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In Which Jenn Narrows Down Her 2017 runDisney Race Selection

I think I’ve done it, guys. I think I’ve narrowed down my 2017 runDisney list to two. It’s either gonna be: the Star Wars Half  – Dark Side or the Wine & Dine Half Marathon again. (Click here to get a handle on how I arrived at these finalists.) Let’s play pros and cons! STAR WARS HALF – THE DARK SIDE Pros: I’ve never done it before, which is fun Coincides with Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival, which I haven’t attended in a long time Breaks up the year in WDW trips Parks will NOT have Christmas decor, which...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 7/27

Hello everybody! We now return to our regularly scheduled, wholly bug-free version of the week in review. I don’t mean to suggest, however, that is edition will be complaint-free: IT’S HOT. It’s been quite hot in much of the country; I’m sure many of you know what I’m talking about. It’s so hot it’s been having some minor impact on my training. Outdoor runs, when I even deem it cool enough to take them, have been a bit shorter and slower, and even the gym isn’t as air-conditioned as I would like it. Still, thank God for the treadmill....

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In Which Jenn Makes Her 2016 Food & Wine Festival To-Eat List

And now for my favorite post of the year: my Epcot Food & Wine Festival To-Eat List. The booth menus were released while I was on vacation, but you can bet I jumped right on them the second I got back, assembling my High Priority snacking list. … Where I discovered that I have become one of Those People: the Food & Wine Festival Regulars Who Complain When Things CHANGE. Because why do things change??? It’s cool, though; while I may mourn the passing of some of my personal favorites, I’m sure a wonder of new culinary masterpieces await...

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Happy Friday: All Right, Time To Show ‘Em Your Man Walk

You must be swift as a coursing river With all the force of a great typhoon With all the strength of a raging fire Mysterious as the dark side of *breath* THE MOOOOOOOOON 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 ya real soon!...

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The Favorite Photos: Walt Disney World, 2008 – 2012

Now we come to the most exciting portion of my Walt Disney World photo album audit (previously: First Photos and Last Photos). This time around I’m picking out my favorite photo from each collection – and as you might imagine, it was tough! Sometimes a pic would jump out at me; other times I had to really think and compare. Since the selection was subjective, I can’t guarantee I would be the same choices a year – or, hell, even a day – later. (I’ve already changed my mind twice.) But here’s what I decided upon this time around. Apologies...

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In Which Jenn Runs On The Boardwalk… FOREVER???

Now that we have my itchy, welt-y, icky rant out of the way, we can talk about the nice things that happened on vacation. And there were lots! Hanging out on the beach and jumping over waves Eating “Sweetest Fish” Italian ice because it’s finally out of litigation Playing with Pat’s niece Going to the Kite Loft toy store and admiring a stuffed penguin that Pat later surprised me with after the trip because he is vying for Best Boyfriend Ever 2016; please vote for him Not being at work And finally… going for all three of my planned runs!...

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The Fairest Week In Review: Special Vacation Plague Edition

Warning: If you read this, there are a lot of shouty capital letters in your future. Oh man, guys. Hello. I’m back. From the beach, that is, and it was really good, because I was on vacation at the beach and that’s always awesome. It was also really bad, because… Well, let’s start at the beginning. Important plot point: I am allergic to animal dander. I also have two cats because SCREW YOU, ALLERGIES, I LOVE ANIMALS WITH A LOVE THAT YOU CANNOT BREAK, NOT WITH A THOUSAND SWORDS. Yes, thank you, Buttercup; I can take it from here....

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In Which Jenn Has Gallivanted Off To The Ocean Again

Guess where I am right now! If you guessed Walt Disney World… you’re wrong. 🙁 I know, I’m upset about it too. But I am in Ocean City, MD with my boyfriend and his family, and that’s one hell of a giant step above normal life/work, no? I’m planning to knock out three runs on the boardwalk over the course of the week, a la this one and this one. As usual, I intend to indulge the rebel in my heart and not touch the spot. We’ll see what happens. Anyway, all this is to say that I’ll be back...

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The Fairest Run Of All

In Which This Blog Is Three

Wanna hear something weird? The Fairest Run Of All is three years old today! (In celebration, I tweaked the layout/design a little. Thoughts?) I started this blog with Moon with the initial goal of trying to eventually run all the runDisney races, which three years ago was a much less daunting task. The growing roster of races plus the reality of how budgeting actually works made for a pretty quick pivot away from that completionist goal, but we’ve still made the most out of all the running and racing we can, meeting some awesome people along the way. Sadly, Moon...

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In Which Jenn Has A Running Distraction Suggestion

I find that when I’m hurting or tired or just plain bored in a run it helps to think about something else completely unrelated to running. For you runDisney folks, I have invented a new way to do this! And it all hinges upon your pride. That is to say: you’re proud you never need a map in Walt Disney World, aren’t you? I know I am. Drop me anywhere in any of the four parks and I’ll know where I am, how to get to anywhere else from where I am, and over half the time I’ll even...

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