Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Fairest Week In Review: 1/07

JENN: Question one on my mind is this: did you get any running/exercise stuff for Christmas?

MOON: I did, actually! Did you?

JENN: Yes! You first.

MOON: So, the only Christmas-proper running present I got was from my roommate's mother. She gave me a new pair of running shoes! We had been looking through the outlets over the summer for shoes (she saw my Asics and really liked them, so we went searching for a pair for her). It was very sweet of her. I was really shocked.

JENN: Awww, that's so nice! A model that will work for you?

MOON: Yeah, they are great!! I had to buy another pair while I was in Texas, but that might be a story for another day.

JENN: I'll hold you to that! Anything else?

MOON: That's it!

JENN: Well, I got something I'm really excited about: a GPS watch! It's a pink Garmin Forerunner 10 and I <3 it. Now when I am cruelly forced to run outdoors I can keep accurate track of my stats. Sorry, MapMyRun, but you just don't work that well. This will also help us pace ourselves during the Tinker Bell Half.


MOON: That's great! What goes wrong with MapMyRun for you? I've only had one weird issue with it once

JENN: It's always off on the mileage. I've also had it stop itself for no reason, and once it ceased giving me mileage reports.

MOON: Hmm, that's weird. Usually the mileage works pretty well for me, but I wonder if that has more to do with the phone's GPS rather than the app?

JENN: Maybe! Regardless - this will be better. :D

MOON: Definitely more reliable!

JENN: I also got a running skirt from Skirt Sports that - prepare to be amazed - has undershorts that are both long enough and DON'T RIDE UP. It's a freaking miracle.

MOON: Hmm, you will have to model this for me!

JENN: Of course! And finally, I got a Lululemon running bra. It works great, which is sort of unfortunate - I've kinda put a moratorium on making on further Lululemon purchases, given their reveal that they are anti-plus size. That's just plain not cool.

MOON: Hmm, that's a bit conceited and shallow.

Okay, perhaps something a bit lighter: how was your week of running?

JENN: Eh, it was okay. Slowly getting back into the groove after my lackluster holiday runs. Thursday's run was solid, anyway.

MOON: I had a great Christmas eve run. Did a 13.1 just for kicks, and that went well. I ran a few times while traveling, so it went pretty well. Although, I was spoiled by sun and somewhat warm weather... Today is my day to get back into a normal routine again.

JENN: Yeah, that's pretty much what I'm after, too.

What's on your iPod of late?

MOON: Beethoven and electronic music, you know. You still jamming to Flogging Molly?

JENN: Pretty much. I REALLY need some new music but haven't had time to search lately.

MOON: Well, I can make you a mix if you would like! I'm actually scouring the internet for some new music as we type.

JENN: Ooh, that would be awesome! We still need to swap iPods one of these days.

MOON: Ha, that will be entertaining, I'm sure.

JENN: Okey doke, roundup time!

- Running Toward the Prize leads the fight against long run boredom.
- Stop for character photos with Pink Elephant on Parade.
- Check out some great blogs at Prairie Princess Runners (including this one! ;).
- Get a rundown of the new runDisney/New Balance sneakers at Disney Every Day.
- Run Eat Repeat bans fat talk. Amen!
- Margaritas, Miles, and the Mouse points out early runDisney race registration opportunities for annual passholders.
- The Disney Food Blog presents the interesting question of what to do in the face of a single diner. Metaphorically, I mean.
- All Ears points out that even FL can get cold, and this is how you can manage.

Don't forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn's dailymile here and Moon's dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at fairestrunofall@gmail.com. See ya real soon!


  1. I have that same Garmin and I love it. I never run without it!

    1. Yay!!! I'm so excited to try it out once it stops being freezing cold outside. :)

  2. Hat Tip for the link love! Don't delete MapMyRun off your phone just yet. Mine has come in handy when my GPS watch is being temperamental about finding a signal and I am ready to just get my quick training run started.

    1. Oh, yes, of course - anything is better than nothing! God forbid I have to run tech-less; I wouldn't even be able to find my way home, let alone pace myself. ;)

  3. I'm going to go ahead and tell you to add Let it Go from Frozen to your playlist. And also, I had problems with MapMyRun where it told me I ran a mile in 2 minutes. I knew I was getting faster, but uh probably not that fast.

    1. Just as long as I don't have to get involved with any open doors.


    Lululemon has a million company policies and dirty background stuff that makes me hella uncomfortable, but sadly I am in love with their products ... I've tried gear from expensive and inexpensive brands alike and they make some of the only stuff that I feel comfortable, temperate and chafe-free in. I need to find an alternative but nothing's been living up. Ugh.


      Yeah, I was all ready to be like, "This bra is awful and so is the company!!!" and then... I loved it. :/ Blast and damnation.