The Fairest Week In Review: 1/07

Running wild

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.

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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. 😀

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.

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8 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  4. YAY WE ARE WATCH TWINS <3

    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.

  5. WOO YES TO PINK!

    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.

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