Splash Mountain

In Which Jenn Joins The Splash Mountain Fray

Sooo I waffled back and forth about whether to post this, but here we are. I had a Twitter conversation about Splash Mountain’s announced re-theme on Thursday evening in which I was pleased with some of the points I made. I took some screenshots with the intention of posting them here on Friday, but after thought decided against it. I’m not trying to get anyone cancelled, and others may disagree with me with civility if that’s their wont. However, while I debated peacefully enough on Twitter, I have since seen it has gotten rather uglier in other corners of...

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Baymax

In Which Jenn Finds A Race Costume Loophole

I have found it! I have found my race costume holy grail! It’s… WHITE RACE PANTS THAT WON’T MAKE IT LOOK LIKE I PEED MYSELF ON COURSE!!! Perhaps this seems like a frivolous request. Perhaps the solution should be simply to not wear white running pants; problem solved. But. Do you have any idea how many runDisney race costumes require some white for clear recognition? Marie from The Aristocats! EVE from Wall-E! Baymax! Any iteration of Duck, be it Donald, Daisy, or an assorted nephew! Those first three in particular I have been pondering forever, but I was afraid...

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Desert sands

In Which Jenn Does NOT Bless The Sands Down In Africa

A view of the mountains from my balcony. They’re there, okay? Just trust me. Today I did not run because of the weather. Was it stormy? No. Aggressively windy? No. Hail? Hurricane? Flood? Extreme heat? All logical for Puerto Rico, but no. It was sand. In the air. FROM THE SAHARA DESERT. Look, The Washington Post even published an article on it yesterday. They’re saying it’s a record amount. A record amount of sand, yes, but not an unusual phenomenon: we get Saharan sand over here every year in the summer in the form of the Saharan Air Layer....

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Puerto Rico running

In Which Jenn Has A Nifty New Running Trail

I’ve found a new running trail! It (mostly) hugs the beach all through Piñones, and features some pretty sweet views of the ocean and sometimes even the mountains.  I tried to take a video during my last long run during my favorite portion of the trail. I can’t say it turned out great, per se, in that it a bit herky-jerky and I didn’t always control the camera as well as I would’ve liked. In my defense I was also partially concentrating on not tripping and falling on my face. All the same, this video will give you the...

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Disney pajamas

In Which Jenn Wants To Go To WDW… In Her Pajamas?

Like many of your parents too, I’m sure, my parents number among the worshipers at the altar of Costco. I’m not a member myself, but I must admit to enjoying the odd trip when I visit them; Costco has so much STUFF to poke around in! Some of that stuff, believe it or not, is Disney stuff, and when my mom offered to send me some Minnie Mouse pajamas, I wasn’t about to refuse. And they’re super cute- see above! They’re soft and pink and even have pockets! Why, they’re so cute they almost look like… a matching shorts set…...

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Pain and Panic

In Which Jenn Almost Ruins Her Own Race Schedule

In today’s post I am going to take you on a brief tour of the inside of my brain. Now, I want to be up front with you: it’s scary in there. Don’t panic! I’ll be with you the whole way and I won’t let anything happen to you. I promise I can safely shepherd you through the full experience; I live there, after all. It all started two days after Princess Half Marathon registration. I can’t quite put my finger on the catalyst, but I believe I was thinking through potential flights surrounding the February 21 race when...

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IT Crowd Princess

In Which Jenn Is A Princess

Alrighty, let’s jump back in. I’M A PRINCESS, EVERYBODY! Yes, for the first time since my very first half marathon and runDisney event in 2013, I’m running the Princess Half Marathon. I outlined my thought process in this post, but basically I’m so afraid of 2021 race FOMO I’m willing to throw caution (and money) to the wind in order to mentally insure myself against potential cancellations. As I’ve said as recently as the last paragraph, I haven’t run the Princess Half since its 5th anniversary in 2013, so I’m woefully out of the loop as to what to...

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The Fairest Run Of All

A Transitional Interlude

Hey guys – it’s been a bit since I’ve posted. I don’t mean to alarm you if you hadn’t already noticed, but things are… weird. You know, what with the pandemic and racism and riots and police brutality and political incompetence and whatever else. I’m not usually one to broadcast my political views, and on some channels such as Facebook I haven’t made any statements simply because I don’t historically do so; starting to use some platforms now feels uncomfortably disingenuous. But I talk a lot on Twitter and I talk a lot here, and I want to be clear: Black...

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