RAD Reads and Weekly Review: July 14, 2013

Tink LogoThis week the Tinker Bell Half Marathon sold out in record time!  I’m consistently amazed by how fast these races are selling out and pretty soon they will have to be open by some sort of lottery system if they keep selling out at this rate!  The brand new Tinker Bell 10K still has availability and is at 54% capacity.  This will most likely sell out in the next few weeks, so don’t hesitate to register if you are interested.

Also this week Disney released the trailer for Saving Mr. Banks.  This film is the story of how Mary Poppins came to life on the big screen and it just looks beyond amazing.  I will definitely be going to see this on Christmas Day this year!

This Happy PlaceI also want to take a moment and congratulate my good friend Estelle of This Happy Place Blog on her 2 year anniversary.  She unvailed a new look and is hosting a fantastic giveaway to celebrate.  So head over there and enter to win one of 3 great prizes!!

In case you missed it, here’s what’s been happening on Running at Disney this week:

And here’s what’s new over on RAD Living:

Now on to some RAD Reads!

Running & Fitness Posts
Fit2Flex has a theory that you need to run slow to go fast…I think she’s on to something here.

Gabby’s Gluten-Free shares why stress sucks and how both lifting heavy things and relaxation can help.

Road Runner Girl recaps her Runner’s World #RWRunStreak…girl ran 71.67 miles in 39 days straight!

The Sweet Life with Erika does an awesome arms workout in the park that includes sprints and some killer ab moves.

Disney Posts
Fitness. Food. Fantasy. has a great time drinking around the World after the WDW Marathon.

A Pinch of Pixie Dust compares the new and old designs of the rooms at the Polynesian Resort.

Disney Every Day uncovered some artist’s renderings of the rooms at the new DVC Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort.

Plus the Magic has an amazing cast member experience in the Magic Kingdom.

Weekly Review
So I sucked it up and got myself to CrossFit this week despite the crazy heat.  It was a sweatfest and I think I actually got dehydrated.    I thought I was drinking enough throughout the day, but the high humidity really got the best of me.  By Wednesday I felt lightheaded and lethargic.  I took the day off from exercise and focused on rehydrating, which helped a lot.  This is something I really have to stay focused on for the remainder fo the summer and you should too!

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

Sunday: Rest
Monday: CrossFit: Back Squats, Thrusters & Air Dyne
Tuesday: CrossFit: Power Cleans & Shoulder Press
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: CrossFit: CG Bench, Rope Climb, Renegade Row & Sled Push
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest

I’m clearly in a running slump.  I’m struggling with motivation to get out there and get the miles in.  Not only is the heat playing a factor, but my stuggles with my digestive system in the mornings have been giving me reservations about getting out there.  I’ve been having issues on my past few runs and and frankly it’s just not fun.  I’ve got to figure something out…I’m just not sure what that is.

This week I received a Polar RC3 GPS Sport Watch to review as part of a FitFluential campaign.  I’m so excited to try this out at CrossFit this week and yes, I will be taking it out on a few runs in the coming weeks as well.  Expect a full review 🙂


If you’ve been looking for a heart rate monitor with GPS, click here and use code “fitfluential” during checkout for a 25% discount!  This discount is valid only on the Polar RC3 GPS and will expire on August 10th, so get on it!

Have a great week and remember to Be RAD!!

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