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
Follow @vanessajunkin I had heard of the B&A Trail before, but I’m not usually in the area — Anne Arundel County, Maryland — other than driving through. So, when I drove up a few weekends ago for a brunch in Baltimore to celebrate my friend’s birthday, I decided to check it out on my way … More A run on the B&A Trail
I run several races year after year, so it’s fun to be able to compare times on the same course. Earlier this month, I ran the Summer Cross Country 5K Series race at WinterPlace Park, where I ran the course 14 seconds faster than last year. In the past, there have been two or three … More Summer Cross Country 5K Series race a little faster than last year’s
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
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
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
I blogged about running at Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park last year, but it took me nearly a year to go back and explore the other side of the park.
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How awesome is it that I get to promote races as part of my job? I am the assistant director of marketing and public relations for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism, and one of our two 5Ks of the year — the Run to Remember Memorial Day 5K — is coming up on Saturday. … More Join me at the Run to Remember Memorial Day 5K on Saturday!
Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve run on the Algonquin Cross-County Trail, which is basically in the middle of nowhere between Snow Hill and Pocomoke City, before, but Saturday’s run was my first time running on the trail since signing up for the Algonquin 50K. I meant to write about signing for the 50K around the time I … More Trail training for the Algonquin 50K
Follow @vanessajunkin I’ll miss my old home, but one cool thing about my mom and stepdad moving is that they now live not far from the NCR Trail, which is a great place to run. I had a long run to do this past weekend as part of my marathon training, and I was excited to … More NCR Trail a scenic spot for a solo 16-miler