I’m setting four goals for my running and fitness in 2020, and I decided to set at least two non-time goals because those were the only type of goals that I accomplished in 2019. I’m not as fast as I used to be, and for me, running is more than just fast times. But I … More These are the four running/fitness goals I've set to motivate myself during 2020
The bad news: I’m running more miles, but my times have somewhat stagnated. The good news: I did hit all of the non-time goals I set for myself in 2019. As I look back on 2019, I’d like to focus on the successes. I had my highest-ever mileage year, I had plenty of fun and … More I hit all my non-time-based running goals in 2019, and other highlights from the year
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