Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

-This week I’ve been doing lots more morning runs as it gets hotter down in Texas! The humidity as usual though has been absolutely off the charts. But still getting it done. I kinda prefer running at night with the drier heat. Been doing both so I can properly acclimate to both.

-Poolside after work all week this week is happening.

-Did you know Sonic has their own popsicles now? Yes in all of the drink flavors. Oh happy day.

This 90s summer mix is everything right now.

-Also, this shirt. MY MOOD ALL DAY EVERYDAY.

Share some randomness with me from your week! What is your favorite summer jam?!
Summa summa tiiime. Classic throwback.

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

The summer feels are finally here, y’all. It’s so HOT and HUMID down here in Texas and my week has been filled with work. Hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate some more has been the name of the game. I’m just trying to find shade on my runs as much as possible lately.

I just got a new phone and decided last night to bring it along my run with me without the case. Can you guess what happened next? Yep. Took that bad boy out and dropped it on the concrete right away.

Needless to say I now have a brand new design of beautiful cracks in the front of it. Does anyone know how much it costs to go to one of those phone screen replacement places? I’ve never had this happen before so hopefully they can fix it in a jiffy.

I really want to plan a vacation to a winery. Not Napa/Sonoma as I’ve been there before but somewhere else more out of the box. Need suggestions on that as well.

Now that you are vaccinated (if you are, like me) do you roam around outdoors/places now without a mask? Or are you still MASKING UP? I know it is a sensitive subject. I think at this point people just have PTSD.

I’m on the fence about racing in Texas this summer and marathons are now boring to me. I really want to run another ultra post 50 miler but it may not be until the fall. For now I’ll just run for fun when I want and do a lot of cross training. Plus teaching my classes which of course I love. It’s nice to be in a place where you are not a slave to the miles. Just running for the sheer passion of it all. And I’ve been falling in love with the gym even more.

How is your running going in your neck of the woods? Has it gotten super hot and humid (like down in Texas)? Do share.
I’ve been sweating like crazy lately. And super tired and thirsty all day every day.

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

This week’s run views…I got in some good HUMID miles on Global Running Day yesterday and it was much needed! Sometimes I do enjoy these humid runs since it is good detox for the body.

Aside from that I’ve just been teaching my class at the gym and also doing some training at another gym. So busy busy BUSY over here!! I also passed my audition so feeling real good on that! Details to come.

It is kinda nice to have other things going on in my life right now post 50 miler. Not sure how fast I want to get back to racing. Cross training and learning new skills and still teaching classes and such. I also just really like having a side hustle and being (a productive kind of) busy after work. I need me a little play time after the 9 to 5.

Currently craving ice cold watermelon especially after a run. Favorite summer fruit hands down. Nature’s candy.

Tell me something random about your week! What are your fave summer fruits?
Watermelon, cherries, mangoes.

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

This morning’s run was CRAZY humid but it was so nice to get out and knock it out early. It’s always nice too when you see a few familiar faces in the ‘hood. Plus you cannot really beat this view.

I keep saying I am going to get a pedicure – I have a half day at work today so that just might be happening.

Whenever I’m in a BLAH mood I always listen to this song and it immediately perks me up. Throwback Thursday, so you’re welcome.

I’ve been wearing this fragrance lately and getting all the compliments. Speaking of a perk up. It is my light summertime fragrance for sure.

Thankful for shorts to run in with the cute side pockets. Freaking game changer and whatever I put in there really does stay put, at least on me.

This week I also discovered this YouTube documentary and am pretty hooked. So late, I know. Fun fact I was obsessed with watching gymnastics as a child and used to use the edge of my mom’s couch as a balance beam.

Share some random thoughts with me from your week!

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

We are having another cloudy rainy week in Texas! But yesterday the sun peeked out just a bit on my run and it was quite glorious. Hello sunshine, nice to see you again.

Frankly I haven’t had much to discuss running wise, post Hachie 50. You know, recovery and all. Recovery did go well as usual despite not going crazy with training. I mean I have been running (pretty faithfully) & teaching my class at the gym but you know how it is. I’m getting better too at actually just running, and not always posting my stats all over social media for kudos and likes. Just running for me, myself and I. And my sanity. Some days that is all it is about.

I do think I’ll be running another ultra-race pretty soon but just weighing my options. I think a 100k before the year is over also would be fabulous. I had the most fun at my last 62 miler. Tacos included are always a plus.

Apparently Trello thinks I need more rest. HA. Thanks Trello. At least it appears that I am getting sh*t done at work.

I would love to be poolside somewhere, real soon. I think weather wise we will be getting tons of sun in the next week so I’ll have to plan for some after work lounging. Sunshine and more wine.

Feel free to share some randomness with me from your week!

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

I don’t know about you but I am READY for some sunshine this weekend! It has been somewhat gloomy weather wise down in Texas. I’ve just been running miles around my ‘hood trying to find some colorful flowers to perk me up. I think the Mr. Sun will make an appearance for the long run on Saturday so that will be good. Much needed.

