Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Fairest Week In Review: 1/19

I love being a runner. Sometimes I even love running. I love feeling that I'm keeping my body in good shape. I love races. I love feeling accomplished.

But I gotta say, that week after a marathon where I don't have to run at all is pretty awesome. So much time! So much sleep!

Segue into this, oh, ever so impressive workout log from last week:

Sunday | The WDW Marathon, plus my phone thinks I walked another 12ish miles around WDW/to-from start/etc.
Soooo happy.

Monday | walked around WDW; according to my phone, 11.7 miles

Tuesday | 60 minute ballet class
Actually the class was a bit longer than that but I didn't do any of the jumping. Peroneal tendons still sore and all.

Wednesday | walked 3.03 miles outside in 50 minutes

Thursday | walked 2.01 miles outside in 35 minutes; 60 minute ballet class
Ditto on that no-jumping thing. Long live Injury-Free Winter!

Friday | rest

Saturday | rest

And then we go right back into running again this week. It was nice while it lasted.

I am also happy to report that as of last week, Pat is officially coming with me to WDW in April for the Dark Side Half! Yay!!! More on this later, of course (plus more resort reservation shenanigans), but I wanted to share my excitement because YAY!!!


Anyway. Roundup:

- The Runner's Guide to WDW has advice for runDisney spectators.
- Disney In Your Day ran the WDW Marathon too!
- WDW for Grownups lists the WDW restaurants you MUST hit in 2017.
- easyWDW continues the yeoman's work of reviewing ALL festival food items.
- EPBOT points out that said festival is way into Figment. Now I'm extra bummed I'm missing it!
- The Disney Tourist Blog is deeply suspicious of Disneyland's new FastPass offering. ME TOO.
- The Main Street Gazette wants WDW's night parade back. ME TOO.
- An Open Suitcase takes a peek inside the elusive Cinderella Castle Suite.

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!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: The 2017 WDW Marathon

It's trip report time again! I love trip reports! I'm recapping my January 2017 trip to WDW for the marathon. You can see all the posts in this report here. Onward!

FLORIDA, YOU HAD ONE JOB.

I hear tell of a mythical WDW Marathon some years ago where it was so cold the course was marked by snow and sleet. This is the only possible way the weather for this year's marathon could've been weirder.

The forecast called for a temperature just under 40 degrees at the start of the race; I had known that coming in. What caught me - and many others - by surprise was the addition of wind gusts and an accompanying chill that brought the real-feel down to about 30. The high for the day was about 55, but we wouldn't expect to see that until well after I finished.

I woke up just before 3am the morning of the race with an unusual task for runDisney races: begin piling on the layers. First my KT Tape, then long running tights. Four layers on top: long sleeve tech tee (the one from the race; I hadn't expected to need one), then a running tank, then my big Target running hoodie with the hood you can pull up over your nose, and then my throwaway fleece. I rather wondered if I'd be able to throw it away.

Once ready, I stepped out the door and... I was okay. Not great, mind you, but okay. But when I boarded a bus I walked all the way to the back, because who's in a hurry to get off the bus?

The starting area was similarly tolerable but not pleasant. There was a merch tent open, and having been driven out of the expo by crowds the day before, I decided to check it out with the additional bonus of warming up a little. Well, I was not the only person to think of that - in fact, the vast majority of people didn't seem too interested in the products, only the extra protection the tent provided.

It was difficult to navigate, and when I found myself wedged between people in an effort to see a jacket, I figured, why fight it? Which is how I came to spend about ten minutes in the tent, just hanging out. Eventually, though, my guilt over taking up space got to me, plus I of course had stuff to do, corrals to make, and I shouldered my way back into the cold.

One porta potty stop later (pro tip: do NOT wait to apply your skin lubricant in the porta potty when it's cold) and I began the long walk to my corral. A lone advantage of the chill was that, despite it being only half an hour before race start, a comparative few had made it to the corrals yet. I was able to walk up toward the front without difficulty.

And as I stood there, hopping from one foot to the other, my gigantic hood drawn up over my mouth and nose like an Eskimo, a startling thought occurred to me: was I not going to enjoy this race? This, my favorite race? Was it simply too cold for me to enjoy happiness?

