55 Thoughts Jenn Had While Watching The 1955 Disneyland Opening Day Broadcast

I hope that in the flurry of excitement over my most recent trip report you haven’t forgotten about my Thoughts While Watching series – I know I haven’t!

Last time we watched The Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland, so I thought it would be appropriate to follow it up with a viewing of the 1955 Disneyland Opening Day Broadcast, which was televised live on the very first day of Disneyland’s operation. 

This one’s a little longer at an hour and thirteen minutes, but well worth the watch for any Disney parks enthusiast. Presided over by Uncle Walt alongside a smattering of reporters and celebrities, you could tell it was live because of all the times things didn’t go quite Disney perfect. My favorite example is probably when the guy can’t find – actually, you know what? Click play and follow along!

And now – 55 Thoughts Jenn Had While Watching The 1955 Disneyland Opening Day Broadcast:

  1. The Disneyland press room doesn’t look too magical.
  2. I don’t care for Art Linkletter standing ON the railroad tracks like that, and neither would OSHA, I think.
  3. I am loving this early television “We’re totally going to mess this up, guys” disclaimer. Pardon me while I adjust my bustle.
  4. In a different universe Art crossed the railroad tracks and was immediately taken out by the train.
  5. Oh, right, I forgot that Ronald Reagan was a movie star first. BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA, BE GREAT!
  6. I knew opening day was dire, but did the heliport and parking lot count as attractions?
  7. Wait, was the fire station actually a fire station?
  8. Next time I’m in the Emporium I’m definitely getting myself some nylons and a buttonhook.
  9. Way to spoil the forced perspective illusion, guys.
  10. Who brings a mandolin to a canoe ride?
  11. Getting serious “how do you do, fellow kids” vibes from this announcer. Twenty-three skidoo!
  12. Awww, look at Walt in his little conductor’s cap and bandana.
  13. Stand up, straight, Mr. President; have some RESPECT.
  14. It is time for THE SPEECH. 
  15. That was Gettysburg-esque in its succinctness. Walt did love Lincoln.
  16. I did not expect this religious angle. They let a reverend AND a priest talk, but why didn’t they let the rabbi say anything? Corollary thought: is there a joke in there?
  17. If this were happening today some big shot pop star would definitely sing the anthem.
  18. Oh, hey, Fess Parker is back.
  19. Did he just say Buddy Ebsen is there? Was Buddy Ebsen in Davey Crockett? [Looked it up later and evidently he was! I’m glad he finally got the nickel out of his lungs]
  20. Awww, all the parade sections splitting off to their respective lands is pretty cute.
  21. “This is one of the greatest parades – man-made parades – I’ve ever seen.” As opposed to the alien-made ones? What do you know that we don’t, Bob Cummings?
  22. Ah, shoot, have all the individual lands had dedication plaques of their own this whole time and I’ve just never noticed? Or is that just at Disneyland?
  23. I’ve read that Disneyland didn’t have background music loops the first couple years, but based on the soundtrack for this special I think that the subsequent music loops have done a great job preserving the spirit of what Walt had in mind.
  24. Fifties youth say: “Screw Disneyland – WHERE IS FESS PARKER????”
  25. Oh. Oh dear. I see we’ve reached the “well, it was a different time” portion of the program.
  26. Are all the lands going to get their own musical numbers or is this special for Davy?
  27. I’m not saying Big Thunder Mountain isn’t awesome, but… I wanna ride a mule around Frontierland!
  28. Pecos Bill is here! I wish the Diamond Horseshoe was still a year-round attraction.
  29. And the Mark Twain riverboat was never that full again.
  30. I was told Ms. Dunn would be adjusting her bustle.
  31. “The Rivers of the World! America, that is!” You’re just ahead of your time, Art.
  32. Ronnie Reagan has sure made himself at home.
  33. I kind of wish WDW had a New Orleans Square.
  34. Was Aunt Jemima a walk-around face character? Hmmm.
  35. Implied kissing? Scandalous!
  36. Can you imagine, guys? Tomorrowland! The future! 1986!!!!
  37. Awww, Walt’s face. “I thought I got a signal.” That was ADORABLE.
  38. “1986! That’s WAY ahead!” That’s what I said.
  39. “… predictions of things to come.” [Camera cuts to Autopia] “Well… uh…”
  40. Oh, hey, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.! Finally some celebrities I’m familiar with. 😜
  41. “The women drivers are given special space, just as they are on the highways.” … What?
  42. I half expected to cut to Ronald Reagan with his coat off and his shirt unbuttoned.
  43. We get to virtually ride Rocket to the Moon?!
  44. Don’t get to comfy, Capcom – Gina Torres could replace you at any moment.
  45. Hey, that knight kinda sounded like Thurl Ravenscroft…
  46. Is that Cinderella? Is that Sleeping Beauty? Is that the Blue Fairy? WHO IS IT?
  47. That Dumbo costume is AMAZING. They should really bring it back.
  48. I bet that fade transition from live camera to cartoon and back was cutting edge for the time.
  49. Did I miss a sequel where Snow White and Prince Charming have a kid?
  50. MARJORIE MAIN!!! Now that’s a celebrity worth highlighting!
  51. “And I think if he ever gets a microphone we’ll be able to talk to him – ” Gotta love a live show.
  52. Just add my voice to the cacophony lamenting the loss of Mr. Toad in WDW.
  53. “I can’t tell you the ending because it would violate the Hays Code.”
  54. Thank GOD Mickey and Minnie experienced a glow up.
  55. Maybe if you hadn’t let Fess Parker stage an entire musical number you would’ve had more time to explore Adventureland instead of just saying “Uh, sorry!” and rushing off in a tangle, guys.

