RAD Reads and Weekly Review: July 21, 2013

Well we made it through the heatwave here in the Northeast…that was a little brutal! The air was so thick with humidity that it was a bit difficult to breath at times. Because of this, I’ve been doing more yoga this week and less strenuous activities, while trying to focus on hydration as much as I can.


Shortly after I posted my runDisney race update on Tuesday, Disney’s Princess Half Marathon sold out!  This means that all of the runDisney half marathons in the next year are sold out.  WOW.  When I signed up for my first Princess Half, it was only 4 months prior to the race.  That isn’t an option for any Disney race anymore…crazy!

d23-expo-logoFor all of you heading out to Disneyland soon for the D23 Expo, it was announced this week that runDisney will be hosting a fun run through Disney California Adventure on Friday, August 9th!  It sounds like this will be very similar to the runDisney meetups that are held during race weekends and I would think that the registration process will be similar as well.  Details will be announced sometime this week so keep your eyes peeled and your fingers ready to get registered…good luck!!

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
Frolic Through Life has a goal of getting unassisted pull-ups…so do I!

Philly2Goofy started his training for the Dopey Challenge.

We Run Disney shares why running buddies are awesome, even when they aren’t running with you!

The Sweet Life with Erika attended a CrossFit clinic on Pose Running and Better Rowing…very cool!

Disney Posts
Bwana Blog takes an in-depth look at the backstory of Chester and Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures.

Disney Every Day shares why you should bring your family to play at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Studios Central has some great tips on how to stay cool in the theme parks.

Sparkly Ever After debuts a fun new web series called Rewind the Magic Disney…I love the first video!

This Happy Place gets Cabin Fever on this week’s Muppet Monday!

Weekly Review
The heat this week was not joke and as I mentioned earlier, I really took it easy.  It’s just not safe to push too hard in extreme heat. Here are the workouts I did get in and to view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: Rest
Monday: CrossFit: Back Squats, Squat Cleans & Lunge Steps
Tuesday: CrossFit: Hang Snatch, Dead Lifts & Push Press
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Yoga – 30 min
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Yoga – 75 min

Since the heatwave broke today, I knew I had to get out there an get come miles in. My plan was 5 miles, but I ended up only doing 3.2 miles.  I have mixed emotions about how the run went and I’m trying to put them all together…more to come on that later, but overall it did feel good to get back out there.

Sweaty 3.2 Miles
Sweaty 3.2 Miles

I took out my new Polar RC3 GPS out today and I LOVE all the stats you get from it. However, it was a bit shocking to see how high my heart rate gets and it makes me wish this is something I was paying attention to earlier.  Again, trying to wrap my head around this…


I have a busy week coming up.  My mom is coming to visit (YAY!) and we have a lot of fun things planned including a foodie tour of New Haven and a trip to Foxwoods!  Hope you have a great week and remember to Be RAD!!

Do you use a heart rate monitor?  Where you surprised by the findings the first time you used it?

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