About thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday & turkey holiday week! Hopefully you have some time off from the grind this week to relax, recharge get your grub on. I was able to knock out 60 miles of running last week!! Feels so good to hit those numbers once again. I am running my annual run across DFW run this year (33-34 + miles on NYE) so gotta keep them miles UP! Love the DFW ultrarunner crew. A little flashback pic. This year may look a little different with some social distancing space but it will be a good one.

Let’s see how it all went down!

Monday AM- 6.03 miles watching the sunrise with a friend to kick off the work week. We had some really nice fall/cool/breezy mornings and very much needed relaxed run just chatting the morning away.

Monday PM- 2.23 miles in the evening after the long work day to wake the legs back up and de-stress. Slowly but surely getting good again at these double run days! Picked up the pace a tad towards the end.

Tuesday- 5.37 miles around the lake solo. Woke up a little bit later to get this one done but still a morning run with a faster finish.

Wednesday AM- 6.22 miles of some rolling hills! I’ve missed my hill runs but I think incorporating more hills will be just what I need to stay strong with the higher mileage weeks. ‘Mounds of opportunity’ – gotta bring that phrase back.

Wednesday PM- 3.31 miles to get in over a 15k for the day. Some evenings I really enjoy these solo runs in the early evening darkness. Mornings are still my fave but I think it is important to switch the run times on up.

Thursday AM- Breakfast run club morning – 7.03 humid cloudy miles. Started this run off with a friend and then finished on my own.

Thursday PM- 3.03 miles on double run day to get in over 10 miles for the day! Legs were tired but it got done.

Friday- 7.03 more relaxed miles to keep things moving and get a tour of the beautiful fall leaves. Had to save the legs a bit for the longer Saturday run.

Saturday- 11.05 miles with a few hills with the WRRC crew. It was another humid day and the humidity in Texas has been a killer lately. So this was a relaxed run for sure but helped me get my numbers in for the week.

Sunday- Topped things off with yet another RUN STREAK WEEK! 8.71 miles to hit my 60.

And there you have it! Another strong week and very thankful for those who run with me to get me through it.

How was your week?! Anyone running a Turkey Trot real (or virtual) race?!

My “Chelsea Trot” miles will definitely be in full effect.

Random Thoughts Thursday.

I enjoyed some lovely early miles this AM – started with a buddy catching up on life and such then she went her merry way and I went mine. It’s so fun starting with a buddy and then ending the run solo. Since I’m an an only child I love the running alone time. Crank up my tunes and go.

I’m oh so excited about my new gig teaching spin at LIFETIME FITNESS!! I’ve got to do some more online training but since I’m officially hired I hope to be posting an updated schedule for you all soon. If you’re local you’ll have to come and meowt.

Plus ohmyfreakinggoodness this gym is oh so much nicer than I had ever imagined. Heck, we’ve got a spa, smoothie bar and all of the perks! Gotta love those work perks for the win.

Obsessed with these new Brooks. I want a pair in every color.

Plus, your random thoughts Thursday funny.

Share some randomness with me today!

Weekly Running Report.

Happy new week to you! So I got my week started with a lovely sunrise and it really brought some joy into my day! You know what they say – ‘never miss a Monday’. Not sure who they are – likely some IG influencer. But you know what? It works for me especially when I follow it. Haha.

Let’s recap some miles from last week! I pushed over the 52 mile mark which was the most mileage I’ve done since the week I ran the Remix 50k! Here’s how it all went down.

Monday- Went on a “rave run” with my 2 run pals last week! 6.02 miles of wearing flashing lights and rocking out to my jams. Good times.

Tuesday AM- Hills for breakfast. 5.15 miles done.

Tuesday PM- Double run day miles! 3.03 relaxed miles after work watching the sunset.

Wednesday- 6.33 afternoon miles admiring the fall leaves. Much needed escape from the norm. And always love to change up the daily route keeping things exciting.

