Cinderella Castle

The Fairest Week In Review: 6/28

Let’s hurry up and get my workout log out of the way because there is Disney to discuss and that’s way more fun. Sunday | ran 7.09 miles on the treadmill in 1:10 Race pace while I still can. 🙁 Monday | ran 4.17 miles on the treadmill in 50 minutes Tuesday | walked 2.1 miles outside in 35 minutes; 80 minute ballet class Wednesday | ran 9.46 miles outside in 1:45 Thursday | walked 2.41 miles outside in 40 minutes Friday | ran 5.25 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes Saturday | rest Anyway! DISNEY. My next WDW...

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Monty Python & The Holy Grail

In Which Cinderella Castle Is A Swamp Castle

Speaking of Cinderella Castle… I maintain a longstanding tradition in my family, passed down from my grandmother, of Rejecting Reality in favor of A Fantastical World Of My Own Choosing, Thank You Very Much. This can’t be surprising; I mean, I looooooooooooove Walt Disney World. Duh. Life being what it is, I am forced to keep one foot in the Real World, and when I’m there, I am often gently teased about the rest of me. I don’t mind; my head is in the clouds because that’s where I like it. Manic Pixie Dream Girls are my people and...

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Cinderella Castle

In Which Jenn Insists On A Photo In Front Of Cinderella Castle

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! Having failed in locating a non-swamped PhotoPass photographer outside Spaceship Earth, I was bound and determined to make it happen in front of Cinderella Castle. The closer you are to the castle the longer the lines – but if you’re willing to accept a slightly less impressive backdrop, the photographers further down Main Street are much easier to secure. And may well be even better – or...

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Zooma

In Which Jenn Gets Trapped In Her Own Half Marathon

One of the downsides of getting faster while racing local is the potential traffic snarl. If you finish in 2:15 but everyone has 3:30 to complete the race and said race is on the same roads you need to drive on to get home… you see where I’m going with this. I ran into this exact trouble the first time I ran the ZOOMA Half Marathon. It takes place in the streets of Annapolis and the surrounding area, and it more or less locks up the larger majority of the finish area. It took me forever to carve myself a...

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Mickey running

The Fairest Week In Review: 6/21

No one loves summer more than I do, but even I have to admit that humidity doesn’t help. Sunday | rest Monday | ran 10.68 miles outside in 2:00 Yup. Not helpful weather at all. Tuesday | walked 3.06 miles outside in 50 minutes No ballet this week so I extended my walking time. Wednesday | ran 10.47 miles outside in 2:00 Somehow WORSE. It was already 78 degrees by 7am with humidity to match. Anyway, I love summer! Thursday | walked 3.07 miles outside in 50 minutes Friday | ran 5.13 miles on the treadmill in 50 minutes...

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Pandora gate

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: The Nomad Lounge Review

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! The Nomad Lounge in Disney’s Animal Kingdom worries me, and here’s why: positioned at the mouth of the new Pandora land, I fear it will soon cease to be a hidden gem, a la the sudden rush on Sanaa. Can nothing remain secret?! Nevertheless, I would never be so oppressive as to demand this wonderful bar hide its proverbial light under a proverbial bushel. But I made...

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Forced laughter

Happy Friday: Of Animators & Speech Therapists

This is probably all related to that whole Goofy/Pluto bipedal talking dog/nonverbal regular dog conspiracy theory. Perhaps Pluto CAN talk, but he’s embarrassed?   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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In Which Jenn Considers Fall Marathons That Aren’t MCM

I swear I don’t actively try to turn conversations with strangers toward running. But it seems to be happening anyway. During a happy hour with some of Elizabeth’s co-workers before the ZOOMA Half, I got to talking about my race schedule. (Did anyone ask beyond “What brings you to Annapolis?” No. And yet here we are.) I talked a little about my winging-it plan, and how that meant that I may or may not run the Marine Corps Marathon this year depending on availability. “Why don’t you just run the Baltimore Marathon?” one of my companions replied. I was doubtful....

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Across the Bay 10K

The Fairest Week In Review: 6/13

Gotta start getting used to these outdoor runs, since I’m losing my gym. Sunday | rest Post-ZOOMA Half chill time. Monday | walked 2.1 miles outside in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Tuesday | ran 11.11 miles outside in 2:00 Probably I shouldn’t’ve done this so soon after ZOOMA, but it was such a lovely day for a run I couldn’t resist. Wednesday | walked 3 miles outside in 50 minutes Thursday | walked 2.13 miles outside in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Friday | ran 6.23 miles on the treadmill in 1:05 Saturday | rest Walked a...

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Port Orleans drinks

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Dining At Port Orleans Riverside

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! One of the perks of upgrading to a moderate resort is expanded food options – for the most part, the resorts one tier up have additional bar(s) plus sit-down restaurants. To that end, let’s talk about what kind of food experience you can expect at Port Orleans Riverside. It is… okay. Let’s start with the food court. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that...

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