Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received the SABRE Runner Defense Spray, Duathlete Pepper Gel and Personal Alarm 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’m not the most intimidating-looking person out there. Hopefully, with the … More Gear Review: Staying safe with SABRE products made for athletes
Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received an Orange Mud transition and seat wrap 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! When running the Hereford High School cross country course the day after the state meet … More Gear Review: Keep your seat clean post-run with Orange Mud transition and seat wrap (+ discount code)
Follow @vanessajunkin Having worked as a reporter and as a current freelance writer, I’ve always enjoyed books written by fellow reporters. This was one of the things that drew me to Tom Foreman’s “My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, A Daughter and A Ridiculous Plan.” I’d been eyeing the book for a while, put … More Runner Reads: “My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, A Daughter, and A Ridiculous Plan”
Follow @vanessajunkin I took a photo during a run at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester County back in February 2014 and captioned it “Why I love running” on Facebook. I enjoyed a run there with a group of friends, which was very early in the morning, around sunrise. It was beautiful, and I’ve been … More Scenic Run: The beauty of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Follow @vanessajunkin Eleven years ago, I ran Hereford High School’s cross country course at the Bull Run Invitational. I ran cross country during my senior year. I was a lot faster in high school than I am now, but I didn’t make it to states. I covered the state meet for RunWashington on Saturday, Nov. … More I ran the state cross country course — and I would have finished behind every competitor
Follow @vanessajunkin I was on my way up the Chesapeake Bay Bridge when I saw 10:40 as my current pace on my watch. I was hoping to run the race in somewhere around a 9:00 pace — even though I knew that was probably a stretch — so it was disappointing to see 10:40. I’d … More Across the Bay 10K: I #BeatTheBridge again!
Follow @vanessajunkin I would consider October a successful month of running for me! Here’s my breakdown. I ran 94.25 miles. Particularly considering this included an entire week off of running after my marathon, I’m happy with this total mileage for the month. I ran my ninth marathon. I completed the Freedom’s Run Marathon on Oct. 6. I … More October wrap-up: Started with a marathon, ended with a birthday running week
Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received a SPIbelt SPIbeams LED hat 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! Colder-weather running generally means more stuff: Lights for seeing and being seen when it’s dark, more layers … More SPIbelt SPIbeams LED hat lights the way for dark runs (+discount code)