Sunglasses Half Marathon medal

North Myrtle Beach Sunglasses Half Marathon Recap!

Oh, how sad to be right. But in the ashes of defeat are the seeds of victory, so here’s my 2022 – inaugural! – North Myrtle Beach Sunglasses Half Marathon race recap all the same. We begin with a 4:45am wakeup call (still luxuriously late compared to runDisney) and the 55-minute trek from Wilmington down to North Myrtle Beach. I built in plenty of time to start late, get lost, or get stuck in 5K traffic, but everything went smoothly and we arrived around 6:15am, well in advance of the half marathon 7:45am start time. Incidentally, when I say...

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Scabby knees

Bringing My Race To Its Knees

After my (kinda, sorta, really yes but also no) triumph at the Run Oak Island Half Marathon, I vowed that I would make my next half my sub-2. I’ve got one coming up in a week or so. It was gonna be my race. Now? I’m not so sure. Okay, to be fair, I was never really sure. I can’t be the only one who’s gone into a race expecting one outcome and experiencing another. In both directions, even – sometimes you pounce and sometimes you get trounced, you know? Mind you, trouncing seems to happen to me more...

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How to fall while running

How To Fall When Running (Here, Let Me Demonstrate)

Whelp, it finally happened: I took a fall on the boardwalk. HOW I FELL WHILE RUNNING The boardwalk in question lines a portion of my route through Piñones, part of my usual long-run route. It is not well-maintained as far as missing boards and uneven bits of wood go, but I’ve been running on it for a good two years now, I generally pay close attention to my feet anyway, and my track record up until now has been pristine. In my defense, my poor attention span my not have been wholly to blame. To be honest, I’m still...

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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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