Hello and welcome to the WDW Marathon.
I am your host, Nanook of the North.

Only one way to find out. The race started, the corrals moved forward, and when it was my turn I ran.

The first bit of good news started with my lungs. They have a habit of seizing up at even the suggestion of cold; see the Tinker Bell Half 2014 for proof. Despite the frigid conditions... nothing! My breathing wasn't labored at all! Score.

And I found, too, that as I moved I was, in fact, and all fears to the contrary, warming up. I was even able to push down my hood and affix my Minnie ears properly.

After a quick stop for a couple photos, I blasted through the Magic Kingdom parking lot entrance, sliding to a stop in favor of a not-too-long line for Jack Skellington and Sally. This ultimately turned out to be probably my longest stop, as Jack and Sally took a brief break to warm up while I was in line, but it was well worth it. Jack greeted me with a hearty "You can run as fast as you can but you can't outrun dysentery!" and sent me off with an encouraging "Let your fear fuel you!" Neither of which are from the movie, so I guess he's just dispensing advice now?




I had unzipped my throwaway fleece so that my bib would be visible for the photo and found it none too bad. I decided to chuck it at this time and surprisingly never regretted it. (But that's all I ever shed - once in awhile I would be warm and think, should I toss a layer? And then the wind would kick up like, NOPE.)

Before I knew it I was running down Main Street, into Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, and around in Frontierland (at which point a lady asked me "What park is this?" which I found interesting...). I passed the Country Bears but the line was long-ish and I'd gotten them last year, so pass. Then it was through Liberty Square, where I only saw JJ but I understand Sam Eagle was out too? Sorry I missed that one.




Only Elsa was hanging out on the castle - I wonder why there's no photo op with them? Not that I was too concerned - I was more into my photo op with the castle itself.

As we exited the Magic Kingdom I caught a photo with a steam train for my dad, who's into trains, then stopped again for the Maleficent dragon float because the line wasn't too long. Sadly the CMs did not fully capture my pose; it was so ballet-y a stiltwalker awarded me a "YES GIRL!" right behind my ear, which kept me smiling for at least two more miles.



Then it was around the monorail resort area and into a stretch of... roads. Which were mostly boring. I did catch photos at the Attraction Graveyard and with Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope Vanelloppe Vannelloppe Sarah Silverman Baby Talk CGI Girl.




A few miles later and we were approaching the Animal Kingdom; obligatory Festival of the Lion King photo ensued, but there weren't as any animals out as usual. I've seen a couple freak out on occasion; maybe that's it?



One of my great strengths as a distance runner is the ability to disconnect my brain from my feet. If I can find the right daydream I can run minutes or even miles at a time without noticing. This only presents a problem at times when it comes to photos in races. I'll think, ooh, I should take a picture of that! But my feet are like, sorry, we already passed it.

I mention this phenomenon because I felt it most keenly here: as we approached the Thirsty River Bar just before Everest, I saw a CM holding up a handwritten sign reading THE BAR IS OPEN! And at 8:32am (I looked), 13.1 miles into a marathon which, to be clear, is only halfway done, people were stopping off to buy a beer. I did not buy one myself but I love that others did and am still kicking myself for not doubling back for a quick picture. Oh well. Next time.

All of which is to say that I came upon Expedition Everest at 8:32am. Good news: ahead of last year's time! Bad news: no way was I gonna wait up to 28 minutes to ride. I kept running.

With the exception of the long line of cheering spectators, exiting DAK is one of my least favorite parts of this course - because I know that it will be miles before I reach my next "park," and when I do it will be the ESPN Zone Wide World of Sports. Cue Haunted Mansion gravediggers.


Although I must say WWoS was not as much of a marathon purgatory as I felt it was last year. Maybe because we hit it around mile 20 instead of 17 and therefore the wall was behind me?




Whatever the reason, I breezed through the area and exited feeling strong. I knew all (all! Ha) I had to do was make it up the Green Army Man hill and then I was on the road to the Studios. Oswald says 'sup.


