September and October were both busy months — so busy, in fact, that I am going to wrap up both months now. By the time I finally had time for September’s recap, October was almost over anyway. During both months, marathon training was a prevalent part of my schedule, with plenty of long runs. So, … More Two busy months: September and October running wrap-up
Follow @vanessajunkin There were Wonder Women, M&Ms and crayons on the course at the Seaside 10 Mile Run in Ocean City on Saturday. These were just a few of the costumes runners wore as they took to the Ocean City Boardwalk for the race on Oct. 28. I was among the runners; I didn’t wear … More Seaside 10 Mile Run: Costumes, candy and ocean views
Follow @vanessajunkin The Dogfish Dash is an annual tradition in the Junkin-Piorunski household. Each year, my boyfriend, Mike, and I participate in this race, which starts and ends at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. This year, we also drove with/met up with other friends and gathered with plenty of our fellow … More Dogfish Dash a hot one, but fun with friends (and beer)
I actually remember thinking during the Bottle & Cork 10 Miler about not finishing. I think I always knew I would finish, but I did struggle during this race. I went into the race on Saturday, Sept. 9, feeling good that it wasn’t going to be as hot as last year. Last year, it was … More Bottle & Cork 10 Miler a struggle
Disclaimer: I was offered (and accepted) a free entry to this race in exchange for two blog posts; one in August before the race and one after. Any opinions are my own. The day of the Run, White & Blue 5K, I posted on my blog Facebook page that I wanted to run my fastest … More Run, White & Blue 5K: Faster time, full belly and fun event
I didn’t go home with one of the cool crab pot awards this year at the Mike Sterling 10K, but I did win a pound of crab meat as a door prize — which is pretty amazing. The Mike Sterling 10K, held during National Hard Crab Derby weekend in Crisfield, is a race I return … More Bringing home the crab at the Mike Sterling 10K
I run several races year after year, so it’s fun to be able to compare times on the same course. Earlier this month, I ran the Summer Cross Country 5K Series race at WinterPlace Park, where I ran the course 14 seconds faster than last year. In the past, there have been two or three … More Summer Cross Country 5K Series race a little faster than last year’s
Follow @vanessajunkin I didn’t have the fastest time at the On The Bacon Trail – The Naylor Mill 7K, but I did have a delicious time. Sticking with the bacon theme, I had bacon before, during and after the race. I also wore a tank that said “I’m already planning what I’m going to eat … More Bacon before, during and after: On The Bacon Trail – The Naylor Mill 7K
Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve had a lot to blog about recently, and I still have more posts to catch up on. But before we get too far into August — I know we’re already a third of the way through! — I do want to wrap up my July running. I ran 73.6 miles. I wanted to … More July wrap-up: A busy month of running!
I do realize we are now nearly a third of the way through June, but I am still going to do my monthly wrap-up. I’ve been busy, but I’ve been relaxing and catching up for the past couple days on a nice stay-cation. … More My May running wrap-up (finally)!