Crisfield was filled with runners in short shorts, sweatbands and tube socks on Saturday. I was dressed in a race shirt from 1979 that I found on Etsy, some of my shorter shorts and tube socks. I also wore my hair in a ponytail rather than my usual bun. I’d looked at photos online and … More We threw it back to 1979 at the Mike Sterling 10K
For the second year in a row, I played the part of a chicken during the Chase the Chicken 3K Fun Run/Walk at the Wicomico County Fair. In this race, the participants try to beat the “chicken” to win a chicken dinner from the Lions Club’s five-foot fry pan. This year, we had a female … More Take two as a chicken at the Chase the Chicken 3K
I hadn’t run on the Naylor Mill Forest Trail since last year’s Naylor Mill 7K, but I felt surprisingly good on the trail Friday, Aug. 2, for the annual Bacon vs. Scrapple event. Feeling good didn’t mean that I was running fast. I was several minutes slower than my usual race pace for a distance … More Naylor Mill 7K: Tough trails, good friends and, of course, bacon
“Vanessa!” I would hear my name three times from behind as different people found me along the Baltimore 10 Miler course. One was someone I’ve seen at different races, another was a fellow BibRave Pro who had traveled to Maryland for the race, and one was a middle school teacher who I reconnected with on … More Feeling good during the Baltimore 10 Miler
Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon. During Mile 11 of the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon, I stopped to use a porta-potty. I probably could have made it to the end of the race without stopping. However, part of me just needed a break — and the … More St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon: I battled the heat and enjoyed the after party
You know you did a good job pacing when people ask to take their photo with you after the race. That’s what happened to me last Saturday, April 27, after the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon. Two people asked to get a photo with me, which was fun. One of them was a runner … More On-point pacing at the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon
It was another foggy start. After the Salisbury Marathon the previous weekend, I was ready to start the Coastal Delaware Running Festival Half Marathon under a very foggy sky. But at this race, I had a different goal. At the marathon, I ran a tough-for-me pace, and I nearly met my goal of sub-4:45 — … More Coastal Delaware Running Festival: A nice day to pace the 3:00 group
Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Chartway Norfolk Harbor 10K 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’ve had the goal of running a sub-50-minute 10K for years. I got really close in 2014, with … More Will the Chartway Norfolk Harbor 10K be my sub-50?
On Saturday morning, I left my house, and after running for six minutes, I was at the start line of the Salisbury Marathon. I’ve run to a race before, but I’ve traveled at least an hour for my previous marathons, so this was certainly a change. The race didn’t quite go past my house, but … More Salisbury Marathon: A flat marathon for No. 10, and my first as coach!
After coming in just 10 seconds slower than last year’s time at the Maryland-District of Columbia RRCA Club Challenge in February, I wanted to beat last year’s time at the Tim Kennard River Run last Sunday, March 24. The RRCA Club Challenge and the Tim Kennard River Run are very different courses. The Tim Kennard … More Tim Kennard River Run: A little faster than last year!