My October Running: Lots of miles and a birthday marathon

I accomplished the second of my five 2019 goals in October — I ran a race on my birthday. Unfortunately, I didn’t meet that one last year because two races were canceled on my birthday. So, even though the Marine Corps Marathon four days ago was my slowest marathon, I was able to accomplish one … More My October Running: Lots of miles and a birthday marathon

Mission Accomplished: I ran the Marine Corps Marathon on my birthday

One of the signs set up along the Marine Corps Marathon course read something like, “Yesterday’s weather was perfect,” with a frowny face. I faced the same terrible weather conditions as every other runner at the Marine Corps Marathon, but I finished. I had various issues starting early on in the race, which I ran … More Mission Accomplished: I ran the Marine Corps Marathon on my birthday

Salisbury Marathon: A flat marathon for No. 10, and my first as coach!

On Saturday morning, I left my house, and after running for six minutes, I was at the start line of the Salisbury Marathon. I’ve run to a race before, but I’ve traveled at least an hour for my previous marathons, so this was certainly a change. The race didn’t quite go past my house, but … More Salisbury Marathon: A flat marathon for No. 10, and my first as coach!

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

Staying local for Marathon No. 10: The Salisbury Marathon

I enjoy traveling to other states to explore and run marathons, but this spring, for my 10th marathon, I’ll only be traveling about a half mile to the start line. I have decided to run the Salisbury Marathon in Salisbury, Maryland, on April 6. I knew that I wanted to run the race in some … More Staying local for Marathon No. 10: The Salisbury Marathon

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