For my second running excursion outside of Salisbury once the stay-at-home order was lifted, I traveled to Somerset County’s new trail along Route 413. I’d heard about the trail and had seen it when I ran at Janes Island in March, and wanted to come check it out on a run. Like at Janes Island, … More Explore Somerset County’s new 413 Rail to Trail
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
Crisfield was filled with runners in short shorts, sweatbands and tube socks on Saturday. I was dressed in a race shirt from 1979 that I found on Etsy, some of my shorter shorts and tube socks. I also wore my hair in a ponytail rather than my usual bun. I’d looked at photos online and … More We threw it back to 1979 at the Mike Sterling 10K
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!
Follow @vanessajunkin The best part about my race performance at the Mike Sterling 10K last weekend wasn’t my time — it was how I felt. Heading toward the finish line, I felt strong, and this made me happy for a while afterward. This was my seventh year running the Mike Sterling 10K, held annually on … More Feeling strong at the Mike Sterling 10K
I didn’t go home with one of the cool crab pot awards this year at the Mike Sterling 10K, but I did win a pound of crab meat as a door prize — which is pretty amazing. The Mike Sterling 10K, held during National Hard Crab Derby weekend in Crisfield, is a race I return … More Bringing home the crab at the Mike Sterling 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
Follow @vanessajunkin// The Mike Sterling/Crab Derby 10K, held each Labor Day weekend in conjunction with the National Hard Crab Derby in Crisfield, is a race that means a lot to me. In 2012 — my first time running the race — I did not hydrate or listen to my body, got heatstroke and was hospitalized. The community was … More A third successful finish at the Mike Sterling/Crab Derby 10K