Cinderella Castle

In Which Jenn Is Prepped For WDW

Things to do tomorrow: 1. Go to Walt Disney World. In the wise words of Lavender Gooms: Things not to do on this WDW trip: 1. Run a runDisney race. Which makes me feel all weird. You mean I don’t have to immediately bolt for the expo as soon as I get there? I haven’t had a non-race trip since… December 2013, the last time I took my mom. Hmmm. Here are an assortment of things I do intend to do: Since my mom only rides the green side anyway, let’s check out the new Mission: Space Get some margaritas from the new...

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Mickey Christmas Carol

The Fairest Week In Review: 11/28

Guys. Guys guys. It’s ALMOST TIME. Almost time for Walt Disney World!!! Let’s get my workout log out of the way right quick so that we can get to the good stuff: Sunday | ran 10.11 miles outside in 1:45 Monday | walked 2.18 miles in 35 minutes; 60 minute ballet class Tuesday | ran 5.22 miles outside in 55 minutes Wednesday | walked 2.04 miles outside in 35 minutes  Thursday | ran 6.22 miles in 58 minutes and then another 2.03 miles in 21 minutes First bit was the Turkey Chase 10k; second bit was me running home from...

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Bethesda Turkey Chase logo

In Which Jenn Recaps The Turkey Chase 10k

(Source) Last year I scoffed at all the people running the Thanksgiving 10k right outside my apartment. Why would you suffer in the cold when there’s a nice warm treadmill at the gym? Well, my walking-distance gym closed down and I’ve taken to running outside more and more, so this year I joined the suckers for the Turkey Chase 10k. I woke at the very civilized time of 7am and dressed for the expected low-thirties temperatures. Then it was but a two mile walk to the start line at my local Y.   I arrived about 20 minutes before race...

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Dinglehopper

In Which Jenn Has Lots Of Opinions

I have two modes: I don’t know you that well so I’m not gonna talk much and HERE ARE MY OPINIONS ABOUT EVERYTHING. Since you’re reading this, my blog, presumably of your own free will and with at least a passing interest in my inner workings, allow me to present: a bunch of opinions.  A couple notes. First, the below items are included because I feel that a mini-review might be of some assistance to like-minded folk. I am not going into any great depth, but if you’d like a more exhaustive report, leave a comment and I’ll either expand the topic...

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Shindig

The Fairest Week In Review: 11/21

Normally in a week in review post I do my exercise stuff first and my Disney and life stuff second, but screw the boring stuff because I HAVE DISNEY NEWS. Y’know how I’ve been kvetching basically since I made the reservation about my room in Caribbean Beach for my upcoming WDW trip? There’s the construction, of course, which means weird food options to boot, plus the resort itself is sprawling with multiple bus stops AND the only room I could get was a pirate room, which is more expensive AND supposedly at the very back of the resort. Bleh. Well, you’re all...

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Disney Wardrobe

In Which Jenn Assembles Her Next WDW Trip Wardrobe

Hey, remember how I have turned into a WDW dandy and like to ramble on about all my Disney clothes and how Hot Topic is Disney mecca so goth kids step aside? Anyway, here’s my planned wardrobe for my holiday trip (which begins NEXT WEEK, guys! EEE!!!!). The red polka dot dress is something I picked up from Delia’s 6 or 7 years ago, when I, y’know, still shopped at Delia’s. It’s not technically Disney, of course, but I think it’s extremely evocative of Minnie Mouse. Paired with my sequined Minnie ears, it’s a Disneybounding slam dunk.  The Figment t-shirt is vintage...

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Across the Bay 10K

In Which Elizabeth Runs Her First 10K Ever

I dragged Elizabeth with me for the Across the Bay 10K – and it was her very first 10K ever! I asked her if she wanted to write a post, so here’s her experience in her own words. – Jenn So, since I never got around to actually…training…I figured if I had a time of 1 hour and 30 minutes (barely faster than walking, I know, shut up) for the 10K I’d be satisfied. I started at the same time as Jenn and Sarah (apparently you could be in any wave you wanted?), but once the crowd broke up...

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Running sneakers

The Fairest Week In Review: 11/15

More running! Hooray! My IT Band has been… pretty good. Every once and awhile I think it might be acting up a little but it’s nothing a little KT Tape hasn’t been able to handle. I do wish that stuff was cheaper, but then it’s nowhere near as expensive as medical bills, so.  I think I might also look into getting some different running shoes for my long runs. Perhaps Black Friday will deliver some worthwhile deals? I almost bought the Nike Odyssey on my last shoe testing trip… but Brooks Ravennas performed well for me for years… thing...

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Baltimore Marathon

In Which Jenn’s Baltimore Marathon Photos Tell An Epic Story (About Someone Else)

One nice perk the Baltimore Marathon offers its participants is free race photos. No $35-for-a-single-photo-file nonsense here! Mind you, I usually look, shall we say, less than radiant in my race pics, but of course I always check ’em out anyway. And I was scrolling through the available shots, a saga unfolded. Let’s start from the beginning. Here I am running along happily, because my IT Band hasn’t started misbehaving and I don’t yet wish I were dead. And here I am approaching the finish line. I now have an unhappy IT Band and wish I were dead. Ah,...

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