Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In Which Jenn Is A Seahorse

As outlined yesterday, I am CRAZY BUSY this week with rehearsals and performances of my ballet studio's spring show. You try dancing around en pointe while wearing a giant foam seahorse on your head.


Yup, I'm a seahorse.* The ballet is The Fisherman. It all makes sense in context, I swear!

My point here is that regular blog posting will resume next week. In the meantime, The Doctor will be your babysitter.



* I'm H2O intolerant.**

** I'M OBNOXIOUS.

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 atfairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/29

Just me again this week, folks. Moon has jetted off to Israel with her boyfriend and for some bizarre reason neglected to take me with her. But never fear - I have every intention of roping her into a solo post soon, lest you all go into Moon withdrawal.

That's all right, I have things to tell you anyway. For starters, ask me how many times I intend to run this week. Go ahead, ask me. I'll wait.

Ready? Okay. ZERO.

(source)

For the first time in what feels like forever, I will be taking a full week off from running. I've been toying with this idea for awhile now, ever since my runs started getting sucky again a couple weeks ago. It has been suggested by several people that sometimes you really need an extended break to recharge and get your mojo back. Makes sense to me. Problem is, a lot of my self-esteem and self-worth is tied up in running (Yeah, yeah, I know. Healthy).

What enabled me to finally take the leap this week is time, or rather, a true lack thereof. My ballet studio's spring show is this weekend, and by consequence, here's what my schedule looks like:
Sunday: Rehearsal at the studio, 12 - 5:30PM
Monday: Rehearsal at the studio, 5:30 - 8:30PM
Tuesday: Rehearsal at the studio, 5:30 - 8:30PM
Wednesday: Off
Thursday: Rehearsal at the theater, 5:30 - 9PM
Friday: Rehearsal at the theater, 5:30 - 9PM
Saturday: Dancer call 12:30PM, performances at 3 & 7PM
Sunday: Dancer call at 12PM, performance at 3PM
Yeah. That doesn't leave much room for running, unless I want to get up early/stay up late. Which I have done in the past. But I think perhaps, just this once, it's okay if I ask a little less of myself. I'll probably take a long walk on Wednesday, but that's it. With any luck by next Monday I'll be recharged and ready to rock!

The only issue? Like I said, running comprises a large chunk of what keeps me sane, primarily in the food area of my life. Psychology is complicated, but put simply, the equation is as follows: LONG RUN = I CAN EAT. Not running makes me feel extremely paranoid about my body, weight gain, etc.

So this week I am doing something that might be a bad idea - starting last Sunday through Friday afternoon I am calorie counting. Given my history of disordered eating, this may turn out to be a poor choice, but hey, I'm dialing back on the exercise obsession! One step at a time. I downloaded an app for keeping track of my intake and thus far I am finding there are pros and cons to the experience. I'll do a full recap of my week on Food Watch next week.

Had enough of my crazy? Don't blame ya! Go read these posts instead and rejoice:

- Run Eat Repeat highlights some common first time marathoner mistakes.
- We Run Disney discusses pacing another runner. (I owe everything to the Tinker Bell Half pacer.)
- Fit2Flex has a timely post about dumping food guilt.
- Fairytales and Fitness suggests some changes to runDisney races.
- Get motivated with Prairie Princess Runners.
- On the Go in MCO talkes about my man Sterling Holloway.
- Ironically enough, I can't help but feature this new Mickey Pants Kitchen Sink as described by The Disney Food Blog.
- The Disney Tourist Blog has ALL THE MAIN STREETS ALL OF THEM.

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 atfairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

Friday, April 25, 2014

In Which Jenn Makes A Disney To Eat List

Behold: proof that I am insane! BUT ORGANIZED.

Butterfinger cupcake from Starring Rolls.

It all started when it became official that I was going to be returning to Walt Disney World in November (for the Wine and Dine Half) AND January (for Dopey). Immediately my thoughts turned to one of the most important aspects of any WDW trip: the food. I started pondering what delicacies I wanted to make sure to sample... and then I thought, well, I don't want to forget. So I started formulating a list.

And then I thought, I know! I'll go back through the Disney Food Blog and Eating WDW archives and see what delicious items should go on the list. I mean, I don't want to miss anything, right? So I skimmed through the last two years' worth of posts. My criteria: things that interest me, that are unique, and/or that are iconic.

