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runDisney Race Registration Has NOT Been A Nightmare?!

Back in 2020, when runDisney was still operating as though races would continue in the coming year, the 2021 WDW Marathon (RIP) sold out in record time. How fast, you ask? My race buddy was thirty minutes behind registration opening and the marathon was already sold out. And that’s the full marathon, which historically has been a waltz. Yikes! Mind you, that was with alleged COVID-induced registration caps and such, and anyway the race ended up cancelled. But when runDisney relaunched the race season, I was scared. With pent up demand for an already popular race, how hard would...

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In Which Jenn Mourns More Lost runDisney Races

Annnnnnnnnnd there it is. I was just about to sit down and type up a cute little post about my latest Disney dress, but NO – the universe had to go ahead and hit me where it hurts. As you are more than likely aware, both Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and Princess Half Marathon Weekend are cancelled. To quote myself expressing my feelings on the matter: Blarg. Blarg, I say!!! I know, I know. It’s not the end of the world. But boy am I bummed all the same. The WDW Marathon is my favorite day of the...

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In Which Jenn Is A Princess

Alrighty, let’s jump back in. I’M A PRINCESS, EVERYBODY! Yes, for the first time since my very first half marathon and runDisney event in 2013, I’m running the Princess Half Marathon. I outlined my thought process in this post, but basically I’m so afraid of 2021 race FOMO I’m willing to throw caution (and money) to the wind in order to mentally insure myself against potential cancellations. As I’ve said as recently as the last paragraph, I haven’t run the Princess Half since its 5th anniversary in 2013, so I’m woefully out of the loop as to what to...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 2/28

Greetings, citizens! How’s it going? I’m currently riding the high of finding running capris on clearance for $10! They’re size small but they FIT ME by some miracle AND they have TWO side pockets AND they have a high waist which I find helps leggings stay up better AND man, it sure doesn’t take much to please a runner, does it? Workout log:  Sunday | ran 17.1 miles outside in 3:00Great success! Monday | rest Tuesday | walked 2.07 miles outside in 35 minutes; 60 minute ballet class Wednesday | ran 5.29 miles outside in 55 minutes; walked 2.45...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 5/27

JENN: So, just saying: the WDW Marathon is still only 72% sold. No pressure! Merely stating a fact, in case anyone is interested. MOON: Ha, point taken! If I were definitely training for a marathon right now then I would be failing miserably… This week I went for… ONE run? It’s been very busy! Too many graduations, parties, first-world problems. JENN: Hey, one run is better than no run! Registration for the Princess Half doesn’t open for a couple weeks yet, so there’s still time to ponder our next runDisney adventure. MOON: Haha, have you had any luck persuading...

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In Which Jenn Engages In Race Schedule Speculation

It feels like I JUST put together my 2014 race plans – April was yesterday, right? What, it’s practically tomorrow? Jesus. Anyway, given that I just knocked out the last of those goals, it seems logical to jot down the new ones, right? Unfortunately, I don’t have that much ahead of me, not officially – I’m only registered for the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler in April and then from there it’s just a bunch of theories. Help me flesh them out! Theory #1. We should find a fun 5 or 10K or two to do, right? There’s an 8K at Busch Gardens...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 1/27

JENN: How’s your training lately? MOON: It’s been good! I actually have news. JENN: Oh? MOON: So, I’ve been alternating between running one day, doing something else the next day for a few weeks. This is because I have been having pain in my legs. For some reason, even though I am not tired, it was hard for me to run two days in a row. Well, I updated my shoes. Was planning on just trying out the fit of a few a buying later, but you know how that goes. Because I bought shoes, I got a discount on socks, so I...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 7/15

JENN: Ready for bloggery? MOON: I’m ready! JENN: Yay! Okay, how was your training this week? MOON: Good! Nothing too special to report, but I did try out a new route near my future home. It was crazy humid that morning, but it was nice and not a lot of traffic. JENN: Oooh, any good trails or anything? MOON: Not trails, really… just roads. However, they aren’t too frequently traveled! How was your training week? JENN: Much better than last week, where mileage is concerned. Hard in some ways because my runs were all outdoors and as we all know I am still working on not...

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In Which Jenn & Moon Discuss Running While Wearing Makeup

JENN: This is a topic that has been pinging around in my skull for some time: running in makeup. I remember for the Princess Half Marathon I put on some foundation because it has SPF 15 and I am the world’s palest pale person. By the end of the race I can’t be sure I didn’t sweat it all off. But I remember looking around and seeing all these fellow runners wearing beautifully made-up faces, often featuring thick-drawn eyeliner and glittery eyeshadow. Which I totally get, because it’s the PRINCESS Half Marathon, and even for runDisney generally, costumes tend...

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In Which Jenn & Moon Run Around the Lake at Pop Century

I mentioned on Tuesday that I don’t generally run outside unless I’m racing or at Disney. Here is the story of one out of two! For our Princess Half Marathon trip, Moon and I were forced by tragic circumstance (*cough* grad school *cough*) to head down to WDW and leave the evening after the race. Naturally it’s better to do your park touring after your running, but what can you do. This did mean, though, that we had time for a little tune-up run before the race, so on Wednesday, after we’d gotten back from our first day in...

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