TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there y’all (yes I said that in the most Texan of accents – just roll with it) happy Friday! I was able to get up and get some double digit miles in this morning! The sunrise was quite glorious I have to say.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Christmas leggings on a Friday. Yes, in November. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

13 trail shoes you’ll love to run in. I’ve loved my Brooks Pure Grit shoes for a while but there are some good options here.

Obsessed with this song currently. I’ve been playing it when I teach my spin classes and rocking out.

The Define Jacket. Love me some lulu!! I seriously need to step up my running jacket game especially with the chilly days we’ve had down in Texas lately.

Feeling good about my 100 mile decision. I’ve actually decided to pass this year on running the 100 mile distance. I’ve been giving this a lot of personal thought (off the blog) after my 100k PR and wrapping up my year of running ULTRAS. I think it is for the best.

I’ve successfully paced a 50k, placed top female 4th year in a ROW for the 50 miler, then finished strong with a solid 62 mile finish. I feel good about my accomplishments this year. For me, the 100 mile distance (which I’ve already completed twice) will always be there! I want to explore some shorter faster distances in 2020 and want to reset and refocus for greater things. More to come.

What’s on tap for your weekend?
Long run, fun with friends, brunching and enjoying the 60 degree patio weather. Thank you, Texas for bringing back the sunshine.

TGIFriday Faves.

Happiest of Fridays to you!! Hope you have some fun in store! I’ve got some running, friend time and family time on the agenda! Should be a good one.

Without further ado let’s get to this week’s faves!

Sara Hall just wants to have fun. Get into your own headspace. All about that.

15 things that happen when you fall in love with your life. LOVE.

If you run you are a runner. Great read from my great friend.

Running through a fall wonderland all week long. Brings me so much bliss.

Getting to see my childhood friends and celebrating SMU weekend this weekend. It is my pretend college since I went to college in Virginia (so far away) so they adopt me during their homecoming. FUN.

And there you have it! Have a great Friday.

What’s on tap for your weekend?

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happiest of Fridays to you! OH YES…and happy November!! I am pumped that we are now basically in the holiday season and now I can put my pink Christmas tree up! Sorry not sorry.

Without further ado let’s get to this week’s faves!

What I tell myself on the starting line. Love Des and her relaxed approach.

-Interesting take on GOALS. Made me think.

-Back on my leopard kick. Love this look which also reminds me I need a new pair of leopard flats.

-And this…your Friday funny.

Have a good one!

What’s on tap for your weekend?
Birthday party, running, enjoying this lovely crisp fall weather.

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happy Friday! I was able to get out for some lovely miles on this crisp fall morning. Running on a Friday with a friend and a pretty sky is pretty much my idea of heaven on earth.

Without further ado let’s get to this week’s faves!

Pumpkin spice cold brew from Whole Foods. This is absolutely my jam. I had one before my run the other day and then it was full speed ahead.

10 perfect trail running routes. Definitely need to hit up the Austin one.

The NYC Ghosts 12s! OMG get on my feet.

The curls are back! I think I may keep the curly hair around a bit for fall. It is my lazy look but I always get compliments. Wash and go is THE way to go.

And there you have it! Have a great weekend.

What’s on tap for your weekend?
Haunted house, then prepping and packing for next weekend! Woot woot.

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happiest of Fridays to you! It is FINALLY ‘fall feeling’ outside- crisp, chilly and delicious!! Yes, I said delicious. You can describe the weather like that, right? Thought so.

Scarf weather is the best weather. There I said it.

Let’s get into this week’s faves!

I love Courtney Dauwalter’s approach to ultra running and training. Couldn’t agree more.

Chrome nails. I’m obsessed. I think I will do a darker color next with the chrome. I love the shine.

All of the fall looks. Like this one.

A little funny for your Friday.

Have a good one! Be good or be good at it.

What’s on tap for your weekend?! 
Oh and best of luck to my friends running the Chicago Marathon! It popped my marathon cherry so I always get nostalgic around this time.

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and HAPPY Friday!!! I got in a glorious solo run this morning and it was just what  I needed. Hello, check out that crazy sky. Crazy beautiful.

Um also, it is National TACO DAY. Oh my goodness! And on a Friday. We are most certainly hashtag blessed.

Speaking of tacos I am getting oh so excited about my upcoming ultra race. I even hear talk that there will be tequila at this race. HA! I don’t think I’ve ever taken a shot during a run (I’ve done beer during an ULTRA) but I may just consider it for this one?! Maybe at mile 50 or something you know, to relieve pain? Hmm.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Fitness cruises are coming. Hmm. I just may be down for this. Honestly I stepped away from cruises for a while because I got violently ill on the last one. But this may be the game changer.

