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.

Cold Weather Running Mantras.

Do you believe in running mantras? I certainly think it helps to have a few things you say to yourself to get you OUT THE DOOR when the temps are dropping. Because let’s be honest. It would be much easier to roll back into bed when it’s freezing out. So, here I am, the cheerful motivational cold weather run lover to save the day and make you get your hiney up and get to running.

Here are some of my favorite cold weather running mantras.

-No such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
-The faster you run, the sooner you’re done.
-Find your STRONG.
-It’s *snot* that cold!
-It’s only cold if you’re standing still.
-The temps may drop, but the running won’t stop.
-I put in my time, no matter the circumstances.
-Cold weather running…it hurts so good.
-If you wait for perfect running conditions, you’ll never get anything done.
-OUTRUN the weather.
-Fitness isn’t a seasonal hobby. Fitness is a lifestyle.
-Today’s forecast…’holy crap I can’t feel my face’ DEGREES!
-The cold clears your head. RUN.

What are some of your cold weather running mantras?

Weds Spin Playlist.

Hello there! I’ve got a spin cycle playlist you will absolutely love today!! These songs are also great for running or any high energy workout! Hope you enjoy!

Also check out where I’m teaching spin cycle classes next if you’re in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Or if you just like to stalk me. Ha.

And follow along on Spotify where I post playlists on a weekly basis under thedancingrunner.

Let’s go for a ride!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5p2ybzcmprjIjl9EDRne4q

Plain Jane (Remix)- A$AP Ferg, Nicki Minaj: Warm up
Gimme Dat- Ciara: Accelerations
Like This- Promise Land: Tapbacks
A No No- Mariah Carey: Hill climb
Stir Fry- Migos: Jumps on a hill
All Around- SOVTH: Sprints
The Hills- The Weeknd: Rolling hills
Back to Back- Drake: Hill climb
That’s What I Like (PartyNextDoor Remix)- Bruno Mars: Seated/standing run
Get Right- J.Lo: Accelerations
Get Down- Retrovision: Active recovery
Ice Cold- Netsky, David Guetta: Rolling hills
Motiv8- J. Cole: Hill climb
Champagne Showers- LMFAO: Sprints
Trouble- Offaiah: Hill climb
Almost Went Too Far- Joe Armon-Jones: Cool down

What songs are you loving this week?

Halloween Ride- Weds Spin Playlist.

Hi there and happy hump day! Well since we are exactly 1 week out from HALLOWEEN I thought I would hit you with a Spooky Spin Ride! These songs are also great for running or any other high intensity workout. Hope you do enjoy!!

And yes…that is a Pinterest find above.

And be sure to check out where I’m teaching spin cycle next in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area! Also peep me on Spotify under thedancingrunnner.

Let’s go for a ride!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0V0mIZZalvZvZPWucIGugr

Candyman- Christina Aguilera: Warm up
Scream- Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson: Accelerations
Teeth- Lady Gaga: Hill climb
Get Ghost- Mark Ronson, Passion Pit, A$AP Ferg: Jumps
Voodoo (Extended Mix)- DVBBS: Sprints
Dark Horse- Katy Perry: Rolling hills
Touch Me (Throttle Remix)- Starley: Seated/standing run
Dirty Mind- Flo Rida: Hill climb
Bad Girls- M.I.A.: Jumps on a hill
Don’t Wake Me Up- Chris Brown: Tapbacks
King’s Dead- Kendrick Lamar: Accelerations
Bangarang- Skrillex: Active recovery
Bad and Boujee: Migos: Hill climb
Hoohah- Fox Stevenson, Curbi: Sprints
Blacked Out- Yussef Dayes: Cool down

What songs are rocking your workouts this week?

Weds Spin Playlist.

Happy hump day to ya! It has been a crazy week work wise (and jumping right back into ADULTING after a 50 miler– ALWAYS A BLAST) but- thought I’d stop in and deliver this week’s spin cycle playlist! Hope you enjoy and if you’re local come see where I’m teaching next in the DFW area.

Also follow me on Spotify where I post updated workout playlists on a weekly basis.

Let’s go for a ride!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5423AaBGbBsUu6zPakCCX9

Flawless- The Ones: Warm up
I’m the Ish- DJ Class: Tapbacks
Sorry Not Sorry- Demi Lovato: Rolling hills
Praise the Lord- A$AP Rocky: Accelerations
Play Hard- David Guetta: Rolling hills
Dose- Ciara: Hill climb
Let Me Love You (Zedd Remix)- DJ Snake: Sprints
For Your Entertainment- Adam Lambert: Active recovery
Can U Werk Wit Dat- The Fixxers: Hill climb
Drop That Low- Tujamo: Jumps/Tapbacks
The Beat- Mike Williams: Sprints
Rinse & Repeat- Riton: Tapbacks
Finesse- Cardi B, Bruno Mars: Hill climb
Hit the Lights- Jay Sean: Jumps on a hill
Bad Bad News- Leon Bridges: Cool down

What songs are you grooving to this week?

Weds Spin Playlist.

Happy hump day! Fun fact today also happens to be National Women’s Health and Fitness day! So, woohoo for that. Here are some ways my ladies can celebrate.

Also here’s just a little humor for my fellow cycle instructors out there. Full time and part time hustle. It’s oh so true.

Without further ado let’s get straight to the spin cycle playlist! Hope you enjoy. Follow me on Spotify and check out my teaching schedule here.

Let’s go for a ride!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/60j3g2Jzh6RRNCkyC778gx

Catch a Body- Livvia, Quavo: Warm up
Started- Afrojack: Sprints
Backin’ it Up- Pardison Fontaine, Cardi B: Rolling hills
Mr. Saxobeat- Alexandra Stan: Tapbacks
Pony (Jump on it)- Tough Love, Ginuwine: Accelerations
Meet Me Halfway- The Black Eyed Peas: Hill climb
Wavy Riddim- Vato Gonzalez: Jumps on a hill
Get Me Bodied- Beyonce: Seated/standing run
Turn Up the Music- Chris Brown: Sprints
Locked Out of Heaven- Bruno Mars: Active recovery
I Could Be Wrong- Lucas & Steve, Brandy: Hill climb
Yella- Smookie Illson: Accelerations
Every We Lit- YFN Lucci: Rolling hills
Cherish the Day- Sade: Cool down

What songs are rocking your workouts this week?

Weds Spin Playlist.

Hey there and happy hump day! We are back on that spin cycle playlist groove! I’ve got some great songs for your workout/running/spinning pleasure today!

And be sure to check me out on Spotify- thedancingrunner and see where I’m teaching classes next in the DFW area!

Let’s go for a ride!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0jrzpq3YWxZ3WykAcycStf

Taste- Tyga, Offset: Warm up
Kalifornia- South Rocketz: Accelerations
Dame Tu Cosita- Pitbull: Rolling hills
House Work (Carnival Mix)- Jax Jones: Tapbacks
Go to Work- Tim Omaji: Seated/standing run
How Deep is Your Love- Calvin Harris: Hill climb
Level Up (Remix)- Ciara: Jumps on a hill
Tip Toe- Jason Derulo: Hill climb
Hit It!- GTA: Sprints
I Like It- Cardi B: Active recovery
Just Got Paid- Sigala: Rolling hills
Chun Li- Nicki Minaj: Hill climb
Run the World (Kaskade Mix)- Beyonce: Tapbacks
Werk- CID: Accelerations
All Over You- Majid Jordan: Cool down

What songs are you loving this week?