Weekly Running Report.

Hi there and happy Monday! I’m here to recap some miles from last week. The weekly mileage is getting up there as I train for some upcoming ultra races! I was able to get in 80.7 miles last week. Let’s recap and see how it all went down!

Monday AM- 6.31 miles in the early a.m. I’ve been loving starting my day running with the sunrise on Mondays. It’s always a reflective and chill type of run after doing some long runs on the weekends.
Monday PM- 2.01 mile warm up before teaching spin. Just getting the legs going again after the crazy long work day.
Tuesday- 10.21 miles with some hill repeats thrown in. Miles for breakfast.
Wednesday AM- 8.31 early morning miles, did a loop with run buds then finished the run solo. Last week was almost perfect running weather everyday. Crisp and cool in the mornings with the sun coming out to warm things up a bit. Loved it.
Wednesday PM- Took advantage of the great weather once again with a double run day. 3.31 miles done.
Thursday- 10.02 miles with the early morning run club. It feels good to get back to doing my morning 10 milers. I’m also feeling like some speed is slowly coming back after Brazos Bend 100. Yay for strong legs and recovery.

Also I’ve been enjoying a lot of post run sauna sessions. Great way to warm up after chilly morning runs for sure. Teaching classes at the gym definitely has tons of perks.

Friday- So we had some crazy cold/rainy/windy weather coming in over the weekend. So this long run got pushed to Friday early morning. YES, on a weekday work day morning. Thankfully it was Friday and not a whole lot was going on work wise so I knew I would be alright. A lot of COFFEE was had on this day though. 22.02 miles done.
Saturday- 12.22 miles with freezing rain. Yuck! I am just not a freezing rain/snow kinda gal. Anyway, thankful for run buds that came out to brave the weather with me. Got some back to back double digits in so yay for that. And yay for post run bevvies.

Sunday- 6.32 miles on the lake ending with speedy strides. This felt more like a rest day but happy to hit some numbers for the week.

And there you have it! Looks like I earned some brownie bourbon balls according to Smashrun?!! Haha. Who has the recipe?

Have a great Monday and week!

How’s your running going? What’s in your coffee cup today?
Double shot of espresso.

Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday to ya! Hope you had a great weekend. We are recapping some miles from last week today! I was able to get in 70.6 miles total, so training for upcoming ultra races is coming along well! Let’s recap and see how things went down.

Monday- 4.22 miles after teaching a class at gym. Honestly this was more like a rest day for me, as I was coming off of a pretty high mileage week the previous week. So it just felt good to get the legs moving and get something in.
Tuesday AM- 10.11 miles with the early run crew, some of the group ran track so I warmed up there with a few strides and then finished up my run on some hills.
Tuesday PM- Back to double run days! I did a quick 3.05 mile run in the evening, doing some people watching.
Wednesday PM- 6.31 miles on the lake in the morning. Peaceful and quiet solo miles.
Wednesday PM- 4.02 super relaxed miles after work. Funny story I did this run in FLIP FLOPS. Not something I always do but I left my shoes at home and had some sport sandals in the car. Thankfully it was not too chilly out. Haha, it was kind of silly and fun. Maybe I should get me some official Luna Sandals and make it a thing?
Thursday- 10.33 miles of hills back with the run group. It always feels good to get in a strong double digit run before you start the work day.
Friday- 7.12 miles to kick off the weekend. Nice breezy lake miles.
Saturday- 17.11 miles EARLY morning! I had to sub a class at the gym so I had a 4 a.m. wakeup call for this one. But it got done.
Sunday- 8.33 Sunday fun day miles. Ending with some speedy strides at a 7 something pace.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?
Caught up on some Netflix. Aside from the running I was pretty lazy but loved every minute of it.

Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday! I am back to doing my weekly running reports. Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Here is a quick recap of last week’s miles – which came out to 83.3 miles of running! I have a couple of ultras on the horizon so we are gearing up for some fun. Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday- As most of you know last week was the BIG Dallas to Ft. Worth fun run that I do every year! 33.3 miles. Legs actually held up better than I thought they would. If you missed it you can catch the recap here. I love running crazy long with people as crazy as I am.

Tuesday- 3.02 miles in the evening after teaching a spin class. The next day was definitely recovery just to shake the legs out. I really do feel better after runs like that if I can get the legs going and the blood flowing. Even if the run is short, for me it is better than sitting on my couch eating bon bons. (What are bon bons really by the way? Has anyone had one? Do tell me what they are all about.)
Wednesday- 4.22 miles in the cold rain in the evening. I’ve found a great route over by work that I like to run so this worked out well. I am mostly a morning runner you know but it is good sometimes to switch it up.
Thursday- Another COLD, rainy morning but 6.32 miles done. Texas weather is being bipolar again (the high is 70 something degrees today, YAY springtime temps) but yeah I believe that morning it was 30 something. Ice cold rain calls for hot coffee.

Friday- Run streak week! 6.31 miles on the lake. Friday runs are always pretty relaxed before the long run on Saturday. This is typically when I would do a rest day but it has been fun maintaining my sanity and running all week long.
Saturday- 20.02 miles with the run club! I did get a massage on Friday night so that helped revive the legs a bit. But I need to start incorporating some back to back long runs for ultra training. Anyway, mimosas and breakfast tacos were had immediately after.
Sunday- I ended up having a low key Saturday which made room for some Sunday funday miles! 10.13 miles running a new route with my Sunday morning run crew.
Oh, and I tried a new chicken place! Cowboy Chicken. Fitting for Texas, right?

This place was pretty good last minute comfort food type of meal. I hear they also do rotisserie chicken tortilla soup and enchiladas so I have to go back for that.

And there you have it!

How has your running going? Tell me something fun about your weekend!
We celebrated the Cowboys winning on Saturday. Sometimes I like to be a Dallas Cowboys fan.

Weekly Running Report.

Hi, hey and hello there! Hope your week is off to a smashing start. I am here to share some of last week’s running workouts with you! Brazos Bend 100 is right around the corner and I could not be more pumped up. Let’s recap and see how last week went down.

Monday- 7.20 miles watching the sunrise. Great way to start Monday, on my favorite lake enjoying the view.
Tuesday- 10.03 miles with my early run crew, again starting at the track with them and then ending the run solo. A lot of them are training for different races but I love being able to find a group that runs early and knowing they are out there and we are all getting it done. Miles for breakfast.
Wednesday- 8.12 miles of hills in the ‘hood. I kinda forgot how my neighborhood has some hills hidden in it. It was so nice mixing up my usual neighborhood route and doing some exploring.
Thursday- 10.21 miles, again with a beautiful morning RUNrise. RUNrises equal a happy Chelsea.
Friday- 7.32 miles. Running on my rest day, always fun. Actually I’ve been playing around with which rest day that I like better. I think Friday still wins because it gets me ready for a weekend of long running. But sometimes Sunday can be a nice rest day option too. Anyways, I just felt like running through the entire week. LOL. This week leading up to my race I will take Friday off.
Saturday- Back with the WRRC run club. 16.01 miles done and we changed up the route a bit again which I always like. Our run club is pretty big on Saturdays so I always like running with different people and learning about them and what makes them tick. Fun fun.

Post run obsession. Tuna poke bowl with all of the good stuff. I could eat this every day. But especially awesome after a long run.

Sunday- 3.21 nice and easy miles. Actually this definitely felt like a rest day. The weekend was absolutely beautiful. This time of year down in Texas is my favorite. Highs were in the 70s. Patio weather at its finest.

And there you have it!

Plus, we ended the month of November last week with a whopping 330 monthly miles. It has been a great few months of training as you can see. Keeping those miles high and legs fired up for what is to come.

How was your running week last week? Any races coming up?
BB100 – my 2nd 100 miler and I am super stoked.

