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
Follow @vanessajunkin After seven hours and 48 minutes of running and walking, I crossed the finish line and happily accepted my finisher mug at the Algonquin 50K. I hadn’t expected to get so close to the eight-hour time cutoff at the race, but I made it. Any participant on social media had probably heard that the runners’ mugs … More The Algonquin 50K: My longest run ever!
Follow @VanessaJunkin// The book “Eat & Run,” written by well-known and accomplished ultra runner Scott Jurek with Steve Friedman, provides insight into the life of an ultra runner. And, while it’s interesting to read about, I still don’t want to become an ultra runner yet — at least nothing beyond a 50K, or 31 miles. (And … More A Running Book Per Month: “Eat & Run” finished; “The Running Dream” next