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Vanessa Runs

California M2N0B9
I'm Vanessa! I am an ultra marathoner, trail runner, and barefoot/minimalist runner. I am also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and health writer. Follow my adventures at vanessaruns.com.
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Spartan Race Entry Giveaway by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Have you tried a Spartan race yet? Here’s your chance to win a free entry anywhere in the Continental US! Here’s my video on why you should do a Spartan race and the ... Read on »
Milk-Dispensing Mamas (A Daughters of Distance Excerpt) by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I didn’t get a chance to post this yesterday for Mother’s Day, but I couldn’t skip this opportunity to call out some remarkable endurance mothers who managed to ... Read on »
The Last Aid Station by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The story of Jup and Pat to me has been like the story of the tortoise and the hare. Slow and steady vs sleek and fast. They each finished in their own ... Read on »
The Journey is Better Than the Finish Line by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running As we fast approach the end of this Transcon it strikes me that this moment—right now—is probably the best part of it. The anticipatio ... Read on »
Washington! We are heeeeere! by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : WOW! We are only a marathon away from Washington D.C.! We will be running in there tomorrow and we’re still n ... Read on »
Dude, did you just shoot at my runner?! by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : Guns, guns, and more guns. Guns have certainly been the theme for the last few days as we ran to and through ... Read on »
Run It Fast Love & Estimated Finish Date by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : Did some mapping yesterday and discovered we’re less than a week away from finishing the state. Our schedule at 40-mile d ... Read on »
It’s a Twister! It’s a Twister! by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : Pat knocked out another 40+ miles on Friday on the route I plotted which put him right in the middle of a tornado warming. O ... Read on »
Media Coverage, Severe Weather Warnings, and New Focus by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : Woke up this morning to some wonderful media links covering our exploits! Jup Brown’s coverage on the local news in the Delta And ... Read on »
Who wants a Postcard? Arkansas Video and Another 50+ Miles by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : Our Arkansas video is up! Check it out * IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: For the month of April, for every $20 donation to The 100 Mil ... Read on »
Day 75 , Memphis day off- Sun Studios & Graceland tours by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : On the road again! We said goodbye to Graceland Tuesday morning and Pat hit the road running. He was feeling great after ... Read on »
Day 74- Thankyou Mississippi and Hello Memphis Tennessee by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : We’ve got a new mailing address! If you’d like to send a care package, shoot me a Facebook messag ... Read on »
Daughters of Distance Kindle Book Release! by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hola friends! The book I have been working on for most of the year has just been released on Kindle . I am so proud of it! The hard copy will be follow in about a week and ... Read on »
Day 71- Greenville to Leland to Cleveland up Highway 61 Mississippi Blues trail by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : Goodbye Mississippi! We ran through this fine state in only four days. See you later today, Memphis! We had a late night ... Read on »
Day 69/70, Went back to Dallas to get some gear by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : We’re not sure if Pat is getting more attention because he’s alone, because he’s running with no shoes and shirtless, or ... Read on »
Day 67- Sunshine, beautiful farms,lots of thinking and camping. by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : Big changes this morning to the Team. We were sad to say goodbye to our Juppy as he went back to Dallas to retrieve his buggy and will pick u ... Read on »
Day 65-Day off, Day 66 – Crossett by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : I can’t believe we’re almost done with another state! I spent last night doing a massive restructuring of the website: It had been a bit of ... Read on »
Day 63- Magnolia Arkansas. More rain but More Friends Yahoo by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : RAIN RAIN GO AWAY COME AGAIN ANOTHER DAY More wet stuff today and I’ve been working on the Texas video. We also did the gas tally since we’re ... Read on »
Day 61- Texakana end of Texas, Thankyou so much by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : Just a mish-mash of thoughts today as we say goodbye to Texas and start our first day in Arkansas. Texas was a beast. We had brutal weather but v ... Read on »
Day 57- Sulphur springs, Rain, Friends by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running vanessaruns : Yesterday we swung by the public library in Sulphur Springs, Texas and chatted with the librarian there about our journey across the country and ... Read on »