Weekly Running Report.

Hi there! I am back and here to share some weekly running with you! Hope you all had an excellent Thanksgiving holiday. I was able to get in just over 70 miles of running last week! We are getting so close to this ultra race I can taste it. Let’s recap those miles shall we?

Monday- 10.13 miles watching a gorgeous sunrise. I must say I love that the morning sky is showing itself much earlier. It definitely is making my early miles that much sweeter.

Tuesday AM- 8.28 miles of hill repeats with the early morning crew. Love getting it in when you have all of that accountability.

Tuesday PM- 3.21 chilly miles around the lake doing some people watching after teaching a class at the gym. Good times indeed.

Wednesday- 10.23 miles in the neighborhood. I have really started enjoying my runs by the lake now that I have a neighbor friend who meets me right at my doorstep. I am super spoiled with all of the running buds and I know it.

Thursday- 17.01 Thanksgiving miles starting out with the run club and then ending it solo! I always do a LONG RUN on Thanksgiving. It is kind of like a turkey trot except we call it a “Chelsea Trot”. I had a rockin playlist too.

Thanksgiving dinner was awesome, I did some cooking with mama. Including that gluten free mac and cheese with all of the cheeses. Yaaas.

Friday- 4.33 miles in my hometown. This is always such a fun run, running in the neighborhood I grew up in. Solo miles making me feel all nostalgic and such.

Also on Black Friday I did a little brunch fun with the run buds. Running bud shenanigans wins over shopping any day.

Saturday- Another 17.01 milesI This was a strong run and I actually felt so good even though I was running all week long. Plus the weather was perfection. Could not have asked for a better morning.

Sunday- Rest day. A much needed one at that.

And there you have it!

How was your Thanksgiving holiday?!!
Absolutely delicious.

Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday to ya! I am super excited for the short work week and Thanksgiving holiday! But first I thought we would recap some miles from last week. I was able to get in a total of 81.3 miles. My ultra race is fast approaching! Let’s recap and see how it all went down.

Monday AM- 7.11 miles in the early AM. Just getting in some miles in the morning really does make a difference in my work day. Even though it has been tough to initially get going most Mondays but got it done.
Monday PM- 2.22 miles after teaching a class at gym. Cool down miles and double run day done.
Tuesday AM- 7.22 miles starting out on the track with my run group and finishing with hills. Gotta love to mix it up.
Tuesday PM- 3.02 miles running in the straight up darkness but loving practicing some night running. Gotta get used to running all times of the day for BB100.
Wednesday AM- 8.35 miles with one of my run buds at zero dark thirty starting and ending at the coffee shop. Java Me Up is kind of my favorite thing.
Wednesday PM- 3.21 miles at lunch time. Work has been so crazy lately so nice to take a break in the middle of the work day and then have my night free.
Thursday- 10.11 miles with a few hills thrown in for good measure. Another zero dark thirty run.
Friday- 18.05 miles! I have been enjoying doing my long running on Fridays lately. It’s always a fun way to start the end of the work week and actually does energize the morning although yes…I do crash by about 3 PM. It’s definitely a multiple cups of coffee kind of day.
Saturday- 22.02 miles wth my WRRC crew. Everyone has been training for winter races so it has been fun to get in lots of miles with them. Love this crew.

Sunday- Much needed rest day after back to back super long runs and double run days all week. I went to brunch with mama and we shared some ricotta & meatballs from Sassetta. Holy YUM.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? How’s your training going?

Weekly Running Report.

Hi there and happiest of Mondays to you! I’m here to recap some miles with you from last week. I was able to get in just over 90 MILES of running!! So ultra training is obviously going pretty swell. Let’s recap and see how it all went down!

