Consistency and confidence: Pacing the 2018 Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin I ran this year’s Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon next to the same person the entire race.  This was the seventh half marathon that I’ve paced, and there have been other races in which I’ve run with people for much of the race, but I was side-by-side with a woman from New Jersey the … More Consistency and confidence: Pacing the 2018 Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

What it was like to explore The Running Event as part of the inaugural TRE Influencer Day

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received admission to The Running Event, a travel stipend for my trip and products from Addaday, Altra, Arcanum, Brooks, CEP, Handful, Incrediwear, Nuun, Vooray, Vuori and Zwift 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! Every Tuesday … More What it was like to explore The Running Event as part of the inaugural TRE Influencer Day

Scenic Run: The trail around Austin’s Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake)

Follow @vanessajunkin I traveled to Austin, Texas, from last Thursday through today for The Running Event, and once I knew I would be going, I knew I wanted to run at Lady Bird Lake, known as Town Lake by locals.  I’d heard about this lakeside trail before, which is about 10 miles long. It was … More Scenic Run: The trail around Austin’s Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake)

November wrap-up: A month of hitting mileage milestones

Follow @vanessajunkin Another month of running has come and gone, and this was an exciting one when it came to my total mileage.  I ran 104.71 miles. Since I wasn’t really actively training for much other than to maintain my running for pacing the Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon this coming weekend, this was certainly helped … More November wrap-up: A month of hitting mileage milestones

Gear Review: Staying safe with SABRE products made for athletes

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

Gear Review: Keep your seat clean post-run with Orange Mud transition and seat wrap (+ discount code)

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)

Runner Reads: “My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, A Daughter, and A Ridiculous Plan”

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”

Scenic Run: The beauty of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

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

I ran the state cross country course — and I would have finished behind every competitor

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