Mind you, the Studios were a total drive-by this year; given the construction we basically entered, ran down the main drag, and exited the park. Which is a little sad because I found the spectator support to be excellent there last year, but no matter because we were about to hit the most spectative area of all... the Boardwalk!

The Boardwalk is invariably filled with tons of tons of enthusiastic crowds, at least one of whom usually provides me with Swedish Fish (thanks, random dude!). It's the perfect segue into the final leg as you enter the World Showcase.

Note: I entered the World Showcase at 10:30am, approximately 30 minutes ahead of last year give or take corral difference and what have you. This is great. BUT. The WS characters are mostly not out until WS opens at 11am, so, lame. I did see Aladdin but that's it.

Of course by then it was almost over - and I felt great. In fact I was able to pick up the pace a little as I charged for the finish line.

Here's the real kicker. My official time was 5:08.22. My GPS watch numbers got a little bungled - a couple times I stopped the clock for a photo line and forgot to start it up again for a minute; a couple times I forgot to stop the clock in the photo line and all that time got recorded. It shook out at 4:58. I stopped for the bathroom twice and at least 12 photos... if I hadn't my time may have been as low as, oh, 4:55 or so?

FIVE MINUTES FASTER THAN MY MARATHON PR.

In the immortal words of Charlie Brown: AUGH.

I'll be doing a post breaking down my last MCM vs. this race later on, as I believe many factors and decisions affected the outcome. But man, I wish those performances had been swapped.

Oh well! I still had a great time - even the temperature couldn't get me down. The WDW Marathon is my favorite of every race I've ever run and I hope I can do it again next year!

But it better be warmer.

Next up: more WDW antics!

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!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 1/07

It's trip report time again! I love trip reports! I'm recapping my January 2017 trip to WDW for the marathon. Onward!

My morning began with my dad waking me up five minutes before my alarm was even set to go off, but I can't really complain seeing as how he was giving me a ride to the airport. (Always encourage your parents to live near the airport.)

Airport portion of the story was surprisingly uneventful, given the weather patterns circling around at the time. We boarded a little late as we were waiting on the requisite number of flight attendants, but that's all. There was definitely some turbulence during the flight, but we had a very calm and reassuring captain, and only landed about 20 minutes late. All and all not bad considering the snow predicted up north and the storms down south!

It occurred to me, like, the DAY before I left that I never received formal Magical Express tickets in the mail - possibly because I had declined an additional Magic Band? Anyway, I figured it was fine since they only scan your band anyway, and I was right. The DME bus was unusually crowded, but as that meant we got going a little quicker I had no problem with it.

Pop was the second stop, and as my room was predictably not ready - it was a little before 10am when I got there- I went straight to the handicap bathroom, complete with sink and mirror, to freshen up (this is one of my favorite hacks, but always do a quick scan for people in the area who may need it before taking this stall and be mindful of your time).

In an unexpected turn of events, I got a text that my room was ready just as I was finishing up. I figured it would be faster to drop off my stuff in my room than brave the potential line for bag check, so I headed over to my "pool view" (BARELY; luckily I don't care but they were really stretching it) room to dump my bag. I always request the '60s since those rooms are closest to the main hall, but this room was a good location too, just off the path.

Plot point for later: the TV was on when I arrived. I turned it off before leaving.

I headed out, noting all the half marathon runners getting their miles in around Hourglass Lake, official race cancellation or no. Good for you guys!

Less good for all of us: the expo bus line. Disney was requiring half marathoners to come back to the expo if they wanted to transfer to the marathon or needed their alternate item (tickets, gift cards) immediately. That made for a crazy bus line and an even crazier expo.


Picking up my bib wasn't a problem since I was already signed up for just the marathon, but the vendor area was nuts. I eased into the official race merchandise area and looked at a couple things, but it was just too crowded; trying to get your hands on anything involved a lot of waiting and darting. It took about five minutes for me to get tired of that, and I headed out empty handed.

My plan was to head to the Animal Kingdom via Uber, which I deemed to be the fastest method. BUT: snag. The traffic to get into the ESPN Wide World of Sports was seriously prohibitive. I deemed it very likely that, unless an Uber driver was already on site, it would be faster just to go via Disney bus. I brought the app and the closest car was 16 minutes away; who knows if that estimate involved parking traffic.

