Wednesday, March 30, 2016

In Which Jenn Politely Declines Lumiere

It is done.


Because of course of it. All rants aside, how could I not? It's part of the plan. The bottom line is, I always enjoy a runDisney race. I'm still wildly disappointed as to the removal of the nighttime element - I DUN WANNA GET UP AT 3AM AGAIN I RUN BETTER AT NIGHT WAAAAH - but it'll still be a ton of fun. And I guess it'll be nice to be fresh and clean for the after party, even if it does only go until 1am (LAME).

You'll notice, however, that I did not sign up for Lumiere's two course challenge. As much as I would love to, I had to be pragmatic. The cost of the half could already be argued as fiscally irresponsible without tacking the 10k fee on top of it, plus I'd need to get in a day earlier and pay for an additional hotel night. Plus I know I'd desperately want to make it to year five and be Perfectly Lit or whatever the hell they decide to call it, which means a similarly large (or, let's face it, probably larger) expenditure annually for the foreseeable future. Hell, I'm still recovering from the cost of Dopey.

No, I made the right decision. Which is not to say it doesn't make me sad, but there you are.

Now to nab myself a nice comfy reservation at Pop. I'm thinking Saturday through Tuesday to save a little money off those weekend price hikes.

How about you? Will I see you at the race?!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

In Which Jenn Is A Sailor 'Cause A Sailor's Been Tattooed

Mitzi Gaynor and Ethel Merman would never lie to me. Certainly not with Donald O'Connor watching.


Forgive me as I go on a brief tangent, but I simply must show off my first tattoo.


I know, I know; how could I go a non-Disney route? But The Phantom Tollbooth is one of my favorite books EVER, and once I settled on this illustration of Tock the watchdog I knew I was ready to take the plunge. I'm really happy with how it turned out!

Also, I thought this was funny: "You have perfect skin for tattooing. It's like it's never seen the sun." Yup, that about sums it up.

Wrapping it back around to running! The next day I walked down to CVS to get some fragrance-free soap to wash Tock, which took me past my gym. I was about as far removed from wearing suitable running clothes as one can get without donning stilettos and a mini skirt, but I still briefly considered ducking in and running a mile... while holding my boobs, I guess, because for that brief, hoodie-d jaunt I wasn't wearing a bra. Yeah, smart to take a pass on that one, I think.

Do you have a tattoo? Do you want one? What did/will you get? Have you ever run braless? Did you die? No, it doesn't count if you're a boy.

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, March 24, 2016

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/24

JENN: Happy Marine Corps Marathon Lottery Entry Opening Day! May we all make it!

In less potentially fun news...

MOON: My boyfriend was placed in a hospital (as a doctor, not a patient, at least) so I'm moving to Boston. ;-;

JENN: Which is sad because WHAT WILL I DO WITHOUT CLOSE MOON PROXIMITY?


But then of course I hear Boston's pretty cool. They have that marathon that's supposed to be good.

MOON: I'm sorry, but all positive things about the city are out of my reach right now. I'm bummed. Super bummed.

JENN: You won't be that far! I'll visit you!

MOON: I only live 45 minutes from most people now and I never see them. >_>

JENN: True. So we'll be BETTER about visiting because it'll be an event!

MOON: No job, crappy apartment, cold. This is my life to be.

JENN: Noooo. You'll be great! Think of all the new places you can run! And of course you can always run straight through any troubles you may encounter. That's the road racer way!

MOON: ;.;


JENN: Have you been running at all?

MOON: Minimally.

JENN: Hey, that's better than nothing!

MOON: I keep telling myself that.

JENN: It'll be okay, I promise. We'll pick a race to do together someplace warm. It doesn't even have to be a runDisney race if you don't want to. ;)

MOON: Okay. :)

JENN: All right, everybody, let's cheer Moon up. Have you been to Boston? Are you from Boston? What makes Boston awesome?!

In other cheerier thoughts, it's roundup time.

