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Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy MLK Day + new week! The sun is shining bright here in Texas and I actually am rocking some flip flops today. Yes, temps will be in the 60s today so I have absolutely no shame. Never mind that it is January.

Let’s get to some miles from last week! I actually had a strong week of running (and even a REST DAY!) that I am proud about so I’m ready to recap.

Monday- Rest + active recovery day. I kept active on this day with work + yoga and have been pretty good about using my VARIDESK while I am working. If you do not know about this you are truly missing out! It actually really has changed the game for me. Less chiropractor visits that is for sure! Stay mobile and avoid all of those common distance runner issues.

Tuesday AM- Back to some double run day miles. I got in 7.11 miles of hill repeats at lunch. Which actually was quite fun! I love running up and down hills over and over while blasting my jams solo. Back in that groove.

Tuesday PM- 3.23 quiet cool down miles doing some people watching. Over 10.3 miles for the day.

Wednesday AM- 6.31 miles in the morning to the tune of a lovely sunrise.

Wednesday PM- 3.38 miles after the busy workday. 9.7 miles for the day.

Thursday- 5.12 miles. Felt more like a mini active recovery day. Another stunning sunrise and starting the day fresh.

Friday- Started my morning with a really great running friend chatting and catching up. Love good girl talk with good girlfriends. 8.21 miles before work.

Saturday- 16.21 miles with a run friend! This was such a good run and felt so DAMN good. Running long is so damn therapeutic for my soul. Fueled with a little gatorade but that was about it. I want to keep my weekend miles long so I’ll be back to experimenting with the fueling that works for me. I love the HUMA chia energy gels in lemon so I may re-up my supply again.

Sunday- Sunday funday runway miles! 4.12 miles just to hit my numbers for the week. I’m back in business baby.

And there you have it!

 

Have a beautiful day. Quote from MLK.

Plus a foodie/drink pic of the day. Weekend margarita flight for the win.

Feel free to share some scenes or tidbits of your weekend with me!

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Weekly Running Report.

Happy new week to you! Hopefully you got your stimulus dollars (if you qualified) and are feeling good and healthy this week! I’m here to share some of last week’s miles and smiles. Let’s get right to it!

My body has been feeling good and I am back to regular massage therapy work and keeping my weekly mileage fairly solid. Still debating on some in person races and maybe will even throw some virtual ones in there! As of right now I’m still signed up for the Hachie 50 mile race which is in May. That is if they do not cancel it. With so much up in the air I’m just trying to keep myself flexible! Mentally as well as psychically.

Let’s see how it all went down!

Monday- REST DAY. This was actually more of an active recovery day for me after the weekend of workouts. I’m working on being consistent this year with yoga and I’m loving at home as well as studio yoga. Check this girl out if you want some at home stuff. She just makes my soul happy.

Tuesday AM- 6.33 lunch miles enjoying my neighborhood view.

Tuesday PM- 4.02 miles to get in over 10.3 miles for the day. Night time serenity is the best kind of serenity doing some people and lake watching.

Wednesday- 5.22 lunch miles with some hill climbing for good measure. I’ve been loving hills lately to spice things up and keep things exciting.

Thursday- 7.31 miles for breakfast with cloudy cooler skies. Thursday mornings have always been my jam in terms of the morning run. It’s something about Thursdays that are always my favorite. Or shall we call that Friday Jr.

Friday- 7.33 miles with some rolling hills for lunch.

Saturday- 12.02 miles + a stunning sunrise down at White Rock Lake! Followed by mimosas with a runner friend. Fun fun for everyone.

Sunday- Rest day plus a food pic to share. Shrimp and taters have been my jam lately until CRAWFISH season comes back. Can’t wait for that and some mardi gras action.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? What’s your go to meal lately?
I’ve also been loving any kind of cool crisp fresh salad and anything with tomatoes and cucumbers.

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Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy Christmas week! It has been busy times on my end but trying to keep up with this here blog o’ thang!! I was actually able to get in a solid 61 mile week of running last week! Let’s talk about it, shall we?

Monday AM- 10.31 miles early morning with my neighborhood crew. I did the first few miles with them then finished off on my own. It was definitely one of those mornings where I felt like I could keep going. I’ve been loving the chilly mornings down in Texas lately.

Monday PM- 3.03 miles to get in over 13.3 miles for the day. Gotta love them double run day miles.