Tonga Toast and pineapple macadamia nut pancakes from Kona Cafe.

My list now stands at an even 100 foods. Of those foods, I have already tried a whopping 17.

I can knock out the rest in, oh, I don't know, what do you think? Ten more trips? Fifteen if I want to lower my risk of diabetes?

No Way Jose sundae from Beaches and Cream (and you can see the top of
Betty's Frozen Sunshine in the back there).


And this doesn't even count all the Flower & Garden Festival and Food & Wine Festival offerings (the latter will get its own post when menus emerge, never fear), plus whatever new and exciting dishes they'll be introducing in the future. Oh, and this doesn't take into account general restaurant interest, either - for example, I too would love to try Victoria & Albert's someday, but since the menus change all the time none of its offerings make the list. And don't even mention Disneyland!

I have work to do.

Nutella and fruit waffle from Sleepy Hollow.

NOW I NEED YOUR HELP. Like I said, I compiled this list by going back through two years of archives. Even during that short time I was running across defunct restaurants and menu items. For the most part I tried to weed these out using my own brainpan, but I'm sure I've missed some. And I have other questions too. Basically what I need to know is as follows:

  1. Do you see any items here that no longer exist? I need to remove them.
  2. Do you see any items here that, no matter how exciting the description may make them sound, actually kinda suck? I might want to consider removing them, or at least lowering their priority.
  3. Do you see any items here that you LOVE LOVE LOVE? I should probably try them first!
  4. Do you NOT see any items here that really ought to be? I should add them!
  5. What's on your Disney To Eat List?

And now, in no particular order except by location and without further adieu, I give you:

