Christmas Attack Zone

Merry Christmas Eve! Win Yourself A Present!

Hello and welcome to this very special Christmas Eve episode of The Fairest Run Of All! I am here today to tell you about a super sweet giveaway I’m co-hosting with Disney In Your Day. Well, I say co-hosting; Becky did most of the work. I’m just here to tell you to GO ENTER THIS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY BECAUSE THE PRIZE IS SO GOOD. Observe: Win it here It’s a race bib display holder! I know! Synergy! I never should have agreed to host this giveaway because now I can’t enter. But YOU can. Do it here. Do it now!...

Continue reading
Christmas Attack Zone

The Fairest Week In Review: 12/20

Good morning! We are deep in December!! It is peak Christmastime!!!!! I have: – decorated the tree – wrapped the presents – yelled at the cat for nosing around in the presents – baked cookies (okay, that’s a lie; Pat baked them and I provided moral support) – replaced lunch with cookies – watched Christmas movies – demanded Pat wear my Santa Mickey hat … so it’s going well over here. I’m a big Christmas fan so naturally I am increasingly excited. And then after Christmas is my birthday, a day where ONLY I am excited so I have...

Continue reading
Running clothes

In Which Jenn Doesn’t Need New Running Clothes – But…

My dresser is 80% running clothes. I have a draw each for sports bras, short sleeved tops and tanks, long sleeved tops, and running pants, plus a couple free-floating warm weather tops and vests and a collection of hats and gloves. Probably, most likely, I have enough running clothes.  And yet I can’t help but coveting new things. It’s so motivating to say to myself, hey, on tomorrow’s run you can wear your new running socks – get excited! So even though I know, logically, that I don’t need to spend the money, I have a hard time letting a...

Continue reading
Gospel choir at WDW Marathon

In Which Jenn Is Determined To Embrace The Suck

I’ve been thinking a lot about my last Marine Corps Marathon vs. my last WDW Marathon. In both races I felt my energy flagging the middle. The difference? In MCM, it was a downward slope – but in WDW, I rallied in a big way. Any number of factors can be influential when it comes to race performance – training, weather, injuries, hydration, fuel, the works – but in this case, I think the deciding factor may have come down to one thing: attitude. Everyone knows the WDW Marathon is full of joy and fun – how can running through the parks...

Continue reading
WDW Marathon with Goofy

The Fairest Week In Review: 12/12

It’s beginning to look a lot like… WDW MARATHON TRAINING PEAK TIME!!! Yup, my pre-WDW Marathon 15-miler approacheth, and I am READY. For starters, it helps that it’s only 15 miles. Should I do a longer run? Probably. But it feels like I just finished the Marine Corps Marathon and Two Course Challenge and I don’t care to push myself. Besides, I’ve done a mere 15 miles before this race before. It’s not like I’m running it for time. I’m running it for maximum FUN! MAXIMUM FUN!!! Other training notes ahead: Sunday | ran 10.24 miles outside in 1:45 Monday | walked 2.28 miles...

Continue reading
Nomad Lounge Jenn's Tattoo

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: ANOTHER Nomad Lounge Review

Trip report time! See all the posts in this report. Q. Oh Jenn, you’ve reviewed the Nomad Lounge in like 87 times. Why don’t you try eating somewhere different in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, like Harambe Market or Yak and Yeti? A. No. Q. Okay, well, if you must go to Nomad Lounge AGAIN, why don’t you order a drink you’ve never had before?  A. No. The Hightower Rocks, essentially a watermelon margarita, comes with an enormous wedge of watermelon. It’s a drink and snack. To stray would be to set oneself up for disappointment. Q. Fine, but couldn’t Erika have tried something different? A. No. She...

Continue reading
Dug from UP

The Fairest Week In Review: 12/05

I’ve spent a lot of time in my most recent weekly recaps complaining about how a) I do not live at Walt Disney World and b) how where I do live is COLD right now. None of this has changed and I am still angry about it. BUT! In the spirit of the Christmas season I thought it might be interesting to experiment with being, you know, kinda sorta a little positive sometimes maybe? So here is a thing I do currently like: seeing dogs on my run. All dogs are good but sometimes they see you running and they’re like oh...

Continue reading
Pop Century

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Everything Pop Food Court Review

Trip report time! See all the posts in this report. Soooo I committed a cardinal blogger sin when it comes to this post about Pop Century’s food court offerings at Everything Pop: I didn’t take much in the way of photos. I KNOW. Amateur hour. In my defense, I don’t usual eat at my resort’s food court with much frequency, and I was caught by surprise when we hit up Everything Pop with the frequency that we did. Once I realized I had a post on my hands, it was practically too late.  Lack of pictures aside, I’m going to...

Continue reading