Social distancing an easy feat at Somerset County's rural Janes Island State Park

Feeling bummed and worried about the novel coronavirus and the uncertainty that comes along with it, I needed a change of scenery this week. Of course, I wanted to be safe about it. So, I decided to finally check out a park I’ve been wanting to return to for a while — Janes Island State … More Social distancing an easy feat at Somerset County's rural Janes Island State Park

I ran on the beautiful Blades trails in Worcester County

I’d been wanting to check out the Blades trails since I learned about them. I didn’t make it to last year’s Blades Trail Race, but I was able to make it to a training run set up by race organizers two weeks ago and enjoyed checking out the trails with a group. This year’s Blades … More I ran on the beautiful Blades trails in Worcester County

She Runs by the City: Exploring the WB&A Trail in Prince George’s County

Because I write for RunWashington but live on the Eastern Shore, I set a 2020 goal to run in at least six new-to-me places in the Washington, D.C., area, which I figured would include the District, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, and Northern Virginia. I had the day off for Martin Luther King … More She Runs by the City: Exploring the WB&A Trail in Prince George’s County

I ran somewhere new every month in 2019, ending with some Montgomery County trails

Each month of 2019, I’d followed through with my goal and ran in a new-to-me location. But I’d gotten to Christmas Day without running somewhere new in December. I’d been at my aunt and uncle’s house the evening of Christmas and stayed over before heading back to Salisbury the next morning. I was talking to … More I ran somewhere new every month in 2019, ending with some Montgomery County trails

2019 Running Travels: I made a turn off Route 50 and explored the Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area

With the day off work on Veterans Day, I wanted to take the opportunity to run somewhere new as I drove back to Salisbury from the other side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Thank you to the veterans who make it possible for me to enjoy exploring our area and do something I love to … More 2019 Running Travels: I made a turn off Route 50 and explored the Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area

2019 Running Travels: All aboard the York County Heritage Rail Trail

Around the time I ran the entire Maryland portion of the NCR Trail, I became interested in checking out the connecting Pennsylvania portion of the trail, too: the York County Heritage Rail Trail. The Pennsylvania portion starts where the NCR Trail/Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail ends, at the Maryland-Pennsylvania state line, and continues to York. … More 2019 Running Travels: All aboard the York County Heritage Rail Trail

2019 Running Travels: Thanks to MATPRA, I got to explore more of Va.’s Richmond Region

This September marked my fourth MATPRA Media Marketplace, and it’s an event I always enjoy. It’s an annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance, and representatives of destination marketing organizations get to interact with travel writers. Since I am a marketing and public relations manager with Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, I … More 2019 Running Travels: Thanks to MATPRA, I got to explore more of Va.’s Richmond Region

2019 Running Travels: Stop off the highway at the Red Run Stream Valley Trail

I was determined to run somewhere new the weekend of Sept. 14-15. I was originally planning to make the trip to see my family starting on Friday so that I could run somewhere new Saturday morning. That didn’t work out, and then I also didn’t get up early enough to run anywhere new on Saturday. … More 2019 Running Travels: Stop off the highway at the Red Run Stream Valley Trail

2019 Running Travels: Exploring New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on the run

Some people may think it’s tough to fit running into a vacation, but since I love running in new places and I had more free time in each day than I usually do, I was able to fit in a run every day during my recent trip to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. In fact, this … More 2019 Running Travels: Exploring New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on the run

2019 Running Travels: One run, two states, three trails in Morrisville, Pa., and Trenton, N.J.

About a month after crossing the Delaware River from Pennsylvania to New Jersey on foot for the first time, I crossed it again on foot during a run in a different part of the two states. I traveled to Pennsylvania and New Jersey from July 20-21 to meet up with some BibRave Pros and cheer … More 2019 Running Travels: One run, two states, three trails in Morrisville, Pa., and Trenton, N.J.