The older I get the more I appreciate the music of my childhood. This mix on YouTube definitely got me through hump day. I love discovering amazing DJs.

I am so happy to be fully vaccinated because it makes me feel better about travel. This summer San Diego is ON MY LIST. Among other spots. Maybe a trip back to Florida. As many beaches and sunshine as possible.

I skipped my massage last month (thankfully I get credits when I do miss a month) but my body is absolutely FEELING it. Especially after the 50 miler. Just because I’ve done so many of them doesn’t mean my body doesn’t hurt any less. Plus 50 miles on concrete – HARDER on the body than the trails for sure.

I just need to hire a maid and a masseuse to be with me 24/7. In a perfect world! Wouldn’t that be grand.

Share some randomness with me today!

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

I was up early for a lovely run in the hood. Thank you Texas for the glorious spring sunshine lately. I’m cherishing these moments before it turns into a death march of a summer with 100+ degree temps.

This week to me has gone by really fast! I think it is just due to work wise and life in general just being so busy. Yes bring on some fun and freedom, weekend ready.

Post 50 mile ultra-RECOVERY has gone very well! The first day or so I was hobbling around like I was 90 years old but after teaching my spin class and being on the bike I felt much better. That is one thing I love about cycling after races it really does help your legs. So happy to be back to teaching and racing again.

I always crave really savory foods / protein after a race – more than sweet foods? Anyone else?!? I’ve been eating eggs all week long and tuna and cheese. Plus big salads with tomatoes, feta, cucumber.

New favorite kombucha flavor. I had forgotten how much I love GT kombucha. Back on my kick.

Share some randomness with me from your week!

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

I am loving all of the GREEN I’m seeing outside lately. It is like running through a beautiful (humid) secret forest which I love. Give me bluebonnets and then give me this lush view and I am in in runner’s heaven.

Running some rolling hills particularly after work has been my jam. It is something about de-stressing from the day with hills that is a WOO-SAH moment for me.

Current guilty pleasure – the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders reality show. They have a 24 hour livestream on YouTube. I kid you not I could lay around and watch this for hours.

I seriously miss just laying poolside. Anyone else? Cannot wait to be by the pool on the weekends with a beverage in hand and getting a sweet tan. I do realize we get triple digit temps down in Texas. But I kind of am ready for summer? I will be in flip flops all season long. Give me some lake life and pool time and you have a happy Chelsea.

This, precisely is going to be my summer mood.

Share something random with me today! Are you excited for summer running or dreading it??

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

This morning was one of those ‘roll out of bed’ runs but it got done. The weather is amazing in Texas lately so I am taking full advantage of it with the double run day miles.

It has been an up and down week work wise but I’m looking forward to taking some time off for my birthday. Yes, my birthday is a holiday in my eyes (only child syndrome and not ashamed to admit this fact) so I feel this is the year I am in TREAT YO SELF mode.

Although I do love having nails I just took my manicure off and having naked nails and being able to text and type correctly is something that I need to not take for granted. Maybe I’ll sport naked nails for a while just so I can feel more productive in life.

It really is amazing how much more clear minded I am after just drinking water. My super big jug has been everything lately. It’s funny when I first received this (as a birthday present from a coworker) I did not use it for almost a year and now I’m obsessed.

I’m trying to decide if I am going to bike OR run my age in birthday miles this year. Or run for just 37 minutes. 3.7 miles? Haha. The bike is sounding better and better as I get older. Spin bike, of course while listening to the latest jams.

I was just thinking about how it feels like I’ve been 36 for-ev-er. Like 2020 really did make me feel about 5 years older. It was a year of ups and downs but I still truly feel blessed and a lot was revealed to me about myself and others. At the end I have nothing but gratitude about it all. My guardian angels have been taking good care of me.

My birthday is on April 26th if you want to get me anything. I’ll accept cash or coffee or whatever your spirit leads to you send. HA.

Share some randomness with me today!

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

I have to tell you that this morning’s RUN was a struggle bus fest but the pretty sunrise made up for it. I did pop right out of bed but it was like drivers were driving crazy EVERYWHERE on the roads! I will be making stronger coffee in the AM so I don’t almost get hit by cars zooming out of their garage alleys. I am just saying.

In happier news it is now my BIRTHDAY MONTH so be prepared for me to talk about that fact in just about every other blog post. Thank you.

April babies are the best babies. Yes I said it. And our birth stone is the best birth stone which is a diamond. Fun fact.

If you need some good throwback Thursday jams I’ve got the best for you. Urban 90s jams for the win. Shanice, New Edition, Toni Braxton take me back to simpler times.

It’s funny because pretty much every song on the above video makes me want to go to karaoke. I’m straight up dancing and singing in my little work area right now. One day there will be covid safe karaoke. Maybe I will have to buy my own karaoke equipment for the casa.

This has been a crazy week in Real Housewives news. Read up on Jen Shah if you missed it. Hot mess news. Just like a trainwreck – I cannot stop watching.

A little April Fool’s Day funny for ya.

Share some random thoughts with us on this Thursday!