About Me

Hello and Welcome to Into the Runknown!

Here you will find a variety of information relating mostly to travel, running and photography, as the three things all play heavy roles in my life and have shaped who I am as a person.

When the idea of a travel blog came to light, I of course had to include my own photography, and now that I am racing again on a regular basis, and more and more races are becoming destination races, it only seemed fitting to discuss all three on here. And so, Into the Runknown (a play on Into the Unknown, if you haven’t figured that out already) was born.

Rather than going the traditional travel blog route of providing list type articles like “The 10 best things to see in (insert city here)”, I am taking more of a journalistic approach by blogging my adventures as they were. The good, the bad and the ugly. You may learn something of use for your own trip or race adventure, you may not, but at the very least you should hopefully be entertained.

Feel free to reach out with any questions via the Contact Page and of course sign up to receive emails when new posts are up! I won’t spam you, I promise. Seriously, I know the rules from my day job and those fines are heeeeefty. Like stay at the Four Seasons…on a remote island…for a year, hefty. A girl’s got her priorities!

-Katrina

Disclaimer: I was an art major, not an English major. There will be lots of shall we say, questionable punctuation usage, ya know, for dramatic effect! Just go with it.

If you want to learn more about each of these adventures and how they shaped my life, click the links below for a special blog post on each!

TRAVEL
RUNNING
PHOTOGRAPHY

FUN FACTS…Because, why not?

Countries visited (so far):

France, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Bahamas, Cuba, Italy and Vatican City

Running Personal Bests Pre 2004 – The High School & College days!

800m: 2:25.7

1500m: 5:03

5K Cross Country: 18:54 North Penn High School, 1996

6K Cross Country: 23:18 Paul Short, Lehigh University 2000

Running Personal Bests Post 2004 – The “Jeapers this was easier in college” days!

5K: Tex Mex 5K – June 23, 2021 – 27:00

8K: Shake Your Shamrock – March 12, 2016 – 47:02

5M: Hatfield Five and Dime – April 23, 2017 – 50:33

10M: Broad Street Run – May 06, 2018 – 1:50:41

Half Marathon (Official): Baltimore Half-Marathon – October 21, 2017 – 2:08:29

Half Marathon (Virtual/Unofficial): Sly Fox Pottstown Half Marathon – December 13, 2020 – 2:06:23

Full Marathon: Philadelphia Marathon – November 24, 2019 – 4:51:53

Quest for 50 Half Marathons in 50 States:

Pennsylvania

California

New York

Maryland

Tennessee

Delaware

Massachussets

New Jersey

South Carolina

Georgia

North Dakota

West Virginia

Ohio

Half Marathons Completed:

2015 – Monterey Bay Half, Monterey, CA

2016 – Love Run, Philadelphia, PA

2017 – Half Sauer, Half Kraut, Philadelphia, PA

2017 – Wine Glass, Corning, NY

2017 – Baltimore Half Marathon, Baltimore, MD

2018 – Love Run, Philadelphia, PA

2018 – Jim Thorpe Half, Jim Thorpe, PA

2018 – Oktoberfest 13.1, Philadelphia, PA

2018 – Philadelphia Half Marathon, Philadelphia, PA

2019 – Raccoon Mountain Half Marathon, Chattanooga, TN

2019 – Love Run, Philadelphia, PA

2019 – Delaware Running Festival Half, Wilmington, DE

2019 – Boston Run to Remember, Boston, MA

2019 – Wine Glass, Corning, NY

2019 – Cape May Hallowed Half, Cape May, NJ

2020 – Charleston Marathon Half, Charleston, SC

2020 – Publix Atlanta Half Marathon, Atlanta, GA

2020 – Maah Daah Hey Trail Half Marathon, Medora, ND

2021 – Canaan Valley Half Marathon, Davis, WV

2021 – Hofbrauhaus Half Marathon, Cleveland, OH

Marathons Completed:

2017 – Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia, PA

2019 – St Luke’s Via Marathon, Allentown, PA

2019 – Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia, PA

Photography Equipment:

Nikon D3 Camera

Nikon D700 Camera

Nikon D850

Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 Lens

Nikon 20mm Prime Lens

Nikon 28mm Prime Lens

Nikon 50mm Prime Lens

Nikon 85mm Prime Lens

Nikon 60mm Macro Lens

Apple MacBook Pro and Apple iMac

Photoshop & Lightroom