RAD Reads and Weekly Review: August 5, 2012

August?!  Say it ain’t so!  The summer is going by so fast.  It’s been hot and humid here in the Northeast…perfect for sitting in the air conditioning and catching up on some RAD Reads!

Running & Fitness Posts
Fit2Flex shares the truth about her workouts.  If this girl hates her workouts, I don’t feel so bad about hating mine.

Dr. Rachel Runs completed her first triathlon…congrats!!  She also has a snazzy new website, so make sure to head on over and check it out.  

FitFluential released a brand new line of shirts that are activated by sweat!  I can’t wait to get one of these 🙂  #proof

Disney Posts
Eating (and Drinking) Around the World reports on new menu changes at Tutto Gusto.  Wine flights and larger plates to share are some of the included additions.  

Main Street Gazette takes a look at some fantastic vintage EPCOT Center postcards.  This is a great prelude to the 30th anniversary!

Mouse on the Mind welcomes James from This Happy Place Blog who takes us to the Magic Kingdom at night to kick off their Disney at Night Series.

Touring Plans contributor Kristen Helmstetter shows us her Favorite Disney Water Park Attractions.  I haven’t been to one of the water parks in almost 20 years…I think it’s time for a visit!

DisDining explores the Top Ten Healthy Meal Options at Walt Disney World.  These are some great options!

Weekly Review
Compared to last week, this one has been uneventful.  I’m continuing to fight with the pain in my lower legs, which after some research I’ve figured is posterior shin splints.  The pain was so bad this week that I had to walk almost a mile home when out for a run because I couldn’t take it anymore.  Ice temporarily helps the pain, but as soon as I run again it comes back.  The key to preventing this and avoiding pain in the future is to strengthen the muscles in the area.  There are simple daily stretches that I will be doing to hopefully avoid serious injury.  I’ve also seen a lot about KT Tape and how it helps with this particular ailment.  I’ve ordered a roll and will be testing that out as well.  So please don’t laugh when you see me walking around with purple stripes on my legs 😉

Here’s my week of exercise:

Sunday: Rest
Monday: Spinning – 1 hour
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: 3.12 mile run
Thursday: Rest
Friday: 2.62 mile run
Saturday: CrossFit Intro Class – 60 minutes

Tomorrow begins my On Ramp with CrossFit.  I attended another intro class this weekend and I’m even more excited to get this started.  The classes make me feel strong and I can’t wait to get even stronger!  Have a great week!

Have you tried KT Tape?  Has it worked for you?

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  • Let me know how the tape works…. Shin splints are my most common injury. Since I’ve been running on the treadmill in Texas I haven’t had any but soon I’ll be back on the road and I’m a bit nervous they’ll come back! Ps ….. Love the post of the top ten healthiest meals at WDW!

    • I’m sure I’ll post an update on the tape with pics of my purple legs 🙂 I’ve been really good about doing my stretches this week so hopefully that will help too. You should definitely make sure you run on a few different terrains before the 5K so you get used to it.

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