I chose 10 miles for my run distance for the National Day of Awareness MMIW Virtual Run because Native women in some areas face murder rates of more than 10 times the national average. … More I ran for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women on every street in Vienna, Md.
If you follow me on social media, you probably know that I’ve had a pretty exciting weekend in Atlanta at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon and the Publix Atlanta Marathon. However, I like to keep my blog posts in chronological order, and before I tackled the hills of Atlanta, I tackled the hills … More It was fun repping the Shore at the RRCA Club Challenge for a third year
“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
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!
I always look forward to Tim Kennard River Run weekend. On the Saturday, I set up an Eastern Shore Running Club table at the packet pickup, and then on the Sunday — race day — I take part in the 10-mile run. This year will be my ninth year participating in the race. I’ve run … More Ten reasons to run the Tim Kennard River Run 10 Miler or 5K on March 24
For the second year in a row, I got up early and left Salisbury for Columbia around 4:30 a.m. for the Maryland-Washington, D.C. RRCA Club Challenge 10 Miler, hosted by the Howard County Striders. Road Runners Club of America running clubs based in Maryland and Washington, D.C. compete in various team categories at this race. … More RRCA Club Challenge: Fun with ESRC and 10 seconds away from last year’s time
Follow @vanessajunkin I showed up at Sunday’s Tim Kennard River Run in my short-sleeved Eastern Shore Running Club shirt and shorts, and I’m sure there were people who thought I was crazy for wearing that. But it worked for me, and I had a good race. As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I always … More Tim Kennard River Run: A fun community atmosphere and a successful finish
Follow @vanessajunkin There are not hills on the Eastern Shore. At least, not significant ones. So, my legs were in for a shock today, Feb. 25, at the Maryland-District of Columbia RRCA 10 Mile Club Challenge, hosted by the Howard County Striders. Runners must be members of an RRCA club in Maryland or Washington, D.C. … More RRCA Club Challenge: An ESRC flatlander running hills
Follow @vanessajunkin Since I didn’t meet any of my 2017 running goals, I can only improve in 2018, right? Or stay the same, I guess, but I’m planning to work on these this year, and one is easier than the others (see No. 4). Running Goals Run 2,018 kilometers. Why kilometers? Because 2,018 miles is a … More Here’s what I hope to accomplish in 2018
Follow @vanessajunkin There were Wonder Women, M&Ms and crayons on the course at the Seaside 10 Mile Run in Ocean City on Saturday. These were just a few of the costumes runners wore as they took to the Ocean City Boardwalk for the race on Oct. 28. I was among the runners; I didn’t wear … More Seaside 10 Mile Run: Costumes, candy and ocean views