The Fairest Week In Review: 7/18

Hellllo again! I am back from the beach. I ran. I read. I didn’t get bitten by bedbugs, although Pat thinks maybe he was? We’re still parsing that out. It was a good time, anyway.

Hang on for a two-week workout recap!

Sunday, July 2 | ran 7.29 miles outside in 1:20

Monday, July 3 | walked 2.13 miles outside in 35 minutes; 50 minute Horton jazz dance class
Good God, guys, I had NO IDEA that jazz used such completely different muscles from ballet. The backs of my upper thighs in particular were screaming for days.

Tuesday, July 4 | ran 7.34 miles outside in 1:20
I completed the entire run because…

Waka waka!

Wednesday, July 5 | ran 5.42 outside miles in 60 minutes

Thursday, July 6 | walked 2.05 miles in 35 minutes; 80 minute ballet class

Friday, July 7 | ran 7.27 miles outside in 1:20

Saturday, July 8 | rest
First day of VACAAAATIOOOOON!

Sunday, July 9 | ran 5.08 miles outside in 50 minutes
I’m going to talk about this in more detail in a post later this week, but running on the boardwalk was AMAZING. So flat! So straight! So breezy!

Monday, July 10 | rest

Tuesday, July 11 | ran 5.03 miles outside in 50 minutes

Wednesday, July 12 | rest

Thursday, July 13 | ran 5.06 miles outside in 50 minutes

Friday, July 14 | rest

Saturday, July 15 | rest
End of vacation. 🙁 🙁 🙁

I am proud to announce that, despite the fact that I was not at WDW, I Disney-fied the bejeezus out of my beach vacation courtesy of Pat’s toddler niece. We watched Mary Poppins, most of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and about a third of 101 Dalmations; we turned that one off not because Cruella DeVille was too scary, but rather Horace and Jasper. I have much to learn of child psychology. I can’t wait until she’s old enough for the parks!

And now: the roundup.

Elbowglitter puts more thought into why racers cheat.
WDW for Grownups puts together a cute Old Hollywood (Studios) date night.
Disney Nerds visits Disney Springs’ The Ganachery.
easyWDW tries out the Happily Ever After version of the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks dessert party
– … and This Fairy Tale Life compares and contrasts ALL the dessert parties.
Disney In Your Day has the dirt on D23’s park announcements
– … and Disney Dork Tom considers what WASN’T announced.
The Main Street Gazette digs into DAK’s ever-delightful decor and signage. Best for thirst, yes!

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The Fairest Week In Review: 7/06

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great Salute to All Nations But Mostly America.* Fun Jenn fact: Sam Eagle is my favorite!

* It is a glorious three hour finale.**
** You have about a minute and a half.

Did you watch the Disney Parks Blog live stream of the Magic Kingdom fireworks? I did! I didn’t find the display as emotionally stirring as the regular show, but it was certainly impressive – and seeing the castle always makes me happy.

I also went for a Fourth of July long run, and it went pretty darn well. Then I ran ten miles outside this morning and it was hot and humid and horrible I wanted to die. So that was fun. On the bright side, one more easy five miler, and then a week of running at the beach for me! (More on that next week, of course.)

Also! This week is the blog’s Anniversary Week, so be sure to swing by Friday for some retrospective fun.

Oh, who am I kidding; you probably all stopped reading as soon as I had Sam Eagle call you weirdos.

To the roundup with you!

Elbowglitter recognizes the awesomeness of rest days.
Fairytales & Fitness can help you select your next race.
WDW for Grownups roams Disney parks as a party of one.
Passport to Dreams Old & New ponders the architecture of Disney Springs.
MousePlanet has a fascinating comparison of the cost of a WDW vacation in 1971 vs today.
Touring Plans checks out the new Epcot breakfast options.
Main Street Gazette dives into the history of Epcot’s Matsuriza.
This Fairytale Life goes WDW wedding tasting. Caaaaake.

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 Fairest Week In Review: 7/08

JENN: How was your Fourth of July weekend?

MOON: Very nice! I went up to NYC and stayed with friends. Lots of exploring the city. How was yours?

JENN: Pretty good – I saw a LOT of fireworks. First on the National Mall on the fourth and then on the fifth I saw like eight shows going on at once around a river outside Baltimore. It was crazy – at any given moment there were bursts of light in CircleVision.

Oh, and there was a puppy behind us at the Mall, so that made it even better!

GLORIOUS MALL PUPPY
NOT AS GOOD AS GLORIOUS MALL PUPPY

MOON: I think we attempted to watch the fireworks in NYC, but decided to go eat dinner instead… >_>

JENN: I think it was a wise choice. The food in NYC tends to be pretty awesome.

MOON: Although…! I did wake up on the Fourth and immediately hum some Sousa to my boyfriend.

JENN: 
Haha, that’s about as patriotic as it gets!

You fit any running in last week?

MOON: Hmm, not so much in the way of hardcore running. Lots of exercising in general, though. Lots of moving and all that. But I have a feeling you ran at least 1,000 miles.

JENN: I did terribly last week, actually! I only ran twice and a mere sixteen miles total at that. I’ve recently been struggling with a shift in priorities that I will explain at a later date, but this particular week I let dogsitting take a front seat and it threw my running schedule all out of whack. Oh well; I’ll do better next week!

MOON: High five!

JENN: And high five for some awesome bloggers:

Running Toward the Prize considers the effects of taking a running break.
We Run Disney makes a super-nifty quilt out of race tees.
Fairytales and Fitness tackles IT band and hip pain.
Black Dog Runs Disney believes running doesn’t have to suck.
Pink Elephant on Parade has a running epiphany.
Mom’s Magical Miles does not appreciate race food hoarders.
The Disney Hipsters are so damn frosty.

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!