Seahorse costumes

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 FRoA on Twitter @fairestrunofall and on Instagram @fairestrunofall. If you have any questions or thoughts, leave a comment or email fairestrunofall@gmail.com. See...

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Absolutely nothing

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...

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Epcot beer

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...

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Princess Bride

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...

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Ariel wedding

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...

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Marine Corps 17.75K

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...

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Egg sandwich

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 per se. And on that note, here’s another one of my “recipes” –...

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Dopey

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....

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Treadmill broken

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/15

JENN: Get any training done this week? MOON: A little! Working on toning mostly. How have your runs been? Any improvement? JENN: Eh, this week was worse, but I only did one training run; the rest was walking. I had the Marine Corps 17.75K (11.03 mi) on Saturday, the one that got you guaranteed admission to the Marine Corps Marathon when you finished. I’ll do a recap, but for now let me some up my experience with this race with the following word: HIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLS. MOON: Oh, dear! But regardless of hills, congratulations! JENN: Thanks. 🙂 But I think I might need to start doing at least...

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Marine Corps 17.75K

In Which Jenn Has A Race Tomorrow

Whew. They made me drive all the way into Virginia to get it, but I have my bib for the Marine Corps 17.75K. I’m kinda nervous; my runs have not been great lately, and the course is described as having “rolling hills.” Goody. But this is my only way into the Marine Corps Marathon if I want to do that (I do want to do that, right? Right??? I have to decide by April 14! Tell me if I want to do it!). The magnificent Nicole gifted me some KT Tape, so I’m gonna slap some of that on my...

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