Brown Derby cocktail

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Lunch At The Brown Derby Lounge

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! My final restaurant review for this trip report was probably my favorite of the trip, edging out even our meal of California Grill for sheer enjoyment. We were first in line for the Brown Derby Lounge! The timing worked out so that we rope-dropped the restaurant, filing in with a small handful of people at noon and selecting our own seat toward the back by the railing....

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Jasmine horses

In Which Jenn Runs On Assateague Island

I noticed something very interesting last time Pat and I went to Assateague Island: there is a running path. And so when Pat suggested another pilgrimage last weekend, I was bound and determined to go for a run on it. In case you’d like to take a crack at this somewhat unique experience yourself, here are some notes: ABOUT ASSATEAGUE ISLAND First, about Assateague Island. Even if you’re not a MD/VA/DC native, you might be familiar with it – ever heard of Misty of Chincoteague? Marguerite Henry’s books made Assateague and its sister island Chincoteague famous. Specifically, Assateague is...

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Eddie Izzard running

The Fairest Week In Review: 7/25

And now for a series of runs that were not performed on the boardwalk while on vacation. 🙁 (I have a hard time letting go.) Sunday | ran 9.2 miles outside in 1:40 Monday | walked 2.1 miles outside in 35 minutes; 50 minute Horton jazz dance class Made me sore again. Good stuff. Tuesday | ran 7.44 miles outside in 1:20 Wednesday | walked 2.08 miles outside in 35 minutes; 50 minute hip hop dance class This was just about as hilarious as you might expect – as an avowed and loyal ballet dancer, I neither hip nor...

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Tim Curry

The Last WDW Resort Room I Ever Wanted…

And now for another story about how booking a WDW resort room can be unnecessarily confusing. But we persevere. A WDW RESORT DISCOUNT CODE (BUT NOT FOR ME) A couple weeks ago I scored the big one: an email from Disney containing a unique offer code that would net me a discount on Walt Disney World resort rooms. Sweet! Having been in talks with my mom to take a trip in early December, I immediately clicked on through, only to have the site tell me that the last name I entered (which, to be clear, is the only one...

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Boardwalk Candy Kitchen

In Which Jenn Is In Love With Boardwalk Runs

If your regularly running trail is riddled with changes in altitude and terrain, perhaps your mind, too, wanders back to happy memories of runDisney races. Specifically: the flatness of Florida. How easy it is to run in Florida! So level! So devoid of hills! How glorious it would be to clock all your training there, perhaps lacking in challenges but blissfully free, with a far-reaching horizon. That’s where my head’s at right now – I’m logging all my training outside where the hills are, since I’m between gyms and without a treadmill. It’s good for me, I know. It makes...

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Food & Wine Festival

In Which Jenn Makes A Fake Food & Wine Festival To-Eat List

Is it with a heavy heart that I must remind you all that I will not be attending this year’s Food & Wine Festival in Epcot. There will be no Wine & Dine Half Marathon for me. Yes, it was a great three years, pouring rain and curtailed courses and all. But I chose to run the Dark Side Half last April instead, to expand my horizons and whatnot, and I stand by that decision. … JUST KIDDING. I REGRET EVERYTHING. How can I not when the first menus for this year’s festival were just released? There is SO MUCH...

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Ellen's Energy Adventure

In Which Jenn Mourns The Universe Of Energy Alone

(Source) The Disney blogosphere has been exploding with D23-fueled news all week. There are a million new things coming to Disney parks – resorts, rides, full lands, new forms of transport, the works. This is not a post about anything new. It is about something old. Something very, very old. Who mourns the Universe of Energy? The UoE is closing down in August in favor of a Guardian of the Galaxy attraction of some kind. This has change has been rumored for months. Many people are against it because, arguably, Marvel doesn’t really belong in Epcot’s Futureworld, at least not...

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American Adventure

The Fairest Week In Review: 7/18

Hellllo again! I am back from the beach. I ran. I read. I didn’t get bitten by bedbugs, although Pat thinks maybe he was? We’re still parsing that out. It was a good time, anyway. Hang on for a two-week workout recap! Sunday, July 2 | ran 7.29 miles outside in 1:20 Monday, July 3 | walked 2.13 miles outside in 35 minutes; 50 minute Horton jazz dance class Good God, guys, I had NO IDEA that jazz used such completely different muscles from ballet. The backs of my upper thighs in particular were screaming for days. Tuesday, July...

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How do you do, fellow kids?

In Which FRoA is Four & Jenn Isn’t Even There To Celebrate

Hey! Wanna hear something neat? As of Saturday, this blog is four years old! Dang. Wanna hear something else neat? I’m at the beach this week! So rather than a full blog post, I invite you to sit in silence for a minute or two and ponder what Fairest Run of All means to you, on this, its birthday. Here’s one approach. Nah, kidding. I’m just here to say I’m not here. Swing by next week for more exciting content and all the latest on what it’s like running on the boardwalk. (Spoiler alert: nice.) Don’t forget, you can follow...

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Happy Friday: The Lie Of The Disney Princess Quiz

This meme addresses a trivial issue that actually really bothers me for some reason. If you’re going to match me with a princess, do it by personality, not by weird and highly unlikely coincidence! But then maybe I’m just upset that I’ve never saved China. It’s so hard to really know yourself, you guys. 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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