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Heat Advisory for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend!

WDW Marathon Heat Advisory

What would a Disney race weekend be with out a heat advisory???  With temps having been around freezing in Orlando this week, this is a little hard to believe, but alas it is true.  runDisney has issued the following statement:

Jon Hughes, Race Director, and Dr. James Scelfo, Medical Director, would like to welcome you to the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®. As the runDisney team makes final preparations, we want to remind you of important weather related preparations and information.

Due to warmer weather than anticipated, we encourage all participants to closely monitor their pace and not overextend. This may not be the event to attempt your personal best. We encourage you to be well-hydrated prior to the races and maintain fluid status with alternating water and electrolyte based hydration options throughout your race and entire race weekend. Slow down and ask for assistance at any signs of heat illness. Heed these warnings seriously.

Please review the race program for more details, but as a reminder all medical stations will have the appropriate flag color displayed according to existing heat conditions:

  • GREEN FLAG – Good conditions. Enjoy the event but stay alert.
  • YELLOW FLAG – Less than ideal conditions. Participants with high risk of heat stroke should withdraw.
  • RED FLAG – Potentially dangerous conditions. Heat injury is possible. All participants urged to slow their pace and hydrate adequately.
  • BLACK FLAG – Extreme and dangerous conditions. All participants advised not to compete. Course may be shortened and no times recorded.

All of us at runDisney hope you have a safe, magical run. See you at Epcot®!

Looking at Weather.com, temps will be increasing through Saturday and then dropping back down again for Sunday.  Good news for all you marathoners.

WDW-Marathon-Temps

 

While the temps don’t seem all that high, you have to factor in the 85% and higher humidity and it can be down right oppressive.  Just remember to HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE and take it easy during the day.  Don’t go crazy with park touring!

Good luck out there!!!

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Heat Advisory for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler

Heat-Advisory

Are you planning on traveling into the 5th Dimension tonight?  Well it sounds like it’s going to be another sweat fest getting there, so be prepared!

Yesterday runDisney issued the following heat advisory to all participants:

Due to warmer weather than anticipated, we encourage all participants to closely monitor their pace and not overextend. This may not be the event to attempt your personal best. We encourage you to be well-hydrated prior to the race and maintain fluid status with alternating water and electrolyte based hydration options throughout your race and entire race weekend. Slow down and ask for assistance at any and early signs of heat illness. Heed these warnings seriously.

Please review the race program for more details, but as a reminder all medical stations will have the appropriate flag color displayed according to existing heat conditions:

  • GREEN FLAG – Good conditions. Enjoy the event but stay alert.
  • YELLOW FLAG – Less than ideal conditions. Participants with high risk of heat stroke should withdraw.
  • RED FLAG – Potentially dangerous conditions. Heat injury is possible. All participants urged to slow their pace and hydrate adequately.
  • BLACK FLAG – Extreme and dangerous conditions. All participants advised not to compete. Course may be shortened and no times recorded.

Race Director John Hughes also offered the following tips to help you prepare for the race tonight:

Remember to HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE!  This means all day today and on the course tonight.  At the water stops, mix PowerAde and water together to get some added fuel and those very important electrolytes.  And basically just try to have fun!  This is not going to be the race to try for that PR, so just go out and enjoy the entertainment!

See you on the course!

Friday Feast: Dole Whip Dreaming

Have you heard that it’s HOT here in the Northeast??  No??  I think everyone is complaining about this heatwave we’re having, but honestly I’ll take this any day over the winter…remember Nemo??

However, this heat has had me wanting something cool and delicious.  So of course my mind turns to Dole Whips!  Now I’m a relative newbie when it comes to Dole Whips.  I only had my first one a few years ago.  It was my friend Don, a self-proclaimed Dole Whip addict, who convinced me that I had to try one.

Don enjoying a Dole Whip Float!

Don enjoying a Dole Whip Float!

So back in 2010, Don took me to Aloha Isle during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and I tried my first Dole Whip.  I actually opted for the Swirl with vanilla ice cream and it was amazingly delicious.  The fun thing about trying this during the Halloween party was that the vanilla ice cream was green!

