Beet Pesto Pizza // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Nothing Beats Beet Pesto

Beets are pretty sweet. Their moisture makes them perfect for baking into rich chocolate brownies and breads, they’re amazing pickled and piled on a sandwich, and they make a heck of a salsa, too. But I’ve discovered my new beet obsession: pesto! It all started with this pizza recipe from The Roasted Root. I saw, […]

Pro/Con List: Running in the Morning // Run. Crave. Conquer.

Am I Becoming A Morning Runner?

I’ve always been an evening runner. Sure, I did my long weekend training runs in the mornings—the sooner they’re over, the sooner brunch happens—but during the week, waking up early enough to fit in 4 miles before work was just too painful. For one, I used to settle into my cubicle before 8 a.m. And then there’s that […]

Faux Cookie Dough Recipe // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Faux Cookie Dough?!

Ah, the magic of chickpeas. Is there anything these little legumes can’t do? They’re perfect all roasty-toasty, super easy to sprinkle on salads, and I use them in my fair share of cookies, but while editing a story at work about dessert hummus, I knew I had to get in on that trend, too. And […]

On Running (And Moving) Solo // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

On Running, Moving & Living Solo

I’ve always prided myself on being fiercely independent. As a wallflower kid, biking to my secret spot in the park and reading was my jam. By college I was all about going to the movie theater alone, something high school me would have been embarrassed of. And running has always been a solitary activity for me, a time […]

Guest Post! Chronicles of a Gym Newbie // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Guest Post! Chronicles of a Gym Newbie

Meet one of my closest, weirdest friends, who I so rudely abandoned when I left Milwaukee. When she decided it was time to do some sort of physical activity, she not only joined a gym, but she went all in with a personal trainer, too.

Cucumber, lime & mint popsicles // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Cucumber, Lime & Mint, Oh My!

Raise your hand if you always forget how hot and horribly humid summer gets (*raises hand wayyy up*). The best reward after an almost-too-sweaty-to-handle run is a frosty ice pop, which is why I invested in some popsicle molds last summer.

Keep It on the D&L Trail // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Keep It on the D&L

In search of a fun trail for future long runs, I headed to the Lehigh Canal Towpath for yesterday’s 12-miler. I’d heard the path extended all the way from Allentown through Bethlehem to Easton, so it sounded like the perfect spot for an out-and-back run.

Life of a Small-Town Runner // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Life of a Small-Town Runner

Tomorrow marks one full week of living the small-town life here in the Lehigh Valley. There are some total perks, like living a mile from work—not driving my car for days makes me one happy lady. And the trees, oh my gosh.

New Town, New Trails // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

New Town, New Trails

I made it to Pennsylvania! I intended to write a long, sentimental post about Milwaukee before leaving Wisconsin, but then time flew by, and now the moment has passed. I went on my first long run here in the Lehigh Valley this morning, and it was so beautiful that now I want to tell you all about that instead.

Rock 'n' Sole Half Marathon Recap // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Rock ‘n Sole Half Marathon Recap

When I signed up for the Rock ‘n Sole half marathon on a whim just four weeks ahead of time, it was mostly to run myself out of a rut. I had no idea then that it would turn out to be my last race (for the foreseeable future) in Milwaukee—a lot can happen in a month!