Running

In Which Jenn’s Dad Offers A Running Insight

My parents don’t have a ton of opinions on my running career. They think the exercise is good, of course, but they’re not into it or anything. They’ve never come out to spectate or what have you. Likewise, they’ve never discouraged me from running either. Their thought process regarding my running is pretty John Oliverian, all told. But occasionally they’ll offer an insight, and here’s a good one from my dad. After the Wrightsville Beach Marathon, my parents and I met up with my honorary aunt and uncle for dinner downtown. “So are you going to go home tomorrow and...

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Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness

In Which Jenn Recaps The Wrightsville Beach Marathon

The quote myself on Twitter:    As a non-Disney race, the Wrightsville Beach Marathon was never gonna be the joyous march to glory that characterizes the WDW Marathon. And it wasn’t. But it went well enough. Now that I’ve sufficiently built your excitement, let’s pe in. I hopped out of bed at 5am (which to runDisney enthusiasts is definitely sleeping in), down an Uncrustable, slapped on some tape, and was out the door half an hour later. My dad graciously drove me to the start line, and I was able to eat another snack and hit up a porta potty with plenty of...

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Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness

In Which Jenn Is About To Tackle Marathon #13

Okaaaay! So. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this. I have a marathon coming up on Saturday. Wrightsville Beach Marathon go-round number 2. But it’s not just any marathon. It’s my ceremonial marathon #13. And 13, as you may not know, is one of my lucky numbers!* Unrelated. So will this be my lucky marathon? Well I’ll tell ya… I don’t know. Pro: It’s supposed to be a runner-friendly mid-to-upper-50s for most of the race. Con: But it’s also supposed to rain the night before, so some parts of the course could be wet/muddy. Pro: My IT band has been behaving itself of late! (Knock...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 5/02

Good morning campers! I come bearing good news: I’ve secured another discount code! Remember when I ran the Wrightsville Beach Marathon and got a PR and everything was awesome? Well, you can run it too in 2019! For, like, practically no money by road race standards – right now the race is $65, but you can get $10 off with promo code MARATHONMADNESS10. Of course, you’ll have to train for it and everything. Which brings me to the workout log. Sunday | Parkway Classic, 10.02 miles outside in 1:31 if you believe my GPS Despite a chest cold! Woo! Monday | walked...

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Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/22

It’s been quite an eventful week for running – I ran a marathon, then I signed up for more races – not only Wine & Dine (more on that later), but also the Marine Corps Marathon! How? The MCM race organizers unexpectedly provided a “rush” option Wednesday morning, releasing 11,000 guaranteed registrations, and I snagged one. Once again, I’m gonna run with the Marines! Workout log, prove I can do it: Sunday | ran 6.01 miles outside in 60 minutes I was hoping Moon could join me for a post-bachelorette 10K, but alas, she had to ship up to...

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Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness

In Which Jenn Recaps The Wrightsville Beach Marathon

And now for a tale of marathon triumph! Comparatively speaking! My traditional fitful pre-race night’s sleep led to me bouncing out of bed before my alarm (still got to sleep until very nearly 5am which for a runDisney enthusiast is a tremendous luxury). I quickly dressed and gathered my stuff, then bolted down some breakfast and headed out.  Race day weather promised to be beautiful, partly cloudy with a high in the upper 60s, although chilly to start. My dad dropped me off at the start about 45 minutes ahead of gun time, and I wrapped myself in my...

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Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness

In Which Jenn Goes After Marathon #10

This Saturday, I embark upon a historic milestone: my tenth marathon.  “OMG, how did you get there???” you ask? Well… Marine Corps Marathon, October 2014 WDW Marathon, January 2015 Marine Corps Marathon, October 2015 WDW Marathon, January 2016 Marine Corps Marathon, October 2016  WDW Marathon, January 2017  Rock ‘n Roll Marathon DC, March 2017 Baltimore Marathon, October 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon, January 2018 “Damn, you need to branch out more,” you say? Your wish is my command: I’m heading down to NC for the Wrightsville Beach Marathon. I hear the course is flat and fast, and my dad...

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