Weekly Running Report.

Hello there! Busy day today but I’m checking in real quick to recap last week’s miles with you! Ultra training for the 100k is going well. I was able to get in 91.5 miles of running last week and the legs are feeling good! A little tired, but good. HA. Let’s review.

Monday AM- 10.25 miles in the early a.m. before the busy work day. It’s never easy to get up on a Monday morning but oh so worth it of course.

Monday PM- 2.03 miles before the gym. Just warming up the legs.

Tuesday AM- 10.11 miles with the run club crew. Super early morning as usual but I love it. Always love when I get to run with my dedicated morning runners.

Tuesday PM- 3.02 warm up miles before gym. Last week was super hot with lots of triple digit temps. So gotta love that.

Wednesday AM- 8.33 solo beautiful sunrise miles. The sunrise has not been letting me down lately. Clearly.

Wednesday PM- 4.12 trail miles with my trail running crew. Trail runners make my soul happy.

Thursday AM- 11.25 miles on some tired legs with IRC. I had some extra time to kill so I got it all in.

Thursday PM- 4.05 sunset miles. There’s something so peaceful about running at the end of the day.

Friday- REST DAY. A much needed one.

Saturday- 22.25 early miles solo. It was crazy humid so a few hydration breaks were needed. Thank God for my Dora the explorer backpack to put my water in.

Sunday early AM- 10.11 miles in the ‘hood. Motion is lotion and the legs felt good that morning. It feels good to get some back to back longer stuff in.

Sunday AM- 6.02 trail miles with the Sunday fun day trail run crew. Awesome views from the top.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Looking fwd to anything this week?
Sushi tonight, running of course, and hopefully a day off on Friday. I need a little free fun time.

Weekly Running Report.

It’s Monday, time to rock a brand new week!! But first, let’s recap last week’s miles and some weekend fun. I was able to get in 85 miles of running last week! My ultra training is coming along quite nicely so far. Eat, sleep (lots), run, repeat!! That is the life of an ultarunner, and I love it. Let’s review, shall we?

Monday AM- 11.21 early morning miles before the busy work day. It is becoming more and more imperative that I get these runs in before that Texas summer heat shows itself in full force. Great morning of running enjoying the early breeze.

Monday PM- 2.10 mile warm up before the gym. 7:46 pace in the straight up triple digit heat? I can’t complain at all.

Tuesday AM- 10.30 miles with the run club crew. It was super humid and gross that morning but we got it done. Having good convo while getting the miles in definitely helps.

Tuesday PM- 4.02 double run day miles. Thankful for the shade to get through it.

Wednesday AM- 8.11 miles solo enjoying the sunrise. Legs were pretty tired on this day and the humidity was a killer so I was glad to get it in. Made a pit stop at 7 eleven for my 79 cent big gulp hydration. 7 eleven is the real MVP.

Wednesday PM- 4.31 miles, 8:41 pace loop around the park. Loving my after work double run days, especially after a long day it feels good to release a little steam.

Thursday AM- 10.25 miles, most of this run was with a new runner girl who has joined our group. She’s actually a sub 3 hour marathoner who likes to do her super easy runs with me. So basically my new runner BFF. Love it.

Thursday PM- 3.03 uneventful miles before the gym, just passing time and warming up after work.

Friday- REST DAY

Saturday AM- 20.21 EARLY miles in my ‘hood. I actually kind of enjoyed the super early wake up. Mind you I was in bed Friday night at like 8:30 pm. Super exciting, I know. LOL. The sunrise though was oh so worth it.

Sunday AM- 7.11 rocky rooty trail miles with my trail buds. The view from the top was spectacular.

Sunday PM- 5.12 miles around the block, my legs had a little bit of speed left so I pushed the pace a bit at the end.

I ended the day poolside which was quite nice! I almost fell asleep at the pool I was so relaxed.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Did you get some pool/lake time in?

Weekly Running Report.

Hey friends! Hope you had a lovely weekend. I’m here to recap last week’s running workouts – 75.5 miles all smiles! Let’s get straight to the recap.

Monday AM- 8.22 miles, 8:53 pace with some straight up heat and humidity. I got this one done pretty early but the sun was still large and in charge that morning.

