Follow @vanessajunkin Having worked as a reporter and as a current freelance writer, I’ve always enjoyed books written by fellow reporters. This was one of the things that drew me to Tom Foreman’s “My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, A Daughter and A Ridiculous Plan.” I’d been eyeing the book for a while, put … More Runner Reads: “My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, A Daughter, and A Ridiculous Plan”
Follow @vanessajunkin For the inaugural edition of the BibRave Pro book club, we read “Race Everything: How to Conquer Any Race at Any Distance in Any Environment and Have Fun Doing It” by Bart Yasso with Erin Strout. The book club idea started from an Instagram comment, and earlier this month, some of us BibRave … More Runner Reads: “Race Everything” by Bart Yasso with Erin Strout
This book is about a suicide, and so this post will discuss suicide. If you are suicidal or are in need of help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” I’ve seen this quote before, related to it, and … More Runner Reads: “What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen”
Follow @vanessajunkin If someone wrote a book about me, I would have to read it as soon as it was published. But that wasn’t the case for Alan Webb. He said he felt he needed to accomplish more before reading “Sub 4:00: Alan Webb and the Quest for the Fastest Mile.” I read Chris Lear’s … More Runner Reads: “Sub 4:00: Alan Webb and the Quest for the Fastest Mile” (and the Summer Runner Book Club)
Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve had a lot to blog about recently, and I still have more posts to catch up on. But before we get too far into August — I know we’re already a third of the way through! — I do want to wrap up my July running. I ran 73.6 miles. I wanted to … More July wrap-up: A busy month of running!
Follow @vanessajunkin It’s not often that I get to read a book by someone I know, so I was interested to read “Four Seconds From Boston” by Vince Pavic. I don’t know him too well, but he is a fellow member of the Eastern Shore Running Club and now lives in the same area I … More Runner Reads: “Four Seconds from Boston” by Vince Pavic
Follow @VanessaJunkin I don’t remember exactly when I started following Jen A. Miller on Twitter, but ever since then, I have enjoyed reading her tweets and articles about running. I was amazed how as a freelancer she was able to write for outlets like Runner’s World and The New York Times, and when I saw she … More Runner Reads: ‘Running: A Love Story’ by Jen A. Miller
When I was in elementary school, I wrote a diary entry about reading seven chapter books in one day. I can’t make the time for that anymore as an adult with a full-time job. However, I should be able to read at least one book a month — but I don’t. I love reading, but I … More New Series: A Running Book Per Month