The bad news: I’m running more miles, but my times have somewhat stagnated. The good news: I did hit all of the non-time goals I set for myself in 2019. As I look back on 2019, I’d like to focus on the successes. I had my highest-ever mileage year, I had plenty of fun and … More I hit all my non-time-based running goals in 2019, and other highlights from the year
For the last couple years, I’ve looked back on my year not only with a year-in-review post (which is coming up), but by seeing which posts were most popular among my readers. I published 82 blog posts in 2019, almost the same as the number I published in 2018 — 83. Below, I’ll highlight the … More My most-read posts of 2019
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.
I grew up less than 30 minutes from Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville and had never run on the trails. That changed Saturday, June 15. After a lunchtime celebration for my mom’s birthday and Father’s Day, I wanted to run somewhere new in the evening. My mom and stepdad live close to Oregon Ridge Park, … More 2019 Running Travels: Tough terrain makes for an exciting run on the Oregon Ridge Park trails
I was active each day in May and definitely got reintroduced to the heat. It was a good month, though. I ran 122.2 miles. I continued my streak of hitting 100-plus miles a month each month this year with 122.2 May miles. I walked or ran every day in May as part of the BibRave … More May Running Wrap-Up: A run or walk every day
The Eastern Shore Running Club came out to last Saturday’s eRace the Stigma 5K in force. We had our new singlets available for purchase in time for the Salisbury Marathon, but we got them the day before the race. Since the eRace the Stigma 5K was May 11, more people had time to get a … More ESRC rocked eRace the Stigma and supported an important cause
The Girls on the Run saying of “Girls on the Run is so much fun!” really is true, even for a 28-year-old like me. … More What my first season of Girls on the Run was like
Disclaimer: I received four months of Endure Strong training to review 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 have my Road Runners Club of America coaching certification, and that’s certainly been valuable for me, but … More I’m training with Endure Strong! … And participating in the BibRave Run (and walk) Streak on Strava!
I’ve been wanting to run at the Assawoman Wildlife Area for years. I found out about this scenic location from my friend/fellow blogger Kristen Jones, who wrote about running at the refuge here. I finally made it there on April 19, when I had the day off for Good Friday. I woke up early, finished … More 2019 Running Travels: Delaware’s Assawoman Wildlife Area
When I know I’m going to have a day off to myself and don’t have any holiday plans, I start thinking about new places to run. On Presidents Day this past Monday, I had off work. I thought it would be fun to go to Corner Bakery in Onancock, Virginia, for some doughnuts, but since … More 2019 Running Travels: Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve on Virginia’s Eastern Shore