JENN: Ladies and gentlemen, Moon is rather busy this week, so I’ve instead pulled in the intrepid Elizabeth for this week’s week in review. She’s running a 5K this weekend!
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SO TELL ME ABOUT THIS 5K!
ELIZABETH: Well… I know you ran the Light House Half Marathon a few years ago! And I have been on a mission this year to find more things to do close to home, so this seemed like a good opportunity! It’s benefiting the local homeless shelter, which I approve of, and the route goes around Quiet Waters Park, which is weirdly swanky for a park, in my opinion.
JENN: This is your… third 5K?
JENN: What are your goals?
ELIZABETH: So far I have never had a time less than 40 minutes, but I’m really in it out of competitiveness, more just that I’d like to have a bit more stamina and spend some time outside!
JENN: Is the 5K timed? Do you have chips in your bib’n stuff?
ELIZABETH: I believe so, yes, and I can find out my time afterwards if I check a website.
JENN: Do you have an official time to beat? Not that you need to, of course, but it’s fun to know, I think. ☺
ELIZABETH: I… think the last time I ran a 5K (almost a year ago) my time was 48 minutes. Which is… barely better than walking, so I suppose if I beat that, I will be satisfied. Not that I have done much prep other than speed walking.
JENN: Hey, any speed is faster than no speed at all!
ELIZABETH: Very true.
JENN: Anyone going with you? I totally would but I have a 20 miler on the docket, so…
ELIZABETH: Haha, actually no, no one else was around, but I’ll be curious to see if I recognize anyone from the area there. I’m trying to convince one of my roommates to come, but she’s all “that’s very early in the morning…”
JENN: She is not entirely without a point.
ELIZABETH: Yeah, I kinda wish they’d start these things a bit later, but ah well!
I am also excited to have an opportunity to use my NEON ORANGE running shoes. Which I got on a discount, I assume because no one liked the color. Oh, and mini-rant: I partly moved to Annapolis so I could walk places, but people are always shocked to hear that I walk home after dark. I get that bad things can happen, but come on, people!
JENN: Did you have them fitted?
ELIZABETH: I went to Fleet Feet and had the whole shoe-fitting experience, yes. They told me I was flat-footed, which was no surprise. But at least that confirms what I have known for years.
JENN: I hear flat feet are way strong.
ELIZABETH: I suppose, but my knees tend to get sore before my feet do, which is a problem associated with flat feet. But good shoes help!
JENN: We’re totally going to turn you into a runner. I’ll be dragging you to WDW for a half marathon yet! Or, you know, a 10K, anyway. ☺
I’ll totally be pestering Elizabeth for a recap post. In the meantime: roundup!
– We Run Disney has words for first time marathoners.
– Will Run For Ears will make a man out of you… and so will run. geek. runDisney.
– New to runDisney? Sparkly Ever After walks us through the race registration process.
– Plus the Magic highlights the running trail signs of WDW.
– EPBOT straight up MAKES Figment. This is freakin’ amazing.
– Tons of Disney food news! easyWDW swings by Pop Century for crazy stuff, Eating & Drinking Around the World has the first Food & Wine Festival bites of the year, and Eating WDW reviews a F&W Festival app.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See ya real soon!