Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday to ya! I am taking a bit of a break from quarantine and chill to share last week’s miles with ya! I have been maintaining what I would like to call ‘sanity miles’ during this time of canceled and postponed races. I’ve thought about doing some virtual races but of course my 36 mile birthday run is in April. If you’re new to my blog you can catch up on me running my age here. And here. And here!! Yes, so happy birthday month to me in a couple of days.

Let’s see how last week’s running went down!

Monday- I actually took PTO time from work on this day to catch up on cleaning and such around the house. So this rest day was quite lovely. I honestly do feel like I should get some workout points for the spring cleaning though. Cuz that can be quite the calorie burner.

Tuesday- 7.13 miles in the evening doing some people watching. I actually ended up thinking I locked my keys in my car this day when in reality I DROPPED them during the run. Went back along the same route (Tuesday and Wednesday) looking for them. No dice. So yeah. Had to get the car key re-made (I already used the spare). Not super happy about that. But hey it happens and life goes on.

Wednesday- 4.22 miles on a very balmy day. Found some shade to make it all better.

Thursday- 10.03 miles after work which was absolutely lovely. Kinda on purpose got lost on this run and found a great route with a few rolling hills.

Friday- 7.22 miles with a faster finish. Needed that.

Saturday- 12.03 mile run in the hood. Just relaxed miles enjoying the view.

Sunday- REST DAY. Compression socks and wine for the win.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? What did you do?!
I’ve been staying in touch with a lot of folks via video chats and such. I talked to my best college girlfriend (who lives in Maryland) for almost 2 hours Saturday.

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there! Happy new week and I hope you all are staying happy and healthy! Let’s recap and review some miles– and see how it all went down.

Monday- 5.22 miles in the evening while doing some people watching. And social distancing, of course! Thankfully running has been so therapeutic to me going through all of this. I also found out this week (sadly) that my annual Hachie 50 mile race was postponed. All good though– but hey the miles MUST go on, am I right?! I will say I took the week mileage down quite a tad with the sad news. Giving your mind and body a break can certainly be the best for a time. After so many consistent high mileage weeks training for ultras I certainly have been needing it.

But hey, keeping fit and focused remains to be the NAME of the GAME. So we all don’t become a victim of gaining the COVID 19. (“freshman 15” joke was intended there – insert laugh track please.)

Tuesday AM- 4.11 miles at lunch time. The weather down in Texas has been perfectly splendid actually for running. Woohoo for that.

Tuesday PM-3.22 miles to get in double run day miles for the day. Faster finish is always nice.

Wednesday AM- 4.32 miles for a very lovely lunch run. We had a bit of springtime rain and then the clouds came out.

Wednesday PM- 3.32 miles – another double run day. Gotta get it in where it fits in.

Thursday AM- Lunch miles were pretty popular this week! The sunshine just puts a whole new joy into my day. 4.13 miles complete.

Thursday PM- 6.32 miles and smiles. Relaxed run to get in over 10.4 something miles for the day. Plus this sweet rainbow for the win.

Friday- 10.12 miles on Friday! It felt good to get out for just a little bit longer.

Saturday and Sunday- REST DAYS. So much needed. Got to kick the feet up in proper fashion.

And there you have it!

How are you dealing with the crazy lately? What are things that are bringing you comfort and peace at this time?!
Running, sunshine, prayer and wine.

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy Monday! Hope all is well in your world. It’s about time we recap some miles and smiles!!  I tell you what I am loving bluebonnet season and spring time weather down in Texas. Makes for some (a little humid) but great times for running.

At this point I know they are canceling races and events all over the world due to the Corona but hey! I am still holding on to a little bit of hope for my annual 50 mile race in May. We shall see how things go.

This week was a bit of a cutback week which was lovely! Plus included a much needed REST DAY after run streaking and running higher-ish mileage for over a month. So woohoo for that.

Monday- 5.32 miles in the ‘hood after the super long work day. I am loving the extra daylight in the evenings! Relaxed miles and felt faster towards the end. Running in the evenings also helps me recover from the long run weekends so love that.

Tuesday AM- 5.02 lunch miles to get away and breathe a bit from the work day. I found a great wam bam thank you mam route near work and it is super close to the gym that I also work at so I can shower, run and go.

Tuesday PM- 2.20 miles after teaching spin at the gym. Got some faster miles in after getting off the bike which was much needed.

Wednesday AM- 7.31 miles in the morning with the most glorious sunrise. Legs were tired that morning after a triple threat Tuesday but it got done.

