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ELIZABETH: Well... I know you ran the Light House Half Marathon a few years ago! And I have been on a mission this year to find more things to do close to home, so this seemed like a good opportunity! It's benefiting the local homeless shelter, which I approve of, and the route goes around Quiet Waters Park, which is weirdly swanky for a park, in my opinion.
JENN: This is your... third 5K?
JENN: What are your goals?
ELIZABETH: So far I have never had a time less than 40 minutes, but I'm really in it out of competitiveness, more just that I'd like to have a bit more stamina and spend some time outside!
JENN: Is the 5K timed? Do you have chips in your bib'n stuff?
ELIZABETH: I believe so, yes, and I can find out my time afterwards if I check a website.
JENN: Do you have an official time to beat? Not that you need to, of course, but it's fun to know, I think. ☺
ELIZABETH: I... think the last time I ran a 5K (almost a year ago) my time was 48 minutes. Which is... barely better than walking, so I suppose if I beat that, I will be satisfied. Not that I have done much prep other than speed walking.
JENN: Hey, any speed is faster than no speed at all!
ELIZABETH: Very true.
JENN: Anyone going with you? I totally would but I have a 20 miler on the docket, so...
ELIZABETH: Haha, actually no, no one else was around, but I'll be curious to see if I recognize anyone from the area there. I'm trying to convince one of my roommates to come, but she's all "that's very early in the morning..."
JENN: She is not entirely without a point.
ELIZABETH: Yeah, I kinda wish they'd start these things a bit later, but ah well!
I am also excited to have an opportunity to use my NEON ORANGE running shoes. Which I got on a discount, I assume because no one liked the color. Oh, and mini-rant: I partly moved to Annapolis so I could walk places, but people are always shocked to hear that I walk home after dark. I get that bad things can happen, but come on, people!
JENN: Did you have them fitted?
ELIZABETH: I went to Fleet Feet and had the whole shoe-fitting experience, yes. They told me I was flat-footed, which was no surprise. But at least that confirms what I have known for years.
JENN: I hear flat feet are way strong.
ELIZABETH: I suppose, but my knees tend to get sore before my feet do, which is a problem associated with flat feet. But good shoes help!
JENN: We're totally going to turn you into a runner. I'll be dragging you to WDW for a half marathon yet! Or, you know, a 10K, anyway. ☺
I'll totally be pestering Elizabeth for a recap post. In the meantime: roundup!
- We Run Disney has words for first time marathoners.
- Will Run For Ears will make a man out of you... and so will run. geek. runDisney.
- New to runDisney? Sparkly Ever After walks us through the race registration process.
- Plus the Magic highlights the running trail signs of WDW.
- EPBOT straight up MAKES Figment. This is freakin' amazing.
- Tons of Disney food news! easyWDW swings by Pop Century for crazy stuff, Eating & Drinking Around the World has the first Food & Wine Festival bites of the year, and Eating WDW reviews a F&W Festival app.
Jenn is running the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon for the Diabetes Action Team. Will you help her earn her bib while fighting diabetes? Click here to make your tax-deductible donation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See ya real soon!