RAD Reads and Weekly Review: September 29, 2013

Ahhh this week.  I’ve spent a lot of time this week for myself.  Time to reflect, recoup and basically just check out.  What came out of that?  Well I’m not really sure, but it’s something that I think I need to do more often…

In case you missed it, here’s what I’ve been up to on Running at Disney this week:

And here’s what’s been happening over on RAD Living:

Now on to some long overdue RAD Reads!

Running & Fitness Posts
Gabby’s Gluten-Free competed in her first Strongman competition…seriously badass!

Journey of a Dreamer competed in the Gateway Garage Games.

Live, Run ,Grow volunteered at the the Madison Triathlon and got to work with some amazing para-triathletes.  Incredibly inspiring!

Skinny Runner has some great tips for getting back into marathon shape after taking some time off.

Back at Square Zero talks ice baths for beginners…brrrrrrr

Disney Posts
Dream Along With Holly took the all new Jungle Cruise Wall Experience!  Hysterical!

Eating WDW recaps the opening of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival…can’t wait!  Sarah also reviews the Pork Carnitas Tacos at Siestas Cantina that I MUST go try.

This Happy Place Blog is making the most out of Food & Wine and also looking to branch out to other restaurants around the World.

Fiesta Fun Center takes a look back at the Polynesian Concierge from the mid-90s with some great photos.

Weekly Review
I’ve been struggling a bit this week with my diet.  I’m not sure that a strict Paleo diet is sustainable for me or I might possibly not be eating enough.  I’ve felt weak at the gym and on Friday I was having dizzy spells…I basically just felt hungry.  I’ve been eating around 1900 calories per day which given my body type and the amount of exercise I’m doing might not be enough.  Also, my body has been burning off more fat because I’ve been eating cleaner, so that is clearly having some sort of effect as well.

Paleo Burger
Paleo Burger

So on Friday night I decided to eat all the bad things…bread, cheese, potatoes and booze.  And let me tell you, I felt amazing afterwards!  Maybe I just need some grains in my life.  I’m going to try to stick with it for a while longer, but there will definitely be some cheats along the way.  I just need to listen to my body and give it what it needs, and sometimes that might be a nice piece of bread…sue me.

Here are all of my workouts from this week and to view a complete list of WODs, visit my dailymile page.

Sunday: Rest
Monday: CrossFit: Hang Squat Clean, OHS & T2B
Tuesday: CrossFit: Dead Lifts, CG Bench, Cleans & Pushups
Wednesday: CrossFit: Lurong WOD 3
Thursday: CrossFit: RDL, Hand Power Snatch & Amraps
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest

This week I’m headed back to Walt Disney World for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler and to indulge in the Food & Wine Festival.  I’ll be in Epcot all day Friday filming some episodes of Travel With Rick (check out my episodes from last year here!) before having my RAD Meet Up at 2:00 pm.  So if you’re around, come say hi!

Have a great week and remember to Be RAD!

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  • Thanks for including my post on volunteering, it really was a great experience!

    I’m actually going to be in CT to volunteer at the Hartford Marathon (not with the paratriathlete team, although some of them are racing). Are you planning on going to the race at all?

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