2018: A year I somehow became even more involved in running

I’ve been super involved with running for a while, so it would have been tough for me to spend even more time on running-related things, but in 2018, I made that happen. At the end of 2017, I became a BibRave team captain for the East Region, a role that I held throughout 2018 and … More 2018: A year I somehow became even more involved in running

Consistency and confidence: Pacing the 2018 Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin I ran this year’s Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon next to the same person the entire race.  This was the seventh half marathon that I’ve paced, and there have been other races in which I’ve run with people for much of the race, but I was side-by-side with a woman from New Jersey the … More Consistency and confidence: Pacing the 2018 Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

The 2:30 groove: Pacing the Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin For the fourth time in a row, I paced a successful 2:30 half marathon. The latest of these races was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the inaugural Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend Half Marathon. I really feel like I’m finding my groove as a pacer. Obviously, I enjoy pacing, or I wouldn’t … More The 2:30 groove: Pacing the Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend Half Marathon

I’m back as a St. Michaels Running Festival ambassador — save $10!

Follow @vanessajunkin I’m excited to be back for the third year as a St. Michaels Running Festival ambassador! The race isn’t till May, but in my opinion, it’s never too early to start thinking about future races. It’s exciting to plan what and where you’re going to run, and it’s generally more affordable to sign … More I’m back as a St. Michaels Running Festival ambassador — save $10!

Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon: Fun race, steady pace

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Humana 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! After finishing the Mike Sterling 10K last Saturday, I got in the car with my friend … More Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon: Fun race, steady pace

Ten rockin’ facts about next weekend’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Humana 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! The Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon is next weekend! I’m excited to return … More Ten rockin’ facts about next weekend’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

Breaking the 2:14 barrier at the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival.  Prior to Saturday, the last three half marathons I had run on my own, not pacing, had been 2:14-something. I wanted to see a different — and lower — number after that 2. On Saturday, May 19, at the St. Michaels Running … More Breaking the 2:14 barrier at the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon

True Redemption: Pacing the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon the year after a tough race

Follow @vanessajunkin Last year’s OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon was terribly difficult. It was a hot and humid day for April, and I was pacing the 2:30 half marathon group — a pace that should have been relatively comfortable for me on a normal day. However, I was really suffering as I got closer … More True Redemption: Pacing the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon the year after a tough race

A successful, scenic pacing experience at the Coastal Delaware Running Festival Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin Pacing a race can be stressful, but I love it. On Sunday, April 22, I had the opportunity to pace the 2:30 half marathon group at the Coastal Delaware Running Festival with Beast Pacing. This meant that I would run the race at a consistent pace in order to help runners aiming for … More A successful, scenic pacing experience at the Coastal Delaware Running Festival Half Marathon