Weekly Running Report.

Hiya there!! And happy very Happy Monday to you. I’m here to recap some of last week’s miles with you. I was able to get in just over 70 miles of runnin’ and gunnin’. Actually I’m not sure if gunnin’ fits in this dialogue but it sounded cute so let’s just go with it.

Let’s review and see how it all went down!!

Monday AM- 7.12 lunchtime miles, nice little de-stess time during the busy work day. The sun was out a lot last week but temps started getting pretty chilly towards the end of the week. The beginning of the week was quite nice though.

Monday PM- 3.22 miles before teaching a class at the gym. I like teaching on Mondays at the ‘FANCY GYM’ because it is a 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport location so they’ve got the beautiful clean sauna, hot tub and all of the latest and greatest in workout equipment. So I love to sit in the hot sauna after a workout especially on a chilly day.

Tuesday AM- 10.37 miles with my breakfast club crew. Very early miles at that. Always feels good to knock it out.

Tuesday PM- 3.33 twilight miles in the evening after the work day. And oh yeah, AND after happy hour. No shame.

Wednesday AM- 6.32 miles around the lake and I was totally not feeling it that day. But I did it anyway.

Wednesday PM- 4.22 miles at lunch to hit my numbers for the day. I was gunning for double digits on double run day.

Thursday- 6.31 miles in the pitch black dark, about 8 pm. I will be happy when we get more daylight in the evenings.

Friday- REST DAY

Saturday- 17.3 mile long run with the WRRC crew, 8:39 overall pace. I’m counting down the days till my next 50k!! I will be pacing the race this time instead of actually racing it but still need to get my training in. It will be a good time and I love being a pacer.

After the run I celebrated this beautiful girl’s birthday. She is my new BFF and sister/look alike.

Sunday- 12.17 miles along the beautiful canals in Valley Ranch. This was actually a good run and I got some good hill work in. Great time to gather my thoughts and the sun came out to play a bit even though it was a little chilly.

And I ended the day at my mama’s house. She made a turkey and cabbage soup in the crockpot along with cornbread which was super delicious on a 30 degree day.

There you have it!

How was your weekend? What did you do?

Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday to ya! Hope you had an awesome weekend!! I’m here to recap some miles from last week! I was able to squeeze in just over 77 miles of running for the week. Let’s recap and see how it all went down!

Monday AM- Lunchtime run, 5.23 miles of sunshine. For the most part temps were very mild in the daytime…a tad chilly in the morning then the sun came out in full force. Typical for Texas in the winter. I was loving it.

Monday PM- 5.03 miles before teaching a class at the gym.

Tuesday AM- 10.12 miles with my headlamp brigade. Yes, we get up early, run together in the dark, then enjoy some coffee after. Love my little morning crew.

Tuesday PM- 3.22 miles, just shaking the legs out from the long work day at the 9 to 5.

Wednesday AM- 7.12 early morning solo miles…all before a 7 AM dentist appointment.

Wednesday PM- 6.3 miles with WRRC. Gotta love hump day happy hour miles.

Thursday AM- 11.23 miles back with the run club. I started off running with them and then ran until sunrise.

Thursday PM- Getting in a few quick strides after teaching spin class at gym. 2.2 miles done 7:48 pace.

Friday- REST DAY

Saturday- 22.25 miles in the ‘hood. I ran through the parks and by the golf course, the sunrise was absolutely beautiful.

Saturday night I drove down south to the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile race to do some volunteering. It was so FUN to be on the other side of this race (as I ran the 100 miler last year), providing fuel and aid to all of the runners! And of course, helping all of the runners get through the LONG night. It rained off and on all day and the trails ended up being kind of yucky. Which made for a rough day and night, but we had several folks get though it without quitting! I am so proud of everyone out there who totally dominated the course.

