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
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.
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
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 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)