Boardwalk Candy Kitchen

In Which Jenn Is In Love With Boardwalk Runs

If your regularly running trail is riddled with changes in altitude and terrain, perhaps your mind, too, wanders back to happy memories of runDisney races. Specifically: the flatness of Florida. How easy it is to run in Florida! So level! So devoid of hills! How glorious it would be to clock all your training there, perhaps lacking in challenges but blissfully free, with a far-reaching horizon. That’s where my head’s at right now – I’m logging all my training outside where the hills are, since I’m between gyms and without a treadmill. It’s good for me, I know. It makes...

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In Which Jenn Considers Fall Marathons That Aren’t MCM

I swear I don’t actively try to turn conversations with strangers toward running. But it seems to be happening anyway. During a happy hour with some of Elizabeth’s co-workers before the ZOOMA Half, I got to talking about my race schedule. (Did anyone ask beyond “What brings you to Annapolis?” No. And yet here we are.) I talked a little about my winging-it plan, and how that meant that I may or may not run the Marine Corps Marathon this year depending on availability. “Why don’t you just run the Baltimore Marathon?” one of my companions replied. I was doubtful....

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In Which Jenn Crushes The ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon

Oh, is it race day already? ZOOMA Annapolis went so well I’m worried I may have used up all my good race luck for the year. If you’re running a race and see someone face down in the mud, covered in scrapes and both legs broken, it’s probably me. But let’s not worry overmuch about the future. Let’s dwell for now in the comfort of the past, where I ran the ZOOMA Annapolis Half and came as near to crushing it as I could reasonably hope. Settle in! I run ZOOMA for the practical reason that it starts and...

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In Which Jenn Recaps The ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon

How was the ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon? To quote myself that one time: HILLLLLS. (But not THAT bad. Nothing ever will be.) I was very graciously hosted for this race by Elizabeth, an Annapolis resident, who picked up my packet for me so I didn’t have to brave the Friday Beltway during rush hour, fed me, put me to bed, and let me set an extra alarm for race morning because I am still paranoid post-MCM. The close proximity also allowed me to sleep an extra 45 minutes, and even then I arrived at the race start at Navy-Marine...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 3/09

JENN: I GOT MY MOON BACK FOR THIS WEEK! Yay! I’m so glad you’re here! 😁 MOON: Me too! How are you? JENN: Not too shabby! How’s your running thing been going in these many months? MOON: Average. Nothing too great, certainly nothing special. But, I’m sure yours is going quite well. JENN: Pretty decent! I’ve been slowly upping my mileage. The weather’s been so nice this week that yesterday I did a long run outside. First one of the year – I forgot how freaking HARD it is compared to treadmill! Races are never as rough for some reason. Not that my running route is...

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