Of course, 2020 has been an odd year. But this year, I got to participate in one annual tradition for many that was new to me — running a Thanksgiving Day race! For the past five years or so, I have volunteered at the Turkey Trek 5K that my work, Wicomico Recreation, Parks & Tourism, … More I ran my first Thanksgiving Day race ever — in 2020
I’ve participated in the Run, White & Blue 5K at Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown since 2016. I love this race, always held on a Thursday evening, and the massive amounts of food served afterward. For those past four years, I received a free entry in exchange for blogging about the race. So, even … More I struggled through the virtual Run, White & Blue 5K
I didn’t feel my best at the Mike Sterling 10K on Labor Day weekend, but I appreciated the feeling of heading toward that finish line — marked by a crab pot arch. That feeling is something I just don’t think can be duplicated in a virtual event. Plus, I, along with my blog, got a … More Out of racing practice: My ninth Mike Sterling 10K
I had 60 days to run 250 miles in the virtual Race Across Maryland. This was about 30 miles a week, and I figured it would pose a good challenge, as it’s a little more than my usual mileage. So, it would be a stretch, but doable. But I got behind, and did something I’m … More The virtual Race Across Maryland kept me running through the hot summer
The week of the Naylor Mill 7K, I received my race bib and a cloth mask in the mail. That’s something that would have been pretty odd if it would have happened last year. But this year, this mailing was a way for the race to avoid a gathering at packet pickup, help keep runners … More I ran my first in-person race since March: The Naylor Mill 7K
Not many races include numerous scenic courses around the region. But the virtual Tour de Salisbury — created in the wake of COVID-19 — did just that. Participants had two months to complete 12 courses in the Salisbury area. There were 12 numbered legs that each had a corresponding Strava segment, and runners could complete … More I ran 12 scenic Delmarva courses during the Tour de Salisbury
Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Global 24 Hour Relay 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! Global Running Day came at an odd time this year. Of course, since March, our country has been drastically affected by the … More I celebrated Global Running Day as part of a virtual relay event
Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon. I had a range of days to pick from for my virtual St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon, but I decided I wanted to run on the day the race was originally scheduled — today, May 16. It was the first day … More Virtual St. Michaels Half: The heat is here!
It was time for yet another virtual run on Wednesday. I ran Part 2 of the 5K for Front Lines Virtual Run/Walk on Wednesday, April 15 — my fifth virtual race since coronavirus started impacting our lives. This virtual run/walk was put on by Wicomico County Recreation & Parks, where I work, in partnership with … More I ran for the front lines again!
On Wednesday, April 8, I set out for my first 5K for speed since September. But the pace didn’t really matter — what mattered was logging the 3.1 miles that would help get a meal to a frontline employee in Wicomico County. Wicomico County Recreation & Parks, where I work, partnered with Amerigroup and the … More I ran a virtual 5K to support Wicomico’s frontline employees — and you can, too