Follow @vanessajunkin I stood in the starting corral, holding up my sign for the 2:50 pace group. My watch and pace band were on my right wrist; my phone was in my left hand as another timing method. At the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon today, April 30, I participated in a race as a pacer for … More Pacing the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon: An amazing experience
Follow @VanessaJunkin I don’t remember exactly when I started following Jen A. Miller on Twitter, but ever since then, I have enjoyed reading her tweets and articles about running. I was amazed how as a freelancer she was able to write for outlets like Runner’s World and The New York Times, and when I saw she … More Runner Reads: ‘Running: A Love Story’ by Jen A. Miller
Follow @vanessajunkin I signed up for this year’s Zoo Stampede because I loved the cool design on last year’s shirt. I ended up coming away from this year’s Zoo Stampede with an awesome shirt and also a fun experience. The race, as you may have guessed from the name, is at the Salisbury Zoo. Since … More Zoo Stampede: Awesome race, awesome place, awesome giveaways
Follow @VanessaJunkin There’s only about two-and-a-half weeks until I’ll be getting on a bus and riding to Assateague Island from Ocean City for the start of the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon. I’ve done the race once before, in 2014, but this will be my first time ever being a pacer at a race. My friend … More Run with me as I pace the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon
Follow @VanessaJunkin I already knew I wanted to come back to the Run for the Animals race in Onancock, Virginia, after last year, but I made the decision to run the 10K rather than the half marathon after realizing I might be able to earn the new age group record. For my new age … More Run for the Animals certainly worth returning to
Follow @VanessaJunkin There are few things I will get up before 5 a.m. to do, but apparently one of them is running part of a marathon in the rain and eating doughnuts at different stops. Today, April 2, I participated in the Dunkin’ Donuts Marathon, which was created by Pemberton Running Club leader Trent Swanson. … More Junkin runs Dunkin’… Part of the Dunkin’ Donuts Marathon, that is!
It’s April Fools’ Day, but this post has nothing to do with April Fools. Really. It also happens to be the day after the last day of March, so I’m wrapping up my March running. I ran 79.21 miles. While less than January and February, I expected March’s total to be less because I did take … More Nine facts about my March running