Goofy sandwich

In Which Jenn Makes The Cheater’s Avocado Sushi Bagel

Hey, remember my Cheater’s Recipe series? I haven’t done one in quite awhile, but I’m resurrecting it now! For those who may not remember: Cheater’s Recipes are barely recipes. They’re more like assembly instructions, really. They’re for people who are low on time or materials or are just not feeling ACTUAL cooking. Ultimate Example: grilled cheese using a pop-up toaster and microwave. Yeah. Anyway: here’s a new lunch option for you! This Cheater’s Recipe goes out to that time the office kitchen was out of salt. The Cheater’s Avocado Sushi Bagel You will need: A bagel (although two slices of...

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Cinderella Castle

The First Photos: Walt Disney World, 2008 – 2012

Having finished up my Last Photos series for the time being, let’s take a look at the First Photos of my Disney albums. Because are not first photos just as telling? Once again, apologies for the quality; these range from old to quite old. The year: 2008 The companion(s): Moon, Elizabeth, and mutual friend Megan The title of the album: Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? The why: Awww, look at Moon and Liz and Megan, playing around in post-ride Test Track show room! You know, kids, in OUR day, it was sponsored...

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Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 5/25

It’s taper time! Okay, for me “taper time” often translates to “SLIGHTLY less than usual,” especially in the case of races 13.1 miles and under, but hey, less is less. What has me cutting my mileage, you ask? Why, the ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon on June 4! I’m extra excited for this one because the race takes place near Elizabeth‘s house, so I’m crashing with her the night before and then post-race we’re getting a delicious breakfast. I looooove breakfast. Honestly, it’s the one thing standing between WDW and perfection. Luckily, nothing is standing between you and the roundup....

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Kings Dominion Run & Ride

In Which Jenn Recaps The Kings Dominion Run & Ride 10K

Guys. Guys guys. I ran a race in an amusement park and it wasn’t runDisney. Last Sunday, the ever-popular, ever-magnificent Elizabeth and I got up at 4:30am and drove down to Kings Dominion amusement park in Doswell, VA. The hour-and-a-half-sans-traffic trip went smoothly, and we arrived in plenty of time to pick up our packets and prep for our runs. The morning included a 10k, a 5k, and a 1 mile fun run, with me slated to run the 10k and Elizabeth the 5k. Packet pickup was quick and easy with no line despite it being the morning of. Packets...

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Strong Bad race

In Which Jenn Commandeers Elizabeth’s Race Prep

Hi guys! As you may recall, Elizabeth and I are running the Run & Ride Kings Dominion 5k and 10k, respectively, on Sunday. I thought you might like to see this email I sent her on the logistics of our trip and race prep. Not that you’ll be running this precise race, probably, but it’ll get you in the headspace of a destination race, right? Onward for some advice! Note: Please always check before using my futon. Okay, as promised, here is a Logistical Email & Race Packing List! Full of information you probably already know because I’m a...

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Dr. Horrible plan

The Fairest Week In Review: 5/17

Annnnd that’s game! My annual spring ballet show is over, and with it my annual ballet-induced cutback week. I ran only half the usual amount of time and the six day break was very enjoyable. Now that it’s over, though, it’s back to the training schedule. This week I’m dialing it back juuuuust a little, in preparation for the Run & Ride 10k at King’s Dominion this Sunday. I don’t think a full taper is necessary for a 10k, but I’d like a shot at having rested-enough legs for a decent time. And then two weeks after that, it’s...

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Dopey

In Which Jenn Finally Stops Resenting That Dopey Guy

During my last WDW Marathon weekend, I overheard some people on the Expo bus talking about their preferred approach to the final few miles of the race. Mainly they attempted to make several pit stops in the World Showcase for food and drinks, especially for soft pretzels in Germany and beer in the UK. This, of course, is the sort of opportunity that makes runDisney races amazing and unique. I wholeheartedly endorse anyone and everyone who takes this laid-back and delicious approach to the end of the race. I may even chill out and join you some day. But...

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Dance

The Fairest Week In Review: 5/11

Happy cutback week, everybody! Yes, it’s the annual week of my ballet show, which means I will be crazy busy all week with rehearsals and performances and all that nonsense. I could, theoretically, get up early in the morning to squeeze in my usual run schedule, but I’ll be exhausted enough as it is. Anyway, everyone needs a cutback week now and again, right? Besides, it’s not even a full cutback – I knocked out a speed run on Sunday morning and a long run yesterday. But that’s it and that’s all. No more running until Monday! I do...

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Universal Studios

The Last Photos: Universal Studios Florida, 2011 – 2015

We recently wrapped up all my Disney trip albums in my Last Photos series – and I know I said we’d do First Photos next. But while Universal Studios is by no means my heart’s home the way WDW is, I’d say it deserves a little love, no? So let’s take a quick look at my Last Photos there… Once again, apologies for photo quality; 2/3 of these are really old.   The year: 2011 The companion(s): Elizabeth The title of the album: CONSTANT VIGILANCE! The why: We didn’t eat at Margaritaville, but as we exited the parks for the final time...

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Ennui

In Which Jenn Hates Being Emergency Stopped

Have you ever had a training run where everything just kept going wrong? Like, nothing truly catastrophic happened, but multiple little annoyances piled up until most of your energy was sourcing from general pissiness? Let me walk you through this run I had a couple weeks ago: My alarm goes off at 5:40am. The temperature is perfect for an outdoor run. I get up, slap on my clothes, put in my contacts, put my keys in my hidden pants pocket, and am munching on my Vitamuffin when I realize: I forgot to charge my GPS watch. And it’s almost...

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