UPDATE 9/18/17: This race has been canceled. This is the statement from Big Brothers Big Sisters that I received in my email on Friday: “Due to unforseen complications, we have canceled this year’s BIG 5k. Your registration fees will be refunded. Please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to process your refund. We sincerely thank you for … More UPDATE – RACE CANCELED: BIG ambassador news — and save $5 on the BIG 5K in Salisbury!
I run several races year after year, so it’s fun to be able to compare times on the same course. Earlier this month, I ran the Summer Cross Country 5K Series race at WinterPlace Park, where I ran the course 14 seconds faster than last year. In the past, there have been two or three … More Summer Cross Country 5K Series race a little faster than last year’s
Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received a pair of the Under Armour Horizon RTT trail shoes to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! I’d never worn a pair of trail shoes before, so it was … More Gear Review: Under Armour Horizon RTT trail shoes
Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received a free entry to Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! Back in March when I signed up for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon, it seemed so far away. … More The Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon is just two weeks away! (Save $15!)
Follow @vanessajunkin I didn’t have the fastest time at the On The Bacon Trail – The Naylor Mill 7K, but I did have a delicious time. Sticking with the bacon theme, I had bacon before, during and after the race. I also wore a tank that said “I’m already planning what I’m going to eat … More Bacon before, during and after: On The Bacon Trail – The Naylor Mill 7K
Follow @vanessajunkin If someone wrote a book about me, I would have to read it as soon as it was published. But that wasn’t the case for Alan Webb. He said he felt he needed to accomplish more before reading “Sub 4:00: Alan Webb and the Quest for the Fastest Mile.” I read Chris Lear’s … More Runner Reads: “Sub 4:00: Alan Webb and the Quest for the Fastest Mile” (and the Summer Runner Book Club)
Disclaimer: I received the OOFOS OOlala to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! Follow @vanessajunkin I am the proud OOwner of another pair of OOFOS. I’ve been testing the OOFOS OOlala for BibRave and … More Gear Review: The OOFOS OOlala and the infOO behind OOFOS
Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve had a lot to blog about recently, and I still have more posts to catch up on. But before we get too far into August — I know we’re already a third of the way through! — I do want to wrap up my July running. I ran 73.6 miles. I wanted to … More July wrap-up: A busy month of running!
Follow @vanessajunkin The day after the Crystal City Twilighter 5K, I wanted to run somewhere new while I was still out of town. I had Googled interesting places to run by my grandparents’ house, and my grandmother suggested Lake Needwood, which was a short drive from their house. I decided to check it out, and … More Tackling the hills at Montgomery County’s Lake Needwood
Disclaimer: I was offered (and accepted) a free entry to this race in exchange for two blog posts; one in August before the race and one after. Any opinions are my own. I’m excited to be heading back to the Run, White & Blue 5K at Delaware Technical Community College’s Jack F. Owens Campus just … More Run, White & Blue 5K in Georgetown, Delaware, is just one month away!