Welcome to Powered by Oatmeal!
What do you write in your first blog post anyway? It’s kind of awkward, really, but I guess I’ll start out with an explanation. A breakdown of the blog title will tell you pretty much all you need to know:
I’m Lauren, and I love oatmeal. It’s almost always what I have for breakfast, because not only is it delicious (I love food) and nutritionally perfect (B.S. Nutrition, UMass Amherst), it’s inexpensive (some may say I’m cheap, but I prefer “thrifty”), and I can run immediately after eating it (I’m one of those crazy people who will get up at 6:30 to go on an 18-mile run before it gets too hot out) which is great because all of us nutrition nerds out there know that pre-workout, carbohydrate is the most important.
This blog was supposed to chronicle my training and ultimate success in a few awesome races the summer after earning my BS in Nutrition, then follow whatever wellness-related adventures I have ahead of me. Now, unexpectedly, it will follow my attempt to remain fit through the recovery from bilateral stress fractures, moving to a new and unfamiliar city (and climate!), finding a job while working 40 hours a week for school, and a whole host of other challenges. Basically, although life isn’t going exactly as I had envisioned right now, there is no shortage of things to write about. I hope you enjoy the blog!