Freedom’s Run Marathon: A literal uphill battle among beautiful battlefields

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received free entry to Freedom’s Run 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 was running up a hill at Murphy Farm in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, early in the Freedom’s Run Marathon when I soon … More Freedom’s Run Marathon: A literal uphill battle among beautiful battlefields

Freedom’s Run Marathon training: Time to taper!

Disclaimer: I received free entry to Freedom’s Run 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 finished my second 20-miler of my Freedom’s Run marathon training this morning, which means it’s now time to taper for the remaining almost-three weeks … More Freedom’s Run Marathon training: Time to taper!

Freedom’s Run Marathon Training: Halfway there!

Disclaimer: I received free entry to Freedom’s Run 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’m halfway to Freedom’s Run! On Sunday, I completed Week 8 of my sixteen-week marathon training plan. I wrote the plan I’m using after taking … More Freedom’s Run Marathon Training: Halfway there!

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! 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

Eight things to know ahead of my eighth marathon: The Vermont City Marathon

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

Fun signs, good advice and a confidence boost at the Anthem Richmond 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