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 […]

Summer Training, Travels & Too Little Time // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Training, Travels & Far Too Little Summertime

In case you were wondering… marathon training is going splendidly! But I’ve been cramming as much summer fun as possible in between those morning miles, track repeats and long Sunday runs, which has made it nearly impossible to find time for blogging. But I’m here right now, armed with an iPhone full of recent photos […]

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 […]

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.

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!

Cranes, Cattails and Hissing Geese // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Cranes, Cattails and Hissing Geese

Another gorgeous Saturday, another getaway. Yesterday the man friend and I drove to the massive Horicon Marsh. He was excited to spot sandhill cranes, and I was ready to stroll in the sunshine and face my fear of red-winged blackbirds.

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.

7 Ways That Bike Commuting Changes Your Life // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

7 Ways That Bike Commuting Changes Your Life

Now that I rely on the Silver Steed (the not-so-clever name of my bike) so often, it’s hard to remember being bike-less. Riding for transportation, not just sport, changed how I view travel, exercise, even my own city. So I put together this list to point out some of the ways that bike commuting rocks your world.

Snowshoe Getaway to Door County // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Snowshoe Getaway to Door County

I went snowshoeing for the first time this weekend! Up in Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin. The peninsula is as frozen as Elsa’s ice palace at this time of year, but it’s also quiet, crystalline and drop-dead gorgeous.