RAD Reads and Weekly Review: October 28, 2012

Ahh Hurricane Sandy…so looking forward to meeting you!  Ok that’s a lie.  Since I live only about a 1/2 mile from the Long Island Sound, chances are we’re going to get hit pretty hard.  Thankfully we live up on a hill, so flooding isn’t typically a concern for our home but wind is a big concern.  We’re hoping for the best and have made the necessary preparations.  That includes moving all of the patio furniture into the dining room!

I’ve got a big batch of Coq Au Vin in the slow cooker so we can have some good comfort food during the storm and I’m about to make some gluten free brownies.  Oh yeah…bring it Sandy!

Now, check out some RAD Reads before the power goes out!

Running & Fitness Posts
Run With Jess recaps The Cupcake Classic 2012.  An amazing 1000+ people participated in this virtual race…how fun!

Run Faster Mommy is embracing the suck.  This is something I need to do more of.

Running Jennie is hosting a virtual run – the Tink in Training Virtual Run.  Perfect for all of you training for the Tinker Bell Half in January!

Westford Mommy ran the Runner’s World Half Marathon last weekend and left with some really great takeaways.

Philly Running Girl has a great time at the Flyers 5k.  She also has a great Wild Harvest giveaway going on right now…check it out!

Dimples Does It ran her first half marathon and struggles with enjoying longer runs…something I can totally relate to.

Disney Posts
A Cup of Disney has a great video of images from Party for the Senses.  I can’t wait to go to this event one year!

Mouse on the Mind shows us all the fun Halloween decorations at Fort Wilderness!

Eating WDW enjoys breakfast at Kouzzina…my new favorite spot!

This Happy Place Blog visits Mama Melrose and takes a look at all the quirky details…I love this place!

Studios Central takes a look at the A-E Ticket restaurants in Walt Disney World.  This is a really fun approach to Disney dining!

Weekly Review
I had a great week at CrossFit and hit a few new PRs!  It was testing this week and it was pretty cool to see how far I’ve come in less than 3 months.  What’s up 133# dead lift?!

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

Sunday: 6.4 mile run
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 3.1 mile run and CrossFit – 1 hour  – hang cleans, bench press, romanian dead lifts & air dyne
Wednesday: CrossFit – 1 hour – Thrusters, jumping pull ups & running
Thursday: CrossFit – 1 hour – Dead lifts & sprints
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest

Besides having a great week in the box, I didn’t go for my planned 14-miler this weekend for 2 reasons.  1. My ankle has been bothering me again since the sprints on Thursday.  2. I just wasn’t feeling it…plain and simple.  Yes, I know that I need to just do it and get those runs in, but if there is one thing I know about me, it that if my head isn’t in it I’m not going to enjoy it.  And I find running difficult enough as it is, so I rather not struggle through 14 miles.  I think I’ve come to the realization this past week that the 2013 WDW Marathon will probably be my one and only.  Races are one thing, but I just don’t enjoy these long training runs!  But that’s a story for another post…

Thank you to everyone who entered my Nite Beams giveaway this week!!  It was so interesting to to see everyone’s different training schedules and how you would use the Nite Beams.  I used Random.org to select a winner and the lucky winner is:


Congratulations!  I’ll email you with more details.

I hope all of you in the Northeast, especially my family and friends in NJ, are safe over the next few days.  Let’s hunker down and enjoy our family.  🙂

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