Halloweenie Dole Whip Swirl!

Halloweenie Dole Whip Swirl!

Since then, it has been a must stop for a sweet treat while in the Magic Kingdom.  I’ve stuck with the Swirl as my go-to flavor since it’s not as “pineappley” as the straight up Dole Whip.

Regular Dole Whip Swirl

Regular Dole Whip Swirl

One of my favorite variations of the Dole Whip debuted this year at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival – Dole Whip with Spiced Rum!  Of course I had to try this!  While it was delicious, it was basically just a Dole Whip and the rum didn’t add or detract anything from it.  Would I get it again?  Um…yes!

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Dole Whip with Spiced Rum

Sigh…I wish I had any one of these variations in my hand right now while the temps are 100 degrees outside.

Do you like Dole Whips?  What is your favorite kind…Original, Float, Swirl, Spiced Rum?

RAD Reads and Weekly Review: July 7, 2013

RAD Living Header_FinalI want to first start by thanking so many of you for your support and encouragement with my new project RAD Living!  It has been humbling to hear all of your kind words and it has made me even more motivated to keep moving forward and follow my dreams!  I really can’t even begin to express my gratitude and I hope you are enjoying the site so far.

If you haven’t seen it yet, go check out my new sister site to Running at Disney called RAD Living!  You can read all about why I started it and where I hope it goes here.  Also, I’m shamelessly going to ask you to like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter…come on, you know you want to!

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July holiday and got to spend some time relaxing and having fun with family and friends.  I know I did!  In case you’ve missed it with all the holiday celebrations, here’s what’s been happening on Running at Disney this week:

And here’s what’s new over on RAD Living:

Now on to some RAD Reads from around the Interwebs!

Running & Fitness Posts
Marc Bigbie recaps his first Ultra 50K (whoa!) and also shares some of the lessons learned from his first Ultra Marathon.

The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail encourages us to simply love our bodies in her July #BodyLOVE Summer Challenge.

Journey of  a Dreamer shares her struggles with motivation and how she overcomes those slumps.

Just a One Girl Revolution has 5 tips to keep running…very helpful!

Mommy, Run Fast! has some great tips for healthy eating on the go, including some great meal prep recipes.

Disney Posts
Mouse on the Mind finishes the fun Imagineering Awesome series with a great post by Katherine on her dream attraction: The Death Star Trench Run.  Yes!  

Eating WDW has dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe and after seeing all the delicious meats in the never-ending skillet, I think this is a must-do on my next trip!

Da Mouse previews the MagicBands Merchandise...I’m really on the fence about all of this.  They also have a photo update of the Grand Floridian DVC property, which makes me much more excited.

Eat. Sleep. Run Disney has an amazing review of the Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge at Disney California Adventure that makes me SO excited for my upcoming trip!

Weekly Review
It is HOT here in the Northeast…seriously HOT!  I don’t deal well with exercising in extreme heat, so my fitness has been severely lacking this week.  Running and CrossFit have taken a backseat to less intensive exercises like yoga and swimming.

Sunrise Yoga

Plus the 4th of July holiday was thrown in there that threw my schedule for a loop (yeah, yeah…excuses, excuses!).  Anyway, here’s my full week and to view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: Rest
Monday: CrossFit: Front Squats & Squat Cleans
Tuesday: CrossFit: Dead Lifts & the Hardest WOD Ever!
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Yoga – 12 min Sun Salutation
Saturday: Yoga – 30 min + Lots of Swimming

Well I did manage to get that KILLER 220# dead lift PR early in the week that was insanely exciting!

Dead Lift

This week is looking to be another scorcher, but I guess that is to be expected for July.  I need to suck it up and get the work done, I just won’t be pushing it as hard and staying hydrated.

I’m going to be starting my Disneyland trip planning in a new weekly series and I’m looking to all of YOU for help!  This will be my first trip out there for Disneyland Half Marathon weekend and I want all the insider tips.  Can’t wait to get planning with you expert westcoasters and I hope some of you other newbies will find the series useful as well!

Oh and don’t forget, Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend goes on-sale Tuesday…set those alarms!

