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The Fairest Week In Review: 6/29

Hey guys! How’s your training going? Nothing much to report on my end. I pulled a speed run out on Friday with the help of J. Roddy Walston & The Business, so there’s a music recommendation for you. I’ve also been doing some outdoor runs in the morning and am continuing to experiment with switching permanently to my Nikes. I’m pondering going for a longer run on the Fourth of July assuming my gym’s open… that’s about it. I feel like these week in review posts have gotten more boring since Moon departed for the far climes of Boston....

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In Which Jenn Tries To Pick Out More runDisney Races

I’ve been pretty homesick for Walt Disney World lately – you know, the sort of homesick where you look through photo albums and listen to park background music (Innoventions FTW!) and weep silently to yourself because you’re not in WDW right now and won’t be again for months. There is but one cure for this affliction: standing in the shadow of Cinderella castle. Barring that, all you can do is treat the symptoms with copious trip planning. To that end, I’ve been trying to decide what runDisney races I would like to run next year (Because what’s a Disney...

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Flavor Ice

The Fairest Week In Review: 6/22

This Week In Jenn’s Running Innovations: treat yo’ self to a Fla-Vor-Ice post long run. You know – those soft plastic sleeves of sugar water you always got at summer camp back in the day. I did it on Monday and it was everything I thought it would be. Well, except speedy – I had to toss the last third in favor of making it to work on time. But I stand by the concept. Important tip: if you plan on being anywhere in public after your ice, choose pink or red as your flavor. Otherwise you may end...

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In Which Jenn Has Her Very Own DAK Cocktail: Jenn’s Tattoo!

GUYS GUYS GUYS. I HAVE MY OWN ALCOHOL. So I was reading easyWDW like I do when I want to giggle to myself while reading Disney stuff, finding out all about the new Nomad Lounge connected to the Animal Kingdom’s latest fancy pants restaurant, Tiffins. I’m scrolling, I’m scrolling, not paying very careful attention to the images of the menu proper as I’m generally more interested in the food selected for review. I get to the bit where Josh describes all the drinks… and suddenly, THERE IT IS. Original blog post here. GUYS GUYS GUYS. I HAVE MY OWN...

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Running shoes

In Which Jenn Is Confused About Shoes

I am confused. Confused about shoes. I just wanted to rhyme. That’s my blog post for today. Thanks for stopping by! Nooooooo, I will elaborate. Maybe one of you magical readers can alleviate my confusion. Last summer I went to Road Runner Sports to get fitted for running shoes. I’d been using Brooks Ravennas pretty happily for awhile but it never hurts to reevaluate now and again, no? Roadrunner had a whole fancy pants process for determining my best fit, including videotaping me running barefoot on a treadmill. My shoe specialist told me that while my right foot does...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 6/16

Here’s some exciting news: I think I’m actually kinda on track with my training this year! After my half I did another, practice half, and then a week later I did a fifteen miler with reasonable success. Now I’ll take a couple months to do some speed runs and tennish mile maintenance long runs, knock out another fifteenish miler at the end of August, taper a bit, and then it’s race season! I’m happy because in all honesty I think I may have botched my training a bit last year. Not horribly, but enough so that I didn’t have...

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Swedish Fish

In Which Jenn Would Defend Swedish Fish To The Death

I had, just, the WEIRDEST conversation with my boss the other day. She had picked up some candy to give out at a festival we’re hosting, and was giving out some samples to staff. I overheard someone mention getting Swedish Fish, and I said: “Swedish Fish? I LOVE Swedish Fish!” because they are AMAZING and the best running fuel ever. Do you remember me lunging at that poor Swedish Fish-distributing girl during the 2016 WDW Marathon? Yeah, they’re that important. Which is why I was shocked, SHOCKED when my boss said, “Oh, you like Swedish Fish? I didn’t think...

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Cinderella Castle

The First Photos: WDW & Disneyland, 2013 – 2016

Finishing up the Disney portion of my First Photos series. (And catch my Last Photos series here.) The year: 2013 The companion(s): Moon The title of the album: I Know Every Mile Will Be Worth My While The why: An otherwise mundane photo, but Moon and I tremendously enjoyed that our Magical Express driver’s name was Rockland Steel. ROCKLAND STEEL. The year: 2013 The companion(s): My mom The title of the album: Look for the bare necessities The why: I was all confused and out of sorts stepping away from my beloved Pop Century, so I grounded myself with a...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 6/09

I dunno, guys. I’m feeling a little bereft. Not that I’m generally one to have a super-packed race schedule or anything, but as of this weekend I’ve knocked out all my races for the first half of the year. I don’t technically, actively have anything to train for until September. What do I do now??? I am considering piracy. This certainly doesn’t give me license to slack off on training. Those races in September include a 20 miler and a full marathon, so I need to use this time to build up my mileage slowly and wisely. And I...

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