The Fairest Week In Review: 3/16

Snow White

Marathon number seven is in the books! Let’s break it down:

Sunday | ran 6.27 miles on the treadmill in 1:05

Monday | ran 5.22 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes

Tuesday | walked 3.32 miles in 55 minutes, 70 minute ballet class

Wednesday | ran 4.19 miles in 50 minutes

Thursday | 60 minute ballet class
Went to the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon expo this day. As an expo it was kind of underwhelming, and none of the merch interested me particularly, but I did enjoy how uncrowded it was. I guess out-of-town runners are unlikely to take multiple days off work to get down here in advance?

I also got my corral moved up one, which was incredibly easy. I didn’t have to justify anything – the lady just asked what corral I wanted and I picked. Again, I really think we should be allowed to self-seed.

Friday | rest
Went to Marshalls on my lunch break and frantically ripped through the racks looks for some sort of warm additional layer for the race. Found a Nats tech pullover for $8, which hurts me because I’m an Orioles girl, but desperate times and all that.

I could tell I was starting to get Pat’s cold, which is just what you want before a marathon. But I did test my marathon outfit and it totally kept me warm, so: score.

Saturday | Rock ‘n Roll Marathon DC, official distance of 26.2 miles in an official time of 4:58:03.
New personal record! Also almost died of exposure. Race recap here.

I am quite surprised by how well I have recovered from that cold, hilly ordeal. My peroneus longus – that’s the muscle that runs along the outside of my lower leg down to the ankle, right? – is always a little sore after a marathon, but this time? Nothing. I’m taking this week off running, of course, but honestly I feel good to go.

What else, what else… FIVE WEEKS TO WALT DISNEY WORLD!!!!

The Twilight Bark:

Elbowglitter is very confident running won’t kill you. Douglas Adams notwithstanding, obviously.
Back at Square Zero practices self-care.
Just Me & My Running Shoes navigates runDisney’s kids races and diaper dash.
Disney In Your Day offers advice for runDisney spectators.
easyWDW tries out the Contemporary’s new Celebration at the Top.
Parkeology makes a stirring case for the Magic Kingdom’s Swiss Family Tree House.
The Affordable Mouse builds Disney trip anticipation.
The Main Street Gazette considers how The Great Movie Ride shapes film appreciation.
Living A Disney Life warns against being too rigid or too free in your Disney trip planning.
The Disney Tourist Blog makes some educated guesses on when Pandora will soft-open. Please be late April, please be late April, please please please please…

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