Wednesday PM- 3.32 miles in the evening, Double run day running with a faster finish.

Thursday AM- 7.12 miles back with the breakfast run club. Running on some tired legs for sure but added some hills for good measure.

Thursday PM- 2.22 miles in the afternoon before the gym. Also did some working from home on this day so it was nice to get out there and get my runs in a little earlier.

Friday AM- 4.22 miles at lunch with glorious spring time blooms.

Friday PM- 3.32 evening progression miles before long run Saturday. I normally don’t do double days on Fridays but loving the weather just a little too much.

Saturday- Long run Saturday miles with WRRC. 16.11 hilly miles followed by a mimosa or three.

Sunday- Hello REST DAY. Nice to see ya. Let’s be friends with benefits.

And there ya have it!

How’s your running going? Anyone working from home?! Cancelled races? Share your RANTS with me!
I want to exclusively work from home right about now. But for now I’ll just keep washing my hands OCD style.

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I’m here to recap some weekly miles, of course!! Things have been going great here, I’m feeling better this week and keeping the miles up! This race will be here before you know it. Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday- Evening miles to de-stress from the crazy busy Monday. Always nice. I decided to get some active recovery miles in after doing some run streaking lately! 4.22 miles (basically a rest day) doing some people watching.

Tuesday AM- 6.32 miles in the morning, still running easy and doing some time on my feet miles. Picked up the pace a bit towards the end.

Tuesday PM- 2.22 miles after teaching spin class at the gym. Cooling things down.

Wednesday AM- 5.31 miles. Singing in the rain and running in the rain.

Wednesday PM- Double run day miles in for the day. 3.32 miles on the lake.

Thursday AM- Back with the breakfast run club crew. I always look forward to this run too since I do a lot of runs lately solo. 7.32 miles with a bit of a lovely sunrise. Trees starting to bloom all around.

Thursday PM- 2.04 miles after teaching class at the gym. It felt good to move a little faster after doing all of these ‘time on my feet’ runs lately.

Friday- Relaxed 5.12 mile run before long run Saturday. Honestly was not feeling it but it got done.

Saturday- 20.11 miles with the weekend run club, started with them and then finished solo! Gosh it feels REALLY good to getting back up these longer runs on the weekends. Felt good the entire time too. Back at it.

Sunday- 4.21 Sunday funday runday miles to get the run streaking in for the week. Woohoo for 7 days straight of running.

And there you have it! Another 60+ mile week for the win.

How was your weekend!? Protecting yourself with all of the coronavirus stuff going around?!

I wash my hands probably every 30 seconds lately.

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy Monday to ya! I’m here to recap some miles from last week!! The weather lately in Texas has been quite lovely for some patio action and of course RUNNING! I was able to get in just over 61 miles in last week.

Finally starting to feel back like my “higher mileage” running self after 3 straight 60+ mile weeks. So woohoo for that.

Let’s see how it all went down!

Monday- 5.12 sunset miles. Honestly I’ve been loving my Monday evening miles, just de-stressing from the usual busy start of the work week. Relaxed recovery miles for sure.

Tuesday AM- 7.22 miles in the neighborhood. It was a great run and finally felt like I could pick up the pace a bit. And it was quite a peaceful morning until I ran into this strange (previously naked) man who likes to roam around the lake again.

Does anyone remember when I posted about this a while ago?! Well apparently he was arrested and then released and is back to his scantily clad ways. This time when I saw him he was wearing a few more clothes.

Should I report him? This time, like I said he was wearing clothes. Daisy dukes and thigh high stockings. But, same guy! Maybe he just has a fetish? He doesn’t seem to bother anyone. I don’t know.

I mean – people are even talking about him on my next door app? Crazy.

Tuesday PM- 2.23 miles after teaching class at the gym. Just getting in some double run day miles in for the day. NO scantily clad man sightings…in the evening.

Wednesday AM- 4.32 miles in the morning with crazy wind but made it happen. Not sure why I always insist on running on the lake when it is windy. But got it done.

Wednesday PM- 3.23 miles watching the sunset and winding down from the work day. Nice-ish sorta progression miles. I’ve been doing a lot of (super slow) time on my feet runs lately so it was nice to push it a bit. 2nd run of the day.

Thursday- 8.03 miles with rolling hills for good measure. Back to running in the mornings super early again. Zero dark thirty with the breakfast run club.

Friday- 10.20 miles! Felt good to get back to my Friday 10 milers. Really good. Just listening to my jams and rocking out to the tune of the sunrise.

