Wine & Dine Half Marathon

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Wine & Dine Half – I Mean Quarter – Marathon

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! When we left off I was standing in line for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon bus with Kellie and Nicole. All seemed well. They were adorably dressed as Mousketeers. I was dressed as an abstract representation...

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Mickey running

The Fairest Week In Review: Almost WDW Time Edition

No doubt you are noticing a distinct lack of Moon in this post. She’s been in Minnesota the last few days and we’ve been unable a coordinate a proper Week In Review discussion time, and I’m forging ahead without her. Why? Because: 1) If I don’t post the roundup links, I’ll have too much of a backlog next week because 2) I LEAVE FOR WDW TOMORROWWWWWWW That’s right, my friends – it’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon time! As you may recall, Elizabeth is accompanying me this time around, although there are quite a few runDisney buddies there too...

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Food & Wine Festival

In Which Jenn Makes This Year’s F&W Festival To-Eat List

IT’S HERE IT’S HERE IT’S HERE!!!! What am I so darn excited about? THE MENU ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THIS YEAR’S EPCOT FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL, DUH. Naturally the moment it was released I set about writing the sequel to last year’s to-eat list. Let’s get ready to rumble! And by rumble I mean salivate. Key: + means I ate it last year and liked it enough to add it to the list again. – means it was on the list last year but I never got around to trying it. Country Item Notes Australia Lamington Cake! Brazil Pao de queijo+ Last year’s...

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Running shoes

In Which Jenn Has Her Race Calendar Planned For Real This Time

And now for another topic where you can ignore everything I said about it before. I’m talkin’ bout my race schedule! I’ve been alluding to it in bits and pieces over the past couple weeks, but now that it’s all settled I like having it all set out in one place. It looks so tidy, no? 1. Tessitura Network 5K, August 18 (I think). This went pretty well last year! Very low key affair but a nice little practice run. Especially since it’s in Orlando this year. 2. The Parks Half Marathon, September 13. Starts in my general backyard-ish...

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Cinderella Castle

In Which Jenn Is Taking Elizabeth To WDW Again

I’m afraid I’m going to have to once again ask you to forget everything I said previously. So you know how when I signed up for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon I said that either my mom or my boyfriend would go with me? Well, it was leaning toward Pat going, but he’s not sure he’s going to have enough vacation days for it. I turned to my mom, and while she could go, she was severely time constrained by the need to teach a class and would need to get a substitute. This would’ve been okay… but...

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Kuzco rain

In Which Jenn Has Wine & Dine PTSD

I woke up just before six this morning for an early outdoor run and immediately checked the weather – the night before there had been a chance of rain. Outside my window the roads were wet but it wasn’t actively raining; I checked my weather app and it assured me that there was no chance of rain until 9am. I was tempted to go back to bed and run on the treadmill after work, but I’ve been wussing out on outdoor running a lot the past couple weeks – an outdoor run it was to be. I stepped outside...

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Wine & Dine Half Marathon

In Which Jenn Registers For The Wine & Dine Half

Yeah baby yeah! Wait, 12:01AM start time? The time for agonizing was over. All that remained was registration. Which I did. Step one complete! Woo! And it’s a good thing I was on top of it – the race sold out in under an hour. God forbid I had a meeting or something at noon. (And I think it’s cute that they note a price increase if you register after March 31.) It’s up in the air now who will be going with me – initially it was my mother, and then Pat said he MIGHT come too, ask...

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Toy Story happiness

In Which Jenn Is Wining & Dining After All

So… scrap everything I said about future runDisney plans. If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you know I’ve been waffling about this year’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon for a good week. Originally I was not going to do it, OBVIOUSLY. I had other plans and it would be good to save money anyway. Then early registration opened up and I was like, hmmm… But no. I really shouldn’t. And then I was like, who else is going? And people I <3 are going, but no one was like “hey we have an extra bed crash with us”...

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Mickey running

The Fairest Week In Review: 3/04

JENN: Sooooooo how about that Disneyland Paris Half announcement? Are you in? I think you’re in! MOON: Ha, I want to say yes. We’ll have to talk logistics later, but I think if we go we should make most of our time there (I know you’ll want to be in Disneyland the whole time!). JENN: Indeed! My only reservation is I feel like the expenses for a trip to Europe would accrue at a much faster rate than when we’re going to Orlando. MOON: Ha, definitely. JENN: I almost fear that the DLP Half and the 2016 Princess Half would be an either/or proposition....

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Wine & Dine Osborne

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

It’s time for another trip report! Yay! As I have in the past, I’ll be saving our ADRs for a final food review post, but I’ve decided to sprinkle all the Food & Wine Festival stuff into the report itself. You can see all the entries in this report here. Okay, onward!  Hit it, Gene! Minus the Volkswagen connection, this should give you a pretty solid idea of what the 2014 Wine & Dine Half Marathon was like. In a word: wet. Not that we were entirely without warning. The weather forecast kept flip-flopping in the days leading up to...

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