Sunday- 4.35 quick sunset miles to hit my numbers for the week. What a wild, fun weekend. I didn’t watch too much of the super bowl but definitely heard about the Kevin Hart antics after the Eagles won. Freaking hilarious.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Did your TEAM win the Super Bowl or nah?!
I did not have a dog in the fight but kinda happy to see the Eagles get a win.

Weekly Running Report.

How was your weekend?! Mine was both relaxing and productive! It is time to recap some miles!! I am ramping things up for some upcoming races (and also a 50k ultra that I’m pacing at the END of February.) I was able to get in 85.6 miles of running last week! Let’s review and see how it all went down.

Monday AM- 7.12 miles and all smiles. Always love running on my lunch hour. Weather in Dallas the last 2 weeks has actually been quite beautiful – temps in the 50s and 60s just about everyday.

Monday PM- 3.22 miles before teaching a class at the gym. I threw some speedy strides in there for good measure.

Tuesday AM- 8.23 miles with my early morning buds. It’s always good conversation and we throw some hills in at the end. Hills are definitely speedwork in disguise. There are a few hills in my hood that I love to hate but in the end it is all worth it.

Tuesday PM- This run was technically not PM, lol but we will just say that it was. Clearly I was feeling spunky and ended up doing a lunch run. 4.13 miles done.

Wednesday AM- 10.07 solo miles. Of course the sunrise was absolutely beautiful. Heaven.

Wednesday PM- Happy hour run with WRRC. 6.25 miles with an ice cold adult beverage after.

Thursday- 8.24 way too early miles with the run club. Still half asleep.

Friday- Run streak week. Typically my rest day but I ran on this morning. 5.1 miles still feels like a bit of a rest day at this point.

Saturday- 20.03 miles back with the run co-cop. We did some running in the rain & hung out at the Taco Joint after and it was too much fun.

Sunday AM- 5.23 mile Sunday funday morning on the trails.

Sunday PM- 8.03 miles with my girl Ann!! I have known her for a few years and she is one of my true blue running buds. So good to get back on the roads with her again and catch up over some miles.

There you have it!

And, just for giggles, let’s throw a Blue Ivy gif in there!! Did anyone watch the Grammy’s last night? I’m hearing her sassiness on the front row was just awesome.

Hey runners – tell me about your training lately? The good, the bad, the ugly!!

Weekly Running Report.

Well hello there! Happy beautiful Monday to you. I am here to recap some miles from last week – just over 70 miles of running to be exact! Hope you had a lovely weekend. Let’s take a look at how it all went down.

Monday- 7.22 miles after running Rock n Roll Arizona. The legs were stiff after being on a jet plane and I needed to get them moving again! So it was slow, low key, lovely miles. It was super chilly in the beginning of last week and quickly warmed up.

Tuesday AM- 4.12 miles at lunch time. Much needed stress relief break in the middle of the work day.

Tuesday PM- 4.22 evening miles after teaching a class at the gym.

Wednesday AM- The weather was starting to warm up and I was LOVING the sunshine. 4.62 miles done. Back on my double run day game.

Wednesday PM- 5.03 miles on hump day in the hood. Doing some people watching while watching the sunset on the lake.

Thursday AM- Back with my Irving Running Club morning crew! 10.04 miles complete.

Thursday PM- 5.03 miles getting the legs moving after the long work day. Obviously I was feeling spunky. AND trying to hit some numbers before rest day.

Friday- REST DAY

Saturday- I ran the Knob Hills trail 25k with some trail running buds! Really I ran this race to support my homies over at the Denton Area Running Club. Great race and the trail is both challenging and FUN. I loved being back out on the trails again after doing so much road racing in the last few months. And the icing on the cake – a new 25k TRAIL PR!! Woot woot.

You’ve gotta love the trail race swag. They gave us sweet trucker hats and love the wooden painted medals.

Sunday (early) AM- 10.2 easy early road miles in Valley Ranch makes my soul happy.

Sunday AM- 4.1 Sunday funday runday trail miles with these lovelies. Coffee and good eats after. Love love.