Tuesday- 5.22 evening miles looking at the Christmas lights. Threw in some climbing for good measure.

Wednesday- 6.03 miles watching the sunset. Running a bit on some tired legs but felt good to keep going.

Thursday AM- Back with the early morning breakfast run club. 7.22 miles super early with super chilly weather. Temps were below 30 that morning so it was a shock to the body but loving the early morning chill. We didn’t have a super good turnout that morning either with the run club (HA) so I had a to rely on podcasts to keep me going. But morning runners gonna RUN and that’s what I did. Had to get it in before the busy work day.

Thursday PM- 3.23 miles in the evening around the lake. Rocking out to my jams and doing some people watching.

Friday- 5.12 morning miles around the lake with a faster finish. Legs feeling better on this day.

Saturday- 16.02 miles and feeling good! We had nice cool temps and plenty of cloud cover so I just wanted to KEEP GOING. I fueled with a bit of watered down lemon lime gatorade and that was about it. Love days like this.

Sunday- 5.12 Sunday funday runday miles. Nice recovery from the long week. We also had some pretty amazing weather on Sunday. Sorry to those of you having to deal with snow. Highs in the 60s/70s in December is pretty much where its at.

Oh and I got a spa pedicure on Sunday! My feet were a HOT MESS. Got stone massage, paraffin wax, heavenly scrub was exactly what I needed. Thank you baby Jesus.

And there you have it!

How are your holidays going? How is running going? Any virtual races (or in person) coming up?! How are you surviving this ‘RONA craziness?

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Weekly Running Report.

Happy new week to you! Hope you all had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. And perhaps with someone you love or are quarantined with!! Or social distance style. I had a great week of running – I took the miles down after recovering from my 60 mile week! Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday- 5.21 relaxed miles after work. Still in recovery mode but enjoying the solo time. Picked up the pace a bit towards the end of my out and back sunset run.

Tuesday AM- Back to some double run day miles! 8.12 mile run doing a lake loop and then some.

Tuesday PM- 2.02 miles on double run day to get in just over 10.1 for the day.

Wednesday- 6.33 mile hill run! I really enjoyed these lunch time miles. Found some new hills to climb which helped to shake things up a bit.

Thursday- CHELSEA TROT miles!! I did 10.12 miles solo in my hood rocking out to some jams and did some rolling hills. I love doing me some double digit miles on Thanksgiving.

Friday- REST DAY. Rested the legs and recovered to get ready for some weekend running.

Saturday- 10.31 miles of sunrise. Faster finish was nice and legs felt so good after that rest day.

Sunday- 5.1 Sunday funday runday relaxed miles to hit my numbers for the week.

And I successfully completed the endurance challenge for November to get in well over 300k miles for the month! I actually exceeded the challenge on Thanksgiving Day. Running over 300k is the most mileage I’ve run since Feb so I’m feeling real good about that.

Let’s be friends on Strava if we are not already!

And there you have it!

How was your Thanksgiving? What was your favorite dish?!
Hands down cheesy potatoes and smoked turkey for the win.

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Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday & turkey holiday week! Hopefully you have some time off from the grind this week to relax, recharge get your grub on. I was able to knock out 60 miles of running last week!! Feels so good to hit those numbers once again. I am running my annual run across DFW run this year (33-34 + miles on NYE) so gotta keep them miles UP! Love the DFW ultrarunner crew. A little flashback pic. This year may look a little different with some social distancing space but it will be a good one.

Let’s see how it all went down!

Monday AM- 6.03 miles watching the sunrise with a friend to kick off the work week. We had some really nice fall/cool/breezy mornings and very much needed relaxed run just chatting the morning away.

Monday PM- 2.23 miles in the evening after the long work day to wake the legs back up and de-stress. Slowly but surely getting good again at these double run days! Picked up the pace a tad towards the end.

Tuesday- 5.37 miles around the lake solo. Woke up a little bit later to get this one done but still a morning run with a faster finish.

Wednesday AM- 6.22 miles of some rolling hills! I’ve missed my hill runs but I think incorporating more hills will be just what I need to stay strong with the higher mileage weeks. ‘Mounds of opportunity’ – gotta bring that phrase back.

Wednesday PM- 3.31 miles to get in over a 15k for the day. Some evenings I really enjoy these solo runs in the early evening darkness. Mornings are still my fave but I think it is important to switch the run times on up.

