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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 4/21

It’s trip report time again! I love trip reports! I’m recapping my April 2017 trip to WDW for the Dark Side Half. You can see all the posts in this report here. Onward! As is traditional, I slept rather poorly the night before a Disney trip – my paranoia about sleeping through my alarm runs deep. Luckily Pat and I woke up in plenty of time, Pat’s dad drove us to the airport (we spent the night at their house for airport proximity), and we checked our bags and made it through air security with time to spare. We even took off...

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Parks and Rec pointless

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/27

Guys, I am distraught. I am bereft. I am… NOT IN WALT DISNEY WORLD ANYMORE. I hate everything. Look at this stupid exercise log from last week. Or don’t. I don’t care. I DON’T CARE ABOUT ANYTHING ANYMORE. Sunday | ran 6.35 miles outside in 1:05 This went surprisingly well given the high-ish temperatures. An Easter miracle! Monday | walked 2.12 miles in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Tuesday | ran 5.4 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes Wednesday | ran 4.17 miles on the treadmill in 50 minutes Taaaaaperiiiiiiiiiiing Thursday | walked 2.31 miles in 40...

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Fireworks

In Which Jenn Is Headed For The Dark Side

Tomorrow. Tomorrow. Tomorrow. TomorrowLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!!! Tomorrow we go to Walt Disney World for the Dark Side Half, a brand new race for me! Needless to say I’m hella excited. It’ll be my second time taking Pat, and I’m super psyched to enjoy time with him in my favorite place in the whole world. While I loved loved loved doing the Dopey Challenge, it didn’t make for the most relaxing trip. This time around we’ll be able to slow down a little. Trip bucket list: Get Pat onto Splash Mountain as many times as humanly possible – an occasion two decades...

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Stormtroopers

In Which Jenn Makes Her First Running Costume EVER

I just counted, and here are how many runDisney races I’ve done, not counting Sunday’s Dark Side Half: eleven. And here’s how many of those races I’ve run costumed: zero. I mean, my focus has been primarily on making it through the race something semi-akin to the right temperature and without chafing my thighs off. I’ve historically left the running costume thing to others. That ends this week with the Star Wars Dark Side Half. No more halfhearted Minnie ears plus whatever I was gonna wear anyway. Instead, I’m dressing up! By moderately augmenting a regular race outfit. Whatever....

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Lapu Lapu

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/18

This week. This is the week. Walt Disney World, here I come!!! But first, last week’s workouts: Sunday | rest I initially planned to go for a run this day, but thanks to the events of what shall now be referred to as The Mimosa Incident, this proved to be impossible. Monday | walked 2.42 miles outside in 40 minutes; 70 minute ballet class My backup plan was to run Monday morning, but again: The Mimosa Incident. Tuesday | ran 10.25 miles outside in 1:50 This actually went pretty well. The champagne-laced curse is broken! Wednesday | ran 5.24...

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Tower of Terror

In Which Jenn Wants You To Share Your Tower of Terror Screams With Others

Unlike your larger majority of Disney parks enthusiasts, I don’t have a ton of family memories from Walt Disney World. My parents took me twice, once when I was so young I hardly remember it (beyond my love of Figment and fear of Snow White’s witch), and the other when I was twelve. I do remember some stuff from the latter trip, but it all felt kind of perfunctory. I think my parents like Disney parks just fine but were largely checking a box on the Traditional Family Activities list. No slight intended on their part – I mean, as...

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Riker runs

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/12

You can’t really appreciate your taper without peaking. With that in mind: Sunday | rest Monday | ran 13.14 miles on the treadmill in 2:10 Practice half! Not bad, not bad at all. Tuesday | walked 2.36 miles in 40 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Wednesday | ran 10.27 miles outside in 1:55 Running outside is hard, man. Actually I think it’s ’cause my route is a little hilly, but hey, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger while also sapping your will to live, so. Thursday | walked 2.09 miles outside in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class...

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Magic bands

In Which Jenn’s Magic Bands Are Disappointingly Tasteful After All

You didn’t think I’d leave you hanging, did you? If you haven’t been following my Magic Band drama, let me sum up, Inigo Montoya-style: I tried to put “Pork Butt” on my Magic Band and Disney wasn’t having it. (Read the full story here to get the scoop on how I found out, who I talked to, and why “butt” is a bad, bad word and Nemo never should’ve touched it.) But wait, there’s more! After calling a Cast Member to begrudgingly let her change the name, I subsequently received two separate Magic Band shipment confirmation emails. Could Disney IT...

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Forced laughter

Happy Friday: If You Have Time To Walk, Pan, You Have Time To Do Push-Ups

This joke is not funny. I know this. But I chose it for this week’s Happy Friday all the same, and here’s why: the green army man who is always on the hill around mile 20 of the WDW Marathon. In 2016, he yelled at a runner dressed at Tink, “Didn’t I tell you you could never, never land?!” and for some reason, in my mile-20-of-a-marathon stupor, I found this UPROARIOUSLY HILARIOUS. In loving memory: What marathon madness has made you laugh uproariously for no real reason? Don’t forget, you can follow FRoA on Twitter @fairestrunofall and on Instagram @fairestrunofall. If you have...

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Disney Wardrobe

In Which Jenn Dresses For Disney

The first time I went on an adult trip to Walt Disney World, I didn’t care how I looked. I was in the most magical place on earth; what did it matter? It didn’t! Until I saw the photos – and hated them. Vanity, you may say, thy name is Jenn – for since then I have slowly developed an increasing interest in “looking cute” in the parks. This is in the name of the aforementioned pictures, of course, but also – and this is just me – the self-esteem boost of feeling my look makes my happy place...

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