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RAD Reads for November 3, 2013

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.

Live, Run, Grow has some great race day takeaways from her recent run in the Marine Corps Marathon.

300 Pounds and Running recaps his very first marathon!

Disney Posts
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:

And here’s what’s been happening over on RAD Living:

Have a great week and remember to Be RAD!

RAD Reads and Weekly Review: June 16, 2013

Happy Father’s Day to all you Dad’s out there!


But I have to give a special Father’s Day wish to MY DAD.  He is a huge RAD supporter and reads my blog everyday!  Hi Dad!  He’s always been incredibly supportive in everything I’ve do and he makes me cry just writing this…I’m such a Daddy’s girl 🙂  Oh and did I mention he’s an amazing dancer??

Dancing with Dad

Well, it’s been a week of highs and lows around here.  I feel like I’ve been on an emotional and physical roller coaster since Monday.  To sum it up: I’ve had horrible WODs, fun WODs, bad confrontations with co-workers, many laughs with friends, comfort from B and the kids, and a tough trail/obstacle run.  Phew…I’m glad this one’s over!  Hopefully we can start Monday on some sort of high note.

Yesterday was the Gladiator Gauntlet that was put together by my box CrossFit Milford.  I was on a team with my girls Ari, Ashley & Keira and we had the BEST outfits of the day…seriously…

Team Honey Badgers

Team Honey Badgers!!

This was much harder than I thought it was going to be and I can’t thank my girls enough for pushing me through…I really couldn’t have done it without them.  I’ll have a full review this week so you can hear all of the gory fun details!

Hey did you hear that the Princess Half Marathon went on sale this week??  Well a bunch of crazy Princesses (myself included) sold out the Glass Slipper Challenge in only a few hours.  I’ve got all the details on Princess Weekend, along with some other fun posts on RAD this week, check them out:

And now on to some RAD Reads!

Running & Fitness Posts
Fit2Flex goes on a training run with the Track Shack MarathonFest training group and shows why running with a group is fun!

Journey of a Dreamer talks about the importance of finding your why and how she found hers.

Gabby’s Gluten-Free talks about goal setting and how small daily goals are more attainable than larger monthly or even yearly goals.

Carrots ‘N’ Cake has 5 CrossFit tip for beginners…don’t be scared!

PopFitLife recently became a Spartan!  This looks like a fun, yet muddy race!

Disney Posts
Mouse on the Mind continues the Imagineering Awesome series with the best idea ever…Scat Cat’s Beats, an Aristocats attraction!!!  Someone please make this happen…

A Pinch of Pixie Dust visits Fantasmic and makes me sad that I haven’t seen the show since 2007!

The Bwana Blog takes a look at the story behind the Maharajah Jungle Trek…my favorite area in all of WDW!

Eating WDW celebrates National Lobster Day by having the Lobster Roll at the Boardwalk Bakery and also showcases some of the other lobster dishes Disney has to offer!

Weekly Review
Hmmmm…how do I describe this week.  Crappy and fun all rolled into one??  Sigh…  Here’s how it went down and as always, to view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: Rest
Monday: CrossFit: Step Lunges & Hang Squat Cleans
Tuesday: CrossFit: DL, CG Bench, Shoulder to Overhead, HPC & Row
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: CrossFit: DL, Burpees, AD & Plank Walkouts
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Gladiator Gauntlet

Monday’s WOD was HORRIBLE.  It put me in a really bad state of feeling like I wasn’t good at anything.  On top of that, I could hardly walk for 3 days after due to all of thee step lunges!  Tuesday’s WOD was actually really fun and I would’ve down that 3 times over before doing Monday again.  I had to take Wednesday off because my legs were so sore and then I finished the week with another fun WOD on Thursday.  Sadly I didn’t get any runs in this week, but I was so run down this week, I couldn’t get out of bed to put in the time.  Back at it this week for sure!

So before the Gauntlet yesterday, I pulled my right hip flexor while we were stretching.  Yep…way to go Sarah…pull a muscle BEFORE the actual race.  Ugh.  Anyway, it’s still bothering me a bit, but I’ve been living in compression shorts, doing numerous stretches and icing like crazy.  It’s feeling better and I’m hoping it’s nothing major like last year’s hip injury.

Today I’m raising my glass to a better week, it has to be!  Let’s make this a good one folks!  What are your goals?

Friday Feast: The Cobb Salad at Hollywood Brown Derby

Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Walt Disney World.  B and I typically will visit the Studios on the last day of our trip to get one last ride on the Tower of Terror and then have lunch at Brown Derby before heading to the airport.  My absolute favorite dish there is the Cobb Salad, a Brown Derby classic!

Cobb Salad_Brown Derby Sign

Legend has it that one night in the 1930s, the owner of the original Hollywood Brown Derby was hungry after a long dinner service.  So he went through the kitchen gathering leftovers, mixed it all with the house French dressing, and alas the Cobb Salad was born.  It is now a staple on the Brown Derby menu and consists of finely chopped greens, turkey breast, bacon, hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, avocado and chives, all tossed with Cobb Dressing.  YUM!

Cobb Salad Menu

The Cobb Dressing is like a slightly creamy red wine vinaigrette and gives a nice balance to some of the heavier ingredients like avocado and bacon.  The salad comes to the table in separate components and is then tossed by your server table-side.

Pre-Tossed Salad

Pre-Tossed Salad

Final Tossed Salad

Final Tossed Salad

As you can see, all of the ingredients (including the lettuce) are finely chopped so they all blend together perfectly.  Now I can’t eat eggs, so I leave that out, but all of the other components are some of my favorite foods, so it’s obvious I will love this.  It’s a great lunch or appetizer to one of the Brown Derby’s delicious entrees.

Have you had the Cobb Salad at the Hollywood Brown Derby?  Do you love it as much as I do?