2018: A year I somehow became even more involved in running

I’ve been super involved with running for a while, so it would have been tough for me to spend even more time on running-related things, but in 2018, I made that happen. At the end of 2017, I became a BibRave team captain for the East Region, a role that I held throughout 2018 and … More 2018: A year I somehow became even more involved in running

Consistency and confidence: Pacing the 2018 Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin I ran this year’s Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon next to the same person the entire race.  This was the seventh half marathon that I’ve paced, and there have been other races in which I’ve run with people for much of the race, but I was side-by-side with a woman from New Jersey the … More Consistency and confidence: Pacing the 2018 Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

The 2:30 groove: Pacing the Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin For the fourth time in a row, I paced a successful 2:30 half marathon. The latest of these races was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the inaugural Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend Half Marathon. I really feel like I’m finding my groove as a pacer. Obviously, I enjoy pacing, or I wouldn’t … More The 2:30 groove: Pacing the Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend Half Marathon

True Redemption: Pacing the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon the year after a tough race

Follow @vanessajunkin Last year’s OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon was terribly difficult. It was a hot and humid day for April, and I was pacing the 2:30 half marathon group — a pace that should have been relatively comfortable for me on a normal day. However, I was really suffering as I got closer … More True Redemption: Pacing the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon the year after a tough race

A successful, scenic pacing experience at the Coastal Delaware Running Festival Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin Pacing a race can be stressful, but I love it. On Sunday, April 22, I had the opportunity to pace the 2:30 half marathon group at the Coastal Delaware Running Festival with Beast Pacing. This meant that I would run the race at a consistent pace in order to help runners aiming for … More A successful, scenic pacing experience at the Coastal Delaware Running Festival Half Marathon

A tough race to pace: The hot OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon 2017

Follow @vanessajunkin As I ran the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon on Saturday, holding my 2:30 pace sign, I ran up to a runner who said something like, “I didn’t want to see you.” That’s how I feel about this blog post. This wasn’t the blog post I wanted to write. The blog post … More A tough race to pace: The hot OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon 2017

Run with me as I pace the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon

Follow @VanessaJunkin There’s only about two-and-a-half weeks until I’ll be getting on a bus and riding to Assateague Island from Ocean City for the start of the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon. I’ve done the race once before, in 2014, but this will be my first time ever being a pacer at a race. My friend … More Run with me as I pace the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon