Amazon Prime Day

My Amazon Prime Day Suggestions For Runners

Pretty self-explanatory per the title, no? In advance of Amazon Prime Day on July 12 and 13, I’m sharing some of my favorite products for runners that can be purchased through Amazon. Now, I don’t know what’s going to be discounted in advance, but as I understand it the odds are pretty good for most things. Prepare to be shocked: the below links are affiliate links. Rest assured I’m just trying to pay for my domain and web hosting or whatever, not building an empire. And if I do wind up with an empire, I promise to rule justly....

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Airplane drinking problem

Runner, Hydrate Thyself (Try My Water Hack!)

You’re gonna hate this, but it’s true: drinking more water really will help. Help with what? Oh, everything. This goes double for runners, obviously. When you work out, you sweat, and when you sweat, you lose water, and you have to put that water back if you want to perform at your best and/or not die. During physical activity of some length, sports drinks can be a superior option, but on a whole nothing can replace plain ol’ water. Yet it’s surprisingly hard to drink enough, right? … Right? Sometimes I can’t tell the difference between experiences that are...

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Tim Curry

In Which Jenn Plays The Post-Marathon Blame Game

I run the Marine Corps Marathon for time. I run the WDW Marathon for fun. So when I blew MCM and trounced WDW (but no PR because of character stops), I wanted to break down why. Prepare for many Thoughts On The Matter. NOT REMOTELY MY FAULT: The weather. One can reasonably expect that the Marine Corps Marathon, on October 30, would be cool. The WDW Marathon, in the unpredictable land of Orlando winter, is something of a crap shoot, but one wouldn’t necessary lay down money on real cold. And yet MCM enjoyed a high of 78 degrees...

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Grapefruit Mickey

The Fairest Week In Review: 12/01

JENN: Okay! Injury updates! You first. Running? Stretching? Not actively dying? MOON: Haha, still can’t run. Hip is good enough to almost do things like normal, but still hurt enough to hurt all the time because I am doing most things like normal? If that makes sense. JENN: Yeah, I get exactly what you mean – your hip is saying STOP THAT but you’re replying with a firm I DO WHAT I WANT. MOON: Yeah! By the end of the day I feel every step I take. 🙁 JENN: But it’s getting better, right? MOON: Yeah, just taking its time. JENN: Well, as long as the improvement...

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Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 8/25

JENN: So how’s your running been going? MOON: Steady, can’t complain. Although I need something new to listen to. I get so bored. JENN: Still enjoying the treadmill? MOON: I am, except the boredom part. JENN: You should’ve come to Orlando with me last week! I mean, the treadmill was just as boring but there was fruit-infused water every day. I mean, it was Florida so it was humid even inside the gym (and don’t even get me started about outside; the 5K was NOT cool), but that infused water was really awesome. I should start doing that. MOON: Ha, I’m not sure if you’ve heard...

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Ocean City beach

In Which Jenn Runs In Ocean City, MD & Loves Water Fountains SO MUCH

I ran in Ocean City, MD last week! Where I proved empirically that boardwalk runs > all other runs. FACT. You may recall my route from last year – up and back on the boardwalk. This time around I added the last little bit I had missed before to one of my runs, and it was so much less than I thought it would be; it barely added .4 miles to my overall total. But it was shaded, so there’s that! Not much has changed about the run since before, so I don’t feel the need to offer a...

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Unicorn sneakers

Jenn’s Long Run Part II: The Actual Running Part

In the immortal words of Dory: We did it! We did it! Oh yeah yeah yeah! (In this particular case, “we” refers to me and my beautiful unicorn sneakers.) My long run was a SUCCESS, guys! An actual, honest to God success! Who would’ve thought? I certainly didn’t think.* My seven miler on Tuesday morning sucked, although I suspect this was a product of both high humidity and the fact that it was MORNING, ugh. Unlike your vast majority of normal runners, I perform much better at night – and on a treadmill. What a weirdo! Yeah, that’s right...

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Donald Duck wine

It’s a Coconut Water Battle Royale!

Jenn is still in charge! Fear for your lives! There has been much buzz in the running community of late about coconut water as a wonderful alternative to traditional energy drinks like Gatorade or Powerade – coconut water has naturally occurring electrolytes, carbohydrates, and potassium, with none of the weird preservatives and added sugars. Perfect for a runner’s hydration! But of course there’s always a catch. And the catch here is this: no one seems to be able to drink it. Oh, I exaggerate. Lots of people drink it. But they don’t seem to like it. Most of the...

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