Lauren is 19 years old from Layton, Utah. Her wonderful parents are Kurt and Holly Halverson. She is the middle child. She has an older sister Andrea; 22 and a younger brother Hunter; 15. Lauren says she has the best job ever...Striders Employee!
Here are a few facts about Lauren when we asked her about running:
Years running: only about a year and a half...I have spent most my life involved with cheer, and unfortunately I couldn't do both in high school.
Weekly mileage: 40-50, only because I'm getting ready for a marathon.
Favorite race distance or race: Half Marathon; long enough to be in pain, but short enough to still be able to walk for the rest of the day :)
PR's - (5K, 10K, ½, mara, Ultra) or proudest running accomplishment: My proudest accomplishment is yet to come... Ogden will be my first Marathon in a couple weeks. And I'm just hoping to finish alive :)
Favorite training run: Running down Monte Cristo...20 Miles of pure downhill!And of course breakfast at the Oaks after!
Why run - (motivation, inspiration): I run so I can eat whatever I want and not feel guilty about it :)
Goals: Someday run the OV50 with my dad!
Favorite music to run to: My mom won't let me wear music when I run because, she says I talk WAY TOO LOUD!
Favorite running gear - (shoes, apparel, etc.): Mizuno and Pearl Izumi shoes, and knickers!
Best advice you've been given as a runner: If you want to run faster...Pick grapes faster!
Best motivational quote: Talent wins Games, but Teamwork and Intelligence wins Championships! -Michael Jordan
Your role model: My dad- He is my favorite running partner. He can make any boring run an adventure... and if it wasn't for him, I would walk up every hill that I encountered! :)
Favorite food: Kraft Mac & Cheese with Worcestershire Sauce... and a Chocolate Donut before a long run.
Hobbies or interests other than running: I cheered all through Jr. High and High School. I am currently cheering for USA- I teach cheer leading camps, and also judge cheer competitions. I love anything outdoors, mountain biking, skiing, back packing, etc.
Anything else the world might want to know about you: I have Scottish Dance since I was 3 years old! I am currently attending Weber State and I am going into Respiratory Therapy.