Monday PM- 3.02 miles before teaching spin at the gym. Warming up the legs from the long work day.

Tuesday AM- 10.30 sunrise miles on the 4th of July! Gosh I kind of feel like that holiday went by in a flash. Pretty American flags waving all around.

Tuesday AM- I was on a roll that morning apparently and decided to bust out 4.02 trail miles with my trail running club. Cedar Ridge Preserve is my favorite way to get a kick ass workout in. Climbing rocks and such.

Wednesday AM- 7.21 miles solo by the lake is always a great way to start the morning.

Wednesday PM- 3.21 miles in the evening. 10.22 miles in for the day.

Thursday AM- 10.20 miles with my road running club. We love us some early miles. And coffee.

Thursday PM- 4.11 evening miles, 8:42 pace after teaching a class at the gym. Getting some nice double run day/sunset miles in even though it was balls to the walls hot outside.

Friday- REST DAY

Saturday AM- Me and some trail run buds decided to head north out to Oklahoma for a day of running through the woods! We stayed at a friends ranch house and it was absolutely fantastic. I got in 11.02 miles in navigating some rocks and roots and then we went out a little later for some more.

Saturday PM- 4.02 miles later on after the longer run that morning. Just exploring some more of the beautiful trail.

Sunday- Back in Dallas! 10.22 miles. It was crazy humid yesterday for some reason but I got it all done.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Did you travel anywhere off the beaten path?

Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday to you! I was up and at ‘em this morning for a beautiful run by the rising sun. Feels so good to get it in early at the start of the week! Let’s recap some weekly miles though!! I was able to get in just over 71 miles last week. Nice week just kind of in maintenance mode before racing season ramps back up.

Monday AM- 7.20 hot lunchtime miles. Yeah running for an hour in 95 degree heat. That’s great fun.

Monday PM- 3.02 miles warming up before the gym. The legs needed to wake up from the long day at the office so I got them moving a bit before I went to teach a class.

Tuesday- 11.20 early miles with the Irving Running Club crew. I did a few warm up miles on my own and then the rest with the crew. I was happy to get all of this in before the workday because it was seriously blazing + humidity central out. Oh yeah, I said I wasn’t going to complain about summer running, right? Right. I’m totally not complaining. I love it. Really, I do!

Wednesday AM- 8.21 miles solo in the ‘hood. I like to sleep in a bit on Wednesdays since I’m always doing these a.m. club runs (which I help out with hosting) so dang early. So on Wednesdays I sleep in until 6 a.m. LOL. It is quite lovely really.

Wednesday PM- 4.01 miles before yoga. My body has been really craving yoga too since I’ve been keeping these miles up. I think I’m going to have to start doing some more yoga studio hopping. I also need to check out Super Yoga Palace which I hear is amazing.

Thursday- 10.02 miles with the run club again. We’ve had a few folks join back up with us in the mornings since it is getting so hot. We actually got into the triple digits this past week, and of course with the heat index it feels like it is 2948 degrees. Gotta love Texas. But I do love the morning runs with my club friends in the summer when we get more people joining us. As you can imagine in the winter it is much harder to get a dedicated group.

Friday- 4.10 hot lunch miles. Fridays are typically rest days for me and to be honest 4 miles still feels like a rest day at this point. LOL. I had extra energy to burn for whatever reason and decided to go streaking. Just hitting those numbers.

Saturday- 16.30 miles practically solo since we had storms early. I ran the last few miles with Tracy…typical Texas storm came through quickly and was gone in a flash. It was nice though because it cooled things down a bit.

I participated in some post run festivities with Tricia and friends, doing a little brewery hopping.

Sunday- 7.11 miles, fairly humid but cooler after the rain. It still felt like a sauna out there but I got it done.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend?

Weekly Running Report.

Hello beautiful people! Happy Monday to you. I’m here to recap last week’s running with you. Lots of miles in the Texas sunshine – Just over 73 miles to be exact! Let’s get to it.

Monday AM- 7.12 lunchtime miles. Lots of running in the shade which was marvelous. Someone on my Strava even commented why I take nature photos with so many trees. HA. Now you know why. It’s pretty much summer in Texas and I love my shade.

