About the Author Behind Living Life Between the Miles

Hello! My name is Lauren and I am 23 years old. I live in the great state of Texas, where my husband and I moved a year ago after we got married!  I grew up in Ohio, right on the shores of the beautiful Lake Erie in a small boating town. We moved to San Antonio, Texas after my husband Nathan got a job offer to come and work as the youth pastor at a wonderful church in San Antonio, which led to me receiving a teaching offer at the private school run by the same church!  We both have college degrees in these areas so we knew that God’s hand was in this decision. Even though we miss our families dearly, it is what the Lord has for us now.


After a few months of Texas living, we decided that a furry friend would be a great addition to our family, so we adopted Brandy from the Humane Society when she was 4 months old!



For a while now, I’ve wanted to start up a blog of my own after reading many health and fitness blogs. It was only after my husband kept encouraging me to bite the bullet and do it, that I actually did! The meaning behind the title “Living Life Between the Miles” is simple. I will be sharing bits and pieces of my life on this blog from running and cooking to traveling and teaching. Through this blog I will hopefully inspire and motivate others to get active and maintain healthy lifestyles while keeping myself accountable at the same time!

I have enjoyed running for pleasure since high school when my dad first introduced me to it. Running is my time alone with God, it’s my stress relief, and it’s where I feel my strongest. I enjoy trail running the most, and you can often find me looking for new trails to run on. This past year I wanted to take all my running and put it to good use, so I signed up for my first half marathon.I finished in 1:57:53 . Since then I have run smaller races but am looking forward to signing up for another half or possibly a full.


(My first half marathon with my girl Julia! I’m the one in the pink sweatshirt)

In the past I have struggled with an unhealthy relationship regarding food. Over the past 3 years I have finally made peace with calories and begun to view food as fuel that will help my body run properly. I enjoy tweaking dishes to make them healthy and experimenting with new healthy foods that my picky husband will eat ;)


I will also be sharing some of my adventures as a First grade teacher on this blog. Working with children is such a blessing, and I always come home with new funny stories to share about my kiddos.

Happy reading! Thanks for stopping by :)




9 thoughts on “About

  1. Awesome blog Laur!! I just worked out and am now making Zucchini munchies 🙂 ill let you know how they taste and if they’re really good ill post the recipe 😀
    I love you!!

      • OMG!! They were sooo yummy!! I made both Zucchini and I also used some Summer Squash 🙂 Kelly was all about the squash but I liked both.. I didn’t really go exactly by the recipe I kinda just eyeballed a lot. Also, I used some asiago cheese with parmesan too 🙂

        Parmesan Roasted Zucchini

        What You Need:
        2 zucchini – cut off the ends, cut into 4ths – length wise – You should have 8 total
        1 tablespoon olive oil
        garlic powder
        black pepper
        1⁄3 cup parmesan cheese

        What To Do
        Preheat oven to 400.
        Lay zucchini on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Brush olive oil on each and sprinkle: salt, pepper, garlic powder.
        Top with cheese.

        They were really good you and Nay should try em!! Love you guys 🙂

  2. Lauren ! I am so excited your doing this! We’ve talked about blogs before and I know how we both love them! I can’t wait to read more blogs of yours and learn ur amazing ways! I’m so excited for you love! Awesome blog!

  3. I love your blog Lauren!!! Seriously this is amazing:) Cannot wait to see your future blogs, I am going to become addicted, so keep it up! I have always been fueled and motivated by our talks on health and watching your lifestyle. With the wedding coming up this is just the kick I need to finish strong. You are awesome!

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