• Laura Johnson

    Laura Johnson

    Senior Admissions Counselor
    Duluth, MN
    Communication’06; MBA ’11, St. Scholastica

    Laura's Bio:
    Hi everyone, welcome to my Follow Me page! My full name is Laurajae Johnson, but you can call me Laura. I have been a part of the Saints community for nearly ten years, as a CSS student (twice over), as an active member of our Alumni Board of Directors, and as a counselor on our fantastic Admissions team—I am St. Scholastica through and through! Hopefully this website will allow you to explore our College, meet fellow Saints, and see exactly what makes our campus truly unique. Looking forward to connecting with you all soon!

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    Saint Paul, MN
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    Oak Grove, MN
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    Harare, Zimbabwe
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    Gweru, Zimbabwe
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    Aurora, CO
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    East Bethel, MN
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    Mumbai, India
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    Minneapolis, MN
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    Fargo, ND
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    Madrid, Spain
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    Richfield, MN
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    Brussels, Belgium
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    Mora, MN

Pounding the pavement

I took advantage of the balmy 40 degree temps and pounded out a five-miler along the North Shore last night – my longest run in 2014 so far.  Just in time, too, since we’re scheduled for yet another winter storm to blast through our area any time now.  No matter, Duluthians are made of stocky stuff.  This meme pretty much sums us up…


That five-miler was tough, but I’m worried it might feel like a cakewalk compared to the 8-miler I have scheduled for myself this Saturday.  (Back in December, when I was a slightly younger, more energetic & ambitious version of myself, I decided to go big and register to run my very first marathon.  I’ve run the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon five of the past six years – took a hiatus the year I was pregnant – and figured I was ready for an upgrade.  26.2 miles to ring in my 30th year on this planet, why not?  What could go wrong?)


Fast forward two months to the brink of snowmageddon 3 or 4 of the winter and I’m facing a major dilemma in approaching my scheduled run for the weekend: run outdoors (pros: changing landscape, fresh air, tend to be faster; cons: wet, slippery, snowy conditions that may result in a face plant or two or three) or run indoors (pros: avoid said face plant; cons: I ABSOLUTELY HATE RUNNING INDOORS).

Mother Nature, you are quite the saboteur.

A teeny tiny part of me wants to can the whole thing and make up for that mileage next week but I hate to start week one of my training program in the red.  Plus a lot of the training programs I’ve researched emphasize avoiding the same big mistake – not getting in enough runs before tackling 26.2.  So I guess I’ll try to shut up that little voice that’s urging me to skip out the run and eat cupcakes instead.  She can be such a bad influence sometimes.

Wish me luck, friends!  I’ll post an update next week.

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