Kings Dominion

In Which Elizabeth Goes To Kings Dominion

Occasionally, my friends will run a race or go to theme park without me and then make the grave mistake of telling me about it, at which point I strongarm them into writing me up a guest post. So let’s welcome back the indomitable Elizabeth, who is here to tell you all about the Halloween haunts of Kings Dominion in Virginia! I went to Kings Dominion’s Halloween Haunt for the first time this year, and it did not disappoint!  There were two main components: scare zones and mazes (i.e. haunted houses). The scare zones were designated, themed areas where...

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Stormtroopers

An Open Letter From Elizabeth To A Stormtrooper

Intrepid interplanetary Explorer Extraordinaire Elizabeth is here to tell you all about her experience during the rainiest 8K ever! “Watch out, there’s a Stormtrooper behind you!” was not something I had ever expected to hear in… any context except perhaps at Disney World’s “March of the First Order,” but I heard it this past Saturday while attempting to finish the Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest. I didn’t see you for the first quarter mile or so, while I was still trying to keep up with Jenn. I had hoped that the rain might encourage me to push myself harder, but...

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Twilighter 8K

In Which Jenn Runs A Very Rainy Twilighter 8K

A month or three ago, I convinced Elizabeth to sign up for a 5 mile race. She’s not really a runner (except when I make her), but she gamely agreed to give it a shot when I promised her the Rockville Twilighter 8K would be a festive night race with free beer.  And by God, I delivered a night race with free beer. What I did not deliver was just about anything else that might make a race pleasant.  Guys, it friggin’ POURED all day. I’m talking torrential rains. I was getting emergency emails with flood warnings for portions of the county....

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Across the Bay 10K

In Which Elizabeth Runs Her First 10K Ever

I dragged Elizabeth with me for the Across the Bay 10K – and it was her very first 10K ever! I asked her if she wanted to write a post, so here’s her experience in her own words. – Jenn So, since I never got around to actually…training…I figured if I had a time of 1 hour and 30 minutes (barely faster than walking, I know, shut up) for the 10K I’d be satisfied. I started at the same time as Jenn and Sarah (apparently you could be in any wave you wanted?), but once the crowd broke up...

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Across the Bay 10K

In Which Jenn Recaps The Across The Bay 10k

The Across the Bay 10k, spanning the entirety of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, has intrigued me for years. Thing is, it’s invariably the same exact weekend as the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, so I was never able to sign up. Since I chose the Dark Side Half over W&D this year, the weekend was finally free. I got to run the bridge! Let’s back up. My friends Sarah and Elizabeth accompanied me on this adventure, which started with a jaunt to the expo and sleepover at Elizabeth’s place before rising before the dawn and heading to one of...

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Across the Bay 10K

In Which Elizabeth Is Running Her First 10K Ever

You guys remember Elizabeth, right? I have dragged her along on several WDW trips. She is such an excellent travel companion that I am slowly grooming her for the cult of runDisney. Kidding! Kidding. She makes her own decisions. Totally autonomous. And I’m sure my nagging and cajoling and promising to run with her had NO impact on her decision to sign up for her very first 10K in November – the Across the Bay 10K on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. She’d never classify herself as a runner, but I’d say that by now she’s done enough 5Ks to claim...

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Tim Curry

The Last WDW Resort Room I Ever Wanted…

And now for another story about how booking a WDW resort room can be unnecessarily confusing. But we persevere. A WDW RESORT DISCOUNT CODE (BUT NOT FOR ME) A couple weeks ago I scored the big one: an email from Disney containing a unique offer code that would net me a discount on Walt Disney World resort rooms. Sweet! Having been in talks with my mom to take a trip in early December, I immediately clicked on through, only to have the site tell me that the last name I entered (which, to be clear, is the only one...

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Across the Bay 10K

The Fairest Week In Review: 6/13

Gotta start getting used to these outdoor runs, since I’m losing my gym. Sunday | rest Post-ZOOMA Half chill time. Monday | walked 2.1 miles outside in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Tuesday | ran 11.11 miles outside in 2:00 Probably I shouldn’t’ve done this so soon after ZOOMA, but it was such a lovely day for a run I couldn’t resist. Wednesday | walked 3 miles outside in 50 minutes Thursday | walked 2.13 miles outside in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet class Friday | ran 6.23 miles on the treadmill in 1:05 Saturday | rest Walked a...

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Kings Dominion

In Which Jenn & Elizabeth Visit Kings Dominion

A couple weeks ago Elizabeth and I went to Kings Dominion in Doswell, VA, to run a 5K and 10K, respectively. Our race fee included park admission in the price, so we stayed on post-race to ride some coasters. Here are our thoughts on the experience. JENN: Ready to talk about Kings Dominion? ELIZABETH: Yes! JENN: Was it your first time there? It was mine! ELIZABETH: I think I was there once as a small child? I seem to have a vague memory, but nothing stands out, so it might as well have been! JENN: The nice thing about running a race through...

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Universal Studios

The First Photos: Universal Studios Florida, 2011 – 2015

Obviously Universal Studios isn’t held as highly in my esteem as any Disney park. Clearly. No question. BUT. It’s still a good time. So, it too gets the First Photos treatment. Once again, apologies for photo quality; 2/3 of these are really old. The year: 2011 The companion(s): Elizabeth The title of the album: CONSTANT VIGILANCE! The why: Ha, so, I actually had to skip over a bunch of photos at the beginning of this album, ’cause… We totally went to Downtown Disney first. And while I love a good picture of a Grand Floridian tea cozy as much as...

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