- Just Me & My Running Shoes walks us through deferring a runDisney race.
- Why I Run Disney ran a race through a different park - Knott's Berry Farm.
- Pink Elephant on Parade can help you plan your runDisney trip.
- Fairytales & Fitness wears race shirts WHENEVER, thank you.
- Teacups & Turkey Legs hits a bunch of Epcot Flower & Garden Festival food kiosks.
- Rolling with the Magic offers a great summary of wheelchair access at Disney parks.
- This Fairytale Life highlights an adorable Kate Spade Minnie Mouse collection I can't afford.
- WDW for Grownups lists what's best at WDW.
- The Disney Tourist Blog knows how to pack for the parks. (Step one: insert cat.)
- easyWDW shows that even the Fuhrer is excited for DAK's new offerings...

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, March 22, 2016

Photographic Memory: Pre-Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2014


JENN: We haven't done a Photographic Memory in forever, so let's do a really good one now. I LOVE THIS PICTURE.

MOON: The good days!

JENN: This is us waiting around in corral B for the 2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon in Disneyland, back before they moved it to May. January weather in Anaheim!

MOON: Why May? o_O

JENN: I dunno. It's Mother's Day Weekend or some such. They have a Star Wars Half in January now.

MOON: Star Wars?! Oh, barf. Oh, wait, that's a Disney thing now, right?

JENN: Yup, they own it! I don't think most people were pleased with the change, but whatever. We got in under the wire!

This was my third-ever half marathon and my second runDisney race and I was so happy and excited!

I mostly remember it was the first steps we ever took in Disneyland proper. And I PR'd! (That PR would stand until the Parks Half.) Good times, good times.

MOON: Haha, is it bad that I remember my text messages to Christian that day?

JENN: Not at all!

MOON: We were a new couple then. Look at us now. About to uproot and move somewhere. I wonder what races we'll be looking back on in five years' time. Or, we could look back on posts about races we did a long time ago!

JENN: Let's run another race together ASAP!

Got a silly race photo to share? How do you like to look back at your races?

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!

Monday, March 21, 2016

In Which Jenn Was Just Kidding About That Race Schedule

Yeah, sorry, I'm changing it up AGAIN.

I was so pleased when I put together my race schedule for the year. Everything was going to work out so nicely! Then: DISASTER.

No, wait, sorry; Disaster is that former Universal Studios attraction with a holographic Christopher Walken. I'm kinda gonna miss it. This is not a disaster, but rather an alteration. Walk with me.

My boyfriend likes to rent a house at the end of August in the Outer Banks for surfing purposes. Naturally and I and bunch of friends tag along because duh, week in the Outer Banks. Unfortunately this year the house he wanted to rent was already taken for that week. Luckily the week after was free, and for $500 less! Score! Unluckily, these dates will now be September 4 -11.

The Parks Half Marathon, home of my half PR, is on September 11.

Curses.

Not so many curses, mind you, as to skip the trip. "Hell no" is I think the accepted phrase here. But it did mean I needed to find a new race, so I very hastily signed up for the Navy-Air Force Half, which is run the week later on September 18.

It's not quite as convenient as the Parks Half, which is performed practically in my backyard, but a National Mall start and finish is pretty darned easy too; especially since they open the Metro early to accommodate racers.

Feedback from friends who have run this race is mixed, but I think it'll be all right. As long as it's 13.1 miles and doesn't suddenly move the location to the middle of VA or something it should be a good experience. Anchors aweigh!


Is anyone else running the Navy-Air Force Half this year? Have you run it in the past? How did you feel about it?

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, March 18, 2016

Happy Friday: Gotta Show 'Em All A Whole New World

Can your post St. Patrick's Day brain handle this pun?


Give up? This should help.

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, March 16, 2016

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/16

JENN: What many wonderful things are going down in the world of Moon Running? (It's like moonwalking, but faster.)


MOON: Usually faster.

JENN: Invariably!

MOON: Moon Running has been average. Nothing befitting a real title or anything. How's Jenn Running?

JENN: Like gin-running, only... actually, I don't know at what speeds one generally runs gin. I'm going to let this pun pass. (Reluctantly.)

MOON: I don't understand the pun if that's any comfort.

JENN: Rum-running is a thing; I figured gin-running must be too. I could be wrong.


Jenn Running was outside last week due to the unseasonably warm weather, but with the return of March chill and Daylight Savings Time's later sunrises that probably won't be happening again for at least another couple weeks.

Anything exciting on the horizon? New gear? New distances? Speedwork?

MOON: Hm, nothing in particular. Mostly just getting in shape again so I can do some longer runs.

