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The Fairest Week In Review: 9/28

Given that I was on vacation last week, I have a behemoth of a two-week workout log ahead of me. And so do you. Let’s get to it! Sunday, Sept 10 | ran 12.98 miles outside in 2:07 (Parks Half Marathon) and an additional 4.12 miles outside in 48 minutes Monday, Sept 11 | rest I planned to go for a walk but work was busy and then I had an eye doctor appointment and I ran 17 miles the day before so whatever. Tuesday, Sept 12 | walked 2.05 miles outside in 35 minutes???; 70 minute ballet class...

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Beauty & The Beast soup

In Which Jenn Is S(o)uper Into This WDW Soup Mug

Pat and I were talking about WDW the other day, because I am slowly bringing him over to the dark side and soon he, too, shall crave citrus swirls and shout KUNGALOOSH without quite understanding what the hell that’s supposed to mean and say things like “What sort of foolishness would you like to see?” in everday life and we shall vacation there often and it shall be glorious!!! Where was I? Oh yes. Conversations about WDW. We were discussing the specific charms of the parks that only come to you as an adult. Specifically, how chill mealtimes can...

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After Parks

In Which Half A Marathon Wasn’t Enough

Don’t judge his grammar here; he’s not a morning person. (Also: pork butt.) One of the perks for locals of running the Parks Half Marathon was historically that the race ended right in downtown Bethesda. You could finish your race and then stroll straight home! But then they do say all good things must come to an end, and so it was: scarcely a week after I signed up, I received an email that the course had to be changed due to construction work. The start line moved further up the Metro line and the finish, by consequence, bottomed...

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New sections

In Which Jenn Invites You To Plumb Her Archives

(That’s what she said) Heeeey! You’ll never guess where I am right now… Because it’s not WDW, and you’d totally guess that. Nope, I’m back at the beach for our annual Outer Banks sojourn. I’ll be back next week with tales of sun, sand, and … sruns? I’m gonna run. I’M GONNA. You’ll never beat me, vacation!!! Anyway. If you came here because you’re bored and now you’re saddened by the lack of entertainment, never fear! New options are available to you. Particularly sharp-eyed readers may have noticed I added two new pages to the FRoA menu some weeks...

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Carnotaurus

In Which Jenn Gives Her New Car A WDW Name

Once, in the very recent Holocene, I was lucky enough to be gifted a new car by my parents. They wanted something sturdier and sportier and, well, it’s a long story, but the end result is that they gave their current car to me in exchange for my old car as a trade-in. Score! It’s a weird adjustment, though – my old car was from 2006 and the new one is a 2016 model. My GOD has a lot change in the space of a single decade. This baby has two separate display screens that tell me things like...

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Parks Half Marathon

In Which Jenn Has An Excellent Parks Half Marathon

I didn’t mention this half much in advance of my running it, and here’s why: I didn’t want to jinx myself. I’ve gone into races with fanfare before, bellowing about how I was going to crush it, and wound up crushingly disappointed. Which is guess is tangentially related, but not really what I’m going for. Well, the Parks Half went great. But I don’t feel 100% good about it. Run with me. I woke up to a near perfect race day: morning lows in the mid-50s with a predicted high of the low 70s, meaning a brisk morning perfect...

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30 Rock making it rain

The Fairest Week In Review: 9/12

Greetings, friends! I come to you as the humble bearer of a brand new personal record in the half marathon. Hotcha! But more about that tomorrow. For now, let’s check in on the training log: Sunday | ran 5.54 miles outside in 60 minutes And then I saw Counting Crows and Matchbox 20 at Jiffy Lube Live! Gotta say, while I’m waaaay more of CC fan, MB20 had far superior showmanship. Rob Thomas knows how to present. Monday | ran 5.48 miles outside in 60 minutes Humid, but I wanted to front load my training at the beginning of...

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Scrubs smoothie

In Which Jenn Invents A WDW-Inspired Smoothie Recipe

I am always impressed by the industrious bloggers who are constantly coming up with their own unique recipes. Even the smoothies are themed – strawberry cheesecake smoothies! Pumpkin pie smoothies! THE ULTIMATE GREEN SMOOTHIE RAAAAAAAAR!!! Me, I was just trying to put together a high-protein smoothie to drink after my morning runs that kept me full until lunch and tasted okay. By some miracle, I did that. But then I got greedy. I thought, how come I can’t put together a fancy-pants smoothie with a legit flavor profile? Why can’t I theme it to Disney??? And so I did. Fire...

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Food

In Which Jenn Goes On A Running Food Bender

Let’s see, how to explain this. Have you ever… gone on a sort of… pre-long run food buying spree… like, way in advance… without planning it? Now that I’m officially training for the Baltimore Marathon, I gotta get those mega-long runs on the docket. And I have – I have a 15 miler, 17 miler, and 20 miler laid out on the calendar. For my normal long runs – say, 9-12 miles on average – I don’t usually require much beyond a pre-run snack and some water, but these big’uns need a bigger sustenance commitment. There are lots of...

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