Not racing a fall marathon? 5 things to do instead. Old article but I just found it and I’m loving it.

Smoky cider mezcal margarita. Right up my fall-loving alley.

Honeycrisp apples are back. I seriously love apples in the fall. Even the red delicious ones. I mean eating an apple may be just the boost of energy that you need – more so than some energy drink perhaps? Maybe. I’m down with that.

And there you have it!

Have a great weekend!

What’s on tap for your weekend?
Enjoying the last bit of HOT TEXAS weather (it is supposed to cool down next week a little! Hooray), family and friend time, of course run time.

TGIFriday Faves.

HAPPY Friday! Hope you have some fun in store for the weekend. I am definitely in need of serious stress relief after a long week of back to back work! Of course running has been helping me to keep my sanity. OH SO VERY thankful for that for sure.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Race prep for your first ULTRA. For those of you that want to move over to MY dark side (bahaha) evil laughter. Good read.

Tex mex breakfast casserole. I have my eyes on this for the weekend.

How runners can keep their feet happy. YES.

Yoga with Adriene- Yoga physical and mental stamina for runners. All about this lately. Her videos are awesome for your living room. The detox one is also a fave.


A little humor for your Friday.

Have a good one!

What’s on tap for your weekend?
Brunch, running, friend time, unwind time.

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy Friday to ya!! I was able to get in some pretty solid miles this morning although once again the HUMIDITY was so super intense. For those of you living under a rock we have a tropical depression/storm situation down in Texas so we are feeling the effects of that. Dallas is pretty far inland so we aren’t getting hit as bad as Houston or the gulf. But the cooler breeze made things little better.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

All of the pumpkin things. I won’t stop talking about this until at least November so just deal with it. Yes, pumpkin cider for the win.

4 nutritional power players for healthy runners. Come to think of it I’ve been craving blueberries lately. Gotta stock up on those.

Sauna time is back. My favorite thing lately is putting on my recovery sandals after a run and popping on in the sauna. Love.

The high 5 test. What are your 5 strengths? Here are mine. Fun test to take if you have down time.

That’s all for this week! Have a great Friday.

What’s on tap for your weekend?

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there! It’s Fri-YAY and I’m here with some favorites today! I started this day with some glorious miles in my ‘hood.

It was an especially beautiful sky!! Maybe because it is Friday the 13th?! Spooky.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Advice for runners of all ages from a 71 year old world-record holder. Great stuff here. It is all about the mental.

This new local coffee shop is everything. It is the little things I tell ya. Also if you are a coffee lover you should be following the hashtag #coffeeaddict on IG. It has all of the coffee lover’s porn and I am so here for it.

I could literally look at pictures like the above all day. I am starting to think I have a problem. haha.

Apple Cider Punch!? Fall in a glass. I am ALL IN.

Also I am thinking that I need a new door/welcome mat for fall. This one is just perfect.

And there you have it! Have a marvelous weekend.

What’s on tap for your Friday the 13th and/or weekend?
Lotsa running, and maybe buying a pumpkin candle or 5.

TGIFriday Faves.

Happiest of Fridays to you! Hope you have some fun in the sun planned for the weekend. It is shaping up to be another HOT one down here in Texas!! I’ve got lots of running, pool time and fun on the agenda. Definitely trying to squeeze out the last bits of summer while I can!

Although every day I dream of pumpkin. And the State Fair. I’m counting down the days til the start of crisp air and FALL LEAVES. Yaaas.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

-My coffee of choice this week – Americano. Honestly I am slowly getting away from things like lattes and just going for black coffee and/or espresso. You know, it’s like I just want to get straight to business with the caffeine lately! No wonder all of my running buddies call me the COFFEE QUEEN.

Inspiring reads for post race recovery. Lots of good selections on there. I want to read more ultra-runner stuff. I’m actually still working my way through Scott Jurek’s Eat & Run.

If you like EDM and/or dance type of music (hey what can I say I am a white girl at heart) this is a GREAT station to keep you rocking and rolling and knocking out work all day long. Believe it. Yes, I have CRAZY variety of music tastes. Or, just pull up a Weds Spin Playlist of mine. That will keep you going too,

-I am nail obsessed lately and finding all of the IDEAS on Pinterest. This is not good honestly because the more I get into nail stuff the harder it is to type on my keyboard and do normal things. Like dishes. Haha. The things we do for beauty.

-And this. Gotta have a little bit of Friday humor.

Have a great weekend!

What’s on tap for your weekend? Any last chance summer fun??
Can’t wait to be back at the pool in the sunshine.