Killing Me Softly and Running Wild…Wknd Recap.

Happy Monday friends! Hope you had a great weekend. I had an early wake up call to teach my hour long spin class this morning. Back in the saddle with some new cycle shoes. 
Post workout recovery drink – extra hot soy chai from the ‘bucks…great way to warm up on a chilly morning.
Let’s back track to the weekend. Friday nights are usually low key for me but I got off a little bit early from work and ventured on over to a friend’s Zumba class. It has been a YEAR since I’ve taken a dance class! I used to teach a similar class (hence my blog name) so I have to say that I really miss it. It was so good to be back on the dance floor with my girl Sharanda. Here’s an old pic of her class…can you find me?
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I definitely needed a bit of dance therapy as of late since my personal life has been a little hectic – due to some issues with the whole long distance scenario the boyfriend and I decided recently to end our relationship. You know I never get real personal on here and like to keep things light but since I love ya’ll I figured I’d tell you what’s up. I’m actually doing ok (trust me…it has been a long time coming) but it’s just so good to be around friends and staying active. And busy. 
Anywaysssss…Saturday I got some run therapy in. I slept in until about 9 am and then was out for a 12 mile run in the hood. One tough cookie- that’s me.
It felt good to maintain just under a 9 minute pace for this run. Last run over 10 miles before marathon number 10 – Cowtown in 2 weeks. 
Later on that night I did Saturday night church and then went out for karaoke and dancing with a good friend. The K Wang is probably my favorite line dance right now. Well that and the Wobble. Never gets old.
My go to karaoke song – Killing Me Softly. Every time. This was after about 2 glasses of wine. And a patron shot. Don’t judge.
Sunday was a rest day so I met up with my girl Natalie for brunch at Penne Pomodoro. Hello $1 mimosas and bellinis. I had this spinach and goat cheese salad with smoked salmon. Probably my favorite thing to top a salad with is smoked salmon. Hits the spot.
Oh and I also finally made it over to the outlets and cashed in my $50 Nike gift card. I may just rock the turquoise skirt for my marathon. And the ‘Running Wild’ shirt of course.
How was your weekend? Do you have a go to karaoke song you like to sing? Ever tried Zumba?

29 thoughts on “Killing Me Softly and Running Wild…Wknd Recap.

  1. Clearly we need to be running and dance friends. Why don’t you live in AZ again?! Congrats on your run, spin (did you want to slap your instructor too?), and I am getting zumba certified in a few months! My real love is hip hop but at least I can incorporate that into my classes with a little Yonce’ now and again 😉

    It’s funny how similar our weekends were. I went to the Nike outlet and scored some new trainers. And have you tried the “black widow” from Starbucks? Game changer.

    • So awesome you are getting your zumba cert!!! I love teaching – I teach spin now and taught dance for over year…I know you’ll love it too. I will now need to check out the ‘bucks black widow!!

  2. So sorry to hear about you and the boyfriend. 😦 Glad to hear things are going well though. Good luck on your 26.2 in a couple of weeks! I’ve done zumba once and it was fun! It was tough, but fun. 🙂

  3. Sorry about the breakup! Things get better! I know they will! Also, I like the Kwang with it dance too! I love Zumba and any excuse to shake my glutes sounds good to me! My weekend was filled with Homework! Although I did venture out long enough to celebrate my brothers birthday at Pappadeux’s !

  4. I miss Zumba. I should really go back to a class. It helped me drop 2 pants sizes. I’m glad that you have God, family, friends and running to see you through all times. Best wishes.

  5. Never tried Zumba…lacking the coordination! Nice cycle shoes. A couple song suggestions: Kaskade’s FIRE IN YOUR NEW SHOES! and Gaga’s GYPSY is great for sprinting in those new shoes. Enjoy the Ride! And BTW, really chilly here in MI…single digits overnight. Teens during the day!

  6. Dance therapy is truly the best. I’m very sorry about your relationship not working out, but I’m sure in the long run it is best for both of you. That being said, it is okay to feel sad, for as long as you need. HUGS!

    • Go to a bike store and have them help you select the right shoes for you. Make sure they also give you the clips to go on the bottom of the shoes. There are so many great brands out on the market right now. I have worn Pearl Izumi and right now I have some Nike brand bike shoes that I love so far. They are expensive but so worth the investment!!

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