The trails of Tuckahoe State Park seem to have it all — single track trails, a wider stretch of trail, hills and a water crossing. I went to the Tuckahoe State Park trails for the first time on Saturday, July 13, for a Tuckahoe 25K training run. This new race, set for Nov. 2, sold … More 2019 Running Travels: The trails of Tuckahoe State Park really are a treasure
June was my lowest-mileage month of 2019 so far, but it certainly wasn’t a bad month. I ran in a lot of cool places, and I also got back into a regular yoga practice. I ran 82 miles. I realized with about four days to go that trying to get 100 miles for June was … More June running wrap-up: Less running, but lots of cool locations
I’ve been wanting to run at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum for years, and I finally made that happen this month. Years ago, I saw the area featured in Runner’s World. There have been many beautiful spots highlighted as part of the Rave Run feature, but usually, they were far away. This … More 2019 Running Travels: Philadelphia’s John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is beautiful
I’ve been wanting to run at the Assawoman Wildlife Area for years. I found out about this scenic location from my friend/fellow blogger Kristen Jones, who wrote about running at the refuge here. I finally made it there on April 19, when I had the day off for Good Friday. I woke up early, finished … More 2019 Running Travels: Delaware’s Assawoman Wildlife Area
I set a goal to run in a new-to-me location each month during 2019, and by March 30, I still hadn’t run in a totally new location in March. I did run on a new-to-me part of the NCR Trail when I ran the entire trail, which I do think counts. However, I didn’t go … More 2019 Running Travels: Exploring the Chapel Branch Nature Trail in Seaford
I started in the snow by a welcome sign in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. More than four hours later, I would reach Mile 0 of the NCR Trail in the community of Ashland, near Hunt Valley, Maryland. I’ve been wanting to run the Northern Central Railroad Trail in full — about 20 miles — for a … More I ran the entire NCR Trail!
Last Thursday, Feb. 28, I traveled to Laurel, Maryland, for a Maryland Recreation and Parks Association awards luncheon. Once I found out I’d won an award, I — of course — looked to see if there were any cool places to run nearby. But it wasn’t until I saw this RunWashington article on the North … More 2019 Running Travels: The Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract
When I know I’m going to have a day off to myself and don’t have any holiday plans, I start thinking about new places to run. On Presidents Day this past Monday, I had off work. I thought it would be fun to go to Corner Bakery in Onancock, Virginia, for some doughnuts, but since … More 2019 Running Travels: Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve on Virginia’s Eastern Shore
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
In my 2019 goals post, I mentioned that one of my goals for this year is to run in a new-to-me place at least once a month. I got to work on this goal early, with a long run on the Mount Vernon Trail in Northern Virginia on Jan. 6. I write for RunWashington and … More 2019 Running Travels: The Mount Vernon Trail in Northern Va.