Random Thoughts Thursday.

Hey there! Welcome to the randomness that is random thoughts Thursday. I have a few running (and non-running related) rants, raves and confessions this week…so…read on!

I am getting back into ultra training mode…and LOVING it. I think for the rest of this year I will focus on what I love the most. Running ultras! And then next year work on getting faster and the whole BQ thing. The GREAT thing about that is that next year I turn 35 and my BQ qualifying time will go up. So, hallelujah for that. Now I have to pick a solid 2019 marathon.

-If I can be honest though, I really think ultras are where my strong suit is at. Plus, I love me some trails and just getting lost and all hippy trippy dippy on them. Can’t wait for this race and then the 100 miler oh so soon.

Work has been absolutely cray cray and there is nothing more that I want NOW than the weekend. And grilling and chilling and all of that that comes with it.

That I do, Mila Kunis.

Speaking of grilling we did a bit of that last night on Wine Wednesday. It is becoming a thing. Gotta love my friend’s Halloween wine glasses.

Is is just me or is it something so PEACEFUL about getting to work early? Like when no one is there to catch up and check emails and such. I need a bit of quiet time before the hectic 9 to 5.

What are some of your thoughts this week?

Random Thoughts Thursday.

It is random thoughts Thursday today! Today promises to be a busy day work wise so I just have a few thoughts for this week. I’m also just kind of over this week in general. Because of post marathon soreness and just really kind of on autopilot all week long. Give me SUNSHINE and weekend, please.

BTW Kameron from the Real Housewives of Dallas is starting to grow on me. She’s a hot mess but good tv I have to say.

Post marathon recovery I have to say is just going suuuuper slow. You know what’s funny, after most marathons (and even some ULTRAS) due to running high mileage for the last couple of years – it literally takes me maybe 2-3 days max before I start feeling like myself again. Y’all I am still sore from that dang mountain race last week! Why why why. Give me my legs back.

I’m still running though – I’ve done it every day this week. Slow, but getting it done. This morning I ran strides at a 7:30 pace at the end so that made me feel like kind of a rockstar.

No more downhill full marathons though for me. For a WHILE. I actually have a friend that is wanting me to run another downhill one- Revel Mt. Charleston in the mountains near Vegas in April. But…it is too close to my birthday and you know what I like to do for my birthday anyway so I’m thinking NO. Revel and I just don’t really see eye to eye at the moment. Maybe I could go run the half…??haha…who am I kidding.

This weekend is one of my favorite festivals – Grapefest wine festival in good ole Grapevine, Texas!! I am invited some friends and running buddies and we are just going to have a good ole time. I can’t wait for Saturday. We signed up for the VIP tasting and everything.

#tbt. I haven’t missed a year.

I am in love with being able to use the mobile app version of Starbucks. How on earth am I just now discovering how awesome this is? Being able to pay on your phone and just pick up your coffee with little to no interaction with the baristas is kind of the best thing ever. Especially on busy workday mornings. No more wasting time in the drive thru. Just give me my java and go.

What are some of your random thoughts today?

Random Thoughts a Day Early.

Just a few random thoughts, a day early…since I will be off for the long luxurious holiday weekend! As most of you know…I usually do this post on Thursday but I will be going on a short hiatus for Labor Day! Hope you enjoy yours.

I have to say I’m absolutely in love with my curly summer hair. Dare I say…MAYBE, just maybe I’ll extend this look out for the fall? It’s just ridiculously easy and I get all of the compliments. Some lady even asked me at the pool the other day if she could touch my hair. LOL…usually I would object, but she asked so nicely so I gave her a pass.

Confession, I had watermelon for dinner twice this week. IT WAS AWESOME. So hydrating honestly after running in the heat.

THIS POST below on the Revel Race page. Um, did we not just talk about this!? Freaking hilarious. Love it.

I have listened to The Chainsmoker’s “Side Effects” about 20 times today. The music video is EVERYTHING also. You must watch. Love love love.