My Disney To Eat List


Check!Park/Resort AreaLocationItemNotes
xAKLBoma (Dinner)Zebra domesI was actually not bowled over by these... is that wrong?
xArt of AnimationLandscape of FlavorsBuild your own smoothie
xBeach ClubBeaches and CreamNo Way JoseA sharer. Glorious.
xDHSStarring RollsButterfinger cupcake
xDHSWriter's StopCarrot Cake CookieI would do this again in a heartbeat.
xDTDEarl of SandwichBrownie cremeStill only tried the vanilla. There are chocolate and PB flavors to ponder...
xDTDRaglan RoadBread and butter pudding
xEpcotKringla Bakeri og CafeSchool bread
xEpcotLa Cava Del TequilaAvocado margaritaPreferred the cucumber margarita, myself. LOVE the chili salt rim on either.
xMKAloha IsleDole Whip float
xMKColumbia Harbour HouseLighthouse sandwichLove!
xMKCrystal PalaceBreakfast lasagnaWoah. Crazy sweet.
xMKSleepy HollowWaffle sandwichesBreakfast, ham, Nutella versions down - only spicy chicken to go.
xMKThe ConfectioneryPumpkin fudge
xMultipleMultipleHomemade ice cream sandwich
xPolynesian'OhanaBread pudding
xPolynesianKona CafeTonga ToastBut I liked the macadamia nut pancakes better...
AKLBoma (Breakfast)Pecan caramel bread pudding
AKLThe MaraPeanut butter brownie
Art of AnimationLandscape of FlavorsMake your own pasta
Art of AnimationLandscape of FlavorsPumpkin pecan tart
Beach ClubBeach Club MarketplaceOreo bon bons
Beach ClubBeaches and CreamChocolate cakeIt has SO MUCH FROSTING.
Beach ClubBeaches and CreamKitchen SinkNot without multiple assistants. But sort of a WDW rite of passage, no?
Beach ClubBeaches and CreamGrilled banana bread
BoardwalkBoardwalk BakeryOreo Bon Bon cupcake
BoardwalkBoardwalk BakeryPeanut butter cupcake
BoardwalkBoardwalk BakeryChocolate peanut butter cake
BoardwalkBoardwalk BakeryPB, banana & bacon pie
BoardwalkBoardwalk BakerySalted caramel ganache tart
BoardwalkBoardwalk BakeryCheesecake brownie
BoardwalkESPN ZonePB&J burgerI just want to try it. Definitely something I'd share with others who were intrigued.
ContemporaryCalifornia GrillTuna Four Ways
ContemporaryChef Mickey's (Dinner)Caramel bread pudding
ContemporaryThe WaveSweet potato pancakes
Coronado SpringsPepper MarketCreme brulee French toast
DAKAnandapur Local Food CafesBanana pudding
DAKDawa BarSugar cane mojito
DAKKusafiri Coffe Shop & BakeryPaw print brownie
DAKKusafiri Coffe Shop & BakeryAfrican spice cake
DAKKusafiri Coffe Shop & BakeryYule logSeasonal
DAKMr. Kamal'sFalafel sandwich
DAKTamu TamuVegetable curry
DAKYak & YetiFried cream cheese wontons
DAKYak & YetiDim sumBilled as an appetizer for two but I bet it could be a meal for one!
DHS50's Prime Time CafePB&J milkshake
DHSSci-Fi Dine-InPicnic burgerSomeone's going to have to share it with me. Maybe two or three someones. That thing is insane.
DHSStarring RollsRed velvet cheesecake cupcake
DHSStarring RollsChocolate peanut butter cupcake
DHSStarring RollsMarble cupcake
DTDBongo's windowCuban sandwichI love Cuban sandwiches!
DTDEarl of SandwichHoliday turkey sandwich
DTDGhirardelliCookie bottom sundae
DTDGoofy's Candy KitchenMake your own treatPretzel rods with Reeses Pieces. No question.
EpcotCrepe kiosk in FranceNutella crepe
EpcotFrance ice cream shopBrioche ice cream sandwich
EpcotFrance ice cream shopIce cream martini
EpcotHoliday kiosk in GermanyHot salted caramelSeasonal
EpcotJapan pavilion (several places)Chocolate ginger cake
EpcotJoy of Tea standTipsy Ducks in Love
EpcotJuice bar in MoroccoIce creamsSo many interesting flavors!
EpcotKabuki CafeIce creamsGreen tea, caramel ginger, strawberry azuki flavors!
EpcotKaramell KucheChocolate-covered salted caramel
EpcotKaramell KucheCaramel apple cookie
EpcotKiosk in The American AdventurePumpkin spice funnel cakeI think this might be seasonal. I'm not even a huge funnel cake fan - I just LOVE pumpkin.
EpcotKringla Bakeri og CafeLefseIt's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my home town, out there on the edge of the prairie.
EpcotKringla Bakeri og CafeTroll horn
EpcotKringla Bakeri og CafeRice cream
EpcotKringla Bakeri og CafeVeiled maiden
EpcotLe CellierPretzel rollsI know. Of all the things they have, I want the bread basket. WHY IS THERE NO CANADIAN COUNTER SERVICE?
EpcotPretzel place in GermanySoft pretzel
EpcotRefreshment PortCronut (a la mode?)
EpcotRose & CrownEnglish BulldogAnother one I'll need someone to share with me. I have guilt thresholds to consider.
EpcotSommerfestNudel gratin
EpcotSommerfestCurry Wurst
EpcotSunshine SeasonsWhoopie pie
EpcotVia NapoliFritto misto
EpcotVia NapoliProsciutto e melon pizza
MKBe Our GuestTuna Nicoise salad
MKBe Our GuestThe Master's CupcakeI hear I should try the grey stuff.
MKCheshire CafeCake cupTHE CHESHIRE CUPCAKE ONE. Oh man. Priority one, I'm telling you.
MKGolden Oak OutpostCorn nuggets
MKLiberty Tree Tavern (Lunch)Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake
MKPlaza Ice Cream ParlorAll-American Sundae
MKSommerfestGrapefruit beer
MKStarbucksPeanut butter cupcake
MKStorybook TreatsCookie fudge sundae
MKSunshine Tree TerraceCitrus swirlI'm pretty into Dole Whip floats, but tons of people swear by these, so...
MK/BoardwalkPlaza/Beaches and CreamMickey's Sink Sundae
MultipleMultipleSweet cream cheese pretzel
MultipleMultipleBabycakes mini cupcake pack
MultipleMultipleMickey ganache tart
MultipleMultipleMarshmallow wandI hear the marshmallows are homemade?
PolynesianCaptain Cook'sPB&J cupcake
PolynesianCaptain Cook'sChocolate beer cupcake
PolynesianCaptain Cook'sTiki toffee
Pop CenturyEverything PopKing cupcake
Pop CenturyEverything PopCotton candy lemonade
Port OrleansSassagoula FloatworksBiegnets
Yacht ClubCaptain's GrilleDark chocolate waffles

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 atfairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

In Which Jenn Channels The Dread Pirate Roberts

On Tuesday evening I ran seventeen miles. That's not the part that will impress you. I mean, they weren't very fast miles or anything. No, the part that will impress (horrify?) you is that I ran them on the treadmill.

