Epcot

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 1/12

And now for my favorite kind of post – the trip report! I’ll be covering my 2020 Marathon trip. You can read all the posts in this report here. Onward! Post-race, I did my usual thing – got a bag from the merch tent to hold all my race snacks, then jumped on a bus back to Animal Kingdom Lodge. The volunteer running the bus line stopped me briefly so we could discuss how my Sally costume was awesome because The Nightmare Before Christmas is awesome, which, heck yeah! I was just getting onto the hotel elevator when I got a...

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Mickey running

The Fairest Week In Review: 6/21

No one loves summer more than I do, but even I have to admit that humidity doesn’t help. Sunday | rest Monday | ran 10.68 miles outside in 2:00 Yup. Not helpful weather at all. Tuesday | walked 3.06 miles outside in 50 minutes No ballet this week so I extended my walking time. Wednesday | ran 10.47 miles outside in 2:00 Somehow WORSE. It was already 78 degrees by 7am with humidity to match. Anyway, I love summer! Thursday | walked 3.07 miles outside in 50 minutes Friday | ran 5.13 miles on the treadmill in 50 minutes...

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Mickey running

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....

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Dr. Horrible status quo

In Which Jenn Rebels Against The Status Quo

There is a thing. There is a thing highly recommend to runners, especially after a race or hard workout. It’s a thing you could even say is considered practically mandatory. Well, I WILL NOT DO IT. NOT NOW, NOT EVER. What is this thing that I cannot accept? It is the cold shower. CAN’T. WON’T. HOT SHOWERS OR DEATH. MUSCLES, SUCK IT UP AND TAKE IT. Thank you, that is all. P.S. Ice bath? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA no. Can you stomach a cold shower? How about a tepid-to-warmish one? How does it not make you want to cry? I’m asking. Don’t...

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Mulan bath

In Which Jenn Tells You How To Have The Best Shower Ever

You want to have the finest shower of your ENTIRE LIFE? It’s really very easy. Just follow these simple steps: Go for a 10 mile run outside in the early morning when it’s theoretically cooler but actually it’s 77 degrees out and the air is heavy with the humidity of the rain that will occur later in the day. If any part of your outfit isn’t soaked by the halfway point, you’re doing it wrong. Take a normal shower. You, inside. (Okay, fine. You want a real shower treat, ladies? Mix some turbinado sugar with coconut oil, scrub your legs...

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Toy Story boxes

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 6/25

JENN: Happy six months to Christmas! So how was your week in running? MOON: If you had asked, “So how was your week in PACKING?” my answer would have been “Wonderful!!!” I met my box-a-day quota twofold. It’s been crazy-hot outside and I don’t belong to a gym at present, so running has been taking a lower placement on my list of priorities. Although, July should see me up and going again. I actually really miss it. When I come home from work I think, “I wish I could go for a run…” JENN: Yeah, it’s pretty brutal out there. You...

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Running wild

The Fairest Week In Review: 6/17

MOON: Ooookay. Tell me about your runs! JENN: They have been relatively decent! HUGE factor: the air conditioning the gym finally kicked in. Air conditioning not on? Crazy humid, runs suck. Air conditioning on? WHEEEEEE I CAN RUN. MOON: Ha, I realized that too in the beginning of the week. Our air conditioner seems to be spotty. Sometimes on and glorious or just not at all. JENN: I’m still working outdoor runs into my schedule, but it’s hard to convince myself to get up early. Just not my bag. Unfortunately the temperatures of late have been way too high for afternoon running. Mind...

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