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In Which Jenn Freaks Out About Race Morning Alarms

I skirted the edge of an honest-to-God panic attack the night before the 2016 Wine & Dine Half Marathon. Not because I was nervous about my performance. Not because I was missing any part of my gear. Not because I was sick or injured. I was terrified of sleeping through my alarm. To review: I had three alarms set on my phone. I also set up a wake-up call. But then I worried about sleep-answering it and/or sleeping turning off all the alarms. So I set ANOTHER alarm. Then I tried to add a second wake-up call, but as it turns...

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Wine & Dine Half Marathon

In Which Jenn Posts ALL THE RACE PHOTOS

I am intoxicated. I am drunk with power. I am an Annual Passholder. I get FREE PHOTO DOWNLOADS FROM DISNEY’S PHOTOPASS. Which now does ALL THE RUNDISNEY PHOTOS. Look upon my Wine & Dine Half Marathon Photo Dump and despair!!!     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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The Fairest Week In Review: 11/17

Oh, week in review, why must you remind me that just last week I was in Walt Disney World? Getting hit by a wave of premature nostalgia in three… two… Sunday | Wine & Dine Half Marathon; walked around WDW My phone seems to think I walked a good 11+ plus miles in addition to the race, but I am inclined to consider it an unreliable narrator. Monday | walked around WDW According to the phone: 10.7 miles walked. I had planned to run around Hourglass Lake that morning for the fun of it, but I was way too...

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Wine & Dine Half Marathon

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: The Wine & Dine Half Marathon 2016

Trip report time! I’ll be covering my November 2016 trip for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon. You can read all posts in the trip report here. Onward! Despite my near panic attack the night before the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, I woke up exactly with my phone wake-up call. But: NEW PANIC ATTACK. Due to the time change, my bedside clock read 4am, the exact time the buses to the start STOP RUNNING. Okay, no worries – the clock needed changing. I could deal with that. What I could NOT deal with was the fact that my...

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Main Street Train Station

In Which Jenn Makes A List Of WDW To-Do’s

TOMORROW. Tomorrow morning I land in Orlando and my long weekend in Walt Disney World begins! I’m not sure how well the Wine & Dine Half Marathon can be expected to go, but I haven’t run at ALL this week so hopefully my muscles have bounced back? A bit? Maybe? When I initially realized I’d be making this trip alone, I was a touch bummed. For like a hot second. And then I realized all the awesome things I could do over my trip: Get my trip-starting glass o’ champagne Eat lots of Food & Wine Festival food (obviously)...

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In Which Jenn Narrows Down Her 2017 runDisney Race Selection

I think I’ve done it, guys. I think I’ve narrowed down my 2017 runDisney list to two. It’s either gonna be: the Star Wars Half  – Dark Side or the Wine & Dine Half Marathon again. (Click here to get a handle on how I arrived at these finalists.) Let’s play pros and cons! STAR WARS HALF – THE DARK SIDE Pros: I’ve never done it before, which is fun Coincides with Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival, which I haven’t attended in a long time Breaks up the year in WDW trips Parks will NOT have Christmas decor, which...

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Food & Wine

In Which Jenn Makes Her 2016 Food & Wine Festival To-Eat List

And now for my favorite post of the year: my Epcot Food & Wine Festival To-Eat List. The booth menus were released while I was on vacation, but you can bet I jumped right on them the second I got back, assembling my High Priority snacking list. … Where I discovered that I have become one of Those People: the Food & Wine Festival Regulars Who Complain When Things CHANGE. Because why do things change??? It’s cool, though; while I may mourn the passing of some of my personal favorites, I’m sure a wonder of new culinary masterpieces await...

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Wine & Dine Half Marathon

In Which Jenn Politely Declines Lumiere

It is done. Because of course of it. All rants aside, how could I not? It’s part of the plan. The bottom line is, I always enjoy a runDisney race. I’m still wildly disappointed as to the removal of the nighttime element – I DUN WANNA GET UP AT 3AM AGAIN I RUN BETTER AT NIGHT WAAAAH – but it’ll still be a ton of fun. And I guess it’ll be nice to be fresh and clean for the after party, even if it does only go until 1am (LAME). You’ll notice, however, that I did not sign up...

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In Which Jenn Does Not Like These Wine & Dine Half Changes

Last week the internet exploded with the knowledge that the Wine & Dine Half Marathon has been completely revamped. Gone is the night race and the immediately following after party until 4am, replaced with your standard issue 5:30am half, a new 10K, and with that a new (EXPENSIVE) challenge. Seems like many people are cool with this change. NOT ME. Here’s why: The loss of the night race: While no big deal for some, this really bums me out. There is the novelty, yes. But more importantly for me, as a night person, I am a BETTER runner in...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 3/04

Hey guys! Still no Moon this week, but she’s thinking of you and still into the running thing! She says: Did you hear about the woman who won the world marathon challenge? 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. Apparently she wore compression socks for that entire 7 day competition. She also won ALL OF THEM. Talk about over achieving! Well. That is definitely impressive. I have not myself been doing anything half so impressive on the running front, but the weekly mileage counts are creeping up, however slowly, so that’s something! And since I perform my training...

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