Saturday- I had some allergy stuff going on (the allergy forecast down here has been insane lately) so made sure to take it easy on this 16.03 mile run. Slowly building myself back up on the weekends. But ran faster Saturday and got in two double digit back to back days. Yay for that.

Sunday- Sorta active recovery/rest type of day. Still run streakin. 5.12 recovery miles done.

Plus brunch for good measure. Shared some steak and eggs for the win.

And there you have it!

P.S. 247 miles in the month of February – 41 hours of running. Feeling good feeling great. 

Share your runs/weekend fun with me!

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy Monday! Hope you have a productive and fun week ahead. I’m here to recap last week’s miles! I was able to get in a little over 60 miles total last week. It has been a great time to slowly get my miles back up as I train for my next ultra!

Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday- 5.32 miles in the evening, doing some people watching and enjoying the sunset. Nice recovery miles for sure.

Tuesday AM- 4.22 miles at lunch time when the sun finally came out to play. I’m loving lunch runs as of late. It’s nice to shake things up and change the ho hum routine.

Tuesday PM- A little 2.23 mile cool down after teaching a class at the gym.

Wednesday AM- 5.32 miles in the morning getting the day cranked up. Picked up the pace a bit towards the end.

Wednesday PM- Double run day miles. 3.23 miles in the rain was quite peaceful.

Thursday AM- 7.32 miles with the breakfast run club. Felt good to be back with the crew at zero dark thirty. Did a few hills for good measure.

Thursday PM- Cool down after teaching spin. 3.03 miles to get in over 10.3 for the day.

Friday- 5.12 miles on a fun Friday. Nice progression miles.

Saturday- 16.38 miles getting it in. Started early and then linked up with the fun crew. Long run Saturdays are the best.

Sunday- 8.03 miles on Sunday funday runday. With mimosas immediately after.

Plus I celebrated my dear friend, Jenna’s 30th birthday! She’s an awesome blogger and real life friend! Go over there and give her some well wishes.

And there you have it!

How’s your running going? Do you have any fall marathons picked out yet?
I’m going to run my 50 miler first then get back to ya. I keep getting distracted by ultras.

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy Monday! Let’s recap some miles from last week! I am slowly ramping the weekly miles back up for upcoming races. I was able to get in just over 60 miles of running last week! Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday- 5.13 miles to unwind after the long work day. Great way to ease on into the week.

Tuesday AM- 4.23 lunch time miles waiting on a storm to pass. Of course we had up and down gloomy weather again. Typical for this time of year in Texas. But it felt good to get out of the office and breathe a bit. A little bit of a faster finish was nice too.

Tuesday PM- 3.25 miles, cooling down after teaching a spin class in the evening. Nice double run day miles for the day.

Wednesday- 8.12 sunset miles which was lovely. Again we had a storm pass then the sun started peeking out in the afternoon and I could not have been happier. This was a day that I honestly could have kept going for miles and miles enjoying the evening breeze.

Thursday AM- Back with the breakfast run club crew! It is a bit of an off season for some of the runners but others are gearing up for races like Boston and etc. But I always enjoy running with the crew. 7.32 miles done.

Thursday PM- 2.22 cool down miles again after teaching a class at the gym.

Friday AM- 5.32 miles and we’ve had some amazing sunrises lately on Fridays. This one made my soul quite happy.

Friday PM- Went for a quick mini run with a friend just to catch up on life and such. 3.02 miles plus the most delicious cheeseburger and mashed potatoes in life.

Saturday- Running with the WRRC crew. 16.22 miles and some fly kicks.

Sunday- Woohoo a RUN STREAK week! 5.31 Sunday funday runday miles finito.

And there you have it!

Oh yes, and it is official. Hachie 50 miler I am so coming for ya. Can’t wait to run 50 miler number 6. Whoa.

How was your weekend?! Any delicious Valentine’s Day eats?

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy Monday! Let’s recap some miles and smiles from last week, shall we? I’m ramping things back up for a fun spring filled with race fun! Right now I have a trail marathon as well as another ULTRA on the horizon. I definitely can’t wait for some springtime running! Spring without a doubt my most favorite time of year to ramp things up and get it in.

Let’s see how it all went down!

Monday- 4.22 miles just getting the legs moving again after the weekend of running. I’ve been moving my rest days to Sundays now and that has really worked out. It definitely has helped with recovery and makes me really want to get going with the busy week ahead full of running + teaching classes at the gym.

