The Fairest Week In Review: 3/16

Marathon number seven is in the books! Let’s break it down:

Sunday | ran 6.27 miles on the treadmill in 1:05

Monday | ran 5.22 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes

Tuesday | walked 3.32 miles in 55 minutes, 70 minute ballet class

Wednesday | ran 4.19 miles in 50 minutes

Thursday | 60 minute ballet class
Went to the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon expo this day. As an expo it was kind of underwhelming, and none of the merch interested me particularly, but I did enjoy how uncrowded it was. I guess out-of-town runners are unlikely to take multiple days off work to get down here in advance?

I also got my corral moved up one, which was incredibly easy. I didn’t have to justify anything – the lady just asked what corral I wanted and I picked. Again, I really think we should be allowed to self-seed.

Friday | rest
Went to Marshalls on my lunch break and frantically ripped through the racks looks for some sort of warm additional layer for the race. Found a Nats tech pullover for $8, which hurts me because I’m an Orioles girl, but desperate times and all that.

I could tell I was starting to get Pat’s cold, which is just what you want before a marathon. But I did test my marathon outfit and it totally kept me warm, so: score.

Saturday | Rock ‘n Roll Marathon DC, official distance of 26.2 miles in an official time of 4:58:03.
New personal record! Also almost died of exposure. Race recap here.

I am quite surprised by how well I have recovered from that cold, hilly ordeal. My peroneus longus – that’s the muscle that runs along the outside of my lower leg down to the ankle, right? – is always a little sore after a marathon, but this time? Nothing. I’m taking this week off running, of course, but honestly I feel good to go.

What else, what else… FIVE WEEKS TO WALT DISNEY WORLD!!!!

The Twilight Bark:

Elbowglitter is very confident running won’t kill you. Douglas Adams notwithstanding, obviously.
Back at Square Zero practices self-care.
Just Me & My Running Shoes navigates runDisney’s kids races and diaper dash.
Disney In Your Day offers advice for runDisney spectators.
easyWDW tries out the Contemporary’s new Celebration at the Top.
Parkeology makes a stirring case for the Magic Kingdom’s Swiss Family Tree House.
The Affordable Mouse builds Disney trip anticipation.
The Main Street Gazette considers how The Great Movie Ride shapes film appreciation.
Living A Disney Life warns against being too rigid or too free in your Disney trip planning.
The Disney Tourist Blog makes some educated guesses on when Pandora will soft-open. Please be late April, please be late April, please please please please…

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 fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

The Fairest Week In Review: 6/22

This Week In Jenn’s Running Innovations: treat yo’ self to a Fla-Vor-Ice post long run. You know – those soft plastic sleeves of sugar water you always got at summer camp back in the day. I did it on Monday and it was everything I thought it would be. Well, except speedy – I had to toss the last third in favor of making it to work on time. But I stand by the concept.

Important tip: if you plan on being anywhere in public after your ice, choose pink or red as your flavor. Otherwise you may end up with an interesting… mouth color… situation. If you know what I mean.

All of this is to say that the consumption of a Fla-Vor-Ice was the most noteworthy part of my training over the past week. Anyway, how are you?

Um… roundup!

DISTherapy offers vacation running tips.
Heather Through the Looking Glass drums up some running motivation.
run Geek runDisney lists running gear favorites.
Disney In Your Day got to do that Animal Kingdom Lodge Dine with an Animal Specialist thing! I tried to get an ADR to that once and was blocked out. :/ Some day!
WDW for Grownups is psyched for summer at WDW.
Main Street Gazette tries La Cava’s new Maelstrom… margarita?
– Meanwhile, The Disney Hipsters investigate the DAK beverage situation.
Mouse on the Mind checks out Disney Springs’ The Ganachery.

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 fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

In Which Jenn Rebels Against The Status Quo

There is a thing.

There is a thing highly recommend to runners, especially after a race or hard workout.

It’s a thing you could even say is considered practically mandatory.

Well, I WILL NOT DO IT. NOT NOW, NOT EVER.

What is this thing that I cannot accept?

It is the cold shower. CAN’T. WON’T. HOT SHOWERS OR DEATH. MUSCLES, SUCK IT UP AND TAKE IT.

Thank you, that is all.

P.S. Ice bath? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA no.

Can you stomach a cold shower? How about a tepid-to-warmish one? How does it not make you want to cry? I’m asking.

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 fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!