Picky about shoes

In Which Jenn Gets New Sneakers At Road Runner Sports

Guys! I finally got myself re-fitted for sneakers and it was WAY more involved than last time. A little background: I’ve been using the Brooks Ravenna 5 since October of 2013. It replaced a pair of Nike ProFits that worked pretty well but in which I occasionally succumbed to some knee pain. The Ravennas seemed to take care of that problem, and I used them happily for almost two years. Until the Ravenna 5 was phased out for the new 6 model. Sure, I could’ve just bought eighty pairs of 5s on clearance and hope my stash lasted me the rest of...

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Riker runs

The Fairest Week In Review: 8/04

JENN: Did you run last week? MOON: I did! Although, you know how there is this one week of every month that makes running just a bit more difficult? That was the only bummer. JENN: You mean mentally? Or in terms of making time for it? Or both? MOON: Well, it’s consistent, usually unpredictable, moody, bring some serious cramps. JENN: AHA. I see where we are now. MOON: I get some serious cramping and back pain, so it was definitely a factor this week. Anywayyyy. I’m positive that my girl ran last week. How were your runs? JENN: Not too shabby. Pretty standard in many ways but for...

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Running shoes

The Fairest Week In Review: 7/29

JENN: Did you run last week? MOON: I did! A bit rather slow and steady, but it happened. Did you? JENN: I did! MOON: Great success! JENN: I did one regular long run plus two shorter speed runs where I upped my top speed. My five minute sprints are now one minute each at 8, 7.5, 7, 6.5, 6mph, then five minutes at 5.5 mph, repeat. Even though that’s only a top speed increase of .5 mph, my legs were TIRED by the end. MOON: That’s awesome!  Personally, when I can get to 8 mph– even just for a little bit– I feel like I’m at...

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Running shoes

In Which Jenn Says Goodbye To Her Running Shoes

Farewell and adieu to my fair Brooks Ravennas Farewell and adieu to my Ravenna 5s For the 6 has replaced you and they’re purging your inventory And never n’more shall we see you again </end weird Jaws reference that doesn’t even rhyme> I have been hit by another runner rite of passage: my preferred sneaker is being phased out. I’ve been using Brooks Ravennas since October of 2013, and five pairs later they’re still my go-to shoe. Since I started using them the instances of knee pain I’ve suffered have reduced to a minimum frequency. Correlation, causation, blah blah blah...

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Captain EO

In Which Jenn Connects with Captain EO

Since my hip started bugging me at the end of last week, I’ve been grudgingly replacing my training runs with training walks. I’m in taper mode anyway, but this veers a little too far in the opposite direction for my taste. 🙁 I’m going to try running again on Thursday in the hope that time does, in fact, heal all wounds, but in the meantime I’ve been using these walks to brush up on my Walt Disney World videos. You know, the classics – IllumiNations, Wishes, the parades, etc. And! Captain EO. GUYS, YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHAT I DISCOVERED...

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Mickey running

The Fairest Week In Review: 7/01

JENN: Sooooo. Running! How is it? MOON: This week hasn’t been super exciting with scheduled workouts. Buuuut, there are some stories. JENN: Ooh, I love stories! MOON: So, there was a water tubing trip on Sunday. Long story short, we had a problem with the cars. You’re supposed to have one car at the starting point and one at the end (so you can drive yourselves back to the other car later). Well, the girls were waiting for the boys to return and we got a text that the rangers weren’t allowing anymore parking, so they had to walk to us. It was...

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Jeopardy

In Which We Answer the Questions You Never Asked

Since we’re new around these here internet parts, we thought it would be good to tell you more about us. Yes, we mean you, specifically. In the interest of full disclosure, we should note that we ganked this survey from Katherine over at Food Fitness Fantasy. Maybe she won’t notice it’s gone? JENN: Ready for some survey madness? MOON: Yesssss. JENN: Okay, first question! Year you ran your first mile without walking: Um… did we run a full mile in elementary school? Was the Turkey Trot more than a mile? [We went to elementary school together. And middle. And...

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