Follow @vanessajunkin With a 5K on Friday in my If Girls Ran the World shirt, I passed 100 miles for October and met my mileage goal for the If Girls Ran the World challenge. It wasn’t a race, but I did try to keep up a good pace. I’ve been participating in this virtual run, … More If Girls Ran the World Check-In: Mileage goal met!
Follow @vanessajunkin On Sunday, I left for my run from my old home on Whetstone Court for the last time. I’ve run through Hampstead, Maryland, countless times; I have a go-to 5-mile loop, and know the roads well. So it was a surreal feeling to know that I may never run these streets … More A running-related ode to my hometown: Hampstead
Follow @vanessajunkin Pokemon are everywhere, and so are people playing Pokemon Go. I’ve even been using the app for marketing, posting pictures of Pokemon that showed up at county parks or for the Eastern Shore Running Club group run. I was never into Pokemon, but I downloaded Pokemon Go because I was being interviewed about the app … More I caught 22 Pokemon on a 5K fun run
We heard “Go,” and with that, my fellow beer mile competitors and I each started drinking our first beer of the race. A handful of us were attempting the beer mile this morning, July 3. It involves running a mile and drinking four beers — one before the first lap and one each after laps one, … More The Beer Mile
Follow @VanessaJunkin Apparently, I have a hidden talent of being able to predict my race times pretty accurately. Last weekend, at the I Thought They Said Rum Free 5K Fun Run, I was seven seconds away from my time prediction. Today, at the Five on 25 Fun Run & Prediction Challenge, I was 11 seconds … More Another accurate prediction, fun time at the Five on 25 Fun Run & Prediction Challenge
Follow @vanessajunkin I’m a fan of using social media in conjunction with running, as long as I’m not racing. So, when I found out last night that I had gotten my first Snapchat geofilter approved, the only appropriate way to celebrate was a run at the location — Pemberton Historical Park. I got myself up … More Snapping and running my way through Pemberton Park
Follow @VanessaJunkin I was realizing during my run today that DeVage’s Subs & Donuts is the fourth donut place I have included in a run. For National Donut Day today — Friday, June 3 — I decided to end at DeVage’s in Salisbury. I also passed by the shop soon into my run, and snapped … More National Donut Day and another donut run
Follow @VanessaJunkin Even though I run all the time, Global Running Day is still exciting. I am really into Twitter, and #GlobalRunningDay is just a fun day to be on social media. This year, it was on Wednesday, June 1. The #runchat account (@TheRunChat) was posting running questions every hour, and I took my break from work … More Global Running Day a success