Q. Who has the most KT Tape?

A. I do! I have the most KT Tape!

A couple weeks ago I got an email from KT Tape asking me to fill out a survey, the reward for which would be a 50% discount code. Sold! I knocked that survey out and, the moment my code arrived, I pounced.

But there was one conundrum: how much KT Tape should I get? It can be so hard to tell, pains and injuries being the fickle unwanted guests they are. I’ve had some hip muscle pain (possibly IT band related? Oh no, not again*) lately, so I knew I’d be using tape for the foreseeable future, but I wasn’t sure how much tape that required. What if I bought too much and it went bad?

Wait, does KT Tape go bad? I went straight to the experts.

So there you have it. I bought 6 rolls in a rainbow of colors and it felt good. Not as good as, say, not having an injury in the first place, but I guess pretty colors are the next best thing?

P.S. Not sure if the 50% code is technically shareable, but I bet with some internet sleuthing you can find it for yourself…

* Scientists theorize that if we knew why the petunias thought this, we would understand a lot more about the universe as a whole.

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The Fairest Week In Review: 5/02

Good morning campers! I come bearing good news: I’ve secured another discount code! Remember when I ran the Wrightsville Beach Marathon and got a PR and everything was awesome? Well, you can run it too in 2019! For, like, practically no money by road race standards – right now the race is $65, but you can get $10 off with promo code MARATHONMADNESS10.

Of course, you’ll have to train for it and everything. Which brings me to the workout log.
Sunday | Parkway Classic, 10.02 miles outside in 1:31 if you believe my GPS
Despite a chest cold! Woo!
Monday | walked 2.05 miles outside in 35 minutes; 60 minute ballet class

Tuesday | ran 5.33 miles outside in 55 minutes

Wednesday | ran 5.3 miles outside in 55 minutes

Thursday | walked 2.09 miles outside in 35 minutes; 60 minute ballet class

Friday | ran 5.11 miles outside in 50 minutes

Saturday | rest
Went out with some friends, saw A Quiet Place and got irrationally angry about the inconsistencies (YES I KNOW EVERYONE ELSE ON EARTH LOVED IT), shattered my phone screen, and then drunk purchased a new phone. It’s red! So it was an exciting day.
Ummmm… anything else for this week? I wanna say no.
On to the roundup!

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/11

Ooh, hey! I come to this week in review bearing gifts. Want to run with me in Annapolis on June 2? The people behind the Wayfarer’s Half just sent me a discount code! JourneyMate will net you $10 off the half and/or $5 off the 5k. (Don’t worry, you don’t have to run with me. I mean, I’ll be there, but you don’t have to find me or anything.)

Although, who wouldn’t want to run with this clearly very normal person?

And on that happy note, let us adjourn to the workout log:

Sunday | ran 7.2 miles outside in 1:15
Never run RIGHT after lunch, even if your schedule demands. Or maybe do; I got through it all right.

Monday | walked 2.03 miles outside in 35 minutes; 60 minute ballet class

Tuesday | ran 7.16 miles outside in 1:15

Wednesday | ran 5.24 miles outside in 55 minutes

Thursday | walked 2.41 miles outside in 40 minutes; 60 minute ballet class

Friday | ran 7.21 miles outside in 1:15

Saturday | rest

So I’m pondering trying to talk Pat into coming with me for the Dark Side Half again. (Yes, I know I said I wasn’t into the race; just trust that I have my reasons. ALL WILL BE REVEALED!). Thing is, I checked out the calendar for next year, and the usual weekend for Dark Side is… Easter weekend. I don’t know if Disney would hold a race on a religious holiday, however chocolate-centric, but I do know that I ain’t about to mess with no Easter crowds. I’ll be very interested to see when they choose to schedule the 2019 version…

Anyway. Roundup!


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In Which Jenn Corrals More Discounts

Discounts! I have more running-related discounts! I’m thinking of making this a monthly thing. Thoughts?

SLS3 is offering their compression foot sleeve for $19.90 – a $20 discount – in exchange for an Amazon review (on the honor system as far as I can tell.). The sleeve is designed to provide arch support and relieve plantar fasciitis if that’s your deal. It comes in different sizes so you can customize your fit.

If you’re in my neck of the woods, Groupon has a pretty good deal for The Great Inflatable Race on June 18 in DC – $29.99 for registration (normally $75). I for one have never been much for this sort of obstacle course thing, but if it’s your bag then it’s a worthwhile expenditure.

Also for my locals: run the Navy-Air Force Half with me! Prices went up on April 1, but you can bring them back down by $10 with code ACTNOW201. Code will also work on the 10k but the discount is only $5 in that case.

Another race you can run with me is the Zooma Half Annapolis – use code CYNTHIA16 to get 10% off. This code also works on any other race in the series, so if there’s one in a city close to you, have at it!