I know, I know - we've already discussed the treadmill ad nauseum. I love it, you hate it, and never the twain shall meet. But a couple months ago I offered some treadmill-spicing advice that was pretty well received. Maybe I can make it happen again.

Because I have thought of another way I consistently beat the potential boredom of the treadmill. It's nothing revolutionary; in fact, I didn't even invent it. The Dread Pirate Roberts did.

You've got to take your mind away.

(source)

I can't remember if the movie version of The Princess Bride mentions this - off the top of my head I want to say it doesn't - but in the book (GREAT BOOK GO READ IT) there is more detail involved in Westley's time in the Pit of Despair. He is not immediately strapped to the Machine, but tortured in other small ways, both physical and psychological. (Yes, in this conceit the treadmill is a torture device. Happy now?)

But Westley never feels any of these small tortures, because he, quote, takes his mind away. He is not merely thinking about other things. He is daydreaming SO HARD that he is transported to another place entirely.

And so, when my music isn't pulling its distraction weight, I take my mind away. I'm not merely thinking about other things - I immerse myself wholly in a daydream. I only dedicate enough of my sense to running to keep myself moving properly. (Seriously, don't worry; your body knows what it's doing and will take care of you.) The rest of me is completely elsewhere. A really good daydream can propel me through countless miles.

Anyway, that's another one of my treadmill-conquering tips. How about you? Do you take yourself away when you run? Where do you go?

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 atfairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/22

Just me for the week in review this time around - Moon and I were at a wedding for much of the weekend and then there was Easter and basically we just haven't had time to chat. Well. We had time to chat. But it was about other things.

Sample conversation topic: This vineyard makes great Malbec!

Here's a general wedding anecdote you might enjoy: several years ago I informed my dad, in a purely hypothetical manner, that if I ever married I would want to elope because I don't want people to stare at me for hours on end. Despite the fact that I was single and furthermore used the word "if" my dad went into an unexpected panic and jumped straight to a bribe: would I promise not to elope if he paid for a wedding at Walt Disney World?

I'm still saying "if" and I still think eloping would be the most painless way to wed, but it's nice to have that in my back pocket.

Anyway. Really quick: running. That's one of the main points of this blog, right? Running. I was in recovery mode from the HILLLLLLLS of the Marine Corps 17.75K, so I mostly went on long walks. But I did run once, and it was a solid sixteen miles, so that counts for something, right? It didn't even make me want to kill myself! (Except for the first two miles when I tried to run outside. The pollen count proved to be too high for my lungs. I will regroup and try again later.)

Okay, that's all for now. Go talk to these guys instead:

- Find the perfect running shoe with Fairytales and Fitness.
- Nail increasingly competitive runDisney registration with these tips from Margaritas, Miles, and the Mouse.
- Running Toward the Prize considers the psychology of DNF.
- If you're headed to the DC Nike Women's Half, Pink Elephant on Parade has some advice for you. (Step one: Give me your bib. ;)
- Wondering where you've seen that guy from the Soarin' preshow before? Theme Park Insider has the scoop on Disney park celebrity cameos.
- Disney With Me assembles a dream Disney vacation checklist.
- Inside the Magic introduces Anna and Elsa to Patrick Stewart. As it should be.

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 atfairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

Friday, April 18, 2014

In Which Jenn Recaps the Marine Corps 17.75K

HILLS.

End of recap.

No, no, I won't do that. BUT I COULD.

Anyway. The Marine Corps 17.75K took place in Woodbridge, VA, which is about 45 minutes south of me. The last shuttle from the parking lots to the race start was scheduled to leave at 6:25AM, so for safety I was up, dressed, and out the door before 5AM. Luckily I ran into no traffic AND managed not to get lost, and I was on a shuttle before 6AM. The guy sitting next to me was friendly and wanted to talk; I remained polite since he was just being nice but my internal monologue was like DUDE IT'S NOT EVEN 6AM WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU.