Monday PM- 2.21 miles, 7:54 pace before teaching a class at the gym. Waking up the body and mind before I had to go be all peppy fitness instructor. Fun.

Tuesday- Early miles with the run club. 10.20 miles total. Cloudy and humid but a nice breeze. I was loving it.

Wednesday AM- 8.08 morning miles. It felt good to get up early on this day and get it in. Just rocking out to my jams. I honestly truly value the solo run time.

Wednesday PM- 4.10 miles, 95 degrees out, 8:15 pace. Not sure how but somehow I got it done. It was nice to get some happy miles in after work. Love my double run days.

Thursday AM- 10.30 run club miles. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday and then get coffee after. It is absolutely glorious. Plus you can’t go wrong with a nice sunrise.

Thursday PM- Another 4.10 miles before the gym. I wanted to get this one in before my rest day which I was really looking fwd to on Friday.

Friday- REST DAY. I checked my mailbox on this day and found out I received new kicks courtesy of Brooks Running! Love representing them and their awesome brand. I was so excited to slip these babies on for the weekend. Glycerin 15s for the win.

Saturday- 15.05 miles super early in the morning before yoga with my long run buddy Tracy. We are both thinking of signing up for the Dallas Marathon again in December and I have a couple of other races in mind. But running in my hometown is always fun. This was a good run and we found some awesome hills in our neighborhood.

Sunday AM- 11.11 miles at White Rock Lake. Everyone was out and about especially the dad bikers on Father’s Day.

Sunday PM- Decided since Strava is doing their ‘MyMile’ challenge and to put in my bid for some fly running kicks I would attempt a PR at the mile distance. And I did it! It was about 90 degrees out and I don’t know how but somehow I managed. It felt good to knock it out. Especially after running all of these ultras…it’s nice to know I still have some speed on my legs.

I also did a little grocery shopping…peaches just smell so fantastic this time of year.

And there you have it!

How was your week in running last week? How was your weekend?

Weekly Running Report.

Hope you all had an amazing weekend and were able to get in some fun in the sun! Let’s recap some of last week’s running. I bumped it back up with a grand total of 70.4 miles last week! On to the recap.

Monday- Post marathon recovery day after my PR at Rock n Roll San Diego. Didn’t do much but stretching on this day since I was traveling. It was quite nice.

Tuesday- Back home, 10.01 miles at a very slowish pace on my day off. Nice and easy recovery running…motion is lotion, as they say.

Wednesday AM- 8.10 lunchtime miles in the shade. I’ll take every little bit of shade that I can get since it is heating up outside. But I’m kind of starting to love the balmy weather.

Wednesday PM- 3.02 miles since I got off work fairly early. Just killing a little time in the evening. Felt good to get back to running twice a day.

Thursday AM- 10.08 miles with the Irving Running Club crew. Talk about a pretty sunrise. I am in love. It was nice and cool and breezy that morning too.

Thursday PM- 2.02 warm up miles, 7:50 pace before teaching a class at the gym. Waking the legs up from the work day.

Friday AM- 7.02 morning miles. It felt kind of odd to run on Friday since this is usually my day off but since I took off on Monday I thought I would run. We had a wild Texas storm come through towards the end of this run so the last mile was done literally in circles in the parking garage. HA. Gotta love that.

Friday PM- 4.02 miles after work. Usually my Fridays are pretty tame so I got my nails done and then did some sunset running in the park.

Saturday- 16.11 early miles with Tracy. It was fun running with my buddy again and catching up. We always have the best girl talk that is for sure. 

Sunday- 10.02 solo miles at White Rock Lake. I did this run in the afternoon and it was fairly warm out so I was surprised to see so many folks out and about. Little kiddos selling lemonade and treats, sailboats, bikers and just causal walkers. Great people watching situation.

Of course, running is always the icing on the cake when there’s brunch involved on that same day. Avocado and eggs for the win.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? What did you do?
Running, party on Saturday night, brunch, and lots of sunshine.

New PR! Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon 2017 Recap.

Happy Global Running Day!! You guys, this week has been quite the whirlwind. But I am back from my long weekend in beautiful San Diego, California! I almost did not want to come back to Dallas because I was having so much fun. Anyway, let’s recap the marathon a bit, shall we?

