Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 5/31

Spoiler alert: I did NOT trip, fall, sprain, break, or otherwise mess myself during this week’s training. Score. Sunday | ran 8.07 miles on the treadmill in 1:20 Monday | walked 2.16 miles outside in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Tuesday | ran 7.05 miles on the treadmill in 1:10 Wednesday | ran 5.24 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes Thursday | walked 2.1 miles outside in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Friday | ran 5.11 miles in 50 minutes on the treadmill SPEED RUN! Saturday | rest Saw Guardians of the Galaxy downtown; it was...

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View from California Grill

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Dinner At The California Grill

The trip report proper is over, but we’re not done yet – I’ve still got lots of thoughts, including food reviews and photos! You can see all the posts in this report here. Onward! We last left our monorail loop dining adventure at Trader Sam’s, where we had a couple rounds of drinks. We would’ve been happy to keep at it, but we had a 6:50pm ADR to make at California Grill. A monorail ride to the Contemporary later and we were walking up to the restaurant podium, where a very pleasant Cast Member checked us in. I was careful to...

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Mr. Toad

In Which Jenn Gets An AMAZING Disney Present

Hey, how’s your memory? Because I need you to remember some stuff. Specifically: Remember when Pat got me the BEST running present EVER? Remember when I traipsed around Walt Disney World on an increasingly mad and maddening search for a Mr. Toad baseball cap that ultimately proved fruitless and I was super bummed about it? WELL. Strap in, kids, because look what Pat magically produced as an anniversary present! And we don’t generally even do anniversary presents. Generally we eat dinosaur chicken nuggets with a bottle of wine.* NO I WILL NOT STOP MUGGING I feel like I just drove...

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Not dead yet

The Fairest Week In Review: Special Roadkill Edition

Here’s a rare circumstance: I’m going to recommend you read this week’s training log. It gets interesting toward the end. Sunday | ran 5.12 miles on the treadmill in 50 minutes Speed run! Also I burned my leg and hand a bit making pancakes. It’s a long story which I mention because it is a harbinger of things to come. Monday | walked 2.55 miles outside in 40 minutes; 50 minute ballet class Tuesday | ran 10.48 miles outside in 1:50 Wednesday | walked 2.11 miles outside in 35 minutes; 50 minute ballet class Thursday | ran 10.15 miles...

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Minnie Mouse hula

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Drinks At Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

The trip report proper is over, but we’re not done yet – I’ve still got lots of thoughts, including food reviews and photos! You can see all the posts in this report here. Onward! Our first and only real Advanced Dining Reservation of the trip was at none other than the California Grill, way high up there atop the Contemporary Resort, where the food, the view, and the prices are all equally killer. But that wasn’t enough for us. Oh no. We extended the experience by leaving the hot, crowded Magic Kingdom early and taking the resort loop monorail to the...

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Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 5/17

I have nothing clever or interesting to say about my training, only to say that it continues. Here we go: Sunday | ran 7.05 miles on the treadmill in 1:10 I was 30 minutes into this run, wondering why it felt so much harder than usual, when I remembered: I gave blood the previous day. Oh yeah. Probably should’ve stopped there, but, well, I was already at the gym, and… Anyway, I was fine – just tired. Monday | walked 2.05 miles outside in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Tuesday | ran 8.07 miles on the treadmilly in...

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Stormtroopers

In Which Jenn DID NOT PEE HERSELF DURING THE DARK SIDE HALF, SWEAR

Perhaps you are rolling your eyes already at the subject line of this post. Perhaps you are quite sick of looking at me. Perhaps you have written me off as a narcissist. It’s okay. I understand. But my Annual Pass expires in December, and with it, my free PhotoPass downloads. Will I ever get another? Maybe. As of now, though, these are the last free runDisney photos I will ever download. SO NATURALLY IT LOOKS LIKE I PEED MYSELF IN HALF OF THEM. It’s thigh sweat! THIGH SWEAT! And possibly some anti-chafing gel? I tend to slather it on...

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Magic Kingdom

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 4/25

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! Why are my trip report notes so short? Oh, right, because it’s the LAST DAY. ;.; Weeks earlier, in that idealistic planning haze, I had intended to get up early and sneak in a short run around Riverside. Although part of me regrets the omission, I’m not entirely surprised I elected to sleep instead. And so I woke up at the usual time, prepped to go out, roused...

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Tower of Terror

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 4/24

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! The last full day. The last day of true safety. After my sleep-deprived-and-zombified antics of the night prior, I woke feeling incredibly refreshed. I all but hopped out of bed with my alarm. I showered and dressed with a light heart before waking a considerably crankier Pat, because he’s always cranky when you first wake him up. He later pointed out that, this being the case, I should...

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Mickey running

The Fairest Week In Review: 5/10

I was NOT in Walt Disney World last week. Boo. Rather, it was back to the training grind. Sunday | ran 6.2 miles on the treadmill in 1:05 Monday | walked 2.17 miles outside in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Tuesday | ran 13.14 miles on the treadmill in 2:15 Look, the ZOOMA half is only a month away. I needed a practice half and I had the time. “But Jenn,” you say, “isn’t the Dark Side half close enough to count?” But I have my fingers in my ears. I don’t hear you. I’m instead gonna turn...

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