And there you have it!

Oh and it would not have been Sunday without a little vino. Don’t you love my wine glass? Run Chelsea Run.

Have a great week!!

Tell me 3 best things about your weekend!

Weekly Running Report.

So I’m clearly behind on blog posts this week. Hope you all are having a fantastic Tuesday so far!! I’m here to recap my 70.6 miles of running last week, which included a trip to PHX for the Rock n Roll Arizona marathon! Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday AM- 7.32 lunchtime miles. The weather was actually pretty glorious in Texas. We had plenty of sunshine, especially in the afternoons. Love it.

Monday PM- Quick 3.25 mile warm up before the gym since I had time to kill before 6:30 pm. Getting the legs moving after the long work day.

Tuesday- 10.22 miles with my breakfast club run crew. Running so early + coffee after. Match made in heaven.

Wednesday AM- 7.12 lunchtime miles once again. Love that little break in the work day. Then hit the next door gym, quick wash up and back to work.

Wednesday PM- 4.06 miles with a neighbor. YES I am trying to formulate my own mini running club right on the lake since I have a few friends that live right around me. And well, the ones who don’t run, can just join us for happy hour. LOL.

Thursday- 8.23 miles with IRC. Last big run before my impromptu race weekend.

Friday- Quick 4.12 mile run, getting the kinks out before I had to fly on a jet plane.

Saturday- REST DAY. I traveled in the morning and made it to Phoenix for the sunshine. Thanks to Brooks Running I was able to score a last minute comped entry to this race. So I TOTALLY ran it for a fun destination RACE-cation. No expectations but to just go out there and have a great time. And that I did.

Sunday- Race day! 26.31 miles done, 3:53:35 finish time. One of my fastest times to date out of 28 marathons and of course a sub 4, in HOT temps at the end! I tell you what it felt so good to be in those flip flops after. It was a balmy race with no shade really in the back half but still had a lovely time. You cannot beat 80 degrees in January.

I did a little mingling with strangers and some bar hopping before hopping back on the plane on Monday. Love it love it. I think I’l be back for this race, perhaps to run the half since it got hot later on in the race. But beautiful city and love Arizona, I plan on doing some hiking next time. And perhaps I need to find a trail race out here.

Up next, I’ll be running a 25k at Knob Hills this upcoming weekend. Can’t wait to get back on the trails!

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Anyone know of some good desert style trail races in New Mexico or Arizona I should sign up for? I need to explore the southwest!!

Weekly Running Report.

Happy beautiful Monday to you! Hope your week is off to a great start. I am here to recap some miles I was able to get in 75.8 miles of running last week! Let’s take a look and see how it all went down.

Monday- 10.23 miles on New Year’s Day. OMG y’all it was like 2 degrees out. Okay not really, more like 18. I simply don’t know how you folks up north do it. Like 18 degrees was kinda painful to run in. Thankfully it’s few and far between that we get crazy cold temps like that. It took me ALL DAY to thaw out after that run. Also, I purchased some mittens after this run was over. I am now a mitten fan.

Tuesday- 8.32 miles with the early weekday run club. Yes, this is that time of year where we have our lowest attendance. So usually I just run with my 2 die hard runners and then some others show up sometime and do their own thing. Gotta love the die hards during the work week.

Wednesday AM- 7.12 hump day miles in the straight up sunshine. Heaven.

Wednesday PM- 4.05 miles after work. Killing time and enjoying the weather that was starting to improve.

Wednesday PM- TRIPLE run day!! Haha, well kinda. I did some strides after I was done with the 4 miles. .72 miles done at a 6:55 pace. Hell yeah.

Thursday AM- 11.12 run club miles. The weather was dang near perfect on this morning.

Thursday PM- 3.03 mile cool down after teaching class at gym.

Thursday PM- MORE speedy strides. .62 miles done 7:19 pace.