Instead I picked up a bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge, hoping there'd be a DAK bus waiting for me, and: tada! There was!

I was making good time, except I realized that I had misremembered my safari FastPass time and had overshot anyway. I changed it an available slot in late afternoon, but as the My Disney Experience app was showing a 10 minute wait time anyway, I decided to make it my first stop.

Unfortunately by the time I got through security and the tapstyles (annual passholder lines FTW!) the time had shot up to 20 minutes, which isn't too terrible but that kind of increase that quick often bodes ill for actual wait time. I decided to skip it for now in favor of my Dinosaur FP.

I am proud to say that I no longer need to shut my eyes, squint, or look away from the carnotaurus at ALL during this ride, even when placed in an outside seat. (It's hard to be brave when you're such a small animal. - Piglet) I know this is not the popular opinion but I personally prefer Dinosaur to its Disneyland counterpart, Indiana Jones. Improvements from the refurb I noticed: it's darker, right? More lightning? There wasn't fog before, was there? What am I missing?

There was a father/son duo in the row next to me. DAD: Did you like it? SON: No. I always said this ride seems rather intense for little kids...


Next I headed over to Everest ahead of FP schedule hoping to score a speedy single rider experience, and I was rewarded with a basically nonexistent single rider line. I enjoyed a jaunt on what is possibly my very favorite ride on property (DAT BACKWARDS BIT DOE).


I pulled up the MDE app to consider my next move and saw that the safari was back down to a ten minute wait, so I scuttled on over. Indeed, at this point there was pretty much no line at all, which was great. The sad bit was that I wound up on the right side of the car, and I really think the right side gets the shaft; all the best views tend to show up on the left. The driver was also lackluster, speaking with a rote style that suggested he was reading directly off the script, but I'll take that over WAY! TOO! PERKY! any day.

It was still a fun go-round, with lots of animals active in the comparative cool of a rainy day. Question: as parents, how do you handle wildebeests mating in front of you in a theme park?




I knew I needed to eat something soon, what with running a marathon in the morning, and all, but I wasn't at all sure what I wanted. I perused the Yak & Yeti menu but nothing quite caught me. I wound up in Pizzafari because the seating area is inside and I was cold (yes, cold in FL - just wait until we get to the race recap, kids). I got a Mediterranean flatbread that actually wasn't that bad, all things considered. Unremarkable but one helluva step up from the pizzas they used to crank out.


Post-lunch, I sat at my table a moment and took stock. I wasn't enjoying myself like I usually do, especially in my favorite park. Was WDW starting to lose its luster for me? PSH. Nonsense. The problem was the temperature: I was cold. I HATE being cold.

Very well; I would step back, reassess, and make adjustments. First up: I swapped out my afternoon safari FP for a Nemo FP, which is lengthily indoors. Then I decided, despite the lack of FPs, to take in my FAVORITE show, Festival of the Lion King.

But first I used my Everest FP, because some things are sacred and not to be touched by such paltry things as the chill.


Back to FotLK. I'm very particular about my positioning during this show - the lion section for preference, the end of the row definitely. For the most part show FPs are, as far as I can tell, largely useless, but they do give you a slight edge if you have a particular spot in mind. Despite my lack, I lucked into a GREAT seat, in the giraffe section but almost right on the stage floor with no obstructions. Thanks, random family, for not sliding quite all the way down and leaving an opening for me!






I had some time to kill before Nemo, so I wandered over to Dinoland and accepted a 20 minute standby wait time for Primeval Whirl because what the hell. It's a cute, fun little ride.

From there it was a short walk to the Theater in the Wild, and the small FP advantage won me my favorite seat there - not that I really think anyone else would want it! I like to sit waaay over to the far right, front row, back section. The bench there is really short and one or two or three smallish people can have the whole thing to themselves and then scoot right out the door at the end of the show ahead of the crowd.

While it does make for a sliiightly obstructed view during some scenes, it also affords you some backstage views. When performers are coming to come onto the promenade section, the curtain next to you is pulled back and you can sometimes catch a glimpse ahead of time.


