Wilmington Historic Half Marathon medal

Surprise! The Wilmington Historic 5K & Half Marathon Race Recap(s)

I didn’t know I had any more races on the schedule this year either! But when the random chance to run the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon popped up, I went for it. Of course, I say the Wilmington Historic Half, but by the time I registered it was sold out. Unless I wanted to run the 5K, just the challenge was available – run the 5K at 7am, then the half marathon at 7:45am. What the heck, I figured, I’ll do it as a training run for the WDW Marathon in January, and I signed up. The key element...

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The Fast & The Fierce 5K

In Which Jenn Recaps The Fast & The Fierce 5K

I waffled about signing up for The Fast & The Fierce 5K for a couple weeks. It was put on by the Friends of the National Zoo as a benefit for rhino preservation. While a zoo race sounds delightful, the course wasn’t actually through any portion of the zoo. But by the Wednesday before the race the weather forecast looked unseasonably delightful, so I went ahead and impulse-registered. If nothing else, that’s $40 more for the rhinos! The race start was Metro accessible, but the timing made me nervous – if I took the first train at my station...

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In Which Jenn Runs A WDW Boardwalk 5K

Since I spent most of this WDW trip in a conference, I won’t be doing a traditional trip report, but I definitely still have a lot of stuff to tell you about that will be loosely collected under the July 2018 trip keyword. Read on! Hello from Orlando International Airport! My flight took off three minutes ago. Haha, just kidding! It was supposed to take off three minutes ago. Now it takes off in two and a half hours. Clearly I have some time to kill, so I’m going to tell you nice people about the conference 5k I ran. This race...

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Tessitura 5K

In Which Jenn Recaps A (Literally) Sick 5K

Raise your hand if you’ve ever run a 5K while sick! Damn, there are a lot of us, aren’t there? Yes, I ran a 5K on Tuesday while nursing a cold. Well, to be fair, it was a “5Kish.” We’ll get there. The conference I annually attend hosted said 5K, which explains why I went: it was right there outside the doors of my hotel, it was super low-key, and it was a great way to get a short run in without having to think too hard about it. So when my alarm rang at 5:30am I said nuts*...

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Kings Dominion

In Which Elizabeth Recaps The Kings Dominion Run & Ride 5K

Please welcome my partner in crime, roller coasters, and life plans, Elizabeth, for a recap of the Kings Dominion Run & Ride 5K! Click here for my recap of the 10K on the same day. So, I think I may have gone to King’s Dominion once long ago as a child, but I had no real memory of it, so this was a good opportunity for me to try out all of their roller coasters (and other rides, of course). It was a bit chilly (I think somewhere in the 50’s) that morning, but it was really a good...

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Run for the Light House

In Which Elizabeth Recaps Her Third 5K

Please welcome the ever-fabulous Elizabeth, who comes to us today with her very first guest post! She ran the Annapolis Run for the Light House 5K last weekend. Here’s her take. So I’m new to this whole recap thing, and there really isn’t much to report, as I was just doing a 5K, but the Light House 5K went pretty well! I only managed to take one not-very-good picture of the starting line, because I realized that I had forgotten to charge my phone when I got there and it was almost dead, but the website has a lovely video that...

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Elizabeth Moon

The Fairest Week In Review: 9/24

JENN: Ladies and gentlemen, Moon is rather busy this week, so I’ve instead pulled in the intrepid Elizabeth for this week’s week in review. She’s running a 5K this weekend! What happens in La Cava gets posted on the internet. SO TELL ME ABOUT THIS 5K! ELIZABETH: Well… I know you ran the Light House Half Marathon a few years ago! And I have been on a mission this year to find more things to do close to home, so this seemed like a good opportunity! It’s benefiting the local homeless shelter, which I approve of, and the route...

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Mickey running

In Which Jenn Is A Poor 5K Recapper & Great Balcony Viewer

So, I don’t know, I feel like a should recap all my races, even if they weren’t that exciting. With that in mind, I give you: the 2015 Tessitura Network 5K, which is held annually during the conference I attend. You may recall that last year’s went great. This year’s? Not so much. Oh, it wasn’t that bad. It just wasn’t awesome. Part of the problem may have been the 14 miler I knocked out a few days previously followed by NO rest days, but I followed a similar model in 2014 and it turned out great, so… Anyway....

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IT Crowd popcorn

In Which Jenn Points Out Posts You May Have Missed

Hey, you know how occasionally you’ll be watching a sitcom and it will dawn on you with slow horror that what you’re actually seeing is a clips show? Yeah, I’m doing that. It’s not so bad! I applied logic to this decision, I swear! It’s merely that it occurs to me that this blog is closer to its second birthday than it isn’t, and there are probably at least a few readers who are kinda new. I happen to be a huge fan of trip reports, and I’ve been known to plumb archives for them myself. Why not make...

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The Shining cold

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: The WDW 5K

Is it trip report time again already? Yay! I’ll be looking back at my Dopey trip at the beginning of January, with special separate posts for each race and some food experiences depending on how much I have to say about them. You can read all the posts in this particular trip report here. Ready? Let’s go! While packing for this particular trip, I kept a close eye on the weather reports. I noticed that the day of the 5K was predicted to boast highs no higher than the upper 50s. Hmmm, I thought, and I tweeted to my...

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