The Fairest Week In Review: 1/31

Rock 'n Roll Marathon

I’ve impulse-bought races on occasion before, but this is a new one: last weekend I impulse-entered a marathon.

The Rock ‘n Roll Marathon DC, to be exact, a race I had previously rejected due to March’s unpredictable weather patterns. But since I survived the frigid temperatures of the WDW Marathon, I’m now a little more willing to take my chances.

The clincher, though, was getting a Groupon offering a marathon bib for a mere $100 AND a further discount code that brought the cost down to $80. For a marathon. runDisney this is not.

Which of course means that it might not be as fun as runDisney. Or Marine Corps, for that matter. I’m a little nervous. But I want another shot at a PR, so I’m taking the chance. I could’ve gone for the half, but go big or go home, right?

Now is probably a good time to see if my training can sustain a marathon in two months.

Sunday | rest

Monday | ran 11.37 miles on the treadmill in 1:55

Tuesday | walked 2.08 miles outside; 70 minute ballet class

Wednesday | ran 11.15 miles outside 2:00
Working on this whole “running outside” thing. When the circumstances are right, mind. This particular day the weather was comparatively mild and I was going into work late; it’s too dark for my comfort to run very early right now.

Thursday | walked 2.12 miles outside in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class

Friday | ran 5.35 miles in 60 minutes
Also I saw John Cleese speak. You know. Whatevs.

Although you did start it. You invaded Poland.

Saturday | rest

I can work with this. I’m gonna top out with a 17 miler because I like to live dangerously, but I think I can make it happen.

Roundup!

Just Me & My Running Shoes tests different brands of kinesio tape.
Elbowglitter keeps motivation up in the off-season.
Sparkly Runner man an impromptu aid station the “Unofficial” WDW Half Marathon.
More Festival of the Arts food both reviews come courtesy of easy WDW.
Main Street Gazette enjoys the Brown Derby Lounge margarita flight. I’ve had this and I loved it!
The Disney Hipsters consider Tiffins from a vegetarian angle.
Disney In Your Day attends Club Villain.
Disney Nerds went to Aulani and didn’t take me and that’s just RUDE.
Rolling with the Magic eats at Disney Springs’ Morimoto Asia.

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