Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Chartway Norfolk Harbor 10K 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! I’ve had the goal of running a sub-50-minute 10K for years. I got really close in 2014, with … More Will the Chartway Norfolk Harbor 10K be my sub-50?
Follow @vanessajunkin Another month of running has come and gone, and this was an exciting one when it came to my total mileage. I ran 104.71 miles. Since I wasn’t really actively training for much other than to maintain my running for pacing the Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon this coming weekend, this was certainly helped … More November wrap-up: A month of hitting mileage milestones
Follow @vanessajunkin We’re now already more than a third of the way through February, but I’m still going to wrap up my January running! Each month, in addition to my regular blog wrap-ups, I’ll be posting a photo on social media with my progress toward my 2,018-kilometer goal for the year. I have already posted … More Nine things to know about my January running
Follow @vanessajunkin Since I didn’t meet any of my 2017 running goals, I can only improve in 2018, right? Or stay the same, I guess, but I’m planning to work on these this year, and one is easier than the others (see No. 4). Running Goals Run 2,018 kilometers. Why kilometers? Because 2,018 miles is a … More Here’s what I hope to accomplish in 2018
Follow @vanessajunkin Although I really didn’t meet any of my running goals in 2017, I’m still considering it a successful year. I did meet all the goals I set for my blog, I became a BibRave Pro, and I started a weekly slower-paced run on Wednesdays with the Eastern Shore Running Club in addition to … More 2017 Reflection: I didn’t meet my running goals, but I still had a great year
Follow @vanessajunkin The hashtag #RichmondReady is one that’s associated with the upcoming Anthem Richmond Marathon. Am I ready? Not quite yet. But I will be. The race is one month away — it is set for Saturday, Nov. 11. I have been training, and not everything has gone exactly according to plan, but overall, it … More Richmond Ready? I will be in one month!
Follow @vanessajunkin Happy 2017! It’s that time of the year to be setting goals, so here are my running goals for the year. Two of them are holdovers from last year — and the goal to run a 10K in less than 50 minutes has been a goal since 2014, so hopefully that will actually … More 2017 Running Goals
Follow @vanessajunkin One of my biggest goals for 2016 was reaching 1,200 miles for the year, particularly because I so narrowly missed the goal last year. I also knew that even though I have been slower recently, this goal was reachable even when speed-related goals may not have been. So, I was excited when I … More My 2016 Running Wrap-Up: Goals met and not met, races completed and highlights
Follow @vanessajunkin Before wrapping up the entire year of 2016 running, I’m going to take a look at just the month of December, like I usually do each month. Although I didn’t blog a lot, it was a successful month of running for me. I ran 138.88 miles. This is my highest-ever mileage month! I started … More December Running Wrap-Up
Follow @vanessajunkin The Rehoboth Seashore Marathon and Half Marathon Facebook group, with its excitement, support and fun, is just one thing that keeps me coming back to this race year after year. This was my fourth year participating, and I would totally feel like I missed out if I missed this race. On Wednesday, I saw … More I beat my Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon goal by 33 seconds — and had an awesome experience