Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happiest of Fridays to you! Hope you have some fun miles and good times with good people in store for your weekend. I’ll be doing some Halloween fun this weekend, as well as running all of the miles. And of course I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I kinda rolled out of bed for my run this morning but it was oh so worth it. I did a route I hadn’t done in a while and was blessed to stumble upon this crazy beautiful sunrise view. Perfect way to kick off a Friday that is for sure.

Let’s get to my faves this week!

How to STAY IN LOVE with running. After running all of the races. I can relate to this especially after conquering the 100 miler more than once – you do kind of feel like you’ve ‘done it all’. But…I will say one of the things that keeps me in love with this sport is the beautiful people places and things. Never gets old.

-Finally seeing some FALL FOILAGE down in Texas! As most of you know we really don’t get to experience leaves changing (like up north) until later on in the year. So seeing this beautiful orange tree the other day was a real treat.

-Watching the Cowboys win on Sunday with a dear friend. I normally do not ‘Sunday funday’ but every once in a while it is nice to just get out and let your hair down.

-And finally, your Friday funny.

Have a great weekend!

Feel free to some of your faves with me from this week! Or just rant or share something super random. As long as you don’t mind lots of people around the world reading it. Haha no judgement here.

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happiest of Fridays to you! Hope you have a fun sunshine-y weekend in store. It is finally cooling off a bit down in Texas! I ran some relaxed sunrise miles (my legs were super tired from a busy day of teaching at the gym yesterday) but it felt good to get the kinks out.

Let’s get straight to my favorites from this week!

Classic running books to delve into. Of course Born to Run is a classic one – Let Your Mind Run is one that is on the list. I love everything affiliated with athletes and the power of the mind.

Loving this spaghetti squash recipe. And SO VERY HAPPY that squash in general is back in season! I literally could eat squash in the fall and winter every single day.

A dermatologist’s hack for instantly hydrated skin. I’m all about having that GLOW especially in the winter time.

My favorite coffee mug at my desk today.

Guess what else is back!? CANDY CORN. No candy corn slander will be allowed on this here blog. Thank you. 

Hope you all have the most fantastic weekend!

What’s on tap for your weekend?

Anything putting a dose of happiness in your day today?!
Pumpkin cream cold brew and that RUNrise view.

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happiest of Fridays to you! Hope all is well in your world and you are staying safe and healthy out in these streets!! I have some fun in store for the weekend as well as some running, yoga-ing, and all of the things that makes for a happy Chelsea. Plus it is payday Friday (well at least for one of my jobs) so color me happy.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

I SIGNED UP FOR A RACE!! Great way to end the year….with some ULTRA MILES. You know I cannot go more than a few months without wanting to get some serious miles in. Ever since my 50 miler I’ve been contemplating on something a little different. I love ending and starting the year on a solid note. Plus this race is intimate and on a pretty lake. I have 6 hours to run, walk, skip, hop, jump, do whatever I want. Excitement.

I went to a hip hop class last night. And to say I was like a fish out of water is a freaking understatement. Never mind that this here blog is called thedancingrunner. HAHA. I used to teach dance you know. Fun fact. Anyways, my girlfriend is a dance teacher and so is the instructor so I wanted to take her to his class at LifeTime. Super enjoyed even though my feet were tired after already working out 3 times yesterday. So ‘triple threat Thursday’ turned into a quadruple threat plus I did strength training. Marathon Thursday for sure.

These cozy PUMPKIN pillows!! Definitely a favorite sighting of mine this week. It is on the list.

Pumpkin cider! Those of you who have been reading for a while know that this is my jam. I actually wasn’t even looking for this then stumbled upon it last night. It was like a sign from the universe or something.

And finally, your Friday funny.

Make it a good one!

What’s on tap for your weekend?!? Find any fun fall items (candles, coffee, fall scented anything?! Do share because I care).

Fitness, Fun, Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happiest of Fridays to you! Check out this stunning RUNrise. Very blessed with this beauty of a view. It is so nice to just be running for fun right now and without a super crazy race calendar per usual.

Especially when I currently teach so many classes at the gym along with my career. Loving this chapter of life that I am in.

Giving no f*cks and embracing the heck out of it. Plus it is oh so nice to get paid to workout. Thank you baby Jesus for enabling me to do what I love in a side hustle manner! I definitely do not take my gifts for granted.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!!

