Social distancing an easy feat at Somerset County's rural Janes Island State Park

Feeling bummed and worried about the novel coronavirus and the uncertainty that comes along with it, I needed a change of scenery this week. Of course, I wanted to be safe about it. So, I decided to finally check out a park I’ve been wanting to return to for a while — Janes Island State … More Social distancing an easy feat at Somerset County's rural Janes Island State Park

I ran on the beautiful Blades trails in Worcester County

I’d been wanting to check out the Blades trails since I learned about them. I didn’t make it to last year’s Blades Trail Race, but I was able to make it to a training run set up by race organizers two weeks ago and enjoyed checking out the trails with a group. This year’s Blades … More I ran on the beautiful Blades trails in Worcester County

Runner Reads: “North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail” by Scott Jurek with Jenny Jurek

I started the book “North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail” knowing what would happen at the end. But what led up to that on Scott Jurek’s trek to break the Fastest Known Time record for the Appalachian Trail was interesting to read about. I got this book as a Secret Santa gift … More Runner Reads: “North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail” by Scott Jurek with Jenny Jurek

I ran somewhere new every month in 2019, ending with some Montgomery County trails

Each month of 2019, I’d followed through with my goal and ran in a new-to-me location. But I’d gotten to Christmas Day without running somewhere new in December. I’d been at my aunt and uncle’s house the evening of Christmas and stayed over before heading back to Salisbury the next morning. I was talking to … More I ran somewhere new every month in 2019, ending with some Montgomery County trails

2019 Running Travels: I made a turn off Route 50 and explored the Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area

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

2019 Running Travels: Thanks to MATPRA, I got to explore more of Va.’s Richmond Region

This September marked my fourth MATPRA Media Marketplace, and it’s an event I always enjoy. It’s an annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance, and representatives of destination marketing organizations get to interact with travel writers. Since I am a marketing and public relations manager with Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, I … More 2019 Running Travels: Thanks to MATPRA, I got to explore more of Va.’s Richmond Region

2019 Running Travels: Stop off the highway at the Red Run Stream Valley Trail

I was determined to run somewhere new the weekend of Sept. 14-15. I was originally planning to make the trip to see my family starting on Friday so that I could run somewhere new Saturday morning. That didn’t work out, and then I also didn’t get up early enough to run anywhere new on Saturday. … More 2019 Running Travels: Stop off the highway at the Red Run Stream Valley Trail

Naylor Mill 7K: Tough trails, good friends and, of course, bacon

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

2019 Running Travels: The trails of Tuckahoe State Park really are a treasure

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