Fun signs, good advice and a confidence boost at the Anthem Richmond Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin As spectators cheered for runners during Saturday’s Anthem Richmond Marathon, there were a few who made comments about how I was smiling during the race. I liked that people noticed that — and I remember smiling as people called out my name, which was listed on my bib, or when I saw some of … More Fun signs, good advice and a confidence boost at the Anthem Richmond Marathon

Dogfish Dash a hot one, but fun with friends (and beer)

    Follow @vanessajunkin The Dogfish Dash is an annual tradition in the Junkin-Piorunski household. Each year, my boyfriend, Mike, and I participate in this race, which starts and ends at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. This year, we also drove with/met up with other friends and gathered with plenty of our fellow … More Dogfish Dash a hot one, but fun with friends (and beer)

Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon: Fun beach atmosphere and a fast last mile!

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! What better location for a post-race party than on the beach? That’s what you get at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half … More Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon: Fun beach atmosphere and a fast last mile!

Summer Cross Country 5K Series race a little faster than last year’s

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