Disney Christmas

In Which Jenn Has A Christmas Jingle In The Jungle

Every Christmas I embark upon a mission: to dig up the most uniquely Christmas background music that I can, the kind that’s themed in such a way that it feels like Disney in a manner regular carols can’t evoke. While it’s tempting to just repost the Animal Kingdom Lodge holiday background loop every year and call it a day, I have two new loops for you this year, and both in the same vein! I enlisted the help of Twitter in my quest, and one of the suggestions that came back was Trader Sam’s loop. I searched for it on YouTube and...

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Disney fireworks

In Which This Is Jenn’s One Thousandth Blog Post

I stopped celebrating this blog’s birthday a couple years in (it’s in July, if you’re wondering, and we’re currently over seven years on). After a while, with no 5 or 0 on the end of the number, it felt kinda redundant. But something about 1,000 posts feels like it warrants some mention, so here we are. This is my one thousandth post! You’re reading it right now! I would like to thank: my brain, for refusing to stop thinking and rethinking things until I exorcise them by writing them down my body, for letting me continue to run and...

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Orange mug cake

In Which Jenn Makes The Cheater’s Holiday Orange Mug Cake

Hey! You know what I haven’t done in literally two years? A cheater’s recipe! Since I’m sure you don’t remember because how could you possibly, my cheater’s recipes are so called because they’re barely recipes at all. I’m a cheerful baker, but an indifferent cook. So they’re really more like assembly instructions, usually. Ideas for things that can be slapped together with minimal effort. Effort so minimal it feels like cheating! Get it? What inspired me to return to the format after so long away? Well, thanks to many twists of fate, I have been spending an inordinate amount...

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Epcot

In Which Timehop Throws Shade At Disney???

Holy smoke Rocky, guys, I know I just posted, but I saw the FUNNIEST thing in my Timehop yesterday and I had to share! You guys know Timehop, right? The app that shows you all the stuff you posted on this day on your various social medias and that stuff? In addition to populating with your own on-this-day photos and tidbits, it also sometimes shows some historic events and such that occurred on that day too. Various Disney park openings and movie debuts have sometimes been included as the day’s fun fact, because, I always assumed, many of Disney’s accomplishments...

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runDisney logo

In Which Jenn Shares Her Rarest Character Race Photos

Pat and I were talking the other day about how we hope we can ride Splash Mountain one more time before the refurb starts. Now, I have gone on record as being 100% on board with the overhaul. But still, a final ride-through to say goodbye would be nice. That got me thinking – once, a long time ago, during the 2016 WDW Marathon, I got a photo with Brer Fox and Brer Bear. It’s the only time I’ve ever seen either character, in the parks or as part of a runDisney event. Perhaps they’ll appear one more time...

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Battleship Half Marathon

In Which Jenn Recaps The Battleship Half Marathon

Okay, so the Battleship Half Marathon may not have been a triumph, but it turned out fine. The race was a bit unusual in that in order to accommodate COVID precautions, the start would be staggered across several hours. My wave time was 8:30am, so I didn’t even have to wake up until like 6:30am (which if you’re into runDisney is like one in the afternoon, seriously). My dad drove me over to the race start, and as we crossed the bridge to downtown Wilmington I saw the marathoners who had started at 6:30am already out on the course....

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Battleship Half video

In Which Jenn Is Off To The Races

Sunday is race day! Dang. Haven’t said that in awhile. This race will mark a lot of firsts for me. It’ll be my first non-cancelled in-person race in a post-COVID world, for starters. It will also, believe it or not, be my first half marathon since 2018 – due to some life changes, I only ran two races last year, both of them marathons. And it’ll be the first time running the Battleship Half Marathon! I am, as anyone who knows me might expect, equal parts anxious and excited – although I must admit, anxiety is pulling more weight...

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OK Tape

In Which Jenn Finds A Cheaper KT Tape Alternative

The KT Tape adventures continue! I’ve been a pretty loyal KT Tape user over the years. I found Rock Tape to be pretty much the same but harder to get, and the CVS off-brand version, while not unusable, didn’t have enough stretch. I’ve been sticking to KT Tape only for a couple years now. And for the last year or so, I’ve needed to use rather a lot of it – I’ve been plagued by very minor injuries that KT Tape can absolutely handle, and even render runs pain-free. But it does mean going through rolls at an uncomfortably...

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