Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Ya’ll I seriously love adore this time of year for running super EARLY in the morning. Thanks Texas for your mild temps this time of year. This was this morning’s view. It was so peaceful even though it was mostly solo. I guess I need more friends that like to get up early like I do.

Temps will be in the freaking 70s today. That is patio weather for sure. This morning it was in the low 40s.

Solo runs lately have been my jam. I think every now and again you need to run alone like that to strengthen you mentally? I need to up my game when it comes to my mental stamina.

I just realized I did not even do my Weekly Running Report from last week’s miles! Well here is a mini summary if you missed it. Feeling good, feeling great. Maintaining a somewhat solid base.

I had to take some time off from running this week due to an instructor training that kicked my a$$. I mean I felt like I was handicapped most of the week. Lots of strength movements. Slowly coming back to life now.

My training for a certain cycle format for my new gym starts tomorrow!! Pretty soon I will be on the schedule and I will be updating things on here as far as that goes. I can’t freaking wait to be back in the saddle.

I’m back on my water guzzling game too. I got this bottle as a gift on my birthday a while ago and really hadn’t been taking advantage of it. It has the hourly times to keep the happy hour going all day so that keeps me motivated.

Share some randomness with me about your week!

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

When I tell you I could have slept AT LEAST another hour before this morning’s run, boy do I mean it. But I got my tail up anyway. So very worth it and put a whole new energy into my day.

Plus there is just something about it being pitch black out and 40 something degrees that just gets me going? Call me a glutton for punishment. It helps when you know others are out there with you getting it done. We didn’t get much of a sunrise but I’m currently in love with that lake view.

My body is responding well to the slight increase in miles lately. After my recent 60 mile week I’m building back up and feeling good about it. Plus I’ve got to get ‘em back up for some ultra fun coming soon.

I read this on Twitter this morning and I feel like a lot of people need to read this. Especially due to the crazy times we are living in.

Anyone partake in any holiday goodies lately? Confession these mini pies they sell at Wally world have my heart. So when I just want a little baby pumpkin pie I can go indulge. They have the sweet potato ones too in mini (that Patti Labelle makes) but I LOVE ME SOME PUMPKIN PIE, baby.

Share some randomness about your week? What is your favorite kind of pie?!?

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Weekly Running Report.

Happy new week to you! Hope you all had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. And perhaps with someone you love or are quarantined with!! Or social distance style. I had a great week of running – I took the miles down after recovering from my 60 mile week! Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday- 5.21 relaxed miles after work. Still in recovery mode but enjoying the solo time. Picked up the pace a bit towards the end of my out and back sunset run.

Tuesday AM- Back to some double run day miles! 8.12 mile run doing a lake loop and then some.

Tuesday PM- 2.02 miles on double run day to get in just over 10.1 for the day.

Wednesday- 6.33 mile hill run! I really enjoyed these lunch time miles. Found some new hills to climb which helped to shake things up a bit.

Thursday- CHELSEA TROT miles!! I did 10.12 miles solo in my hood rocking out to some jams and did some rolling hills. I love doing me some double digit miles on Thanksgiving.

Friday- REST DAY. Rested the legs and recovered to get ready for some weekend running.

Saturday- 10.31 miles of sunrise. Faster finish was nice and legs felt so good after that rest day.

Sunday- 5.1 Sunday funday runday relaxed miles to hit my numbers for the week.

And I successfully completed the endurance challenge for November to get in well over 300k miles for the month! I actually exceeded the challenge on Thanksgiving Day. Running over 300k is the most mileage I’ve run since Feb so I’m feeling real good about that.

Let’s be friends on Strava if we are not already!

And there you have it!

How was your Thanksgiving? What was your favorite dish?!
Hands down cheesy potatoes and smoked turkey for the win.

Running, Weekly Running Report

Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday & turkey holiday week! Hopefully you have some time off from the grind this week to relax, recharge get your grub on. I was able to knock out 60 miles of running last week!! Feels so good to hit those numbers once again. I am running my annual run across DFW run this year (33-34 + miles on NYE) so gotta keep them miles UP! Love the DFW ultrarunner crew. A little flashback pic. This year may look a little different with some social distancing space but it will be a good one.

