I had 60 days to run 250 miles in the virtual Race Across Maryland. This was about 30 miles a week, and I figured it would pose a good challenge, as it’s a little more than my usual mileage. So, it would be a stretch, but doable. But I got behind, and did something I’m … More The virtual Race Across Maryland kept me running through the hot summer
Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Global 24 Hour Relay 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! For the past few years, I’ve celebrated Global Running Day — the first Wednesday in June — with a big group run … More Celebrate Global Running Day virtually with the Global 24 Hour Relay
Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon. I had a range of days to pick from for my virtual St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon, but I decided I wanted to run on the day the race was originally scheduled — today, May 16. It was the first day … More Virtual St. Michaels Half: The heat is here!
My state, Maryland, was under a stay-at-home order during all of April because of the coronavirus, but thankfully, we were able to leave the house for exercise, so I could still run. However, keeping the stay-at-home order in mind, I did do all of my runs in April starting from my house, rather than driving … More April Wrap-Up: 100 miles in another odd month
It looks like virtual races are all we will be able to have for a while, and on Saturday, April 25, the day that the Zoo Stampede was supposed to take place here in Salisbury, I ran the Virtual Zoo Stampede 5K Self Challenge. I hadn’t signed up for this race. I likely would have … More I improved my virtual 5K time at the Zoo Stampede
It was time for yet another virtual run on Wednesday. I ran Part 2 of the 5K for Front Lines Virtual Run/Walk on Wednesday, April 15 — my fifth virtual race since coronavirus started impacting our lives. This virtual run/walk was put on by Wicomico County Recreation & Parks, where I work, in partnership with … More I ran for the front lines again!
On Wednesday, April 8, I set out for my first 5K for speed since September. But the pace didn’t really matter — what mattered was logging the 3.1 miles that would help get a meal to a frontline employee in Wicomico County. Wicomico County Recreation & Parks, where I work, partnered with Amerigroup and the … More I ran a virtual 5K to support Wicomico’s frontline employees — and you can, too
Two weeks after the virtual Shamrock Dolphin Challenge, I was out on the streets of Salisbury for another virtual race — the Salisbury Half Marathon. Before the in-person race was canceled along with events throughout the country, I wanted to run a fast-for-me half on the flat Salisbury course, ideally hoping to beat the 2:18 … More Another virtual race complete: The Salisbury Half Marathon
Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Dolphin Challenge during Shamrock Marathon Weekend 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! The reason I sign up for races isn’t the shirts or medals — it’s the experience. I love testing myself … More My first virtual race weekend: The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Dolphin Challenge
Follow @vanessajunkin Another week of the If Girls Ran the World virtual run and fundraiser is now down, and since last Friday, I logged an additional 30.67 miles for the cause, not including today’s run. As I mentioned in my last check-in, it helps to have a place online to log my miles where people can … More If Girls Ran the World Check-In: Three weeks down!