Fifty-five thoughts for the 1955 opening! That one got me right in the feels. I’ve read the stories – Day One was a minor disaster – but dang it if it wasn’t the start of something beautiful. We’ll take a look at that blessed progression in the next one. See ya real soon!

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35 Thoughts Jenn Had While Watching The Pre-Opening Report From Disneyland

Today I am excited to continue my Thoughts While Watching series, where I document my thoughts while watching old school Disney parks media. I thought it might be good to tackle the next batch in chronological order, so today we’re going to start with The Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland. We’ll follow it up with the opening day broadcast and ten year anniversary special, but for now, cast your mind back to when Disneyland had yet to open its gates….

It’s more fun when you watch along! The Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland can be viewed on Disney+ here if you have a subscription, or watch it on YouTube below:

And now, 35 Thoughts Jenn Had While Watching The Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland:

  1. They sure were big on the sponsors back in the day. Cars and milk – so American!
  2. I like how Tink got more airtime than Mickey at one point.
  3. Wait, there was another TV special about Disneyland before this one? Shoot, now I may have to go backwards…
  4. Ha, I never realized how many rides are kinda technically monorails.
  5. I had no idea they made the riverboat completely from scratch. That looks intense.
  6. Um… is anyone getting weird colonial vibes from getting the plaster mold on this guy?
  7. But harnesses still exist – why would harness making be a forgotten art? Saddleries are a thing.
  8. PONIES!!!!!!
  9. I’m bummed I never got to try Rocket to the Moon. Those models look sweet.
  10. I’m beginning to see why Disneyland’s construction ran over budget.
  11. From now on I will be describing myself exclusively as an “older-type youngster.”
  12. Mr. Toad! Awww, I miss Mr. Toad.
  13. No, wait; from now on I will be describing myself exclusively as a “feminine craftsman.”
  14. Hmmm. Yes, I can see why the Jungle Cruise is being redone.
  15. … There’s a beaver in Lady & The Tramp…?
  16. All roads DO lead to Disneyland. All roads STILL lead to Disneyland.
  17. They sure are dedicating a lot of time to L.A. highways.
  18. Is that Fess Parker? I’m assuming that’s Fess Parker. My dad always gets excited when his wine shows up on restaurant menus.
  19. Awww, Disneyland has Baltimore lampposts? Good ol’ Baltimore.
  20. Ah, yes, the fabled real working drawbridge. 
  21. I want Disney to write me special versions of their more industrious songs for when I go to work.
  22. I don’t see any of these high-speed construction workers wearing safety harnesses. Maybe that’s the lost art they were talking about earlier.
  23. I understand and support why Splash Mountain is being redone, but I must confess I’m gonna miss the soundtrack.
  24. Wow, they’re really pushing Davy Crockett. I wonder what those autographed photos are worth nowadays.
  25. Win a trip for three to Disneyland! Leave your little brother at home.
  26. This whole “mother or dad” thing is really throwing me off. Why not “mother and father” or “mom and dad”?
  27. Oh, hey, it’s the “it was all started by a mouse” quote from the entryway of One Man’s Dream!
  28. So Mickey is a mouse the same size as a bear? Interesting.
  29. Are we just straight up watching Mickey cartoons now? Because these are actually pretty good. Gooseflesh 9000!
  30. I like how Walt says “thee-ay-ter.”
  31. Hooray, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” from Fantasia! Classic.
  32. Some imagination, huh?
  33. And that’s why enormous skirts are both beautiful and functional.
  34. Ohhhh, this Alice music is in the Main Street background loop. I never realized that before.
  35. THREE glasses of milk a day? Gross.