Have a great week and remember to Be RAD!!

RAD Reads and Weekly Review: June 2, 2013

Summer is here!!  I can’t tell you how happy I am to be able to wear tank tops and flip flops on the regular.  Woohoo!

It’s been a fun week.  After returning from Vermont, I jumped right back into my training but also had some awesome culinary adventures.  I dove into the goodies we brought home and made a few delicious meals.

Grilled Chicken, Tomatoes & Vermont Shepard Ricotta

Grilled Chicken, Tomatoes & Vermont Shepard Ricotta

On Friday, B and I went to our favorite restaurant Caseus in New Haven.  Jason gave us a tour of their rooftop garden (super cool!) and I had some delicious Rohan Duck!

Rooftop Garden at Caseus

Rooftop Garden at Caseus

Rohan Duck over CousCous

Rohan Duck over CousCous

And finally Saturday, I met my friend Ali at Barcelona in New Haven for a girls dinner.  If you don’t follow Ali on Instagram, you should…she’s quite inspiring!  We stuffed our faces like proper ladies should 🙂

Bramble Snap Cocktail Rum, Fresh Blackberries, Vermouth, Ginger, Mint & Lime Juice

Bramble Snap Cocktail
Rum, Fresh Blackberries, Vermouth, Ginger, Mint & Lime Juice

Meat, Meat & More Meat

Meat, Meat & More Meat

This week I also FINALLY booked our flights to California for Disneyland Half Marathon weekend, which has gotten me insanely excited to start planning!  So I obviously had to run out and buy this:

Let the planning begin!

Let the planning begin!

In case you missed it, here’s what I covered on RAD this week:

And now on to some RAD Reads!

Running & Fitness Posts
Run with Jess has a courageous post about body image and perception…READ THIS…NOW!

WDW for Grownups reports on how Disney cast members are taking the C25K challenge a step further.

Back at Square Zero shares a wonderful story about A Runner’s Tree on her local trail.

Journey of a Dreamer has some confused confessions about her weight loss journey…I think I could’ve written this exact post!

Disney Posts
The Disney Food Blog takes a first look at the new ice cream shop L’Artisan Des Glaces.  And then goes a little more in-depth with the ice cream martini…OMG!

Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free in WDW has an amazing meal at La Hacienda de San Angel…one of my favs!

Parkeology takes a look at the Great Iconic Food Race of strange marshmallow drinks at WDW and Universal Florida.

This Happy Place Blog finds a great place for a parade in the Magic Kingdom.  I have to say, I’m a big fan of the Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It Parade.

Weekly Review
This week I officially began my training for the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge.  I really want to be in killer shape for this race and I’m going to put in the work this summer.  Here’s how this week went and as always, to view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: Rest
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 1.61 mile run and CrossFit: Dead Lifts & Power Cleans
Wednesday: CrossFit: CG Bench Press, Running (1.5 miles) & Knees to Elbow
Thursday: 2.01 mile run with hill sprints and CrossFit: Sled Push/Drag, Turkish Get Ups & Air Dyne
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest

The CrossFit WODs were killer this week and I think I used my weight in chalk to get through them…

Chalkmonster!!

Chalkmonster!!

My scheduled 5 mile run for yesterday didn’t happen, but I got it in today.  Oh and it was a hot one!

HOT!

HOT!

I have a real problem with getting up early on the weekends to get my longer runs in.  This is worse in the summer when it’s necessary to do so because of the heat.  I like to sleep in and cuddle with the kitties on the weekend!  Well today I didn’t get out until about 10:45 am and I definitely paid for it.  The heat was a killer and my pace was WAY slower because of it.  I really have to work on this!

A wrench is going to get thrown into my training this week because I’ll be traveling for a work conference for 3 days, but hopefully the hotel gym with be sufficient to get a good WOD in!  I’m going to do my best to roll with the punches…

Fun stuff coming up this week on RAD…info on the runDisney Coast to Coast Challenge, a visit to Coral Reef Restaurant, and maybe I’ll start my Disneyland planning!   Have a great week 🙂

How do you get up early on the weekends to run?

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