Ariel

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/27

Good news and bad news time, guys. Traditionally I like bad news first, and the bad news is that we probably won’t see Moon in the Week In Review for awhile – she’s in the process of packing up her life and quite literally shipping up to Boston. She’s gonna concentrate on that transition for a bit, and then no doubt be back and better than ever with wonderful new running routes to tell us all about! Now for the good news. Here it is: I know – you’re all sooooo surprised. At least I pulled the proverbial trigger...

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Epcot

The Last Photos: WDW & Disneyland, 2013 – 2016

Continuing my Last Photos series, because I can never get enough nostalgia. This catches us up!   The year: 2013 The companion(s): Moon The title of the album: I Know Every Mile Will Be Worth My While The why: The trip that started it all: Princess Half Marathon 2013! As we left our scene of triumph to be whisked away by a Magical Express bus, we passed magnificent chalk art by a very talented Cast Member.   The year: 2013 The companion(s): My mom The title of the album: Look for the bare necessities The why: The only trip in this list without a race attached. Sitting...

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Cogsworth salt

In Which Jenn Wants To Make Saltface Happen

News flash: it was warm enough for me to go on a MORNING OUTDOOR RUN last week. Awwwww man. Don’t get me wrong, I wore wore sleeves and long pants, but still. I was coming in from my run just as my boyfriend was jetting off to work. He gave me a goodbye kiss, which he followed up with “Ew.” To which I replied: “HAHAHAHA DELICIOUS” because I am a delightful girlfriend. What I’m trying to get at here is: SALTFACE. You know what I’m talking about, right? You go for a long run, you really go for it, and...

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Mickey running

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/21

JENN: I know you’re crunched for time – TELL ME ABOUT YOUR RUNNING. MOON: WHAT RUNNING? JENN: THE SWISHY BIT WITH THE LEGS AND THE HUSTLE. MOON: A LUXURY AT THE MOMENT. ._. That doesn’t exist. JENN: Awww. Got your eyes on the future prize, I hope? MOON: I don’t know what that means… JENN: That you shall run again, and it will be glorious! MOON: Yeah, eventuallyyyyy. JENN: In beautiful Boston! (I assume it’s beautiful; I’ve never been.) MOON: It’s beautiful for a handful of months out of TWELVE. I went last weekend. Required a sweater AND a coat. JENN: Adventures in snowy running, then! MOON: I will not concede to snow...

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Medals

In Which Jenn Has More Medals Than Ever Before

A great honor was recently bestowed upon me. LOOK WHO LIKED MY TWEET! Yes, one flippant comment about the past and you, too, can be best friends with Bart Yasso. (Clearly we’re BFFs now, right, Bart? Can I call you Bart?) Incidentally, here’s what my cubicle wall looks like now: <Roy Scheider voice>We’re gonna need a bigger wall.</Roy Scheider voice> Where do you keep your medals? Can your coworkers see them? Do they therefore regard you with a mixture of awed wonder that you don’t feel you fully warrant and an irrational fear that you might try to make...

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Aristocats

In Which Jenn Is A Truly Cultured Music Student

Look, you can make fun of me all day and all night for being on the Hot Topic mailing list, but their Disney collection is unmatched. So when I got an email informing me that they had just added a bunch of new dresses to their Disney collection, I eagerly clicked through. Cute, cute, cute, I thought, scrolling along, with reasonable but not galvanizing enthusiasm… until I saw THIS dress. I think we can all agree that I NEED this dress. Under normal circumstance I would slap it on my Christmas list, but then I can’t wear it during...

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Picky about shoes

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/15

No Moon again this week, guys. 🙁 She’s busily packing for Boston. 🙁 🙁 In the meantime, I don’t have a whole lot to report on the running front. Everything’s been fine. I’ve been experimenting the with the Nikes again, although I think for longer distances I’d better stick with the Brooks Ravennas – I just can’t risk the injuries even if it means there’s a bit too much support happening for my left foot. Does anything else have one rogue foot that needs support while the other doesn’t? Maybe we should start looking into mix-and-match pairs… I do...

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Cinderella Castle

The Last Photos: Walt Disney World, 2008 – 2012

The Disney Hipsters recently did a nifty series highlighting the final photo they took on their Disney vacations. I have neither the photographic skill, nor the effortless style, nor the devastating wit of the Disney Hipsters. What I do have: a bunch of rapidly ageing Disney park Facebook albums and a crippling weakness for nostalgia. And so I give you: The Last Photo From My Disney Albums, Part 1. Apologies for the quality on these; being from the oldest trips, I don’t know where the originals are anymore. The year: 2008 The companion(s): Moon, Elizabeth, and mutual friend Megan The title...

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Monty Python sane

In Which Jenn Is A Meshuganah & More

Running can come with commentary. “Sometimes I think this is very impressive. Sometimes I think you might be a bit of a meshugana.” – coworker looking at my cube wall of bibs and medals “Maybe you’re running to much. Maybe you should cut back a little.” – my mom, who thinks I could stand to scale back a bit on the mileage “Oh, you ran a half marathon in XX time yesterday? I’d still be running.” – this is a surprisingly popular reaction “You ran a marathon yesterday and you didn’t even tell anyone? I would’ve told everyone. I told...

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