RAD Reads and Weekly Review: March 17, 2013

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Being of Irish heritage, it should come to no surprise that St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday!  I love the food, the music, the drink, the festivities ..all of it!  Hence why I am super bummed that I’ve been fighting a cold for the past few days and haven’t been able to celebrate.  So I will be laying low today and maybe I will make my favorite Guinness & Bailey’s Buttercream cupcakes if I’m feeling up to it later 🙂

Thankfully I attended the New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade last Sunday and got my Irish on.  My girlfriends from CrossFit and I headed in by train and were immediately greeted to the drunk crowds.  I was quite the scene leaving the New Haven train station.

Train Station

We went to a few bars and caught a bit of the parade, but mainly we were entertained by the craziness that was taking place.

Snooki??
Snooki??

Anna Liffeys

Overall we had a great time and a lot of laughs!

The Girls

How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?

In case you’ve been busy this week, here’s what you might have missed on RAD:

Now let’s check out some RAD Reads I found around the internets this week!

Running & Fitness Posts
Skinny Runner shares some great tips on how to run a relay without everyone hating your face…ha!

Shiawase Life had a great #VAisforrunDisneylover meetup with some fellow runDisney enthusiasts!  Running and cupcakes were involved…my kind of day.

The Wannabe Athlete is struggling with finding time to run in her hectic daily life.  Something I think we all struggle with at times.

The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail shares her story of resting, recovery and rebuilding…it is so important that we listen to our bodies.

Disney Posts
This Happy Place Blog and Mouse on the Mind play another game of Kill, Refurb, Marry with the monorail resorts.  Make sure to read both Estelle‘s and Melissa‘s version!

Imagineering Disney is back with another installment of cast member pop quizzes in the Magic Kingdom.  Some of the answers are priceless!

Touring Plans contributor Kristen Helmstetter shares her experience cheering for a runDisney race.

The Disney Food Blog gives an update on some of the new restaurant rumors at the newly announce Disney Springs in Downtown Disney!

Weekly Review
This week has been seriously lame in the workout department and I’m almost embarrassed to post my weekly recap.  Don’t judge…  You can see my full WODs on my page on dailymile.

Sunday: 4 mile walking
Monday: CrossFit: Dead Lifts, Push Press, Running (1/2 mile total)
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Sick
Friday: Sick
Saturday: Sick

Fingers crossed this cold goes away soon…I seriously hate being sick.  I missed out on some really great WODs last week because of it.  Yes, I’m having a pity party…

It’s also no secret that I’ve really been lacking the running front.  I can blame it on the weather, my schedule, whatever…but what it really comes down to is my continued battle with motivation.  It is so hard for me to get out of bed early or put my laptop down and put my sneakers on.  I know how great I feel after a run, but I know that actually running isn’t my favorite thing in the world.  It’s hard, it’s grueling, it’s painful at times and so often those things are what come in the forefront of my mind, not the feelings of exhilaration, accomplishment and strength that come AFTER a run.

I’m hoping that with spring right around the corner and now that the days are getting longer, I will have a renewed motivation to get out there.  I struggle with the winter months and just wanting to hibernate in my house, so I am hopeful those extra hours of sunlight will give me the boost I need!

Do you struggle with motivation?

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