Okay, well, that wasn’t quite as Disneyland-focused as I might’ve liked in the back half, but then as I understand it they were scrambling to get it done as it was.

I’ve been nosing around Disney+ and have found all sorts of additional interesting behind-the-scenes specials. I hope you’re enjoying this series, because I think it might go on for a while!

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47 Thoughts Jenn Had While Watching 1970’s “Disneyland Showtime”

I had a ton of fun doing my last Thoughts While Watching about the EPCOT film, so I decided to do another one! And just as I threatened in that last post, I tracked down the Kurt Russell episode of The Wonderful World of Disney, which is called “Disneyland Showtime.” Sadly, Kurt does not wear that suit the whole time, but it was interesting nonetheless.

Watch along here:

And now, 47 Thoughts Jenn Had While Watching “Disneyland Showtime:”

  1. I’m getting a strong “A Salute to All Nations But Mostly America” vibe from this opening.
  2. Did the old monorail have a… foghorn?
  3. I wish more costume characters did the Charleston these days.
  4. That tour guide cape is sweet, but she seems to lose everybody almost immediately.
  5. All I think of when I see Donny Osmond is LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS! TO DEFEAT! THE HUNS!!!!
  6. Also, all these Osmonds seem to be cosplaying as Romulans.
  7. I’m going to have to look up this… E.J…. Peaker…? person later because I am blanking.
  8. I’m 90% sure I walk faster than any of the Main Street Vehicles.
  9. This human clock makes it sound like “fun rides” are only fun because you can quantify them.
  10. Hey, I know this song! Was “Down on the Corner” an Osmond Brothers song or is this a cover? (Somewhere a boomer is weeping. Who knows; maybe it’s my mom. Although I think she was more into the Monkees.)
  11. I see you there in the background, Captain Hook and Mr. Smee.
  12. Donny found Splash Mountain walk around characters! Good for him; I’ve managed that exactly once myself.
  13. Not that I’m not happy to see him but I’m actually not sure why Kurt Russell is even here. He seems to be sort of in charge; did Kurt Russell run Disneyland in the ’70s?
  14. Remember when you had to bring a whole separate camera with you if you wanted pictures?
  15. This “people in the crowd who are not Donny Osmond” montage sure is long.
  16. Split up and go in different directions, Kurt? Really? Have you never seen Scooby Doo?
  17. Wait, what’s going on with this Native American dance circle? Did Kurt Russell really just throw off their schedule like that? And then Mr. Human Clock made them redo everything? Rude.
  18. “If they needed us, they’d come find us here, in this readily accessible Nautilus submarine.”
  19. Counterpoint: “Gee, maybe we can find Donny here, on the riverboat, a 40-minute self-contained ride.”
  20. Nope, never heard this song about walking before. The Romulans seem to like it.
  21. Hey, who let this E.J. character in the captain’s area?
  22. Boy, these Dapper Dans are dressed for a sepia-tone Kansas.
  23. See, that’s why you don’t look for people on rides, dummies.
  24. The ’70s sure were the ’70s, weren’t they.
  25. Conversely, the Kids of the Kingdom (which, who?) dress like Wesley Crusher before there was a Wesley Crusher. 
  26. Do yodelers still rappel down the Matterhorn?
  27. Did the Romulan Brothers just abandon Kurt? Jerks.
  28. Ah, there’s Kurt’s magnificent gangster suit.