Tuesday AM- Last week it was a bit gloomy most of the week as well as chilly so I did some lunch running in the sunshine. 4.31 miles and finished feeling strong.

Tuesday PM- 2.23 miles after teaching class at the gym. Pretty uneventful just getting in a bit of a double run day. I really did feel stronger though pace wise this week after my ultra trail race. Those races usually leave me feeling wrecked for a while especially with all of the rocks, roots and climbing. But glad I recovered fairly fast.

Wednesday- 5.30 miles after work. Dark and gloomy out still but it got done.

Thursday AM- 5.32 miles in the morning when the sun finally decided it wanted to come out to play. It ended up being a gorgeous morning. Sunrise runs = happy Chelsea.

Thursday PM- 2.05 miles after teaching spin. A bit of a cool down run and then double run day miles for the day.

Friday- 7.11 relaxed miles before long run Saturday. This sky was quite lovely.

Saturday- 20.21 miles to kick off the weekend! I ran with a few faster folks too so got some solid miles in. Definitely pumped me up…still got it I guess.

Sunday- REST DAY. A much needed one after a long week.

And there you have it!

How’s your running going?! Any spring races coming up?

Weekly Running Report.

Hey friends and happy Monday! Hope you had an amazing weekend! I’m here to recap some miles from last week. I’ve been recovering from my last ULTRA trail race but was able to get in some good miles in during my recovery week! Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday- 3.22 miles in the evening, getting the legs moving post ultra. Honestly the beginning of the week last week was tough but I finally felt like I wanted to move after taking the day after the race off. Motion is lotion, baby.

Tuesday AM- 4.03 miles, back to doing some morning running. It has been nice to change things up though and run during different times of the day.

Tuesday PM- 3.03 miles in the evening, just doing some people watching. I started feeling faster during this run towards the end so that was nice. I also started getting back to teaching my spin classes and that always wakes my legs up after a race and makes them recover faster.

Wednesday- 4.22 miles after work, enjoying the sunset and feeling back to myself again.

Thursday- 3.31 miles in the afternoon before teaching a class at the gym. Enjoying some Texas sunshine.

Friday- 5.26 miles in the morning. Miles for breakfast does a body good.

Saturday AM- Back to running with the WRRC! I wasn’t sure how I would feel but I decided to do a little over 16 miles with a stunning sunrise. Feeling good feeling great.

Saturday PM- 3.30 miles in the late afternoon since the weather was absolutely on point. I just did an out and back because I wanted to run on a trail I hadn’t run on in a while. So over 19 miles total for the day.

Sunday- REST DAY. Homemade guacamole and healthy-ish homemade brownies from the win. I can’t take credit for preparing but I did partake.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend?! Did you eat any yummy super bowl foods?!

Weekly Running Report.

Hi there and happy Monday! This has been a busy day already (gotta work on MLK day, how lovely!) but I’m here to recap some miles from last week! Let’s get right to it.

I scaled back the miles a bit last week in order to prepare for my next ULTRA – the Running the Rose 54k in East Texas! Can’t wait to be among the tall piney trees!! It’s like running in a woodsy wonderland.

Monday- 5.13 evening miles while doing some people watching. I’ve been loving my evening runs lately and just switching things up in general. GOTTA KEEP IT SPICY. Haha someone recently made fun of me calling running ‘spicy’ but you know what it is one of my many ‘Chelsea-isms’ – just roll with it.

Tuesday AM- 7.32 miles with a few rolling hills thrown in there for good measure. Hashtag miles for breakfast.

Tuesday PM- 2.23 miles after teaching spin class. It was a mini cool down run since I had energy left. Fun getting that double run day in.

Wednesday AM- 4.32 miles before a busy day! Sometimes you’ve gotta get it in where it fits in.

Wednesday PM- 3.22 dark evening miles, felt good to get the legs moving again after the long work day. Plus the weather was pretty great. Pleasant temperatures in January are my jam.

Thursday AM- Of course once we have a stretch of good weather in true Texas fashion here come the storms. We had a lightning storm that started towards the end of my run but still got it in. 6.31 miles done.

Thursday PM- 2.01 miles after teaching a class at the gym. Out and back on the lake.

Friday- 5.21 miles with some thick humidity. I am never a big fan of humidity so relaxed miles but it got done.

Saturday- Back with the WRRC gang! 12 miles turned into 13.3. Funny how that happens. Time flies when you’re having fun.

Sunday- REST DAY. Much needed and a fun weekend fueled with good eats with friends. Rice bowl with egg and avocado for the win.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Are you gearing up for any races?