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The Fairest Week In Review: 4/11

Ooh, hey! I come to this week in review bearing gifts. Want to run with me in Annapolis on June 2? The people behind the Wayfarer’s Half just sent me a discount code! JourneyMate will net you $10 off the half and/or $5 off the 5k. (Don’t worry, you don’t have to run with me. I mean, I’ll be there, but you don’t have to find me or anything.) Although, who wouldn’t want to run with this clearly very normal person? And on that happy note, let us adjourn to the workout log: Sunday | ran 7.2 miles outside in 1:15 Never...

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In Which Jenn Runs Hot

You know that Runner’s World app thing where you can punch in the temperature, time of day, weather conditions, etc., and it’ll tell you what to wear? Well, I can’t use it. No matter what I do, it always seems to assume I want to feel the chill. 55 degrees out? Try shorts and a tech tee! 30 degrees? Eh, maybe slap on some pants, but keep the tee. This may be a slight exaggeration, but the RW attitude seems to be one shared by the majority of runners: cooler is better. But I’m not afraid to say it: what the...

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In Which Jenn DID NOT PEE HERSELF DURING THE DARK SIDE HALF, SWEAR

Perhaps you are rolling your eyes already at the subject line of this post. Perhaps you are quite sick of looking at me. Perhaps you have written me off as a narcissist. It’s okay. I understand. But my Annual Pass expires in December, and with it, my free PhotoPass downloads. Will I ever get another? Maybe. As of now, though, these are the last free runDisney photos I will ever download. SO NATURALLY IT LOOKS LIKE I PEED MYSELF IN HALF OF THEM. It’s thigh sweat! THIGH SWEAT! And possibly some anti-chafing gel? I tend to slather it on...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Dark Side Half Marathon Recap

It’s trip report time again! I love trip reports! I’m recapping my April 2017 trip to WDW for the Dark Side Half Marathon. You can see all the posts in this report here. Onward! This is going to be an interesting recap, and here’s why: despite the great course, the inherent fun of a runDisney race, and a really good run, the Dark Side Half Marathon was simply not the race for me. I should really have known this going in, because I am – and please don’t hate me for this – not a Star Wars fan. Which baffles...

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In Which Jenn Is Headed For The Dark Side

Tomorrow. Tomorrow. Tomorrow. TomorrowLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!!! Tomorrow we go to Walt Disney World for the Dark Side Half, a brand new race for me! Needless to say I’m hella excited. It’ll be my second time taking Pat, and I’m super psyched to enjoy time with him in my favorite place in the whole world. While I loved loved loved doing the Dopey Challenge, it didn’t make for the most relaxing trip. This time around we’ll be able to slow down a little. Trip bucket list: Get Pat onto Splash Mountain as many times as humanly possible – an occasion two decades...

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In Which Jenn Makes Her First Running Costume EVER

I just counted, and here are how many runDisney races I’ve done, not counting Sunday’s Dark Side Half: eleven. And here’s how many of those races I’ve run costumed: zero. I mean, my focus has been primarily on making it through the race something semi-akin to the right temperature and without chafing my thighs off. I’ve historically left the running costume thing to others. That ends this week with the Star Wars Dark Side Half. No more halfhearted Minnie ears plus whatever I was gonna wear anyway. Instead, I’m dressing up! By moderately augmenting a regular race outfit. Whatever....

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The Fairest Week In Review: 8/10

Hey guys! Quickie intro this time around; I’m at a conference AND Pat gave me a cold just in time for said conference, so I’m not going to lie: I’m phoning it in a little here. But at least I can tell you this happened: More on that later of course. New week in review format continues with a few minor changes – let me know if you have any thoughts on it! Sunday | ran 4.45 miles on the treadmill in 50 minutes Monday | ran 7.03 miles on the treadmill in 1:10 Tuesday | walked 2.15 miles...

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