Learn about my new blog

Running is a huge part of my life, and I’m happy to be able to share that part of my life with you, the readers, through my new running blog — She Runs by the Seashore.

Here's a selfie I took after a 10-mile run that I managed to get in before work with the Pemberton Running Club.
Here’s a selfie I took after a 10-mile run that I managed to get in before work with the Pemberton Running Club.

Since the end of January 2013, I have been blogging at The Road to a Marathon on the website of the newspaper where I work, The Daily Times/DelmarvaNow.com. I decided I wanted to have my own blog site, but if you’ve been reading my blog (more recent posts/older posts), I am planning to cover similar topics.

Read more about me at the “About Me” page.

Here are the main topics I write about.

Scenic runs: I live in a pretty amazing location for running: Salisbury, Maryland, which is on the Eastern Shore. (For those unfamiliar with the area, there’s a map below.)

Here in Salisbury, we are on the Delmarva Peninsula — in relatively close proximity to two neighboring states, Delaware and Virginia. There are so many beautiful trails and areas to run in the region, whether it’s the Junction and Breakwater Trail in Rehoboth Beach or Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. For me, it makes a run more fun and it goes by faster if I can do some exploring and look at new scenery along the way.

I’ll write about and share photos of these scenic runs as I make my way out to various locations on Delmarva. I also blog about my runs when I am on vacation or on a day trip; some may be outside of the Lower Shore area.

The scenic run blog posts will likely also include some writing about what kind of delicious food I had afterward. If I’m going to travel half-an-hour to an hour for a run, I often like to experience a local dessert while I’m in the area. I wrote about a doughnut run I did in which I traveled to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and I enjoy ice cream after runs regularly, too.

Race recaps: I do a lot of races, and I always write a blog post afterward. I mostly reflect on how I did in the race and how I felt.

My training: For most races, I don’t do any training that’s too intense, but when I’m training for a marathon, I commit myself to multiple long runs. I’m training for my second marathon now, the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon. It’s the same marathon that I finished last year, and I’m looking forward to it. Occasionally, I’ll write about a special type of run that I did. I just blogged about running 24 miles for my 24th birthday.

My mileage: I am just about 10 miles away from meeting my mileage goal for 2014, which I set around New Year’s time: Run 1,000 miles in 2014. I’ve been tracking my miles for full years beginning in 2011, and this will be my first time that I expect to track going over 1,000. Since I have dramatically increased my running, I feel confident I have not run any more than that in any previous years.  I am sure that I will be writing up a blog post when I reach 1,000 miles.

And, I have been coming up with ways to show my mile number in a photo, ever since I reached the 400-mile mark: For example, I spelled out “900” in candy corn and made “500” out of rocks and pieces of shells I found on the beach. So, I’ll have to come up with something really creative for my upcoming milestone.

Local Delmarva races: I like to keep the local community updated about what local races are happening. I’ll primarily focus on races in Wicomico, Somerset, Worcester and Dorchester counties in Maryland; Sussex County, Delaware; and the Eastern Shore of Virginia (Accomack and Northampton counties).

Some posts may not fit into any of these categories.

I can’t wait to get started on more posts. Please let me know what you’d like to read about, and be sure to comment.