In Which Elizabeth Is Looking Forward To WDW

JENN: Welcome back the world’s greatest travelling companion, Elizabeth! She’s coming with me for Wine & Dine, her first trip in almost four years. There is but one purpose to this blog post: to find out what’s got you excited/what you’re looking forward to in Walt Disney World! Feel free to take off, but if you’d like more structure than that, I’m happy to give you categories or something. ELIZABETH: Ah-ha! Well of course, for this trip I am most excited to check out this food festival… Hmm, well categories might be good, since we’re already on food, I...

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Marine Corps Marathon

In Which Jenn Almost Sleeps Through The Marine Corps Marathon

This was almost an unmitigated disaster, over before it began. I slept through my alarm. I slept through my alarm on race morning. I slept through my alarm on the morning of the Marine Corps Marathon. Turns out I don’t have race nightmares; I have prophetic race dreams! My alarms had been set at 4:50am and 5:03am. When I woke up, it was 6:36am. The race started at 7:55am (with a buffer of about twenty minutes to actually cross the start line). To say that I had a minor nervous breakdown when I saw the clock would be putting...

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Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 10/28

JENN: Did you run last week? MOON: Almost every dayyyyy! JENN: Yes! Good runs? MOON: Not too bad! They’ll get better! But this is nothing. Someone ran another marathon! This is so much cooler to talk about. JENN: Haha, yeah, I’ll do a recap later, but: 3 seconds faster than last year! STAGNANT. I mean, there were some mitigating circumstances I’ll talk about later this week, but I have work to do. MOON: Hahahaha, at least it was 3 seconds faster instead of slower. 😀 JENN: There is that! I also performed a Line Marathon: the expo merchandise line took 40 minutes to traverse. But wait...

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MCM Medal

In Which Jenn Is About To Tackle Marathon #3

Right. So. Okay. Um. Marine Corps Marathon #2 aka Marathon #3 is this Sunday. #1 went pretty well. I am 100% certain that this rendition will be just as good if not better and I will rock this thing. I am perfectly calm. PERFECTLY CALM. Well, I’m 100% certain I’ll finish. (BARRING ACCIDENTS. KNOCKING ON ALL THE WOOD.) Don’t forget that I’m running this thing for the Diabetes Action Team and there is still time to make a donation! Thanks to all the wonderful, amazing, delightful, fabulous, just plain good people who helped me make my donation minimum and...

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WDW Marathon Weekend

The Fairest Week In Review: 10/21

JENN: Did you run last week?! MOON: YES! Thus ends the boring Weekly Report. On my part, at least. JENN: WAIT NO – How were your runs?! MOON: My first run was… interesting. I had to go downtown for something and figured running would probably take less time than driving, so off I went. It was chilly, but the day was nice. Turns out I forgot something back at my apartment that I needed for my errand, but it was a nice run anyway! Second run was okay. More of a reminder that I need to run more often so I don’t lose my...

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WDW Marathon gospel choir

In Which Jenn Has No Self Control

Oops. Look, when runDisney races sell out within a day, I can get over it. When they DON’T and then hover at 98% full for WEEKS, I can’t take it. I succumb. I’m registered for the 2016 WDW Marathon. This is gonna be a weird one – to save money, I plan to fly in on Saturday morning, get my packet, run the race, and fly home. No parks – I’m gonna check out Disney Springs on Saturday evening and then maybe do a monorail bar crawl after the marathon or alternatively just plant myself in Trader Sam’s (additional...

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Doctor Who Amy No

The Fairest Week In Review: 10/16

JENN: You run at all last week? MOON: Nope! JENN: Restful! MOON: Nope! I miss running so much I’ve had TWO dreams in a row about going for a run. Two night in a row, rather. JENN: Any hope on the horizon? MOON: Perhaps. I don’t want to jinx myself. JENN: Okay, well, I’ll hope for you! You have a 5K coming up, right? MOON: Novemberishhhhh. Three miles will be easyyyy. JENN: Haha, good! MOON: I just need to make sure I’m actually here that weekend and not traveling (residency). I think C’s schedule is somewhat solidified. I’m going to Minnesota in a few weeks just for the weekend I...

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Running shoes

In Which Jenn Has One Major Running Shoe Rule

When purchasing running shoes, always select the loudest, most obnoxious colors available. (In all seriousness, though, here are my two running sneakers: Brooks Ravenna 6 and Nike Zoom Vomero 10. The former offers a lot more support and the latter is lighter and speedier. I intend to take the Ravennas with me to the Marine Corps Marathon but keep the Nikes in rotation for shorter runs and races. Also, LOOK AT THE COLORS!!!) Do you use more than one model/brand of running shoe? Do you care about color? (Yes.) Don’t forget, you can follow FRoA on Twitter @fairestrunofall and on Instagram @fairestrunofall. If...

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Food & Wine

Kill/Refurb/Marry: 2015 Food & Wine Festival Foods

Kill/Refurb/Marry time! This month’s blog hop topic is an obvious one – and one I’ve tackled before. We’re choosing items from the Epcot Food & Wine Festival! I have very deliberately not looked at what I posted last time in the hopes of keeping the past from influencing the present. Kill: Anything with peas or grapes or cherry tomatoes or blueberries I realize this is an extremely non-specific answer, but I must choose it, and here’s why: if a F&W Festival item contains any of the above, I WILL NOT EAT IT, no matter how well-reviewed it is. I have a bizarre phobia of...

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