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

I ran somewhere new every month in 2019, ending with some Montgomery County trails

Each month of 2019, I’d followed through with my goal and ran in a new-to-me location. But I’d gotten to Christmas Day without running somewhere new in December. I’d been at my aunt and uncle’s house the evening of Christmas and stayed over before heading back to Salisbury the next morning. I was talking to … More I ran somewhere new every month in 2019, ending with some Montgomery County trails

Tackling the hills at Montgomery County’s Lake Needwood

Follow @vanessajunkin The day after the Crystal City Twilighter 5K, I wanted to run somewhere new while I was still out of town. I had Googled interesting places to run by my grandparents’ house, and my grandmother suggested Lake Needwood, which was a short drive from their house. I decided to check it out, and … More Tackling the hills at Montgomery County’s Lake Needwood

Seneca Creek Greenway Trail a trail-running gem

Think of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the first thing that comes to mind may be suburbia. But inside the county that’s right outside our nation’s capital is a trail runner’s paradise. I’m training for the Baltimore Marathon, and I had 14 miles on my schedule for Sunday, Sept. 20. I stayed at my grandparents’ house in Montgomery … More Seneca Creek Greenway Trail a trail-running gem