Let’s see how it all went down!

Monday AM- 6.03 miles watching the sunrise with a friend to kick off the work week. We had some really nice fall/cool/breezy mornings and very much needed relaxed run just chatting the morning away.

Monday PM- 2.23 miles in the evening after the long work day to wake the legs back up and de-stress. Slowly but surely getting good again at these double run days! Picked up the pace a tad towards the end.

Tuesday- 5.37 miles around the lake solo. Woke up a little bit later to get this one done but still a morning run with a faster finish.

Wednesday AM- 6.22 miles of some rolling hills! I’ve missed my hill runs but I think incorporating more hills will be just what I need to stay strong with the higher mileage weeks. ‘Mounds of opportunity’ – gotta bring that phrase back.

Wednesday PM- 3.31 miles to get in over a 15k for the day. Some evenings I really enjoy these solo runs in the early evening darkness. Mornings are still my fave but I think it is important to switch the run times on up.

Thursday AM- Breakfast run club morning – 7.03 humid cloudy miles. Started this run off with a friend and then finished on my own.

Thursday PM- 3.03 miles on double run day to get in over 10 miles for the day! Legs were tired but it got done.

Friday- 7.03 more relaxed miles to keep things moving and get a tour of the beautiful fall leaves. Had to save the legs a bit for the longer Saturday run.

Saturday- 11.05 miles with a few hills with the WRRC crew. It was another humid day and the humidity in Texas has been a killer lately. So this was a relaxed run for sure but helped me get my numbers in for the week.

Sunday- Topped things off with yet another RUN STREAK WEEK! 8.71 miles to hit my 60.

And there you have it! Another strong week and very thankful for those who run with me to get me through it.

How was your week?! Anyone running a Turkey Trot real (or virtual) race?!

My “Chelsea Trot” miles will definitely be in full effect.

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

I enjoyed some lovely early miles this AM – started with a buddy catching up on life and such then she went her merry way and I went mine. It’s so fun starting with a buddy and then ending the run solo. Since I’m an an only child I love the running alone time. Crank up my tunes and go.

I’m oh so excited about my new gig teaching spin at LIFETIME FITNESS!! I’ve got to do some more online training but since I’m officially hired I hope to be posting an updated schedule for you all soon. If you’re local you’ll have to come and meowt.

Plus ohmyfreakinggoodness this gym is oh so much nicer than I had ever imagined. Heck, we’ve got a spa, smoothie bar and all of the perks! Gotta love those work perks for the win.

Obsessed with these new Brooks. I want a pair in every color.

Plus, your random thoughts Thursday funny.

Share some randomness with me today!

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Weekly Running Report.

Happy new week to you! So I got my week started with a lovely sunrise and it really brought some joy into my day! You know what they say – ‘never miss a Monday’. Not sure who they are – likely some IG influencer. But you know what? It works for me especially when I follow it. Haha.

Let’s recap some miles from last week! I pushed over the 52 mile mark which was the most mileage I’ve done since the week I ran the Remix 50k! Here’s how it all went down.

Monday- Went on a “rave run” with my 2 run pals last week! 6.02 miles of wearing flashing lights and rocking out to my jams. Good times.

Tuesday AM- Hills for breakfast. 5.15 miles done.

Tuesday PM- Double run day miles! 3.03 relaxed miles after work watching the sunset.

Wednesday- 6.33 afternoon miles admiring the fall leaves. Much needed escape from the norm. And always love to change up the daily route keeping things exciting.

Thursday AM- Sunrise miles with the breakfast run club at my happy place. 8.12 miles and did most of the run with a friend then finished solo.

Thursday PM- 3.03 double run day miles on some tired legs. Just happy to get over 11 miles in for the day.

Friday- 4.03 miles with a bit of a faster finish. Kept it nice and short since I was running longer Saturday.

Saturday- 12.03 miles, warmer with clouds and lots of humidity! It was a bit of a death march at the end but got it done.