Friday- REST DAY

Saturday- 15.22 miles with the White Rock Running Co-Op. I ran with some new runner gals which was so much fun. The mimosa after was the icing on the cake.

Sunday Early AM- 10.12 early miles in Valley Ranch with some hills thrown in.

Sunday AM- 5.33 miles playtime on the trails with my trail run club. Love exploring and getting off the beaten path.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Did you get some lovely miles in? Is it snowing where you are?

Highs in the 50s and 60s here the next few days. I am loving it.

Weekly Running Report.

Happy 2018!! I hope your year is getting off to an amazing start and you enjoyed the holiday weekend! Let’s recap some miles from the last week of 2017!! I was able to get in just over 87 FUN miles of running last week. Let’s review and see how it all went down!!

Monday- I got in some lovely morning miles on Christmas Day. 8.32 miles done. It was so fun being back to my ‘hood and running along the trails of my hometown! It made me feel all warm and fuzzy and nostalgic inside.

Tuesday- 10.25 miles in the afternoon. Loved having the day after Christmas off and enjoying the sunshine.

Wednesday AM- 8.23 early miles a couple of my run buds. It is becoming more and more CRUCIAL that we have coffee after these chilly runs. And Java Me Up is one thousand times better than Starbucks. Yes, I said it. Love me some local coffee.

Wednesday PM- 4.35 miles killing time before teaching a class at the gym. I went back to work for a couple of days after Christmas which was a tad hectic. Thankfully I had running to keep me sane.

Thursday- 10.03 miles. Getting 10 miles in before the workday is always the icing on the cake.

Friday- I decided to go run streaking the last couple of weeks before the end of the year. Just to get in those last few miles to end the year with a BANG. 4.25 miles done.

Saturday- Last BIG run of 2017!!! 33.55 miles across DFW with some of my favorite run crazies. We literally ran across several cities and had so much fun doing it.

I like to hang around people who are MY KIND OF CRAZY. What can I say.

Sunday AM- 5.25 miles, NYE on the trails with the trail run club. Sometimes I like to break away from the group to admire nature.

Sunday PM- 3.03 mile quick out and back in my ‘hood before straight chillin’ the evening of NYE. Yes, temps seriously dropped that night (wind chill was in the single digits) so it felt good to have a super low key NYE this year.

…and the grand totals are in for my 2017 YEARLY MILEAGE!! 1,494 miles total. Yes, serious beast mode and a fun year of ultrarunning, PRs and new friends. Cheers!!

And there you have it!

How was your NYE?! Did you go out and party or stay low key?

Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday to you!! It is officially 1 week left till Christmas. Have you gotten all of your shopping done yet? Lord knows I still have a lot to do. It is going to be a bit of a busy week!

Let’s backtrack a bit though and recap a bit of last week’s running. I was able to get in over 65 miles post Dallas Marathon!! Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday- 7.32 miles before teaching a class at the gym. It felt so good to get the legs moving again! Things were feeling a bit stiff after 26.2 but loosened up quickly.

Tuesday AM- 10.23 miles with the run club! We got an early start and got it in. Running weather last week was absolute perfection. Temps were in the 40s and 50s.

Tuesday PM- 3.03 miles, getting the legs moving after the long work day. I love me some double run days for sure.

Wednesday AM- 7.22 miles at lunch- running with the sunshine.

Wednesday PM- 4.12 evening miles with my neighbor. You can’t go wrong with running buds that basically live next door! Running friends are the best kinds of friends.

Thursday- 10.12 Irving Running Club miles. Love getting up early for a run with the promise of good coffee after.

Friday- REST DAY

Saturday- 15.35 miles before brunch and a holiday party with my trail running club. I also subbed a class at the gym on this day. Busy busy weekend. I even WON a free race entry to any race of my choice with TROT!! (Trail Running Over Texas if you are wondering what that stands for)

Trail runners know how to party.

Sunday- 8.22 miles in the afternoon. The weather was also perfection with good cloud cover.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Attend any fab holiday parties?!

