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RAD Reads & Weekly Review – May 13, 2012

First things first.  I’d like to send out a HUGE congratulations to my beloved New York Rangers who won a killer game 7 over the Washington Capitals last night to move on to the Eastern Conference finals!!  Next come the New Jersey Devils for a repeat of the 1994 matchup…bring it!!

Let’s Go Rangers!

Now on to some RAD Reads!  There were some great posts out in the blogoshere this week…check ‘em out!

Running Posts
Meals and Miles gives and excellent recap of the Flying Pig Marathon.  Congrats on your PR Meghann!!

Women’s Running Magazine lists the Murphy’s Law for Running.  These are so funny and sadly so true!

Fit2Flex recaps the Dirty Girl Mud Run in Atlanta.  This looks like a blast!

Disney Posts
Mice Chat features George Taylor from ImagiNERDing who takes us back in time to The Top of the World at the Contemporary Resort.  There are some fantastic pictures from the 70s in here that you must see!

Touring Plans contributor Kristen Helmstetter recaps the Expedition Everest Challenge…her first 5K!  Way to go girl!

Disney Every Day shares the cutest cupcakes from the most beloved Disney movie scenes!  I LOVE the Aristocats one!

Disney Bound shows us how to dress like Duchess, my all time favorite Disney character!

Disney Parks Blog released some very funny promotional videos for Star Wars Weekends.  I can’t wait to go to my first one next week!!

Travel With Rick features the World Showcase Players in the UK Pavilion in Epcot.  This show is hysterical and shouldn’t be missed on your next visit!

Weekly Review
Last weekend started with a sore throat that turned into a horrible hacking cough during the course of the week.  I’ve had trouble sleeping and the cough has produced a terrible headache that I’ve had most days.  I had no congestion and the cough was more of a tickle in the back of my throat that wouldn’t go away.  Things hadden improved by Friday, so I finally decided to go to the doctor.  Good news, it’s not infectious, bad news, I have allergies.  I’ve never had allergies before so this is all new to me.  I left the doctor’s office with some Nasonex and orders to get some Claritin.  After taking both, I feel much better.  The coughing has died down a bit, which my body is very happy about.

I didn’t get in much exercise this week because I have either been hacking or extremely tired from a lack of sleep due to hacking.  Lovely.  However, I did FINALLY start doing some toning exercises again.  Even if it was only once, it was something.

Here is my week in training:
Monday: 2.15 mile run & 20 minutes arm toning
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Spinning – 1 hour
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: 4.65 mile run

This week I need to pick it back up again for 2 reasons.

1. The Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon is only 3 weeks away.  This seemed to really sneak up on me!  I feel confident and strong that I can finish this, but probably not without some struggles along the way.  I’m hoping to finish in under 3 hours for this one!

2. I’m going to Florida at the end of the week, which will probably mean a lack in training for a few days.  Good news I’ll be walking around Walt Disney World for one day, which is usually at least 5 miles.  Then we head to Vero Beach for some relaxation.  There is a 10 mile bike excursion on Pelican Island that I’m looking forward to and maybe I’ll try to get in some runs along the beach.

So here’s to a great week…hope you all enjoy it!

One Response to RAD Reads & Weekly Review – May 13, 2012

  1. Sorry it was a rough week for you. Glad to hear that you at least know what it is now and can get those allergies under control!

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