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RAD Recap for May 11, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!  Enjoy your day and treat yourself to something special…you deserve it!


It’s been a good week around here.  Now that spring has finally sprung, I’m trying to go to as many local events as possible.  Last week I went to the Milford Harbor Duck Race, which was quite entertaining and then I walked around the Westville Artwalk this weekend.  I love getting out to these events and supporting the community….there is so much cool stuff going on here in CT!

Thankfully we had no issues with the house this week and I think my adventures in home ownership are coming to an end.  I also got some crazy workouts in this week and I’m really starting to push myself again with heavier weights and not taking the easy road.  Who cares if it takes me longer to finish…I’m getting stronger!


This week I debuted a new series on RAD called Transformation Tuesday after being inspired be so many of you out there who have transformed your life through running at Disney.  I wanted to create a place for you to share your stories and inspire others.  Liz kicked off the series with her story…just look at her transformation!


Danielle was back this week with another installment in her Yoga for Runners series!  She featured my favorite recovery pose, Legs Up The Wall…you must try this!

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To round out the week, Sarah (not me) stopped by with a really fun recap of the Expedition Everest Challenge.  Can’t wait to do this next year!


Coming up this week: another transformation story, a game of Kill, Refurb, Marry and a contributor to RAD discussion goals and getting started with running.  It’s going to be a fun week so make sure to come back and check it all out!!

Have a great week!

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RAD Reads and Weekly Review: May 12, 2013

Aristocats Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mom’s out there, but especially to MY MOM! 🙂  She’s pretty awesome…

My Mom & I :)

Now onto one of my favorite things from this week…I seriously can’t stop laughing at this!

Bitch, I’m Fabulous!

I mean really…how can you not even giggle at that??

More big runDisney medal news this week when the 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend medals were revealed.  Have you seen these beauties yet??

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Now I just need to book my flight and get a hotel room (fingers crossed my DVC waitlist comes through!) and they will be mine!  Oh yeah and run 19.3 miles 😉

You can read more about the medals, along with a few other fun things that were on RAD this week here:

Now let’s check out some RAD Reads I found recently…

Running & Fitness Posts
Disney Every Day shares scenes from the Expedition Everest Challenge Expo.  I love all of the unique photo ops!

Running Toward the Prize has great tips on how to create your runDisney outfit.

The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail recaps her first half marathon after heart surgery only 3 months ago!  This girl is amazing!  She also met up with some fellow #FitFluential friends at the race…fun!

Run Faster Mommy! recaps the 7 Sisters Trail Race.  I have no words to describe how challenging this looks!

Just a One Girl Revolution has some very useful tips on race goals and pacing.

Disney Posts
Main St. Gazette tries out the new interactive game in Adventureland, A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasure of the Seven Seas.  This looks pretty fun!

Sparkly Ever After has a really fun day on May the 4th at Hollywood Studios.

Imagineering Disney makes another incredible mini model, this time of Disneyland’s People Mover and Submarine Voyage.

Parkscope gives some insight into the World of Avatar.

Disney Every Day fills us in on 20 things we probably didn’t know about New Fantasyland…fun facts!

WDW Parkhoppers takes a look at some of the new menu items that will be offered at California Grill when it reopens.  Can’t wait!!!

Weekly Review
Something about the Long Branch Half Marathon seriously lit a fire under my ass.  I came home and put together a training plan for the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge and hit the ground running…literally.  So I got 5 workouts done in 3 days and feel really great.  I’m just hoping I can keep this motivation up!

Here are my workouts for the week and to view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: Long Branch Half Marathon
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 2.12 mile run & CrossFit: Dead Lifts, Hang Cleans & Burpees
Wednesday: CrossFit: Lots of Amraps
Thursday: 1.34 mile run with hill repeats & CrossFit: Split Jerks, Push Press & Rowing
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest

Who is this person??  Crazy…  Guess I’m just gonna keep moving forward 😉

This upcoming weekend I’m heading to the Reebok Headquarters in Canton, MA to cheer on the team from CrossFit Milford (#1 in the Northeast BTW!) at the Northeast Regionals of the CrossFit Games.  It’s going to be a super fun event so keep an eye out for all my updates!  I’ll be sporting my CFM gear so if you are going…make sure to say hi!

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Have a great week!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Recap

Yesterday B and I Made Strides Against Breast Cancer!  The event was held at Lighthouse Park in New Haven, CT with around 3,000 in attendance.  It was very windy down by the water, which added a chill to the 60 degree temps, but overall the setting was gorgeous.

We arrived about 45 minutes before the walk was scheduled to start because I wasn’t familiar with how big the park was or how long it would take to register.  We headed straight to the registration tent so I could check in and get B registered.  They had plenty of people there and it took only a few get this done, which was a really nice surprise.

Event Registration

Since we had some time to kill, we headed into the party area where a local radio station DJ had music playing and was leading the crowd in the Electric Slide and how to dance Gangnam Style.  Oh yeah!!  There was a store set up and various local vendors had tents as well.  We looked around for a bit, but there was something in that building in the distance that I wanted to check out…

Party Area!

Survivor Reception

A carousel!!  I got so excited and really wanted to go for a spin!  Isn’t it gorgeous?  Sadly for me this area was restricted to breast cancer survivors and their family.  But how cool is that for them?!  There were tables set up inside with refreshments as well…the perfect place to keep warm on the chilly day.  I thought this was such a nice touch to the event and really helped honor the survivors.  The atmosphere was really lively and positive.  Survivors were given sashes to wear and I wished my Mom had been there so she could wear one.  She deserves a sash!

We headed back to the general party area to hear the welcome speeches and try to get warm in the crowd.  It was fun that participants were able to bring their dogs to the walk.  It was quite entertaining to see the various ways people dressed them up.

Silly Dog!

Goofing Around and Trying to Stay Warm!

The walk began at 1:00 pm to very little fanfare.  I thought there would be a countdown or something, but the MC just thanked us all for coming and told us to start walking.  Anti-climactic indeed!  The walk was off to a very slow start because the path was narrow and there were a lot people trying to funnel into a small area.  But once we got out into the park, we could pick up the pace a bit.  We even got to see a parasurfer our on the Sound…very cool!

And we’re off! Very slooooowly…


Despite the chilly temperatures, it was a great day!  Thank you to everyone who donated and helped me raise $320 in only 4 days!!!  YOU ROCK!  So far, the event has raised over $90,000 for the American Cancer Society to ensure there will be many more birthdays next year.  If you would still like to donate, there is time and every little bit helps.  Please visit my donation page, which will be open through the end of the year.

So how do you reward yourself for a 5K walk?  FOOD of course!  We headed over to my favorite sub shop, Jersey Mike’s, for an Original Italian.  You can take this girl out of Jersey, but you can never take the Jersey out of this girl!

The Original Italian for the win!

October is breast cancer awareness month and there are still so many ways you can show your support.  Find a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in your area!  Sign up to walk or simply volunteer.  Trust me…you will have a super fun afternoon and be supporting a great cause!  If you missed why I was doing this walk, it was for my mom and all the other women out there who are afflicted with this disease every year.  Let’s bring them more birthdays!

What did you do this month to support breast cancer awareness?