Fitness, Fun, Random Thoughts Thursday, Running, Spin class

Random Thoughts Thursday.

My morning started with a power packed 13 mile ride and a run around the ‘hood. My early morning peeps always work so hard! I love the 5:30 AM energy and hearing the whizzing of the bikes as we jam out with party lights. Teaching a spin class + getting my run in + eucalyptus steam room equals a happy Chelsea.

The sunsets on my evening runs have actually been the real winner though. Like that pic above. Watch more sunsets than Netflix…always my motto.

Yes, Life Time is so awesome we even have OUR OWN WATER NOW. And it is delicious and in this pretty BPA free bottle.

I am back on my vanilla chai kick. Drinking this as we speak while I have some clove essential oil in my diffuser.

Chillhop essentials Fall 2021 just came out. Perfect music to work and write to. When I am at my career girl job. But maybe even do some yoga too. It is a whole vibe.

I’ve been enjoying just running for fun still and not really posting as much on the social media front. I do have to promote my class a lot still on our Life Time group pages but taking a back seat to being hyperactive on certain platforms is actually quite nice and refreshing.

Grapefest is this weekend! So you know where I will be. And then the State Fair of Texas begins next week!! Two festivals that I did not get to experience last year. I am so very glad fall festivals are freaking back. Oh happy day.

Share some randomness with me from your day! What is your favorite fall drink ?
I dabble in some pumpkin spice coffee (not the latte) but my jam has to be the vanilla or pumpkin chai.

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

IT WAS A CRISP AND COOL 60 SOMETHING DEGREES THIS MORNING DOWN IN TEXAS! Gotta love catching this early RUNrise after teaching spin class. Yes, we got a little fall preview. I was back in the saddle this morning after the holiday and I have to say it was great being back on the bike! Whenever I don’t teach a class I always truly miss it. And today is my super busy day since I teach another class at the gym after work tonight. Bring it on.

My new favorite essential oil for the upcoming fall season – clove. I keep this one at my desk at work and it keeps me blissful all day long. That is one thing I always have to have with me to keep my mood up. Some smell good things…whether it is lotion or oils or some kind of travel perfume.

Another thing I do at my desk at work – wear fuzzy slippers. I have an adjustable desk at work so I move around but I am now committed to doing it all WITH FUZZY SLIPPERS ON. No shame whatsoever. Glad I work at a job that allows such comfort.

People that aren’t from Texas…is it a thing in other states that chickens freely roam the neighborhoods with no consequences? I just saw this on my nextdoor and I feel like it is not the first time I’ve heard neighbors complain about peoples pet chickens getting loose.

Another thing that is pretty common here. Horses on the side of the road. Actually on the side of the freeway. And people riding them to work in the mornings. Oh yes, I have just about seen it all.

Share some random things you have seen on the side of the roads in your neck of the woods…or while running. Or just feel free to share something random about your day with me!

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

-My legs were surely tired after running around the hilly golf course in my ‘hood last night but I got up for a run after teaching spin class at the gym this AM. This view is always worth it.

Running around mansions is fun for sight-seeing. And you know what…affluent people are really extra nice in the morning. HA.

-One of the girls in my 530 AM class – “I get a runner’s high in your class and I’m not even a runner”.

Never mind I’m teaching a BIKE CLASS not a running one. Hilarious. Love it.

I have a serious obsession with all things cedarwood and lavender lately. And the Epsom salt from Whole Foods. Really I could spend a day in their little soaps and essential oils section. My skin has been smooth as butter lately with all of the pampering.

I mean when you are sweating half the day teaching and running and working. TREAT YO SELF time has to be a priority.

I was also asked if I wanted to teach more classes at the gym but I think I’ll just stick to 3 right now with my full time career in television as a producer. Trying not to super overload myself. Gotta love that labor of love.

Coffee = also a freaking priority.

Can’t wait until some good guilty pleasure TV comes back on. Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is actually looking like it is going to be pretty juicy.

Share some randomness with me today about your week!

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Back on my blogging game after much needed little beach time with fun peeps. My weekend getaway was lovely. Check out the view above by the water. Literally one of the best sunsets I’ve seen in years.

I got my day started this morning with a 15 mile spin cycle ride followed by a quick run in the ‘hood. It feels good to be back in the saddle this week after a little vacation! I was actually feeling under the weather earlier this week too but feeling better now. And tested negative for covid. Thankful for that. The health Gods are looking after me lately.

Plus you cannot go wrong with fresh Gulf shrimp on the patio. This was my happy place.

My body just kind of hurts this week though after being in a car for hours and hours. I forgot how much road trips do a number on your body! I will be back at my massage therapist tomorrow evening.

Massage therapy has definitely helped me keep my runner muscles happy over the years. For that I am forever grateful. It does help when you have work benefits and the same person I’ve gone to for years.