Thursday AM- Sunrise miles with the breakfast run club at my happy place. 8.12 miles and did most of the run with a friend then finished solo.

Thursday PM- 3.03 double run day miles on some tired legs. Just happy to get over 11 miles in for the day.

Friday- 4.03 miles with a bit of a faster finish. Kept it nice and short since I was running longer Saturday.

Saturday- 12.03 miles, warmer with clouds and lots of humidity! It was a bit of a death march at the end but got it done.

Sunday- 5.12 recovery miles on Sunday funday runday and run streak week complete! Feeling good, feeling great.

Plus delicious brunch pic of the week – fruit skewers, breakfast tacos and french toast muffins for the win.

And there you have it!

How was your week? Any delicious eats you want to share??

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy Friday to ya! Hope you have some festive fun planned for the weekend. I am just glad to have a little time away from working the day away! Can’t wait to get some running in and get outside for some fresh air.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Tis the season to eat the damn pie! YESSS. I actually had to partake in a pumpkin treat this week and can I just say NO REGRETS. Just gives me more ammo to amp my mileage up even more.

This 10 minute oblique workout may be just what you need today. Thank me later.

The glorious fall landscape in my ‘hood lately. I just love it.

And finally, your Friday funny.

Have a good one!

What is on tap for your weekend??
Running and all of the festive activities. Including brunch.

Random Thoughts Thursday.

This morning’s run was quite picturesque. It was one of those days where you feel like you want to keep going and going. So I did one more extra mile than usual. I haven’t felt that way about running in a while. So it feels good to be back.

I have a trip to San Diego planned soon! It is just a weekend trip, but oh so excited. SD is one of my fave places too.

Can YALL BELIEVE WE ARE TWO WEEKS FROM THANKSGIVING? I’m already starting to think about my fall sangria.

Lately I have been loving just running at random times of the day now that the weather is so darn pleasant! That is the one thing I love about Texas this time of year. You can run anytime and its not too hot and no too cold. It crisp and lovely with temps in the 50s this AM.

The other night we went on a RAVE RUN. And wore glow sticks and rocked out to music in the dark streets. I super enjoyed it. Gotta do that again.

Tell me something random about your week!

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy new week! I’m here to recap last week’s miles. I am in a bit of maintenance mode with everything while I gear back up to start teaching (hooray for that!) classes at the gym and such. Gotta love new opportunities and side hustles!

I actually just accepted a NEW gig at a NEW gym teaching spin (!!) so I’m so thrilled about that. More to come on that!

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Monday- 4.23 relaxed evening miles watching the sunset. After work miles to de-stress. Love that.

Tuesday AM- 7.02 miles early morning with a great buddy. We had an incredible sunrise too. Probably one of the most beautiful ones I’ve seen as of late.

Tuesday PM- Double run day miles for the win. 3.02 miles and just over 10 miles for the day.

Wednesday AM- 5.1 miles around the lake. Morning miles have been so pleasant lately! And we’ve had incredible early morning weather. Ran this one with my buddy too.

Wednesday PM- 3.02 after work miles. Quite dark in the evenings but much needed solo time.

Thursday AM- 7.12 miles with the breakfast club! 5 AM comes at you fast. But it’s nice getting these miles in before you even feel awake.

Thursday PM- Didn’t have too much time for double run day but got in what I could. 2.22 miles out and back.

Friday- 8.31 relaxed miles watching the fail foliage. A few hills thrown in for good measure.

Saturday- REST DAY. I know. Who am I even? I did a mini road trip with a friend so I switched my days on the weekend. It was nice to shake up the routine a bit.

Sunday- 7.12 miles and legs felt good after taking Saturday off! Me and my morning run bud attacked those hills too.

And there you have it! Over 47 miles for the week, without a long run. Love love love.

How was your weekend? Done any road tripping lately?!

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Check out this early morning RUNrise! It was absolutely spectacular. Plus miles are always always always better with friends. And I love the time change with the earlier daylight. Best time of year hands down.