My Running is Cheaper Than Therapy coffee warmer mug thingy. What do you call these things? Koozies? Anyway, I keep it at my desk so it is a nice reminder when I’m having a stressful day. Then I smile and all is well with the world.

That’s all for this week! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

What’s on tap for your Labor Day?
Pool time, more pool time, perhaps a margarita is also in my future.

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Hi there! It is random thoughts Thursday so get ready for the random rants/raves and confessions in no real order whatsoever!! It will be short and sweet. Let’s get right to it.

BTW Who watched the VMAs? I heard J.Lo rocked it. I’ve been too busy to watch tv lately- need to catch up.

Also, who watches the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders making the team reality show? Whatever it is called on CMT. I actually know some of the judges so I like seeing their take on some of the girls. Plus the tryouts are usually entertaining.

So apparently eating coconut oil is considered to be “pure poison” now. I know people (some of my friends included) that swear up and down this stuff is like the ultimate superfood. I prefer it as a “lotion” of sorts and rub it on my skin as a moisturizer. Hmm. Not sure whether to take not eating it as gospel or not.

Yes, my marathon is fast approaching and y’all it is official I am going to TAPER. Which I never really do much for races. But this training cycle has been pretty strong and I’m kinda ready to back off and take some of my high mileage down.

-No, really. I know some of you don’t believe me. Anyway, when the marathon is over I have to get right back in the groove for the 100 miler. So, there’s that.

-I’m ready for some more pool time this weekend. You know, in north Texas going to the POOL is like equivalent to being by a real body of water for some of y’all on the coasts. All day everyday. And thankfully my apartment pool is like my little Las Vegas so it’s amazing. And all of my neighbor friends meet up there every Sunday. GRILLIN and CHILLIN. We don’t even have to call or text each other anymore. It is telepathic.

What’s on your mind this week?

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Oh yes…get ready for some random thoughts/rants/confessions…per the weekly usual.

The Cardi B gif seemed fitting here.

First of all…this. You guys, I am ready for all of the pumpkin things again. Rumor has it Starbucks is bringing back the PSL later this month. Not really a fan of those, but I could do a pumpkin cider (yes that is a thing). So I will shout it loudly from the rooftops. GIVE ME FALL. It is time to start decorating for the season. Yes, I know August is still summer.

Yes, this is an actual photo of me eating raw pumpkin. #organic, and #glutenfree #thankyouverymuch.

I used to be legitimately obsessed with all things Pinterest. No lie I used to get on there just to de-stress or relax after a busy day and pin funny pics, clothes, recipes whatever to my hearts content. Now it is overrun with advertisements and such and I’m just so disillusioned. Also, all of these people comment on pins now, apparently? Like it’s Instagram? Since when is that a thing? Im seeing people have full blown conversations under a photo now. Why tho? Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Also, yes this is precisely how my brain works. I’ve never seen a more true fact in my life.

Summer snack weakness. All of the cherries – especially the really dark ones. I like my cherries like I like my chocolate, I mean my men, I mean whatever.

I kid you not I watch more YouTube than regular television now. And yes, on my phone. Watching stuff from my phone is just so much more intimate to me. Or something like that. I mean…you can literally get your entire life on there! And do yoga. Yoga with Adriene is my jam. I think I will do some of that tonight.

I am getting bored of Instagram…honestly the only reason why I am still on it is to put up pretty post run nature photos and update my IG stories every once in a blue. Maybe I’ll get off of it. Or just take a break? Who am I kidding. I am way too nosey to get off.

Facebook actually lately is more interesting because I think of it more as my event planner. If I did not have FB for this I would actually have to get a real planner and a PEN (gasp! Who uses those anymore?) and write stuff down. Super old school. I probably do need more old school in my life.

This weekend in Texas the sun is BACK and you’d better believe I’m going to be spending as much time outside as possible. YES I do want fall to come but I’ve still got some more pool time to take advantage of. After a week of rain and clouds my tan is fading and I need it back. Thanks.

What randomness is on your mind today?