JENN: Is this going to be The Year of the Marathon?

MOON: Hmmm. Probably not? I guess it depends on where I move, my job, etc.

JENN: True. But just about everywhere has a marathon, and a lot of them aren't until fall. You could totally do it!

MOON: In the famous words of Milton Davis Jr. (look at me making a Disney tie-in!): It could happen.

JENN: It could! Definitely happening: the roundup.

- Through Heather's Looking Glass gently and thoroughly breaks the news of the Wine & Dine Half changes. (I was less gentle.)
- The Disney Tourist Blog explains runDisney for idiots. It's so nice when people think of me.
- Jambo Everyone has the scoop on DAK's upcoming Rivers of Light show. I still find this whole Avatar thing suspect but we shall see.
- The Affordable Mouse has the scoop on how to become a Disney Cast Member.
- WDW for Grownups recommends we all be polite park-goers.
- Meanwhile, The Disney Hipsters point out how doing so could stretch the limits of your sanity.
- At Disney Again ate at Sanaa because SANAA IS AWESOME.
- And Living A Disney Life had breakfast at Kona Cafe because KONA IS AWESOME.
- Mouse on the Mind thanks the Phoenicians.
- EPBOT kicked con ass and took con names with Figment!

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, March 15, 2016

In Which Jenn Wants to Wear Mary Blair

Boys, go go. Girls, let's rumba.


... If by rumba you mean check out this AMAZING collection of clothing items for WDW ladies. Oh, shoot. Someone tell the crossdressing guys to come back; they'll want to see this too.

I like to online window shop and I like '40s and '50s retro, so when I stumbled upon Pinup Girls Clothing I immediately started to browse. I saw most of what I expected - vintage-inspired items in retro cuts, exactly like it says on the label. It all fell in line with my preferred aesthetic but nothing was earth-shattering.

And then I saw it.

Guys, they have a collaboration with the Mary Blair estate. THEY HAVE CLOTHES WITH MARY BLAIR DRAWINGS ON THEM.

If you're not sure who this Mary Blair character is, brush up on your Disney history here. Suffice it to say this Disney Legend was a massive influence on the creation of many early Disney movies, Disneyland, AND Walt Disney World. Perhaps you're familiar with a little ride called it's a small world? Or the Grand Canyon Concourse mural in the Contemporary Resort?

And now we can have retro skirts and dresses with Mary Blair drawings on them??? Be still my beating heart! They're not Disney designs, obviously, but her style is unmistakable.






I'm so torn. I WANT ONE - but they're a trifle expensive. And a lot of styles are already sold out. But c'mon - what little Disney dork can resist the opportunity to WEAR MARY BLAIR in the Magic Kingdom?

The dresses and skirts run $88 - $160 , and as I said, a lot are already sold out; if you're interested, I'd jump on it. There are a ton more designs than I've featured here; click here to check out the whole collection (as far as I can tell; I searched "Mary Blair"). They also have some other clearly Disney-inspired pieces like castle prints. Oh, and there are plus size versions if that helps!

Will you be buying a Mary Blair piece?

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!

Monday, March 14, 2016

In Which Jenn Listens To ALL The Music Live

I feel like we haven't talked about music lately, so here's a whole bunch of it.

Do you guys get inspired to listen to a particular artist when you know you're going to see them live soon? I do! It's a great way to zone out when I'm running: imagining I'm at the concert and not pounding away at the treadmill. Lucky for me, I have tickets to three great concerts coming up over the next couple months. Or that just happened; I originally wrote this post last week but it got punted from its planned Friday slot in favor of my diatribe about the W&D changes. Alterations have been made therefore.

Anyway. Here's my inspiration for the coming training season!

First up: Shamrock Fest was last Saturday! I wore my awesome shamrock socks, but then my eyes are hazel-green so I'm ALWAYS ready for St. Patrick's Day. Plus I attended with a Patrick so I'm basically always all decked out.

Lots of bands were there, including the Dropkick Murphies, but I was in it for the one, the only: FLOGGING MOLLY! YAY YAY YAY! They played my favorite song, too! (It's this one.)


Back to the future again. This week I'll be heading into downtown D.C. for the retro-rock awesomeness that is J. Roddy Walston & The Business.


