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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!

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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: October 13, 2013

I seriously become incommunicado when I travel.  It’s like my brain shuts down and I can’t even muster the strength to open up my laptop.  I guess that’s a good thing so I actually live in the moment and enjoy my vacation, right?  Anywho…I got back from a whirlwind weekend in Walt Disney World for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler (full recap coming this week!) and then dove right into a seriously hectic work week that involved numerous events and a trip to Boston.  Gah!  Disney trips always leave me needing a vacation from my vacation, but I would give anything to be here right now:

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Speaking of Food & Wine, I was lucky to get to film a few episodes of Travel with Rick while I was there.  Check out my take on the Cheese booth at the festival this year!

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:

Now on to some long overdue RAD Reads!

Running & Fitness Posts
Live, Run, Grow explains R.I.C.E for Runners…a tried and true recovery technique.

Fit2Flex proves that you can do anything when you put your mind to it.

Journey of a Dreamer answers the question Will CrossFit Help Me Lose Weight?

Disney Posts
WDW News Today has a first hand report of the new Disability Access Service that began this week in Disney Parks…looks confusing…

DVC News found evidence on a New Balance Disney Running Trail map that there might be a name change in store for the Polynesian Resort.

The Disney Food Blog reports on the new cancellation policy coming to ALL table-service restaurants in WDW.

Bwana Blog shares the story of Harambe…it’s quite intricate.

Eating WDW experiences and awesome event at the Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog.

Imagineering Disney reviews the details of the Club 33 Expansion…I’m so glad I got to see the Court of Angels while it was still open to the public!

Weekly Review
Full recap of the Tower of Terror 10-Miler coming this week, but the short story is…

1. It was HOT

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2. I got more awesome runDisney bling

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I managed to get a few workouts in when I got back, but my week was definitely lacking in the exercise department.  And let’s not even talk about the paleo challenge…sigh.  Here are all of my workouts from this week and to view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: 11 miles combined running & walking in WDW
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: CrossFit: Power Cleans, Strict Press, Romanian Dead Lifts & Air Dyne Sprints
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Rest
Friday: CrossFit: Back Squats, Pull Ups & Lurong WOD 5
Saturday: Rest

This week I really need to get back into my steady CrossFit routine.  I’ve got Barbells for Boobs coming up soon (make sure to donate!!) and I need to get my strength up to tackle Grace.  I also want to start tackling the things I’m not good at…pull-ups, box jumps, handstands.  I’m never going to get better if I keep avoiding the things I don’t like…maybe I should adopt that theory in all areas of life.

Have a great week and remember to Be RAD!

RAD Reads and Weekly Review: September 29, 2013

Ahhh this week.  I’ve spent a lot of time this week for myself.  Time to reflect, recoup and basically just check out.  What came out of that?  Well I’m not really sure, but it’s something that I think I need to do more often…

In case you missed it, here’s what I’ve been up to on Running at Disney this week:

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

Now on to some long overdue RAD Reads!

Running & Fitness Posts
Gabby’s Gluten-Free competed in her first Strongman competition…seriously badass!

Journey of a Dreamer competed in the Gateway Garage Games.

Live, Run ,Grow volunteered at the the Madison Triathlon and got to work with some amazing para-triathletes.  Incredibly inspiring!

Skinny Runner has some great tips for getting back into marathon shape after taking some time off.

Back at Square Zero talks ice baths for beginners…brrrrrrr

Disney Posts
Dream Along With Holly took the all new Jungle Cruise Wall Experience!  Hysterical!

Eating WDW recaps the opening of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival…can’t wait!  Sarah also reviews the Pork Carnitas Tacos at Siestas Cantina that I MUST go try.

This Happy Place Blog is making the most out of Food & Wine and also looking to branch out to other restaurants around the World.

Fiesta Fun Center takes a look back at the Polynesian Concierge from the mid-90s with some great photos.

Weekly Review
I’ve been struggling a bit this week with my diet.  I’m not sure that a strict Paleo diet is sustainable for me or I might possibly not be eating enough.  I’ve felt weak at the gym and on Friday I was having dizzy spells…I basically just felt hungry.  I’ve been eating around 1900 calories per day which given my body type and the amount of exercise I’m doing might not be enough.  Also, my body has been burning off more fat because I’ve been eating cleaner, so that is clearly having some sort of effect as well.

Paleo Burger

Paleo Burger

So on Friday night I decided to eat all the bad things…bread, cheese, potatoes and booze.  And let me tell you, I felt amazing afterwards!  Maybe I just need some grains in my life.  I’m going to try to stick with it for a while longer, but there will definitely be some cheats along the way.  I just need to listen to my body and give it what it needs, and sometimes that might be a nice piece of bread…sue me.