By the time the show ended sunset was upon us. One of my goals for the trip was to ride Everest in the dark, and as it's basically next to the theater I headed there next - only to find it down. Blast.

Somewhere in there I grabbed a cup of tea from Starbucks - a fools game, I know, but I was still leading a crusade against cold.

I consulted MDE and saw that Dinosaur had a 10 minute wait, so I headed over. Unfortunately so did everyone else on earth, as far as I can gather, as the actual wait quickly proved to be much longer. A second consult of MDE about 20 minutes later showed Everest was back up, so I bailed...

Only to find that the single rider line was closed, and the FP line was a million years long since people from multiple time slots were there to make up their FPs. Nevertheless, I was bound and determined to make that nighttime Everest ride happen, so I hopped in line.

Verdict: totally worth it, just as I remembered. The darkness intensifies the entire experience, especially the final tunnel with the yeti.


The park was closed by this point; as I headed out I saw the new Tree of Life projection show was playing, but I was already about an hour behind schedule for race prep so I head to keep walking. Next time! Lucky for me a bus for Pop was waiting for me, plus other runners were on it so I felt better. If they weren't panicking, I didn't need to either.

I grabbed a pasta kids meal and a Powerade from the food court and headed back to my room, where, once again, the TV was broken. Maintenance came by and fixed it - possibly even the same woman as last time - but it seems weird that the issue would recur. Oh well. No big deal, but there's something so nice about watching TV in a hotel room, y'know?

I found a Say Yes to the Dress marathon on TLC, which I am powerless to resist because I am a card-carrying girly-girl sometimes. I watched that while eating and prepping for my race. I set eighteen thousand alarms plus a wake up call, had my traditional pre-race mini panic attack about waking up in time, and then went to sleep.


Next up: the WDW Marathon!

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!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy Friday: Cri-Kee, Make A Note Of This

Have a song stuck in your head? No? THINK FAST.


I think we can all agree this is the greatest song Disney has ever written. The end.

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!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

In Which Westworld Is Not Walt Disney World... Mostly

You're familiar with "Westworld," right? The new HBO show more so that the movie, featuring a future theme park characterized by audio-animatronics that are indistinguishable from real humans, leaping handily over the uncanny valley until you shoot them in the head and they actually die. The bullets won't kill real people.

Which leads me to one thing that drives me nuts about the show. Here is a world built beautifully to true life, except of course that it is far more interesting and exciting than real life. It portrays the past as a living movie, full of characters with narratives - in which you can participate! The ultimate video game! Follow and interact with any character, cultivate adventure and romance. Be whoever you like. Do whatever you like.

And apparently 93% of the customers, presented with the infinite possibility of stories upon stories, would like to SHOOT PEOPLE IN THE FACE.

Honestly. I mean, I'm not against violence when it is either essential to the plot or [loosely tied to the plot but] gratuitously ridiculous - think the lobby shootout in The Matrix - but these trigger-happy whack jobs are completely missing the point of the park. Guest characters shoot people for fun, often at random, regardless of plot or what other interactions are going on around them. This is not what Delos is for. Delos is for trying on another life. It is for story play. I want to shout in anger: STOP KILLING HOSTS AT RANDOM! YOU'RE RUINING THE NARRATIVE! IF YOU WANT TO KILL PEOPLE DO IT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A STORY, DAMMIT!

I don't know. Maybe I'm the one missing the point. I'm only partially through the series, and I'm sure what the show is trying to convey is something like, I don't know, beware of relying too much on AI or be careful of revealing your true self or  or stop fantasizing so much or something. But my primary takeaway has been this: I wanna go play inside a big story world full of characters and connecting plot threads! I'd do a much better job taking advantage of Westworld's offerings than these... these... these Grand Theft Auto enthusiasts.

Anyway. Believe it or not, this is actually not the main thrust of my post. I was moved to write because I have found a parallel to Walt Disney World.

I'm talking shooting up audio-animatronics.

No! No. I am not talking that. Clearly. WDW is not Delos by a long shot. But there is a moment in the second episode of "Westworld" where Anthony Hopkins' character explains to a Westworld story writer why his plot is being rejected. In it, I begin to find a kernel of why us WDW enthusiasts love it so:




"They come back because of the subtleties. The details. They come back because they discover something they imagine no one ever noticed before."