Also – and there’s no guarantee on this one, but I wanted to share – if you’re a Target denizen, I scored a pair of clearance running capris for $8 there yesterday, the fancier kind that used to be $25. They also had a bunch of reasonably cute workout tops in clearance if you’re in the market for long sleeves; that is, if you haven’t run a million runDisney races and wish desperately they’d look into a different sleeve length.

That’s all for this installment! Got a discount I didn’t mention here? Sound off in the comments!

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 Wrangles A Bunch Of Discounts

Nothing so impressive as my wildly cheap running shoes, but I’ve collected some deals and steals for ya!

First up, a couple from former giveaway sponsors: if you have Target’s Cartwheel app (if you don’t, you SHOULD; it’s awesome), Soapbox Soaps shampoo, conditioner, and bodywash are 35% off. Yowza. Find the deal under the Beauty category, add it to your barcode, have the cashier scan it at check out, and there you are!

Bonus: while at Target yesterday I spotted a hot pink running belt in the $1-$5 section (usually near the entrance; the upstairs entrance at my location) for $5. No idea about the quality, but it’s hot pink and $5 so if you’re in the market it might be worth a shot. They’re also offering yurbuds sport headphones on sale to varying degrees depending on the model.

Alternatively, we have another former giveaway sponsor: SLS3 has a new Amazon Prime store and is celebrating with some special discounts! First, they’re offering their new HipZIPP running belt for $14.99 on Amazon with code 83MTRL2I. I haven’t used this precise model myself but it’s a good deal and it looks pretty nifty. There’s a catch, though – you have to leave a review on Amazon within 20 days. Still, that’s a reasonable trade for such a great price, don’t you think?

Also from SLS3: their FXC Compression Sleeves are only $19.90 with code 5CDNT8O2. Same deal: gotta leave a review, but that’s quite the markdown in exchange.

Or if you prefer themed sock, PRO Compression is offering their St. Paddy’s Day compression socks for 40% with code SROCK. Festive!

Last but not least for the locals, Groupon has entries to the 5KColorFest fun run in Alexandria, VA for $29, down from $70. Color runs aren’t really my thing, but lots of people LOVE them, so if you’ve never tried one this is a great chance to give it a go.

Anyone else have any awesome deals out there?

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 Gets An Awesome Deal On Running Shoes

Hi, my name is Jenn, and I just got myself a brand new pair of Brooks Ravenna 6 running sneakers, normally $110, for $56. I KNOW! I was psyched too!

Pretty! But not the all time prettiest.

How did I accomplish such an amazing feat? Well, Brooks recently came out with their Ravenna 7, so they’re unloading all their old 6 inventory. I definitely want to try the 7s eventually, but the 6s work fine and older shoe models go for much cheaper. For example, Brooks was selling its Ravenna 6s for $70.

A good deal to be sure. But just in case, I checked retailmenot.com to see if there were any discount codes, and… BAM! 20% off sale sneakers! Down to $56 we go, with free shipping!

If you use Brooks sneakers, don’t mind slumming in last year’s models, and want to try to replicate this success for yourself, the I used the code LEAPYEAR at brooksrunning.com. Neither Brooks nor Retail Me Not has sanctioned my sharing this, so I have no idea how long it’ll work or whether it’ll work for you. But it’s definitely worth a shot, no?

Will you get anything with this code? How do you mitigate the tremendous cost of running shoes? Do you demand the latest models or are you cool with gallivanting about in the sartorial equivalent of old news?

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 Shares a Discount Code for the Color in Motion 5K

I kept meaning to include this in the week in review. Except I didn’t. Obviously. So now it gets its own post!

The people from the Color in Motion 5K sent me this email awhile ago: 

Right now, we are offering a special entry price for $30! If you have a friend register using the code “MOREFUN”, then they’ll get that awesome discount and you’ll both get a pair of our basic sunglasses for FREE!

This offer is only valid when they register with the code, so make sure they do! When you come to packet pickup, we’ll hook you both up with a pair of sweet shades.

The more people, the bigger party, so get your friends signed up today. They can register on our website here: www.colorinmotion5k.com/wash._dc

This race is a great alternative for those of you who (like me!) were unable to snag a spot in the Color Run. The concept is… pretty much identical, as far as I can tell – volunteers throw colored powder at the runners until they’re sufficiently tie-dyed. And if they’re offering discounts then hopefully it won’t be crowded! Oh, and they let you order some sweet, sweet knee socks. I LOVE knee socks.

The race itself is on September 14 in DC. As far as I can tell, there’s no deadline for the deal. If you sign up, let me know – and say hi; I’ll be there running right beside you! (Unless I’m behind you.) (Or in front of you.)

But more likely behind you.

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.com. See ya real soon!