With the day off work on Veterans Day, I wanted to take the opportunity to run somewhere new as I drove back to Salisbury from the other side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Thank you to the veterans who make it possible for me to enjoy exploring our area and do something I love to … More 2019 Running Travels: I made a turn off Route 50 and explored the Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area
I hadn’t run on the Naylor Mill Forest Trail since last year’s Naylor Mill 7K, but I felt surprisingly good on the trail Friday, Aug. 2, for the annual Bacon vs. Scrapple event. Feeling good didn’t mean that I was running fast. I was several minutes slower than my usual race pace for a distance … More Naylor Mill 7K: Tough trails, good friends and, of course, bacon
Through my job at Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, I get to be part of marketing an exciting new event coming to Pemberton Historical Park this September. It’s the Pemberton 24 – Festival of 5Ks, which will consist of 24 5Ks, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. The event will continue until the … More Twenty-four hours of 5Ks are coming to Wicomico County — join us for another training run this week
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 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!
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 I knew going into the Naylor Mill 7K that I would not be going at a fast pace — and I was right. But despite the tough terrain, this race is a fun one. This was the second year this race was held, and this year, participants could be part of Team Bacon … More Tough Terrain: Repping Team Bacon at the Naylor Mill 7K