping for another busy week ahead. Hope you have a great rest of your weekend! πŸ’™

10 Days ago
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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


It’s been quite a long week already...and it’s only Tuesday. πŸ˜¬πŸ™ˆ Work is a little insane right now, but I’m keeping positive because it’s finally feeling like fall (aka time to wear all my vests!), and I got cleared to run! πŸ‚πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈI’m taking it slow and only going to do ~3 miles at a time 3-4 days a week for a bit and gradually up my mileage. I’m honestly kind of loving cross training + strength/toning/circuit workouts lately, but obviously it feels amazing to be able to run when I feel like it. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Anyway, hope you’re having a great week so far!

15 Days ago
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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


An awesome strength & toning workout followed by the best breakfast as I work from home today before my follow up x-ray appointment makes for a good Friday so far! @PerfectBar + a pink lady 🍎 + lots of β˜•οΈ = πŸ™ŒπŸΌ. I’m really hoping for good news today so I can ditch the boot.. and maybe even run a few miles?! May be wishful thinking, but we’ll see. Anyway, happy almost weekend! Hope you have the best Friday. πŸ€—

19 Days ago
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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


Wishing I could be eating this right about now... Although it’s not the prettiest looking skillet, it’s one of my all-time favorite meals to get whenever I go to brunch back home in CT! Roasted 🍠, brussel sprouts, 🍎, caramelized onions + 2 poached 🍳. I always try to re-create this and it never ends up nearly as good. Anyway, hope you’re having a happy Halloween and eating something sweet! 🍬🍫

22 Days ago
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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


This rain hasn’t been great for wearing an (unpictured) boot brace on my 20 minute walks to and from work, but it’s been nice to finally break out the fall wardrobe. πŸ‚ This @Loft sweater is one of my favorites this year! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ In other news, it’s been a long week - and I’m really missing running right about now. πŸ˜” At first it was kind of a nice little break (though forced breaks due to injury are never that nice), but now I’m so ready to get out there again, especially because now it’s my favorite running weather. Stress fractures (I have one in my fibula if you missed my Insta stories about it) are the worst, but I’m so grateful this didn’t happen when I was running competitively or training for a half. I dealt with enough injuries in high school, so this would’ve been a million times more devastating back then. Anyway, for now all I can do is wear the boot, bike, and do no-impact strength workouts (+ rest up) until I get my next set of x-rays or MRI to determine the next steps. Praying for a speedy recovery.🀞🏼Anyway, tomorrow after work my friends and I are tailgating and going to the BC vs FSU game and I can’t wait. 🏈 Hope everyone has the best weekend!

27 Days ago
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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


Another great weekend in the books! I headed home on Thursday night to work from home Friday to be there for my mom’s birthday dinner with my whole family, which was awesome. Saturday was a hike with one of my brothers, brunch with my mom, and then dinner at my aunt’s house. Sunday was another brunch and lots of shopping with my mom and dinner with my parents before heading back to Boston late last night. It was so nice to spend time with my family and enjoy fall in my beautiful hometown. One little hiccup was that on Friday evening I went to the urgent care orthopedic doc because my ankle had been bothering me for about a week... turns out, I have a stress fracture in my fibula, so I left with a giant boot. 😩 Silver lining is that at least I got it checked out and didn’t keep walking on it without the support of a boot. Praying for a speedy recovery! πŸ™πŸΌ Anyway, I also discovered this leave-in conditioner this weekend and it’s already helped smooth my hair (that I finally got trimmed) so much! πŸ’‡πŸ» Hope you had a fabulous weekend are ready to make this week a great one!

30 Days ago
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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


Kind of a blurry photo but this salad from Life Alive was too good not to post! πŸ₯—{Spring greens & sun sprouts with sesame sticks (not super into these, but great if you love a salty crunch), cucumber, sundried tomato, corn, carrots, & beets, topped with a huge dollop of red lentil hummus and drizzled with honey wasabi vinaigrette}. Hope you're having a fabulous hump day!

49 Days ago
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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


I snapped this photo when I was still in my old apartment and the weather had just started getting warm enough to wear short sleeves and no coat. Yesterday I wore this same outfit, but wishing it was finally cool enough to wear a lightweight jacket... I know I'll eat my words come December, but I'm so ready for fall weather! πŸ‚πŸAnywho, hope you have a fabulous Thursday!

55 Days ago
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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


It was a great weekend. Friday involved tacos & margs with some friends, Saturday was spent working on my room with my parents and then exploring my new neighborhood, shopping, and enjoying dinner together, and Sunday was full of errands, laundry, and the perfect mix of productivity and relaxation. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ I also ran 10k runs on both Saturday and Sunday because that's my sweet spot right now, and I ate lots of healthy food but also enjoyed some treats because it's all about balance. πŸ‘πŸΌ Anyway, now it's back to the old grind, and back to a typical weekday lunch from the Whole Foods salad bar (soon to be topped with hot sauce and avocado). πŸ‘ŒπŸΌHave an awesome start to the week!

58 Days ago
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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


Happy Saturday! β˜€οΈ After a fun taco & margarita dinner with friends last night and some roommate bonding time, I slept in this morning, went for a 10k run, and now I'm getting ready for my parents to come in a few hours! I can't wait to show them my neighborhood and explore the area before trying a new place for dinner. πŸ‘πŸΌ I saw them Labor Day weekend when we had a family brunch to celebrate my cousin's son's 2nd birthday (where I had this plate of fruit, zucchini bread, quiche (although I wasn't super into that), salad, & roasted veggies x about 3), but I've been dying to have them come to my new place in Cambridge. My dad came to help me move in at the end of August, but my mom hasn't seen it yet. I can't wait!! (Can you tell I'm excited?!) Anywayyy, I hope your weekend is off to a relaxing start. 😎 Enjoy it!

