Goofy Challenge

In Which Jenn’s Dream-Dad Is Super Confused About The WDW Marathon Course

I’ve told you about my runDisney stress dreams before. They come in a variety of guises, but the gist usually boils down to this: SOMETHING HAS GONE WRONG! Dream me has missed her flight. Dream me has slept through her alarm. Dream me has forgotten to pick up her bib and also somehow taken a nap in the middle of the race. Dream me even registered herself in a Disney triathlon that does not exist and Brad Pitt was PISSED. But don’t worry, my subconscious is still innovating. Last night’s marathon stress dream got really far off property. So dream me...

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Sleepy Cinderella

The Fairest Week In Review: 8/22

I had a friggin’ BONKERS dream last night that I was running the WDW Marathon but somehow took a five hour nap in the middle? I managed to catch up with the stragglers but my final time was over ten hours because, well, five hour nap. Which I evidently took in the Hollywood Tower of Terror, which had a few legit hotel rooms available. Kevin from Brooklyn 99 was the proprietor, obviously. Thanks, man. I forgive you for ruining my marathon. So that’s where my head’s at. Meanwhile, in the real world (UGH) here’s the workout log: Sunday | ran 10.06...

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Goofy lazy river swimming

In Which Jenn Dreams Of triDisney (Literally)

Longtime blog readers will know that I frequently have runDisney dreams, and 97% of the time the theme is My Screwing Up. I’ve slept through dream races, forgotten dream bibs, crossed dream start lines too late… Pretty much every race morning screw up you can imagine, I’ve dreamed it. Today I share with you another runDisney dream… but it is unique in two ways: I made it to the start line without incident. It’s not really runDisney. It’s… TRIDISNEY!!! Yes, in this dream for some reason my brain decided to posit that runDisney had added a triathlon to its...

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Mickey running

The Fairest Week In Review: 4/05

When looking at my wholly unremarkable and frankly boring training log, please remember that we are LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AWAY FROM THE DARK SIDE HALF YESSSSSS. Sunday | ran 7.06 miles on the treadmill in 1:10 Monday | ran 5.24 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes Tuesday | walked 2.12 miles outside in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Wednesday | ran 8.39 miles on the treadmill in 1:25 Thursday | walked 2.14 miles in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Friday | ran 5.24 miles on the treadmill in 60 minutes I hate it when I...

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Go Fly A Kite

In Which Jenn Has A Grand Floridian Dream

I had the craziest WDW dream a couple weeks ago! And for once it didn’t involve me missing/almost missing/generally messing up a runDisney race! Okay, so the first thing that’s weird about this dream is that I was staying at the Grand Floridian. This is stange enough, because there’s no way in hell I could afford that, but it gets weirder: I was there with my parents. My parents would NEVER drop that kind of money on a hotel regardless of their financial situation, and also, their interest in WDW is cursory at best (although I’m working on it...

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runDisney logo

In Which Jenn Dreams About runDisney Again

GUYS. I HAD ANOTHER RUNDISNEY NIGHTMARE. It started out innocuously enough. I was at next year’s Wine & Dine Half. I went to the expo. I loved, I laughed, I lived. Went to my hotel. Futzed around. It was 6pm. Suddenly I realized – I had left the expo without ever picking up my bib. I mean, who needs it? What followed was a madcap series of dream vignettes that included such activities as attempting to go back to the expo even though I knew it was closed, then dashing about the race itself trying to find some authority who...

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Sleepy Cinderella

In Which Jenn Has Another runDisney Dream

It has begun. I’ve mentioned before that my runDisney nightmares tend to begin months in advance of my races. Oh, yes, I said nightmares – not once have I had a dream where I won the race. No, it’s always something like this: So I’ve started the race – I’m pretty sure in this case it was supposed to be the WDW Marathon – and I’m plugging away when for some reason I have to stop. I think I was futzing around with my shoes or something, but when I look up, everyone else is gone. I start running the...

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Scrubs dreamer

The Fairest Week In Review: 8/19

JENN: First thing first! I’m dying to hear about this new Disney dream. MOON: So… we were doing a 5K. But first! The setting: There was a city that was made into a Disney city of sorts. Forgive the vagueness. Dreams don’t make sense all the time. Certainly not mine. We had Elizabeth with us. We were supposed to do this run, but there was another event happening in the city that day so it was pretty chaotic. There were so many people running that there were multiple running routes. Liz and I were supposed to start on the same...

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In Which Jenn Has Crazy runDisney Dreams

I know it’s wildly common for people to have that dream, the night before a race, that they have slept through their alarm. This image also helpfully doubles as a metaphor for running itself. OH GOD NOT GOING FAST ENOUGH (source) I am WAY AHEAD OF YOU. Sure, I’ve had that dream. I’ve had it the night before the race. I’ve also had it three months before the race and sooner, and I’ve had it weirder. Take the Wine & Dine Half. That’s not until November. And yet a couple weeks ago I had my first OH GOD RUNDISNEY...

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Doctor Who run

In Which Moon Defends WDW from the Zombie/Alien Apocalypse

JENN: MOON’S HERE, EVERYBODY!!!!#$!#!!!323111 MOON: Whhhhhaaat111! raise the roof JENN: I have every intention of doing so. In fact, I may have to add a story to the house. MOON: Glad to be back. Thanks everyone for your well wishes! I’ve missed you, Jenn!!! <3 JENN: <3 <3 <3 And we have an extra-special Moon-tastic treat, because today we’re talking about Disney dreams. And to paraphrase The Voyage of the Dawn Treader*: I don’t mean daydreams. I mean dreams. Guys, Moon has THE BEST DREAMS EVER. * The book, not the movie. The Narnia movies hurt my heart. MOON:...

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