I finished the Algonquin 50K in 2017. Then, after three years of volunteering at the Eastern Shore Running Club aid station, I decided I wanted to run the race again. … More The Algonquin 50K: After two DNFs, I finally earned another finisher mug
Oh no. I’d looked back, and the horses were right behind us. The horses that we had to stay in front of to finish the Algonquin 50K in eight hours. … More The Algonquin 50K: I didn’t finish the race, but I finished the course
Disclaimer: I received this book for free through a BibRave partnership. I don’t read as many physical books as I’d like to anymore, primarily listening to audiobooks now, but I recently finished “A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion” by Dean Karnazes and really enjoyed it. I am one of the moderators of the BibRave … More Runner Reads: “A Runner’s High” by Dean Karnazes
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
After I didn’t finish the Algonquin 50K earlier this month, I was disappointed, but not crushed. I definitely planned to sign up for next year, but I didn’t plan to run the distance on my own. … More We didn’t finish our 50K. So we ran our own.
The more I read, scroll through Instagram and watch TikTok videos, the more I see I’m not alone when it comes to mental illness. I’ve been doing well for a while, but there’s something validating about realizing just how common it is. I recently listened to Katie Arnold’s book, “Running Home: A Memoir,” in which … More Runner Reads: Katie Arnold’s “Running Home: A Memoir” a look into grief and mental health
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 headed to the start line for a 5K on the trails of Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury. Over the course of twenty-four hours, I’d head back to that start line nine more times. I participated in the first-ever Pemberton 24 – Festival of 5Ks on Sept. 20-21. The event was a partnership between Wicomico … More I ran 10 5Ks in 24 hours at the Pemberton 24, and it was amazing