RAD Reads and Weekly Review: September 15, 2013
|September 15, 2013||Posted by Running at Disney under RAD Reads, RAD Recaps, Weekly Review|
So you really want to know what bloggers do on vacation? Well we typically start our day doing this:
This photo cracks me up. Not only because it’s slightly ridiculous, but I just love how I have friends who are all on the same wave length. Obviously we didn’t spend the entire trip hidden behind our laptops. We went kayaking, swimming, played mini-golf, ate a TON of food and had numerous adult beverages. The 2nd year at the Disney Beach House was the best yet and I can’t wait to share more details with you about Disney’s Vero Beach Resort…it’s quickly topping my list of favorite resorts!
As a great way to end the week, a few of us headed out to Walt Disney World on Friday to not only play in parks for a bit:
But most importantly to eat here:
O.M.G. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing the renovations are at California Grill. The decor, the food, everything…wonderful. Be sure there will be a full detailed review to come shortly, but for now you can check out all the food porn over on my Instagram page.
Here’s what I’ve been up to on Running at Disney this week:
- Final Race Instructions for the 2013 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler
- A Closer Look at the New Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Medals
- Friday Feast: New Lunch Menu at The Green Cabin Room
And here’s what’s been happening over on RAD Living:
Now on to some RAD Reads from some of my favorite bloggers!
Running & Fitness Posts
Mommy Run Fast tackles the Yasso 800s. I’ve always been interested in adding this into my training plan.
The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail talks about her sugar addiction…are you secretly an addict??
Gabby’s Gluten-Free has a great look at her goals including perception, pressure & doing your own damn thing…I love this!
Eating WDW shares a her favorite vegetarian dishes at WDW and they all look delicious!
This Happy Place takes an interesting look at the price of being a fangirl. I love this take on the Disney community and what fandom actually means.
Imagineering Disney has great construction photos of Cinderella’s Castle. Do you know how many bricks make up the castle?
Sparkly Ever After visits the new grand and miraculous Starbucks in Epcot.
My past week definitely involved a TON of relaxation, but I did manage to squeeze in a few good workouts. Our kayaking trip was an incredible upper body workout! Here are all of my workouts from this week and to view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.
Tuesday: Kayaking: 4.7 miles (4 hours)
Thursday: 20 min amrap: goblet squats, db thrusters & pushups
Friday: Magic Kingdom Walking (4 miles)
Saturday: Magic Kingdom Walking (5 miles)
The 20 minutes amrap I did on Thursday was at the resort gym called Anchors A-Weigh. Love the name!
Didn’t love the gym…
Definitely not my style… But I made the best of it, grabbed a dumbbell and made up my own workout.
I did a quick 1/4 mile warmup run on the treadmill, which was awkward because I had a mirror right in my face…yikes! Then I did the following 20 minute amrap (as many rounds as possible):
- 15 goblet squats (20#)
- 10 dumbbell snatches (20# x 4 & 30# x 4)
- 10 pushups
I started with 5 burpees instead of the pushups, but realized by quads were quickly going to get burnt out with those, so I switched to pushups for round 2. I got in a total of 8 rounds and was a sweaty mess after. This workout was so tough that my quads and glutes are STILL sore 3 days later…crazy.
Tomorrow I will be starting the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge which is 8 weeks on the Paleo diet along with 10 workouts. My weight will be taken, my measurements will be taken, photos will be taken…ahhhh! I’m a bit nervous and excited at the same time. I will be covering the whole thing over on RAD Living, so make sure to head over there and check it out!
Have a great week and remember to Be RAD!