Monday AM- 10.25 miles in the early morning. I love when I can get my Mondays started in a grand fashion. Also the weather down in Texas has been SUPERB for running. Temps in the 40s and 50s in the morning makes my soul happy.
Monday PM- 2.3 miles after teaching a class at the gym. MAN it has been super dark in the evenings but I’ve been getting my night running in so good training leading up to BB100.
Tuesday- 8.11 miles…my run group in the morning met at the track, so I started out doing some strides/warmup with them then finished up by doing some hill repeats. Fun to mix it up.
Wednesday AM- 10.22 miles with my run buddy meeting at the coffee shop early. Can I just say coffee has definitely been my saving grace most mornings. I’ve also gotten better at doing coffee before running, because before my tummy just couldn’t handle it. Now I can do one cup of bland coffee and I’m good to go. It is nice to have a little java boost.
Wednesday PM- 4.36 miles after work. I did not have any classes to teach at night so this was a nice run around the lake solo. Lots of folks out and about and such so did some people watching.
Thursday- 10.02 miles back with the run club. Legs were starting to get tired from running all week but I was on a roll so got it in.
Friday AM- 6.33 miles in the morning around the lake. I had the day off also, which was lovely. Can I also say it is nice to have a friend in my neighborhood again who wants to run around the lake with me. Lately I’ve been driving all over to run with people so it is nice to just hop out on my doorstep and have a buddy there ready to roll.
Friday PM- 2.3 miles in the evening as I was testing out some blister proof/moisture wicking socks I just bought. Did some faster pickups at the end on this one too.
Saturday- The BIG 31.2 mile run! I got in a 50k with one of my buddies who I’m running Brazos Bend 100 with. Another one of our friends who will be pacing out there joined us too. Ultra crazies just having a good time.

Sunday- 5.11 mile recovery run in the ‘hood.

Followed by Sunday funday with mama and we ate some delicious eats at Kenny’s Wood Fired grill. This wedge salad with cracked peppercorn was absolutely everything.

And also, colby jack truffle GRITS? Yes, yes and more yes.

There you have it!

How was your weekend? Are you loving the running weather in your hood?
Texas fall and winter temps are the absolute best.

Weekly Running Report.

Hi there! Hope you’re having a wonderful Monday so far! Of course I’m here to recap some miles with you! I was able to get in 85.7 miles last week!! Ultra training definitely has its ups and downs but for the most part it it going GREAT! Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday AM- 10.23 miles in the AM with a friend followed by a BUSY Monday. It is always nice to get big miles in at the start of the week though.
Monday PM- 3.2 miles after teaching class at gym. Double run day done.
Tuesday AM- 8.35 miles of hill repeats are always a good time. The weather was pretty decent last week though with a slight chill in the mornings and not a ton of rain so we got lucky.
Tuesday PM- 3.38 miles at lunch. There was a lot of stress work wise so I needed the lunch time stress relief
Tuesday NIGHT RUN- I’ve been wanting to practice my night miles! Especially since a lot of Brazos Bend 100 will be in the dark I need to get used to my night vision running. 5.03 miles done for some TRIPLE RUN DAY action.
Wednesday AM- 6.03 hump day miles with my buddy followed by some chocolate milk therapy.
Wednesday PM- 4.07 wet Halloween lunch miles. Typical Texas out of nowhere downpour.
Thursday- 10.32 miles early morning with some strides at the end. We had some decent early morning weather, nice and cool so perfect for going a little faster at the end.
Friday- 10.03 blissful miles with my neighbor with a stunning sunrise.
Saturday- Long run Saturday with the WRRC crew. 21.1 miles done. And I am thankful for post run breakfast tacos and mimosas. Afterwards I got cleaned up and did a little college football tailgating…always fun.

Sunday- 4.02 miles in the evening…daylight savings brought in some pretty colors in the sky. Love.

And there you have it!

How was your week in running last week? Tell me something random about your day today.
It was about 50 degrees for this morning’s run and the HIGH TODAY IS 80 DEGREES. Gotta love it. Texas you are so bipolar.

Weekly Running Report.

