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.

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?

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I am here to recap last week’s running! 82.7 miles of ultra training and the body is feeling good! Let’s review.

Monday AM- 8.25 miles at lunchtime. The weather was pretty much perfection for most of last week so just enjoying the sunshine and spring flowers.

Monday PM- 3.03 miles after teaching a class at the gym. Yes, extra daylight means enjoying a little extra time outside. People watching while running is the best.

Tuesday AM- 11.18 miles in the morning with the Irving Running Club crew. I ran a few miles with them and then the last few on my own.

Tuesday PM- 2.02 mile warm up before teaching at the gym. 7:39 pace. It feels good to get back to being speedy again after all of this ultra training.

Wednesday AM- 10.13 miles at 6 am with my neighbor. Lovely sunrise coming off of the lake. It’s funny how now 10 miles in the morning just feels like nothing. I kind of love it.

Wednesday PM- 3.05 miles getting the legs moving from a long busy day at work. Running can be marvelous stress relief I tell ya.

Thursday AM- 10.26 IRC miles. Love my morning club runs…I honestly sometimes don’t know how I’d get all these miles in without this wonderful crew.

Thursday PM- Quick 3.27 mile warm up before the gym. The weather was again fantastic and we did get some cloud cover. Most times that is all I can ask for!

Saturday- 16.16 miles before yoga. I did tons of hills and the run itself was quite windy! But the sunrise was super fantastic.

Ah yes, post run stretch at Jade and Clover. They have yoga on a weekly basis now and they did a class with a hip hop/gangsta rap vibe! Kind of fun to stretch while rocking out to some Snoop Dogg.

Sunday AM- 11.27 early Sunday miles with my neighbor. And hey, miles are way better when there’s homemade brunch at the end of it.

Sunday PM- 4.11 sunset run because I wanted to push past that 80 mile mark for the week. Hey, just being honest.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? What did you do?
Lots of running, brunch, cousin’s birthday, Deep Ellum Arts Festival.

Weekly Running Report.

Hello there! I am back from a long weekend. I didn’t even get to post my TGIFriday Faves (I know, who am I?) on Friday but I promise I’ll make it up to you this week. I have missed ya’ll!

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That pic was from happy hour last week with my fellow Dallas Fitness Ambassadors. FUN group indeed!

So, let’s recap last week’s mileage, shall we? I got in 70.3 miles last week and have lived to tell you about it. Ha, that’s actually kind of a typical week for me lately, but I’m slowly building back up from my crazy 100 mile race not long ago. I’ve got a few races on tap for spring and summer (including a fun marathon girls trip to San Diego!) so should be a good time.

Monday lunch miles- 7.21 miles at an 8:40 pace for lunch. I love doing my lunch time runs because the gym that I work at is literally next door, so I can shower and go back to my 9-5. Which is also real close by. Hey! It’s a win win situation. Talk about convenience.

Monday PM- Quick 3.02 miles, 8:35 pace. Warming up before teaching a class after work.

Tuesday AM- 8.22 miles…catching up with some Irving Running Club peeps I hadn’t seen in a while. Good times. We love our shoe pics.

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Tuesday PM- Warming up before teaching a class again. Kind of slow-ish easy 3.02 miles, 9:23 pace. Legs felt tired.

Wednesday AM- 10.11 miles around the lake in the morning, 8:58 pace. Ran with my neighbor for 7 and then finished the rest on my own.

Thursday AM- 7.12 Irving Running Club miles. I kind of love that we meet at the coffee shop because I run up until the shop opens. Caffeine and running, match made in heaven.

Thursday PM- 4.11 miles after work, took a half day to drive to Houston to see about family matters. I literally need some run time before being in the car with my mother for a long period of time. I love her, but you feel me.

Friday & Saturday- Road tripping and REST. I had some wonderful meals fueling for Sunday’s marathon though. Thank you FitFuel in Houston. Hello, grass fed sirloin with egg whites and sweet potatoes. Good gracious that was delicious.

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Sunday- Paced the Cowtown Marathon. And then ran a mile and some change back to my car! HA. Anyway, most of you know I paced 4:30 last year at the Irving Marathon. I actually LOVE being a pacer! Helping others reach their goals through running is a wonderful thing. It’s my little way of giving back to the community.

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And there you have it!

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How was your weekend? What did you do?