RAD Reads and Weekly Review: June 23, 2012

Well this week was MUCH better!  After realizing that “this too shall pass” and getting my head back together, I had a very positive and motivating week.  I do find it ironic that I wrote a post on storms and rainbows on Tuesday morning and then got stuck in a MAJOR storm Tuesday evening on my drive home!  My commute was 3 times as long and I missed my CrossFit class!

Storm Cell
Giant Storm Cell
A 2-lane road turned into a river...
A 2-lane road turned into a river…

Well it was an adventure to say the least.  I was so excited to hit up my local farm, Robert Treat Farm, this weekend and find that their homegrown produce is in full swing!  I opted not to take part in the CSA this year, but that doesn’t mean I miss out on all this goodness:

Lettuce, Spinach, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Scallions, Carrots, Peas!
Lettuce, Spinach, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Scallions, Carrots, Peas!

I also had some life changing Crispy Pork Belly Tacos at Caseus on Friday.  They are now on the summer menu, so if you’re in New Haven at all this summer…go get some, you can thank me later…

Crispy Pork Belly Tacos
Crispy Pork Belly Tacos

Here are my posts from this week in case you missed them:

Quick update on the Bulletproof Coffee…I woke up hungry yesterday and decided to just have a big cup of Bulletproof Coffee before I went to my yoga class with nothing else.  I didn’t feel jittery at all and was actually pleasantly satisfied for at least 4 hours.  I also felt very alert and ended up having one of the most productive days I’ve had in a while.  Interesting…

Now on to some RAD Reads!

Running & Fitness Posts
Food. Fitness. Fantasy recaps the Madison Half Marathon…her first half!

Live , Run, Grow celebrated the summer solstice by doing yoga in the middle of Times Square!

Run with Jess has a very insightful look at how running can impact your marriage.

Disney Posts
Da Mouse brings us another epic photo update of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train construction.

Eating WDW checks out the new Lava Lounge at Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney.  Looks like a great respite from a day of shopping!

The Disney Project has an inside look at the making of Cranium Command…one of my favorite extinct attractions!

Disney on Wheels tries on a bunch of hats around World Showcase…what a fun idea!

The Disney Food Blog reviews dinner at Boma…I MUST try this!

Weekly Review
Well, no running this week and here’s why…in typical Sarah fashion, I pushed myself too hard and the hip pain I was feeling last weekend started getting worse.  Actually, BOTH hips started hurting.  Surprise, surprise.  Maybe I shouldn’t have done the WOD on Monday that was ALL SQUATS…just a thought.  Will I ever learn??  Probably not…

Here’s my full week and to view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: Rest
Monday: CrossFit: OHS, FS, HPC & Row
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: CrossFit: Amraps
Thursday: CrossFit: CG Bench, Sled Push, Air Dyne & Planks
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Vinyasa Yoga – 1 hour 15 min

My coach noticed I was struggling with the front squats on Monday and told me to back off and do hang power cleans for the rest of the workout instead of the 45 prescribed front squats and row instead of run…probably a good call.  I guess that’s why he’s a coach and I’m not.  Wednesday involved a lot of running and air squats.  I was feeling good since I rested on Tuesday and thought I would be fine.  The pain started about halfway through the air squats…sigh.  Then on Thursday, all was well until the sled pushes.  Needless to say, by Friday my hips have never felt so tight.

I’ve been wanting to incorporate yoga into my practice for a while to help with both running and CrossFit, so I figured this was the best time to start.  Saturday morning I got up and visited a yoga studio nearby, Ganga Flow Yoga, and it was just what I needed.  It felt GREAT to stretch and really open up my hips.  I think this is something I need to start doing at least once a week, not only to stretch out my tight muscles, but mentally center myself.  I forget how rejuvenating yoga can be.

Yoga Feet

I’m going to try and get some short runs in this week to see how my hips hold up.  Clearly, I’m off my Dumbo Double Dare Challenge training plan but I’m not too worried yet.  I still have 8 weeks to go…wait that’s it?!?!!?

If you’re interested in yoga for running, check out my friend Danielle’s blog Live, Run, Grow.  She has some great poses for runners!  Do you incorporate yoga into your training routine?  How has it helped you?

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  • SO glad to hear you had a better week, sometimes it can be pretty hard to rebound from a not so good period.

    And thank you SO much for the awesome shout out! I can’t talk enough about how much yoga helped me during my marathon training and I really feel that all athletes should at least give it a try. I’m hoping to post some more poses soon, I have pictures taken I’ve just been so busy with my classes I haven’t been able to write up the posts!

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