Goofy Challenge

Ummmmm… Change Of Plans, Guys

OHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOO You may recall how last week I was all, hey! I signed up for the WDW Marathon! Duh! You may also recall how a couple months ago I was like, runDisney challenges aren’t for me, man. And if you read that post, you may further remember that I rather prophetically noted that this mandate would likely go out the window the second someone suggested I do a challenge with them. Which leads me to a couple days ago, when Erika (remember Erika?) texted me to ask if I was doing the WDW Marathon next year. Of course, I said....

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Watermelon margaritas

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/20

Hola y salutations! Hello! Happy 4/20 if you celebrate! Okay, first things first: if you are a pale person in Puerto Rico, you need to wear MORE sunscreen. I didn’t say you need to wear some sunscreen, I said you need to wear MORE sunscreen. MORE. You can’t even trust the umbrellas with the margaritas under them. MORE. SUNSCREEN. ¿Entiendas? Next thing: I am cranky because I only brought one pair of running shoes, which was wise because we were way over the maximum weight for a lot of our luggage as it was. But I am feeling annoyed that...

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Marathon

In Which Jenn Is Registered For The 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon, Obviously

Today in surprising turns of events: yesterday I registered for the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon. I KNOW! Shocking! I’ve only done it the last 5 years in a row while periodically gushing about how it’s my favorite thing to happen all year. It feels especially important to me right now as I am on a temporary runDisney hiatus given our move to Puerto Rico. Indeed, preliminary research seems to suggest I don’t have a ton of races to choose from here at all. I hope to get right back in the thick of things next year, but for...

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Snow White

In Which The Seven Dwarfs Wear Shoulder Pads Or Something?

I come to you today with another Disney Dandy discovery. Sort of. I might not wear this one. It is… different. My grandmother died a couple years ago – ah, memories – and my parents were finally able to sell her house early this year. This facilitated a major clean-out, as she was a collector. (Not a hoarder, mind you, a collector.) (But also possibly a hoarder.) Anyway, she had a lot of stuff. She mostly liked Judy Garland and The Wizard of Oz by extension, Shirley Temple, and dolls, but she had some Disney things too. Among the Disney items I...

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Ruffian

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/12

Hello and welcome to week two of Jenn Lives in Puerto Rico! I continue to enjoy being warm all the time, even if it comes at the cost of very sweaty runs. I talked about running here a bit yesterday. Although I just realized I forgot to include the fact that while I do all my runs in the morning, and I see quite a few people running at twilight, I witnessed a guy running at noon the other day. In the full sun! And humidity! Mid-80s! There is not a big enough water bottle in the world! I suppose...

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San Juan

In Which Jenn Runs In San Juan, PR

While we apartment-hunt for a permanent place, Pat and I are staying in a little place by the beach in Ocean Park, in the northern part of San Juan on the coast. It’s not a proper hotel and there’s no gym… but like any good addict, I’m not about to let my training just drop, y’know? Mama needs her mileage! … Ew. Why did I say that? I mean, it’s true, but why did I say it like that? Anyway. So it’s hot here in Puerto Rico (WUT) and humid, and even in the middle of the night it’s...

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Pardon Our Pixie Dust

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/06

Did I say service would be uninterrupted? Okay, well, I guess technically it hasn’t been as I did make a post this week, but I’m obviously a little behind… like 3 or 4 days behind. Oh well. I’ll get into this Puerto Rico rhythm yet! Another thing I’m way behind on: The Barkley Marathons. I know they’ve been a huge thing since that one documentary in 2014, but when news reports of the 2019 version once again lauded its incredible toughness (no one finished for the second year in a row) I finally decided to take a second look. And...

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Puerto Rico

In Which Jenn Lives In Puerto Rico Now

¡Qué sorpresa! I moved to Puerto Rico! Yep, Pat got a job here and after much planning and packing and a very traumatic plane ride for the kitties, we are now San Juan locals. Luckily we had an assist from the federal government (and how often can you say that these days?). Obviously this will have reverberating life consequences. I need to properly learn Spanish, for one – no me recuerdo mucho español de mi escuela. I’m also going to have learn to drive LIKE A MANIAC. And while I’m teleworking with my old job for now, I may ultimately...

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