Thursday AM- Breakfast run club morning – 7.03 humid cloudy miles. Started this run off with a friend and then finished on my own.

Thursday PM- 3.03 miles on double run day to get in over 10 miles for the day! Legs were tired but it got done.

Friday- 7.03 more relaxed miles to keep things moving and get a tour of the beautiful fall leaves. Had to save the legs a bit for the longer Saturday run.

Saturday- 11.05 miles with a few hills with the WRRC crew. It was another humid day and the humidity in Texas has been a killer lately. So this was a relaxed run for sure but helped me get my numbers in for the week.

Sunday- Topped things off with yet another RUN STREAK WEEK! 8.71 miles to hit my 60.

And there you have it! Another strong week and very thankful for those who run with me to get me through it.

How was your week?! Anyone running a Turkey Trot real (or virtual) race?!

My “Chelsea Trot” miles will definitely be in full effect.

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Weekly Running Report.

Happy new week to you! So I got my week started with a lovely sunrise and it really brought some joy into my day! You know what they say – ‘never miss a Monday’. Not sure who they are – likely some IG influencer. But you know what? It works for me especially when I follow it. Haha.

Let’s recap some miles from last week! I pushed over the 52 mile mark which was the most mileage I’ve done since the week I ran the Remix 50k! Here’s how it all went down.

Monday- Went on a “rave run” with my 2 run pals last week! 6.02 miles of wearing flashing lights and rocking out to my jams. Good times.

Tuesday AM- Hills for breakfast. 5.15 miles done.

Tuesday PM- Double run day miles! 3.03 relaxed miles after work watching the sunset.

Wednesday- 6.33 afternoon miles admiring the fall leaves. Much needed escape from the norm. And always love to change up the daily route keeping things exciting.

Thursday AM- Sunrise miles with the breakfast run club at my happy place. 8.12 miles and did most of the run with a friend then finished solo.

Thursday PM- 3.03 double run day miles on some tired legs. Just happy to get over 11 miles in for the day.

Friday- 4.03 miles with a bit of a faster finish. Kept it nice and short since I was running longer Saturday.

Saturday- 12.03 miles, warmer with clouds and lots of humidity! It was a bit of a death march at the end but got it done.

Sunday- 5.12 recovery miles on Sunday funday runday and run streak week complete! Feeling good, feeling great.

Plus delicious brunch pic of the week – fruit skewers, breakfast tacos and french toast muffins for the win.

And there you have it!

How was your week? Any delicious eats you want to share??

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Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy new week! I’m here to recap last week’s miles. I am in a bit of maintenance mode with everything while I gear back up to start teaching (hooray for that!) classes at the gym and such. Gotta love new opportunities and side hustles!

I actually just accepted a NEW gig at a NEW gym teaching spin (!!) so I’m so thrilled about that. More to come on that!

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Monday- 4.23 relaxed evening miles watching the sunset. After work miles to de-stress. Love that.

Tuesday AM- 7.02 miles early morning with a great buddy. We had an incredible sunrise too. Probably one of the most beautiful ones I’ve seen as of late.

Tuesday PM- Double run day miles for the win. 3.02 miles and just over 10 miles for the day.

Wednesday AM- 5.1 miles around the lake. Morning miles have been so pleasant lately! And we’ve had incredible early morning weather. Ran this one with my buddy too.

Wednesday PM- 3.02 after work miles. Quite dark in the evenings but much needed solo time.

Thursday AM- 7.12 miles with the breakfast club! 5 AM comes at you fast. But it’s nice getting these miles in before you even feel awake.

Thursday PM- Didn’t have too much time for double run day but got in what I could. 2.22 miles out and back.

Friday- 8.31 relaxed miles watching the fail foliage. A few hills thrown in for good measure.

Saturday- REST DAY. I know. Who am I even? I did a mini road trip with a friend so I switched my days on the weekend. It was nice to shake up the routine a bit.

Sunday- 7.12 miles and legs felt good after taking Saturday off! Me and my morning run bud attacked those hills too.

And there you have it! Over 47 miles for the week, without a long run. Love love love.

How was your weekend? Done any road tripping lately?!

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Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I’m here to recap some miles from last week!! I’m steadily bringing the miles back up post 50k trail ultra! Let’s see how things all went down.

Monday- 5.17 miles with a new running buddy! I have say it is so nice having someone to run with now in the mornings during the week. I’ve been needing the accountability lately. It was a tad rainy and cool but made for some fun miles.