Eucalyptus steam room at my luxury gym this morning…freaking GAME CHANGER. Why am I just discovering this.

People coughing at the workplace or anywhere near you right now…SHOULD BE ILLEGAL. That is my PSA for today.

Share some randomness with me today!

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

I got my day started with a quick 13 mile spin cycle ride followed by a RUNrise. Just running around the gym and the beautiful neighborhoods. Look at that pretty sky. 78 degrees which was a nice change of pace from the 90+ degree heat I’ve been running in on the daily.

Although I have been running during the humid (cooler) mornings I still have love for the drier heat in the evenings. It is something about that after work burn that I really love. Plus I guess it can’t hurt that my tan is looking pretty sweet. So hence the reason for changing it up a lot.

Dallas County is back with the mask mandates. Thank you Next Door for always keeping me posted with the latest and greatest news.

I still do not think I will wear a mask when I run. I need to freaking BREATHE. This is only for indoors/buildings and for the kiddos going to school. Of course everyone under that Nextdoor post is at it with the back and forth.

I actually am pretty ready for fall. I love Halloween, Thanksgiving and all of the festivities that go along with that stuff. Plus the crisp cooler weather and all of the flavors of fall. I’ve already started putting Pumpkin Spice creamer in my coffee. Feel free to judge. No shame…

The State Fair of Texas is about a month AWAY! Oh happy day. They’ve already announced top fair foods (which is a state fair tradition) I don’t know if I will be partaking but for some reason brisket brittle is a little intriguing.

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I will be teaching a class at the gym tonight which is always fun because usually it is the last little bit of energy I have left in the day (after work and teaching class this morning). So lots of iced coffee will be had today. I’ve already had 2 cups of java and just about a gallon of water. Hydration game freaking on point.

Share some randomness with me today!

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

I was up for a morning run after a quick 14 mile spin cycle ride with my crew this morning! Check out this peaceful RUNrise sky.

I’m all in my feelings about this movie me and my editor are currently editing. Hashtag TV producer life. Usually I don’t even get into the movies we air but I like the actress.

Back to balancing teaching classes at the gym with work is going well so far. I think it has something to do with the Trader Joe’s cold brew. Thank you, TJ’s you are the real MVP.

To save a little money I switched to press on nails vs. the salon kind. Lots of pros and cons to this! Pros are the ones on Amazon look AMAZING and better than the salon.

Major con, when you sweat outside a lot the glue does not keep the nails on so the upkeep is insane. The struggle is definitely real. Keeping glue in my purse usually does the trick.

I wish I didn’t like groomed nails so much. But cute nails are absolutely my guilty pleasure.

Post run and gym treats – love these protein balls and latte. It may be my new Thursday morning thing.

Gotta teach a class tonight! Wish me luck that I will stay awake and have energy for the 6PM. Frozen beverage may indeed be happening after class.

Feel free to share some randomness with me today!!

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running, Spin class

Random Thoughts Thursday.

LOVED starting my day with a quick 12 mile ride on my spin bike plus a run before work. This view outside the gym was absolutely fantastic and I was drenched in sweat after.

It is fun finding routes around the gym to do my runs…this gym in particular is in a really affluent neighborhood so I feel like I’m watching HGTV or something running around mansions getting my miles in.

I had a fabulous turn out this morning too for class. Things are a bit socially distanced still at the gym but our cycle studio is massive so plenty of room to spread out. I love good morning energy too and my class definitely brought it. I am looking forward to teaching tonight too (today is my double dose day)

I always sleep amazingly well when I have a TRIPLE THREAT THURSDAY. That’s what I like to call it – I used to do them a lot back in the day = gym (bike & weights) / run / gym.

I’ve been hydrating like crazy lately with the Texas heat and humidity. This morning felt like an absolute sauna. I’m definitely eating all of the watermelon and drinking my electrolytes.

Has anyone been getting into shows on PEACOCK?! I’ve been watching Dr. Death (listened to most of the podcast) and I am not one to enjoy blood and violence (I have a tattoo of a sun for goodness sakes – just call me Miss Sunshine) but it is something about this story that sucked me in. Maybe because the Dr. was based out of TX and my dad was a doctor growing up it is just an interesting story watching people in the medical field and seeing all of the hot mess that goes on behind the scenes. I had to take a break from it because it got heavy earlier in the week but I may jump back on it today.

Share something random about your day with me! Good – bad – or just to vent. Here for ya.

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Sunflower sighting on the run this week – my favorite flower without a doubt. Kind of like my spirit animal of flowers?! Wild and bright like me.

I was up bright and early for a run this morning after teaching class at the gym. I actually got to discover a new to me running route – which is always nice!! Playing Dora the Explorer.

Teaching classes in the morning is always chill – I love the chill vibe of the gym and the streets. As someone who is used to teaching during the busiest time of the day (after work crowd) it is a nice change of pace. Everyone is more focused with getting their workouts in and getting in and outta there. Love that go getter mentality.