60 Days ago
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Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘

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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


I keep thinking summer is officially over and then it hits 80+ degrees again... πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ That said, I'm thinking the days of wearing bright Lilly Pulitzer patterns and white beachy cardigans are numbered, so I figured I might as well go for it while it still feels appropriate. 😎 I've been MIA on my page for a while now (except posting stories all the time!), but life has been (a good kind of) crazy. Work days are busy but fun, and weekends have been full of time with friends and stillll working at getting my apartment set up. Anyway, I hope to be back more regularly soon. πŸ’œ

66 Days ago
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Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘

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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


What a week. Thursday was absolutely insane with the move (and my movers coming 4 hours late), but I'm in my new place and that feels so good! Plus, enjoying some of this Halo Top deliciousness after that crazy long day felt even better. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ That said, I'm not at all unpacked - my room is a complete disaster, but I had no time on Thursday, and yesterday after work I was way too exhausted to even think about unpacking. Thank God for a three day weekend though! Plans include a run to explore the new neighborhood, maybe a Trader Joe's run (apparently there's a massive brand new one about 9 mins away from me...🍾), unpacking a bit, and then heading to CT tonight to relax with family and meet my cousin's baby girl on Monday! Hope you have the best Labor Day weekend! β˜€οΈ

81 Days ago
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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


Missing the family time, sun, and good food from vacation a couple weeks ago, but so excited to see them this weekend (and meet my cousin's baby girl!). Can you believe it's almost Labor Day?! Where did summer go? β˜€οΈAnyway, I'm moving tomorrow, so things will be a bit hectic over the next few days as I settle in. I thought I'd share this peaceful dinner I had on vacation at East Bay Grill - wishing I could go back, but looking forward to relaxing this weekend. πŸ™ŒπŸΌHope you have a fabulous hump day!

84 Days ago
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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


Fortunately I'm no longer this sunburned... but I'm still obsessed with this outfit I wore on the 4th of July. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌWith summer coming to an end (πŸ˜” how is that possible?!), I'm trying to wear all my summery clothes as much as I can before it's too cold. Today I'm wearing this scalloped JCrew tank with a cardigan and leggings, but wanted to share one of my favorite outfits before Fall! πŸ’™ Hope you have a fabulous Monday! castmejcrew contest

86 Days ago
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Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘

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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


Yesterday was a hectic day of packing and taking stuff out of my current apartment before my I officially move on Thursday. Despite the craziness, it ended in the perfect way - dinner outside at La Casa de Pedro. The best bread followed by 'La de Camarones' (sautΓ©ed shrimp on a bed of lettuce, tomato, & avocado topped with Spanish mango + lemon-garlic dressing). πŸ₯— The food and atmosphere were amazing, but the company was even better. So grateful for my parents who drop everything to help all four of their kids - we're so lucky! πŸ’™ After sleeping in and sipping coffee while reading blogs this AM, today's plans include a workout/run, walking outside in the neighborhood I'll miss so much, picking up a few groceries, relaxing, and watching the VMAs tonight. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Enjoy your Sunday!

87 Days ago
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Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘

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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


Yesterday I brought lunch to save some $ (spinach salad with tuna, and of course snacks for later as always). I ate it outside in the sun and it was glorious, but afterwards I was craving fresh fruit, which of course I didn't have more. There's a Whole Foods (and a Target... so bad for my wallet) a few minutes from my office, so I decided to get some berries. For $7... πŸ™„I thought for sure they'd last a few days, but as soon as I started I knew they didn't stand a chance past 3:00. Moral of the story - I absolutely didn't save money by bringing lunch because in addition to the (perfect, most delicious) berries, I got $30 worth of other goodies. πŸ˜¬πŸ’πŸ» Wellllp, no regrets because it's all worth it and hopefully WF will be getting cheaper soon with this whole Amazon thing, right?! 🀞🏼Anyway, my parents are on their way from CT to help me pack/take home some unneeded stuff before I officially move on Thursday! I'm sad to leave my apartment, but excited for a new adventure (that's way closer to work). Hope you have an awesome weekend! ✌🏼

88 Days ago
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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


Being back in the old grind after an awesome 4 days off last week calls for pants that feel like pajamas but are totally acceptable for work. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ I wish I had a few more pairs of these @OldNavy harem pants - looks like I may need to do some shopping. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Anywho, I hope you have an awesome Tuesday!

92 Days ago
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Comment from Laura πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦πŸ₯‘:


After spending last week at the beach with my family, and 4 hours yesterday in the sun before a fun dinner out with friends, I'm keeping today low key (and putting on lots of sunscreen). First up: a run followed by a walk to the nearby grocery store to get some fresh fruit & veggies for the week, then a trip to Target to look for wireless headphones (since my phone no longer plays anything through regular ear buds...πŸ™„), then I'm going to relax around my apartment and maybe go to the pool for a bit. Oh, and after dinner tonight I'm definitely going to need some @halotopcreamery - this flavor isn't one I usually pick up, but I was craving fruity ice cream. Maybe I'll add some dark chocolate? πŸ€” Anyway, have an awesome Sunday! β˜€οΈ

94 Days ago