Follow @vanessajunkin May was a busy month of running, but with the day off work today, I’m actually getting my monthly wrap-up out right after the month’s end! I ran 112.1 miles. This was right in the middle of my monthly mileage so far — I had two months in which I ran more, and two … More A marathon and more: My May running wrap-up
Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Vermont City 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! Right before the start of the Vermont City Marathon the morning of Sunday, May 27, I posted a photo with the words, “Let’s … More Vermont City Marathon full of syrup, scenery and support
Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Vermont City 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 many weeks of prep, I’m down to a single-digit countdown until I take on the People’s … More Eight things to know ahead of my eighth marathon: The Vermont City Marathon
Follow @vanessajunkin As spectators cheered for runners during Saturday’s Anthem Richmond Marathon, there were a few who made comments about how I was smiling during the race. I liked that people noticed that — and I remember smiling as people called out my name, which was listed on my bib, or when I saw some of … More Fun signs, good advice and a confidence boost at the Anthem Richmond Marathon
September and October were both busy months — so busy, in fact, that I am going to wrap up both months now. By the time I finally had time for September’s recap, October was almost over anyway. During both months, marathon training was a prevalent part of my schedule, with plenty of long runs. So, … More Two busy months: September and October running wrap-up
Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Vermont City 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! So, I know my last post was about my upcoming marathon — the Anthem Richmond Marathon. But I actually … More Marathon No. 8 is on the schedule: The Vermont City Marathon!
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 I’ve reached 100 miles in a month before, and last year I even averaged just more than that per month. This year, though, has been a different story: I had been finding it hard to get to that point. I finally did it in August! Here’s my running wrap-up for last month. I … More August running wrap-up: Reaching the elusive 100 miles in a month!
Follow @vanessajunkin On Sunday at The Louisiana Marathon, I ran 26.2 miles in the city where I was born 26.2 years ago. I was originally hoping to earn a new personal record at the Jan. 15 race in Baton Rouge, but my finish time turned out to be more perfect: 4:53. I was born at … More The Louisiana Marathon: 26.2 miles at age 26.2
Follow @vanessajunkin Today, New Year’s Day, was the last day of the Runner’s World winter run streak from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. I wasn’t planning on participating, but I decided to, kind of on a whim, when some members of Delmarva Moms Run This Town were taking part. I’m glad I did — it … More #VJRunStreak by the numbers