Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

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TGIF, happy Friday and all of that jazz! Hope the sunshine is shining where you’re at and you have a great weekend planned. I’ve got running, relaxing and perhaps a bit of productivity on the agenda! So happy that my 50 mile ultra race is behind me (thanks for the kudos) and I can have a bit more fun and let my hair down this weekend. Should be a good one.

Let’s get to my faves from this week!

Tried and true socks for the run. I’m definitely in need of some new ones so making a list of these.

23 recipes for Mother’s Day weekend. That blueberry cucumber salad is calling my name.

-Loving this blog I discovered showcasing Black women trail runners and ultrarunners!! I have found my people.

-And finally, your Friday funny.

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Have a great one!

What’s on tap for your weekend!? Any poolside time in your near future?

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!

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happy Friday! Hope you have a fun and productive weekend in store. It has definitely been a BUSY work week around here and I’ve been seriously just trying to maintain my sanity. But hanging in there!! Morning run in the ‘hood does the mind and body some good.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

This 15 minute foam roller workout is what you need right now. Definitely taking advantage of this as of late.

Quiet mornings with espresso. Sometimes quiet mornings are hard to achieve (being that I work in production at a TV station with extroverted creative people) but these times bring my little ambivert heart joy.

My VERY first floatation therapy session this week! It was incredible and I am now a believer. Soaking in millions of pounds of Epsom salt does the body some good.

Back on my chillhop listening game this week. This playlist is my favorite right now.

And finally, your Friday funny.

Make it a great Friday! And an even better weekend.

What is on tap for your weekend?
Doing a little birthday weekend celebrating, running, brunching.

Running, Weekly Running Report

Weekly Running Report.

Happy new week to ya! I am finally getting around to getting on this here blog-o-thing. Let’s recap on some of last week’s miles! It was a pleasant week but we have a chilly cold front headed our way! So I enjoyed these miles before the quick cold snap comes in tonight.

Let’s see how it all went down!

Monday- Active recovery day teaching my spin cycle class. I’ve been enjoying my Monday cross training days and so very glad to be getting back into teaching of course. It was tough and I missed not being on stage during the pandemic but I am back! Rainbow leggings by the way for the win.

Tuesday- 8.12 sunset miles / rolling hills just de-stressing from the busy work day. I’m finding lately that is exactly what I do need. Just cranking up my tunes and zoning out in the evenings.

Wednesday AM- Back to some morning miles. 5.23 miles with a bit of humidity but cloudy and cooler.

Wednesday PM- Double run day miles. 4.05 miles after work. By the way the Texas bugs are now back! I need to go stock back up on the ‘squito repellant.

Thursday- Another day of humidity and a bit of rain. 4.23 faster miles after work.

Friday- 5.12 miles at lunch in the ‘hood with a lake view.

Saturday- Long run Saturday with the run club! 20.21 miles with some faster miles in the middle and managed to finish strong.

Sunday- Getting my numbers in for the week. Chill 4.23 miles with sunshine and blue skies.

And there you have it!

How is your running going? Has the simple act of running been helping you mentally (and physically) during these crazy times?!
Abso-freaking-lutely.

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??

Running, Weekly Running Report

Weekly Running Report.

Happy new week! Hope you had a fun and productive weekend. Let’s recap some miles! I was able to get in over 50.5 miles for the week last week. A bit of a climb back up and I’m feeling good! Let’s see how it went down.

Monday- Active recovery day teaching some spin cycle. I have to say you know you were born to be a fitness instructor when you can teach with one contact in your eye! I kid you not. After last week I probably need to carry a spare pair in my bag in cases of emergency. Manic Monday for sure.

Tuesday- Sunset miles after a busy work day. Ran some rolling hills. It felt good to just turn a podcast on and let my mind wander a bit. 7.33 miles done.

Wednesday AM- 5.03 miles for breakfast to start the day.

Wednesday PM- Double run day miles for the win. 4.05 miles in the evening and it was pretty warm and humid. Time to acclimate in the Texas heat.

Thursday AM- 4.23 quick miles around the lake for breakfast.

Thursday PM- 3.03 faster miles through the heat and humidity! Felt good to run some 8 minute miles when it’s over 80 degrees out. I’ve really been enjoying running in the warmer weather lately.

Friday- 6.38 miles after work felt good after the long week. I’ve been enjoying changing things up.

Saturday- Saturday long run miles! 15.16 miles with my run club crew. Got in some faster miles in the middle.

Sunday- 5.33 Sunday funday runday miles. Plus some amazing brunch on the patio over the weekend for the win.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend?! What was the most delicious item that you ate?

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happy Friday! Hope you have a productive and fun weekend in store. This has been a busy week for me work wise so I’m ready for things to slow down a bit. Running and brunch though are definitely on the agenda! Let’s get to this week’s faves!

How Olympian Ajee Wilson keeps her cool. First of all she is gorgeous and I love hearing about how badass women get after it and still remain gorgeous and killing it in the game.

I’m obsessed with this lavender and chamomile essential oil. Literally I keep it in my office space and apply whenever I feel stress. It literally has saved my life all week this week.

Re-watching the 1st season of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City after hearing about Jen Shah and her troubles. Man she was really unhinged on this show! Whitney was my favorite.

Looking at new apartments. Actually I am trying to decide if I should stay in my current place but rent is skyrocketing and I may as well have a house at this point? What would you do – stay or go? I think I need a change in my environment…

And finally, your Friday funny.

What is on tap for your weekend? Do you like cauliflower?
I actually prefer it uncooked fresh and raw. Dipped it some delicious hummus.

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!

Running, Weekly Running Report

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy new week! It is a good week to have a good week. Let’s get down to business and run talk. I was able to get in just over 40 miles last week as recovery from a 60 mile week the week prior! I enjoyed a bit of a step back and rest time before I climb back up.

Let’s see how it all went down!

Monday- Active recovery day getting back into the swing of things with the work week. I taught an hour long spin class in the evening which was fun and power packed with disco lights. Love it.

Tuesday- 6.33 sunset miles after work. Decompress time and legs were feeling back to normal.

Wednesday AM- 5.02 miles in the early AM. Plenty of cloud cover.

Wednesday PM- 3.23 miles on double run day. Got some progression miles in.

Thursday AM- 7.02 miles for breakfast. Rolling hills in the hood.

Thursday PM- 4.03 miles after work. More decompress time and over 11 miles for the day.

Friday- 5.12 Good Friday miles in the morning with a pretty sunrise.

Saturday- Cloudy and cooler morning but I managed to get in 10.03 miles to wrap up this little recovery week.

Sunday- Much needed rest day. Spent Easter with the fam bam.

Plus wrapping up the month of March with 221.7 miles! Happy April.

And there you have it!

How was your Easter? What did you do??
Family time then got down on some Texas brisket.

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happy Friday! GOOD FRIDAY at that. It should be a beautiful weekend in the neighborhood. Hope you have some fun plans in store.

Let’s get to my faves from this week!

Guidelines for successful high intensity training. Great points here.

Back on my vanilla chai tea kick. Definitely an afternoon delight.

Surprise inside mini Easter bundt cakes! The cutest.

A little cheesy GOOD FRIDAY funny for your weekend.

Have a beautiful day!

What’s on tap for your weekend?! Are you making any fun Easter goodies?