lauren steele

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen

that’s enough

Maybe, just maybe, sometimes what you do, who you are, what you say–it won’t be enough. Sometimes it’s a matter of a lack of faith from others. That has to … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

on Struggling

“I just don’t understand how you do that long distance thing.” “I would get so bored trying to run that long.” “Anything over a mile does not appeal to me.” … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

the Muck and the Mire

Old runner’s lore says of the weather, “If you wait for perfect conditions, it will never happen.” I think the same goes for life. I happen to love rain. Grey … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Harvesting: Fall 2013 Work

Turkey Trots |The Outside Guide to Running | Outside Magazine November 22 2013 ‘Politics of the Black Body’ Series Explores Questions About Media and Visual Representation – Missouri School of … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summer 2013 Articles: Dog Days Are Over

Mizzou Weekly Curators approve Deaton as institute executive director | Mizzou Weekly | University of Missouri Mizzou Weekly Thoughtful approach needed for recommendation letters | Mizzou Weekly | University of … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fitness Freelance

snowshoe magazine featured article: Bad Things That Good Athletes Do Written by Lauren Steele Published on May 21, 2013 As an athlete, as the one up logging miles at the crack of … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment


Courage is not the absence of fear–it is action despite the presence of fear. I tried to live with those words in my heart during 2012, and they served me … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment