Sick

The Fairest Week In Review: Sicky McSickerson Edition

This week I embarked on an experiment. I decided to see how much running I could do while mildly to moderately sick. To make things more interesting, I even threw a race day in there. Walk with me: Sunday | 10.05 miles outside in 1:45 I had quite suddenly developed a sore throat Saturday afternoon which did not dissipate after a night’s sleep. Nevertheless I knocked out a 10 mile run because on Sundays I do a long run, dammit. It went well, all things considering. Monday | walked 2.04 miles outside; 60 minute ballet class My sore throat was...

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Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/08

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present: tapering. (T-minus three days to my next marathon!) Sunday | ran 7.38 miles on the treadmill in 1:15 Monday | ran 4.31 miles on the treadmill in 50 minutes Annnnnd starting to get Pat’s cold. Awesome. Tuesday | walked 2.35 miles outside in 40 minutes Skipped ballet as my cold was reaching a crescendo. Wednesday | run 6.35 miles on the treadmill in 1:10 I firmly believe that you can exercise your way out of sickness. I mean, to a degree. Depending. So I got up and did my run, albeit gently....

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Mulan hair cut

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/01

Heeeeeeey guys. I have a medium cold and am typing this through a thick fog of Sudafed, so… welcome to Disjointed Town! We begin your scattered tour with a recap of last week’s workouts. Sunday | rest Monday | ran 10.11 miles outside in 1:50 Taking advantage of the mild weather, but with the high pollen count my lungs did not love this. Tuesday | walked 2.23 miles outside in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Wednesday | ran 10.38 miles on the treadmill in 1:45 I am unusually proud of this one because I made goal pace when...

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Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 8/16

I was at a conference last Sunday afternoon through Thursday morning, so my schedule was a bit discombobulated – no lunchtime walks and in some cases unfamiliar running territory. I did do a fair amount of power-walking around the conference center, though, which added to my daily count step even if it’s not GPS official. Here’s how all the official stuff went down: Sunday | ran 14.22 miles on the treadmill in 2:25 Woke up to the exciting realization that I was getting Pat’s cold, but I had 14 miles on the schedule and BY GOD I WAS RUNNING...

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Sick

In Which Jenn Is Sick As A Dog, Probably

Oh my God, guys. What a mess. No, no. That’s needlessly melodramatic. Everything’s fine. I’m fine. I’m just a) sick as a dog assuming a dog is just sick enough to be miserable but not sick enough to get out of anything and b) stressed because c) I’m in the final throes of moving and ACK GOTTA GET ALL MY STUFF OUT GOTTA CLEAN FOR INSPECTION HELP HELP HELP. So. Yeah. Hence “Giveaway Week” turning into “Giveaway Day.” But never fear! I still have that other giveaway in the chute and will chuck it at your faces next week....

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Uncertain weather

The Fairest Week In Review: 6/16

JENN: How was running last week? Getting anything in? MOON: Ha, absolutely not! Did you? JENN: Ha, absolutely not much! As I mentioned last week, I was WAAAAAY sick Tuesday. I took a walk anyway but I really shouldn’t have. I was less sick on Wednesday but still not in great shape; I took another walk. Thursday I tried to run and did but only 3.5 miles and sloooooowly. So Friday I walked again. In conclusion: blerg. MOON: I’m sure you were probably dehydrated. JENN: Oh, yeah, definitely. MOON: Sickness and so many things to dooooo. JENN: And summer always seems so promising! The good news is, I...

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Sick kitty

In Which Jenn Is Sick & Also An Idiot

PSA: When you are sick, you may think to yourself, “I planned to run today, but I don’t think I can.” This is correct. If you don’t think you can run, you shouldn’t; training schedule or no training schedule, you could just make yourself sicker. Don’t run. Good. Okay, now that we have that established: COROLLARY REMARK. Do NOT follow this thought up with “But I can go for a walk!” when you feel nauseated and weak. Okay? Just… don’t do it. I know you use calorie burn as a kind of disordered eating crutch and that’s much better...

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Psych Gus

The Fairest Week In Review: 6/11

JENN: How was your training last week? MOON: Again, terrible. I’ve had so much work to do lately, it’s kind of crazy. JENN: Well, that’s probably keeping your heart rate up, at least! MOON: Nothing like stress to keep you going. XD Also, being sick always makes long weeks even longer. How was your training? JENN: Last week was fine. Two long runs and a short speed run. I’d intended to do the same this week but so far I haven’t run a step; I’m sick too. But hey, at least it’s happening when we don’t have any big runs coming up! MOON: Haha, however, from...

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Cherry Blossom 10 Miler

In Which Moon Recaps The Cherry Blossom Ten Miler

Let me preface with: for the past three years I’ve been going to the Cherry Blossom Festival in hopes of seeing some BOSS cherry blossoms. Because we’ve had long and stupid winters, however, I’ve been coming out of the experience seeing bare trees. A week before the race I hear news that the cherry blossoms should be in their peak blossoming stage (is that a thing?), so I was pretty pumped! And then: The sore throat. I think I posted about it in the weekly review. At first, I thought it was a cold. Two days pass by and...

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Sick

The Fairest Week In Review: 2/24

MOON: So, what I thought was a cold turned out to be a respiratory infection and something else that Christian said (and you never want med students describing your illness with terms you’ve never heard before). :/ I did…. no running since the last time we spoke. XD JENN: Awww. That’s icky. 🙁 I ran 30 miles but there was nothing remarkable about them. I don’t think I’ll make that again this week but I want to try to get close. Feeling better, at least? MOON: I feel so much better than I did over the weekend, but I’m still pretty...

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