On a beautiful day, I beat last year’s Mike Sterling 10K time by four minutes

I knew it was a good sign when I went out for a casual 5K evening run last week, a couple days before the Mike Sterling 10K, and ran the first mile in 10:54 without expending all my effort. In this summer’s heat and humidity, struggling through 12-, 13- and 14-minute miles has been the … More On a beautiful day, I beat last year’s Mike Sterling 10K time by four minutes

It took me an extra day, but I finished the virtual Race Across Maryland

It took 61 days instead of 60, but I completed 250 miles on foot this summer to finish the Race Across Maryland on Aug. 14. This was the second year of the virtual Race Across Maryland, a Corrigan Sports Enterprises event that I participated in last year. I had fun last year, and it kept … More It took me an extra day, but I finished the virtual Race Across Maryland

I finally explored one of Prettyboy Reservoir’s trails

I always like to explore new trails or running spots when I’m out of town, and I decided to run on one of the trails at Prettyboy Reservoir last weekend, when I was visiting my family. Although I grew up in Hampstead, which is not far from the Prettyboy Reservoir Cooperative Management Wildlife Area in … More I finally explored one of Prettyboy Reservoir’s trails

Oxford a great spot for a running architecture tour and water views

In a continuation of running in cool places on Delmarva, I started 2021 by running with my friends Nicole and Lisa in Oxford, Maryland. Since the pandemic has quashed further-away travel for me for now, I have been enjoying exploring local spots. Nicole and I went to Hoopers Island the week before we ran in … More Oxford a great spot for a running architecture tour and water views

Pemberton 24 Take 2: I completed 10 5Ks in 24 hours

There are challenges that come with an event like the Pemberton 24 that aren’t found at many other types of races.
One challenge is that unless you plan to do all 24 of the 5Ks offered, there is no real “finish” that you must meet. You stop running when you meet your goal — but, you can skip a 5K, or a few 5Ks, and come back to the race course. You can use strategy to get extra points during the middle-of-the-night 5Ks. Your goal can change at any time. … More Pemberton 24 Take 2: I completed 10 5Ks in 24 hours

I explored the Nanticoke River WMA – Nutters Neck for the first time

Even though I’ve lived in Wicomico County full-time for almost nine years, and I’ve seen a lot of our county, I’m still finding new places to explore. A couple weeks ago, I decided to check out the Nanticoke RIver Wildlife Management Area – Nutters Neck. … More I explored the Nanticoke River WMA – Nutters Neck for the first time

The virtual Race Across Maryland kept me running through the hot summer

I had 60 days to run 250 miles in the virtual Race Across Maryland. This was about 30 miles a week, and I figured it would pose a good challenge, as it’s a little more than my usual mileage. So, it would be a stretch, but doable. But I got behind, and did something I’m … More The virtual Race Across Maryland kept me running through the hot summer

She Runs by the City: Exploring Montgomery County’s Rachel Carson Conservation Park

At the beginning of the year, I set a goal to run six new-to-me places in the Washington, D.C., area, since I live in Salisbury but write for RunWashington. Of course, that was before COVID-19. Since everything started getting canceled and shut down in mid-March, I’ve only even been on the other side of the … More She Runs by the City: Exploring Montgomery County’s Rachel Carson Conservation Park