Scenic Run: The trail around Austin’s Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake)

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)

Traveling the trails of Washington D.C.’s Theodore Roosevelt Island

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

Scenic Run: Exploring Harford County’s hilly MA & PA Heritage Trail

Follow @vanessajunkin This past weekend, I went to Bel Air, Maryland, for a CPR and First Aid class, and I was excited to finally run on the MA & PA Heritage Trail. I heard about this rail trail a while ago, but just hadn’t really been in the area or had a good opportunity to … More Scenic Run: Exploring Harford County’s hilly MA & PA Heritage Trail

Washington & Old Dominion Trail a great place to explore on a run

Follow @vanessajunkin I attended an out-of-town work meeting on Friday, and when I looked up the location on Google Maps, I saw that it was next to two running trails. I was in the Shirlington neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, for a quarterly MATPRA — Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance — meeting. The meeting was at … More Washington & Old Dominion Trail a great place to explore on a run

Gear Review: Under Armour Horizon RTT trail shoes

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received a pair of the Under Armour Horizon RTT trail shoes to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! I’d never worn a pair of trail shoes before, so it was … More Gear Review: Under Armour Horizon RTT trail shoes

Bacon before, during and after: On The Bacon Trail – The Naylor Mill 7K

Follow @vanessajunkin I didn’t have the fastest time at the On The Bacon Trail – The Naylor Mill 7K, but I did have a delicious time. Sticking with the bacon theme, I had bacon before, during and after the race. I also wore a tank that said “I’m already planning what I’m going to eat … More Bacon before, during and after: On The Bacon Trail – The Naylor Mill 7K

Tackling the hills at Montgomery County’s Lake Needwood

Follow @vanessajunkin The day after the Crystal City Twilighter 5K, I wanted to run somewhere new while I was still out of town. I had Googled interesting places to run by my grandparents’ house, and my grandmother suggested Lake Needwood, which was a short drive from their house. I decided to check it out, and … More Tackling the hills at Montgomery County’s Lake Needwood