Weekly Running Report.

Hi there! Hope you are having a great Monday so far. Let’s recap some miles, shall we?! I was able to get in a little over 80 miles of running last week! Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday AM- 7.11 lunchtime miles. I am enjoying the sunshine breaks on my lunch break. It was the most perfect day to be out and about. Still pretty tired from the runs over the weekend but I managed to get it all in.

Monday PM- 3.02 miles before teaching class at the gym. I needed a bit of an energy boost after a long day at the 9 to 5.

Tuesday AM- 10.06 miles after the early morning rain. It definitely cooled things off a bit and we had a nice sunrise.

Tuesday PM- 3.21 miles in the evening around the lake. Love running along the lake path.

Wednesday AM- Another 7.11 miles on hump day. Loving me some lunchtime runs lately.

Wednesday PM- 4.05 miles because I had time to kill in the afternoon since I wasn’t teaching a class.

Thursday AM- Back with my run club! IRC run and then some. I started this run early and then met up with the club. 11.2 miles done.

Thursday PM- Got off work a tad early, more time to kill. Running is clearly my happy hour. 4.31 miles in the PM.

Friday- Running on my rest day. 5.11 miles before kind of a crazy work day.

Saturday- 16.11 morning miles before a busy Saturday.

Went to the fair with my homegirl Natalie. It is our fall tradition. So much fun and so many people! But we had a great time people watching.

Sunday AM- 5.12 trail miles for breakfast. Love my trail run crew. They are like my 2nd family.

Sunday PM- 4.22 miles after taking a nap and straight chillin. Beautiful miles in the city loving the sunshine.

Oh and I finally made a trip to Trader Joe’s for my fall harvest blend tea. Hallelujah. The holiday tea collection begins. Now I need some Christmas tea.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? What is your favorite fall/Christmas/holiday beverage?

Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday to you! Hope everyone had a marvelous weekend. I’m here to recap last week’s running – 75.3 miles last week! Let’s do a quick review on how it all went down.

Monday AM- 7.21 early miles. Last week was rather warm, can’t believe we still have temps in the high 90s in October! I am looking forward to cooler temps this coming week though. Should be just perfect for all of the the lovely fall festivals coming up.

Monday PM- 3.02 miles, warming up before teaching a class at the gym and getting a double run day in.

Tuesday AM- Back with the Irving Running Club crew. 10.15 miles total that morning. Love knocking it out early with my breakfast club.

Wednesday AM- 8.21 solo miles. The humidity was rather intense I must say. Legs were pretty tired too. A little residual tiredness left over from the 100k probably, ha. So this was some nice and easy miles.

Wednesday PM- 3.03 miles at lunch because it was simply a gorgeous day out. I’m trying to get all of the heat training in that I can before it cools off.

Thursday AM- Back with the run club. 10.27 miles and then some much needed coffee after. It started to cool off towards the end of the week though so this run wasn’t so intense and didn’t feel as much like a sauna. Nice easy relaxed pace.

Thursday PM- Quick 3.23 miles, killing time before I taught my spin class.

Friday- REST DAY

Saturday AM- 18 miles at White Rock Lake. Love doing loops around this lake. There are a few fall and winter races coming up for me so I’m working on building back up. I had a buddy meet me out there to join in for a few miles along my second loop. So nice to have a friend to chat with as the miles went by. There was also a race going on out there so I saw a few of my running friends from back in the day. Gotta love that. I felt good and really strong on this long run.

Saturday PM- I had an early dinner date so I decided to lay low and be low key on Saturday evening. Hey, plus that means more time to get some more miles in! 4.03 miles around my ‘hood. I really enjoyed this evening run after running long. Lots of folks out on the lake so I did some night time people watching.

Sunday- 8.11 miles before heading out to the new Dallas Cowboys practice/training facility! Guys, this place is absolutely gorgeous. Like if you come from out of town to visit me I am going to have to take you one day. They even have a Nike specialty store and the brand new gym is immaculate. I did a workout out there with the Dallas Fitness Ambassadors.

Then, of course refueled with mushroom flatbread with goat cheese and arugula. Oh my goodness. Heaven on a plate.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Who ran the CHICAGO MARATHON or another race?! If so, congratulations!!!

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there! Happiest of Mondays to you. I’m here to recap last week’s miles as well as some weekend fun! Hope you had a marvelous & relaxing weekend.

Let’s get to it!

Monday AM- 5.11 morning miles. Sleeping in was so glorious. Last week I was pretty beat all week long after running the 100k trail ultra. I guess running 62 miles on rough terrain will do that do ya. LOL.

Monday PM- 2.03 quick miles before I taught class at the gym. Testing out some sweet new kicks. I am absolutely loving the new Brooks Levitate.

Tuesday AM- 7.21 solo miles to the tune of a lovely sunrise. Best way to start the day.

