RAD Reads and Weekly Review: June 30, 2013

This week flew by and I can’t believe tomorrow is already July!  I guess time flies when you’re having fun.  🙂  Don’t forget that tomorrow, Google Reader goes away so you will need to find a new RSS reader if you are still using it.  My friend Estelle recommended Feedly and I really like it so far…check it out!

This week has been a good one.  Last Sunday, I went to a local beer festival with my friends from CFM.  For $35, we were able to sample beers from around 30 breweries for 4 hours.  Needless to say, it was a great time and much hilarity ensued.

Dive Fest!
Dive Fest!
What?!  My own beer?!
What?! My own beer?!

CFM Gals

I’ve been trying to eat better this week and have been limiting my sugar, dairy and grain intake.  This has included a ton of meal prep…yum!

Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

But, that all went out the window last night when we went to our favorite restaurant Caseus for their yearly BBQ night.  We look forward to this all year and I throw all food restrictions out the window.  I know I will pay for it for the next few days, but it’s SO worth it!

Caseus BBQ  To catch you up on what’s been going on this week, here are my RAD posts:

Now on to some RAD Reads!

Running & Fitness Posts
Carrots ‘n’ Cake survived her first CrossFit competition and kicked some ass along the way!

Gabby’s Gluten-Free has another insightful and inspiring post, this time on Cues, Mentality & Focus.

The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail ran the Color Me Rad 5k and looks like she had a blast!  She’s also officially a TriAthlete…pretty inspiring!

Disney Posts
Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free in WDW reviews Pecos Bill’s in the Magic Kingdom.  I was impressed by how accommodating this quick service is!

DIStherapy shares some great vintage photos of the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Disney Every Day has a first look at the new items that will be at Epcot’s 2013 International Food & Wine Festival…can’t wait!!

This Happy Place Blog finds a skirt for every land at he Magic Kingdom…love these!!

A Pinch of Pixie Dust has a wonderful, photo rich review of the reopening of the Main Street Bakery.

Weekly Review
Once again, no running.  I was in a lot of pain on Monday with my hip and decided to take another week off from any running.  I did a few sprints in CrossFit on Thursday, but the total distance wasn’t even over a half mile.  I have to admit that I am so scared of getting seriously injured again that I’m probably babying this more that I should, but I feel like it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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

Sunday: Rest
Monday: CrossFit: KB Swings, Goblet Squats & Air Dyne
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: CrossFit: Rowing, Air Dyne, Running
Thursday: CrossFit: Strict Press, KB Swings, Rope Slams & Plank
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Vinyasa Yoga – 1 hour 15 min

On Thursday, we had a to do a cumulative 5 minute weighted plank hold that was insanely difficult after doing a ton of upper body moves.  Actually I think that would’ve been hard no matter what!  However, we still managed to get quite a kick out of the whole thing by singing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song…you have to laugh in tough times, right?!?!

Turtle Time!
Turtle Time!

I also went back for my second yoga class yesterday.  It felt great and I’m loving that one hour where I can really focus on myself and get centered.  There was a different instructor filling in today and I didn’t enjoy the class as much as I did last week, so I think if I’m going to continue to go to this studio it will be with the instructor I had last week.  The whole class was much more challenging and she explained the movements much better.

YogaJuly 4th is this week and I can’t wait to see friends and family over the holiday weekend.  That’s what life is all about, right?!  It’s hard to believe that it was 8 years ago this week that I met B’s family for the first time.  Man, time flies!

What are your plans for July 4th?

One last bit of news…I have a BIG announcement coming tomorrow that I am really excited about and I hope you will be excited about it as well.  All I’m going to say is that it’s going to be RAD 🙂  Have a great week!

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  • So glad to hear that you’re enjoying yoga! A good teacher is so important especially when you’re just starting out! (P.S. don’t you think runDisney needs an official yoga yoga teacher and they should offer yoga during race weekends??!)

  • Trying to decide how far to run Thursday since I’m off and want to get it over before it gets hot! Then I plan to eat however many calories I burnt when running!! 😉

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