Cherry Blossom 10 Miler

In Which Moon Recaps The Cherry Blossom Ten Miler

Let me preface with: for the past three years I’ve been going to the Cherry Blossom Festival in hopes of seeing some BOSS cherry blossoms. Because we’ve had long and stupid winters, however, I’ve been coming out of the experience seeing bare trees. A week before the race I hear news that the cherry blossoms should be in their peak blossoming stage (is that a thing?), so I was pretty pumped! And then: The sore throat. I think I posted about it in the weekly review. At first, I thought it was a cold. Two days pass by and...

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Cherry Blossom Ten Miler

In Which Jenn Recaps The Cherry Blossom Ten Miler

So… that was not my favorite race. Don’t get me wrong – the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler has a lot of things going for it. Mark one: from the moment I left my apartment to the moment I arrived at the race start, only an hour had passed. This includes about 15 minutes spent waiting around for the Metro train to show up, which is a matter of timing. Pretty good! Got to sleep until 5am and everything; it was awesome. Unfortunately from there it was a slow downward slide – a study in gentle but real disorganization: nothing...

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Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/15

JENN: So how was your week? I know you did some pre-Cherry Blossom Ten Miler training runs. MOON: I did! I think, all in all, I did three trial runs. Each trial was better than the last, but Saturday and Sunday is another story. How was your week? JENN: Eh. My practice runs weren’t very good but what’re ya gonna do. It’s been that weird in-between inching-toward-spring weather and I think every time it swings back to rainy and chilly my body freaks out a little. MOON: My morale definitely suffers from stupid weather. :/ JENN: We’ll talk more about the Cherry Blossom Ten...

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Cherry Blossom 10 Miler

In Which Jenn & Moon Are Ready For The Cherry Blossom Ten Miler

JENN: So: you ready for the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler on Sunday? MOON: Actually, I think so. But so help me…. IF IT RAINS… >_< JENN: Right now we’re looking good: high of about 70, no rain in the forecast. Mind you, it’s still a couple days out, but if that holds we’ll be in really good shape. MOON: Yes. My worry, however, is the forecast up until race day. Rain every day. So… if rain slows down, it’ll delay itself into Sunday. JENN:Hopefully it rains itself out! MOON: You’re right, I should be positive. No rain! (Hopefully…) JENN: Do you have any goals set? I...

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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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Tigers

The Fairest Week In Review: 12/16

JENN: Did you run at all last week? MOON: Only a little bit. Last week was very much like the week before…Did you start back up? JENN: Nope. Just did more boring elliptical. But by God THIS WEEK I am RUNNING. I know I’ve said that before but this time I MEAN IT. I’ll go slow and not too far and if things start to hurt I’ll walk. But I’ve simply GOT to try again! MOON: I’m going today. After work. Running. Going! JENN: Yay! I’m a little worried about all the races I’m running in January, but I think I...

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