On a beautiful day, I beat last year’s Mike Sterling 10K time by four minutes

I knew it was a good sign when I went out for a casual 5K evening run last week, a couple days before the Mike Sterling 10K, and ran the first mile in 10:54 without expending all my effort. In this summer’s heat and humidity, struggling through 12-, 13- and 14-minute miles has been the … More On a beautiful day, I beat last year’s Mike Sterling 10K time by four minutes

Tour de Salisbury: 12 courses, 75 miles, and plenty of friends and scenery

From getting up for a sunrise at Assateague to making new friends, I had a lot of fun during the second year of the Tour de Salisbury. To complete the Tour de Salisbury, runners use Strava segments to log 12 legs in areas in and around Salisbury during June and July. The legs can be completed in any order, and participants can also re-run legs. … More Tour de Salisbury: 12 courses, 75 miles, and plenty of friends and scenery

Social distancing an easy feat at Somerset County's rural Janes Island State Park

Feeling bummed and worried about the novel coronavirus and the uncertainty that comes along with it, I needed a change of scenery this week. Of course, I wanted to be safe about it. So, I decided to finally check out a park I’ve been wanting to return to for a while — Janes Island State … More Social distancing an easy feat at Somerset County's rural Janes Island State Park

It’s almost time for my Labor Day Weekend tradition races: the Mike Sterling 10K and Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach!

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon 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! Ever since 2012, I’ve run the Mike Sterling 10K every Labor Day Weekend, and in … More It’s almost time for my Labor Day Weekend tradition races: the Mike Sterling 10K and Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach!

A unique prize, No. 1 bib at the Mike Sterling Crab Derby 10K

Follow @vanessajunkin Knowing we may be running in rain and wind this morning at the Mike Sterling Crab Derby 10K didn’t bother me. Tropical Storm Hermine was bringing inclement weather to the area, and although I am disappointed that the other National Hard Crab Derby events were postponed or canceled, it actually made for great running weather. … More A unique prize, No. 1 bib at the Mike Sterling Crab Derby 10K