Cupcake Sandwich

The Fairest Week In Review: 9/16

JENN: So how was your training last week? MOON: It was good! Since returning from Europe I’ve been slowly building back to my baseline. How was your training? JENN: Not bad. I had a minor panic attack about the Marine Corps Marathon being less than two months away so I went and ran a 15 miler. Next week: 17. MOON: Psh, you got it! JENN:  I certainly hope so! I feel… pretty… okay about it. I intend to eat a giant cupcake after. MOON: I hope it is piled high with frosting. 😉 JENN: Psh, who you talkin’ to? Maybe I’ll...

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Mr. Toad

In Which Jenn Is Obnoxiously Cheerful About the Future

Strap in, everybody – to counter yesterday’s whine-fest, I’m now going to be overwhelmingly positive! In this particular case, I am both Ted AND Veronica. See this sticky note that lives on my work computer? This sticky note houses all the joy of the foreseeable future. The first two – the Tessy convention (5K recap here) and Outer Banks trip – are over, the latter of which bums me out to no end but that’s just a thing I do. I get unnecessarily bummed at the conclusion of trips and nostalgic over things that JUST HAPPENED and I remember...

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Better Off Ted deal with it

In Which Jenn Runs A Sucking Simulation

I am a treadmill girl. We know this. But I know this, too: I need to get more experience running outside with terrain and inclines and all that jazz (thanks for the heads up on that fact, MCM 17.75K). And since it was a nice day on Monday, I decided I’d give the whole running outdoors thing another go. Guys, I think I’m gonna just rip out my lungs like the Vidiians did to Neelix that one time. Don’t worry; he got some holographic ones. And then a new one from his girlfriend. (Source) Turns out it’s not just...

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Marine Corps 17.75K

In Which Jenn Recaps the Marine Corps 17.75K

HILLS. End of recap. No, no, I won’t do that. BUT I COULD. Anyway. The Marine Corps 17.75K took place in Woodbridge, VA, which is about 45 minutes south of me. The last shuttle from the parking lots to the race start was scheduled to leave at 6:25AM, so for safety I was up, dressed, and out the door before 5AM. Luckily I ran into no traffic AND managed not to get lost, and I was on a shuttle before 6AM. The guy sitting next to me was friendly and wanted to talk; I remained polite since he was...

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Treadmill broken

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/15

JENN: Get any training done this week? MOON: A little! Working on toning mostly. How have your runs been? Any improvement? JENN: Eh, this week was worse, but I only did one training run; the rest was walking. I had the Marine Corps 17.75K (11.03 mi) on Saturday, the one that got you guaranteed admission to the Marine Corps Marathon when you finished. I’ll do a recap, but for now let me some up my experience with this race with the following word: HIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLS. MOON: Oh, dear! But regardless of hills, congratulations! JENN: Thanks. 🙂 But I think I might need to start doing at least...

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Marine Corps 17.75K

In Which Jenn Has A Race Tomorrow

Whew. They made me drive all the way into Virginia to get it, but I have my bib for the Marine Corps 17.75K. I’m kinda nervous; my runs have not been great lately, and the course is described as having “rolling hills.” Goody. But this is my only way into the Marine Corps Marathon if I want to do that (I do want to do that, right? Right??? I have to decide by April 14! Tell me if I want to do it!). The magnificent Nicole gifted me some KT Tape, so I’m gonna slap some of that on my...

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Help

In Which Jenn Has Her Race Year Completely Planned Out

Well. Perhaps not COMPLETELY planned out. I could maybe toss a couple 5Ks in there if something interesting pops up. But here’s the major race plan skeleton. Item 1: I signed up for the Marine Corps 17.75K at Nicole‘s urging ’cause she was all THE MARINE CORPS MARATHON IS A LOTTERY THIS YEAR WE NEED THIS. See, if you finish the 17.75K, you get guaranteed entry to MCM. So I signed up – and then Nicole got shut out. Gulp. So… going this one alone. It’s on April 12, so SOON! Wish me luck. Or, as we say instead...

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