I’m loving having a lazy Sunday today. Yes, it’s a gorgeous day here in CT and I should’ve gone out for a run, but B and I had a really fun date night in NYC yesterday and didn’t get home until 1:30 am. I slept late and now I have to catch up on a lot of work. Excuses…yep, but I’m having fun chillin with the cats.
So our date night…we had an amazing dinner at Mario Batali’s restaurant Babbo (expect a full review soon).
There we stuffed our faces and also saw Adam Arkin!
We had tickets for the 7:30 show of Chris Hardwick at Caroline’s, but ended up sitting in this for 1.5 hours on the way up to Times Square…
I called the venue and they were nice to honor the tickets at the 10:00 show, so we met up with my girl Estelle for a quick drink (we were supposed to meet afterwards and have a relaxing drink…) at a pub in Times Square. But not before I was able to check out the horrific characters walking around…
I wish we could’ve spent some more time together and as usual we didn’t get a picture (FAIL), but we had to rush to catch our show. Chris was hysterical and despite a few bumps in the road, B and I had a great night.
This week I started a new series on RAD called New to Me where I will be exploring all of the things that I still haven’t done in Walt Disney World. Check it out along with a few other fun posts this week:
- New to Me: Magic Kingdom Edition
- 2014 Marathon Weekend Pre-Sale and Proof of Time Update
- Friday Feast: Le Bernardin
I also came across some fun RAD Reads this week:
Running & Fitness Posts
Mommy Run, Fast! has 10 tips for overcoming sugar cravings.
Live, Run, Grow is on a mission to Stop Foot Abuse! by giving some great yoga stretches for those tired feet.
Gabby’s Gluten Free talks about The Grind. You know, when you hit that wall either mentally or physically in your workouts.
Vintage Disneyland Tickets features Teen Magazine’s Guide to Walt Disney World from April 1972. The photos are fabulous!
This Happy Place Blog looks at at all the fun details on the outside of MuppetVision. This is one of my favorite areas of Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
The Disney Food Blog showcases some new limited edition beer steins at Epcot’s Germany Pavilion. These are seriously too cute!
Had a great week of WODs at CrossFit. I’m really starting to feel stronger and I’m loving seeing my muscles getting more defined! It’s a reminder that this hard work really pays off. My downfall this week has been food. I was on a serious food bender which started because I wasn’t feeling good early in the week and just continued. It was a double whammy of that “fun” time of the month plus a colitis flare. I really just wanted to curl up in bed and eat potato chips. But alas life must go on, however I did eat a good amount of potato chips…and I must say they made me feel much better! Sigh…
The workouts I did get in were good and here they are. As always you can see the full WODs on my page on dailymile.
Monday: Rest – Sick
Tuesday: CrossFit: Thrusters, Back Squats, Burpees & Running
Wednesday: CrossFit: Amraps with 1.25 mi Running
Thursday: CrossFit: Dead Lift, CG Bench Press, Push Ups & Hang Power Cleans
Now that the weather is getting warmer, more running is being added into the WODs. This is great to increase my endurance, however I’m finding it very difficult. I’m a slow runner with an average pace around 12:30 plus I use a run/walk method. Due to the nature of CrossFit and often having to sprint, I find myself running much faster than normal. I brought my Garmin one day and was averaging about a 10:30 pace. Yes, the distance is much shorter, but I’m getting out of breath much quicker. Also, instead of rests in between the runs, I’m doing crazy things like snatches, pullups, thrusters, etc… So I’m not getting recovery like I get when I run/walk on long runs.
Overall, I think this will help with my running and hopefully help me PR my next race, but I have to make a confession. It’s known at my box that I run races and when I come back in from a run as one of the last ones, I feel slightly ashamed…like a fake. I know what I’ve accomplished and damn I’m proud of it, but I guess I feel like I should be one of the leaders. Does anyone else feel this way?
What do you do for date night?