In Which Jenn Is About To Tackle Marathon #3

Right.

So.

Okay.

Um.

Marine Corps Marathon #2 aka Marathon #3 is this Sunday. #1 went pretty well. I am 100% certain that this rendition will be just as good if not better and I will rock this thing. I am perfectly calm. PERFECTLY CALM.

Well, I’m 100% certain I’ll finish. (BARRING ACCIDENTS. KNOCKING ON ALL THE WOOD.)

Don’t forget that I’m running this thing for the Diabetes Action Team and there is still time to make a donation! Thanks to all the wonderful, amazing, delightful, fabulous, just plain good people who helped me make my donation minimum and earn my bib. Pro Tip: Always select a charity that has some personal significance for your family and then use that fact to guilt your relatives into giving you funds. You’re welcome. And seriously. You guys are great.

Anyway. I’ll be at the expo this afternoon and then I’m lining up in the general 4:45 area on race morning if anyone’s around. See you there!

Jenn is running the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon for the Diabetes Action Team. Will you help her earn her bib while fighting diabetes? Click here to make your tax-deductible donation.


Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

In Which Jenn Is At The Beach Again

Hey, remember how I went to the beach a couple weeks ago? Well, I’M DOING IT AGAIN.

This time I’m heading back to the Outer Banks, site of… well, not super awesome runs, actually. But I did run. And I plan to again. So we’ll see how that goes!

While I’ve got you, I want to remind you that the Diabetes Action Team is a totally awesome charity that I am fundraising for to earn my Marine Corps Marathon bib and you can get involved! I am inching closer to my goal and every little bit helps. Pretty please click here and donate? I’ll appreciate it, but Ruffian will be absolutely ECSTATIC.

See you next week!

Jenn is running the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon for the Diabetes Action Team. Will you help her earn her bib while fighting diabetes? Click here to make your tax-deductible donation.

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

In Which Jenn Is At The Beach & Needs Your Help

GUESS WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW.

That’s right, I’m at the beach! More specifically, I’m in Ocean City, sight of at least one successful vacation run. I plan to run twice while I’m here – let’s all hope the vacation gods allow it!

I’ll be back on Thursday. In the meantime, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that I’m running the Marine Corps Marathon to support the Diabetes Action Team in honor of my grandfather, Stanley, whose death was hastened by the disease. Will you aid the fight and help me reach my goal with a donation? No amount too small – I have plenty of gratitude for all donors at all amounts!

And if that’s not enough to convince you, perhaps you could be persuaded to join Team Ruffian.

Jenn is running the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon for the Diabetes Action Team. Will you help her earn her bib while fighting diabetes? Click here to make your tax-deductible donation.

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

In Which Jenn’s MCM Training Is Practically Done For Her

Hey, so, know how I’m running the Marine Corps Marathon for the Diabetes Action Team? That’s ’cause I didn’t make the lottery, and that’s ’cause… I didn’t enter it.

See, I looked back over my training for last year’s MCM and found a sticking point in the 20 mile run. I just… didn’t feel like going through that training cycle. I did my 20 miler on the treadmill, which was actually fine for me. But I’m at a new gym now that would require restarting the treadmill like three times to get my mileage, and while that distinction is arbitrary I didn’t like the idea of all that pausing. And I certainly didn’t want to try to organize an outdoor 20 miler for myself, what with all the water and gels I’d have to haul with me. I hit a mental block regarding that fateful training day.

So I didn’t enter the lottery because I didn’t feel like putting in the work, more or less. But! Then I came across the National Capital 20 Miler, with a start line a mere 20 minute drive from my apartment. Rather than a training run I had to organize myself, this was a race – with water stops and port-a-potties at regular intervals and everything! I mean, it practically performed the training run for me… assuming, of course, I had a MCM bib. Which I did not.

Which brings me to the bit you already know: I’m running MCM through the Diabetes Action Team (and if you’re feeling hyper-generous at the moment I wouldn’t be sad if you threw a five spot at my donation page :D). The twenty mile practice run is one month before the marathon, so that’s all set. Awesome.

But wait! There’s more! I recently learned about the Parks Half Marathon, with a course that runs through the local parks in my area. This one starts one town away and ends within, max, a 15 minute walk from my apartment. AND it’s two weeks before the 20 miler, so great training for that. Pow!

Icing on the cake*: two weeks before the Parks Half, I’ll be spending the week at the beach. I do intend to run there but not a whole lot. Tapering: also done for me!

There you have it: my MCM training, provided by other people.

How carefully do you organize your race schedule?

* I hope there’s cake at the finish line.

Jenn is running the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon for the Diabetes Action Team. Will you help her earn her bib while fighting diabetes? Click here to make your tax-deductible donation.

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

In Which Jenn Is Running MCM After All – Will You Help?

I didn’t think I was gonna do it this year. I didn’t feel like going through the training process. So I didn’t enter the lottery.

HA.

First I saw blog posts from a bunch of my friends who had signed up… and felt pangs of jealousy.

Then I had a long discussion with Moon about marathon possibilities.

And before I knew it, I was scouring the internet for charity bibs.

All of this to say: I am proud to be running the 40th Annual Marine Corps Marathon as part of the Diabetes Action Team. I considered other charities, some of which required smaller minimum funds raised – but diabetes was a major player in my maternal grandfather’s death, and DAT gives me the opportunity to run in his memory.

To earn my bib, I need to raise a minimum of $500 for the Diabetes Action Research & Education Foundation. Will you donate to the cause? Every little bit counts! The donation is tax deductible, and the money goes to a good cause. Even a single dollar will get me closer! Click here to donate.

So yeah! Here I am, back on the road to MCM. Who will I see out on the course?

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!