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RAD Recap for October 26, 2014

I’m not going to lie…I’m not adequately prepared for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon in two weeks.

Am I nervous?  Not really.  I haven’t done any long runs in my training and I’m basically relying on my CrossFit training to take me through.  I believe in my training and know that I am strong enough to tackle this race.  Would I recommend doing this?  Probably not.  I’m sure I will experience knee pain and horrible soreness after the race because my body simply not used to pounding the pavement for that long, but that’s ok.  I’m not looking to break any records…I’m just looking forward to having a good time!

There's always time to stop and dance!

I’ve been really busy these past few weeks which is why I’ve been a tad quiet around the Internets.  I knew that starting a new business was going to take a lot of time, but I think I underestimated just how much.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m LOVING every second of it, however some things just have to give while I get projects underway.  Everything is a learning curve…including time management!

I’m lucky to have such a great community of running friends out there to keep things rolling as I get settled.  I’m hoping you have been enjoying their adventures as much as I have.

10-Miler Weekend

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend coverage has been going strong here on RAD.  There were a TON of first timer participating in one of the races that weekend and it looks like we have a lot of new recruits in the runDisney world.  Here are some stories that you might have missed:

Hannah’s monthly Mission to Marathon column gave some useful advice for helping all of us get through the upcoming holiday season.  With parties, pies and cold weather in our future, it’s good to go into the season with a game plan.  Also this month was the second installment of the new Running Coast to Coast series and Joe shared his experience this year taking on the WDW Marathon and the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge.

To get a taste of what I’ve been doing lately, I recently recapped the Disney Fit Challenge that I competed in last month.  It’s full of jumping, weightlifting and giraffe butts?!?  Well you’ll just have to check it out to see what I mean 🙂


In these next two weeks leading up to Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, I’m going to put together all the race information for you along with some info on the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  I mean that’s the real reason why we’re running right?  Guilt free eating around World Showcase!  I’ll be down in the World November 6-10 and would love to say hi so let me know if you will be around 🙂

Have a great week!

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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…


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.


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.

2015-16 runDisney Calendar

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!


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??


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 October 5, 2014

This weekend was the official kickoff to race weekend at Walt Disney World with The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend!    This was my first time not attending this weekend, but I had so much fun following along from afar and cheering everyone on.  I had a bunch of “field correspondents” out there this weekend so expect to see some fun posts in the next few weeks!  Some great photos have already started coming in, including these from the Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run yesterday morning!


The reason I wasn’t there this weekend was because I decided to participate in the Disney Fit Challenge the weekend before and just got back from my trip.  While the event wasn’t all that I expected, but I still had a great time with my friends.  I’m still working on my recap and it should be up later this week.  Until then, here is me lifting some weights…

It’s been a while since I’ve done a recap since keeping to a schedule typically falls apart when I travel, so here are some things you might have missed in the past few weeks…

Whoa…we’ve been busy over here at RAD!  That’s a lot of Disney and running news and info!  And it’s just going to get better…Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend is coming up soon, hopefully a Disneyland Paris race announcement and those Star Wars medals are sure to be revealed soon…oh boy!!

Lastly, I’m going to shamelessly promote my fundraising efforts for Barbells for Boobs again this year.  I know that there are TONS of fundraisers going on right now for Breast Cancer Awareness month, but I have an extra incentive to donate to mine.  If I reach my goal of $1,200 by November 1st, I’m going to be raffling off this awesome pair of Reebok CrossFit Nano 4.0s!


Told you I was being shameless 🙂  But those are pretty awesome right?!  Here’s a link to my fundraising page…even $5 can make a difference…I might be begging…

Coming up this week is another Kill, Refurb, Marry where we take a look at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival Booths, John is back with some running gear pointers, and as I mentioned we will begin coverage of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend.  Hope you have a great week!

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RAD Recap for July 20, 2014

Well registration for Princess Half Marathon was a slight debacle this week.  It seems that Active is having trouble keeping up with the popularity of runDisney events.  I hope this gets fixed before the Tink on sale next month!


Were you able to get signed up for the race you wanted?  I’m registered for my 2nd Glass Slipper Challenge and my 4th Princess Half…can’t wait!

This week I’m making a return visit to Disneyland for a few days and I’m super excited!  However, traveling has set my anxiety on edge again and the Crazy Train has officially pulled into town.


One thing that has been keeping my head on straight this week has been exercise.  This morning I woke up and knew I had to go for a run to clear my head of all the ridiculous thoughts.  I went out for 4.5 miles which is the longest training run I’ve done in a while…and I felt GREAT!  Energized, strong.  Even though my knee was bothering me earlier in the week, I have been wearing KT Tape all week and had no pain today…that is the stuff of miracles!!


See that arrow up there?  Apparently my sweat beads on my shoulder.  I told my friend Kat and she said it happens all the time when I’m at the gym…so strange!  Does anyone else sweat like that?

Speaking of the gym.  I’ve made some killer progress this week.  I got a 10 pound PR on my front squat bringing it up to 145 pounds and also pulled 90% of my 1 rep max deadlift which went up pretty easy.  I hope there is a testing week coming up so I can see what I can do!


So my training for both the Disney Fit Challenge and the Wine & Dine Half Marathon are going really well!  I can’t wait to tackle these events 🙂  If you’ve got an upcoming race your training for, I hope you are reading the new Mission to Marathon series that Hannah is writing.  This week she talks about planning a runDisney runCation and has some great tips!

Unfortunately there was no Transformation Tuesday this week, but this week Chris will be sharing his story.  I also have a great guest post on how to not run yourself into the ground while training.  It’s a great piece!  And since I will be heading out to Disneyland, I will be sharing some of my favorites eats there!

Have a great week!!

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RAD Recap for March 23, 2014

Well I’m sad to say that my birthday week is coming to an end…it’s been quite a fun celebration this year 🙂  My week started with a visit from my Mom that was filled with great food and relaxation!  Throughout the week I took some time for myself and also had quite a few celebrations.  A fun thing about my birthday is that I share the day with my good friend Kat.  Needless to say we shared many drinks and cakes…


To end out a great week, my Dad and Stepmom visited this weekend for more good food and a lot of laughs.  I’m so grateful to have wonderful friends and family in my life to spend this time with and who love to eat as much as I do.  That really is what’s important in life, isn’t it?

This week on RAD, Hannah stopped by with some lessons she learned from the WDW Marathon this year.  She has so many great tips about listening to your body and making tough choices.


Also this week the Disney Fit Challenge went on sale and as you can imagine, I’m seriously excited about it.  I’ve made the decision to sit out of the The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler this year and to compete in the scaled division of this event.  Disney + Barbells = Awesome in my book!


Coming up this week is the on sale for the Inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend, which I’m pretty sure will sell out VERY quickly so be ready!  I’ll have all the details for you Tuesday morning.  Also coming up this week are some great travel tips for race day and a look at the ChEAR Squad at runDisney events!

As for me, I think I need a detox from the mass amounts of butter, cupcakes and wine I have consumed this week.  It’s been a blast, but I need to get myself back in gear.  Well maybe not quite yet…


Have a great week and make sure to check out some exciting news I’ll be sharing over on RAD Living this week.  It’s going to be life changing!

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