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RAD Reads and Weekly Review: September 15, 2013

So you really want to know what bloggers do on vacation?  Well we typically start our day doing this:


This photo cracks me up.  Not only because it’s slightly ridiculous, but I just love how I have friends who are all on the same wave length.  Obviously we didn’t spend the entire trip hidden behind our laptops.  We went kayaking, swimming, played mini-golf, ate a TON of food and had numerous adult beverages.  The 2nd year at the Disney Beach House was the best yet and I can’t wait to share more details with you about Disney’s Vero Beach Resort…it’s quickly topping my list of favorite resorts!

As a great way to end the week, a few of us headed out to Walt Disney World on Friday to not only play in parks for a bit:


But most importantly to eat here:


O.M.G. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing the renovations are at California Grill.  The decor, the food, everything…wonderful.  Be sure there will be a full detailed review to come shortly, but for now you can check out all the food porn over on my Instagram page.

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 RAD Reads from some of my favorite bloggers!

Running & Fitness Posts
Mommy Run Fast tackles the Yasso 800s.  I’ve always been interested in adding this into my training plan.

The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail talks about her sugar addiction…are you secretly an addict??

Gabby’s Gluten-Free has a great look at her goals including perception, pressure & doing your own damn thing…I love this!

Disney Posts
Eating WDW shares a her favorite vegetarian dishes at WDW and they all look delicious!

This Happy Place takes an interesting look at the price of being a fangirl.  I love this take on the Disney community and what fandom actually means.

Imagineering Disney has great construction photos of Cinderella’s Castle.  Do you know how many bricks make up the castle?

Sparkly Ever After visits the new grand and miraculous Starbucks in Epcot.

Weekly Review
My past week definitely involved a TON of relaxation, but I did manage to squeeze in a few good workouts.  Our kayaking trip was an incredible upper body workout!  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: Kayaking: 4.7 miles (4 hours)
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: 20 min amrap: goblet squats, db thrusters & pushups
Friday: Magic Kingdom Walking (4 miles)
Saturday: Magic Kingdom Walking (5 miles)

The 20 minutes amrap I did on Thursday was at the resort gym called Anchors A-Weigh.  Love the name!


Didn’t love the gym…


Definitely not my style…  But I made the best of it, grabbed a dumbbell and made up my own workout.


I did a quick 1/4 mile warmup run on the treadmill, which was awkward because I had a mirror right in my face…yikes!  Then I did the following 20 minute amrap (as many rounds as possible):

  • 15 goblet squats (20#)
  • 10 dumbbell snatches (20# x 4 & 30# x 4)
  • 10 pushups

I started with 5 burpees instead of the pushups, but realized by quads were quickly going to get burnt out with those, so I switched to pushups for round 2.  I got in a total of 8 rounds and was a sweaty mess after.  This workout was so tough that my quads and glutes are STILL sore 3 days later…crazy.

Tomorrow I will be starting the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge which is 8 weeks on the Paleo diet along with 10 workouts.  My weight will be taken, my measurements will be taken, photos will be taken…ahhhh!  I’m a bit nervous and excited at the same time.  I will be covering the whole thing over on RAD Living, so make sure to head over there and check it out!

Have a great week and remember to Be RAD!

RAD Reads and Weekly Review: January 20, 2013

Oh nothing big happened this past week…I only ran a MARATHON!  It’s still kind of surreal to me that I finished the race and completed this incredible milestone in my life.  My recap will be coming this week…it’s taking quite a while to go through all my photos and wrap my brain around the experience.  But in the meantime, Live, Run, GrowFit2Flex, Dr. Rachel Runs, We Run Disney, The Unlikely Competitor, Dan’s Marathon, and Illuminating Epcot all have great coverage from the weekend.  You also need to check out this awesome video by Lee Hoedl who recorded the entire race.

I also registered for the Dumbo Double Dare this week so it looks like I’ll be headed out to Disneyland in August!  I’ve never been there and I couldn’t be more excited to take part in this inaugural race on my first trip!  Who else is taking the challenge?

Now how about some RAD Reads from this week!

Running & Fitness Posts
KJ Pugs shares her inspirational weight loss journey and the success she has had a with Diet Bet.

Mommy Run Fast get courageous with her running dreams.

Journey of a Dreamer has a great guest post from Pamela from A Renaissance Woman on the 10 things every woman should know about CrossFit.

Fitting It All In does tempo runs to increase speed…this is something I need to start doing!

Disney Posts
Parkeology takes a trip to Bizarro Adventureland in this very humerous post 😉

Mouse on the Mind traces the roots of my favorite attraction The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

The Disney Food Blog reviews the newly renovate Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in France…everything looks amazing!

Eating WDW tries the new Crispy Pork Wings at the Green Cabin Room at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.  It looks like they have a lot of new items on the menu there since my last visit!

The Best Friend’s Guide makes the most out of their day on Castaway Cay.  I can’t wait to go here one day!

Weekly Review
Besides running the marathon, I had another great trip to Walt Disney World.  I’m so happy B, my Mom and her husband were all able to be there and support me through the race.  We had some fantastic meals and a lot of laughs…definitely the making of a great trip!

Spaceship Earth

I was a bit sore after the race, but the worst part were the blisters that I got.  Both feet got matching blisters on my little toes and the balls of my feet.  It made walking incredibly painful, so any recovery runs were out of the question.  I

Here’s my full week of workouts and to see my full WODs, head over to my page on dailymile.

Sunday: Walt Disney World Marathon – 26.2 miles
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: CrossFit – 1 hour – Bench Press, Squats & Dead Lifts
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest

So next up is the Princess Half Marathon…the one year anniversary of my first half!  It seems so much longer than a year.  I can’t wait to run this race again…it’s so fun! 🙂  My goal for the next few weeks is to work on speed, so I see some Fartleks and Tempo runs in my future.

Any advice for improving speed?