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The Fairest Week In Review: 11/30

Okay. So. Um. Seeing as how I had a couple days off for the holiday last week, I endeavored to make it a cutback – four runs instead of the usual three, but short ones. And I kinda did… Sunday | rest Monday | ran 5.28 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes Tuesday | ran 6.2 miles on the treadmill in 1:05; 70 minute ballet class I usually prefer to run and ballet on different days, but I wanted to get a rest day in between two sets of two runs as opposed to one and three. If that...

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In Which Jenn Has Thoughts On runDisney Registration Dates

runDisney recently released the dates for the 2017-2018 season – including registration dates. Guys, they have gotten BONKERS. I mean, yeah, it was already a little nutty, signing up for a race in, say, March that wouldn’t actually be happening until November (to use Wine & Dine as an example – my records show public registration opened on Tuesday, March 29. It was actually supposed to be a week or two earlier but they pushed it back to accommodate race detail changes). Well, prepare to think of that as the good old days: this year you’ll be signing up...

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Epcot Wine Seminar

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Festival Center Wine-Tasting Seminar

Trip report time! I’ll be covering my November 2016 trip. You can read all posts in the trip report here. Onward! Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving, so I think – for a wide variety of reasons – now would be an excellent time to talk about wine. This year I attended the Food & Wine Festival for the third time, but this wine-tasting seminar is the first upcharge activity I’ve attended, purchased on a whim for $15 to keep me occupied on my solo journey. I lined up about half an hour in advance of the seminar and wound up in the very front...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 11/22

Well, it happened. As far as the temperature is concerned, it’s winter. I HATE winter. The onset of real cold of course means that it’s hard enough to convince myself to take a quick outdoor walk; a full run outside is out of the question. I’d like to try to keep my days active, though, and there’s the WDW Marathon in January to contend with, so we’ll see how that goes. Last week’s training went as follows: Sunday | rest Monday | ran 12.09 miles on the treadmill in 2:05 Tuesday | walked 2.06 miles outside in 35 minutes;...

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Sam Eagle

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/07

Trip report time! I’ll be covering my November 2016 trip. You can read all posts in the trip report here. Onward! Ugh, leaving day. Always hate the last day of a WDW trip, no matter its length. It’s just so demoralizing. But I’ve given myself the wonderful guarantee of being registered for two more runDisney races in the future! I was at least able to comfort myself with that promise as I woke, performed my morning ablutions, checked my carry-on at luggage assistance, and hopped a bus to the Magic Kingdom. Said bus took a bit to show (not my luckiest...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/06

Trip report time! I’ll be covering my November 2016 trip. You can read all posts in the trip report here. Onward! I was lucky enough to have a bus to Pop waiting for me after the half, and I was back in my room and showered in no time flat. A choice was presented to me: did I want to make the wise choice and take a much-needed nap? Or did I want to head to Animal Kingdom and use my Kilimanjaro Safaris Fastpass? Kilimanjaro Safaris, duh. I changed and bolted for the bus. Which took foreeeeever to show. Tons of...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 11/17

Oh, week in review, why must you remind me that just last week I was in Walt Disney World? Getting hit by a wave of premature nostalgia in three… two… Sunday | Wine & Dine Half Marathon; walked around WDW My phone seems to think I walked a good 11+ plus miles in addition to the race, but I am inclined to consider it an unreliable narrator. Monday | walked around WDW According to the phone: 10.7 miles walked. I had planned to run around Hourglass Lake that morning for the fun of it, but I was way too...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: The Wine & Dine Half Marathon 2016

Trip report time! I’ll be covering my November 2016 trip for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon. You can read all posts in the trip report here. Onward! Despite my near panic attack the night before the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, I woke up exactly with my phone wake-up call. But: NEW PANIC ATTACK. Due to the time change, my bedside clock read 4am, the exact time the buses to the start STOP RUNNING. Okay, no worries – the clock needed changing. I could deal with that. What I could NOT deal with was the fact that my...

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Darkwing Duck

Happy Friday: Let’s Get Dangerous

Do you know who’s really underrated? Some hints: He had an awesome Disney cartoon. I always wanted a picture with him but never found him on a runDisney course or in the parks. (Foreshadowing!) HE IS THE TERROR THAT FLAPS IN THE NIGHT HE IS THE WINGED SCOURGE THAT PECKS AT YOUR NIGHTMARES WHEN THERE’S TROUBLE YOU CALL DW LET’S GET DANGEROUS Check it. 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 See ya real soon!...

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Pop Century

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/05

Trip report time! I’ll be covering my November 2016 trip. Onward! Hello and welcome to Jenn’s TREAT YOURSELF 2016! Close enough. Let us begin. As is tradition, I slept terribly the night before my flight, but I nonetheless bounced out of bed at 4:45am because such is the power of Walt Disney World. My dad dropped me off at the airport and I slid through security with plenty of time to spare. Travel tip: always start your trip with a fruit/veggie combo smoothie at Jamba Juice (or wherever) with a zinc shot mixed in. That way no matter what...

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