Sunday- 5.12 recovery miles on Sunday funday runday and run streak week complete! Feeling good, feeling great.

Plus delicious brunch pic of the week – fruit skewers, breakfast tacos and french toast muffins for the win.

And there you have it!

How was your week? Any delicious eats you want to share??

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy Friday to ya! Hope you have some festive fun planned for the weekend. I am just glad to have a little time away from working the day away! Can’t wait to get some running in and get outside for some fresh air.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Tis the season to eat the damn pie! YESSS. I actually had to partake in a pumpkin treat this week and can I just say NO REGRETS. Just gives me more ammo to amp my mileage up even more.

This 10 minute oblique workout may be just what you need today. Thank me later.

The glorious fall landscape in my ‘hood lately. I just love it.

And finally, your Friday funny.

Have a good one!

What is on tap for your weekend??
Running and all of the festive activities. Including brunch.

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

This morning’s run was quite picturesque. It was one of those days where you feel like you want to keep going and going. So I did one more extra mile than usual. I haven’t felt that way about running in a while. So it feels good to be back.

I have a trip to San Diego planned soon! It is just a weekend trip, but oh so excited. SD is one of my fave places too.

Can YALL BELIEVE WE ARE TWO WEEKS FROM THANKSGIVING? I’m already starting to think about my fall sangria.

Lately I have been loving just running at random times of the day now that the weather is so darn pleasant! That is the one thing I love about Texas this time of year. You can run anytime and its not too hot and no too cold. It crisp and lovely with temps in the 50s this AM.

The other night we went on a RAVE RUN. And wore glow sticks and rocked out to music in the dark streets. I super enjoyed it. Gotta do that again.

Tell me something random about your week!

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Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy new week! I’m here to recap last week’s miles. I am in a bit of maintenance mode with everything while I gear back up to start teaching (hooray for that!) classes at the gym and such. Gotta love new opportunities and side hustles!

I actually just accepted a NEW gig at a NEW gym teaching spin (!!) so I’m so thrilled about that. More to come on that!

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Monday- 4.23 relaxed evening miles watching the sunset. After work miles to de-stress. Love that.

Tuesday AM- 7.02 miles early morning with a great buddy. We had an incredible sunrise too. Probably one of the most beautiful ones I’ve seen as of late.

Tuesday PM- Double run day miles for the win. 3.02 miles and just over 10 miles for the day.

Wednesday AM- 5.1 miles around the lake. Morning miles have been so pleasant lately! And we’ve had incredible early morning weather. Ran this one with my buddy too.

Wednesday PM- 3.02 after work miles. Quite dark in the evenings but much needed solo time.

Thursday AM- 7.12 miles with the breakfast club! 5 AM comes at you fast. But it’s nice getting these miles in before you even feel awake.

Thursday PM- Didn’t have too much time for double run day but got in what I could. 2.22 miles out and back.

Friday- 8.31 relaxed miles watching the fail foliage. A few hills thrown in for good measure.

Saturday- REST DAY. I know. Who am I even? I did a mini road trip with a friend so I switched my days on the weekend. It was nice to shake up the routine a bit.

Sunday- 7.12 miles and legs felt good after taking Saturday off! Me and my morning run bud attacked those hills too.

And there you have it! Over 47 miles for the week, without a long run. Love love love.

How was your weekend? Done any road tripping lately?!

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Check out this early morning RUNrise! It was absolutely spectacular. Plus miles are always always always better with friends. And I love the time change with the earlier daylight. Best time of year hands down.

I can’t help but laugh at all of the election memes. They are PRICELESS. We won’t get into any crazy politics talk here but just know, I am laughing. My tail off.

All of the Texas allergens are driving me absolutely bonkers lately. Not corona. It is just this damn mountain cedar. Plus RAGWEED. Perks of living in this lovely state this time of year. Ahh-choo.

Twice today I’ve seen the words “just breathe”. A sign, maybe? I need some chamomile tea and a blankie and a bunch of daytime tv shows today. Forget work.

Thankfully the weekend is upon us. I surely do need it. As I am sure many of you do too. Big virtual hugs to you.

Share some randomness with me this week!