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RAD Recap for October 12, 2014

Fall is beginning to peak here in Connecticut and the chilly temps are taking hold.  Sweatshirts and scarves are coming out of hiding and I am trying to remain positive about my cold nose and toes.  This weekend I was handed the Northeast Baton as part of The Northeast Bloggers Network.  This is a fun project where a different blogger takes over their Instagram account for a weekend to highlight the different areas in the Northeast that we are from.  It’s been a really fun project! Here is one of my favorite photos from the weekend…

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This week I started my recap of the Disney Fit Challenge with a look at my anticipation leading up to the event, arriving at Walt Disney World and checking-in at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex the night before.  It’s a mixed bag of feelings.

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Now let’s move on to some runDisney news!  This week the 2015-16 race schedule was released and there were noticeably a few things missing.  Theories are abuzz around the Internets but only time will tell what all the changes really have in store.

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What race or races are you looking forward to running next year?

Hope you’ve been enjoying the coverage from The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend so far. This week’s posts on Running By Myself…Not Really and Fueling for the Big Drop were not only great recaps of the race, but provided many useful tips for running any Disney race.  Big thanks to Holly and Shannon for the great info!

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While we’re on the topic of tips, John put together a great breakdown of running gear basics.  There has been a water bottle debate in the comments and I would love to hear your thoughts.

Lastly now that the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is in full swing, it was perfect that the them of this months Kill, Refurb, Marry was Festival Food Booths. Scotland was hands down my choice to marry…what’s yours??

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This week I will have the rest of my recap of the Disney Fit Challenge up, as well as more coverage from Tower of Terror Weekend and Hannah will be checking in with her Mission to Marathon.  I know there were a TON of you running this weekend in races all over the country including the Hartford Marathon and the Chicago Marathon.  Hope you all had great races and I can’t wait to hear about them.

Have a RAD week!

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RAD Recap for September 14, 2014

This is always a crappy week for me.  13 years have gone by and that one day still continues to have such a strong impact in my life.  Each year gets better but it’s never easy.  Much love to all my family and friends out there who have supported me through the years <3

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Moving on to the lighter topics of Disney news.  WTF is up with this Frozen attraction replacing Maelstrom business??  This is making me slightly irate!  I love Frozen….no seriously, it’s one of my favorite Disney movies ever.  Awkward Anna is like me in character form.  However, a character based ride like this does NOT belong in the World Showcase.  First, World Showcase is supposed to “showcase” (hence the name!) the culture of the countries…I’m pretty sure Arendelle is not a real place, so no.  Second, can you imagine the bottleneck traffic this is going to cause?!?!?!  Norway is not a large pavilion and Maelstrom even has queues that go out into the square.  Can you imagine this business?!?  Blech.  This belongs in Fantasyland, NOT World Showcase.

OK, clearly I need to move on from my frustrations because I could go on for days!  Let’s talk about the Disneyland Half Marathon!  This week I featured 2 great recaps of the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon.  The first was from a back of the packer (like me!) who made some amazing friendships along the way.  And the second was from a first time runDisney runner AND half marathoner…so fun to see this race through her eyes!

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It’s hard to believe that it’s now less than two weeks until the Disney Fit Challenge.  I’m going a little crazy that the WODs haven’t been announced yet, but hopefully that will happen in the next few days.  In the meantime, to clearly NOT prepare, I’ve been indulging in some local food and drink.  Yesterday, B and I went on another super fun Taste of New Haven tour where we sampled food and drink from some of New Haven’s best establishments, as well as learned a lot about the city’s rich history along the way.  Oh and of course I had to take a photo with one of the locals…

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Lastly, I want to hear from you.  First, what Disney Parks Transportation would you Kill, Refurb or Marry? Any idea on where the monorail falls in my picks?

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Then, I want to know how how you stay fit on vacation.  My friend John LOVED the fitness centers at the Animal Kingdom Lodge during his most recent trip.  I want to know what you do!

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I also want to know who is excited about the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!  I know I sure am…it’s my favorite time of the year!!  I’ve been studying the DFB Guide to the 2014 International Food & Wine Festival in preparation for my trip in 2 weeks and it is making me SO excited for all the new stuff I can try this year.  Have you checked it out yet?

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Make sure to come back this week as I will have more coverage of the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend and Hannah will have more tips from her Mission to Marathon series!  Oh and I might have some Food & Wine Festival tips…I just can’t help myself but talk about all the foodie awesomeness!!

Have a great week!

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RAD Recap for August 31, 2014

I want to start by congratulating everyone who ran one of the races over Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend!!  I’ve had a blast following along and have some great guest recaps coming up in the next few weeks, including one from Jenny who completed her first half marathon and runDisney race…CONGRATS!!

