Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon. During Mile 11 of the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon, I stopped to use a porta-potty. I probably could have made it to the end of the race without stopping. However, part of me just needed a break — and the … More St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon: I battled the heat and enjoyed the after party
For the second year in a row, I got up early and left Salisbury for Columbia around 4:30 a.m. for the Maryland-Washington, D.C. RRCA Club Challenge 10 Miler, hosted by the Howard County Striders. Road Runners Club of America running clubs based in Maryland and Washington, D.C. compete in various team categories at this race. … More RRCA Club Challenge: Fun with ESRC and 10 seconds away from last year’s time
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
Follow @vanessajunkin The month of September was a busy one for me, when it came to running, racing and training. I ran my highest monthly mileage ever — 155.43 miles. In August, I ran my then-highest monthly mileage of 150 miles, and then I surpassed that in September with my total of 155.43. I ran … More A strong September: Another record mileage month!
Follow @vanessajunkin Even without looking back at the post, I’m pretty sure I had a wrap-up post with a similar title last October, when I hit my then-highest monthly mileage of 140.5. But I hit 150 miles this month, which certainly calls for some excitement! I ran 150 miles. As noted above, this is my highest-mileage … More August Wrap-Up: My highest mileage month ever!
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 May was a busy month of running, but with the day off work today, I’m actually getting my monthly wrap-up out right after the month’s end! I ran 112.1 miles. This was right in the middle of my monthly mileage so far — I had two months in which I ran more, and two … More A marathon and more: My May running wrap-up
Follow @vanessajunkin Once again, another month is halfway over before I get to my monthly wrap-up! I’ve been busy, and my schedule has included lots of running. Here’s some of what I did during April. I ran 129.76 miles in April. This was my highest monthly mileage of the year so far and not far off … More April a high-mileage month for me
Follow @vanessajunkin I fueled up with some water and a Corner Bakery doughnut before heading under the new Run for the Animals 10K arch to begin a 6.2-mile journey in Onancock, Virginia. It was a journey I was hoping might be in the 55-something range or faster. I’ve been trying to break my age group … More Run for the Animals 10K: Doughnuts, heat and more
Follow @vanessajunkin February seemed to be a pretty warm month. I had a great month of running, hitting a mileage milestone for the month and participating in my first race of the year. I ran 100.03 miles. In order to reach my goal of 2,018 kilometers for the year — a little more than 1,250 miles … More February a solid month for running