Bacon before, during and after: On The Bacon Trail – The Naylor Mill 7K

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

A glowing review (get it?) of the Crystal City Twilighter 5K

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Crystal City Twilighter 5K as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRavePro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! Follow @vanessajunkin Decked out in orange from head to toe — literally — I made my way to Arlington, Virginia, for the Crystal City … More A glowing review (get it?) of the Crystal City Twilighter 5K

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

Rockin’ my first Rock ‘n’ Roll race in Washington, D.C.

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington D.C. half marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! One of the signs I saw early on in the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington, D.C. half marathon read, … More Rockin’ my first Rock ‘n’ Roll race in Washington, D.C.

Tim Kennard River Run: Great friends, fans and weather

Follow @VanessaJunkin The Tim Kennard River Run was a great kick-off to my 2016 racing year. It’s a race I always want to make part of my running calendar. I always see so many people I know there, and it’s a fun way to start the spring racing season. I also am friends with the organizers and … More Tim Kennard River Run: Great friends, fans and weather

A rundown of 2014

So, 2014 is over. Which means it’s time for a rundown blog post. (Get it? Run-down.) As I’ve mentioned before, I met two of my three running goals that I’d set to accomplish this year. I accomplished the goals I felt would be the hardest — getting a new 5K personal record — and the easiest — … More A rundown of 2014