Tuesday- 5.21 miles after work! Just getting the legs moving again. I added a quick hill climb for good measure.

Wednesday- 6.33 miles during the day and it was QUITE cloudy and cooler. It definitely felt like one of those days where I could have kept running but for the sake of time was perfectly fine with the 10k.

Thursday AM- Back to running with the breakfast run club! 7.05 miles at 5 AM. Rolling hills all throughout.

Thursday PM- 3.02 miles on double run day to hit over 10 miles for the day. Felt good to just be solo, unplug and listen to a podcast.

Friday- 7.11 miles with my run buddy! Saw a glorious sunrise. We had some really nice patio type of weather over the weekend (temps in the 70s) so I was happy about that.

Saturday- 10.02 miles with lots of hills and my WRRC run buds! Perfect sunrise. Perfect Halloween run.

I was a monarch butterfly for Halloween! So that was also fun. Went to check out some live outdoor music in my festive wear.

Sunday- 3.21 miles on Sunday funday runday. Recovery miles! Plus a run streak week for the win.

And there you have it!

How was your Halloween? Did you do anything outdoors besides run??

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Weekly Running Report.

Happy new week! Hope you had a great weekend. I’m back and slowly but surely ramping my miles back up!! Recovery for my last ultra race went super well. 50K race RECAP is here if you missed it! Thanks for the cheers and well wishes. I’m feeling good and continuing to stay healthy and strong.

Let’s review some miles from last week, shall we?

Monday- 4.21 miles enjoying the sunset after work. Feeling good feeling great and doing some active recovery.

Tuesday AM- Back to some double run days!! 4.32 miles after lunch.

Tuesday PM- 3.21 miles in the evening around the lake. The weather was really lovely all week. Just a bit of humidity but clear and cool days mostly. That fall chill is definitely back in the air which is wonderful.

Wednesday- 6.32 miles after work! Picked up the pace towards the end and added a quick hill climb.

Thursday AM- 4.32 miles in the morning on double run day with this stellar sunrise.

Thursday PM- 3.02 miles after work relaxed miles on double run day. Love listening to podcasts after work especially when I run solo. Almost like chatting with a run buddy especially when you listen to pop culture. I keep it light hearted on the run.

Friday- Morning run with a new running buddy! We did a bigger lake loop and caught up on life and such. 6.34 miles done.

Saturday- 10.12 miles at the lake with seriously chilly temps! Temps were in the 40s for this run. I know to some of you up north that may not be cold but down here it is! I loved it though. That fall chill is my JAM.

Sunday- Active recovery REST DAY. Took a socially distanced 60 minute spin class and the legs were a tad sore this morning.

Plus a rather decadent brunch. Blueberry waffle breakfast sammy for the win.

Also new do for fall. A little Beyonce action.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Share some delicious eats or drinks you had with me!

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Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday to ya! Hope your weekend was splendid. I’m here to recap some miles and smiles from last week!! This was a fall back recovery week after my 2nd ultra of the year – the Remix 50k!!! Recap is here if you missed it.

Let’s see how things went post race! Read on below.

Monday- Active recovery day. I did some yoga stretching at home and caught up on home stuff. And lit all of my fall scented candles. Current fave – mulled cider for the win.

Tuesday- 5.12 after work sunset miles. The legs were still feeling pretty stiff on this day, especially after doing so much shuffling in that dang SAND during the trail race! I mean the sand was deep and loose so my legs were putting in serious work. Good stuff though because races like that really expose you and show you what you are made of!! So I guess I’m made of steel or something because I did not break. Or fall (which I tend to do during trail ultras haha) Happy for that. The relaxed miles after taking time off helped get things going. Motion is lotion, baby.

Wednesday- 5.21 miles after work again! Switched it up and had some off the beaten path miles. Legs moved just a tad faster but I still kept things relaxed and did a loop with a slight incline.

Thursday- Lunch miles! 5.22 miles with a fall view.

Friday- 7.13 early beautiful sunrise miles with incredible fall weather. Temps were in the 50s and I was such a happy camper.

Saturday- Very relaxed 8.02 mile run just enjoyed the cooler weather and people watching.

Sunday- REST DAY

Plus post 50k race eats – sushi and spicy edamame. Come to mama.

There you have it!!

How was your weekend? Anyone also doing some real (or virtual) RACE recovery?!