I flew into San Diego on Saturday and immediately made my way to the expo to get my goodies. Of course I had to stop at the Brooks Running center to check out the latest and greatest in running gear.

I even ran into my homeboy Meb, fantastic super human Olympian! I met him in Dallas at a UCan event years ago so it was great to hang with him again for a bit.

And alas my running blogger boos Fallon and Mai! We have been reading each others blogs for a while now so it was so great to run into them. Hashtag I’m kind of jealous that they are originally from California and get to run here all of the time.

The next morning I got my bib on and made my way out to Balboa Park. It was a 6:15 a.m. start which is pretty early but with the time change I was wide awake and ready to get going.

I started things off just running by feel, since honestly I did not know what to expect with this race. As most of you know I just ran the 50 miler a few short weeks ago, and have been keeping my weekly mileage fairly high. I knew for sure I was in better shape than when I ran this same marathon last year. So I expected to hopefully have a faster time than last year. But as far as a legit PR, I was doubtful. The full marathon course is tough, going up an intense hill at mile 23 that is basically relentless. A lot of people choose the half over the 26.2 distance for this race because of that very hill. But, I was ready to take on the challenge since I’ve been doing lots of hill training.

The first half of the race I ran pretty conservatively, finishing at the half mark at 1:49 and some change. After the half mark there are some elevation changes and eventually we end up in Mission Bay, which is a great view of the beach and lots of folks out there to cheer us on. I was starting to feel tired around this point which was after mile 18 or so but I kept on trucking because I knew that giant hill up the highway was coming.

On the highway lots of folks start walking but I just kept my head down and knew it would be over soon. Then the course kind of does a bit of a downhill on back into downtown. Lots of spectators here. I looked down at my watch and saw that I had plenty of time and I was actually going to PR. What a thrill that was! I was definitely not expecting to run my fastest ever marathon on this course. Hallelujah. All of the blood sweat and tears is paying off.

3:45:40 finish, 8:37 pace, feeling good feeling great. On a hard ass course! Hey buddy, I will take it.

Celebration with wine was definitely in order. Cheers to life.

How was your weekend? What are you looking forward to this upcoming weekend?
Pool time, some hot runs in the sun and catching up with friends. Bring on summer.

Weekly Running Report.

Hey friends! Hope you had a marvelous long weekend. I am definitely looking forward to a rather short work week leading up to the Rock n Roll San Diego marathon (26.2 number 26!) next Sunday! So looking forward to this race-cation and going back to Cali to get away for a bit.

Let’s recap some of last week’s miles, shall we?

Monday AM- 7.27 miles at lunch time. Hot and humid miles with lots of shade. I am discovering new trails and hidden pathways along my route and I kind of love it.

Monday PM- 3.02 miles, 7:39 pace. Warm up before teaching a class at the gym. Uneventful. Sweaty, but pretty uneventful nonetheless.

Tuesday AM- 10.21 miles with the Irving Running Club. Of course I do a few miles with them and then some on my own. I really haven’t tapered much for this upcoming marathon simply because I don’t really care or want to. Clearly. Hashtag ultrarunners run marathons too.

Tuesday PM- Another 3.02 mile warm up before the gym. Honestly it helps me to get a quick run in before teaching classes because I simply am tired from the work day and it perks me up. I love it.

Wednesday AM- 8.02 miles again at lunch. Kept it around an hour so working on pushing it a bit in the heat.

Wednesday PM- 5.05 miles in the evening with a beautiful butterfly sighting at the end of my route.

Thursday AM- Ran with the club again. I love being able to get 10.07 miles in before 7 a.m.

Thursday PM- 3.03 miles before the gym. Not much else to say about that.

Friday- REST DAY. A legit one. Yes, I was on a running streak there for a bit but since I teach classes at the gym I really crave at least 1 day off.

Saturday- 14.02 miles at White Rock Lake. I slept in and started extra late so the humidity was off the charts. Good run though and despite it being nearly 90 degrees I kept it at an 8 something minute pace.

