KT Tape IT Band

The Fairest Week In Review: 2/07

Three words: STUPID IT BAND. Yup, my old injury has reared its ugly, ugly head. Mind you, I probably shouldn’t’ve run a 14 miler when I suspected something might be up with it again, but it was on the schedule, okay? WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO DO??? (Rest. Right. Yeah. Whatever.) The good news is – and I’m gonna go find a giant hunk of wood and knock on it eight to twelve times – the judicious application of KT Tape, an extra rest day or two, and slightly curtailed mileage seems to have tamed the beast. Here’s hoping it keeps...

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Dr. Horrible plan

In Which Jenn Has A Race Schedule This Year

You might recall that last year I decided to basically wing my race schedule because I wasn’t sure how my life might change over the course of the year. Well, I winged my race schedule as planned… but nothing changed. This runs counter to my wishes. So: you know the old saying that if you want make God laugh, make a plan? Yeah. Here’s my tentative race schedule. YOUR MOVE, GOD. Wrightsville Beach Marathon, March 17 (already registered) Allegedly fast and flat, and since my parents have a house down there I can make my dad drive me to the start....

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Mulan bath

In Which Jenn Reviews Cruelty-Free Products

I alluded to this in my last round of random product reviews, but to make it official: a couple years ago I went strictly cruelty-free when it comes to makeup. Medical testing, in my opinion, is a separate ethical debate, but I see absolutely no reason why we should make animals suffer purely for the purposes making select portions of my face a different color. I just don’t need it. Mind you, I do sometimes want it, and luckily there are plenty of cruelty-free companies out there who can help me out. My personal code is that if a company is cruelty-free but its...

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