The first month of 2020 is behind us! I did see a lot online about January dragging on, and it did feel like kind of a slow month. February already seems to be moving faster, and I’m getting closer to my March 1 marathon in Atlanta. In January… I ran 120.27 miles. I’m happy with … More January wrap-up: Kicking off the year with a busy month
Having just finished the Marine Corps Marathon, my November running started out light. It ended with a week packed full of runs as I tried to hit 100 miles for the month, which I was able to do. I ran 100.15 miles. I participated in fellow BibRave Pro Angie’s 100 Miles in November challenge, which … More November Running Wrap-Up: 100 miles and more
I’ve been busy, which is why I’m finally writing my monthly wrap-up for September on Oct. 18. It was a great month of running! I ran 167.74 miles. This is my highest-ever monthly mileage, a little more than a mile above my previous record, which was from this February. I ran four races. These were … More I hit a new mileage record in September!
Some people may think it’s tough to fit running into a vacation, but since I love running in new places and I had more free time in each day than I usually do, I was able to fit in a run every day during my recent trip to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. In fact, this … More 2019 Running Travels: Exploring New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on the run
June was my lowest-mileage month of 2019 so far, but it certainly wasn’t a bad month. I ran in a lot of cool places, and I also got back into a regular yoga practice. I ran 82 miles. I realized with about four days to go that trying to get 100 miles for June was … More June running wrap-up: Less running, but lots of cool locations
I was active each day in May and definitely got reintroduced to the heat. It was a good month, though. I ran 122.2 miles. I continued my streak of hitting 100-plus miles a month each month this year with 122.2 May miles. I walked or ran every day in May as part of the BibRave … More May Running Wrap-Up: A run or walk every day
If I’d run all the miles I’d planned for March, I think I would have ended up with my highest-mileage month again. However, an injury derailed that a little bit. I took that I believe is the smart route and rested some, and thankfully, the injury cleared up pretty fast. Here are some other things … More March Wrap-Up: A mostly-successful month of running interrupted by a slight injury!
I started December by hitting my goal of 2,018 kilometers for the year, and I ended it with my highest-ever monthly mileage. So, December was pretty good when it came to running! I ran 97.96 miles. If I hadn’t sprained my ankle (it was minor) at the end of the month, I think I would … More December running wrap-up: A race, a reindeer and a goal met
Follow @vanessajunkin Another month of running has come and gone, and this was an exciting one when it came to my total mileage. I ran 104.71 miles. Since I wasn’t really actively training for much other than to maintain my running for pacing the Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon this coming weekend, this was certainly helped … More November wrap-up: A month of hitting mileage milestones
Follow @vanessajunkin I would consider October a successful month of running for me! Here’s my breakdown. I ran 94.25 miles. Particularly considering this included an entire week off of running after my marathon, I’m happy with this total mileage for the month. I ran my ninth marathon. I completed the Freedom’s Run Marathon on Oct. 6. I … More October wrap-up: Started with a marathon, ended with a birthday running week