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RAD Recap A Day Late…July 28, 2014

My weekly recap is late this week because I was off in California having too much fun!!

We spent 3 fun filled days in Disneyland…




Then we toured around L.A. a bit…




And finally got to see the Fittest on Earth compete in the the CrossFit Games!!




I will have some really fun recaps in the next few weeks for ya both here and on RAD Living so make sure to come back and check that out!

Big thanks to Chris and Shaye who held down the fort around here while I was gone!  Chris shared his Transformation story and Shaye had some great tips on how to avid burnout while race training.  I also wrote a piece on RAD Living about How One Day Can Change Your Life, talking about my struggle with travel.  I’d love to hear your stories and tips about how to make traveling easier and how you’ve overcome some tough obstacles…share them in the comments!

I have to say, as much as I really enjoyed this trip…it’s REALLY good to be home and I’m looking forward to getting back into my routine tomorrow.  Hope you had a great week!

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RAD Recap for July 13, 2014

World Cup fever has been going strong in our house for the past month or so.  B is a huge Germany fan so having them make it to the finals has been very exciting.  Having them win today was AWESOME!!


It’s been a fun and super busy week around here.  I started training for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon this week, but I haven’t exactly followed the plan to a tee…shocking!  I know I won’t be perfect, but all I can do is keep on trying.


But even if I slack on my runs, it’s not like I’m just sitting around (even though I do my fair share of that sometimes).  I’m still throwing around some kick ass weights at the gym 🙂


This week also consisted of fun birthday celebrations for friends and family.


And one of my favorite dining days of the year…this is the 4th year B and I have enjoyed this BBQ feast and yes, it is worth every single calorie!


But the big news of the week is…I’M GOING TO DISNEYLAND!!!!!!!!


Well what really happened was that I won a contest and I’m going to the CrossFit Games!  No, really…I won an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles!  I was convinced that no one won contests like this, but boy was I wrong!  It’s pretty much a dream come true.  So of course I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity to visit Disneyland if I was flying all the way out to California!  I’ll have a few fun posts in the next 10 days leading up to the trip…so fun!

In case you missed some of the other fun happenings on RAD this week, Crystal shared her transformation story, I played Kill, Marry, Refurb by taking a trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and John gave a humorous male perspective on Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend.  Hope you enjoy and also I hope you have a rad week…make it a great one!

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RAD Recap for July 6, 2014

Did everyone have a great 4th of July??  It was a bit soggy up here in the Northeast which meant no fireworks on the 4th.  So instead I decided to take a look at my favorite fireworks shows in WDW.

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We were visiting my Dad in NJ and decided to drive around a bit instead of being cooped up in the house. We went up to the Mount Mitchell overlook in Atlantic Highlands, which is the highest coastal point south of Maine.  You can see NYC and Brooklyn from here…even on a crappy day, it’s gorgeous.


Thankfully, yesterday was GORGEOUS so B and I got in some pool time before heading home. Handstand practice anyone?


On the way home, we stopped in Brooklyn to visit B’s family and eat.  Brandy decided to join us at the table as well 🙂


Overall it’s been a great holiday weekend!  Did you do anything fun?

Earlier this week, I went on a tour of a Grand Villa at Disney’s Bay Lake Tower.  Seriously…can I just move in here?!?


Michele shared her transformation story and how she lost 255 pounds!! Incredible.


Danielle focused on the hips this week in her Yoga for Runners series.  I LOVE these stretches!

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And runDisney revealed the all new glow-in-the-dark medals for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend and one features the hitchhiking ghosts!


Coming up this week I have some big news to share tomorrow, Crystal is stopping by with her transformation story, I’ll be taking a look at the air-conditioned WDW attractions I would like to Kill, Refurb or Marry, and if that’s not enough…John is sharing his experience from Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend in his Anaheim Antics series!  It’ll be a fun week so make sure to stop by!

Also, this Wednesday the 2015 Princess Half Marathon Weekend goes on sale to Annual Passholders and DVC members.  You can find more details on your member pages and DVC members don’t forget your discount!!  Will you be registering??

Have a great week!

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RAD Recap for June 15, 2014

Today I’ve been decompressing from our big family barbecue yesterday.  B’s entire family (all 23 of them) came to visit from NY yesterday.  I don’t think we’ve ever had more than 8 people over before so this was quite interesting.  I was nervous, but it turned out to be a really great day!  The food was great, we had a lot of laughs and even some hula hoop contests!


This week I also recapped days 2 & 3 of the CrossFit Games Northeast Regional and took a look at the 2nd week of my CSA…it’s all about greens this time of year!


It’s been quite an exciting week in the world of runDisney!  First let’s start with Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend.  I knew this was going to sell out fast, but the rate it sold out is insane!  The Rebel Challenge (Star Wars 10K & Half Marathon) sold out in a record breaking 26 minutes with all of the other races not far behind.  And faster than you can say Wookie, the entire weekend was sold out in about 2 hours! Pretty incredible.  The big question is…Did you get in?!?


More news from the West Coast this week was the big reveal of the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend medals. As Katherine pointed out that the ribbons for this year might be cooler than the medals themselves and I kind of have to agree…they are pretty rad!


In other happenings, Richard stopped by to share his transformation story, John was back with more Anaheim Antics and his recap of the Laguna Hills 10K, and I took a look at the Epcot pre-shows in a fun game of Kill, Refurb, Marry.  Do you have a favorite Epcot pre-show?  Here’s mine:

And last, but certainly not least, I want to wish all the dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day! Especially to my Dad…he’s pretty awesome and was the driving force behind my Disney obsession. Without that I never would’ve started on this Running at Disney journey and accomplished some of the most amazing things in my life.  Thanks Dad 🙂


Have a great week everyone!

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RAD Recap for June 1, 2014

I just spent an amazing weekend with my friends and among some of the fittest people in the Northeast. The 2014 CrossFit Games Northeast Regional competition was so much fun that I think I will have a fun hangover for the next few days!



Oh and I got this amazing shirt…how can you not LOVE things that vomit rainbows?!?


The news we’ve all been waiting for was announced this week when runDisney made the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend in Disneyland official.  Very exciting!

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Also this week, Ilene stopped by with another inspiring Transformation Tuesday story of her 100+ pound weight loss and I took a stab at designing a new 10K course in Walt Disney World.  Check it out!

Coming up this week: more yoga for runners, Katie shares her inspiring story and maybe some daydreaming…come back to find out what that means 🙂

Have a great week!


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