Upon arrival at the start line I did the first thing we all do - got in line for the port-a-potties. While there, I heard someone mention that there was a killer hill at mile five... great.

My bathroom break out of the way, I wandered about the area and warmed up until we were called to the start line for a color guard and the national anthem. That done, we were informed that the actual start line was a little ways down the road, so the whole group walked forward until we hit the first timing pad and we were off!

The course was pretty much exclusively within a fairly heavily forested park, partially on trails and partially on roads but all lined with trees and trees and trees. And FULL OF HILLS. The first mile or so was largely downhill, but after that we started hitting some inclines that were just steep enough to make me take a walk break much, MUCH earlier than usual. Oh, and that hill at the five mile mark I'd heard about? Take a gander.

And it keeps going around that bend. FOREVER.

Yeah. No.

And remember how I said that the first mile or so was largely downhill? Well, for the last couple miles we doubled back on the course and had to go up that hill.

Not all the illustrative signage in the world can help you now.
 Yeah. No.

But it wasn't all bad! Sure, I had to take approximately 27 more walk breaks than is usually the case thanks to the constant hill presence, but I maintained an okay time all the same and my morale stayed high (especially when I overheard fellow runners discussing Dopey intervals). Thanks to Nicole's generous gift of some KT Tape to try, my knee never bothered me much; I didn't even have to take the emergency pain meds I'd put in my shirt pocket. And while the pack did thin, I was always surrounded by people - I never felt abandoned like I kinda did during the Light House Half.

They also had moderately amusing boot-camp-themed signs posted about. Here are my favorites!

Only two people understand why I found this so funny:
Katherine and...

Elizabeth gets me.

Excuse me, but I believe the brunette doll is called... um, Courtney?
I was more of a Breyer horse/My Little Pony girl.

That last one is from the last quarter mile of the course. It was STILL an upward incline, but once I passed the sign I pushed a little and crossed the finish line at a decent pace. Mind you, my time was 2:14:20 for the 11.03 miles, which is only 19 seconds faster than my time during the Tinker Bell Half, but like I said - HILLS, people. Treadmill, I have loved you and I continue to love you, but I regret to say that I clearly need to do more outdoor training if I want to improve my times in the face of real terrain.

The very first thing I encountered in the finishers shoot past the med tent was a table adorned with slice after slice of pizza. While I applaud the thought, I think this was extremely cruel placement. I just ran 11 miles of hills; I don't want pizza yet! ASK ME AGAIN LATER. (Of course I wanted it later.) But I guess they didn't want it out in the post-race area where just anybody could come grab some.

Past the pizza, finishers walked through a tent collecting water, a box of snacks, a finisher's "coin" (they called it a coin but it's plastic), a protein drink called Enu, and a light cotton pseudo-jacket meant to serve the same purpose as the foil blankets runDisney hands out.

As I exited the chute, I heard a guy behind me mention that drinking the protein shake immediately was the key to recovery. Good enough for me! I plunked myself down on the curb next to many a fellow finisher and drank that sucker down. Verdict: not bad. Nutty, I think from soy protein. I wouldn't go out of my way to order it, but might buy it again if I happened to come by it on sale in a store.

The snack box was otherwise fairly boring - a tiny container of peanut butter, two graham cracker squares, sesame sticks, raisins, stuff like that. I ate one or two things in the name of not feeling sick later and then made my way back to the post-race tents.

Stop one: The #AccessGranted tent. As a finisher, I was entitled to a guaranteed entry to the Marine Corps Half Marathon. I exchanged a tag from my bib for a postcard with a website and entry code. Mission, as they say, accomplished.

Oh, but as a side note - I got completely distracted on the way by PONIES.


Well, actually, my horse breed knowledge suggests that these are technically Miniature Horses, not ponies; MH people get super touchy about how they AREN'T PONIES. I say if it's under 14.2 hands high then it's a pony per the rules, but whatever. ADORABLE either way. (And someone on Twitter told me that they're at ALL the Marine Corps races, so that's something to motivate me during the full. KEEP RUNNING THERE WILL BE PONIES)

Aside from that, there wasn't a ton going on. I did make a brief stop at the Brooks tent and talked to the guy there for a couple minutes, but aside from a freebie lip balm there didn't seem to be any incentive to buy or even try right then. After a loop or two I boarded the shuttle back to my car and drove home. (Which took forever because of the cherry blossom people trying to get into DC. Where is the teleportation technology you keep promising us, Star Trek?!)

