This week I registered for both the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler and Disney’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon. I also had to take a 2nd mortgage out on the house because of it, but it’s so worth it 😉 I wasn’t going to run the 10-Miler this year because I really didn’t love the race last year. The course wasn’t my favorite, but really the heat is what the big problem was. I thought about it and figured I’d try it again. runDisney seems to make improvements to their races every year so I’m hoping this will be the same. Plus, since I did the inaugural race, I kind of feel obligated to do it again. That’s not silly right????
This week I also signed up for the Kick Ass 5K on April 9th! This is a virtual 5K hosted by Abby at Run Stronger Every Day and is benefiting one of my favorite organizations, Team Challenge and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Abby’s story is quite inspiring. She has been running for over 20 years and a few years ago was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), which was quickly attacking her colon. After having no luck with medication (strong medications!), she made the choice to have her colon removed. I’ve also been suffering from UC for about 10 years now and getting to the point of having my colon removed is a fear I live with everyday.
Last year, I ran with Team Challenge at the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon and raised money for CCFA to help find a cure for these horrible diseases. We tend to suffer silently, but people like Abby are helping to raise awareness and also give others, like me, the strength to talk about it as well. Every little bit helps, so please consider donating as little as $15 and join us in running this Kick Ass 5K!
It’s been a different kind of week for me over on RAD…less fitness, more personal stories. Just trying to mix it up a bit 😉 So in case you missed it:
- A Birthday Celebration 33 Years in the Making
- To Love and Tie the Knot
- Friday Feast: Landscape of Flavors
There have also been some great RAD Reads out there in the blogosphere…check these out:
Running & Fitness Posts
Carrots ‘n’ Cake has some great tips on how to stick to your meal plan.
We Run Disney shares great tips on how to train for numerous races at once.
Live, Run Grow recaps her killer PR at the New York 13.1 Marathon…go girl!!!
Studios Central has a preview of some of the 2013 Star Wars Weekend merchandise.
Da Mouse shows how the hills of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train are coming alive. I can’t wait for this attraction!
The Disney Food Blog has a recap of Marc Davis Centennial Dinner INSIDE the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. This is just beyond amazing!
Disney Avenue takes a look at Walt Disney’s plane…pretty cool history.
FINALLY I had a good week! I got a good run in, 3 days of CrossFit and I had a wonderful week of meals. Here’s my week and a always you can see my full WODs on my page on dailymile.
Sunday: 5 mile run
Monday: CrossFit: Power Cleans & Box Jumps
Wednesday: CrossFit: Pullups, Jump Rope, Row & Running
Thursday: CrossFit: Power Snatches, KB Swings, Box Jumps & AD
I hit some big PRs in CrossFit this week. I had my first clean over 100#! It wasn’t pretty and I actually strained my lower back a bit while doing it (yikes!), but I finished the clean and I’m pretty psyched about it!
What did you accomplish this week?