The Fairest Week In Review: Special Roadkill Edition

Here’s a rare circumstance: I’m going to recommend you read this week’s training log. It gets interesting toward the end. Sunday | ran 5.12 miles on the treadmill in 50 minutesSpeed run! Also I burned my leg and hand a bit making pancakes. It’s a long story which I mention because it is a harbinger of things to come. Monday | walked 2.55 miles outside in 40 minutes; 50 minute ballet classTuesday | ran 10.48 miles outside in 1:50Wednesday | walked 2.11 miles outside in 35 minutes; 50 minute ballet classThursday | ran 10.15 miles outside in 1:50Annnnnd here’s...

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In Which Jenn Listens To ALL The Music Live

I feel like we haven’t talked about music lately, so here’s a whole bunch of it. Do you guys get inspired to listen to a particular artist when you know you’re going to see them live soon? I do! It’s a great way to zone out when I’m running: imagining I’m at the concert and not pounding away at the treadmill. Lucky for me, I have tickets to three great concerts coming up over the next couple months. Or that just happened; I originally wrote this post last week but it got punted from its planned Friday slot in...

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In Which Jenn Knows Things Because Epcot

I am extremely proud of myself: I have converted my boyfriend to one of my favorite music genres! I’m talking Irish/Gaelic folk/punk/rock of the Flogging Molly persuasion. He’s been listening to the Flogging Molly Pandora station and dug up all sorts of awesome songs, some I don’t even know. One such song is the traditional “Mari-Mac,” specifically as performed live by Great Big Sea. He’s been working on learning the guitar chords, and as the music played one day I caught something in the lyrics: “hills of Banoffee.” Banoffee, I thought. I’ve heard that word before. You can get...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 3/04

JENN: So, the big news of the week, runDisney-wise, was that there is a new half marathon at Disneyland themed to – wait for it – The Avengers. Your thoughts? MOON: I did laugh out loud when I got that email in my inbox. And no, I haven’t seen the movie. JENN: Me neither. I… don’t care. Like at all. I have no desire to run this race. Unless runDisney wants to pay for it. I’ll be over here holding my breath. MOON: Hm. I’d rather do ANYTHING else in CA, thank you very much. JENN: But a lot of people are into...

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The Fairest Week in Review: 11/25

Oof. To be perfectly frank, I had a rough weekend. That’s a bad start to the post. Please forgive me. Please forgive me, too, for depriving you of Moon’s virtual company; she got a couple training runs in this week and was going to get in on the Week In Review for the first time in forever. Unfortunately, in an effort to combat said weekend roughness, I ended up at her apartment watching silly YouTube videos all evening and nothing productive got done. In sum, I am Not Feeling It, I’m afraid. Let us simply say that my training...

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The Fairest Week in Review: 10/15

Sorry about this whole day late thing! I had yesterday off and wound up getting in a REALLY long run – but that’s this week’s training, not last week’s, so more on that later. Speaking of this week’s training, if you follow us (mostly me) on Twitter you may have suffered through a fair amount of me kvetching all last week about the broken treadmills in my apartment’s gym. Yes. BOTH broke at the same time. I had to do THREE of my runs outdoors. I know I already touched on the subject once, but I think this week...

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The Fairest Week in Review: 8/5

JENN:  Recap! How was your workout week? MOON:  I am sad now that most of my running is back indoors, but other than that my week was good! Nothing too big to report. How was yours? JENN: I did okay. I got all my mileage out of the way in an acceptable fashion but didn’t accomplish anything remarka – WAIT A MINUTE. Almost forgot because it was last Monday, but I did 13.1 miles in 2 hours 11 minutes. One minute away from my official goal! Six minutes from my unofficial pie in the sky goal. MOON: Yay! Congratulations!!...

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The Fairest Week in Review: 7/29

JENN: Okay, here’s my first report for the week: the running skirt I bought last week was a bust. I tried it on and it fit really comfortably, which should’ve been the first red flag. Since the undershorts weren’t gripping my thighs with deathly force, they naturally rode up as soon as I started to run. MOON: I figured they would probably ride up too much for running. JENN: It’s not a total loss, since it was only fourteen bucks and it’s always useful to have a skirt with undershorts for picnics and other sitting-down endeavors, but as a...

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