The Fairest Week In Review: 5/11

Happy cutback week, everybody! Yes, it’s the annual week of my ballet show, which means I will be crazy busy all week with rehearsals and performances and all that nonsense. I could, theoretically, get up early in the morning to squeeze in my usual run schedule, but I’ll be exhausted enough as it is. Anyway, everyone needs a cutback week now and again, right? Besides, it’s not even a full cutback – I knocked out a speed run on Sunday morning and a long run yesterday. But that’s it and that’s all. No more running until Monday! I do...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 12/15

JENN: All right! What’s the latest on your hip? Is it treating you better? MOON: I tried running again last night! It only mildly hurts today. So I figure I don’t run today, maybe try again tomorrow! JENN: Seems like a wise plan. Not bothering you in every day life, then? MOON: Only when moving quickly. XD And sleeping on that side is still really uncomfortable. How’s your Achilles tendon? JENN: Eh. I mean, it’s kinda better. It doesn’t bother me much if at all when walking. Running or – God forbid – trying to take a ballet class, though… I’m getting a little worried;...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 4/28

JENN: How was your week in running? MOON: The week was good running-wise. Yesterday I experienced extreme hunger and the only culprit could be maybe too much running and/or too little caloric intake. Has that ever happened to you? JENN: I’m often super hungry the day after a big run, yeah. After all, you’ve got muscles to build up! MOON: It felt like being sick! I’m can’t seem to be sated. I mean, I’m even eating a bowl of granola as we speak. JENN: Granola is pretty delicious. MOON: Well, yes. It IS ginger granola, after all. And it is delicious. How was your...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 11/18

MOON: How was your week? JENN: HA. The beginning part or the end part? The beginning part was awesome – I was still in Walt Disney World. The second half kinda sucked a little. I missed a step on the stairs and busted up my foot pretty bad. Not only could I not run all week, I was supposed to have a ballet performance on Saturday. I hoped by the time it rolled around I’d be able to at least do one of my dances, but no dice. My friend Lucy was in town to help out with the show, so...

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In Which Jenn Crashes Back Into Reality

So, what’s a good follow up in five glorious days at Walt Disney World and a rainy but ultimately successful half marathon? Why, coming home and promptly falling off the stairs, of course! I don’t know what I did to my foot but I know it NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED if I’d just stayed at Disney. Did I mention I have a ballet performance on Saturday? And that I was going to start Dopey training next week? Sigh. Ah well. I had a friend who’s a PT look at it and while my foot is swollen she said she...

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In Which Jenn Is Obnoxiously Cheerful About the Future

Strap in, everybody – to counter yesterday’s whine-fest, I’m now going to be overwhelmingly positive! In this particular case, I am both Ted AND Veronica. See this sticky note that lives on my work computer? This sticky note houses all the joy of the foreseeable future. The first two – the Tessy convention (5K recap here) and Outer Banks trip – are over, the latter of which bums me out to no end but that’s just a thing I do. I get unnecessarily bummed at the conclusion of trips and nostalgic over things that JUST HAPPENED and I remember...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 6/24

JENN: So how has the running been? MOON: Not too bad, how about you? JENN: Last week was actually surprisingly good. I wound up covering about 40 miles over the course of the week, which is 7 – 10 more than my average. Mind you, it helped that it was a no-ballet week. Ballet starts again today, so I doubt I’ll be repeating such high numbers. MOON: That is many miles. JENN: Yeah, and some of ’em were a little faster than my recent sub par times! And some were slower. But whatever. I even tried the speedwork I talked about last week. I’m...

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In Which Jenn Considers the Week of Runs Not Taken

Two weeks ago, I did not run at all. AT ALL. The time had come. Pictured: Not running. Pictured: Still not running. Did I miss it? I hardly had time to miss it. Pictured: All the time I had. Since then I’ve had a couple good runs and a couple bad runs. I’ve pushed myself. I’ve barely eked it out. I’ve been happy and unhappy with my performance. Pictured: Performance. Running can be hard. It definitely saps a lot of my time. Is it worth it? All I know for sure is this: Whether or not my run was...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 5/06

JENN: Would you like to start us off with your Grand Impressions of Israel? MOON: A gorgeous land of geographic contrasts. JENN: I’m assuming you didn’t run for fear of startling all the stray cats. MOON: We had planned to run around Tel Aviv… But Tel Aviv happened at the end of the trip. After the desert and walking everywhere-all-the-time, running felt like overkill. However: forever happy my asics were packed and ready to roll. The black rainbow ones? They are now… desert-colored. Full of sand and smelly to the max. I think they are ready for retirement. JENN: Haha, nice. How was the food?...

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In Which Jenn Is A Seahorse

As outlined yesterday, I am CRAZY BUSY this week with rehearsals and performances of my ballet studio’s spring show. You try dancing around en pointe while wearing a giant foam seahorse on your head. Yup, I’m a seahorse.* The ballet is The Fisherman. It all makes sense in context, I swear! My point here is that regular blog posting will resume next week. In the meantime, The Doctor will be your babysitter. * I’m H2O intolerant.** ** I’M OBNOXIOUS. Don’t forget, you can follow FRoA on Twitter @fairestrunofall and on Instagram @fairestrunofall. If you have any questions or thoughts, leave a comment or email See...

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