Kuzco crying

The Fairest Week In Review: 1/31

Oh my God, this workout log is so boring. WINE & DINE WILL NEVER COME, I JUST KNOW IT. *sobs dramatically* Sunday | ran 10.26 miles outside in 1:45 Monday | walked 2.35 miles outside in 40 minutes; 65 minute ballet class Tuesday | ran 5.24 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes Stupid rain ruining a perfectly reasonable running temperature. 🙁 Wednesday | ran 5.21 miles outside in 55 minutes Well… it didn’t rain. Thursday | walked 2.06 miles outside in 35 minutes; 65 minute ballet class Friday | ran 5.18 miles outside in 55 minutes So cold...

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Caring for Giants

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Caring For Giants Tour

Sooooo I totally interrupted this trip report with a trip report of my WDW Marathon weekend trip. Let’s jump back to the December 2017 trip, cool? If you need a refresher, you can see all the posts in this report here. I have been trying – and failing – to book a Dining with an Imagineer reservation at Sanaa for years. I’m especially desperate when my mom’s coming to WDW with me, as she loves animals as much as I do. Alas, no dice. The stars have never aligned for me. Lucky for me, a new animal experience at Disney’s...

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In Which Jenn’s Marathon Photos Will Blow You Away

Mini trip report! Read all the posts in this report here. Did I say I was finished with my WDW Marathon trip report? Just kidding! See, I let my Annual Pass lapse because I knew I wouldn’t be taking enough trips in the allotted time frame. No doubt I’ll get another – after all, I think we can all agree I have an addiction and I can only be strong for so long. But in the meantime I’m tragically devoid of parks… and perks: restaurant discount, merchandise discounts, and of course, free photo downloads. Therefore I thought I was out...

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Lion King Broadway

The Fairest Week In Review: 1/24

Awww, man. No more post-marathon break time. Although I did allow myself a slightly reduced ramp-up week. Roll tape:  Sunday | ran 5.27 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes I was still in NYC for a conference; the hotel gym sucked and the treadmill kept shocking me, but I hopped back on that horse. Also I got to hang out with the super-awesome Estelle and her husband and we had empanadas and craft beer and it was amazing. 😀 Monday | 5.27 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes How’s that for consistency?  AND! I went to the...

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Afternoon tea

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Afternoon Tea In The Grand Floridian

Mini trip report! Read all the posts in this report here. We finish out my WDW Marathon trip report with a review of afternoon tea in the Garden View Lounge. I have probably had afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian than I have had any other WDW experience. Off the top of my head I’ve done it at least six times, although admittedly not since 2013. Naturally many changes may occur in the space of that many years, but that’s not I made my ADR for one the day before the marathon. No, I made it because a giant pot of tea...

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Disney Springs

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 1/07

Mini trip report! Read all the posts in this report here. We pick this day up right after finishing the race. Having finished much faster than expected, I indulged myself in a trip to the official race merch tent. After all, I couldn’t very well not have a souvenir from my all time best marathon, could I? Indeed not. I did a few laps before finally settling on a marathon jacket I hadn’t noticed the day before with a much cuter design than the one I had seen and rejected. It was ridiculously overpriced, but every time I wear it it’ll make...

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WDW Marathon Haunted Mansion gravediggers

The Fairest Week In Review: 1/18

Here we are in a post-WDW Marathon apocalyptic wasteland. At least you get to take a lot of rest days there. Workout log, show the nice people. Sunday | WDW Marathon, 4:47:44, BEST RACE EVER BEST RACE EVER!!! Monday | rest I had planned to take a ballet class, but an impending ice storm compelled me to stay home. Just as well; I was pretty tired anyway. Tuesday | walked 2.76 miles outside in 45 minutes; 65 minute ballet class Wednesday | walked 2.38 miles outside in 40 minutes Thursday | rest, but I walked a lot … because...

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WDW Marathon

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: The 2018 WDW Marathon

Mini trip report! Read all the posts in this report here. In the immortal words of Salieri: And then, a miracle! I love the WDW Marathon. Just thinking about it fills me with joy. But in the middle of the race I thought it might be my worst one yet… and then it ended up being my best marathon ever. Let’s talk about it! (Because you know I’m dying to.)  I woke up at the crack of 2:45am courtesy of the hotel wakeup call (which was Mickey again; I kinda missed Baymax). I dressed quickly and was out the door before...

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All Star Movies

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 1/06

I debated writing this trip report at all. Aside from the marathon itself, I had an incredibly low key trip. No parks or anything. But I decided to do so anyway because a) I have a couple notes that was be interesting to people and b) someday I will reread this report and sigh happily about the good all days. So: off we go! I slept unusually well the night before leaving for this trip, which is to say, I did sleep. It was miraculous! But no one ever enjoys a 4:20am alarm, that much is for sure. The trip...

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