I did the Dogfish Dash as a fun run… the day after the Pemberton 24

This year’s Dogfish Dash wasn’t my typical race. In fact, I really embraced Dogfish Head’s “off-centered” motto. I’ve run the Dogfish Dash, and its varying distances, every year it’s been held in-person since 2013. It wasn’t held the past two years, so this year’s race, on Sept. 25, was the first one since 2019. It … More I did the Dogfish Dash as a fun run… the day after the Pemberton 24

I fought the wind to earn a strong finish at the Atlantic City Marathon

Disclaimer: I received an entry to the Atlantic City Marathon to as part of being a BibRave Ambassador. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Ambassador, and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews! Once again, I was nearing the finish line of a marathon in about five hours and 34 minutes. First, it … More I fought the wind to earn a strong finish at the Atlantic City Marathon

I ran my fastest 5K since 2019 at the Run, White and Blue 5K

I’ve been making some strides to get faster this year, and I was able to run my fastest 5K since 2019 at Sept. 8’s Run, White and Blue 5K at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Although I was able to run a fast-for-me race, I did cough throughout most of it, especially after … More I ran my fastest 5K since 2019 at the Run, White and Blue 5K

Mike Sterling 10K: A great way to kick off Labor Day Weekend

On Labor Day Weekend — Crab Derby Weekend — I headed to Crisfield for my 11th annual Mike Sterling 10K. It was the 43rd running of the race. I drove down on Saturday, Sept. 3, with Rose, who was running her first race ever. Plenty of our Eastern Shore Running Club friends also participated, and … More Mike Sterling 10K: A great way to kick off Labor Day Weekend

My run at Grandma’s Marathon was tough yet beautiful — and tips for travelers

Last month, I traveled out of the Mid-Atlantic for the first time since the pandemic began to run Grandma’s Marathon. I’ve been eyeing this race for a while, and on the day registration opened for the 2022 race, I signed up. While it unfortunately ended up being my slowest marathon, it was a great event, … More My run at Grandma’s Marathon was tough yet beautiful — and tips for travelers

ESRC represented at the RRCA Club Challenge, and I was proud to be part of it

For the past three years of the Maryland-D.C. RRCA 10 Mile Club Challenge, the Eastern Shore Running Club has put together a team of club members to represent the club at this race. We have always had fun representing our club on this tough course. But until this year, we’ve never had enough members to show up on the results. … More ESRC represented at the RRCA Club Challenge, and I was proud to be part of it

“On your left!” My hilly, frozen experience at the PHUNT 25K

I walked into the activity hall at the Fair Hill National Resources Management Area on Jan. 15 for the PHUNT 25K to hear Britney Spears’ “Oops!… I Did It Again” playing. I’m not sure whether this was coincidence or not, but I found the song funny, as it was true. Oops — I’d signed up … More “On your left!” My hilly, frozen experience at the PHUNT 25K

After two years, I had a successful return to pacing at the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon

Since the pandemic began, there have been fewer races and, of course, fewer pacing opportunities. So, when I held up my 2:45 sign in the corral of the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon on Saturday, Dec. 4, it would be my first time pacing a half marathon in two years. My last time pacing was … More After two years, I had a successful return to pacing at the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon

The Philadelphia Marathon was a great return to big-city marathons

As I ran through the streets of Philadelphia on Sunday, Nov. 21, there were people cheering for me by name and plenty of fun signs to look at. It had been more than a year and a half since my last road marathon, which took place March 1, 2020, only a couple weeks before everything started shutting down because of the pandemic, and I missed the amazing crowds that come out to support runners in big cities. … More The Philadelphia Marathon was a great return to big-city marathons

Oct. 31 was a beautiful day to run across the Bay Bridge

The opportunity to run across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge returned last month after a three-year hiatus. This year, the race had a new name, the Bay Bridge Run — which was basically its unofficial name anyway — and new management, Corrigan Sports. I had a fun weekend, and although it was the largest event I’d … More Oct. 31 was a beautiful day to run across the Bay Bridge