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I’ve spent the past week with my favorite people at one of my favorite places, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.  It was relaxing, fun and full of laughs.  This is a trip I look forward every year and I am so lucky to get to spend this quality time with my friends…I hope there will always be Days Like This 🙂

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Before heading home, B and I spent a night in Walt Disney World at Bay Lake Tower.  If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen all of the fun I had in the Magic Kingdom for a few short hours, followed by dinner at California Grill and Wishes! from the Top of the World.  What a great day!

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After we returned to Connecticut yesterday afternoon, we stopped by the grand opening of Black Hog Brewing Co. before heading home.  Our friends from Caseus in New Haven started this awesome brewery that focuses on craft beer using local ingredients.  My favorite was Granola Brown…YUM!

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Hard to believe that this weekend is the unofficial end of summer, but there are a lot of fun events coming up in the fall.  runDisney races, the Disney Fit Challenge, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival just to name a few!  Oh boy!  What are you most excited about?  

Have a RAD week 🙂

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RAD Recap for June 8, 2014

I can’t even begin to explain how happy I am that the summer is finally here and that it is warm outside!  I have been in such a great mood and I even went to the gym 5 days this week!  Who am I?!?!  It’s so amazing how the weather can have a big effect on your overall wellbeing.  I’m seriously thinking it’s time to move to warmer climates…I’m not built for this winter business!

Things have been kind of quiet over here on RAD this week because 1. I think runDisney has exhausted their BIG new for a few weeks and 2. I’ve had a TON of things going on outside of my Disney life…shocking, I know.  But it’s all pretty fun, so you should check it out…

First up were some food adventures!  I shared a recipe for some delicious and nutritious Juice Pulp Meatballs that you must try.  I know it sounds gross, but stick with me on this one.

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Next, my CSA started this week (remember CSA Saturdays here 2 years ago?!?) and I got some amazing local veggies to try out!

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Everything else was CrossFit related…again, shocking!  Last weekend I spent 3 days in CrossFit heaven at the Northeast Regional competition.  That Friday, I was invited by Reebok to tour their facility, meet with some very inspirational athletes and test out some of their products.  It was a dream come true!

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So that has been my life outside of Running at Disney, but there as also be some rad stuff going on over here!  Katie shared her transformation story with us and Danielle returned with some great ways to Love Thy Feet!

Coming up this week I have another great transformation story, information on the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend registration, an all new Kill, Marry, Refurb segment, and John is back with more Anaheim Antics!

Hope you have a great week!!

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RAD Recap for May 25, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!  I can’t believe the summer is actually here…it’s so nice to finally have some warm weather.  I just love spring and summer here in New England.  My favorite thing (besides not having to wear shoes) is that local veggies are starting to come into season.  I signed up for the CSA at my local farm again this year and can’t wait for that to start.  But until then, I’m filling up on their asparagus!

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So the big runDisney news/rumor this week came from a cast member at Disneyland Paris who posted a photo of a button he received after a cast member fun run that said to “Get Ready!” for the 1st Disneyland Paris Half Marathon in September 2015.  Since he posted those photos on Thursday, they have been taken down.  I’m assuming this was something that was not meant to be leaked since there hasn’t been any official word from runDisney.  I’ve also heard rumors about a Star Wars race coming, so hopefully there will be some big announcements coming soon.

In case you missed some of the other fun goings on this week, Cindy stopped by to share her story for Transformation Tuesday, I recapped my visit to the New York World’s Fair Anniversary (you know, where Carousel of Progress debuted!), and Jessica talked about running with Team Challenge for her family.  If you’re new to this blog, I suffer from Ulcerative Colits and Team Challenge is the endurance training team and fundraising program benefiting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.  I ran with them in 2012 and it was an amazing experience.  You can read about it here.

Later this week, I am heading up to Canton, MA to support the team from my gym, CrossFit Milford, and a few other local athletes competing in the Northeast Regionals of the CrossFit Games.  It is such a fun event! I had a blast last year and can’t wait for a weekend getaway with my girls!  You can follow all the shenanigans on my Instagram 🙂

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Also coming up this week, Ilene will be sharing her story for Transformation Tuesday and I’m thinking of taking a trip out west this week…maybe to visit my favorite lounge that I’ve been missing lately.

Don’t forgot to enter my giveaway for a medal holder from Running on the Wall.  You can enter through Tuesday and I will be announcing the winner on Wednesday…don’t miss out!  Aren’t they cute??

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Have a great week and remember to honor the Vets tomorrow. <3

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