Tuesday Run Humor.

We all need to laugh! So I figured today was a good day for just that…hey we have to make it to hump day!! And then, we shall worry about the rest…it will be all downhill once we get over that hump.

At least that is what I like to tell myself.

Here are a few funnies for my fellow runners!! Just to make you giggle and get through your work day…

The things you see on a run…I tell ya.

Because tan lines…they can be sexy…

My constant Saturday night struggle.

The perfect run.

Quite possibly THE BEST FEELING. Ever.

Any run humor to share with the group? Or…share something funny that happened on your run today!

I literally thought I saw the biggest snake in the grass headed towards me to attack me. Of course, it was just a massive tree limb.

Weds Spin Playlist.

It is spin cycle Wednesday and I am here to deliver some new hot tracks and workout throwbacks! These songs are great for running, spin class or any high energy workouts! And of course I have a workout for my fellow fitness instructors. Check it out!

And as always check out where I’m teaching class next if you’re local to the Dallas Ft. Worth area! Plus follow me on Spotify: thedancingrunner

Let’s go for a ride!

Close to Me- Ellie Goulding, Diplo, Swae Lee (Felix Cartal Remix): Warm up
Twerk- City Girls, Cardi B: Accelerations
Umbrella (Travis Barker Remix)- Rihanna, Jay-Z: Rolling hills
Medicine- Jennifer Lopez, French Montana: Jumps
Gucci Fendi Prada- Merk & Fremont: Tapbacks
Bubblegum- Jason Derulo: Hill climb
Boomshakalak- Mr. Black: Sprints
Out of My Mind- Skytech: Active recovery
Make it Rain- Travis Porter: Sprints
Uproar- Lil Wayne: Rolling hills
Run the World (Kaskade Remix)- Beyonce: Tapbacks/Hill climb
I Got Love- Don Diablo, Nate Dogg: Accelerations
Beautiful- Snoop Dogg, Pharrell: Rolling hills
Wild Ones- Sia: Jumps on a hill
Into You- Ariana Grande: Seated/standing run
Backing Lights- Chester Young, Castion: Sprints
Latch- Disclosure, Sam Smith: Cool down

What songs are rocking your workouts this week?

Weds Spin Playlist.

Hey there! It is spin cycle Wednesday!! I’ve got some great workout tracks for your spin class, running, and high energy workouts! Lots of throwbacks and hot new tracks are on the list.

Follow on Spotify here and see my latest spin cycle teaching schedule here.

Let’s go for a ride!

Gold- Valentino Khan, Sean Paul: Warm up
Utami- Bougenvilla: Jumps
If I Was You- Far East Movement: Rolling hills
A No No- Mariah Carey: Seated/standing run
Good Feeling (Hook N Sling Remix)- Flo Rida: Accelerations
Make Up- Jason Derulo, Vice, Ava Max: Jumps
Koala- Oliver Heldens: Sprints
In My Feelings- Drake: Active recovery
Nasty- Tommy Trash: Sprints
Electricity- Dua Lipa: Rolling hills
El Camino- Black Caviar: Jumps on a hill
Don’t Stop the Party- Pitbull: Hill climb
Slide- Young Futura: Accelerations
Magalenha- Simon Fava: Tapbacks
Alright- Kendrick Lamar: Rolling hills
Stay- Dannic, INNA: Sprints
Soul Vibe- Aso: Cool down

What songs are you grooving to this week? (Even if they aren’t workout songs! I need some more smooth jam ideas for the cool down.)

Weds Spin Playlist.

Hello and happy Wednesday! I have some hot workout music for you to sweat to today!! Hope you enjoy!

And if you want to stay up to date on all of my music follow me on Spotify!!

My updated spin cycle teaching schedule is also here.

Let’s go for a ride!

Right Round- Flo Rida: Warm up
Spin It- JVST SAY YES: Accelerations
Give It To Me- Timbaland: Rolling hills
S&M- Rihanna: Tapbacks
Radio Stereo- Duck Sauce: Hill climb
Dose- Ciara: Jumps on a hill
MIA- Bad Bunny, Drake: Seated/standing run
Lover- Tommy Trash: Sprints
Do it Well- Jennifer Lopez, Ludacris: Active recovery
Take Over Control (Dutch Edit)- Afrojack, Eva Simons: Tapbacks
In the Dark- DEV: Rolling hills
Flex- Rich Homie Quan: Accelerations
No!- CID: Rolling hills
The Mack- Nevada, Mark Morrison: Hill climb
Rhythm Nation- Janet Jackson: Jumps on a hill
Mr. Saxobeat- Alexandra Stan: Sprints
Day and Night- Majid Jordan: Cool down

What workout tracks are you grooving to this week?

Weds Spin Playlist.

