I hit a new event distance PR at this year’s Pemberton 24

What do pajamas, a fruit smoothie and a skeleton on a couch have in common? They were all part of this year’s Pemberton 24. It’s the most unique race I participate in each year, and it’s put on by Algonquin Ultras Inc. and my workplace, Wicomico County Recreation & Parks. My job involves marketing the … More I hit a new event distance PR at this year’s Pemberton 24

A faraway appointment led to finding new-to-me trails at Lake Roland

Two days after an appointment with an otolaryngologist, I headed back up to the Baltimore area for an appointment with a speech-language pathologist at Johns Hopkins. Although it was a long drive from Salisbury, it was completely worth it to figure out my problem with coughing while running, which turned out to be irritable larynx … More A faraway appointment led to finding new-to-me trails at Lake Roland

Once again, I tackled Salisbury’s toughest trail during the Naylor Mill 7K

Although summer is my least favorite season in which to run and race, I’ve run every Naylor Mill 7K that’s taken place so far, and I’m not about to stop now. This race — the Bacon vs. Scrapple run — is always on a Friday evening in August at the Naylor Mill Forest Trail in … More Once again, I tackled Salisbury’s toughest trail during the Naylor Mill 7K

Exploring Parkton’s Gunpowder North Trail was a fun adventure

There are many trails around my mom and stepdad’s house, and when I have the time, I like to explore new places. I looked on the AllTrails app to see what trails were nearby and ended up choosing to drive to the Masemore Water Trail in Gunpowder Falls State Park (Hereford Area) in Parkton, Maryland. … More Exploring Parkton’s Gunpowder North Trail was a fun adventure

“On your left!” My hilly, frozen experience at the PHUNT 25K

I walked into the activity hall at the Fair Hill National Resources Management Area on Jan. 15 for the PHUNT 25K to hear Britney Spears’ “Oops!… I Did It Again” playing. I’m not sure whether this was coincidence or not, but I found the song funny, as it was true. Oops — I’d signed up … More “On your left!” My hilly, frozen experience at the PHUNT 25K

Loch Raven Reservoir trails offer “choose your own adventure” paths

I had heard there were running trails by Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County, but I finally got a chance to run there three weeks ago. While in the area, I decided to do a run there that would finish the 26.2 cumulative miles of the Run Happy Fest and get me to 30 miles … More Loch Raven Reservoir trails offer “choose your own adventure” paths

I tried a new strategy for this year’s Pemberton 24 — and it worked

I’ve participated in the Pemberton 24 each of the three years it’s been held, and for the first two years, I ended up with painful blisters and chafing that were worse than other runs. I tried a new strategy — and it worked. I also ran my highest number of 5Ks at the event. … More I tried a new strategy for this year’s Pemberton 24 — and it worked

I completed the Naylor Mill 7K on the hottest day of the summer

The Algonquin 50K seemed to fall on the most brutal day of the winter, and the Naylor Mill 7K fell on what I’m pretty sure was the hottest day of the summer. This fact has not been lost on participants of both events, according to Facebook. The race was last Friday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 … More I completed the Naylor Mill 7K on the hottest day of the summer