The Fairest Week In Review: 11/01

Marine Corps Marathon

Well. The Marine Corps Marathon. It happened. Spoiler alert: I did not make a PR. 🙁

Were, technically. I was wrong. But I tried.
It’s like I skipped all the Halloween parties for NOTHING.

But hey, neither did I, say, break a bone, and I did finish, so it could certainly have been much worse.
I’ll be gathering up my feelings and spewing them all over a blog post later this week; tomorrow, maybe. We’ll see. In the meantime, here’s last week’s taper-down training:

Sunday | ran 6.18 miles on the treadmill in 1:05

Monday | walked 2.39 miles outside in 40 minutes; 70 minute ballet class

Tuesday | ran 5.23 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes

Wednesday | walked 2.11 miles outside in 35 minutes; 80 minute ballet class

Thursday | ran 4.32 miles in 50 minutes

Friday | rest
I went to the MCM Expo that day and HOLY CLUSTER, BATMAN. The organization thought it would be a bang-up idea to hold it in National Harbor, which for those not from this area is NOT METRO ACCESSIBLE.

I mean, MCM was running shuttles to the closest ones, but for me to take the Metro I would’ve had to change trains, take a shuttle, repeat on the way back. Huge pain. So I drove – in the middle of the day to avoid traffic – and on the beltway itself it worked fine. However, the area around the expo hotel was INSANE. The police were out directing the flow; it took me like 20 minutes to go a mile.

Once I did get inside, the expo itself was PACKED. Like, worse than runDisney packed. Bib pickup was fine, but the exhibition area was a madhouse. I had a picked out a MCM logo tank top, but the line was like an hour long for the privilege for exchanging my money for it. I said to myself: “This is a $38 tank top, and you do not have time for this.” I put it back and left the merch area.

The rest of the expo was equally crazy. I tried to make a full loop but couldn’t quite make it. Interesting note, though: runDisney was offering DISCOUNTS if you signed up for certain races right there: Avengers, Goofy, and Dopey. Discounts. From runDisney. Can you imagine? AND you got a sling bag. I asked if I could have one, but they said new signups only. Harrumph.

So yeah. Not stellar. Hopefully the expo moves back inside DC proper next year.

Saturday | rest

This week, I will be running NO MILES AT ALL. I ran a marathon, after all, and in less than a week I’ll be hitting WDW for the Wine & Dine Half. Yay! Not sure how my body’ll handle it – in the past, there’s been two weeks between races – but at the very least I’ll be giving myself maximum rest.

And now: the roundup.

The Runner’s Guide to WDW looks back on the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half.
Flowers Croon discusses race stacking.
Main Street Gazette says farewell to the Streets of America with some observations.
Rolling with the Magic review Disney’s Polynesian Resort.
Disney In Your Day shares souvenirs from Disneyland Paris.
Mouse on the Mind checks out some awesome Disney pumpkin carvings.
Living A Disney Life digs up some Disney postcards of yore.
Sparkly Ever After reviews Epcot’s Rockin’ Burger Block Party.
The Disney Tourist Blog shares 101 of their best WDW tips.

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