50th Cinderella Castle

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 4/2

Trip report time! I’m covering my April 2022 trip for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler. Read all the posts in this report here. Onward! I’m gonna be up front with you guys: this day did NOT go as planned. But it did go, and I’ll tell you how! I got up around 6am in preparation for Early Entry rope drop at the Magic Kingdom. I showered, prepped, and rolled out to the Pop Century bus stations. Hot WDW trip tip: 10 minutes can make all the difference. Get up 10 minutes earlier than you think strictly necessary if...

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runDisney photo op

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 2/26

It’s trip report time again! Read all the posts in this trip report here. Onward! By comparison, we slept in today – all the way until 7:30am! Ah, the lazy life. After our morning hygiene/beautification/etc., we set out for the Everything Pop food court for a quick and unassuming breakfast. We ate at one of the outside tables by the pool and chatted for a bit before picking up a bus to the race expo. Obviously our first stop was bib pickup, where I managed to put my foot in the mouth almost immediately. The guy asked me if...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 1/7

Time for another trip report! I’ll be covering my 2022 WDW Marathon Weekend trip. Find all the posts in this report here. Onward! Despite the delays and cancellations that have plagued the airline industry of late, my departure to WDW was smooth sailing: up at 4am, flight at 6am, no problems. We landed early and everything. Hooray! Unfortunately my trip buddy Erika didn’t arrive for another 3 hours. Under normal circumstances I would’ve posted up in Starbucks or something to wait for her, but in the COVID Age it seemed wise to get away from all my fellow travelers....

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Airplane Mickey

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/6

Hello and welcome to another WDW trip report, where I tell you in excruciating detail every little infinitesimal thing that happened during my last jaunt through The Most Magical Place on Earth. All posts in this report will be collected here. All right then. Shall we? We shall! As is so often the case, we began the trip with a very early morning wakeup call. I was a little concerned about finding an Uber at 4:30am, but as it turned out we got a driver immediately and were at the airport in plenty of time. Speaking of plenty of...

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runDisney expo

In Which Jenn Identifies A Gap In The runDisney Expo Market

The Wilmington Marathon isn’t, say, runDisney or Marine Corps Marathon big, with fancy sponsors and thousands of participants. But it’s gotten big enough to have its expo in a convention hall, which is where I found myself for bib pickup the day before the race. There was all the usual stuff – official race merch, running store and athletic store booths, local businesses – and one thing more: discounted old race gear. Not for the current race, of course, but the organization puts on multiple events per year and was selling some leftover stuff from races past for, I kid...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 1/09

And now for my favorite kind of post – the trip report! I’ll be covering my 2020 Marathon trip. Onward! I was coming from my parents’ house in NC this year, and my dad very graciously drove me to the airport. Guys, the Wilmington airport is SO TINY. There are literally only three airlines there and you can stand in the center of the terminal and see EVERY SINGLE GATE. Like, in the ENTIRE airport. It’s bonkers. I did experience one small adventure even in this scaled-down setting – my crotch set off the TSA scanner. >D The TSA...

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Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/13

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present… a post-marathon body in a state that does not worry me! Okay, that’s a weird thing to say. Let me explain. After the Marine Corps Marathon, my inner knee was doing its weird unexplained one-day-delayed pain thing. After the WDW Marathon, my inner knee was fine but my IT Band, which I THOUGHT I had fixed years ago, acted up a bit. After the Wrightsville Beach Marathon last weekend? I am fine!   Frickin’ IT Band.   Well, to be clear, I am definitely stiff and sore in areas. I do think I have some imbalance...

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Kidani lanterns

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Kidani Village & The Race Expo

I’m gonna split this trip report up a little differently than usual – rather than go strictly one day at a time, I’m going to separate out the posts by individual activity. That being said, day 1 was very chill, so I’ll be pretty comprehensive with this first foray. Onward with the trip report! This trip report tale of Walt Disney World begins as they always do: with a trip to the airport at an ungodly hour. Despite not planning to check a bag, I left extra early in case the government shutdown was causing a bad backup at...

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The Shining cold

The Fairest Week In Review: 11/08

Sometimes running sucks. But it doesn’t suck as much as when you CAN’T run. Such is the paradox of the runner.  LOOK WHOSE IT BAND IS BEHAVING NOW AND THEREFORE CAN RUN AGAIN!!! Sunday | rest I had considered trying out a run this day, but the weather was pretty icky; I took it as a sign from the universe to get my IT Band one more rest day. Monday | walked 2.07 miles outside in 35 minutes; 60 minute ballet class Tuesday | ran 5.16 miles outside in 60 minutesSlow as all hell, but I RAAAAAAAN!!! Wednesday |...

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OK Tape

The Fairest Week In Review: 10/25

Needless to say this week was not my greatest triumph. Oh well; next week is rest week too and then after that hopefully I can start getting back to normal.  Sunday | rest  Monday | 40 minute abs and arms sequence  Tuesday | rest I decided, in anticipation of the marathon, to do NONE of my regular exercise this week. No training runs, no walks, no ballet, the idea being this would allow my IT Band to heal. Wednesday | 40 minute abs and arms sequence Thursday | rest Friday | 40 minute abs and arms sequence This was...

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