I’ve got a sweet mix of hot tracks and throwbacks for your workouts today. These songs are GREAT for spin cycling, running or any high energy workout! Or hey, even just jamming in your car. I don’t judge.

Check out where I’m teaching spin class next and follow me on Spotify!

Let’s go for a ride!

Let’s Shut Up and Dance- Jason Derulo, LAY, NCT 127: Warm up
Say My Name (Afrojack and Chasner Remix)- David Guetta, Bebe Rexha: Accelerations
Let Me Think About It (Celebration Mix)- Fedde Le Grand: Tapbacks
Poison (Phil N Good Remix)- Bell Biv Devoe: Rolling climb
On the Floor- Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull: Seated/standing run
Angels- Vicetone, Kat Nestel: Sprints
Live the Night- W&W, Hardwell, Lil Jon: Hill climb
What You Got- Justin Timberlake: Jumps on a hill
No Tears Left to Cry- Ariana Grande: Hill climb
Pinball- Brooks: Accelerations
Truffle Butter- Nicki Minaj: Active recovery
Creepin- CID: Tapbacks
Hit the Road Jack- Throttle: Accelerations
Higher- Taio Cruz: Rolling hills
Blame- Calvin Harris, John Newman: Tapbacks
Ball- T.I., Lil Wayne: Sprints
Don’t Hold the Wall- Justin Timberlake: Cool down

What songs are rocking your workouts lately?

Weds Spin Playlist.

Hi there! Happy hump day. It is spin cycle Wednesday!! We have a few throwbacks and new tracks for your workouts today. Enjoy!

Follow me on Spotify under thedancingrunner and also check here to see where I’m teaching classes next!

Let’s go for a ride!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0Ui3TA4wPa0z50SHWJNRFN

Through My Mind- Firebeatz: Warm up
Dum Dee Dum (JiKay Remix)- Accelerations
Goodies- Ciara: Rolling hills
Grapevine- Tiesto: Tapbacks
Fiesta- Will Smith, Bomba Estereo: Hill climb
Sweet But Psycho (Kat Crazy Remix)- Ava Max: Jumps
Ring the Alarm- Nicky Romero, David Guetta: Sprints
We Found Love- Rihanna: Seated/standing run
Dive- Salvatore Ganacci: Hill climb
In the Air- Tom and Jame: Tapbacks
365- Zedd, Katy Perry: Hill climb
Fun- Pitbull, Chris Brown: Accelerations
Lie to Me- Steve Aoki: Active recovery
Patser Bounce- Dimitri Vegas: Sprints
Dirty Mind- Flo Rida: Rolling hills
Boom!- Tujamo: Sprints
Soundscapes- L’Indecis: Cool down

What songs are you loving this week?

Run Streak – The Pros and Cons to Running Everyday.

So I thought we would bring up a topic today that has a lot of opinions – because why not? It will be fun to discuss for those of you who are open minded. Let’s talk about the RUN STREAK! A lot of folks do this at the beginning of the year, during the holidays & what have you to keep their running momentum going. Let’s talk about the pros and cons of getting in the miles all day everyday.

Pro- So, running is just like anything in life. What do you have to do if you want to get BETTER at something? You have to, you must, it is imperative that you do it MORE. This will remain true forever. So, the simple act of run streaking will make you better at it. If you do it with patience and you do it correctly.

Con- You can’t run streak and run fast everyday. Some people don’t have an off switch, when it comes to intensity. These are the types of people, in my opinion, that do not need to run streak. You can’t run tempo everyday and expect to stay injury free. Bottom line. You will hurt yourself. Become a fan of easy running. Let go of the ego. No one cares about how fast you are. Only you. So chill.

Pro- Your body becomes like a machine. If you run everyday, you will learn your body very well and what does and does not work for you. It is a beautiful thing.

Con- Some days you just need rest. And I will be honest, a lot of this may have to do with your lifestyle. Do you like to stay up late and watch your favorite shows? Spouse snores at night? Are you not a morning person? Do you enjoy a happy hour or 5? These things definitely can get in the way of your workouts. All about priorities. BUT…rest days are indeed important and I am absolutely a fan of them. Even when I do a run streak I may do it for say a few weeks at a time and then give myself a Friday or Sunday to do nothing. Or a recovery week.

Pro- You don’t have to run 10 miles everyday. There are days that we call ACTIVE RECOVERY days for a reason. So some days that I need to run less, I will do say 4 or 5 miles. At this point in my running, that feels like a nothing type of day. It may not feel like that for you. On your “day off”, run 1 mile. Run 2. You are still run streaking. Actually. Running 1 mile can be fun because you can push the speed a bit. Try it out.

Con- Burnout can be possible. There are ways to avoid it…add cross training into your schedule. But yes, every runner deals with burn out. Take the time away from running if you need it. It will always be there when you come back, with open arms.

Here’s another great article on run streaking here- The Right Way to a Solid (and Long) Run Streak. 