Tuesday PM- 3.02 chill miles around the lake. Ending the day on a relaxing note.

Wednesday AM- 8.11 lunch time miles. It felt good to wait until the middle of the day to knock this one out. I’ve been missing running with the sun lately.

Wednesday PM- 3.21 miles with some strides thrown in, 7:58 pace. Finally starting to feel like myself again.

Thursday AM- 10.02 miles with the Irving Running Club. Spiced butter rum coffee afterwards was the true icing on the cake.

Thursday PM- 2.02 evening miles on some tired legs. The humidity was pretty thick last week too.

Friday- Typically a rest day for me, but I got in 5.11 very easy low key miles. Funny how running 5 miles seems like zero nowadays. Kind of like an active recovery day.

Saturday- 16.26 absolutely lovely long run miles. With my favorite clouds in the sky. It was a great day to be out and about. We had sunshiney weather all weekend long.

Sunday- 10.12 miles after sleeping in again. Running with the sun is always fun. It was almost 90 degrees again. Gotta love that in October, right?! I guess Texas still thinks it’s summer. Go home Texas, you’re drunk.

Good pool day though. I wrapped up Sunday chillaxin by the pool. Absolute heaven.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Did you get some chill time in?

Weekly Running Report.

Well hello there! I am back from my weekend adventure doing some ultra running in the piney woods! I will definitely be recapping that race this week but until then I thought we would recap last week’s mileage!! Let’s get straight to it!

Monday AM- 8.21 miles in the ‘hood to start the work week. I decided leading up to my 100k race to not do a ton of tapering (since I knew it would be a lot of hiking/running with the terrain), but just maintain solid mileage while backing off slightly. But I’ve always gotta have my Monday morning run. It is just something about that early run first thing before a crazy day that really gets me going. It is a therapy of sorts.

Monday PM- 2.11 mile cool down, 7:38 pace after teaching at the gym. Threw some strides in. It felt good to move faster that day.

Tuesday AM- 8.23 run club miles. Always fun chatting it up with the crew and then having some coffee after.

Tuesday PM- 3.02 miles after work around the lake. Nice and breezy but the humidity was still super thick.

Wednesday AM- I slept in and decided to do a little run at lunch. 4.21 miles in the straight up heat. I am thankful for the gym being right around the corner from work. Pop in the showers, cool off and I’m all good to go again. But man oh man am I ready for it to cool off.

Wednesday PM- 4.31 early evening miles watching the sunset. Had a little time to kill.

Thursday AM- Slept in till about 7 or so then went for a run. 7.21 miles done.

Thursday PM- 3.02 miles after teaching a class at the gym. Always a fun time doing some people watching at the lake.

Friday- REST DAY. Took a half day at work to drive out to East Texas and camp with friends for the Piney Woods Ultra. We went to the race briefing, dinner and took some pics.

How can you not love this view outside our cabin? Absolutely beautiful.

Saturday- Piney Woods Ultra day! Good gracious was it hot that day. Temps soared well into the 90s. I will save the recap because there are a lot of details. But it was a great race.

LOTS and LOTS of power hiking involved also on a deceivingly tough course. 62.02 miles done. Then Sunday was a well deserved rest day.

I was so proud to get in another triple digit week with the race included. Feeling a little stiff today but it was oh so worth it.

And there you have it!

How was your week? Have you done any trail running lately?

Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday to you! Hope your day is wonderful so far. I am here to recap last week’s running – 77.1 miles of smiles! Let’s recap it all, shall we?

Monday AM- 8.2 miles at 7 something a.m. after sleeping in just a bit. Mondays are always a little rough to get up and get it in early. But I still made it happen.

Monday PM- 3.05 miles after teaching spin at the gym. Sunset runs are absolutely the best. Very relaxing after a manic Monday.

Tuesday AM- 11.03 miles at 5 a.m. with the run club crew. Wearing fly kicks in the morning is oh so necessary.

Tuesday PM- 3.21 miles, a little evening jaunt by the lake. I always enjoy looping the lake to see all of the cute doggies and such. I threw in a few strides at the end to push the pace a bit.

Wednesday- 10.02 solo miles, thankfully I was able to get up a little bit earlier to knock this one out. Did not do a double run on this day. It felt a little strange. HA.

Thursday AM- 12.26 miles with my Irving Running Club early birds. I ran a few with a friend and then some since I had a little extra time on my hands. It was humid as all get out on this day. Texas weather has been a little bipolar lately. So ready for fall.

Thursday PM- Tired legs, 4.11 miles. The humidity was thick and I felt pretty sluggish. Got it in though.

Friday- REST DAY

Saturday- 15.02 early miles. Scaling back the miles a bit. I had a packed day that day so it felt good to knock this one out and still have some energy left for the remainder of the day.

