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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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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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In Which Jenn Finally Has A Race Schedule In Place

I’ve been putting this post off for quite a while due to chronic boredom. Not that I’m bored with running and racing, but rather my race schedule was boring. For some time my first planned race wasn’t until September. September. Ugh. What kind of runner can wait that long??? Well, the kind who didn’t enjoy last year’s Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and doesn’t want to brave the potentially perilous weather of March for Rock ‘n Roll anything. And more importantly, the kind of runner who is trying trying TRYING SO HARD to guard her wallet for once. (You’re still hurting...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 2/11

Another Jenn-only week in review, but this time as less of a downer – I had a GREAT run this week. Like, you know the kind of run where you say “I will run until X” and then you get to X and you keep going for awhile longer ’cause you feel good and know you can no problem? Yeah, one of those. Chasing those moments is what keeps me from quitting running altogether. Oh, who am I kidding; runDisney is what keeps me from quitting running altogether. It’s over a month away from registration but I’m already counting...

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In Which Jenn Dreams About runDisney Again

GUYS. I HAD ANOTHER RUNDISNEY NIGHTMARE. It started out innocuously enough. I was at next year’s Wine & Dine Half. I went to the expo. I loved, I laughed, I lived. Went to my hotel. Futzed around. It was 6pm. Suddenly I realized – I had left the expo without ever picking up my bib. I mean, who needs it? What followed was a madcap series of dream vignettes that included such activities as attempting to go back to the expo even though I knew it was closed, then dashing about the race itself trying to find some authority who...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Wine & Dine After Party Recap

It’s time for another trip report! Yay! I LOVE trip reports! This time around we’re covering the 2015 Wine & Dine Half Quarter Marathon trip. I’ll be including reviews of my Food & Wine Festival purchases within the trip report itself, but restaurant reviews will be in their own separate posts. Commentary from Elizabeth provided in red. Click here to read all the posts in this report. Onward! I came into the after party a little earlier than last year because a) the course was half the length and even the delay couldn’t quite eat into that lead and b) Elizabeth had my stuff,...

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