Running clothes

In Which Jenn Pantsed A Mannequin For Running Tights

Anyway, let me tell you the story of how I pantsed a mannequin for running tights. Twice. Well, once I was more of an accomplice. But I’m getting ahead of myself. (What is the present-tense of pantsed? Is it “pantses?” That doesn’t seem right. Hmmm…) You may recall a coupled months ago I complained of tripping over a wire in the sidewalk and ripping my second favorite pair of long running tights. (THE HUMANITY.) Since then I’d been on the hunt for more running pants, of course, because if there’s one thing I don’t have enough of it’s running gear.*...

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Absolutely nothing

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/28

Oh, post-marathon run-free, guilt-free week. You come but three times a year of late, but you are so loved. Until we meet again.  Let us linger on the workout log so as to better remember our time together. Sunday | rest If you call driving back to Maryland from NC restful. It’s really not that bad until you hit northern Virginia, in which case you may as well be in hell. Monday | walked 2.37 miles outside in 40 minutes, 60 minute ballet class Tuesday | rest Wednesday | rest SNOW DAY! Yes, on the first day of spring it...

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Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Jockey Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Review

Alas, the day has come: this Jocky Lindsey’s Hangar Bar review is my last post for my December 2017 trip report. Now comes the long dark stretch between now and November’s Wine & Dine Half trip. But why dwell on such tragedies when there is delicious food and drink to be had? My friends, we now return to Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs. Is my mom an Indiana Jones fan? No she is not! Nevertheless I dragged her in for a late lunch because it’s a great bar and I wanted some SOFT PRETZELS, DAMMIT. We’ll get there....

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Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

In Which Jenn Pens A Polite Apology To Lumiere

Hey, remember a couple years ago when the Wine & Dine Half was made into a morning race? And runDisney introduced the Two Course Challenge and I was like, pssssh, AS IF. And then I punched Lumiere DIRECTLY IN THE FACE. Well, I owe Lumiere an apology, because this just happened:   I know! I’m surprised too. But – and prepare for a real shocker – it wasn’t my idea.  See, the week after I got back from the Walt Disney World Marathon, I was in the dressing room at ballet chatting to a friend about my race. Another friend, Erika, piped...

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Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/22

It’s been quite an eventful week for running – I ran a marathon, then I signed up for more races – not only Wine & Dine (more on that later), but also the Marine Corps Marathon! How? The MCM race organizers unexpectedly provided a “rush” option Wednesday morning, releasing 11,000 guaranteed registrations, and I snagged one. Once again, I’m gonna run with the Marines! Workout log, prove I can do it: Sunday | ran 6.01 miles outside in 60 minutes I was hoping Moon could join me for a post-bachelorette 10K, but alas, she had to ship up to...

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Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness

In Which Jenn Recaps The Wrightsville Beach Marathon

And now for a tale of marathon triumph! Comparatively speaking! My traditional fitful pre-race night’s sleep led to me bouncing out of bed before my alarm (still got to sleep until very nearly 5am which for a runDisney enthusiast is a tremendous luxury). I quickly dressed and gathered my stuff, then bolted down some breakfast and headed out.  Race day weather promised to be beautiful, partly cloudy with a high in the upper 60s, although chilly to start. My dad dropped me off at the start about 45 minutes ahead of gun time, and I wrapped myself in my...

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Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness

In Which Jenn Goes After Marathon #10

This Saturday, I embark upon a historic milestone: my tenth marathon.  “OMG, how did you get there???” you ask? Well… Marine Corps Marathon, October 2014 WDW Marathon, January 2015 Marine Corps Marathon, October 2015 WDW Marathon, January 2016 Marine Corps Marathon, October 2016  WDW Marathon, January 2017  Rock ‘n Roll Marathon DC, March 2017 Baltimore Marathon, October 2017 Walt Disney World Marathon, January 2018 “Damn, you need to branch out more,” you say? Your wish is my command: I’m heading down to NC for the Wrightsville Beach Marathon. I hear the course is flat and fast, and my dad...

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Snow White pie

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/14

I had planned to begin this post with a joyous “I’M REGISTERED FOR WINE & DINE!!!” but alas, it is not to be – if you haven’t already heard, registration has been delayed. Unknown as to why, but supposedly more information will be released later this week. In my heart of hearts, I want it to be because they’re changing it back into a night race… but I doubt it. All I can do is keep an eye out for the new registration date. Happy Pi Day or whatever. Week in review! Sunday | ran 9.21 miles outside in...

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Music

In Which Jenn Needs Walt Disney World Music To Work Properly

A couple years ago I did a pair of posts about my favorite Walt Disney World background music. I find Disney background music to be incredibly soothing when at work in particular – it cheers me up and helps me focus. It’s been awhile, so I thought I’d check in with some of music loops I’ve been particularly enjoying lately, especially at work.  Let’s start with the Disney Springs background music loop. I’d heard several people mention they enjoyed it, but when I first took a listen, I was NOT into it. It’s basically Disney songs interpreted as smooth...

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