I started out 2019 with my highest-mileage January ever

Even though we’re already more than a third through February, I’m going to continue my monthly wrap-up posts. Here are some things to know about my January running. I ran 131.67 miles. That’s a pretty high-mileage month for me, so I figured it may be my highest January mileage ever logged. I looked back through the logs I’ve kept since 2011 on Excel … More I started out 2019 with my highest-mileage January ever

I’m heading into 2019 with these five running goals

I only met one of my running goals in 2018, but that won’t stop me from starting out 2019 by setting five running-related goals. I tried to set a variety of goals — for example, they aren’t all time-based. I am also linking up with Zenaida Arroyo and Kookyrunner (Kim), two fellow BibRave Pros, for … More I’m heading into 2019 with these five running goals

December running wrap-up: A race, a reindeer and a goal met

I started December by hitting my goal of 2,018 kilometers for the year, and I ended it with my highest-ever monthly mileage. So, December was pretty good when it came to running! I ran 97.96 miles. If I hadn’t sprained my ankle (it was minor) at the end of the month, I think I would … More December running wrap-up: A race, a reindeer and a goal met

Running-related stuff to use when you aren’t running

Disclaimer: I received products from Arcanum, Addaday and nuun 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! For all the items us runners use while we’re running — like clothes, socks, shoes, hats, running belts, hydration packs and more — there … More Running-related stuff to use when you aren’t running

Staying local for Marathon No. 10: The Salisbury Marathon

I enjoy traveling to other states to explore and run marathons, but this spring, for my 10th marathon, I’ll only be traveling about a half mile to the start line. I have decided to run the Salisbury Marathon in Salisbury, Maryland, on April 6. I knew that I wanted to run the race in some … More Staying local for Marathon No. 10: The Salisbury Marathon

What it was like to explore The Running Event as part of the inaugural TRE Influencer Day

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received admission to The Running Event, a travel stipend for my trip and products from Addaday, Altra, Arcanum, Brooks, CEP, Handful, Incrediwear, Nuun, Vooray, Vuori and Zwift 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! Every Tuesday … More What it was like to explore The Running Event as part of the inaugural TRE Influencer Day

Scenic Run: The trail around Austin’s Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake)

Follow @vanessajunkin I traveled to Austin, Texas, from last Thursday through today for The Running Event, and once I knew I would be going, I knew I wanted to run at Lady Bird Lake, known as Town Lake by locals.  I’d heard about this lakeside trail before, which is about 10 miles long. It was … More Scenic Run: The trail around Austin’s Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake)

Gear Review: Staying safe with SABRE products made for athletes

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received the SABRE Runner Defense Spray, Duathlete Pepper Gel and Personal Alarm to review 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! I’m not the most intimidating-looking person out there. Hopefully, with the … More Gear Review: Staying safe with SABRE products made for athletes

SPIbelt SPIbeams LED hat lights the way for dark runs (+discount code)

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received a SPIbelt SPIbeams LED hat to review 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! Colder-weather running generally means more stuff: Lights for seeing and being seen when it’s dark, more layers … More SPIbelt SPIbeams LED hat lights the way for dark runs (+discount code)