Practice: Grounding when life is chaotic. Even though I am doing all the things I love currently, life CAN and does get hectic. So I find the grounding practice to be super important. Thankful for deep breaths and gratitude at all times of the day.

Still loving this Life Time water bottle. Yes I have been sporting it at my desk while I get all of our promos in order. TV producer by day, instructor by night.

Eyeing this strawberry cashew smoothie.

Skull leggings this week yet again, for the win.

And there you have it! Just a thought on this fabulous Friday.

Have a great weekend!

What is on tap for your weekend – share some of your fave fall festivals with me!
Running and spinning and brunching and enjoying this incredible early AM cooler weather (we are still in the 90s in the afternoons). Festivals – Definitely Grapefest, Oktoberfest, and the BEST OF THE BEST state fair of Texas.

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy long holiday weekend to ya! Hopefully you have some fun in the sun on deck. I have been so DARN busy on the work front that I looked and boom!! Long weekend is here. So I’m without a doubt looking forward to some relaxation time, play time, friends and family time, run time.

Let’s get into this week’s faves!

The best self-care practices for your enneagram. I’ve just actually discovered that this was a thing and I’m excited to learn more about my number. So far ALL of the traits ring so very true. Love the podcast too.

This by the way. ALL ME.

5 stretches to help upper back pain before it starts. I’ve been all about the massaging and stretching and treating yourself stuff lately. This is for all of my desk and work week peeps. I will say also that now having a Varidesk has helped me with back stuff and injury prevention.

Scientific studies that can help your running RIGHT NOW. I am down with the caffeine, baby.

Celebrate the weekend with a long run. Remember to hydrate and get your fuel on! I’m still not the best at fueling for a long run after all of these dang years. After over a decade of running marathons and ultras you would think I would have that down by now.

And finally, your Friday funny.

Make it a great weekend!

What is on tap for your holiday weekend…feel free to share some of your favorite ways to fuel for the LONG RUN!

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happiest of Fridays to you! I am gearing up for a HOT but lovely weekend…running, brunching and such! We are bringing back the TGIFriday faves.

Let’s talk about my faves from this week!

The eucalyptus steam room at Life Time. Y’all, it legitimately feels like I am getting a facial (for my face and body) every time. And those of you who get facials know what I mean. Without a doubt one of the things I have truly been MISSING in my day to day. Truly now want to be in the gym every day for this very reason. Hmm…maybe I should take up a 4th class to teach.

Wonderful sushi time. I forgot how amazing this particular sushi spot was until I went recently. That yellowtail roll is one of the things that would be on my ‘last meal’ list for sure. And that fire roll next to it…was ABSOLUTELY FIRE.

How to recover from pandemic induced mind fog. OMG, I truly feel like this is legitimately a real thing! I really do think for me utilizing essential oils (mostly at work) has done wonders for me. Something about opening up the senses clears my ‘fog’. That – and of course exercise and being with nature. But whatever works for you.

Chelsea Handler’s podcast and of course Hills reaction videos from Whitney Port and her husband Timmy. I am literally obsessed with both.

Oh the Chelsea Handler on E! era…I have to say I do miss that. 

No really…this is how my brain works, most of the time.

Have an awesome, fantastically wonderful weekend!

Have you experienced any ‘brain fog’ during these pandemic times – or just increased stress due to work and life circumstances etc?

Share what gets you back into balance!

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happiest of Fridays to you! I am sitting here sipping on some cold brew coffee, listening to my bossa nova music via the Candy Music Room, and loving the working girl life. Hope you have something wonderful to look forward to this weekend!!

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

8 easy things for more mindful living. This super speaks to me.

Power packed nutrition. Isn’t it funny when sometimes we crave things that our body truly needs? For me lately it has been CHICKPEAS. Apparently I need more zinc in my life.

Avocado peach summer salad. Love all of the flavors here.

Self talk on the RUN. Good stuff here. Goodness the self talk stuff is more important than we’d like to admit, yes?! This can make or break just about anything especially when it comes to miles. Like last weekend. When I ran more miles than I intended to, I felt like my positive self talk game was on point. Some days you do have it more than others. But it is so crucial especially when it comes to racing time.

And there you have it! Have an awesome Friday. Go do something good for yourself today.

What’s on tap for your weekend? Any treat YOSELF type of plans??

I really need to get a massage. My back is in knots. And a B12 shot but I’ll be getting one of those next week.

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?

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.

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.