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
Follow @vanessajunkin November was a busy month of running for me, including lots of miles in lots of different locations. I ran 130.31 miles. This was my highest monthly mileage of 2016 and actually my highest monthly mileage since March 2015. I ran one race. I ran the Across the Bay 10K for the third year in … More November Running Wrap-Up
Follow @vanessajunkin When Kristen posted in the Delmarva Moms Run This Town Facebook group asking who would want to join her on a run at Berlin Falls Park, I was certainly interested. A park with a trail I hadn’t yet heard of that was also less than 30 minutes from my house? Count me in. I … More A nice long run through Berlin and its parks
Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve run on the Algonquin Cross-County Trail, which is basically in the middle of nowhere between Snow Hill and Pocomoke City, before, but Saturday’s run was my first time running on the trail since signing up for the Algonquin 50K. I meant to write about signing for the 50K around the time I … More Trail training for the Algonquin 50K