And finally (for now), looking further ahead, the end of summer will see us at a Brian Wilson concert as the former Beach Boy performs allll of the Pet Sounds album. Pat assures me this is the greatest album ever according to the Beatles. I say: bring on the "Sloop John B!"


Are you holding on to concert tickets? What are you currently into listening to while you run?

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, March 11, 2016

In Which Jenn Does Not Like These Wine & Dine Half Changes

Last week the internet exploded with the knowledge that the Wine & Dine Half Marathon has been completely revamped. Gone is the night race and the immediately following after party until 4am, replaced with your standard issue 5:30am half, a new 10K, and with that a new (EXPENSIVE) challenge.

Seems like many people are cool with this change. NOT ME. Here's why:

The loss of the night race: While no big deal for some, this really bums me out. There is the novelty, yes. But more importantly for me, as a night person, I am a BETTER runner in the evening hours. I feel much better fueled and rested when starting off at 10pm than I ever do at 5:30am. I am ready to ROLL for the after party until 4am. Speaking of which...

The after party time change: Making the after party Sunday night means if you wanted to fly out that day you'll miss it. Part of what you're paying for in the registration fee is that after party. And if you want to enjoy it, you'll need to pony up for another night in your hotel. Which you'll need because the party runs 8pm - 1am, so no closing things down at 4am and then catching the Magical Express to a super-early flight. Incidentally, Sunday flights cheaper than Monday? OH WELL. Already got your flights and hotel sorted? BETTER HOPE YOU CAN CHANGE THOSE.

No more Hollywood Studios in the course: I guess I get that. They're doing a lot of construction. Still, getting three parks in one course was awesome and it sucks to lose one. Hopefully it's just temporary. (ESPN Wide World of Sports sucks spoiled milkshakes.)

The addition of the challenge: I mean... okay. That's cool, I suppose. But $330 on top of the changes above? Christ on a cracker. That's halfway to Dopeytown, cost-wise.

The lack of a proper sendoff: WE DIDN'T EVEN GET A FULL RACE LAST TIME.

The last-minute nature of the changes: This annoys me enormously. We've been given two weeks to decide if we want to do the race anyway. Okay. BUT. A large percentage of the running population, myself included, assembles a YEARLY race schedule, early in the year, with care. runDisney races are especially sensitive to such plans, as they require very early registration as well as hotel rooms and flights for just about everybody. Many of us selected this race BECAUSE it was a night race, eschewing other races in its favor. Some of us even already made plans around arriving and leaving on certain days. This change throws a lot of our planning out the window. We haven't had time to adjust and now we're being asked if we're ready to commit as usual. As a person with a cat-like distaste for sudden change, I do not appreciate this approach. I understand that a lot of these changes accommodate Studios construction, but c'mon; that's old news for those of us on the outside. They could've implemented revised plans way in advance.

All that being said: Will I run this race anyway, as planned? Probably. I need to check with my travel companions to see if they're still on board; I was selling them on a NIGHT RACE + late after party. If not... I dunno. Maybe I'll do the same thing I did for the 2016 WDW Marathon and turn around a quick weekend. But as I noted above, I'll need to stay until Monday if I want to attend the After Party. Maybe I'll stay for that, but not do any other parks and then stay longer for the 2017 WDW Marathon. I need to talk to Pat about that, see if he'd want to come. But then he'd miss Splash Mountain again. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

Sure, I could not give them my money as a form of protest, but unless we ALL agree to boycott this one, what's the point? Someone else will take my registration slot, guaranteed. This may impact how much more I spend at WDW as a whole, but again, it's doubtful Disney cares. They're in a position of power right now. I don't know if a truly effective method of fighting back exists.

Edited to add: If you wish to argue that, in the grand scheme of things, this is no big deal, quit getting worked up over something of little overall import, etc.: point taken - and rejected. We can't very well just accept everything short of murder, can we? If we are disgruntled, we should voice our opinions.

All I know right now is that I am, in the immortal words of Lady Catherine de Bourgh, most seriously displeased.


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, March 10, 2016

In Which Jenn Reviews A Cheap Sports Bra

Influenster recently sent me a 40% discount code off a C9 by Champion sports bra from Target. I was kinda on the fence about the whole thing - 40% off is good, but I have a fair array of sports bras already - until my Target run on Tuesday. Sports bras were on sale! I can't resist stacked discounts, so I picked one up for review.

