Thoughts & Stories

  • The power of the finish line

    I believe everyone should have a goal. Always. You can have professional goals, emotional goals, organizational goals but my absolute favorite kind of goal is an event goal.  A goal where you put hard earned money down and say you are going to show up at a certain time and place and you will participate in something. Why do I like this kind of goal best?  Because it's scary and it holds your feet to the fire. In occupying that spot on your calendar, it forces you to move your body, to train, to prepare. 

    Believe it or not, my first scary event was running a 5k about 5 years ago.  Its funny to look back at that now because these days a 5k is a bit of an active recovery for me. I don't say that to brag but to share with you how far I've come.  At the time of me writing this... Read more....
  • What is it all about?

    First blog post. It feels like I should set some intentions and outline my ideas for Inspired Outlier. You are going to learn soon I'm FULL of big goals and big ideas.  This website I hope will inspire you to step into your strength and be the best version of you.  

    To start, a little about me.  My name is Lauren Franklin and I'm the person behind this brand.  My story starts a while back when I was floundering, as in, I was really didn't feel or look like myself. Our three beautiful baby boys were all walking successfully, out of diapers and suddenly I looked down at myself and didn't recognize the person standing in my skin. It felt like a mini identity crisis. In getting through those early years of parenting I had completely sacrificed my health. I was tired. It was hard to get out of bed. I wasn't at all happy with myself.   Read more....