  29. Okay, I’m familiar with this sugar, sugar song, but I don’t know who this mustached individual is, nor did I know Kurt Russell sang. This has been very educational for me.
  30. WHY THE HELL ARE DONNY AND OTHER RANDOM OSMOND ON THE SKYRIDE. They’re literally pointing at the stage and saying “Oh, gee, we’re next.”
  31. Oh, the flare indicates an emergency AND signals the start of the fireworks, does it? Seems like a sound idea.
  32. I don’t know this song either. I also still have no idea who E.J. Peaker is.
  33. Judy Garland already did this in “The Man Who Got Away” and she did it like 85,000 times better.
  34. “Put on your suit so you look less like Romulans for the show.”
  35. Never heard this rainbow song in my life. I’m really more of a ’40s/’50s girl, I’m afraid.
  36. Wait, wait. Is this “Age of Aquarius” part of the same song? Because if so, then I have heard this song. But also, didn’t, like, a Motown group or something do that first? Were the Osmond Brothers a cover band?
  37. I will not miss Mr. Human Clock.
  38. Everyone DOES want to go see The Haunted Mansion, Kurt.
  39. I desperately want to play in a Disney land/attraction model.
  40. Oh, that half-translucent animatronic is interesting. Explains how they get the fadeout on the Pepper’s Ghost illusion.
  41. I love the moving bust illusion – even when you know how it works you have to really concentrate to see it.
  42. It’s okay, Thurl, I’ll sing the response lines.
  43. Ooh, do we get a full ride-through?!
  44. Oh, Human Clock, you’re still here. Great.
  45. Let the record show that Kurt Russell is attracted to Medusa.
  46. The Haunted Mansion really hasn’t changed much over the years. But then why mess with perfection?
  47. For a second I thought they were trying to imply that Donny turned into a ghost.

I don’t know about you, but my primary takeaway from this activity was that I am not particularly well-versed in the ’70s outside of the fact that Kurt Russell was clearly there. 

I’m still enjoying this little mini-series of mine! I think I might do the original Disneyland opening broadcast next, or maybe the Disneyland 10th Anniversary special. Hit me up if you have an opinion.

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The Favorite Photos: WDW & Disneyland, 2013 – 2016

Continuing with the hardest portion of my Disney album audit, my favorite photos. (See also: First Photos and Last Photos.)

The year: 2013
The companion(s): Moon
The title of the album: I Know Every Mile Will Be Worth My While
The why: I mean, they liked our hats.

The year: 2013
The companion(s): My mom
The title of the album: Look for the bare necessities
The why: Cream of the crop, tip of the top, it’s Mary Poppins and there we stop.

The year: 2014
THE PLACE: DISNEYLAND!
The companions: Moon
The title of the album: You can fly! You can fly! You can fly!
The why: SO MANY CHOICES. Had to go with this pre-race classic. WE ARE LADIES.

The year: 2014
The companion(s): Many wonderful bloggers and buddies
The title of the album: Y’know, for a clownfish he’s not that funny
The why: I managed not to trample anyone as I rushed off the rainy Wine & Dine course and into my photo op with Festival of the Lion King Cast Members, but it was REALLY HARD. EEEE

The year: 2015
The companion(s): My boyfriend
The title of the album: Thank you, Florida (where my Silicon Valley peeps at?)
The why: Brooks retweeted this photo from the WDW 5K, and I was happy (but cold).

The year: 2015
The companion(s): Elizabeth
The title of the album: The thingamabob that does the job
The why: Oh, Osborne Lights. I’ll miss you.