Any RUN STREAKERS out there? What are some pros and cons to running everyday?

Jolly Jingle Ride- Weds Spin Playlist.

Happy hump day to ya! I’ve got a festive holiday spin cycle playlist that I know you will enjoy.

And be sure to check me out on Spotify (thedancingrunner) and see where I’ll be teaching classes next in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area!

Let’s go for a ‘Jolly Jingle Ride’!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6xUqRM2nyyRIVRPqWcGEeF

Santa Tell Me- Ariana Grande: Warm up
Jingle Bells- Wubbaduck: Accelerations
Sleigh Ride- Tamar Braxton: Rolling hills
What Christmas Means to Me- John Legend, Stevie Wonder: Seated/standing run
Winter Wonderland- Pentatonix, Tori Kelly: Jumps
What You Want for Christmas- Quad City DJs: Tapbacks
Tropical Holiday- LIZ, Hoodboi: Sprints
Kiss to Kiss- The Swiss, Amtrac: Tapbacks
Count on Christmas- Bebe Rexha: Hill climb
Run Run Rudolph- Frankie Ballard: Accelerations
Winter Wonderland- Earth, Wind, & Fire: Active recovery
Carnival (Xmas Edition)- 4B: Hill climb
My Only Wish- Britney Spears: Jumps on a hill
Oh Santa!- Mariah Carey: Sprints
Little Drummer Girl- Alicia Keys: Cool down

Any festive things you are looking forward to this week?
Jingle Bell Run 5k this Thursday. I can’t tell you the last time this ultrarunner has done a 5k. HA.

Weds Spin Playlist.

Hi there! It’s time for another episode of the Weds Spin Playlist! This is where I share the latest and greatest in spin cycle workouts with you. This is also where you can grab a killer playlist for your running, strength training for heart pumping workout! Hope you do enjoy.

I’ve lately been thinking about actually putting the Weds Spin Playlist on hiatus, simply because I don’t really get a ton of feedback on it, and not quite sure how it well it is received with my readers. I know I have a TON of readers who are runners and who are more interested in the running part of my life. But my side hustle as a fitness instructor is also a big part of my life so I love sharing that as well. I think it would be great if some of you could let me know if you benefit at all from me posting these. You could even shoot me an email at ChelsHU02@yahoo.com and let me know if even you are not a commenter. I know there are some lurkers out there. teehee.

Anyway, let’s get straight to the playlist! As always check me out on Spotify under thedancingrunner as well as my latest schedule to see where I am teaching spin cycle classes next here.

Let’s go for a ride!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0yHGHT48IgvCAmoAI87Ds3

New World- Krewella: Warm up
Ragtime Interlude- Missy Elliot: Rolling hills
Side Effects (Fedde Le Grand Remix)- The Chainsmokers, Emily Warren: Tapbacks
Trouble- Offaiah: Accelerations
Fireball- Pitbull, John Ryan: Hill climb
Play- Jennifer Lopez: Seated/standing run
Rise- Laidback Luke: Sprints
Lady- Black Caviar: Rolling hills
KOD- J. Cole: Jumps on a hill
Where Are U Now- Skrillex, Diplo, Justin Bieber: Accelerations
Look Alive- Drake: Active recovery
Make My Love Go- Jay Sean, Sean Paul: Hill climb
Move, Shake, Drop- DJ Laz: Tapbacks
LoveStoned- Justin Timberlake: Hill climb
Coming Home- Tiesto: Sprints
Come Out and Play- Billie Eilish: Cool down

What songs are rocking your workouts this week?

Turkey Day Playlist.

Happy Thanksgiving eve to ya! I’ve got a Turkey Day workout playlist you will love today! This is great for your spin cycle workouts, or even a TURKEY TROT if you are running one tomorrow! I will be doing a long run in my ‘hood so I like to call it a CHELSEA Trot. Since long running and all of that is my style. You already know.

Without further ado let’s get to the playlist! Enjoy and have a very lovely Thanksgiving!!

Push Pull- Offaiah
Let’s Get Ill- DJ Snake, Mercer
Break it Off- Rihanna, Sean Paul
Can’t Hold Us- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
DJ Turn it Up- Yellow Claw
HeadBand- B.o.B, 2 Chainz
Tight- Kaskade, Madge
Somebody to Love- Justin Bieber
Don’t Tell ‘Em- Jeremih, YG
Werk- CID
Beautiful People- Chris Brown, Benny Benassi
Get Up- Bingo Players, Far East Movement
Poison (Phil N Good Remix)- Bell Biv Devoe
Now and Later (Henry Fong Remix)- Sage the Gemini
Spaceship + Rockets- Bas, Lion Babe

What is on your Thanksgiving menu this year?
All of the usuals. I’m going to make a gluten free mac n cheese this year. With all of the fancy cheeses for good measure.