I can’t help but laugh at all of the election memes. They are PRICELESS. We won’t get into any crazy politics talk here but just know, I am laughing. My tail off.

All of the Texas allergens are driving me absolutely bonkers lately. Not corona. It is just this damn mountain cedar. Plus RAGWEED. Perks of living in this lovely state this time of year. Ahh-choo.

Twice today I’ve seen the words “just breathe”. A sign, maybe? I need some chamomile tea and a blankie and a bunch of daytime tv shows today. Forget work.

Thankfully the weekend is upon us. I surely do need it. As I am sure many of you do too. Big virtual hugs to you.

Share some randomness with me this week!

My Strava Running Report Card.

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE random stats and numbers. So, the runner’s report card thing is a FUN thing to try! I’ve decided to post my stats just for fun. It is so fun to look back on this data especially when you know you’ve put in that work over the last few years. Let’s see how it all adds up!

If you want to see how you stack up, head on over to this website to check it out!
Running Report Card

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I’m here to recap some miles from last week!! I’m steadily bringing the miles back up post 50k trail ultra! Let’s see how things all went down.

Monday- 5.17 miles with a new running buddy! I have say it is so nice having someone to run with now in the mornings during the week. I’ve been needing the accountability lately. It was a tad rainy and cool but made for some fun miles.

Tuesday- 5.21 miles after work! Just getting the legs moving again. I added a quick hill climb for good measure.

Wednesday- 6.33 miles during the day and it was QUITE cloudy and cooler. It definitely felt like one of those days where I could have kept running but for the sake of time was perfectly fine with the 10k.

Thursday AM- Back to running with the breakfast run club! 7.05 miles at 5 AM. Rolling hills all throughout.

Thursday PM- 3.02 miles on double run day to hit over 10 miles for the day. Felt good to just be solo, unplug and listen to a podcast.

Friday- 7.11 miles with my run buddy! Saw a glorious sunrise. We had some really nice patio type of weather over the weekend (temps in the 70s) so I was happy about that.

Saturday- 10.02 miles with lots of hills and my WRRC run buds! Perfect sunrise. Perfect Halloween run.

I was a monarch butterfly for Halloween! So that was also fun. Went to check out some live outdoor music in my festive wear.

Sunday- 3.21 miles on Sunday funday runday. Recovery miles! Plus a run streak week for the win.

And there you have it!

How was your Halloween? Did you do anything outdoors besides run??

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Okay confession time. I played Christmas music this morning! It was so chilly it just got me in the mood. I could not help it. I do realize it is not even Halloween yet.

I am oh so excited because I took tomorrow off (“mental health” day – you know we all need ‘em!) so today’s technically my Friday! I started my morning with a run and it was legit 40 something degrees. Was straight shivering. That coffee after sure did hit the spot.

There are so many races that are still JUST NOT happening! I do understand why but this truly saddens me. I was so very glad I was able to do this socially distanced ultra race. But with road races it is so much harder to just spread out. Plus most folks prefer the roads. I do have another trail run planned in the next few months but it hasn’t been cleared  by the park ranger to happen. I’ll let you know if it does. Let’s just say it is a destination race. Woohoo for traveling.

I’m going to say, lately I’ve just been more quiet about my future goals and plans. Personal and running wise. Not necessarily so I don’t get my hopes up but I just feel like I don’t know who is supportive anymore. I have encountered a lot of fake support lately. It’s hard when you feel like you are a REAL supporter too. I guess you’ve got to be careful with who you allow in your special corner. Your happy bubble, so to speak.

I am thankful that for the most part I have GOOD people (a lot of them) in my life that I trust in my bubble! Like you lovely readers. Welcome to my ‘RONA free, happy bubble. Haha.

Rant over. Have you thought about putting up your Christmas tree early?! This early colder weather sure does have me thinking about it.

Share your randomness (or rants) with me today!