In Which Jenn’s Marathon Photos Will Blow You Away

Mini trip report! Read all the posts in this report here. Did I say I was finished with my WDW Marathon trip report? Just kidding! See, I let my Annual Pass lapse because I knew I wouldn’t be taking enough trips in the allotted time frame. No doubt I’ll get another – after all, I think we can all agree I have an addiction and I can only be strong for so long. But in the meantime I’m tragically devoid of parks… and perks: restaurant discount, merchandise discounts, and of course, free photo downloads. Therefore I thought I was out...

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WDW Marathon

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: The 2018 WDW Marathon

Mini trip report! Read all the posts in this report here. In the immortal words of Salieri: And then, a miracle! I love the WDW Marathon. Just thinking about it fills me with joy. But in the middle of the race I thought it might be my worst one yet… and then it ended up being my best marathon ever. Let’s talk about it! (Because you know I’m dying to.)  I woke up at the crack of 2:45am courtesy of the hotel wakeup call (which was Mickey again; I kinda missed Baymax). I dressed quickly and was out the door before...

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In Which Jenn Is Whooshing Off To The WDW Marathon

Oh, WDW Marathon, my one true love. I could never quit you. I’m a fool any time I delay registering for you – I should know by now I’ll come running back at the last minute. Yes, it’s time once again for my favorite race of the year! I’m doing a whirlwind weekend a la 2016 – I’m flying down Saturday, picking up my bib, going to bed, getting up and running the marathon, and then flying home Sunday night. It’ll be quick and dirty with no park time outside of the race itself. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have...

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Baltimore Marathon

In Which Jenn’s Baltimore Marathon Photos Tell An Epic Story (About Someone Else)

One nice perk the Baltimore Marathon offers its participants is free race photos. No $35-for-a-single-photo-file nonsense here! Mind you, I usually look, shall we say, less than radiant in my race pics, but of course I always check ’em out anyway. And I was scrolling through the available shots, a saga unfolded. Let’s start from the beginning. Here I am running along happily, because my IT Band hasn’t started misbehaving and I don’t yet wish I were dead. And here I am approaching the finish line. I now have an unhappy IT Band and wish I were dead. Ah,...

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In Which Jenn Can’t Resist The WDW Marathon

From the lowest lows to the highest highs. After my disastrous Baltimore Marathon, what’s my next move? Why, I’m going to Walt Disney World! I really thought I wasn’t running the Walt Disney World Marathon this year. I really didn’t think I would. My Annual Pass expires in December. I thought I would be fiscally responsible and save my money and my airline points for once. It would be the smart thing to do. But how could I miss the Walt Disney World Marathon?! It’s my all time favorite race! One day I decided to present my dilemma to...

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In Which Jenn Recaps The Baltimore Marathon

I ran the Baltimore Marathon with my heart. I want to be absolutely clear that when I say this I mean it metaphorically, because “I ran this race with my heart” is just a nicer way of saying “my physical body failed me.” And with that cheery start, let’s dive into a recap of the Baltimore Marathon! My morning began with my dad very kindly dropping me off at Camden Yards, the site of the race start. (Always encourage your parents to live near airports and large race events.) I was uncertain what times the roads would close so...

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Baltimore Marathon

In Which Marathon Time Is Upon Jenn Once Again

Last week I dreamed that for some reason I thought the Baltimore Marathon was a virtual race I could complete on the treadmill. But then I was in the city and people were running a real course! I thought if I changed into my running gear really fast I could make it to the start line, but I kept getting sidetracked and then I heard an announcement that the start was now closed and then I woke up. So it must be marathon time! Yes, marathon #8 is upon us – this Saturday I will run the Baltimore Marathon....

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In Which Jenn Is Running The Baltimore Marathon

Surprise! I’m running the Baltimore Marathon! Maybe it’s not that surprising, given that it showed up among the possibilities when I wrote a post about which fall marathon to choose. But it might not have been my first choice – if I hadn’t tripped and fallen into a bib. My friend Sarah is also a runner with multiple marathons to her name. Last year she signed up for the Baltimore Marathon but was forced to defer. This year (why? Don’t ask me) she signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon too, based on the assumption that, like last year,...

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In Which Jenn Considers Fall Marathons That Aren’t MCM

I swear I don’t actively try to turn conversations with strangers toward running. But it seems to be happening anyway. During a happy hour with some of Elizabeth’s co-workers before the ZOOMA Half, I got to talking about my race schedule. (Did anyone ask beyond “What brings you to Annapolis?” No. And yet here we are.) I talked a little about my winging-it plan, and how that meant that I may or may not run the Marine Corps Marathon this year depending on availability. “Why don’t you just run the Baltimore Marathon?” one of my companions replied. I was doubtful....

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The Fairest Week In Review: 3/22

Oh man. Post-marathon week. It’s a good week. Sunday | rest day I ate cookie cake. I only had half and even that was insane. Monday | rest day Tuesday | SNOW DAY rest day Normally I go to ballet on Tuesdays, but I’ll tell you right now: YOU DO NOT VOLUNTARILY GET ON THE DC BELTWAY IN THE SNOW/WHEN THERE’S BEEN SNOW/WHEN THERE WILL BE SNOW/WHEN SOMEONE HAS RECENTLY SAID SNOW. I very literally spent 7 hours on the Beltway last year because of a half inch of snow. It’s a long story, and needless to say not one...

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