RAD Reads and Weekly Review: June 9, 2013

Well it’s been an exhausting week!  I had a regional conference for work that I was managing with the 5 other New England States this week, and I spent Tuesday – Thursday out at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods.  It was an exhausting few days full of long hours running around, schmoozing and stuffing tote bags.

Tote Bag Stuffing Hell
Tote Bag Stuffing Hell

But I did manage to have some fun along the way!  My room had an amazing view…


I had a few cocktails and some wonderful meals…

Grey Goose & Some Slots
Grey Goose & Some Slots
CraftSteak Deliciousness!
CraftSteak Deliciousness!

And I met some new friends…

LionNeedless to say, I’m still a bit exhausted, but I’ve been having some R&R with family, friends and the kitties this weekend…it’s just what I needed!

Such a tough life...
Such a tough life…

Somehow I managed to get a few posts together this week mainly consisting of runDisney news…here’s what you might have missed:

And now on to some RAD Reads!

Running & Fitness Posts
Mommy Run Fast has 6 important strength exercises for runners that you can do at home.  I definitely need to do more calf raises.

MizFit Online shares how she never felt stoppable even when she was at her unhealthiest and is using that message to encourage her daughter and all women.

Gabby’s Gluten-Free explains why she doesn’t want to be perfect…hell yeah sista!

Disney Posts
This Happy Place Blog has been taking a look at the Disney Cruise Line all week.  Here are some of the different places Estelle wants to visit while cruising.

Disney Every Day visits Cars Land and takes a ride on Radiator Springs Racers in Disney California Adventure.  This is getting me so excited for my Disneyland trip!!

The Bwana Blog reviews the all new Wilderness Explorers interactive game at Disney’s Animal Kingdom…can’t wait to try this!

Weekly Review
Well, I definitely didn’t keep up with my training this week.  The gym at the hotel didn’t open until 6:30 am and since I had to be on the floor by 7:30 am that wasn’t going to work.  But thanks to my new Fitbit Flex (full review coming this week!), I was able keep track of all the walking I did while at the conference!  Here’s how it went down and as always, to view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: 4.72 mile run
Monday: CrossFit: Squats all day long
Tuesday: 2.17 mile run (inc. 1 mile hill sprints) + 5 miles conference walking
Wednesday: 4.5 miles conference walking
Thursday: 3 miles conference walking
Friday: CrossFit: Deadlifts & Pushups
Saturday: Rest

Next Saturday, I’m participating in the Gladiator Gauntlet, a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation being put on by my box CrossFit Milford.

Gladiator GaunletWe haven’t been given many details about the event, but I do know that teams of 4 have to “complete a 2.5 mile course through streams, woods, fields, up, over, under, obstacles and finish different mini WODs along the way.”  I’m expecting muddy burpees, log carrying and who knows what else…wish me luck!

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