This new gym I teach at is SUPER nice and luxurious, even the locker rooms feel like you’re at some type of resort. All of the freaking amenities. There’s also a lounge and café if you have time to chill after or if you want a pedicure etc. It is crazy. I felt like I was at the spa showering to get ready for the 9 to 5.

This is my busiest day so I go right back to teach spin tonight. After work. Then I will be done with the day. Making that summer money, honey.

I’ve been so tired in the evenings I rarely have time to turn on any TV shows but I have been watching some more guilty pleasure reality stuff. Love me some Hills New Beginnings and anything Hills related. Any Hills fans out there? Yall have to watch Whitney Port and her husband Timmy’s recaps of my favorite show growing up. I literally do feel like I grew up with these kids.

My allergies have been kicking my butt lately. I really do feel like mine are absolute worst in the summer time. Gotta love that good ole ragweed and grass pollen.

I’m starting to think about fall and winter marathons (and ULTRAS). The Dallas 50k is a very real possibility and I love that it will be local. So it is between that and a trail race but loving the idea of a low maintenance race right now. A “baby ultra” after my spring 50 miler may be just what I need in life and then I will have a good amount of time to train for it.

I feel like I am a loud TYPER when I type stuff at work. Like heavy handed. Do you type loud? I have stopped wearing the nails for now (back to the natural look for a little while) so I feel like I type really fast and loud when I am doing the natural nails instead of the fake ones. Sorry coworkers.

I may treat myself to some ice cream today after this crazy busy day of work AND workouts are over. Or maybe a MARGARITA. That sounds better.

Feel free to share some randomness with me!! 

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

I’ve been all about the self-love, TREAT YO SELF stuff this week. It is amazing how more focused and clear headed you can be when you just slow down to do some pampering things for yourself. Plus, these sunrises lately on the run have been absolutely amazing.

All of my back to working at work peeps…do you have your own office or are you in an office suite?? I’ve been in a suite for years and some days I wish I had my own office. Mostly so I can do my writing in peace and my creative juices could flow. Working in television has it perks but there are so many distractions. Like very loud creative people…haha. I do have my side of the suite to myself though. I have the essential oils rocking all day long.

I really probably should take a blogging break because some days it can be taxing and more like an obligation than something I want to do. I say this mostly because for me blogging is not something I get paid to do and my responsibilities outside of this blog are a lot having 2 jobs. Plus my side hustle teaching classes at the gym is about to get more intense. Being busy and having fun all at the same time!! I do love checking in with you all and I especially love going back to look at my years of writing about my adventures. Like a scrapbooking of sorts.

This weekend is going to be a good one. I’ve got a long run planned, and the weather is going to be HOT and absolutely spectacular for some pool time. I mean really check out this forecast.

We still haven’t hit triple digits down in my part of Texas and I am more than okay with that.

You know what is funny to me this time of year?! How runners try to go toe to toe with one another about who ran in the HOTTEST of temperatures. I mean, us runners can just be competitive about every damn thing at times, yes?! It’s like…. it does not make you a better runner that you ran when it was 102 outside. Dumber, maybe but not better. Have several seats silly goose.

This. I think I’m going to make a song about this very subject.

What is making me absolutely so happy this week…the fact that it is payday tomorrow and my car is paid off and bills are paid so I can take myself out for a good time this weekend. Time to let the hair down.

Feel free to share some randomness/happiness/random rants with me today!!

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

This morning I rolled outta bed for a glorious trot around the lake. I have been seeing the same morning neighbors lately which is fun and especially all of the sweet “morning doggies” that are all cheerful and peppy in the morning like me. Check out that sky.

Work has been so crazy busy as of late so I’m still enjoying running in the evenings after work to de-stress. Changing it up lately too helps me to not get so burned out (as a former high mileage junkie. HA) And keeping the miles shorter lately since I’m not training for anything special. I love running 40-50 mile weeks for fun and absolutely no reason at all.

I am now teaching spin cycle twice a week back at the gym! Gotta love that side hustle. Starting next Thursday you will see me at the Addison location, Life Time peeps.

I canceled my Netflix subscription because I just could not find any shows worth getting into. I think this is because I just feel like there are a lot of serious shows on there lately. Can’t get into it. I love YouTube way more. I can literally go down a rabbit hole of all of the videos. Especially documentaries. I will get into those.

Tonight I’ll be going to a Korean fried chicken tasting for my Yelp Dallas peeps. Yep, celebrating national fried chicken day a little late. I’ve never really gotten into Korean food like that but we shall see how it goes.

Share some randomness with me! What is your favorite food? What’s your favorite documentary??
Sushi…and probably anything dealing with OJ I go into the deepest of rabbit holes. It is ridiculous but still fascinates me.