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Hello! Again this week is just insanity and I am ready for it to be over. I need my sunshine and my relax time. Just keeping it all the way real. Thank goodness I am counting down the days till my RACE-cation. Anyways. Let’s get to the random thoughts this week, shall we?

Did you all see this video of Ray J and every few seconds he moves his hat around and they keep cutting the camera back to his hat being a different place on his head? I swear I was cracking up at this yesterday. I love the internet. Needed that laugh.

Also, this. Because it is oh so true (see video above)

Apparently there are RUNNERS that run with donkeys and it is basically a race, in Colorado? Have you heard of this?! My running buddy does these races all of the time. Yes, it is actually a thing. Mind blowing.

We have a NEW speaker system in my cycle class! We had to fight so hard to get it and now finally the day has come! I am very excited to teach tonight. Those of you who have been keeping up know how frustrated I’ve been.

I have literally been so busy this week work wise that yesterday I just came home and straight passed out. I did an evening run (getting in my double run day), came home and showered, and laid down and did not wake up till this morning. No real dinner or anything. Some days sleep wins over a big meal. This is why I need a maid or a butler or accountability coach of some sort to remind me to eat.

I know…but a girl can dream…

Since this week has been so packed with work I truly need friend time. This weekend that will be happening.

Tell me some of your random thoughts this week!

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Oh yes…it is random thoughts Thursday and I’ve got a few rants, raves and confessions today! Both running related and non running. Yes…sometimes I talk about things that have nothing to do with pounding the pavement. Shocking! So let’s get to it!!

I found this new iced tea place and I’m kind of super obsessed with it especially post morning run. I tell you there is nothing more refreshing than some coconut iced tea to cool off from the Texas heat! I’ve already been to the place twice this week. Definitely hooked.

I think it is kind of hilarious how I just popped right out of bed at 4 something this morning (without my alarm) to run. Just bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to go. AND I went out last night. I may or may not have stayed out just past 9 pm. I know, I can’t be good ALL OF THE TIME. At least I ran.

How are awesome are our stunna shades by the way? We are blocking the haters.

Did you hear about this story of a woman that died from eating undercooked chicken? She died within 36 hours from the food poisoning. I seriously considered not eating chicken forever after reading this. Just wow.

Why is August already starting off on such a busy start? I actually want to go to a library or the spa or something just to sit still this weekend. Maybe I will make time for that. Ha. We’ll see.

What random thoughts are on your mind this week?

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Well it is one of my favorite days of the week…yes that would be random thoughts Thursday! I actually really like Thursdays because I feel like it is like all downhill rolling on into Friday and the weekend. And usually my Thursdays are productive and go by rather quickly. So that is a win win.

Plus well, today is actually my Friday (I‘ve got some vacation days to burn off before they re-up me in August) so hello Friday and lonnnng weekend.

Let’s get right into the randomness!

So my friend invited me to road trip it to the lake next week and I am super stoked because I have not been on a BOAT in ages. Probably the last time was when I went on a cruise ship and got violently ill. Anyway, this is going to be great. I am already getting my boat gear/bikini/attire whatever ready.

Speaking of cruises, how do y’all feel about them? I kinda feel like they are a waste of time. Because honestly if I am going to be going somewhere like Jamaica or the Bahamas I want to just go STRAIGHT there. Let’s cut out this boat middleman and business where we are on the ship playing card games/bingo and talent shows or whatever other foolishness they do on cruise ships these days. And of course I’m bias because I’ve been sick on one.

One of my friends from college really wants me to go on one with her. Maybe I’ll suck it up and try again one day. Just to prove to myself that I can do it. Ha.

I feel like I miss NEO soul music. Whatever happened to Kem, Maxwell, those guys? I feel like all of the good music has fallen to the wayside. Also getting tired of all of the mumble rap culture as of late. Sometimes I can get down with some Migos (only certain songs whilst partying) but Lil Uzi Vert/Fetty Wap whoever Tom Dick and Harry no. Just over it now. Give me old school all day every day.

You guys can I just say the best thing I’ve eaten in quite some time was CRAWFISH mac and cheese the other day. I feel like this is a southern thing. It is all in the name of carb loading for my 20 mile run this upcoming weekend. haha.

