Pemberton 24 Take 2: I completed 10 5Ks in 24 hours

There are challenges that come with an event like the Pemberton 24 that aren’t found at many other types of races.
One challenge is that unless you plan to do all 24 of the 5Ks offered, there is no real “finish” that you must meet. You stop running when you meet your goal — but, you can skip a 5K, or a few 5Ks, and come back to the race course. You can use strategy to get extra points during the middle-of-the-night 5Ks. Your goal can change at any time. … More Pemberton 24 Take 2: I completed 10 5Ks in 24 hours

I ran the trails at Hashawha for the first time in more than a decade

I’d been wanting to make it back to the trails at Hashawha Environmental Center in Westminster, Maryland, for a while, and I finally made that happen last month, on Sept. 6. I grew up about 30 minutes away in Hampstead, and I remember going to Hashawha — which is north of the Westminster city limits … More I ran the trails at Hashawha for the first time in more than a decade

I ran my first in-person race since March: The Naylor Mill 7K

The week of the Naylor Mill 7K, I received my race bib and a cloth mask in the mail. That’s something that would have been pretty odd if it would have happened last year. But this year, this mailing was a way for the race to avoid a gathering at packet pickup, help keep runners … More I ran my first in-person race since March: The Naylor Mill 7K

She Runs by the City: Exploring Montgomery County’s Rachel Carson Conservation Park

At the beginning of the year, I set a goal to run six new-to-me places in the Washington, D.C., area, since I live in Salisbury but write for RunWashington. Of course, that was before COVID-19. Since everything started getting canceled and shut down in mid-March, I’ve only even been on the other side of the … More She Runs by the City: Exploring Montgomery County’s Rachel Carson Conservation Park

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