Hello There! My name is Lacey and I am a 22 year old, recent college grad from University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in biology. I'm a certified fitness instructor, runner, yogi, whole food enthusiast, dark chocolate lover and golden retriever obsessed. I run the blog Runs and Roses where I discuss how to achieve and maintain a health lifestyle. To me being "healthy" means nourishing your mind, body and soul, not depriving, calorie counting or excessive exercise! Follow for healthy recipes, life tips, workouts and more!

The Best Chicken Meatballs You’ll Ever Eat

When I think of my favorite meals, it’s often tied to the people I experienced them with. A great meal is so much more than the taste of the foods, it’s the conversations, the laughter, the lighting, the music, everything. Food connects. Food brings people together. Turns strangers into friends. Ties us to people and cultures all over the world. Food allows us to bless others and be blessed in return. It’s an act of love, welcoming, nurturing. It shows how much we care.


How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

I wanted to share some of the things that I like to do to stay healthy when I travel. Staying healthy while traveling can seem like an oxymoron, especially if you’re planning a beachy relaxing vacation, when the last thing you’ll have on your mind is exercising or vegetables. READ MORE

Tips for New Runners

Today, I wanted to share some of the things that help me stay motivated to keep up with my running routine. Whether you’re a new runner or a seasoned one looking to mix up your routine, hopefully these tips can help!