Weekly Running Report.

Hi, hey and hello! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!! Let’s recap some weekly miles, shall we? I was able to get in just over 71 miles of running last week, including the Rock n Roll San Antonio half marathon! Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday AM- 8.12 miles before the busy work day. Last week was fairly warmer and a tad on the humid side! It kinda felt like springtime which was pleasant. But we are back to some cooler temps this week so I am super pumped for cooler running leading up to this race! Woot woot.

Monday PM- 2.32 miles. Quick warm up before gym.

Tuesday AM- 11.15 miles with the Irving Running Club. I host the early group during the work week. Sometimes it can be hit or miss but lately there have been some stronger runners in the mix. I love me some dedicated morning running peeps.

Tuesday PM- 3.02 evening miles before teaching a spin class. Just warming up the legs after the long day. It has been super dark out after work!! It’s so funny because 6 pm rolls around and it feels like midnight?

Wednesday AM- 8.1 hump day miles. Gotta love solo moving meditation.

Wednesday PM- 3.22 evening miles with some speedy strides thrown in. Felt good to go faster.

Thursday AM- 11.37 run club miles. I started early with one of the gals and we finished up with the group.

Thursday PM- 3.2 quick miles around the park. Had some time to kill.

Friday- Normally my rest day, but since I knew I’d be traveling on Saturday I did a quick run before I hit the road to San Antonio. 7.12 miles done.

Saturday- REST DAY. Road trippin’ to SA! It’s around 4 hours and some change give or take of a drive without crazy traffic. I stayed at the most wonderful AirBnB. I tell you what I have been SO spoiled with AirBnB in the last few trips, I don’t think I’ll ever stay at a hotel again. Fresh Trader Joe’s Coffee and a french press for the win. They know the way to my heart.

Sunday- Race day! Woke up, had some of that incredible coffee and made my way to the Alamodome! Truthfully this race was just a quick tune up for next weekend’s race. (And thanks to Brooks Running for the comped entry) I felt super good the whole way through despite the fact that it rained pretty steadily towards the back half! BMW Dallas Marathon I am ready for you.

13.1 done plus the quarter mile that I ran back to the car. HA. You know I had to record all of it.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Have you stayed at an AirBnB? How did you like it?! 

Weekly Running Report.

Hope you had a long & luxurious Thanksgiving weekend!! Mine was quite wonderful…so much that I almost did not want it to end. But hey, new week and back on that grind! I was able to get some awesome miles in last week. Just over 85 total! Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday AM- 8.12 early solo miles. Again, Mondays are always slow moving after a fun filled weekend but I never regret knocking out some morning miles.

Monday PM- 4.22 miles before the gym. It has been SUPER dark in the evenings! But the ultra runner in me loves running in the darkness. Just a quick warm up before the gym.

Tuesday AM- 11.16 miles with the run club. We had a few mornings last week that were quite chilly and then things warmed up after Thanksgiving. But I absolutely choose chilly miles over anything else for running. It really felt like fall.

Tuesday PM- 2.33 mile warm up before teaching a spin class on some tired legs.

Wednesday AM- 7.23 hump day miles around the lake. I love me some morning people watching.

Wednesday PM- 4.32 miles after the long and busy work day. Hashtag stress relief.

Thursday- 15.35 Thanksgiving miles. I had to get a good burn in before turkey and my version of adult Thanksgiving punch! I made a fantastic concoction with fresh cranberries, sliced pears and apples. So much YUM.

Friday- REST DAY

Saturday AM- 16.11 miles with WRRC. They are some strong runners so I was just trying to keep up. Fantastic long run though I have to say.

Saturday PM- 6.21 easy sunset miles by the lake in the evening.

Sunday- 10.22 miles in the sunshine. The weather was so nice and pleasant out. Perfect patio weather.

How was your weekend and Thanksgiving? Did you make any special dishes?