RAD Reads and Weekly Review: June 16, 2013

Happy Father’s Day to all you Dad’s out there!


But I have to give a special Father’s Day wish to MY DAD.  He is a huge RAD supporter and reads my blog everyday!  Hi Dad!  He’s always been incredibly supportive in everything I’ve do and he makes me cry just writing this…I’m such a Daddy’s girl 🙂  Oh and did I mention he’s an amazing dancer??

Dancing with Dad

Well, it’s been a week of highs and lows around here.  I feel like I’ve been on an emotional and physical roller coaster since Monday.  To sum it up: I’ve had horrible WODs, fun WODs, bad confrontations with co-workers, many laughs with friends, comfort from B and the kids, and a tough trail/obstacle run.  Phew…I’m glad this one’s over!  Hopefully we can start Monday on some sort of high note.

Yesterday was the Gladiator Gauntlet that was put together by my box CrossFit Milford.  I was on a team with my girls Ari, Ashley & Keira and we had the BEST outfits of the day…seriously…

Team Honey Badgers
Team Honey Badgers!!

This was much harder than I thought it was going to be and I can’t thank my girls enough for pushing me through…I really couldn’t have done it without them.  I’ll have a full review this week so you can hear all of the gory fun details!

Hey did you hear that the Princess Half Marathon went on sale this week??  Well a bunch of crazy Princesses (myself included) sold out the Glass Slipper Challenge in only a few hours.  I’ve got all the details on Princess Weekend, along with some other fun posts on RAD this week, check them out:

And now on to some RAD Reads!

Running & Fitness Posts
Fit2Flex goes on a training run with the Track Shack MarathonFest training group and shows why running with a group is fun!

Journey of a Dreamer talks about the importance of finding your why and how she found hers.

Gabby’s Gluten-Free talks about goal setting and how small daily goals are more attainable than larger monthly or even yearly goals.

Carrots ‘N’ Cake has 5 CrossFit tip for beginners…don’t be scared!

PopFitLife recently became a Spartan!  This looks like a fun, yet muddy race!

Disney Posts
Mouse on the Mind continues the Imagineering Awesome series with the best idea ever…Scat Cat’s Beats, an Aristocats attraction!!!  Someone please make this happen…

A Pinch of Pixie Dust visits Fantasmic and makes me sad that I haven’t seen the show since 2007!

The Bwana Blog takes a look at the story behind the Maharajah Jungle Trek…my favorite area in all of WDW!

Eating WDW celebrates National Lobster Day by having the Lobster Roll at the Boardwalk Bakery and also showcases some of the other lobster dishes Disney has to offer!

Weekly Review
Hmmmm…how do I describe this week.  Crappy and fun all rolled into one??  Sigh…  Here’s how it went down and as always, to view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: Rest
Monday: CrossFit: Step Lunges & Hang Squat Cleans
Tuesday: CrossFit: DL, CG Bench, Shoulder to Overhead, HPC & Row
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: CrossFit: DL, Burpees, AD & Plank Walkouts
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Gladiator Gauntlet

Monday’s WOD was HORRIBLE.  It put me in a really bad state of feeling like I wasn’t good at anything.  On top of that, I could hardly walk for 3 days after due to all of thee step lunges!  Tuesday’s WOD was actually really fun and I would’ve down that 3 times over before doing Monday again.  I had to take Wednesday off because my legs were so sore and then I finished the week with another fun WOD on Thursday.  Sadly I didn’t get any runs in this week, but I was so run down this week, I couldn’t get out of bed to put in the time.  Back at it this week for sure!

So before the Gauntlet yesterday, I pulled my right hip flexor while we were stretching.  Yep…way to go Sarah…pull a muscle BEFORE the actual race.  Ugh.  Anyway, it’s still bothering me a bit, but I’ve been living in compression shorts, doing numerous stretches and icing like crazy.  It’s feeling better and I’m hoping it’s nothing major like last year’s hip injury.

Today I’m raising my glass to a better week, it has to be!  Let’s make this a good one folks!  What are your goals?

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