And that was my 17.75K experience. Next stop: the full marathon!

The bib has taken its place on my Cubicle Wall of Triumph.

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 atfairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

In Which Jenn Makes The Cheater's Egg Sandwich

I am a mean baker. You should be so lucky as to have me make you a birthday cake. Current plan for my roommate's: yellow cake, three layers, cream cheese frosting on the outside, crunchy Biscoff spread on the inside. See? Evil genius. I have also been known to dabble in chocolate cream cheese, pumpkin yogurt, and cheesecake fluff fillings.

My culinary skills, however, are pretty rudimentary. Unless I set my mind to a particular recipe, I'm more throwing things together than I am really cooking perse. And on that note, here's another one of my "recipes" - nothing groundbreaking, just an idea with instructions for assembly, like with The Cheater's Grilled Cheese. I'm the food equivalent of IKEA.

And so, without further adieu, I give you The Cheater's Open-Face Egg & Cheese Sandwich. This is another great one for when you'd like some tasty, hot food with as little effort as humanly possible. And this one's pretty effortless. Observe.


You will need:

1 slice of bread, white or wheat
1 Laughing Cow Cheese wedge - I like the reduced fat Swiss
1 egg or egg white equivalent (but I hear the yolks are healthy again)
Spice rub
A small amount of spinach, fresh or frozen

  1. Pop the bread in the toaster.
  2. Put your spinach in a small bowl or a saucer with a decent lip to it. (If your spinach is frozen, thaw it first.) Crack open your egg and pour it over the spinach. If you prefer a good scramble, mix it all up. If you like the yoke intact, just kinda spread the white of the egg so that it covers the spinach.
  3. Stick your spinach-egg concoction in the microwave (YES I SAID THE MICROWAVE WE'RE CHEATERS, REMEMBER?). Nuke that sucker to your desired specifications. I like my yoke to stay a little soft and I know my microwave runs hot, so I generally go for about 40 seconds; this gives me a solid white but the yolk still gives without exploding as I bite into it. For a runnier yoke, try 30 seconds. For a hard yolk, try a full minute. Basically, experiment based on what you're into.
  4. While you're waiting, retrieve your toasted bread, spread the cheese wedge onto one side, and place it on a plate (cheese side up, although I'd imagine this goes without saying. Like the car in The Phantom Tollbooth).
  5. Take your egg-spinach mass out of the microwave and observe how nicely the two elements have fused into one fabulous round. Carefully slide it out of the bowl and onto the cheesy side of your bread.
  6. Now for the garnish! Sure, I could say "salt and pepper to taste" and call it a day, but where's the fun in that? No, I like to hit my egg with a dash of sweet-and-savory barbecue spice rub. I bet garlic salt would be good too, or Old Bay goes with everything. Hot sauce fiends could indulge with success. Nose through your spice cabinet and see what strikes your fancy.

There you have it! Another easy, healthy (protein and veggies and low fat cheese!), cheap, minimal-equipment-necessary set of food assembly instructions. Now here's a question: yolks or no yolks?

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 atfairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In Which Jenn Is Dopey

I have done something. I have done something unwise.

(source)

Thanks to the magic of early registration for Annual Passholders, I just registered for WDW Marathon Weekend's Dopey Challenge.

I have willingly signed up to do a 5K... and then get up the next morning and do a 10K... repeat, run a half marathon... repeat, RUN A FULL MARATHON.

I HAVEN'T EVEN RUN A FULL MARATHON BY ITSELF YET.

I mean, I will. I'm signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon at the end of October, if you recall. So I'm not going into the challenge flying completely blind.

Still, I probably shouldn't have done it. Logically. Sanely. That's a lot of running all at once. Also, it costs pretty much all the money.

BUT I'M GOING TO GET SIX MEDALS!

LIKE THIS ONE! IT SPINS! (source)

AWESOME PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DO IT WITH ME!

WE'RE GOING TO STAY AT THE FRICKIN' YACHT CLUB!

THIS PLACE! (source)

Perhaps the dopiest thing about it: I AM SO EXCITED.

Who will I see at WDW Marathon Weekend? Whether you're going out for Dopey or Goofy or just the 5K, it's going to be glorious. :D

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 atfairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!