Follow @vanessajunkin It is now the last month of 2017! Before we get too far into December, though, I’m going to wrap up my November running. I ran 79.12 miles. Although it seems extremely unlikely I’ll meet my goal of running more than last year (I would need more than 180 miles to make it), I … More November recap: A marathon and a milestone
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
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 feel lucky to have received two free entries to one of my favorite races — the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon/Half Marathon. Maybe you’ll be the next lucky one — I am giving one of them away in a random drawing, as I don’t need two for myself! Last year, I received the … More I’m giving away an entry to the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon/Half Marathon!
Follow @vanessajunkin A few days into February, it’s past time for the January running wrap-up! The most exciting running-related thing I did during January was run a marathon, but here’s the rundown. I ran 90.66 miles. Even with taking some days off after the marathon and with a light week beforehand, I ran 90.66 miles … More January running wrap-up
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 It’s not often that I get to read a book by someone I know, so I was interested to read “Four Seconds From Boston” by Vince Pavic. I don’t know him too well, but he is a fellow member of the Eastern Shore Running Club and now lives in the same area I … More Runner Reads: “Four Seconds from Boston” by Vince Pavic
Follow @VanessaJunkin A few years ago, I thought of the idea to run 26.2 miles when I was the age 26.2. Well, I will be 26 in October, and that day is getting closer. I’m not going to miss out on this nerdy opportunity. While looking for marathons in the past, I realized The Louisiana Marathon was in … More I’ve signed up: 26.2 miles at age 26.2 (in Louisiana)
Follow @vanessajunkin I already bought the finisher jacket. I had to finish. Although not finishing the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon wasn’t really an option for me, I was having a harder-than-expected time during the second half, and I kept thinking about the nice jacket I’d spent $69 on the day before. I spoiled it for you in … More Shamrock Marathon Part 2: Running the Marathon