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
It’s tough to imagine what would make not living seem like a better option than living, but that’s how an estimated 22 veterans per day feel. Although the exact statistic is disputed, it’s a serious issue. We want people to be willing to fight for our country, and we should care what happens to them … More 22 push-ups, 22 days, 1 good cause
Follow @VanessaJunkin It’s the Fourth of July, a day to celebrate our independence and enjoy cookouts and fireworks. But for those of us participating in the Runner’s World Run Streak, the day took on another meaning: The last day of the streak. The #RWRunStreak ran from Memorial Day to the Fourth of July, and I … More The end of the #RWRunStreak: 36 days of running, Twitter recaps
Follow @vanessajunkin Although I have had some days where my legs have been sore — like today — the #RWRunStreak seems to be going by pretty fast. I’m now 2/3 of the way through the 36-day Runner’s World Run Streak, so I’m writing another update, similar to the one I did when I was 1/3 of … More #RWRunStreak: 2/3 of the way there
Follow @VanessaJunkin A few years ago, I thought of the idea to run 26.2 miles when I was the age 26.2. Well, I will be 26 in October, and that day is getting closer. I’m not going to miss out on this nerdy opportunity. While looking for marathons in the past, I realized The Louisiana Marathon was in … More I’ve signed up: 26.2 miles at age 26.2 (in Louisiana)