We love WDW for reasons that are personal. But sometimes they aren't always explicable. Certainly it would be hard if not impossible to fully encapsulate that love in words. But I think there's the beginnings of it in that.

One question, though: why would you ever want to one-up Hieronymus Bosch?

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!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Fairest Week In Review: 1/11

If I were asked to pick a single word to describe the WDW Marathon, I would go with this: AGAIN! AGAIN! AGAIN!

All of which is to say that I had a great weekend, weather notwithstanding, and can't wait to get started on my trip report and race recap!

Before we get there, some housekeeping in the form of last week's workouts:

Sunday | rest

Monday | ran 7.15 miles on the treadmill in 1:15

Tuesday | 70 minute ballet class

Wednesday | ran 5.26 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes; walked 3.22 miles outside in 55 minutes
Normally I prefer to walk on non-running days but this was the only semi-decent weather we got and I chose to take advantage of it.

Thursday | rest
I was going to go to ballet but snow was predicted around the time I would be getting out and I didn't want to risk another 7-hour beltway trip. Figured a rest day before a marathon wasn't such a terrible call.

Friday | ran 4.21 miles on the treadmill in 50 minutes

Saturday | according to my phone I walked 9.6 miles
WDW! Flew down for the marathon this day. I was staying at Pop and saw lots of runners getting their half in, cancellation or no. Of course, said cancellation meant the expo was AWFUL, even by runDisney standards. Getting my bib wasn't too bad since I was only signed up for the marathon anyway, but the vendor area was a mad scene. I took two steps into the official race merch area, said the hell with it, and walked out.

As far as I can tell, Disney handled the cancellation of the half very well, with the sole exception of requiring people to come back to the expo to pick up their reimbursements. I understand you could have them sent to you too if applicable, but with 1500 extra people vying for marathon bibs combined with people who wanted their free tickets or gift card ASAP, it made for a very tight squeeze - and some terrible traffic.

Not that anyone saw this coming; I'm sure all decisions about recompense, distribution, etc., were made in haste. Hopefully next time (although knock on wood there never is a next time!) there will be a backup plan already in place including alternative pickup areas and options.

Let me add, too, that I am extremely inspired by all you half marathoners, Goofys, and Dopeys who went out and ran those miles on your own. The runDisney community is full of positive, determined people and as a group you handled a sad situation beautifully.



Like I said, stay tuned for my recaps. In the meantime, roundup! (Short one this week since I've been away; let me know if there are any posts out there you think would be of particular interest!)

- Elbowglitter runs in the cold. Gee, I wonder what that's like...
- Fairytales & Fitness spins a list of race cancellations.
- I Run for Wine talks about the makeshift "Lightning McQueen Half."
- A Pinch of Pixie Dust has a princess lunch at Akershus.
- Parkeology is clearly about as enthused about the new Avatar area as I am.
- At Disney Again features Frontera Cocina at Disney Springs.

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!

Friday, January 6, 2017

In Which Jenn Makes Her Bucket List For This WDW Trip

I have said this many a time. And it never, never, never gets old.

I'M GOING TO WALT DISNEY WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going tomorrow! Three days! One marathon! An ocean of joy and ice cream!

Ice cream? Ice cream:

TRIP CHECKLIST

  • Get some ice cream at either Seashore Sweets or in the form of a brioche ice cream sandwich from France
  • Ride Frozen Ever After and Soarin' Around the World again
  • Experience DAK at night and Rivers of Light
  • Ride Dinosaur and see if I can pick out the refurb improvements
  • Get my hair cut at the Harmony Barbershop? I hear they have pros in there
  • Watch the movie in Epcot's France - I'm jonesing for a little Saint-Saens organ action
  • See the Hall of Presidents one more time before it gets... weird
  • Behind the Seeds tour? Maybe really this time? I mean, maybe

IT'S ON.

Don't forget to follow my Twitter account; I'll be live-tweeting my adventures. And if you see me at the marathon or in the parks, don't be afraid to say hi!


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!