KT Tape

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...

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Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/13

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present… a post-marathon body in a state that does not worry me! Okay, that’s a weird thing to say. Let me explain. After the Marine Corps Marathon, my inner knee was doing its weird unexplained one-day-delayed pain thing. After the WDW Marathon, my inner knee was fine but my IT Band, which I THOUGHT I had fixed years ago, acted up a bit. After the Wrightsville Beach Marathon last weekend? I am fine!   Frickin’ IT Band.   Well, to be clear, I am definitely stiff and sore in areas. I do think I have some imbalance...

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Cinderella Castle

The Fairest Week In Review: 11/14

Another season, another training cycle. My rest weeks post-MCM and Wine & Dine are coming to a close, but the training cycle for my next WDW Marathon is just now revving up! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Workout recap, put a bow on it: Sunday | Wine & Dine Half Marathon, 13.42 miles in 2:18 according to my GPS watch Also a bit of walking around WDW after, but we had a pretty chill day post-race so not as much as usual. Monday | walked around Disney’s Animal Kingdom And then left WDW that night. Blerg.  ...

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Marine Corps Marathon hoodie

The Fairest Week In Review: 10/10

Hello humans! I am pleased to announce that I finished up a long run on Sunday and that’s the last one of the training cycle. We’re tapering our way to the Marine Corps Marathon, baby!  Workout log is go: Sunday | National Capital 20 Miler, official time of 3:27:52 Monday | 55 minute ballet class A lil’ bit of knee pain popped up, but not nearly as bad as last time. Tuesday | walked 2.1 miles outside in 35 minutes Wednesday | walked 2.11 miles outside in 35 minutes Thursday | walked 2.34 miles outside in 40 minutes; 55 minute...

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Running recovery

The Fairest Week In Review: 10/03

So it’s been a mixed week. I got to go to the beach on Friday! But we ran into another bedbug issue. (Fear not, we have it under control. After all, we know what we’re doing. >D) I successfully ran 20 miles, but now my knee hurts. I discussed it with my ballet teacher, who’s really good at anatomy and suchlike, and she counseled heat, stretching, and massage, so we’ll see how that goes. She didn’t mention wine as a potential cure but I might try it anyway. I suppose they can’t all be winners, while at the same time not...

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Dr. Horrible says balls

The Fairest Week In Review: 9/05

Well, I guess that’s unofficially it. Per the post-Labor Day embargo, summer is over. Balls. Sure. While I prematurely mourn the loss of all that blessed heat, I must admit I have much to look forward to. A half marathon this Sunday, for starters. And then the beach for the week. And then a wedding and the Marine Corps Marathon and the Two Course Challenge at Walt Disney World! So at the very least there’s something to train for. Like this:  Sunday | ran 7.15 miles outside in 1:15 Despite dropping my phone on my pinkie toe the night...

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Jenn & Moon

The Fairest Week In Review: 7/31

Before ping into the week in review, a quick housekeeping note: back many years ago, when I shared this blog with my girl Moon, we developed two keywords to demarcate our solo posts: Just Jenn and Just Moon. Although Moon left the blog a long time ago, I’ve been continuing to mark most posts as Just Jenn, even though by now that’s going to be a given. Not anymore – the keyword is officially retired. I expect this to have zero impact on anyone at all ever, but I wanted to make note in case unforeseen confusion arose.  As far as you know!...

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OK Tape

In Which Jenn Shares Her Preferred IT Band Taping Method

Oh, man, I can’t believe it’s never occurred to me to tell you guys about this IT band technique before! Well, I have told you about it before. But obliquely. You need the details. Q: What the heck am I pattering on about? A: Taping your IT band! Your IT (iliotibial) band, for those who are uninitiated (lucky you), runs along the hip and knee and is vital to stability while running. But I’m not a doctor, so I’ll just leave this Wikipedia article here. I mean, I assume Wikipedia is a doctor. You may recall my personal IT band began acting up last...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 2/21

You can read the workout log that immediately follows, or you skip below to the part where I make an impassioned plea for your help. Choose your own adventure!  Sunday | 10.32 miles outside in 1:45 Monday | walked 2.12 miles outside in 35 minutes; 60 minute ballet class Tuesday | ran 5.27 miles outside in 55 minutes The Crash & Burn Part 2. Somebody left a loop of wire in the middle of the sidewalk and in the early morning gloom I didn’t see it, tripped, and fell – not too hard, but hard enough to scrape up...

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KT Tape IT Band

The Fairest Week In Review: 2/07

Three words: STUPID IT BAND. Yup, my old injury has reared its ugly, ugly head. Mind you, I probably shouldn’t’ve run a 14 miler when I suspected something might be up with it again, but it was on the schedule, okay? WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO DO??? (Rest. Right. Yeah. Whatever.) The good news is – and I’m gonna go find a giant hunk of wood and knock on it eight to twelve times – the judicious application of KT Tape, an extra rest day or two, and slightly curtailed mileage seems to have tamed the beast. Here’s hoping it keeps...

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