Best of 2016 Running Mix // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Leah’s Best of 2016 Running Mix

Well, folks, another year of running has come and gone. That means it’s time to reflect on the upbeat music that got me through all of the miles I logged this year. Because I did that last year and now it’s tradition. This isn’t a super typical running mix of pop songs, though I did […]

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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 […]

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It’s Marathon Week!

When I started training for the Columbus Marathon back in June, race day seemed so far away. And in a lot of ways, those early runs feel like a lifetime ago because so much has changed since then: I moved to a new state, started a new job and made a bunch of new friends. Oh, […]

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.

To New Adventures // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

To New Adventures… in PA!

BIG news! After nearly five years in Milwaukee, I’m moving east to Pennsylvania for a new job. I’ll be associate digital editor for a health magazine based there, and I am unbelievably excited for the new challenge, fitting subject matter and gorgeous hiking spots nearby. Plus, I’ll be just a bus ride away from NYC, wee!

Looking for a Silver Lining // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Looking for a Silver Lining

“Every cloud has a silver lining,” or so the saying goes. Well, I’ve got a big, fat storm cloud looming over my personal life right now, and I haven’t found one yet. But I’m trying to stay positive!

Everything I've Been Doing Besides Running // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Everything I’ve Been Doing Besides Running

Exciting news: I signed up for marathon no. 3! I’ll be back on my college stomping grounds to run the Columbus Marathon this October, and I can’t wait. Soon my weekends will revolve around high mileage training runs again, but for now I can be a bit lazy.

Spring Is Real! // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Spring is Real!

I wasn’t sure if it was, considering the April snow showers, but when I saw the perfect weather in the forecast, I knew a hike was in order. My manfriend and I headed to the Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine Forest, just a short drive west of Milwaukee. It still had that brown, barren footprint of winter, but signs of life were there.

The Escapism of Running // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

The Escapism of Running

I’ve been slacking in the blog department—it’s been almost a month since my last post! That’s because I’ve been both busy and in a bit of a funk. Exciting things that I wanted to pan out didn’t, and this snowy Wisconsin spring is dragging out my winter blues. I’m itching for change (more sun, more adventure, more […]