Follow @vanessajunkin I took a half-day of work Monday to go to Peter Sagal’s book tour in Washington, D.C. (more on this in a later post). I wanted to avoid traffic and get there with time to spare. And, since I was making a two-plus hour drive each way, I figured I would get a … More Traveling the trails of Washington D.C.’s Theodore Roosevelt Island
Follow @vanessajunkin By the time I got around to being ready to write my June running wrap-up, it was so late in the month that I figured I would just combine June and July in one post. In June, I ran 66.05 miles, and in July, I ran 128.55. June was my lowest-mileage month this year … More June and July Wrap-Up: No races, but increasing mileage
Follow @vanessajunkin The day after my hilly run on the MA & PA Heritage Trail in Bel Air, I ran an even hillier route. Although I don’t run it often, the Wakefield Valley Trail has become a go-to running spot for me when I’m in Westminster, Maryland. My sister lives in downtown Westminster, and it … More Scenic Run: Tackling more hills on Westminster’s Wakefield Valley Trail
Follow @vanessajunkin I always like to run in places I haven’t before, so when I was in Frederick, Maryland, a month ago for a Road Runners Club of America Level 1 Coaching Certification Class, I made sure to get a short run in. I passed the test today — so, I’ll write more about that … More A run in Frederick’s Baker Park
Follow @vanessajunkin I had heard of the B&A Trail before, but I’m not usually in the area — Anne Arundel County, Maryland — other than driving through. So, when I drove up a few weekends ago for a brunch in Baltimore to celebrate my friend’s birthday, I decided to check it out on my way … More A run on the B&A Trail
Follow @vanessajunkin I am not a morning person, but I am also not a person that likes to miss out on the opportunity to run in a new place. So, before a busy day at the Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance Media Marketplace in Winchester, Virginia, I got up early, put my running shoes on … More My run in Winchester, Virginia: The APPLE of my eye
Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve had a lot to blog about recently, and I still have more posts to catch up on. But before we get too far into August — I know we’re already a third of the way through! — I do want to wrap up my July running. I ran 73.6 miles. I wanted to … More July wrap-up: A busy month of running!
Follow @vanessajunkin The day after the Crystal City Twilighter 5K, I wanted to run somewhere new while I was still out of town. I had Googled interesting places to run by my grandparents’ house, and my grandmother suggested Lake Needwood, which was a short drive from their house. I decided to check it out, and … More Tackling the hills at Montgomery County’s Lake Needwood
Follow @vanessajunkin A couple weeks ago, I was in Wilmington, Delaware, for a meeting. Of course, while out of town, I had to run to check out some different scenery. So, after the meeting, I changed into my running clothes and shoes and headed to the nearby Riverwalk. When I looked up the hotel where the … More A nice surprise at the end of Wilmington, Delaware’s Riverwalk
I blogged about running at Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park last year, but it took me nearly a year to go back and explore the other side of the park.
… More Exploring the other side of Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park