Here are all of my workouts from this week and to view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: Rest
Monday: CrossFit: Hang Squat Clean, OHS & T2B
Tuesday: CrossFit: Dead Lifts, CG Bench, Cleans & Pushups
Wednesday: CrossFit: Lurong WOD 3
Thursday: CrossFit: RDL, Hand Power Snatch & Amraps
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest

This week I’m headed back to Walt Disney World for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler and to indulge in the Food & Wine Festival.  I’ll be in Epcot all day Friday filming some episodes of Travel With Rick (check out my episodes from last year here!) before having my RAD Meet Up at 2:00 pm.  So if you’re around, come say hi!

Have a great week and remember to Be RAD!

RAD Reads and Weekly Review: September 22, 2013

This was a fun celebration week!  B’s birthday was on Tuesday and our 4 year wedding anniversary was on Thursday.  If our recent travels weren’t enough of a celebration for us, B and I went into New York yesterday to see one of my favorite bands and have a wonderful meal at Morimoto.

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We then went to go see my favorite band Stereophonics.  They haven’t been in the US since 2008 and I was ecstatic to see them.  I’ve been a huge fan for almost 15 years, so it was a great way to end a special week.

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After the show, B and I met up with with my good friend Estelle from This Happy Place Blog and her husband James for a much overdo drink.  We finally took a picture together and it came out horrible…guess I’ll just have to see her again soon 😉

In case you missed it, here’s what I’ve been up to on Running at Disney this week:

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

With all of the going ons and also trying to catchup at work and the blogs, I’ve fallen behind on my blog reading.  So I don’t have any RAD Reads this week, but I can’t wait to catch up with all my favorites soon!

Weekly Review
My first week on the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge has gone pretty well!  This wasn’t the best week to start because of B’s birthday and our anniversary, so needless to say I have had a few cheat meals.  But for the most part I’ve stuck to the diet and have completed two of the workouts so far.  I haven’t noticed many changes except that I’m definitely sleeping better…10 hours of wonderful rest on Friday night!

Here are all of my workouts from this week and to view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: Rest
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: CrossFit: Jumping Pullups, Run/Row, Plank Holds
Thursday: CrossFit: Bench, Snatch, Sprint
Friday: CrossFit: Lurong WOD 2
Saturday: CrossFit: Lurong WOD 1

I have one more workout to complete this week as part of the challenge and hopefully I’ll come up with some fun meals as well.  Meat and veg can get a little boring after a while…

Have a great week and remember to Be RAD!

RAD Reads and Weekly Review: August 25, 2013

Well here we go!  The trip to Disneyland has officially began!  We are taking a few days to visit family in Colorado before heading out to California on Wednesday.  I’m a mixed bag of anxiety and emotions (read all about that here) and to be honest, I still feel like this isn’t really happening?  Am I REALLY going to Disneyland?  Whoa.  I think I’m ready.  I’ve done so much research to get ready for this trip that it would be sad if I wasn’t.  It’s just the fear of a new place and the unknown that is getting my nerves all razzled.

If you are coming out for the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, please remember to come to my Disneyland Half Marathon RAD Meet-Up on Saturday, August 31st at noon!  Make sure to RSVP over on my Facebook page so I know how many are coming 🙂  Hope to see you there!

In case you missed it, here’s what’s new on Running at Disney this week:

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

The RAD Reads are going to get pushed to next week because I’ve really gotten behind on all my blog reading this week trying to get ready for my trip.  But I have a few saved and will have a great bunch for you next week!

Weekly Review
I felt like I seriously killed it in the gym this week!  This was a testing week at my box and it’s always so fun to see you’re progress 🙂  I managed to get to the gym four times and while there cranked out 4 new PRs!  The 2 I’m most proud of are my 500m row time and my clean & jerk.  I was finally able to get the 500m row under 2 minutes to 1:58 and this was after a killer workout of dead lifts and burpees!  I know I can do better, but I’m super happy with that for now. And the clean & jerk…um, did I really lift 98# over my head?!?!  YUP!  My upper body strength has always been my weakness, so to be able to lift close to 100 pounds from the ground to overhead is quite amazing to me.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think I could do that.  It was only a year ago that the 10# dumbbells I was using in my basement seemed super heavy.  Not anymore… 🙂

Check out those calf muscles!

Check out those calf muscles!

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

Sunday: Rest
MondayCrossFit: Back Squats, Pull-ups, Thrusters & Row
TuesdayCrossFit: Hang Power Snatch, Power Clean, Dead Lifts & Burpees
Wednesday: Rest
ThursdayCrossFit: Shoulder Press, Push Ups, Air Dyne
FridayCrossFit: Squat Clean, Split Jerk, Front Squat, Sled Push
Saturday: Rest

This week will be full of walking and running.  CrossFit will be taking a back seat ( 🙁 ) for a week while I hike through the mountains, frolic through Disneyland and race through the streets of Anaheim.  What an adventure! Have a great week and remember to Be RAD!

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