In Which Jenn Recaps the Marine Corps Marathon

Click here to read my recap of the MCM Expo and the beginning of my marathon adventure. All set? Great! Then we shall proceed. To Marine Corps Marathon Day itself! I woke to an alarm at 4:45AM and felt surprisingly okay about it; I didn’t even use any of my built-in snooze time. Instead, I hopped off the couch, ate, dressed, and did a quick inventory to make sure I had everything I needed. The magnificent Nicole gave me a bottle of water, pretzels, and Teddy Grahams before graciously walking to the Metro. She sent me off with a “You’ll...

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Marine Corps Marathon Expo

In Which Jenn Recaps the Marine Corps Marathon Expo

And now – my recap of the Marine Corps Marathon experience! Yay! My marathon adventure began with a quick trip on the Metro. I live just outside of DC already, but it would’ve been a pain getting to the race start from Bethesda, so – SLEEPOVER WITH NICOLE in DC proper! Yay! Nicole picked me up from Dupont and after a brief stop at her place to drop off some of my stuff we sped off to the Expo. People. Do not go to the Expo on Saturday. We waited in an ENORMOUS line. I’d say we were in line...

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Mickey running

The Fairest Week In Review: 10/28

MOON: Soooooo tell me all about the marathon! JENN: Well, I shall do a full recap later this week. But in a nutshell: it went well! I didn’t wind up injured or sick or anything. MOON: Yay! I’m very proud of you, congratulations! JENN: ^_^ MOON: This is a huge step in your running narrative. JENN: Indeed. I’m a marathoner and everything! AND the proud owner of the prettiest cubicle in all the land. (With space for Wine & Dine underneath MCM!) MOON: How did the week of tapering work out? Did you find it efficacious to marathon preparation? JENN: Ha. Indubitably! I guess. It...

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Doctor Who run

In Which Jenn Continues Marathon Prep

Not that I’m obsessing or anything, but did I mention that the Marine Corps Marathon is this Sunday? And that it’s my first marathon ever? I’m totally not freaking out at all. Not remotely. Nope. Anyway. Like last week, I’d like to take this opportunity to reach out to readers for advice so that I can blame you if anything goes wrong. Below is a listing of everything I will be bringing with me. Am I missing something? WHAT IS IT? Should I leave anything at home? WHAT IS IT??? Phone & headphones for music purposes Vitacoco sports drink, to...

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30 Rock boring

The Fairest Week In Review: 10/21

JENN: So how was the whole running thing last week? MOON: Pretty gooooood. A rather boring week, but things are steady. How goes the marathon prep?! JENN: Okay. Since I somehow busted my hip last week, I walked most of my training – over 14 miles of it, in fact. But I did run a ten miler on Thursday and my hip was fine, so I think it’ll be okay. This week is serious taper mode; the Marine Corps Marathon is THIS SUNDAY. I SAID THIS SUNDAY. I’m scared! MOON: Don’t be! You’ll do just fine. 🙂 JENN: Ee, I hope...

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Marine Corps Marathon

In Which Jenn Preps for the Marine Corps Marathon

Um… guys? The Marine Corps Marathon is in ten days. Side note: this would make a great spectator sign. Soooo… here’s what we’re gonna do. I’m gonna list out my planned prep work for the week before the race, and you’re going to respond with your opinions and experiences, okay? Okay! Assuming all my various sometimes-failing body parts don’t rebel (LOOKING AT YOU, HIPS AND KNEES), I’m going to do an 8 miler on Sunday or Monday and a 6 miler on Tuesday. In the PLEASE GOD NO instance of rebellion, I’ll walk it. WHAT ABOUT THURSDAY? I was...

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Captain EO

In Which Jenn Connects with Captain EO

Since my hip started bugging me at the end of last week, I’ve been grudgingly replacing my training runs with training walks. I’m in taper mode anyway, but this veers a little too far in the opposite direction for my taste. 🙁 I’m going to try running again on Thursday in the hope that time does, in fact, heal all wounds, but in the meantime I’ve been using these walks to brush up on my Walt Disney World videos. You know, the classics – IllumiNations, Wishes, the parades, etc. And! Captain EO. GUYS, YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHAT I DISCOVERED...

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Riker runs

The Fairest Week In Review: 10/14

JENN: So how was your training this week? MOON: It went really well! Strength training is surprisingly working out (har har…). JENN: Yay! Distance? Speed? Both? MOON: Both! AND I can do some sweet ab work. I’ve never had this kind of tone before, I’m pretty excited! JENN: Awesome! You’re way more patient than I am – I usually just do whatever happens in ballet class. MOON: Well, perhaps if I went to ballet I would already be toned. 😛 JENN: Psh. MOON: How was your week? JENN: Ehhhh. I was almost done with my last run of the week when I suddenly started experiencing stabbing hip pain...

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