The year: 2016
The companion(s): None!
The title of the album: A very merry unbirthday to me
The why: I was going to choose my course photo with the Country Bears, but I ultimately had to go with the gospel choir pic. It comes closest to expressing the joy of that race.

One more post remains in the series: Universal Studios.

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

The First Photos: WDW & Disneyland, 2013 – 2016

Finishing up the Disney portion of my First Photos series. (And catch my Last Photos series here.)

The year: 2013
The companion(s): Moon
The title of the album: I Know Every Mile Will Be Worth My While
The why: An otherwise mundane photo, but Moon and I tremendously enjoyed that our Magical Express driver’s name was Rockland Steel. ROCKLAND STEEL.

The year: 2013
The companion(s): My mom
The title of the album: Look for the bare necessities
The why: I was all confused and out of sorts stepping away from my beloved Pop Century, so I grounded myself with a snap of All Star Music’s gift shop.

The year: 2014
THE PLACE: DISNEYLAND!
The companions: Moon
The title of the album: You can fly! You can fly! You can fly!
The why: Moon’s version of this photo is way better; in it, Disneyland comes out of my head. (Moon says: It may as well.)

The year: 2014
The companion(s): Many wonderful bloggers and buddies
The title of the album: Y’know, for a clownfish he’s not that funny
The why: I took this photo out the window of our Magical Express bus as we entered WDW proper and immediately texted it to my boyfriend, a portent of things to come. Which brings us to…

The year: 2015
The companion(s): My boyfriend
The title of the album: Thank you, Florida (where my Silicon Valley peeps at?)
The why: I’m walkin’ right down the middle of Main Street, USA! It’s the heart of America; the heartbeat of a holidAAAAAAY-AY-AY-AY! NO YOU SHUT UP.

The year: 2015
The companion(s): Elizabeth
The title of the album: The thingamabob that does the job
The why: Behold the mighty runDisney expo! IT WILL CRUSH YOU AND NOT EVEN CARE.

The year: 2016
The companion(s): None!
The title of the album: A very merry unbirthday to me
The why: Blogger rule #1: when you eat food, ALWAYS TAKE A PHOTOGRAPH. Anyway, this is sushi from Morimoto Asia. It was okay.

Next up: Universal Studios!

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

Happy Friday: We’ll Have A Dalmatian Plantation…

Where our congregation can roam
In this demarcation
Our whole aggregation
Will love our plantation home!

P.S. Fifteen spotted puddles stolen? Oh, balderdash.

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

The Last Photos: WDW & Disneyland, 2013 – 2016

Continuing my Last Photos series, because I can never get enough nostalgia. This catches us up!


The year: 2013
The companion(s): Moon
The title of the album: I Know Every Mile Will Be Worth My While
The why: The trip that started it all: Princess Half Marathon 2013! As we left our scene of triumph to be whisked away by a Magical Express bus, we passed magnificent chalk art by a very talented Cast Member.


The year: 2013
The companion(s): My mom
The title of the album: Look for the bare necessities
The why: The only trip in this list without a race attached. Sitting in the Orlando airport, sulking as we waited for our plane to be called. Trying desperately to cling to the magic by uploading photos to my computer. If you look closely you can see beautiful human-free shots of the Magic Kingdom, courtesy of our early Crystal Palace breakfast ADR that morning.


The year: 2014
THE PLACE: DISNEYLAND!
The companions: Moon
The title of the album: You can fly! You can fly! You can fly!
The why: My first time in Disneyland for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon! Technically our last photos were taken inside an empty movie theater, but as this is boring I’m cheating and offering this final look at the Disneyland entrance sign.


The year: 2014
The companion(s): Many wonderful bloggers and buddies
The title of the album: Y’know, for a clownfish he’s not that funny
The why: My first Wine & Dine Half! My final photo was one of grief. That seems to be the running theme here, no? I’m fairly certain I remember taking this out the window of the ME bus itself. No, I was not arriving. 🙁


The year: 2015
The companion(s): My boyfriend
The title of the album: Thank you, Florida (where my Silicon Valley peeps at?)
The why: Dopey Challenge trip! We killed a little time waiting for our ME bus by grabbing a few drinks in Port Orleans Riverside’s River Roost bar. Naturally I got an Abita Purple Haze, because ABITA PURPLE HAZE. Oh, and our bartender’s name was Talon, which is pretty awesome.


