Oh nothing big happened this past week…I only ran a MARATHON! It’s still kind of surreal to me that I finished the race and completed this incredible milestone in my life. My recap will be coming this week…it’s taking quite a while to go through all my photos and wrap my brain around the experience. But in the meantime, Live, Run, Grow, Fit2Flex, Dr. Rachel Runs, We Run Disney, The Unlikely Competitor, Dan’s Marathon, and Illuminating Epcot all have great coverage from the weekend. You also need to check out this awesome video by Lee Hoedl who recorded the entire race.
I also registered for the Dumbo Double Dare this week so it looks like I’ll be headed out to Disneyland in August! I’ve never been there and I couldn’t be more excited to take part in this inaugural race on my first trip! Who else is taking the challenge?
Now how about some RAD Reads from this week!
Running & Fitness Posts
KJ Pugs shares her inspirational weight loss journey and the success she has had a with Diet Bet.
Mommy Run Fast get courageous with her running dreams.
Fitting It All In does tempo runs to increase speed…this is something I need to start doing!
Parkeology takes a trip to Bizarro Adventureland in this very humerous post
Mouse on the Mind traces the roots of my favorite attraction The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
The Disney Food Blog reviews the newly renovate Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in France…everything looks amazing!
The Best Friend’s Guide makes the most out of their day on Castaway Cay. I can’t wait to go here one day!
Besides running the marathon, I had another great trip to Walt Disney World. I’m so happy B, my Mom and her husband were all able to be there and support me through the race. We had some fantastic meals and a lot of laughs…definitely the making of a great trip!
I was a bit sore after the race, but the worst part were the blisters that I got. Both feet got matching blisters on my little toes and the balls of my feet. It made walking incredibly painful, so any recovery runs were out of the question. I
Here’s my full week of workouts and to see my full WODs, head over to my page on dailymile.
Sunday: Walt Disney World Marathon – 26.2 miles
Thursday: CrossFit – 1 hour – Bench Press, Squats & Dead Lifts
So next up is the Princess Half Marathon…the one year anniversary of my first half! It seems so much longer than a year. I can’t wait to run this race again…it’s so fun! My goal for the next few weeks is to work on speed, so I see some Fartleks and Tempo runs in my future.
Any advice for improving speed?