On Sunday, May 2, I headed down to the Eastern Shore of Virginia for my second Run For The Animals Half Marathon within a year. The Run For The Animals is normally held in the spring, but last year’s race was postponed to November because of the pandemic. The race last weekend was the 10th … More Run For The Animals Half Marathon: A taste of warmer weather… and ice cream!
When I toed the starting line at the Run for the Animals Half Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 29, it was the first time I was attempting to run a half marathon for speed in nearly a year. … More Run for the Animals an opportunity to test my speed at the half marathon distance
When I know I’m going to have a day off to myself and don’t have any holiday plans, I start thinking about new places to run. On Presidents Day this past Monday, I had off work. I thought it would be fun to go to Corner Bakery in Onancock, Virginia, for some doughnuts, but since … More 2019 Running Travels: Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve on Virginia’s Eastern Shore
Follow @vanessajunkin I fueled up with some water and a Corner Bakery doughnut before heading under the new Run for the Animals 10K arch to begin a 6.2-mile journey in Onancock, Virginia. It was a journey I was hoping might be in the 55-something range or faster. I’ve been trying to break my age group … More Run for the Animals 10K: Doughnuts, heat and more
Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve been to a lot of races, and the food spread at the Run for the Animals in tiny Onancock, Virginia, is simply amazing. Before I even started the race, I had a delicious glazed doughnut with chocolate frosting. These doughnuts were waiting inside the Historic Onancock School, outside of which the race starts and … More Run for the Animals a delicious and fun time
Follow @VanessaJunkin I already knew I wanted to come back to the Run for the Animals race in Onancock, Virginia, after last year, but I made the decision to run the 10K rather than the half marathon after realizing I might be able to earn the new age group record. For my new age … More Run for the Animals certainly worth returning to
Follow @vanessajunkin I made my decision to officially sign up for this year’s Redneck Romp 10-miler in Wachapreague, Virginia, after I was on Facebook and saw some of the food that would be at the after-party. Anyone that knows me probably knows my love of food. Facebook even put a post on my News Feed today, saying … More Redneck Romp a fun rural run
Follow @VanessaJunkin The Run for the Animals this morning in Onancock was my first race on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It was my first half marathon in which I stopped to use a portable toilet. And it was the first half marathon I finished in more than two hours. But the latter two things didn’t … More Run for the Animals a fun race full of firsts