Cardio fashion

The Fairest Week In Review: 2/28

Greetings, citizens! How’s it going? I’m currently riding the high of finding running capris on clearance for $10! They’re size small but they FIT ME by some miracle AND they have TWO side pockets AND they have a high waist which I find helps leggings stay up better AND man, it sure doesn’t take much to please a runner, does it? Workout log:  Sunday | ran 17.1 miles outside in 3:00Great success! Monday | rest Tuesday | walked 2.07 miles outside in 35 minutes; 60 minute ballet class Wednesday | ran 5.29 miles outside in 55 minutes; walked 2.45...

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Lion King Broadway

In Which Jenn Finds Her Place On The Path Unwinding

I got three paragraphs into a full review of The Lion King on Broadway (Pat got me tickets!) before I deleted the whole thing. We all know The Lion King. The Broadway version has been around for more than two decades. While there are elements that I personally did and did not like, for the most part the show is simply The Lion King, beautifully rendered with spectacular puppetry, and that’s that. But I do want to talk to you about one thing: the first 90 seconds. If you have not seen this musical, I am kinda spoiling things for you, so...

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Running trail

In Which Jenn Finds A Whole New Running World

Last weekend I was very brave. I did my longest pre-marathon run of 17 miles… OUTSIDE. WHAT.  For the longest time I was strictly a treadmill girl. But time and circumstances pushed me outside more and more. Then last June I lost my nice, walking distance gym, and vowed to perform as many of my runs as possible outside so as to avoid the trek and packing that involved driving to my new one. There is certain weather I still drawn the line at, but I’ve gone down to 22 degree temperatures and endured some rains and winds.  And...

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Hurt

The Fairest Week In Review: 2/21

You can read the workout log that immediately follows, or you skip below to the part where I make an impassioned plea for your help. Choose your own adventure!  Sunday | 10.32 miles outside in 1:45 Monday | walked 2.12 miles outside in 35 minutes; 60 minute ballet class Tuesday | ran 5.27 miles outside in 55 minutes The Crash & Burn Part 2. Somebody left a loop of wire in the middle of the sidewalk and in the early morning gloom I didn’t see it, tripped, and fell – not too hard, but hard enough to scrape up...

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Lumiere Be Our Guest

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Be Our Guest Review

It’s trip report time! You can see all the posts in this report here. Remember when Be Our Guest was, like, THE dining reservation to have? I mean, I guess it still kinda is, but I never really got into the hype. Despite its general popularity, Beauty & The Beast was never a huge favorite of mine as a child, and aside from the grey stuff there was no huge attraction in the perfectly serviceable but expensive menu. I don’t know why I suddenly felt the urge to go there for breakfast, which generally gets middling reviews. The lure of doing something...

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Behind the Seeds

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Behind The Seeds Tour

It’s trip report time! You can see all the posts in this report here. I have had Epcot’s Behind the Seeds tour on my to-do list for literally years. Which is ridiculous because it’s one of WDW’s cheapest, easiest to book tours ever. But that very accessibility is what makes it so easy to skip when other things come up, you know? This time around I was absolutely determined to take this tour of The Land’s greenhouses, and I dragged my mom along for the ride. We checked in for the tour at the desk by Soarin’, where we were given...

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30 Rock Valentine's Day

The Fairest Week In Review: 2/14

Happy Valentine’s Day! If you’re reading this, I love you. (For reals, the idea that people read the things I write gives me the warm fuzzies. <3) Pat and I used to mark the occasion by eating dinosaur chicken nuggets, but then we decided they were so awesome that we should incorporate them into our regular diet and now they’re not special anymore. Oh well! Let us non sequiter our way into the workout log: Sunday | restThere was a nasty wintry mix outside and my IT Band was still giving me a bit of trouble, so I decided...

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Marine Corps Marathon

Baltimore Marathon VS Marine Corps Marathon: An Investigation

  You could, conceivably, run the Baltimore Marathon AND the Marine Corps Marathon the same year. They’re never on the same day. They are sometimes on the same weekend, and historically they’re always within a week of each other. This year the two are spaced apart by about a week (Oct 20 & 28), so the feat is a little less daunting than last year, when the guns went off within 24 hours of each other. Perhaps you are one of those who would like to double up. If so, class dismissed!  But if you want to run one or the other but...

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Sanaa

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Lunch at Sanaa

It’s trip report time! You can see all the posts in this report here. Remember when Sanaa was a hidden gem and you could waltz right in? Those were the days. Now word has gotten out about how awesome this restaurant in Kidani Village is, and an ADR is a must. Since my mom raved about our visit there in 2013, I made sure to make a reservation for this trip as well. As you know if you read my trip report, we arrived late and a bit cranky to boot. Thanks to my phone call ahead during the bus debacle...

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