Later – Grapefest vino festival & lunch with my homegirl Natalie. Good times indeed.

Sunday AM- 7.21 miles in 90 degree weather. Thankful for a little shade.

And also thankful for brunch. Yes yes.

Sunday PM- 3.02 evening miles. Seriously sweaty.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Is it starting to feel like fall where you are?

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there! How was your weekend? The weather has been absolutely fantastic here! I am here to recap last week’s mileage – I got in a whopping total of 85 miles last week! Let’s get down to the nitty gritty details!!

Monday- 12.12 blissful Labor Day miles. I threw in some hills for good measure. Hills make everything more fun, am I right?

Tuesday AM- 8.12 miles after sleeping in just a bit. It was nice to sleep in after the long fun holiday. I mean, I guess if you consider ‘sleeping in’ to be about 6:30 a.m. Love it.

Tuesday PM- 3.02 miles after the gym. Enjoying some sunset miles and saying hello to all my neighbors on the lake.

Wednesday AM- 10.11 hump day solo miles enjoying the sunrise. Legs were kind of tired that day but I got it in.

Wednesday PM- I met up with my trail pals to get in some dirty miles at Big Cedar for a quick 4.1 mile run. There were rocks and roots and all kinds of fun stuff. Check out this awesome view.

Thursday AM- Back with the run club crew. 14.14 miles total with Samantha. She is a personal trainer and also an ultra runner so we swap stories about fitness and such. Always a good time.

Thursday PM- 2.11 post work miles, working on some strides, 7:32 overall pace. Loving my sweet new kicks.

Friday- REST DAY

Saturday- Long run fun, 20.12 miles in the early morning. What’s funny about this is that I’ve been doing so many really long runs on this day so running ‘just 20 miles’ feels rather short lately. I’m pretty sure that sounds insane to most people. LOL. So this was kind of a taper-ish run for me, scaling back the miles to get ready for my upcoming 100k ultra.

Post run eats – flatbread and vino from this wonderful little wine bar. Oh goodness gracious that was some delicious stuff.

Sunday- 11.22 afternoon miles – it was fairly warmer but with a nice cool breeze. We have some more summer-like temps happening again later this week but it was nice to enjoy 70s and 80s while they lasted.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? What is the weather like where you are?
Praying for my FLORIDA peeps down there dealing with Irma! As well as those of you in other parts of where Irma is affected dealing with that crazy weather.

Weekly Running Report.

Hello!! Hope you had an amazing long Labor Day weekend! My holiday was filled with pool time, BBQ and of course…a ton of running! Let’s recap last week’s mileage, shall we?

Monday AM- 10.10 early morning miles. Last week it was humid as usual but the weather around here is starting to cool off. I will take temps in the 80s and 90s over triple digits any day. I am really ready for fall and especially to race in some cooler weather.

Monday PM- 3.02 after work/gym cool down miles. Threw in some strides. Unwinding from the long day.

Tuesday AM- I ran with the run club and then some on this day. 11.32 miles completed before 7 a.m. Can’t complain about that.

Tuesday PM- 4.11 sunset miles. Fairly uneventful, just some peaceful moments by the lake on some tired legs.

Wednesday AM- 10.35 miles before a crazy busy work day. For some reason the week before a holiday is always a crazy one, am I right? Anyway, much needed run therapy before hitting work deadlines and such.

Wednesday PM- 4.26 mile run after work…humidity through the roof. I suppose these sauna runs are making me a stronger runner though, somehow. I threw some strides in there for good measure.

Thursday AM- Thursdays are always great days for some run club miles. 10.02 miles and some post run Guatemalan coffee. Running is indeed cheaper than therapy.

Thursday PM- 7.03 mile twilight run. These twinkling lights in the sky are my favorite.

Friday- REST DAY and a massage to end the long work week.

Saturday- Big 30.05 mile run. I had some friends join me for a few miles which was nice. Girl talk while getting in big miles like that is oh so necessary.

I took a nap and then went out for some fun times with friends. Put your hair in a bun and wear some pretty earrings and no one will ever know you ran 30 miles that morning, HA. Just saying.

Sunday- 10.31 lunch time hot miles after sleeping in a bit.

100.5 weekly miles done! I am more than ready to knock out this ultra in a few short weeks.

Oh, and it wouldn’t be labor day weekend without some amazing Texas BBQ from this place. Smoked brisket for the win.

How was your holiday? Did you partake in any BBQ?

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there! Hope you had a good weekend. Today is fairly busy on the work side but I thought I’d check in with last week’s ultra run training!! I was able to get in a total of 93.8 miles last week. Let’s do a quick recap!

Monday AM- 10.11 miles in the ‘hood. Feels good to get in some good mileage before a busy Monday.

Monday PM- 2.02 cool down miles after teaching spin class at the gym. Double run days are the best days.

