Posts Tagged by community
|November 28, 2013||Posted by Running at Disney under Miscellaneous|
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you RAD people out there! Thank you for making my year some wonderful and I am extremely thankful for this community every day! From my family to yours, have a great day!
|November 3, 2013||Posted by Running at Disney under RAD Reads, RAD Recaps, Weekly Review|
So I’ve decided to scrap my weekly recaps on Sundays and stick with only sharing some of my favorite posts from around the blogosphere. I want to celebrate the community here and not just celebrate myself because I want Running at Disney to be as much about you as it is about me. I don’t always have time to read all the blogs out there so if you’ve written something or find something great, please make sure to send it to me to share!
Now on to some long overdue RAD Reads!
Running & Fitness Posts
Marc Bigbie started an awesome new blog and has some great insight on how you can run a marathon or do anything else hard.
300 Pounds and Running recaps his very first marathon!
Eating WDW celebrates National Sandwich Day (today!) by sharing the best places to get a sandwich in WDW.
This Happy Place Blog takes a look back at The Happiest Celebration on Earth back in 2005.
The Disney Food Blog reviews the new lounge at The Hollywood Brown Derby.
Imagineering Disney outdoes himself with this working model of Splash Mountain…awesomely insane!
Disney on Wheels continues her Disneyland trip recap and this week featured her first runDisney race!
In case you missed it, here’s what I’ve been up to on Running at Disney these past weeks:
- Final Race Information for the 2013 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
- 2013 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Expo
- WorldQuest Orlando Resort – A Diamond in the Rough
- The 2013 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Race Recap
- New Medals for 2014 Tinker Bell and Princess Half Marathon Weekends Revealed!
- A Difficult But Necessary Decision
- Friday Feast: Epcot Food & Wine Festival with Friends
And here’s what’s been happening over on RAD Living:
- Chicken, Sausage & Kale “Stew”
- Welcome to My Pity Party…
- Would You Wear a Bathing Suit in Times Square?
- Sunday Funday: 10/27/13
- On the Bright Side, Maybe I’ll Lose a Few Pounds?
- Sunday Funday: 11/3/13
Have a great week and remember to Be RAD!
|January 5, 2013||Posted by Running at Disney under CrossFit|
This morning I had the privilege of participating in the Sandy Hook Elementary School Victim Relief Fundraiser put on by CrossFit RedZone in Newtown, CT. We are all aware of the horrific tragedy that took place a few weeks ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but if you are not from the Tri-State area you may not know the incredible outpouring of support that is taking place for this community. Today’s event was just one of the many events and fundraisers taking place in CT to support the victims and families.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…the CrossFit community is AMAZING! Not only are they insanely supportive when you’re trying to get through a tough WOD, but when someone is in need, the entire community comes together. Over 1,000 people came out today for this event and it was amazing.
The workout was a 10 minute amrap (as many rounds as possible) of 10 thrusters, 6 burpees and 10 kettlebell swings. Partners could be same sex or coed and there were Rx (prescribed) and scaled divisions. The Rx was 95# men/ 65# women for thrusters and 53# men/ 35# women for kettlebell. The scaled was 75# men/ 45# women for thrusters and 35# men/ 26# women for kettlebell. Burpees were the same for both divisions. Only one partner could be moving at a time and couldn’t advance to the next movement until both partners have completed the movement. Sounds easy right? Um…no.
I arrived around 9:00 am to watch my fried Jenn from Eat, Sleep, Run, Disney compete in the first heat. Isn’t it awesome when Disney and CrossFit cross paths?!? She killed it in the Rx division finishing 3 full rounds + 36 reps.
My partner had to back out due to a family commitment, so I was paired with someone from another gym. Unfortunately, it was in the last heat at 3:10 pm. Luckily, this morning I checked the Facebook page of the event as saw that someone else was looking for a partner for the 11:30 am slot and we were able to meet up and work that out. Best part was that he was from my gym! Eric was an awesome partner and incredibly encouraging when I was struggling. He was originally in the Rx division, but dropped down to scaled for me. I just don’t have the upper body strength for 65# thrusters yet! Here we go…
We finished 4 complete rounds + 5 thrusters from me. It’s was insanely hard, but insanely awesome! Jenn was awesome to stick around and take these photos for me. This was my first “competition” and I’m so glad to have it documented…even if I look miserable 🙂
This was an amazing event and I’m so happy I could be a part of it. If you are interested in donating to support the Sandy Hook PTSA you can still do so here. TOGETHER WE STAND, UNITED WE WOD!