Hello and happiest of Mondays to you! Hope your week is off to a great start. I’m here to recap some weekly miles with you! I was able to get in over 72 miles last week!! Let’s see how it all went down…

Monday- 7.35 miles total before and after teaching a class at the gym. It felt kinda good to do some night time running. I need to get some more evening miles in too leading up to my next ultra. The day is getting closer and closer!

Tuesday AM- 10.2 mies with some hill repeats thrown in then ending on the track. The weather last week was quite pleasant and it is finally getting to that time of year where running is feeling good and effortless and not as much insane Texas heat. I just love it. Gotta love fall temps. 

Tuesday PM- 3.02 miles in the evening…it was super dark out too. Dodging cars and trying to not get chased by stray dogs. Yep.

Wednesday AM- 6.65 early miles with some faster strides before the 9 to 5 followed by some Southern Pecan coffee. Heck yes. 

Wednesday PM- 4.06 miles. Actually I had to push double run day to LUNCHTIME because we had some random downpour rain in the evening forecast. Another one of those random Texas downpours in the middle of nowhere. It was still a bit of a rainy run but got it done. 

Thursday- 11.02 mile morning with fun friends and good convo. Love when that happens. 

Friday- 10.3 miles with a good buddy of mine. Friday runs are my new thing now. It kinda makes me look forward to the amazingness that is Friday when I can get a good early run in. 

Saturday- 20.11 miles with WRRC. It was a great run and the fastest 20 miler I’ve done in a little while so I felt good about that. Even on tired legs. I can’t wait till it gets even cooler so I can do some more super strong 20 milers. Love it. 

And later on that night I went to a concert of one of my fave R&B/soul artists. Maxwell –we were so close to the freaking stage it was incredible. Thanks to my date for getting us killer seats. 

Also had a great dinner…these beef tenderloin enchiladas with black beans and lemongrass rice. Heaven.

Sunday- REST DAY. And a much needed one at that. And I’ve already gone past the 300 mile mark for the month of October, which makes this ultrarunner girl very happy. 

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Who ran the MARINE CORPS MARATHON?? If so, congrats! That’s one of my faves. 

Weekly Running Report.

Hi there and happy Monday to ya! I’m here to recap some miles from last week! It was a great week post 50 miler as I keep things going leading up to the Brazos Bend 100 miler! Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday- This was my first day back running since the Orion Ultra so I got in 2.2 miles and I was still pretty sore so just shaking out the legs and getting them moving. I also taught my regular classes at the gym so it felt great to be back on the bike and that always helps as a bit of active recovery.
Tuesday AM- It rained pretty heavy off and on all week last week but I was still able to get out and get some miles in. 5.33 miles done in the AM with a few hill repeats thrown in.
Tuesday PM- 3.02 miles watching the sunset on the lake is always nice. Slowly throwing the double run days back in there.
Wednesday- 6.32 solo miles with a few drizzles but got it done. The rain was actually quite nice last week because it definitely cooled things down and we really need it after a crazy hot summer.
Thursday- 13.32 mile morning which felt GOOD to get that kind of mileage in on a Thursday morning. I also found a running buddy in my weekday group that runs triathlons on the weekends, so she likes to do her longer runs during the week. Which is a win win for me. YES. More longer miles for the win.
Friday- 10.12 relaxed miles again in the rain before a busy Friday. Good stuff.
Saturday- 20.33 miles with WRRC. Early miles and mimosas make my heart happy. I also went to the State Fair of Texas with the bestie that evening so I’m pretty sure I did close to a marathon that day with mileage. Love it.


Sunday- 5.12 miles before spa day with running friends. This was actually at a Russian spa which was really cool.

They had 2 SUPER HOT dry sauna rooms, 1 steam room, and a cold plunge at the end to finish off the treatment. So I did a few cycles with that and then ate some Russian food. Which WOW is actually really delicious! I feel like it is a best kept secret.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Have you ever been to a spa/sauna place?
I need to go more. So good for my achy runner muscles.