Running, TGIFriday Faves


Happy Fri-yay! Hope you have a fun weekend in store. We are heating up like crazy in Texas with temps in the 90s all weekend long! I was up this morning for some quick humid miles. Temps were already well into the 80s even bright and early this morning.

Let’s get into some faves!

Makeshift runner recovery tools. I need to invest in one of those massage balls. Til then I’ll do the bottle of water.

13 candles with the airy scents of summer. The “As If” candle is calling my name.

Local honey – all week long for my crazy summer allergies.

Plus your foodie pic of the week- I finally jumped on board to the bougee ramen trend. Grilled chicken ramen with the fixins – I will be returning.

And there you have it! Have a great Friday!

What’s on tap for your weekend?

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.

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

YAY to the Fri-YAY!! Hope you have some fun planned this weekend. I must say even after the rather short work week I am more than READY for some free time! We are back to the summer ‘run my hood’ events with my RUN CLUB this weekend. I’m oh so excited to be getting back to some dang normalcy, finally. We run the ‘hood with our friends and then do a mini fun pool party afterwards. Let’s freaking do this.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Rainbow coconut water spritzers. Who knew I freaking needed this in my life. This is for sure HAPPENING this weekend.

My new fave Chillhop essentials. Summer 2021. Perfect for workdays or when you just need zone out time.

Protecting my PEACE. Someone actually said this to me not too long ago and this week it has really resonated. I’ve been diffusing my Lavender Chamomile essential oils at work too.

The 9 best portable grills you can buy. I just realized I need me a new George Foreman.

And there you have it! Make it a peaceful, productive, fun filled weekend.

What is on tap for your weekend?
Running with friends, spa day with a good girlfriend, brunching of course.

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.

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy Friday to ya! Hopefully you have some fun in store for the long weekend!! I will be stay-cationing it but just excited to have a little free time to do some long running and such! It should be a good one.

Let’s get to some of my faves from this week!

The best place in the U.S. for runners. Those of you who know- tell me some good things about the Blue Ridge Mountains! They’re on my bucket list…

My favorite after work sushi happy hour spot. Just makes my soul happy. Plus their yellowtail and cali rolls are totally where it’s at.

The Taco LOCO 100k is back! Just in time for the fall ULTRA MARATHON season! Bring it on.

Some more ‘side hustle’ opportunities on the horizon. It was the light at the end of my work week tunnel. More news on that coming soon.

And finally, your Friday funny.

What’s on tap for your holiday weekend? Any travel plans?
Let me live vicariously through you.

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!

Running, Weekly Running Report

Weekly Running Report.

Hello and happy new week! Hope you have some exciting things in store. Let’s recap some running from last week! I am finally ready to get back to some real weekly mileage after the ultra. Let’s see how it all went down!

Monday- Last week it was pretty rainy off and on but it made for some nice breezy cooler mornings. Monday as usual was a bit of an active recovery day so I taught my spin class and played around at the gym. We did lots of sprint drills and then heavy hill climbs at the end.

Tuesday AM- Back to the run grind. 4.15 miles around the lake just enjoying a spectacular view.

Tuesday PM- Evening after work miles for double run day. 4.02 miles just catching up on podcasts and such.

Wednesday- Back to my favorite little after work spot for rolling hills! Just watching the sunset and doing some people watching while I got I 7.22 miles in.

Thursday AM- 4.23 miles in the AM with clouds and lots of humidity. It feels good though to get back to acclimating to the crazy amount of sweat! Trying to enjoy this is as much as possible before it gets crazy hot.

Thursday PM- 3.33 miles in the afternoon to get some double run day miles in.

Friday- 4.23 early miles to kick off Friday. I’ve been mixing it up a lot lately with the routes which has been nice.

Saturday- Met a friend early then joined the WRRC crew for my 10 miler. 10.02 miles catching up with friends is always a fantastic way to kick off the weekend! Got some faster miles done in the middle too.


Sunday- 3.03 quick miles on Sunday funday runday to hit some numbers for the week.

And there you have it!


How is your running going? Loving it/not so much/just getting it done on cruise control?

For some reason I’m really loving after work runs lately. I enjoy my AM runs too (and double run days) but feeling like lately decompressing after work with a workout is so needed.

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happiest of Fridays to ya! Hope you have some fun in store for your weekend. It’s a lovely Friday here and still cloudy but I did get up for a run so of course all is well in the world. The sun did its little “peekaboo” thing before going back into hiding. I think Mr. Sun noticed I wanted to get a pic so he made a cameo and then went back into his man cave.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Here’s why your hamstrings are always tight. Lord knows my hammies are in need of that TLC.

What to make for Memorial Day Weekend!! For some reason pimento cheese has been on my mind lately.

Famous flower shows up at abandoned Bay Area gas station, draws crowds. For some reason I was intrigued by this story when I saw it.

I think I found my summer 50k! I may pull the trigger here soon and sign up. First I have to wrap my head around starting a race at 11 PM.

Your Friday funny.

Have a great day! And an even better weekend.

What is on tap for your weekend? Any poolside plans?
For sure provided we get a little sunshine. I think we have some more rain coming first.

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!

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happy Friday! I was able to get up to get a morning run in before work! So recovery post 50 miler is going so well and I’m so very happy about that. Thankful for getting in some time on the spin bike as well as strength training for getting me though it. Time to celebrate before ramping those miles back up. Of course, right?! I wouldn’t be me if I couldn’t “ramp up the miles” much gratitude for this strong able body of mine.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!!

DJ Shinski mix of the day. This one just makes me dance in the office.

New nails!! Back to not being able to text and type, HA. I like voice texting better anyway.

4 ways to boost the calming power of running. Staying connected is what it is all about.

And now for your Friday funny.

Have a great Friday!

What’s on tap for your weekend? Are you taking your mask off this weekend?
Definitely. But still keep yo’ distance.