Mickey camera

Photographic Memory: Pre-Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2014

  JENN: We haven’t done a Photographic Memory in forever, so let’s do a really good one now. I LOVE THIS PICTURE. MOON: The good days! JENN: This is us waiting around in corral B for the 2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon in Disneyland, back before they moved it to May. January weather in Anaheim! MOON: Why May? o_O JENN: I dunno. It’s Mother’s Day Weekend or some such. They have a Star Wars Half in January now. MOON: Star Wars?! Oh, barf. Oh, wait, that’s a Disney thing now, right? JENN: Yup, they own it! I don’t think most people were pleased with the change, but...

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Pace Charming

An Open Letter to Pace Charming

Dear Pace Charming, I alluded to this in our Tinker Bell Half Marathon recap, but I wanted to tell you formally: you saved me. When I first saw you in corral B, I knew vaguely that you were important, in the universal sense. I knew that I could tell how well I was doing, based on whether you were ahead of me or behind me. I thought your sign was funny, so I took a picture. But I had no idea how vital you would be for my time. I pulled ahead of you at the start of the...

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Jenn & Moon

The Fairest Trip Report of All: Tinker Bell Half Marathon Recap

Hi guys! Time for another glorious trip report, highlighting our time in the Disneyland Resort. For the sake of flow, this report will be written by Jenn with Moon popping in for notes – don’t worry, these will be clearly delineated. As with my last trip report, a lot of food reviews will be held for a later post, so stay tuned for that. Hope you enjoy! To read all the posts in this report, click here.  JENN: Hooray for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon! I had set no less than three alarms for 3AM, but I woke up no problem...

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Brave

The Fairest Week In Review: 1/27

JENN:  Sooooo… we’re back. MOON:   So….. We’re back, yeah. JENN: It’s cold here. I want to go back to Disneyland. 🙁 MOON: I want to burrow in a volcano. JENN: That sounds delightful. You have always wanted to go to Hawaii. MOON: I hate adjusting to life after a trip. Especially when the temperature difference is 75 degrees. JENN: Indeed. I’m actually looking at hostel prices in various European countries in the hopes of further delaying the onset of real life. MOON: If you could go to any COLD country right now, where would you go? JENN: Cold?...

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Tinker Bell Half

In Which Jenn & Moon Return From California

… And we are NOT happy with the temperature shift. We would like to speak to a manager, please. Anyway. We ran the Tinker Bell Half Marathon and there were PRs all around and much Disneyland to be had and the trip report begins next week. GET READY. 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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Tinker Bell Half

In Which Jenn & Moon Are Headed to Disneyland for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon

JENN: Let’s talk Tinker Bell Half Marathon goals! Primary goal: get something like this around our necks. MOON: What’s your biggest goal? JENN: My goal is to have the race done in time that we can shower and change before Disneyland opens! We’re in corral B, so it could happen. BUT they’re also offering post-race massages for $1 a minute… I can’t say I’m not a little torn. MOON: Well, the massage will be all you. I’m afraid of massages. JENN: Really? I’ve actually never had a real one. But I don’t want to make you hang around waiting...

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Medals

The Fairest Week In Review: 1/14

JENN: Hooray for everyone who ran over the WDW marathon weekend! That having been said – we leave for Disneyland and the Tinker Bell Half on FRIDAY! IT’S SO CLOSE. It. Is. TIME. MOON: Wait. Not THIS Friday?! JENN: THIS Friday! MOON: … I seriously thought it was NEXT Friday. JENN: The race is on Sunday, silly! MOON: I could have sworn the race was the 26th… JENN: Nee-ope! MOON: Well, there goes my schedule for next week! Ha, I’ll have to send out some emails tonight. My bad. JENN: Aren’t you glad we’re doing this blog? MOON: I...

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Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 12/23

JENN: Let’s start by noting that we finally got around to putting together our flights for the Tinker Bell Half, and I’m super excited! MOON: We are flying to LA, whhhat! JENN: And our flight out is even nonstop. Unprecedented! MOON: The cares weren’t too steep either. I mean fares. JENN: Indeed. MOON: Quite. JENN: Yes. Overall, I think it’s an auspicious beginning. MOON: So… tell me about your week. I hear there was a muscle injury? JENN: 🙁 Yeah. MOON: I’m so sorry. Did you walk today? JENN: Yeah, today was just a walk. See, on Thursday I...

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The Fairest Week in Review: 10/7

Last week my boss was all excited because her daughter’s wings had come in for her Halloween costume. Her daughter is going to be the… Halloween… Fairy… something? Apparently it’s a book? Anyway, my boss had them shipped to work, so she showed us: perfect, Tink-style fairy wings, only orange-y yellow. Half-joking, I declared that I would have to borrow them for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, and she replied with an enthusiastic YOU CAN TOTALLY DO THAT! So I now have wings, if I want them, and my boss reliably informs me that the wings would be the...

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Medals

In Defense Of Our Predicted Tink Finishing Time

JENN: As you will know if you read our Princess Half Marathon recap, our finishing time was 2:52. And as you will know if you read our Tinker Bell Half registration post, we put down 2:20 as our projected finish. You might be thinking to yourself, “Hmmm. That’s quite a jump.” But wait! We can explain! We feel that many factors slowed our time during the Princess, which incidentally was our first half. We learned a lot in it. MOON: That, and… Jenn and Moon: now with bionic legs. JENN: It’s true. We got the upgrade. We stroll to...

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