Sunday- 7.10 Sunday funday runday miles before celebrating my homegirl Tracy’s birthday. Sushi, vino and some poolside chillin the next day. Perfect weekend for the pool for sure.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? What did you do?

Weekly Running Report.

Hi there! How was your weekend? Hope you were able to get in some fun in the sun!! I’m here to recap last week’s mileage – 71.7 miles of running last week! This is a bit of a step back in weekly miles lately, but I still managed to get some strong runs in! Let’s review.

Monday AM- 7.11 lunchtime miles in the straight up sunshine. It has been getting super warm lately but there is just something about getting a good run in during the workday. The gym is next door so I pop in the shower real quick after and head back.

Tuesday AM- 10.06 miles with the Irving Running Club crew. Fairly uneventful run and my legs were still tired from the Hachie 50. But I got it in.

Tuesday PM- 3.02 miles at a 7:45 pace before teaching a class at the gym. Somehow my legs woke up during the day and I had a bit left in the tank.

Wednesday AM- 10.22 morning miles with the bae. He did a shorter run then I did the rest on my own. Love running through the trees out in my ‘hood.

Wednesday PM- 2.21 miles shaking the legs out from the work day. It was hot out and pretty much all I had time for but it felt good to wake the legs up.

Thursday AM- 11.01 miles at the early bird club run. Lots of fun girl talk with the ladies that join us in the morning. Usually the guys just run off when we start gossiping. HA. Love my IRC crew.

Thursday PM- 3.02 miles since I had some time to kill before the gym. Again, pretty uneventful and pretty hot. I did have some amazing tunes to rock out to thanks to Spotify.

Friday- REST DAY. Took a half day to help hottie man friend pick out his new car. Gotta love a fly new ride and that new car smell.

Saturday- 15.02 miles, 8:47 pace. Me and hottie man friend went out to White Rock Lake for a long run. He did a few miles with me and that helped time go by a lot faster. We made it just in time for a little post run yoga.

Post long run eats. Turkey burgers and roasted taters and veggies. Cooking with the bae is the best. I see a spin off blog coming.

Sunday- 10.07 miles before celebrating mama’s day with this beautiful lady!

We did brunch and then jetted off to the Dallas Arboretum.

Awesome day.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Any new songs I need to be running to?

Weekly Running Report.

Hi there! Hope you had a terrific weekend. I am here to recap last week’s mileage with you! I’ve got a few items up my sleeve ultrarunning wise so training has really been on point as of late. I put in whopping a total of 90.7 miles last week! Let’s recap it, shall we?

Monday AM- I was actually in Galveston on Monday morning after this race so me and my homegirl Tracy ran 6.02 miles before getting back on the road. Beautiful running along the beach is my absolute fave.

Monday PM- 4.11 miles back in Dallas. It was a nice way to wind down from the weekend and I was pretty spent and went to bed pretty early after that.

Tuesday- 8.11 lunchtime miles. It was pretty warm and fairly humid as per usual this time of year in Texas. I like to push myself through the heat though. It’s great not only physically but mentally to run sometimes in such conditions.

Wednesday- My 33.02 mile birthday run! I took the day off from work on my birthday and went to White Rock Lake after the morning rain. Just rocking out to my music and doing some people watching. There were lots of mamas out with running strollers and such since it’s in a beautiful part of Dallas. I also saw a man walking his dog AND his pig at the same time. I can’t make this stuff up, ya’ll.

Thursday- 10.01 miles in the morning with the run club. I did a few miles with them then the rest on my own.

Thursday PM- I had time to kill before I taught an evening class at the gym. 2.21 miles just warming the legs up after a long day at the 9 to 5.

Friday- REST DAY. A much needed one, clearly.

Saturday- 16.10 miles with Tracy. It was 100% humidity and we were both kind of dragging but it got done.

Sunday- 11.12 windy recovery miles with my neighbor Scott. Scott is a pretty interesting guy who is also my neighbor and he’s thru hiked both the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. You know, like that lady off of ‘Wild’? Talk about goals right there. He’s also a badass runner. And a cook. Sweet potato skillet with grass-fed organic meat and peppers and veggies. We had brunch and I borrowed a book from his library. I’ve been meaning to read this one.

And there you have it!

How was your week in running last week?