RAD Reads and Weekly Review: March 24, 2013

Big news was announced this week from runDisney about the all new Dopey Challenge taking place of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in 2014.  This challenge consists of 4 races and 48.6 miles over 4 days.  The running elite are lining up to take on this challenge, but I know it’s not it my future.  Is it in yours?

A Dopey way to celebrate my birthday ;)
A Dopey way to celebrate my birthday 😉

It’s been a busy week for me, but I managed to take a little time to get personal on RAD. A refreshing way to celebrate my 33 birthday 🙂  I don’t know about you, but my birthday is always a strange time for me.  I usually do a lot of reflecting (obviously from my birthday post) and try not to make a huge deal out of it.  I’m not great at being the center of attention so I always find all the birthday wishes a little uncomfortable, even though I secretly love it.  Oh and the gifts…that’s always fun too.  Full birthday recap coming tomorrow.

Anyway, here’s all that’s been going on if you missed it:

Kind of a slow week for me, but there was a lot going on around the blogosphere.  Check out some of the RAD Reads I found:

Running & Fitness Posts
Living the Magical Life has some really fun Disney running mantras!

Carrots n Cake shares how she has fallen in and out of love with running…I struggle with this ALL this time!

i Get Skinny set a new goal this week with running, meal prep and clean eating…yeah!!  Now she’s lost 6 pounds in 3 days…go girl!

Fit2Flex shares her journey to a sub-2 half marathon…oh how I hope to get here some day!

Disney Posts
Inside the Magic reports on the MyMagic+ upgrade for annual passholders at WDW and the new MagicBand preview.  Personally, I found all of the historical items on display way more interesting!

Imagineering Disney has some amazing photos of the Liberty Square construction at WDW.

WDW for Grownups compare the recreation options at the various WDW resorts.  I really need to check out those tiny boats one day!

This Happy Place Blog tackles my constant dilema of visiting old favorite or new restaurants when on a WDW vacation!  What to do?!?!

Disney Every Day takes a tour of the new Rapunzel bathroom/rest area in WDW’s Fantasyland…those are some fancy bathrooms!

Weekly Review
Another not so stellar week, but I blame my cold earlier in the week and my birthday.  Yes, I’m finding excuses and I hate that.  Blech.  Here’s my week and a always you can see my full WODs on my page on dailymile.

Sunday: Still Sick
Monday: CrossFit: Dead Lifts, Strict Press, Push Ups & Jump Rope
Tuesday: Rest (unplanned, but crazy sore from heavy DLs)
Wednesday: Birthday Rest
Thursday: CrossFit: Split Jerks, Rowing, Rope Slams
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest

Monday’s WOD was crazy hard and I definitely used too much weight for the dead lifts.  I actually felt like I was going to puke about halfway through the WOD but I pushed through.  My lower back was incredibly sore the following day so I decided to take a few days off so as not to push it.  I LOVE dead lifts, but I really have to watch myself because I have a tendency to over do it.  The head coach did manage to get this pic of me…I make ridiculous faces!

Starting a 178# Dead Lift
Starting a 178# Dead Lift
Seriously…what’s with that face?!

I don’t know what’s going on, but I really need to snap out of this funk.  I’m forcing myself to get out there and put in at least 4 miles today…this needs to happen.  Then Chocolate Chili and Smoky Corn Chowder are on the menu as part of my meal prep for the week.  Also 3 days of CrossFit need to happen for the week…NO EXCUSES!

What are your goals for the week?

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