Isabela grackle

Running In Isabela, Puerto Rico

You know you’re a running NERD when you’re geeking out over a new running trail days after finding it. But we already knew I was a running nerd. The question is: are you a big enough running nerd to geek out with me? Let’s find out! Pat and I went to Jobos Beach in Isabela, PR over the long weekend because he wanted to check out the surf break. Surfing is still a little too scary for my taste, but my enthusiasm for the trip shot up when Pat told me there were a couple running options near our...

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Food

In Which Jenn Drinks Liquid Epcot

I come from Maryland, where individual counties set liquor laws, and most of those counties are run by puritans. Most grocery stores can’t even sell beer and wine, let alone liquor, and you’re sure as hell not going to find it in, say, a fast food place. So every time I leave Maryland and see alcohol sold in anything less than a dedicated store, I am taken aback. I am so sheltered in this area I am taken aback by the beer in the grab-n-go cases of the MCO airport terminals. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for Puerto Rico. You...

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Movie

In Which Jenn Marvels At PR Movie Theaters

I’m not gonna lie to you guys – I’m not a Marvel person. I respect the franchise – my nerdy little Star Trek-loving, Disney-obsessing heart could hardly do otherwise – but it doesn’t do a ton for me. I don’t mind if someone puts a Marvel movie on, but I only see them in theaters when Pat asks me to go with him. Which is how I wound up at a showing of Avengers: Endgame last weekend. First of all, can we talk about Puerto Rican movie theater prices? They are shockingly cheap. Admittedly our 12:35pm showing probably qualified for matinee...

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San Juan PR

In Which Jenn Is Back! … Well, Pre-Back

Yooo! I couldn’t let the whole of May go by without a single post. I didn’t mean to take a blog break at all, really. But it was so easy to let slip – we were moving into a new, permanent place in Puerto Rico, and I was settling into teleworking, and also I’m planning a wedding which as it turns out is like half a job in and of itself… These are all excuses, of course. If you don’t post to the blog for a week, it’s easier not to the next week, etc. But I don’t want...

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San Juan

In Which Jenn Runs In San Juan, PR

While we apartment-hunt for a permanent place, Pat and I are staying in a little place by the beach in Ocean Park, in the northern part of San Juan on the coast. It’s not a proper hotel and there’s no gym… but like any good addict, I’m not about to let my training just drop, y’know? Mama needs her mileage! … Ew. Why did I say that? I mean, it’s true, but why did I say it like that? Anyway. So it’s hot here in Puerto Rico (WUT) and humid, and even in the middle of the night it’s...

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Puerto Rico

In Which Jenn Lives In Puerto Rico Now

¡Qué sorpresa! I moved to Puerto Rico! Yep, Pat got a job here and after much planning and packing and a very traumatic plane ride for the kitties, we are now San Juan locals. Luckily we had an assist from the federal government (and how often can you say that these days?). Obviously this will have reverberating life consequences. I need to properly learn Spanish, for one – no me recuerdo mucho español de mi escuela. I’m also going to have learn to drive LIKE A MANIAC. And while I’m teleworking with my old job for now, I may ultimately...

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San Juan

In Which Jenn Went to Puerto Rico

Okay, so, like I said before, I spent the long weekend in Puerto Rico. In an effort to make this somewhat more related to the mission statement of the blog, I will say: I did not run in PR but I saw several OTHER people out for a run, which means that if I ever move to Puerto Rico I don’t have to give up my hobby. Also, I ate food! We like to talk about food around here. I wasn’t a huge fan of all the fried stuff – did you know that they fry a lot of...

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Mickey running

The Fairest Week In Review: 12/02

JENN: Did you sneak in any training this week? MOON: I did! Had some time off with Christian and we ran together a few times. JENN: Awesome! MOON: What about you? How’s the foot? JENN: Eh. It’s better. I do feel it’s making progress. I managed a three mile walk at a NON snail’s pace on Saturday, but I had to stop there because it was starting to feel a little weird and I didn’t want to make things worse. I’m going to work more walks (and maybe the elliptical? Anyone like the elliptical?) into this week, then on Friday I leave for...

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Mr. Toad

In Which Jenn Is Obnoxiously Cheerful About the Future

Strap in, everybody – to counter yesterday’s whine-fest, I’m now going to be overwhelmingly positive! In this particular case, I am both Ted AND Veronica. See this sticky note that lives on my work computer? This sticky note houses all the joy of the foreseeable future. The first two – the Tessy convention (5K recap here) and Outer Banks trip – are over, the latter of which bums me out to no end but that’s just a thing I do. I get unnecessarily bummed at the conclusion of trips and nostalgic over things that JUST HAPPENED and I remember...

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