Cold

In Which Jenn’s Lungs Mutiny

This story begins, as it so often does, with the gym breaking down. It’s kind of my own fault, really. No, not the gym breaking down; just the part where it screws me over. See, I was supposed to run on Sunday, but my Saturday suuuuuuucked and I was feeling tired and down so I skipped it in favor of sleeping. I’m not saying it was the smart thing to do, I’m just saying it happened. So on Monday I traipse down to my apartment complex’s gym, feeling kinda ready to run for a change, and what do I...

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Li Shang

In Which Jenn Solidifies Her Disney Park Planning Cred

My now sadly former boss is planning a Walt Disney World vacation for her extended family, and I have, as is my wont, been offering advice every step of the way. I assisted in her resort selection, her dining reservations, and lately she’s been sending me emails asking about My Disney Experience. I have now gone through two rounds of helping her pick which attractions to FastPass+, and my last email garnered this TOTALLY AMAZING response: This weekend as we were doing these plans, I said to my parents, “Are you SURE you don’t want me to make dining...

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Sad Robin Hood

The Fairest Week in Review: 11/25

Oof. To be perfectly frank, I had a rough weekend. That’s a bad start to the post. Please forgive me. Please forgive me, too, for depriving you of Moon’s virtual company; she got a couple training runs in this week and was going to get in on the Week In Review for the first time in forever. Unfortunately, in an effort to combat said weekend roughness, I ended up at her apartment watching silly YouTube videos all evening and nothing productive got done. In sum, I am Not Feeling It, I’m afraid. Let us simply say that my training...

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Kevin Sorbo is disappointed

In Which Jenn is Insufficiently Excellent

My dad has this saying: “The excellent is the enemy of the good.” And lately I feel like the phrase was coined with running in mind. When you first start running it’s hard, physically and mentally – but in other ways, it’s almost easy, because practically everything you do constitutes a personal record. Slowly you build up your mileage and your speed, and before you know it you’re regularly knocking back ten miles and isn’t that amazing?! In the immortal words of Strong Bad: YES I’M AWESOME And then you run your first race, and no matter what the...

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Escape from Tomorrow

In Which Jenn Has Thoughts On Escape from Tomorrow

So, Escape from Tomorrow – that much-hyped and agonized-over piece of indie film, making Walt Disney World into a horror show. Has anyone else seen it? I know I’m way late to the party, but I finally did! And here, in a nutshell, is what I thought: kinda boring, made no sense. Okay, that’s a little glib. To clarify, I want to point out that I am not giving it a poor review because of any perceived anti-Disney sentiment. For all the fuss about it being a horror movie filmed without permission, I don’t think Walt Disney World was...

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Escape from Tomorrow

The Fairest Week in Review: 11/18

Hi, everybody! How was your weekend? I finally saw Escape to Tomorrow, and I have… thoughts. So there’s that to look forward to this week. Aside from that, I’m trying to wrangle Moon for another post or two; her mom’s doing fine but she has a new paramour. You know how it is. As for my training, it was a little wonky last week. Since I had Monday off, I jammed in one of my loooooong runs – I set my record of 22 miles. I’d done 20 before and really didn’t think another...

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In Which Jenn Barely Makes Protein Pancakes (And They Suck)

Let’s see, what’s the phrase I’m looking for? EPIC FAIL. Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. As part of my race packet for the Annapolis Run for the Light House, I received a packet of protein powder. It seemed to go over well post-run, so I bought myself a big ol’ tub of it at Target; different brand but same flavor. Well, that worked fine for awhile in my smoothies, but after awhile I just got SO SICK of that cloying vanilla taste. Bleh. By consequence I have been on the hunt for...

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Disney Wardrobe

In Which Jenn Makes WDW Packing Edicts

Step 1: Pack your Ruffian. Hi there! In preparation for my December trip (21 DAYS), I recently sent my mother my go-to Disney packing list. This list was first compiled in 2008, and in the ensuing years I have tweaked, modified, and streamlined it for greater effectiveness. With that in mind, I thought it might be fun to share! This is the list as I most recently formulated it, so it doesn’t include anything you’d need for a runDisney excursion. In fact, I slightly tailor the list every time to the particular trip, so every time I use it,...

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Dance

The Fairest Week in Review: 11/12

Hello, humans! I had yesterday off for Veteran’s Day and used it to cram in my longest run yet. It was supposed to happen on Sunday, but I had a ballet performance on Saturday evening which evidently required a next-day crash; I spent most of the day sleeping. Us artsy types are weird. Look at my pretty pointe shoes! But never mind all that. Last week’s training went surprisingly well! Even when I took my run in the morning I cranked out a good one – and I am NOT a morning person. I wish I knew what, exactly,...

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