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
I went into the Salisbury Half Marathon with a goal of running an average pace of sub-11:00 miles. As I ran, the miles kept going by, and I kept seeing splits faster than 11:00. And, I kept feeling good. So I kept going — with confidence. And when I had about 31 minutes for the … More I crushed my goal at the Salisbury Half Marathon
Disclaimer: I accepted a free entry to this race in exchange for two blog posts: one before the race and one after. Any opinions are my own. Although I had a fun weekend at the Mike Sterling 10K and Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon, I couldn’t help feeling a little disappointed that I … More Speeding up at the Run, White and Blue 5K
Follow @vanessajunkin One of the signs at the Foot Pursuit in the Park 5K read, “Run Like You Stole It! But don’t steal, because that’s bad!” The 5K course, held last Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Salisbury City Park as part of National Night Out, was filled with fun motivational signs. I appreciated them, and … More A police chase I signed up for: Foot Pursuit in the Park 5K recap
Follow @vanessajunkin On Sunday, I earned my fourth piece of the medal puzzle at the Across the Bay 10K, the annual race across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. While my race wasn’t as fast as the Mike Sterling 10K that I ran in September, I was happy to see that I ran negative splits — which … More Negative splits at the Across the Bay 10K
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
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
Follow @vanessajunkin I am excited to announce that I am a new BibRave Pro for 2017! If you’re familiar with #BibChat on Twitter, you probably already know what a BibRave Pro is. If not, BibRave Pros are a group of runners from all across the country and beyond who wear bright orange BibRave shirts and Buffs, participate in … More Exciting announcement: I’m a new BibRave Pro!