Kings Dominion

In Which Elizabeth Recaps The Kings Dominion Run & Ride 5K

Please welcome my partner in crime, roller coasters, and life plans, Elizabeth, for a recap of the Kings Dominion Run & Ride 5K! Click here for my recap of the 10K on the same day. So, I think I may have gone to King’s Dominion once long ago as a child, but I had no real memory of it, so this was a good opportunity for me to try out all of their roller coasters (and other rides, of course). It was a bit chilly (I think somewhere in the 50’s) that morning, but it was really a good...

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Zooma

In Which Jenn Recaps The ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon

How was the ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon? To quote myself that one time: HILLLLLS. (But not THAT bad. Nothing ever will be.) I was very graciously hosted for this race by Elizabeth, an Annapolis resident, who picked up my packet for me so I didn’t have to brave the Friday Beltway during rush hour, fed me, put me to bed, and let me set an extra alarm for race morning because I am still paranoid post-MCM. The close proximity also allowed me to sleep an extra 45 minutes, and even then I arrived at the race start at Navy-Marine...

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Cinderella Castle

The First Photos: Walt Disney World, 2008 – 2012

Having finished up my Last Photos series for the time being, let’s take a look at the First Photos of my Disney albums. Because are not first photos just as telling? Once again, apologies for the quality; these range from old to quite old. The year: 2008 The companion(s): Moon, Elizabeth, and mutual friend Megan The title of the album: Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? The why: Awww, look at Moon and Liz and Megan, playing around in post-ride Test Track show room! You know, kids, in OUR day, it was sponsored...

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Strong Bad race

In Which Jenn Commandeers Elizabeth’s Race Prep

Hi guys! As you may recall, Elizabeth and I are running the Run & Ride Kings Dominion 5k and 10k, respectively, on Sunday. I thought you might like to see this email I sent her on the logistics of our trip and race prep. Not that you’ll be running this precise race, probably, but it’ll get you in the headspace of a destination race, right? Onward for some advice! Note: Please always check before using my futon. Okay, as promised, here is a Logistical Email & Race Packing List! Full of information you probably already know because I’m a...

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Kings Dominion

In Which Jenn Has A Race Schedule Addendum

I’m adding a race to my schedule! Surprised? I was too. Once my schedule is set I’m not generally in the market for additions. But this is an unusual race: it’s the inaugural Run & Ride 10k at Kings Dominion amusement park in Virginia! I’m not usually one for 5Ks and 10Ks, preferring to set my sights on higher mileage. But this race is unique: I’ll be running through Kings Dominion itself, weaving around roller coasters and high fiving Snoopy, who is apparently on loan from Knotts Berry Farm or something? It’s so hard to keep track of who’s...

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Cinderella Castle

The Last Photos: Walt Disney World, 2008 – 2012

The Disney Hipsters recently did a nifty series highlighting the final photo they took on their Disney vacations. I have neither the photographic skill, nor the effortless style, nor the devastating wit of the Disney Hipsters. What I do have: a bunch of rapidly ageing Disney park Facebook albums and a crippling weakness for nostalgia. And so I give you: The Last Photo From My Disney Albums, Part 1. Apologies for the quality on these; being from the oldest trips, I don’t know where the originals are anymore. The year: 2008 The companion(s): Moon, Elizabeth, and mutual friend Megan The title...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Brown Derby Lounge Review

Last post of the trip report. 🙁 Commentary from Elizabeth provided in red. Click here to read all the posts in this report. Onward! Brown Derby Lounge, I hope you don’t mind me telling you this, but: you were an accident. Elizabeth and I were hot and tired that afternoon in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We were just looking for a bar that wasn’t crowded. You – the little outdoor bar space attached to the Hollywood Brown Derby – had a line, but by that point we had given up. Turns out the line was just for the bar itself to grab a to-go...

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Whispering Canyon

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Whispering Canyon Cafe Review

The trip report is over, but I still have one or two food reviews in me. Specifically: two; and here is the first. Commentary from Elizabeth provided in red. Click here to read all the posts in this report. Onward! Whispering Canyon Cafe! This one’s been on my Disney bucket list for some time. Although I doubt I’ll ever be hungry enough for one of their famous bottomless skillets, I appreciate straws as projectiles. Let’s back up. For those who are unfamiliar with resort restaurants, Whispering Canyon is a casual sit-down restaurant in the Wilderness Lodge where the servers are allowed to...

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Cinderella Castle

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/09

It’s time for another trip report! Yay! I LOVE trip reports! This time around we’re covering the 2015 Wine & Dine Half Quarter Marathon trip. I’ll be including reviews of my Food & Wine Festival purchases within the trip report itself, but restaurant reviews will be in their own separate posts. Commentary from Elizabeth provided in red. Click here to read all the posts in this report. Onward! Last day! I hate the last day. :/ On this particular trip I did something I have never done before at Disney: gotten up early for a mere training run. But what with the Quarter Marathon...

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Tigers

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/08

It’s time for another trip report! Yay! I LOVE trip reports! This time around we’re covering the 2015 Wine & Dine Half Quarter Marathon trip. I’ll be including reviews of my Food & Wine Festival purchases within the trip report itself, but restaurant reviews will be in their own separate posts. Commentary from Elizabeth provided in red. Click here to read all the posts in this report. Onward! After our late night night, the plan for the morning after the after party was to sleep in. That plan was almost interrupted by housekeeping at 8:45am; I literally rolled out of bed, snuck the “do...

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