The discount code covered two lines of C9 bras: power core and power shape. The main difference seems to be in the cups; namely, are they molded (shape) or no? Some are racer backs, some not. All models I saw have adjustable straps.

I have in-between boobs; that is to say, not so small that I can throw on a tank top and wander about braless (you guys are lucky!), but then again not so big that I naturally get a ton of cleavage with little to no effort (you guys are lucky!). I liked the look of the molded bras, but most of them seemed to have back clasps, which I am less a fan of in sports bras - I hate standing around grappling for hooks with my arms twisted behind my back when I have a workout to get to, geez.

I was also having trouble finding my size, as some are sized like standard bras (ie, 34C) and some are S, M, L. I eventually picked out a medium support power core bra in size medium.

My selection.

Cute, right? Putting it on initially, I was struck by how much more support it offered than I expected. I got a little bit of boob-squish, but not to the extent that high support bras tend to provide. The boobs are definitely strapped down but not suffocated. Otherwise, while just hanging around, it's pretty comfortable.

The real test is of course in the run. I have some sports bras that require a bit of lubrication if I'm going for a long run, under the band and sometimes on the upper boobs. To find out if this one has any hot spots, I went Vaseline-free for the inaugural run (you're welcome). Chafe report: nada. Nary a mark on me. Now, I was running on a beautiful morning - low 60s, light breeze - so sweat wasn't much of a factor; I'd need to try again on a hardcore sweaty day to get a sense of how chafe-y it gets then. But for starters: not bad!

In short, for my medium boobs, medium support was just fine. It's not super flattering for small-to-medium boobs in that it squishes you down and flattens you out, but then again, it IS a sports bra. It keeps the bounce out. If you want something with a bit more shape, I'd suggest trying a model with molded cups (or this VSX bra, which I have and like). Otherwise this is a perfectly serviceable sports bra at a pretty great price.

Standard cost for the various models seems to run between $16.99 and $22.99, Target is running a bunch of sales both in store and online right now! I got mine in store for $10 ($6 after my discount code) and saw others marked at $15, so if you're interested in a new sports bra now's the time to jump on it.

Have you used C9 sports bras? How do you like 'em?

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, March 9, 2016

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/09

JENN: I GOT MY MOON BACK FOR THIS WEEK!

Yay! I'm so glad you're here! 😁

MOON: Me too! How are you?

JENN: Not too shabby! How's your running thing been going in these many months?

MOON: Average. Nothing too great, certainly nothing special. But, I'm sure yours is going quite well.

JENN: Pretty decent! I've been slowly upping my mileage.

The weather's been so nice this week that yesterday I did a long run outside. First one of the year - I forgot how freaking HARD it is compared to treadmill! Races are never as rough for some reason.

Not that my running route is THAT hilly, but it has definite inclines and terrain changes and my muscles are all like WTF??? Even downhill requires a shift in muscle use. I suppose it would help if I sometimes changed the treadmill incline, but... NO.

Here I sum up my feelings on the matter.

MOON: I actually can't get my treadmill to incline, I don't know what that's all about. And yes, downhill seems to always take me by surprise. But this is the girl who literally climbed a mountain for about 7 hours and then fell on the way down.

JENN: Wait, do you have your own treadmill like IN YOUR APARTMENT?!

MOON: No, in the building.

JENN: Ah, I see. I was gonna be like HOW COULD YOU NOT TELL ME???

MOON: Well, you've never been here, but my apartment is tiny. It was a big deal moving a kitten in here.

JENN: Yeah, I haven't seen this one. We'll have to do a sleepover!

MOON: We DO have an air mattress.

JENN: Got any races on the horizon?

MOON: Nope. Match day approaches.

JENN: Ohhh, right. Well, once you know where you're moving to, you should pick a good local race. Maybe I can visit and we can do it together!

