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 […]

Run Like It's the '80s // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Run Like It’s the ’80s

Today’s run was awesome for two reasons: 1. It was the first 70s-and-sunny day in Milwaukee this year, and 2. It was the first time I ran to my new ’80s playlist.

The Wishful Thinking Spring Running Mix // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

The Wishful Thinking Spring Running Mix

I’m so excited for warmer weather that I couldn’t wait any longer to start making a spring running mix. It’s fun to wallow in winter folk jams at the start of the season, but by February I want everything to be happy and danceable. Some new Santigold, a bit of Missy Elliott and even a Carly Rae Jepsen track or two.

Hamilton Is My Running Buddy // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Hamilton Is My Running Buddy

If you haven’t listened to the soundtrack of Broadway’s Hamilton yet, I suggest you do. I was skeptical when a friend forced me to listen to the highlights during a visit in December, but I got sucked into the vortex pretty quickly. But it wasn’t until recently that I went running to my favorite upbeat tracks and found myself picking up the pace. General Washington is just so. darn. empowering.

Leah's Best of 2015 Running Mix // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Leah’s Best of 2015 Running Mix

You’ll find everyone from Jamie XX and Sleater-Kinney to Kacey Musgraves and JR JR on my Best of 2015 mix. I’ve run to all 20 of these songs and, trust me, they’ll make you want to smile, strut and crush your mile splits.

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…

Podcasts, Playlists or Nothing at All // Run. Crave. Conquer.

Podcasts, Playlists or Nothing at All

To run with music or without it? This spring I got into a heated discussion on the topic with my closest friend. I argued that runners should appreciate the sounds of their bodies in motion—the cadence of their breath and rhythm of their feet—or else they’re not truly enjoying the act of running, but rather drowning it out to make it more tolerable. Then she made a simple case that won me over.