Runner Reads: “How Bad Do You Want It?” by Matt Fitzgerald

Follow @vanessajunkin Runners: Raise your hand if you’ve been in a race and you’ve felt your mind tell you you’re going too fast, or too slow, or you get that feeling that you can’t do it. Are most of your hands up? I know mine would be. I think a lot — too much, I … More Runner Reads: “How Bad Do You Want It?” by Matt Fitzgerald

Runner Reads: “Run to Overcome” by Meb Keflezighi with Dick Patrick

Follow @vanessajunkin I drove to Burlington, Vermont, from Salisbury, Maryland, for the Vermont City Marathon by myself, which meant I had a long drive ahead of me when I left on a Friday morning. Within the past year, I’ve gotten really into audiobooks, which I often will listen to on longer solo car rides, which … More Runner Reads: “Run to Overcome” by Meb Keflezighi with Dick Patrick

Luvo Flipped™ Bowls: Frozen meals, fresh taste (+discount code)

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received eight Luvo Flipped™ Bowls 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 licked the bowl of a Luvo Flipped™ Bowl or two. I know that’s not necessarily something to be proud to admit, … More Luvo Flipped™ Bowls: Frozen meals, fresh taste (+discount code)

Vermont City Marathon full of syrup, scenery and support

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Vermont City Marathon 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! Right before the start of the Vermont City Marathon the morning of Sunday, May 27, I posted a photo with the words, “Let’s … More Vermont City Marathon full of syrup, scenery and support

Breaking the 2:14 barrier at the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival.  Prior to Saturday, the last three half marathons I had run on my own, not pacing, had been 2:14-something. I wanted to see a different — and lower — number after that 2. On Saturday, May 19, at the St. Michaels Running … More Breaking the 2:14 barrier at the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon

Eight things to know ahead of my eighth marathon: The Vermont City Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Vermont City Marathon 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! After many weeks of prep, I’m down to a single-digit countdown until I take on the People’s … More Eight things to know ahead of my eighth marathon: The Vermont City Marathon

True Redemption: Pacing the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon the year after a tough race

Follow @vanessajunkin Last year’s OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon was terribly difficult. It was a hot and humid day for April, and I was pacing the 2:30 half marathon group — a pace that should have been relatively comfortable for me on a normal day. However, I was really suffering as I got closer … More True Redemption: Pacing the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon the year after a tough race