Um, this video was oddly intriguing to me (for some reason I could not stop watching it, losing brain cells and all) watching Kylie interview her baby daddy Travis Scott on facts about her to see if he knows her well. Apparently they hooked up and she got pregnant after a week of knowing each other…I am laughing at the fact that he doesn’t know all of the names of her DOGS? What a hot mess express.

That’s all folks!! 

Let’s talk about some of your random thoughts today! 

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Hi there! Welcome to the randomness that is random thoughts Thursday. Let’s get straight to it with the (running and non running related) rants and raves this week…just cuz we can and it’s fun.

It truly feels like THROWBACK Thursday today. As I type I’m listening to “Ghetto Superstar” on my Spotify. Anyone remember that song? Whatever happened to my girl Mya?? I so had a girl crush on her back in the day. Loved all of her songs for sure.

That fact makes me one to kind of create a #TBT playlist on the spot for teaching tonight’s spin class. Sometimes I will throw a bunch of random songs on there from the 90’s. My Irving classes love the throwback hits.

Speaking of spin class…we are dealing with more technical difficulties…YET AGAIN. Yeah, remember when I told you about the stereo issues we were having? Well they are back again. Tonight they are providing us with a portable speaker though while they make the stereo replacement. Good thing because I’m literally about to go AWF the next time this happens. I ain’t a killa, but don’t push me. Yep I’m all gangster like that.

Which brings me to people just saying whatever they want all up in the comments on Instagram…y’all I have no shame at all. I will block you so fast you will not see it coming. I love you but I know how to use the block button. So, be nice. Thanks much. Love you mean it.

I went out last night and may or may not have stayed out a little bit past my bedtime but had the BEST conversation with the most awesome friends over delicious sushi. It was kind of the best thing ever. You know I usually go to bed early. But, YOLO.

What do you think about Cardi B naming her kid, Kulture? I think it’s kind of a cute name. I mean, you’ve gotta love Cardi B right. It’s like she is so darn cute you can do no wrong. This baby pic of her makes me smile, every time.

What is on your mind this week?? Come at me with the randomness!!

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Hello and welcome to the randomness that is random thoughts Thursday! I have a few rants and raves for you this week. Let’s jump in.

Training for this marathon (and ultra) is actually going pretty well. I’ve been doing track work and hills and all of the stuff a good runner is supposed to do. I actually cannot believe we are in July already though!! I have my eye on a couple of summer HOT races to kind of rev up my racing engine to get it ready. One of them is the Hell’s Acre 25k and the other is the Habanero 30k. Not sure which one to pick!! I do think I will have more fun at Habanero and that one is a trail race. So I would get to party with my trail fam. Decisions, decisions…

I am craving Korean food again…I think I may have to have bibimbap for the 2nd time this week. Someone teach me how to successfully make this dish? Or perhaps I should just follow this recipe. Yum yum yum.

I think it is cruel for everyone to have to go back to work the day after partying on the 4th of July? Seriously why can’t today and Friday be considered holidays as well. I get it, that would just make too much sense.

More run talk…so I found out not too long ago that they CANCELED the Rock n Roll Dallas half marathon?! At least I got to run it one last time after running it basically every year since it started. I mean, I can’t say that I didn’t see it coming but it truly made me real sad to hear this news. You should have seen the expo this year, talk about bare bones with barely any good merchandise to purchase. It really was different from the other years. Now I don’t have a legit half marathon to run as speedwork in the springtime so I have to go find another one. Talk about #firstworldproblems. I really did enjoy this run though. RnR Dallas you have been so good to me over the years. I’ll never forget you.

This legitimately made me laugh this morning when I saw it on IG. And the comments made me laugh even harder. So which one do YOU say? I call it “poor people food”. OK I’m not going to lie I will partake if I’m waiting on payday. Skip the salt packet and add some veggies and your own spices and you have yourself a gourmet meal. Don’t hate.

What’s on your mind today?