Running Down My Dreams

Healthy Lifestyle


Welcome to my blog!  My name is Laurie and I started this blog to write about my life-long love of fitness and healthy eating and the successes and challenges I’ve face along the way.  I have struggled with migraines and IBS most of my adult life and I’m excited to share with others the life-changing discovery of the root cause of my issues– Fructose Malabsorption.  With some changes to my diet, my migraines disappeared, my IBS is under control and I am much healthier and happier.  Hopefully I can help others by sharing this information.

I am fit and I enjoy eating healthy but I am not a freak about it.  I probably eat too much chocolate and I could really work out more often than I do.  Both of my sisters are fabulous cooks and spend a lot of time in their kitchens whipping up fancy dishes.  I did not inherit that gene!  I can cook if I have to but I prefer something quick and simple with an easy clean up!  I have had to do a lot more cooking since I changed my diet but I have found some helpful shortcuts and tips to share.

I moved from the country to the city several years ago but I will always be a country-girl at heart.  I still love gardening and even though I don’t have nearly as much space to plant things as I used to, I love growing my own vegetables and herbs to use in healthy recipes.

I’m an avid runner and hiker and I love being outdoors.  Running is an addiction for me though you won’t find me at many 5K’s or running clubs.  I prefer running alone, preferably on a peaceful trail where I can just enjoy nature and escape for a while.  I also love yoga and strength training.

Ever since I was a young girl I have dreamed of writing a book.  I can remember writing poems and short stories for my friends as far back as high school. I’m still running that dream down though and hoping this blog will be good practice.  I have a very creative nature, whether it’s writing or art or just working on a project around the house.

Animals are another love of mine and have always been an amazing part of my life.  I’ve learned so much from them, sought comfort in them and loved them like family.  there is always a good story or picture to share about animals.

I got divorced when I was forty-nine and re-entered the world of dating.  It’s crazy out there!  I have a few thoughts to share on that subject as well.

I hope you’ll enjoy my blog!