The Fairest Week In Review: 7/31

Jenn & Moon

Before ping into the week in review, a quick housekeeping note: back many years ago, when I shared this blog with my girl Moon, we developed two keywords to demarcate our solo posts: Just Jenn and Just Moon. Although Moon left the blog a long time ago, I’ve been continuing to mark most posts as Just Jenn, even though by now that’s going to be a given. Not anymore – the keyword is officially retired. I expect this to have zero impact on anyone at all ever, but I wanted to make note in case unforeseen confusion arose. 

As far as you know!

With that out of the way, let’s take it to the workout log:

Sunday | ran 5.1 miles outside in 50 minutes
Since the Twilighter 8K was a mere 5 miles, I chose to run another 5 the next day to complete my usual long run in two parts. Unfortunately, this proved to be overdoing it – I wound up with a bum knee for no clear reason by the end of the run which followed me into my day…

Monday | 45 minute ballet class
… and into the next. My knee still unhappy, I skipped my usual walk and modified or skipped some of my usual ballet moves.

Tuesday | 30 minutes of arm and ab work
I wanted to learn from my past mistakes and really give my knee recovery time, so I skipped my usual run and horned in on Pat’s workout instead. Among other things we really worked my arms, which are historically about as strong as a T-Rex’s if that T-Rex is made of spaghetti. Active rest days aside, I’m hoping to incorporate some of this work into my regular workout schedule in the future.

Wednesday | 40 minute hip hop dance class (theoretically)
My hip hop dance class turned into an almost exclusively workout class; the instructor got caught in the Metro and since we got a late start we mostly ran through more ab exercises. That’s fine with me; I’d rather do a million crunches than perform hip hop dance steps. I’m mostly just paying lip service to trying things outside my comfort zone. >D

Thursday | ran 3.32 miles outside in 35 minutes; walked 2.06 miles outside in 35 minutes
After a successful series of jumping jacks the night before, I taped the bejeezus out of my knees and tried a quick run – and it worked!

Friday | ran 5.26 miles outside in 55 minutes; walked 2.13 miles outside in 35 minutes
Still doing a-okay. Now please knock on wood for safety.

Saturday | 20 minutes of arm and ab work
Pat and I got up early to get in a quick workout before heading off to a David Byrne concert. His suit was the regular size. (David Byrne’s, I mean. Not Pat’s. Pat wore a t-shirt.)

So it’s been quite a week. Roundup, take us home:

– Fairytales & Fitness explores Fort Wilderness on horseback. Pondering a trail ride to top off my marathon trip in January…
– Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free In WDW enjoys a pretty sweet Remy brunch
– … and The Disney Tourist Blog tries out Brunch at the Top at the Contemporary.
– The Main Street Gazette offers vintage photos of Spaceship Earth.
– Disney In Your Day puts Cinderella’s Royal Table to the test.
– Disney Travel Babble has more trip reporting straight from Disneyland Paris.
– A Pinch Of Pixie Dust investigates the Beach Club’s club level.
– Kait Around The Kingdom checks out Boma. Shoot, should I make an ADR for my Kidani trip there too…?

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