Medals

In Which Jenn’s Race Medals Are Covered In Cat Pee

This is not the blog post about race medals I expected to write. It seemed like it would be much more straightforward. I was going to tell you about how I used to put all my race bibs and medals on my cubicle wall. That looked like this. But then we moved to Puerto Rico in 2019, and all those bibs and medals came down. They were packed away in a box and shipped to the island. With no clear display area, that box got shoved under the bed. That looked like this. Fast forward to last month, when...

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Sleepy Lady

The Fairest Week In Review (Of Sorts): 3/27

Oh boy. Okay. I’m in the middle of a pretty big move (more on that next week), and like 90% of my stuff is gone and I’m sitting on an air mattress nervously eyeing two cats who are currently sleeping angelically but THEY BETTER NOT PULL OUT THEIR CLAWS. Please observing paws containing dainty claws. Also while I was sweeping the apartment for inspection I got a bunch of dust in my lungs and it triggered some mildly asthma which really wasn’t too terrible except it gave me a cough that made it SUPER hard to sleep and most...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 12/13

Another week mostly spent not in Walt Disney World. 🙁 Eh. Roll the tape: Sunday | ran 3.08 miles outside in 31 minutes; according to my phone walked an additional 10 or so miles around Walt Disney World And then we left WDW. 🙁 🙁 🙁 Monday | ran 9.08 miles on the treadmill in 1:30 Tuesday | walked 2.33 miles outside in 40 minutes; 55 minute ballet class Wednesday | ran 5.26 miles outside in 55 minutes Thursday | walked 2.33 miles outside in 40 minutes; 60 minute ballet class Or I just got stuck in Tuesday’s time...

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Picard applause

The Fairest Week In Review: 5/04

Happy Star Wars Day! Please believe me when I say with the utmost nerd sincerity that STAR TREK IS WAY BETTER. Now that I’ve alienated a bunch of my audience, you’ll be pleased to know that this may be a short one as I’m currently wrangling my cat while at work. It’s a long story, and even longer when I tell it, as Winnie the Pooh would say. Let’s just say Minxie says hi. So let’s see – how has my running been going? Pretty uneventfully, I’d say, but I’m feeling solid. Not super fast, mind you, but good. It’s...

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Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/07

JENN: Been getting any running done lately? MOON: Nope! But exercising, sure, just no running this week. JENN: That’s good! MOON: What about you? JENN: Been knocking out my runs. The gym is getting a little old, though. I love my treadmill, but I’m ready for summer when I will have the schedule to accommodate speed runs and the weather to accommodate running outside if I feel like it. MOON: I hear you.Who wants to run in a small room that smells when you can clearly see a nice day outside? JENN: I just want to know I have the OPTION, you know? Like a cat. I...

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Aristocats

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/07

JENN: Okay, I know this isn’t REALLY relevant, but I want to start off this post by showing everyone the AMAZING thing Pat bought for my cats. Yes? Fantastic? Unbeatable? Basically the best thing ever? Good. We can talk about running now. Moon, take it away! MOON: This is relevant! About a month ago my old roommate informs me over dinner, “Did you know that long-distance running is supposedly worse for you than not exercising at all?” We frequently joke with each other over our extremely dichotomous lifestyles. WELL. A recently study has proved that these results cannot be verified!...

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Eddie Izzard running

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/31

JENN: How was your week? Did you run at all? MOON: Ja! I had two pretty good runs and yesterday I experienced a slow, excruciating run. JENN: Oh, those are always good times. Outside or on the treadmill? MOON: Ha, treadmill. The weather still plays with us. JENN: So it does. I demand 60 degrees morning minimum or nice outdoor dice. MOON: If the weather is still stupid by Cherry Blossom Run, I will be the saddest runner there. I mean, it SNOWED on Saturday. JENN: Did it? Missed that. But it was certainly cold. It can’t possibly be worse than the WDW 5K – it...

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Sick

The Fairest Week In Review: 2/24

MOON: So, what I thought was a cold turned out to be a respiratory infection and something else that Christian said (and you never want med students describing your illness with terms you’ve never heard before). :/ I did…. no running since the last time we spoke. XD JENN: Awww. That’s icky. 🙁 I ran 30 miles but there was nothing remarkable about them. I don’t think I’ll make that again this week but I want to try to get close. Feeling better, at least? MOON: I feel so much better than I did over the weekend, but I’m still pretty...

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San Juan

In Which Jenn Went to Puerto Rico

Okay, so, like I said before, I spent the long weekend in Puerto Rico. In an effort to make this somewhat more related to the mission statement of the blog, I will say: I did not run in PR but I saw several OTHER people out for a run, which means that if I ever move to Puerto Rico I don’t have to give up my hobby. Also, I ate food! We like to talk about food around here. I wasn’t a huge fan of all the fried stuff – did you know that they fry a lot of...

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Spanish Buzz Lightyear

In Which Jenn’s Language App Makes Subversive Suggestions

There’s a decent chance I’ll vacationing in Puerto Rico this December, so I’ve decided that just in case I should brush up on my Spanish. My roommate tipped me off to this app called Duolingo that puts you through your language paces; I’ve downloaded it and have spent the last week furiously working through the sections. I’ve noticed something, though – the sentences the have you translate can be weird. It started innocently enough – “El gato come la manzana.” I have never offered an apple to either of my cats but it does not strike me as something...

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