Columbus Marathon (and a New PR), Check!

Last Sunday’s Columbus Marathon finish was the completely exhausted but 100% over-the-moon kind. As I scrounged up whatever energy my legs had left for the last ¼-mile “sprint,” I felt like I was in one of those motivational Pinterest images with the words “Dig deep” across it in bold lettering. I spotted my mom and […]

The Chillest Thanksgiving Ever // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

The Chillest Thanksgiving Ever

One Scrabble victory, two pies and countless hours of relaxation later, my Thanksgiving holiday has come to an end. This was the first year I didn’t travel home to spend it with my family. Instead I headed to small-town Wisconsin to celebrate with my boyfriend’s parents and grandparents.

Running & Giving Thanks // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Running & Giving Thanks

It’s Turkey Day Eve, and I feel overcome with positivity and good fortune. Counting my abundant blessings would be impossible, so I’ll just give thanks for one simple, constant thing in my life—running.

'Tis the Season for Harvest Salads // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

‘Tis the Season for Harvest Salads

Using produce that’s actually in season is the best because it’s super cheap. So when I was looking for a fresh salad to bring to a worksgiving meeting on Monday, I made sure it included all of fall’s finest ingredients… and voila! I found this magical autumn-harvest-in-a-bowl recipe.

The New Routine & What's Next // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

The New Routine & What’s Next

Since finishing the Chicago Marathon last month, I’ve really missed having a goal race to keep me on a regimented running schedule. Between the darker evenings, my trip to Texas and a nagging runner’s knee, I’ve only been running two or three days a week lately—yoga’s been keeping me sane.

High Five Friday (the 13th)! // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

High Five Friday (the 13th)!

Every Friday, Angela at Happy Fit Mama spreads the good vibes with a roundup of five great things from her week. Friday the 13th seems like the perfect day to join in and share the positivity, so here I go…

The Dark Days of Running // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

The Dark Days of Running

As a freeze baby and worrywart, there are many things I dislike about winter, such as driving in snow, getting numb fingers while biking and leaving my apartment in general. I know it’s not quite wintertime yet, but my least favorite part of the season comes early… darkness. Everyone gets a little mopier this time […]