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The Fairest Week In Review: 10/10

Hello humans! I am pleased to announce that I finished up a long run on Sunday and that’s the last one of the training cycle. We’re tapering our way to the Marine Corps Marathon, baby!  Workout log is go: Sunday | National Capital 20 Miler, official time of 3:27:52 Monday | 55 minute ballet class A lil’ bit of knee pain popped up, but not nearly as bad as last time. Tuesday | walked 2.1 miles outside in 35 minutes Wednesday | walked 2.11 miles outside in 35 minutes Thursday | walked 2.34 miles outside in 40 minutes; 55 minute...

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In Which Jenn’s Magic Bands Are Disappointingly Tasteful After All

You didn’t think I’d leave you hanging, did you? If you haven’t been following my Magic Band drama, let me sum up, Inigo Montoya-style: I tried to put “Pork Butt” on my Magic Band and Disney wasn’t having it. (Read the full story here to get the scoop on how I found out, who I talked to, and why “butt” is a bad, bad word and Nemo never should’ve touched it.) But wait, there’s more! After calling a Cast Member to begrudgingly let her change the name, I subsequently received two separate Magic Band shipment confirmation emails. Could Disney IT...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 3/29

Annnnnnnnnd right back into training I go. Harrumph. Sunday | rest I had wanted to get a short run in but I was still sick. Bleh. Monday | ran 10.39 miles on the treadmill in 1:45 This may have been a poor choice, since I was still a liiiiiittle bit sick and also it was my first run off the marathon, but I hadn’t worked out in over a week and got carried away. Oh well; no harm done. Tuesday | walked 2.16 miles outside in 35 minutes; 70 minute ballet classi Wednesday | ran 8.39 miles on the treadmill...

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In Which Jenn Is Obscene, If You Ask Disney IT (Assuming You Can Find Them)

OH MY GOD, GUYS. I simply must tell you about what happened to me a couple days ago. It is Walt Disney World roller coaster ride… OF THE MIND. THE SETUP On Wednesday afternoon I get a voicemail from an unknown Greensboro, NC number from someone purporting to be calling on behalf of Walt Disney World. They claim they need to talk to me about my recent Magic Band order. Immediately, the whole thing raises a bunch of red flags for me: The Greensboro phone number, which has no internet presence, except for one page of people claiming it’s...

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In Which Jenn Has The Loneliest Magic Band

Ever wonder what it looks like when you receive exactly one Magic Band? Well, it looks like that. C’mon, Disney. You could at least throw some Mickey confetti in there, cheer up us lonely hearts. (Although actually I’m super excited and it’s going to be a great race! Best self-birthday present ever!!!!) SEE YOU AT THE WDW MARATHON. HOPE MY ACHILLES HOLDS UP. Don’t forget, you can follow FRoA on Twitter @fairestrunofall and on Instagram @fairestrunofall. If you have any questions or thoughts, leave a comment or email fairestrunofall@gmail.com. See ya real soon!...

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Kill/Refurb/Marry: My Magic+

Yes, I’m back from Walt Disney World. 🙁 Trip/race reports forthcoming, of course, but first I’m knocking out this month’s Kill/Refurb/Marry – for the last time. :/ The infrastructure on the blog hop has changed so much that I can completely understand why it’s ending, but I’m bummed; it was nice to have it in the monthly post rotation. Ah well. Onward! The final topic is My Magic+. Hmmmmmm. Tough one. Kill: Magic Band Batteries I have wracked my brains and decided to kill the battery inside Magic Bands. They only last a year, which means piles of Magic Bands will...

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In Which Jenn Flips Out Over Magic Bands & Makes A Disney Playlist

Is Carol Anne so wisely said in Poltergeist: THEY’RE HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE. Do Spanish-speaking families receive a box that says ‘increible’? Hello, precious. Hello. I got home from ballet last night, saw the box on the kitchen counter, and squeaked to such a tremendous degree that my roommate came in to find out what was inside. And then she humored me admirably when I showed her my plastic bracelets. But guys, seriously – I am SO EXCITED because that means MY DAY IS COMING. Twenty-seven days. Twenty-seven days until I am showing my mom around Walt Disney World! And in honor...

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The Fairest Week in Review: 10/28

I have exciting news! I just got the official email from Disney: I have been invited to participate in MyMagic+ during my December trip to Walt Disney World! I’ve customized our bands – pink for my mom and yellow for me because it would be too confusing if we were both pink and there’s no purple hey why is there no purple? – and I’m very much looking forward to finding out what horrors lie in wait as part of My Disney Experience. Awww, I kid, I kid – I’ve read about some positive experiences too, so I’m prepared...

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