I enjoy traveling to other states to explore and run marathons, but this spring, for my 10th marathon, I’ll only be traveling about a half mile to the start line. I have decided to run the Salisbury Marathon in Salisbury, Maryland, on April 6. I knew that I wanted to run the race in some … More Staying local for Marathon No. 10: The Salisbury Marathon
Disclaimer: I received free entry to Freedom’s Run 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 finished my second 20-miler of my Freedom’s Run marathon training this morning, which means it’s now time to taper for the remaining almost-three weeks … More Freedom’s Run Marathon training: Time to taper!
Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Vermont City Marathon 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! After many weeks of prep, I’m down to a single-digit countdown until I take on the People’s … More Eight things to know ahead of my eighth marathon: The Vermont City Marathon
Follow @vanessajunkin My fourth #RWRunStreak is behind me! As part of the latest Runner’s World Run Streak, I ran for the 40 days of the streak — in addition to the two days beforehand and two days afterward, which made my streak 44 days. Then, I took a four-day break before getting back to running. … More #RWRunStreak recap: I ran for 44 days in a row!
Follow @vanessajunkin The hashtag #RichmondReady is one that’s associated with the upcoming Anthem Richmond Marathon. Am I ready? Not quite yet. But I will be. The race is one month away — it is set for Saturday, Nov. 11. I have been training, and not everything has gone exactly according to plan, but overall, it … More Richmond Ready? I will be in one month!
Follow @vanessajunkin Today, New Year’s Day, was the last day of the Runner’s World winter run streak from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. I wasn’t planning on participating, but I decided to, kind of on a whim, when some members of Delmarva Moms Run This Town were taking part. I’m glad I did — it … More #VJRunStreak by the numbers
Follow @vanessajunkin If you know me, or even if you just know that this is a running blog, you probably read that headline and figured streaking refers to a run streak and not streaking as in running around naked. And if that is what you figured, you were right. I’m now six days into a … More I’m streaking again!
Follow @vanessajunkin With all the running I do, I would consider myself athletic. But today, I struggled with lifting two two-pound weights. Yep, that’s only four pounds. Actually, I couldn’t even finish the exercise we were doing with the weights, and after seeing a couple other people put theirs down and just use their arms, … More She Runs by the Seashore Tries Sea Barre
Follow @vanessajunkin Thank you, Melissa Wilson. Some may have been angry or disappointed about being nominated to do 22 push-ups for 22 days, but I am actually really glad my friend Melissa nominated me for this challenge. If someone had told me I was going to be doing 484 push-ups, I would have been surprised. (I … More 484 push-ups for PTSD Awareness = completed
Follow @vanessajunkin It’s summer, the best time for sand runs. I’ve done three sand runs recently: One on Saturday at Assateague Island National Seashore, and previous runs at Roaring Point Park and Ocean City. I’m by no means an expert and I’m certainly not a doctor, physical therapist, or anything like that. So if you have … More Six sand running tips from a non-expert