JENN: Question one on my mind is this: did you get any running/exercise stuff for Christmas?
MOON: I did, actually! Did you?
JENN: Yes! You first.
MOON: So, the only Christmas-proper running present I got was from my roommate’s mother. She gave me a new pair of running shoes! We had been looking through the outlets over the summer for shoes (she saw my Asics and really liked them, so we went searching for a pair for her). It was very sweet of her. I was really shocked.
JENN: Awww, that’s so nice! A model that will work for you?
MOON: Yeah, they are great!! I had to buy another pair while I was in Texas, but that might be a story for another day.
JENN: I’ll hold you to that! Anything else?
MOON: That’s it!
JENN: Well, I got something I’m really excited about: a GPS watch! It’s a pink Garmin Forerunner 10 and I <3 it. Now when I am cruelly forced to run outdoors I can keep accurate track of my stats. Sorry, MapMyRun, but you just don’t work that well. This will also help us pace ourselves during the Tinker Bell Half.
MOON: That’s great! What goes wrong with MapMyRun for you? I’ve only had one weird issue with it once
JENN: It’s always off on the mileage. I’ve also had it stop itself for no reason, and once it ceased giving me mileage reports.
MOON: Hmm, that’s weird. Usually the mileage works pretty well for me, but I wonder if that has more to do with the phone’s GPS rather than the app?
JENN: Maybe! Regardless – this will be better. 😀
MOON: Definitely more reliable!
JENN: I also got a running skirt from Skirt Sports that – prepare to be amazed – has undershorts that are both long enough and DON’T RIDE UP. It’s a freaking miracle.
MOON: Hmm, you will have to model this for me!
JENN: Of course! And finally, I got a Lululemon running bra. It works great, which is sort of unfortunate – I’ve kinda put a moratorium on making on further Lululemon purchases, given their reveal that they are anti-plus size. That’s just plain not cool.
MOON: Hmm, that’s a bit conceited and shallow.
Okay, perhaps something a bit lighter: how was your week of running?
JENN: Eh, it was okay. Slowly getting back into the groove after my lackluster holiday runs. Thursday’s run was solid, anyway.
MOON: I had a great Christmas eve run. Did a 13.1 just for kicks, and that went well. I ran a few times while traveling, so it went pretty well. Although, I was spoiled by sun and somewhat warm weather… Today is my day to get back into a normal routine again.
JENN: Yeah, that’s pretty much what I’m after, too.
What’s on your iPod of late?
MOON: Beethoven and electronic music, you know. You still jamming to Flogging Molly?
JENN: Pretty much. I REALLY need some new music but haven’t had time to search lately.
MOON: Well, I can make you a mix if you would like! I’m actually scouring the internet for some new music as we type.
JENN: Ooh, that would be awesome! We still need to swap iPods one of these days.
MOON: Ha, that will be entertaining, I’m sure.
JENN: Okey doke, roundup time!
– Running Toward the Prize leads the fight against long run boredom.
– Stop for character photos with Pink Elephant on Parade.
– Check out some great blogs at Prairie Princess Runners (including this one! ;).
– Get a rundown of the new runDisney/New Balance sneakers at Disney Every Day.
– Run Eat Repeat bans fat talk. Amen!
– Margaritas, Miles, and the Mouse points out early runDisney race registration opportunities for annual passholders.
– The Disney Food Blog presents the interesting question of what to do in the face of a single diner. Metaphorically, I mean.
– All Ears points out that even FL can get cold, and this is how you can manage.
Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See ya real soon!