Tuesday AM- 13.37 miles with some hill work thrown in. It was crazy humid pretty much all of last week but with all the rain from south Texas came a bit of a cooler front for us up north. If you consider COOL to be temps in the 70s and 80s. Ha. I’ll take what I can get.

Tuesday PM- 3.21 mile cool down watching the sunset off the lake. I love ending my day with a little running and people watching.

Wednesday AM- 8.25 mile solo run with some speedy strides thrown in. It’s funny any run under 10 miles has felt like nothing lately.

Wednesday PM- 4.11 evening miles. I had some more time to kill on this day since I wasn’t teaching classes at the gym that night.

Thursday AM- 14.21 miles with my ultra runner friend. She is training for a 40 miler in September and of course I have the 100k in Tyler coming up. I’ve been enjoying my chats with her in the morning since we are both ultra run crazy. This race will be here before you know it.

Thursday PM- 5.02 relaxed miles after the gym. Nice little cool down but still with some thick humidity.

Friday- REST DAY

Saturday AM- 22.25 mile long run morning. Again with Harvey and the storm down south (we are 4+ hours away from all of it thank goodness) brought some cooler weather, all weekend long. It was one of those mornings where you just want to go outside on your patio with a cup of coffee, good cloud cover. I really enjoyed this run and the time on my feet.

Sunday AM- 11.27 trail miles at Cedar Ridge Preserve. Lots of folks out on the trail. I got in some awesome climbing with all of the rocks and roots. Trail running is such an amazing workout.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? What is the weather like in your neck of the woods? 

Weekly Running Report.

Hi there! Hope you had a marvelous weekend full of some fun in the sun! Last week was a great week of running. 93.6 miles total and ultra training is going very well!! Let’s recap, shall we?

Monday AM- 10.21 miles enjoying the early morning breeze. Felt good after some early morning rain.

Monday PM- 4.11 mile sunset run after teaching a class at the gym. Burning off a little extra steam from the busy work day.

Tuesday AM- 12.33 miles with the run club. I got a super early start with an ultrarunner friend of mine then finished the rest of the run with the group.

Tuesday PM- 3.03 quick uneventful miles. Just hitting some numbers to complete the double run day.

Wednesday AM- 8.21 solo miles. Very humid miles at that.

Wednesday PM- 5.16 very hot early evening miles right after work. Temps were high but felt even higher with the humidity combined. I was truly spent after this run.

Thursday AM- We had some more rain that came on through with a lightning storm so I waited until all of that settled to start this run. It felt good to get 10.11 miles in before the busy work day.

Thursday PM- 3.02 quick sunset miles after gym. Beautiful run doing some people watching by the lake.

Friday- REST DAY

Saturday- 27.11 breezy turned very balmy Saturday miles. Feels good to just knock out a marathon and then some on your own without a finish line & spectators on a Saturday, ya know?! NBD. Hashtag progress.

Sunday- 10.35 miles with some pretty blooms at the end of my route. Love love.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Did you get in some fun in the sun?
Yes, lots of pool time sipping an adult beverage in the sunshine.

Weekly Running Report.

Hope your Monday is off to a great start so far. Last week was a solid week of ultra training mileage!! I was able to get in a grand whopping total of 80.3 miles last week. Let’s do a recap!

Monday- 8.2 miles of sunrise. The humidity has been off the charts high as of late but I got this run in before the busy hectic day.

Tuesday AM- 13.21 miles solo. Work has been super busy so I opted to just get up and run on my own on this day. Typically I do my Tuesday runs with the run club but I just needed the miles and solitude, you feel me? Running sometimes really is cheaper than therapy. It felt so good to knock this one out.

Tuesday PM- 3.02 evening miles after teaching a class at the gym. Blowing some more steam off from the day.

Wednesday- 8.11 miles to the tune of a lovely sunrise. The sunrise that morning I have to say did not by any means disappoint.

Thursday AM- Back with the run club. I got a bit of a head start before the group and was able to get some extra miles in. 12.25 miles total before 7 a.m.

Thursday PM- 4.05 miles, back on my double run day game. Feels good to be feeling good after a 100 mile week last week. I am so ready for September and the 100k will be here before you know it!

Friday- REST DAY. Glorious rest day, I do love you so. Sometimes. Ha.

Saturday- 21.32 miles of straight up hills and humidity. I found a golf course nearby with some nice rolling hills which is just perfect for my longer runs. Love it.

Sunday- 10.11 late morning miles after sleeping in, fun night out with friends on Saturday. Hashtag so worth it!

And there you have it!

How’s your Monday so far? Tell me what’s making you smile today.
An amazing 10 mile run this morning after the rain with a nice cool breeze! Still humid but I enjoyed a drop in temps before it heats up again this week.