The Fairest Week In Review: 12/05

I’ve spent a lot of time in my most recent weekly recaps complaining about how a) I do not live at Walt Disney World and b) how where I do live is COLD right now. None of this has changed and I am still angry about it.

BUT! In the spirit of the Christmas season I thought it might be interesting to experiment with being, you know, kinda sorta a little positive sometimes maybe? So here is a thing I do currently like: seeing dogs on my run. All dogs are good but sometimes they see you running and they’re like oh are we running ooooh!!!! and then they try to run and their owners don’t let them but I know that for the moment my dog friend and I are simpatico.


Here are some of the runs on which I sometimes saw dogs:

Sunday | ran 10.08 miles outside in 1:45

Monday | walked 2.39 miles outside in 40 minutes; 55 minute ballet class

Tuesday | ran 5.29 miles outside in 55 minutes
My GPS watch started acting all wacky on this run, clocking sloooooooooow miles and then a weirdly quick one. Subsequent runs were less weird but still didn’t feel quite right. I’m hoping the next update will make things a little more consistent.


Wednesday | ran 5.19 miles outside in 55 minutes

Thursday | walked 2.02 miles outside in 35 minutes; 55 minute ballet class

Friday | ran 5.07 miles outside in 55 minutes

Saturday | rest
We ran a fair number of errands, though, including getting our Christmas tree! Yay!!!


Enjoy some more feels from the roundup (or not; I’m not THAT curatorial):

– Disney Adulting gets your Christmas list going with stocking stuffers.
– Disney In Your Day plans your Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party experience for you.
– Disney Travel Babble painstakingly assembles a Disneyland Christmas playlist.
– The Main Street Gazette ferrets out more DAK details.
– Living A Disney Life goes big with DCL concierge.
– Kait Around The Kingdom shares some interesting info on each state’s favorite Disney princess.


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The Fairest Week In Review: 7/27

Hello everybody! We now return to our regularly scheduled, wholly bug-free version of the week in review. I don’t mean to suggest, however, that is edition will be complaint-free: IT’S HOT.

It’s been quite hot in much of the country; I’m sure many of you know what I’m talking about. It’s so hot it’s been having some minor impact on my training. Outdoor runs, when I even deem it cool enough to take them, have been a bit shorter and slower, and even the gym isn’t as air-conditioned as I would like it. Still, thank God for the treadmill.

I did go on a couple outdoor SHORT runs in the heat that went surprisingly well, but as I have more to say on the subject I’m holding that for another post later this next week. I do want to mention the reason I was sneaking them in speedily, however, which is this: Pat and I dogsitting all this week! Yay! They’re two giant American Bulldogs and they are SOOOOOOOOO happy to see me when I come home in the afternoon to take them outside. ^_^ I <3 my cats (as anyone who follows me on Instagram knows), but I can’t wait to have a dog too.

They look a lot like this, only bigger and not as recently bathed.

I can’t wait for the roundup, either, but luckily I don’t have to.

Back at Square Zero explores the art of tapering before a race.
Sparkly Runner suggests cutting yourself a break.
The Runner’s Guide to WDW considers chEAR Squad packages.
Living A Disney Life is surprised by Enchanted Tales with Belle.
The Disney Tourist Blog is instituting Figment Fridays! I LOVE FIGMENT!!!
The Disney Hipsters are back with more of their Last Trip Photos. (My inspiration!)
The Main Street Gazette ponders the implications of Tomorrowland.
Mouse On The Mind locates more super cute aspirational WDW apartment listings.

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!

In Which Jenn Runs In Place(s)

Last week, I ran four times. Each was in an entirely different place. IT MAY NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

1. Toms River, NJ

My family went to my grandmother’s house for Mother’s Day. I figured since I had a little time I might as well fit a run in. I remembered to bring everything I needed – except my headphones. FAIL. Luckily I hadn’t run in that neighborhood for YEARS, and I was kept reasonably entertained exploring various side streets. Afternoon runs are hot, though.

Is this what Richard Adams meant about the primroses being over?

2. Bethesda Trolley Trail

This is my standard outdoor running route. So, you know, whatevs.

3. Potomac Valley State Park

My dad asked me to dogsit for one night last week as his dog is a hyper-intelligent weirdo with trust issues and he takes the euphemism “number two” very seriously, which is to say that he will only go number two for me or my dad. Therefore I went to my parents’ house after ballet on Wednesday, walked the dog, went to bed (after sulking about the Caps game seven), got up, walked the dog, and set out on a run.

My parents live within a short walk or run of an entrance to Potomac Valley State Park. This was my running area back when I first started running, although back then I was just jogging, really. I’d never run as far into the park as I did that day, and I must say I rather enjoyed it. There are certain parts of the path where the outside world melts away just enough that you can imagine yourself in a fairytale (a paved fairytale but a fairytale nonetheless). The road follows the creek and I even saw a woodpecker!

The primroses were way, way over.
You kinda had to be there, I guess.

Bonus: a real bathroom stop if you need it.

4. The Treadmill

Good ol’ treadmill.

Where’s your favorite place to run?

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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!