The year: 2015
The companion(s): Elizabeth
The title of the album: The thingamabob that does the job
The why: Oh, Wine & Dine Quarter Marathon. I snapped this photo of my dress because it was garnering a lot of compliments. Guys, I’m telling you: Hot Topic. Don’t be ashamed.


The year: 2016
The companion(s): None!
The title of the album: A very merry unbirthday to me
The why: My quick, park-less weekend jaunt for the WDW Marathon ended with my riding the monorail on loop. It’s your highway in the sky!

There you have it – all the final photos of which I have some record. I can’t wait to see what future trips hold! In the meantime, maybe I’ll take a look at first photos… keep tuning in to find out!

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

In Which Jenn Sees Julie Andrews In Person

I have been working for a performing arts center for over three years. Never in those three years have I been as excited as I was when this very special booking came through:

JULIE. ANDREWS.

THAT’S RIGHT – last weekend I saw Julie Andrews speak. Like, actual, legit Julie Andrews. Like, Mary Poppins Maria Von Trapp Cinderella Victor Victoria ONE MAN’S DREAM REMEMBER DREAMS COMES TRUE JULIE ANDREWS.

Are you listening to me??? JULIE! ANDREWS!!!!

Tragically, restrictions on the number of people backstage made it impossible to meet her personally. But I did take a seat in the orchestra tier – a mere few hundred feet away from JULIE ANDREWS IN THE FLESH – and listened to her real voice for realsies.

She told lots of great stories about her life, but of course it’s the Mary Poppins stuff I want to talk about here.

  • When Disney was first wooing Julie for the part of Mary Poppins, he wined and dined her and her then-husband Tony Walton sumptuously. One of their activities was hitting the local race course and betting on the ponies. Walt was excited to see a horse in the lineup named Little Walt, and although he was a longshot he put a bunch of money on him for the win. Julie felt like they needed to do the same, so they too put everything they had on Little Walt – and he won!
  • Walt also gave them a personal tour of Disneyland, much like Travers got in Saving Mr. Banks. And while she didn’t mention it during the event, we all know she has her own official carousel horse!
  • P.L. Travers personally called Julie… in the hospital… the day after she gave birth… to give her opinion on whether the actress was right for the role. “Well, you’re much too pretty,” said Travers, “but you have the nose for it.”
  • A theater tech in charge of rigging nearly dropped her on her head while filming one of the float-y scenes. The story suggests his name is Joe. Let’s find him and destroy him!
  • When asked to pick between leading men Christopher Plummer and Dick Van Dyke, Julie channeled her reputation for sweetness and declared she simply couldn’t choose.

Obviously, if you EVER have the chance to see Julie Andrews speak in person, JUMP ON IT. She doesn’t tour a lot and it’s 100% worth the cost. She remains one of my personal heroes – and maybe if I’m lucky I’ll get to meet her properly next time!

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In Which Jenn Points Out Posts You May Have Missed

Hey, you know how occasionally you’ll be watching a sitcom and it will dawn on you with slow horror that what you’re actually seeing is a clips show? Yeah, I’m doing that.

It’s not so bad! I applied logic to this decision, I swear! It’s merely that it occurs to me that this blog is closer to its second birthday than it isn’t, and there are probably at least a few readers who are kinda new. I happen to be a huge fan of trip reports, and I’ve been known to plumb archives for them myself. Why not make life easier for others?

Hence this comprehensive listing of all my Disney trip reports so far:

We also have some day trip park reports if you’re into that kind of thing:

And since this is also a running blog and people tend to enjoy race recaps, here’s a listing of those too:

Have thoughts on what you read? Feel free to comment no matter how old the post – I can assure you I’ll see it. And if YOU have a particularly good trip report you’d like to share, let me know; I love those things!

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us atfairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!