More togetherness ahead in the form of the roundup:

- Elbowglitter is a pragmatic goal setter.
- Run Eat Repeat discusses body image and binge eating.
- A Salute to All Things Disney eats through Princess Half weekend.
- The Runner's Guide to WDW hits up the Splitsville bowling alley in Disney Springs.
- The Disney Hipsters had the champagne brunch at DCL's Remy and I am jealous. CHAAAAAMPAAAAAAGNE
- Living A Disney Life finds moderation in a WDW vacation.
- Disney Tourist Blog ranks the bathrooms of WDW. No, seriously; it's pretty awesome.
- easyWDW is at it again with complete rundowns of the Flower & Garden Festival food kiosk offerings over at Epcot.

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, March 4, 2016

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/04

Hey guys! Still no Moon this week, but she's thinking of you and still into the running thing! She says:

Did you hear about the woman who won the world marathon challenge? 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. Apparently she wore compression socks for that entire 7 day competition. She also won ALL OF THEM. Talk about over achieving!

Well. That is definitely impressive. I have not myself been doing anything half so impressive on the running front, but the weekly mileage counts are creeping up, however slowly, so that's something! And since I perform my training runs solo, you could say I, too, win ALL OF THEM.

Or not.

Sometime it's a hard slog, though. And when that happens, y'know what keeps me going? Daydreaming about my next runDisney race, of course! Registration for the Wine & Dine Half opens on Tuesday, and you'd better BELIEVE I'm signing up the second the clock hits noon. I may even be dragging a friend in with me - we'll see how well I sell it over the weekend.

And on that happy note: the roundup!

- Back At Square Zero discusses the importance of scaling back now and again.
- Fit2Flex participates in runDisney kids races.
- The Magic of Running tries a new trail.
- Running at Disney tries the Pasta in the Park party.
- Jambo Everyone gets crunk at DAK.
- Morning the loss of the bacon cupcake at this year's F&G Festival? Main Street Gazette has you covered with the recipe.
- This Fairytale Life has afternoon tea at The Disneyland Hotel.
- Walt Disney World for Grownups enjoys WDW's peanut butter treats.
- My Disney Addiction is back with another trip report!

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, March 3, 2016

In Which Jenn Pumps Herself Up

I have been much skinnier. But I have never been stronger.

I have weighed less. When I could do less.

I am not always happy when I look in the mirror. But I am always happy when I look at my bibs and medals.

Sometimes it's kind of like this, starting at 1:37. (I mean, minus the sex-narcolepsy angle.)


It can be hard, when that ten seconds is up. But those ten seconds have been earned. Maybe tomorrow I'll make it to eleven.

In the meantime, when all else fails...


Pump yourself up! How are you awesome? What makes you great RIGHT NOW?

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, March 2, 2016

In Which Jenn Wrangles A Bunch Of Discounts

Nothing so impressive as my wildly cheap running shoes, but I've collected some deals and steals for ya!

First up, a couple from former giveaway sponsors: if you have Target's Cartwheel app (if you don't, you SHOULD; it's awesome), Soapbox Soaps shampoo, conditioner, and bodywash are 35% off. Yowza. Find the deal under the Beauty category, add it to your barcode, have the cashier scan it at check out, and there you are!

Bonus: while at Target yesterday I spotted a hot pink running belt in the $1-$5 section (usually near the entrance; the upstairs entrance at my location) for $5. No idea about the quality, but it's hot pink and $5 so if you're in the market it might be worth a shot. They're also offering yurbuds sport headphones on sale to varying degrees depending on the model.

Alternatively, we have another former giveaway sponsor: SLS3 has a new Amazon Prime store and is celebrating with some special discounts! First, they're offering their new HipZIPP running belt for $14.99 on Amazon with code 83MTRL2I. I haven't used this precise model myself but it's a good deal and it looks pretty nifty. There's a catch, though - you have to leave a review on Amazon within 20 days. Still, that's a reasonable trade for such a great price, don't you think?

Also from SLS3: their FXC Compression Sleeves are only $19.90 with code 5CDNT8O2. Same deal: gotta leave a review, but that's quite the markdown in exchange.

Or if you prefer themed sock, PRO Compression is offering their St. Paddy's Day compression socks for 40% with code SROCK. Festive!

Last but not least for the locals, Groupon has entries to the 5KColorFest fun run in Alexandria, VA for $29, down from $70. Color runs aren't really my thing, but lots of people LOVE them, so if you've never tried one this is a great chance to give it a go.


Anyone else have any awesome deals out there?

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!