RAD Reads and Weekly Review: December 2, 2012

It’s December…cold weather, holiday shopping and little daylight are admittedly not my favorite.  This is how I tend to feel about the holiday season:

Photo Source: Grumpy Cats

Yes I know, I’m a regular ole Grinch, but I just really miss flip flops, fresh vegetables and warm nights.  Can you really blame a girl??

However, the holiday season does bring for some very fun and creative posts in the blogosphere…I love the gift guides!  Here are some RAD Reads I came across this week:

Running & Fitness Posts
CrossFit Community shares the inspiring story of Lauren Nelson who started CrossFit in her 60s.  She even placed 10th at the CrossFit Games in the Masters Women 60-Plus Division!

Live, Run, Grow began her yoga for runners series.  I’m really looking forward to the rest of this series and hope to incorporate more yoga into my fitness routine.

Mommy Run Fast talks about the importance of hydration and how it can affect your pacing on long runs.

Run With Jess has a a gift guide for your best running friend for $10 or less.  I want at least 3 of these things!

Run, Write Conquer has 10 gifts for CrossFitters under $50.  I want at least 4 of these things!!

Running Toward the Prize tells a tale of two shoes and how even your favorite running shoes can change with new models.

We Run Disney shares how she overcomes the mental challenge of a long run…great tips.

Disney Posts
WDW Fan Zone contributor Mary Jo Collins falls in love with Walt Disney World all over again.

Travel with Rick started the 25 Days of Christmas series with the Cinderella Castle Lighting Ceremony.

Eating WDW attends the Anyone Can Cook culinary demo on the Disney Cruise Line.  This just might make me go on a cruise!

Drinking Disney reports on the price increase for Tables in Wonderland, Disney’s discount dining card.  Not happy about this!

Disney Bound has a fun Merida inspired running outfit.  I love this for the Princess Half Marathon!

Weekly Review
This has not been a good week for me.  For a few weeks, I’ve been having a relatively bad flare up of my colitis.  The worst side effect (besides the obvious) is the extreme fatigue it causes.  One thing I’ve learned the the 10 years of having this disease is that I need to listen to my body and not push myself because it end up just making things worse.  So that’s what I did last weekend and things calmed down, but unfortunately another issue arose.

I’ve been dealing with night sweats for some time now, but it got much worse this week.  I was getting about 7 hours of sleep, but waking up exhausted.  So much so that I was extremely lightheaded all week.  I skipped 2 CrossFit classes to come home and take a nap after work.  I’m not really sure what is going on, but I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow to hopefully get some answers.  I rested again this weekend and I’m feeling MUCH better.

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

Sunday: Rest
Monday: CrossFit – 1 hour – Power Cleans & Box Jumps
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: CrossFit – 1 hour – Lots of AMRAP
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest

I’m hoping that this week will be much better and I’ll be able to get back to training and WODs.  I found this Holiday Squat-a-Thon that Run with Jess posted this week that I’m going to try to do this month.  Since I just found this today, I did 45 to make up for yesterday.  I do love my squats 🙂  Want to join me?

If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to check out my recap of the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon that I posted earlier in the week and a fun photo montage I put together.

Hope you all have a great week!  Stay healthy out there!

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