Moana Hei Hei

We Wish You An Alan Tudyk & A Happy Heihei

“Alan Tudyk is a national treasure,” my friend Bob posted to social media the other day. “You really must see Moana,” I replied. And then Bob sent me this. JUST LIKE I SAID. This is my Christmas present to you all. Watch it when your mother is driving you nuts. Watch it instead of punching your brother in the face. Watch it to drown out your racist uncle’s ranting. Watch it as you curse your family’s sudden but inevitable betrayal. Watch it on loop. Wash went to Julliard. He can help. Happy holidays to all! I’ll see you in...

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Riker runs

The Fairest Week In Review: 12/20

I have done it! I have completed the rite of passage! I can call myself a real runner now! That’s right: I lost a toenail. I don’t know why. I didn’t injure it in any way. And I will not describe the progression of normal-to-abnormal toenail because probably you’d rather hear about anything, anything else in the world instead, but I lost it. Classic runner problems! #meme #hashtag You’re welcome! Sunday | rest Monday | ran 15.3 miles on the treadmill in 2:35 This will serve as my long run for the WDW Marathon. Paltry, I know, but I...

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Osborne Lights

In Which Jenn Mourns The Osborne Lights

I know – everyone’s doing it. But how can you not? Last November, I did not set foot in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Not once. Why bother? Rock ‘n Roller Coaster was done, I had no companion goading me into Tower of Terror, and the Great Movie Ride and Star Tours, while fun, are hardly enough to lure me alone. I would’ve made the time if the Osborne Lights were still around. I have so many wonderful memories of sharing a drink with Katherine while we danced among the lights. Of running through the Streets of America during the Wine...

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Music notes

In Which Jenn Runs To WDW Music

A couple months ago I put together a post of less well known Disney background music to listen to while you work. I’d say we can all agree that the logical next step is a list of less well known Disney background music to listen to while you RUUUUUUN. To be honest, I’ve had mixed success in this area. Main Street has a great soundtrack, but it just doesn’t get my legs moving. Likewise with a lot of BGM. It’s too easy for my mind to wander off… and settle on how much I wish I were done running....

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Nightmare Before Christmas What's This?

The Fairest Week In Review: 12/14

It’s a Christmas miracle: No Injuries Winter 2016 continues unabated! Now please knock on all the wood you can see for me. To prove it, here’s last week’s training: Sunday | rest day Monday | 11.57 miles on the treadmill in 2:00 Tuesday | walked 2.08 miles in 35 minutes outside in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Wednesday | ran 9.23 miles on the treadmill in 1:35 Thursday | walked 2.18 miles in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Friday | ran 5.21 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes See? Full normal runs and everything! Hi, my...

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Jenn's Tattoo

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Nomad Lounge Review

Trip report time! This is the final recap for my November 2016 trip. You can read all posts in the trip report here. Thanks so much for reading! I have been dying of excitement over the fact that WDW has produced my very own drink since I first glimpsed it on a menu back in June. Naturally it only made sense to hightail it over to the Nomad Lounge to try it during my time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! The Nomad Lounge is fairly out of the way right now, with an entrance beyond the main Tiffin’s entryway, tucked back by where...

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Disney Christmas

Happy Friday: Christmas In The Air

I always like doing the December Happy Friday post (which is a monthly post of something to make you happy and that’s all!); there are invariably a ton of choices. This year I pondered the possibilities: another wonky Mickey’s Twelve Days of Christmas video? Park background music? Maybe go straight off the rails and share Eddie Izzard’s bit about the “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol itself?* Then, at a completely unrelated time and connected to a completely unrelated thought, I was excited that the time had come to listen to my favorite Voices of Liberty holiday clip again. And I...

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Parks and Rec Christmas

The Fairest Week In Review: 12/07

It’s CHRISTMASTIME! I firmly believe the Christmas season begins on November 1, but as this statement often draws jeers from the crowd I wait for Black Friday like all the boring people to begin celebrating. Well, we have arrived – and we have a Christmas tree! I may or may not have jumped up and down a bit while decorating it. (I did.) I also saw Moana with Elizabeth last weekend. I liked it quite a bit, although I would like to make two points: 1) Mulan did it first and 2) somewhere out there in the world exists hours worth...

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Wine & Dine Half Marathon


I am intoxicated. I am drunk with power. I am an Annual Passholder. I get FREE PHOTO DOWNLOADS FROM DISNEY’S PHOTOPASS. Which now does ALL THE RUNDISNEY PHOTOS. Look upon my Wine & Dine Half Marathon Photo Dump and despair!!!     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

In Which Jenn Tries To Let The People Choose Her WDW Resort

I know what you’re thinking: Jenn, since when are you a Democratic Republican?* Generally never. Well, I always consult with my traveling companions before I make WDW-related travel plans, but I certainly have the final word when the only traveler is me. WHICH WDW RESORT? Nonetheless I found myself somewhat perplexed when attempting to select a resort for the WDW Marathon in January. Of the value resorts, Pop and All-Star Movies were both available. Pop was about $25 more expensive, but I like Pop and feel comfortable there; you could call it my home resort. I’ve only stayed at...

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