Fit Friends

by tinareale on June 28, 2013

Happy, happy Friday to you all! Who else out there is sweating up a storm? I for sure am. Just got back from a five mile run in the super heat and humidity. Whew. Now, though, I have to get going on the rest of the day. I have a lot of fun things coming up this weekend so I want to be sure all my to-dos are out of the way before diving in. I like unplugging and taking a solid break over the weekends. You with me?

Before I get going, though, I have another wonderful Fit Friend Friday feature to share with you. I’ve gotten to know Laura through the blogging world over the past year or so and find her nothing short of amazing. She’s a mother, friend, runner, and holistic health coach to boot. Say hello and make a new fit friend!


NAME & BLOG: Laura Peifer at Mommy Run Fas

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SUM UP YOUR BLOG: I share my training and running tips as a runner and coach, as well as things I’m learning as a holistic health coach, recipes and a menu planning link up on Sundays.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO STAY FIT? I enjoy running the most, but over the last few years I’ve learned to love strength training as well, so I’m now  including it regularly in my routine.

DO YOU HAVE ANY CURRENT GOALS OR RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO SHARE? In terms of running goals, I will soon be training for the Philadelphia marathon and my goal is to run as close to 3:20as I can! (Editor’s Note aka Tina: she’s a FAST mother runner, huh?!) (Editor’s Note #2: “Editor’s note” sounds so official, don’t it. ha!) 

My recent accomplishment was getting my business started this spring and meeting my target number of coaching clients and also having my first health article published!


  • Running! It’s been my therapy many times in my life. I can’t imagine how different my life would be without it!
  • Natural Health: I could read about the healing power of food all day. I also love doing body type testing on my clients to help them piece together the foods that are best for them. It’s so fascinating!
  • Meaningful work: We are so much happier and filled with purpose when we find work that we love.
  • Faith: I have a strong commitment to my faith and have been shaped by it and countless role models in my life since childhood.
  • Social Justice: I’ve always been a sensitive person and am touched by stories of struggle, hunger, war or injustice.  I want to see us move toward a global society where food and resources are shared.

WHAT IS YOUR #1 TIP FOR HEALTHY LIVING? I think it’s so helpful to get away from labeling yourself (vegetarian, paleo) and learn to get in tune with what your body functions best on, with as many fresh, whole foods as possible but a little room for treats as well.  Life is meant to be enjoyed!


ANYTHING ELSE YOU WISH TO SHARE: Thanks so much for the feature, Tina! I always turn to your blog for strength training tips and resources.  :)

Now you tell us…Laura mentions “meaningful work”, so what is something you would call meaningful work in your own life?


1 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I love Laura!!! she is a fast mother runner.

Editor’s note: I am a big fan of Editor’s notes.

2 Linz @ Itz Linz June 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Laura: you freakin’ rock! :)

3 Elle June 28, 2013 at 1:17 pm

So happy to see you here today, Laura!

4 Laura @ Mommy Run Fast June 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Thanks so much for having me, Tina!! Have a great weekend!

5 Wil Morales (@Apps_Delight) June 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Nice work Laura! I’m definitely going to try out the Ten Tips for Overcoming Sugar Cravings. I can use all the help :)

6 Cecilia @ MommiesRun June 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Great choice! Laura is an amazing blogger and I’m so inspired by her!

7 Kim June 28, 2013 at 7:55 pm

So cool to see, Laura featured here today!! She is phenomenal!!!

8 purelytwins June 29, 2013 at 9:30 am

Love Laura!!

9 [email protected] June 29, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Laura has a great blog with info about her running and great recipes!

10 Vivian Rowe July 1, 2013 at 4:59 am

Nice post, Tina. I’m a fan of Laura since I always visit her wonderful blog. Anyway, my meaningful work is doing things that I really love. :-)

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