A faraway appointment led to finding new-to-me trails at Lake Roland

Two days after an appointment with an otolaryngologist, I headed back up to the Baltimore area for an appointment with a speech-language pathologist at Johns Hopkins. Although it was a long drive from Salisbury, it was completely worth it to figure out my problem with coughing while running, which turned out to be irritable larynx … More A faraway appointment led to finding new-to-me trails at Lake Roland

Exploring Parkton’s Gunpowder North Trail was a fun adventure

There are many trails around my mom and stepdad’s house, and when I have the time, I like to explore new places. I looked on the AllTrails app to see what trails were nearby and ended up choosing to drive to the Masemore Water Trail in Gunpowder Falls State Park (Hereford Area) in Parkton, Maryland. … More Exploring Parkton’s Gunpowder North Trail was a fun adventure

Loch Raven Reservoir trails offer “choose your own adventure” paths

I had heard there were running trails by Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County, but I finally got a chance to run there three weeks ago. While in the area, I decided to do a run there that would finish the 26.2 cumulative miles of the Run Happy Fest and get me to 30 miles … More Loch Raven Reservoir trails offer “choose your own adventure” paths

I finally explored one of Prettyboy Reservoir’s trails

I always like to explore new trails or running spots when I’m out of town, and I decided to run on one of the trails at Prettyboy Reservoir last weekend, when I was visiting my family. Although I grew up in Hampstead, which is not far from the Prettyboy Reservoir Cooperative Management Wildlife Area in … More I finally explored one of Prettyboy Reservoir’s trails

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

I ran the state cross country course — and I would have finished behind every competitor

Follow @vanessajunkin Eleven years ago, I ran Hereford High School’s cross country course at the Bull Run Invitational. I ran cross country during my senior year. I was a lot faster in high school than I am now, but I didn’t make it to states. I covered the state meet for RunWashington on Saturday, Nov. … More I ran the state cross country course — and I would have finished behind every competitor