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.

Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday to ya! It is a rainy…COLD…(yes, cold for real we went from 80s to 40s in a matter of hours- CRAY) but I am here to share last week’s running with you! I was fortunate to get in a total of 86.1 miles last week. So, hooray for that! Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday AM- 5.22 miles before a busy workday. It felt good to get up early and get it in. I never regret that.
Monday PM- 2.02 miles to cool down after teaching class at gym. I decided not to really taper for the Orion Ultra last week, so I still got some double days in just made the double day runs a tad shorter. So that seemed to work out well.
Tuesday AM- 8.33 miles with the early run club. Some of them had a track workout on the agenda so I warmed up with a few miles on the track (threw strides in) then continued on with my usual route.
Tuesday PM- 2.22 miles after the gym splashing through puddles. This was not really a great run simply because I have a hard time running in this particular neighborhood in the dark. The gym that I teach at on this side of town is a tad sketchy and not only that there are SCARY dogs that like to run out in the middle of the street and chase you. So, that’s great.
Wednesday- 8.03 miles by the lake enjoying the view. Temps were quite lovely that morning although we had some rain coming it so it was quite humid but got the job done.
Thursday- 10.04 miles and the LAST RUN before my ultra!
Friday- REST DAY. Made the road trip down to the gulf coast for Saturday’s race. A runner friend made vegan spaghetti. YUM.

Saturday- ORION ULTRA! 50.01 miles done. Won second place female overall!! Recap to come.

Sunday- Drove back to Dallas. Glorious rest day felt like heaven. And yes my beach tan is everything.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Is it snowing where you are?
It was quite a shock to the body to go to the beach and come back to chilly temps I have to say. But I do have a killer tan.

Weekly Running Report.

Happiest of Mondays to ya! Hope you had a productive/rockin/fun weekend! I am here to recap last week’s 70 mile running week with you! Let’s get straight to it.

Monday AM- 5.13 miles in the morning right on the lake. Monday runs are always tough but once you get out the door you are good to go. And I always feel good when it’s done.

Monday PM- Yay for double run day. 2.2 miles after teaching at the gym. Winding down for the day.

Tuesday AM- 8.22 miles with the run club. We did hill repeats and then some. If I can be honest I really enjoy the challenge of hill repeats…it is like speedwork in disguise.

Tuesday PM- 3.01 sunset miles on double run day. Threw in some strides at the end.

Wednesday AM- 6.33 miles early am with a good running buddy. Don’t you just love those running friends that will get up to run with you ANY DAY of the week? They are a rare find. I’m lucky to have them.

Wednesday PM- Had to push double run day up to lunch time – 3.3 miles since I did a wine walk later on in the evening with my ladies. But at least it got done.

Wine walk was perfection.

Thursday AM- Due to said wine walk this run was at lunch haha. 4.31 miles in the hot hot heat and humidity. Yes it felt pretty much like summer all of last week.

Thursday PM- 3 miles at sunset after a long day at work. Unwinding with miles is the best.

Friday- 7.14 miles before the busy work day. I’ve started running on Fridays now and I really love it. Friday used to be rest day but now it is more like active recovery.

Saturday- 17.11 miles before mimosas, breakfast tacos and the POOL! Yes temps were humid and HOT once again and I was here for it. Enjoying a little bit more pool time while it lasts. Gotta love living in Texas in the fall.

Sunday- 10.3 miles with a good friend on the Katy Trail and through a gorgeous park. It was a great run and we had smoothies after and then I taught a spin class. Busy day.

And there you have it!

1 week out from the Orion 50 miler…! and yes, totally running it as a training run for this race. Gotta love ultra training.

How was your weekend? Did anyone run the CHICAGO MARATHON!? If so congrats!!

Weekly Running Report.

HAPPY OCTOBER! Hope you are having a great Monday. I’m here to recap some weekly miles as I train for this ultra. I was able to get in just over 77 miles of running last week!! It was a good time! Let’s check in and see how it all went down.

Monday AM- 6.32 miles in the ‘hood. Monday mornings have not gotten any easier honestly but I’m always so happy to get any type of Monday morning run in after running lots on the weekend.

Monday PM- 2.02 mile run after teaching a class at the gym. Nice little cool down.

Tuesday AM- 7.32 miles with my morning run group. They did some track work as some of them are training for shorter races- so I did a warm up with them then went off on my own to finish the run.

Tuesday PM- 3.03 miles around the lake watching the sunset. It was super humid and buggy out but got it done.

Wednesday AM- 6.34 early miles followed up by some ice cold chocolate milk. It never stops being delicious.

Wednesday PM- 4.02 miles done. Double run day miles with WRRC.

Thursday- 8.02 miles of hill repeats early in the AM. Good fun going up and down the neighborhood streets with friends.

Friday- 20.2 miles BEFORE THE WORKDAY! I totally felt like a rockstar after this run. Friday might just be the new Saturday long run fun. Yes, work was quite interesting after that early start but I needed to get some back to backs in.

Also Friday night I made chicken & black bean enchiladas for you foodies out there who care. LOL. They were delish and definitely worked out as leftovers for some meals for the weekend. I had quite the appetite after that run.

Saturday– Back to back long run fun. 16.02 miles with WRRC. Legs actually felt good and it is always fun getting in long miles with fun people. And afterwards we went to a Halloween festival/haunted house park. Good times indeed.

Sunday- 4.7 miles nice and easy around the lake before watching some football. The sun was out and it was a beautiful morning.

And there you have it!

How was your week? Are you looking forward to any races coming up?
Orion 50 miler, then the Brazos Bend 100 in December.

Weekly Running Report.

Hello Monday!! Nice to see you again. I’m actually really ready for this short work week and super LONG luxurious Labor Day weekend coming up. Let’s get it!

But first let’s recap last week’s mileage! I was able to get in just over 60 miles total as I scale the mileage back to get ready for Big Cottonwood!! Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday- 5.22 miles in the a.m.…temps all week last week were quite hot so this felt like a heat training run more than anything else. But got it done.
Tuesday AM- Lunchtime 10k. 6.3 miles all smiles. We had some cloudy skies also which was nice. I had a birthday event last Monday so had to push this run to lunch. It always feels to get it done on your lunch break though.
Tuesday PM- 3.03 miles after teaching a class at the gym. Love people watching by the lake.
Wednesday AM- 7.12 miles of hills with the breakfast run club. I’ve been getting in lots of hill training this cycle and I sure do hope it pays off in a couple of weeks.
Wednesday PM- 3.23 miles with WRRC. I’ve missed doing my Weds night runs with them – gotta make this one happen more often.
Thursday AM- 8.22 tempo-ish miles. Gosh I forgot how much tempos make my legs want to fall off. Feels dang good though when you’re done.
Thursday PM- 2.27 miles cool down run just winding down from the day by the lake.
Friday- 5.12 miles in the a.m. Running on rest day. Yes I’m on a run streak and it’s going good so far. The shorter runs have been good active recovery.
Saturday- 16.02 miles back at White Rock with my WRRC posse. I’ve got some buds that are headed to South Africa to run an Ironman so super excited for them. It was good to see them back on the run getting some strong miles in. Fun fun.

Sunday- Pool time and a 4 mile run. Just to hit my numbers for the week.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Is it starting to cool down where you live?

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happiest of Mondays to ya! Hope you had a great weekend. I’m here to recap some of last week’s running!! I was able to get in just over 74 miles last week. Definitely excited and gearing up for this race! Let’s recap and see how it all went down.

Monday AM- 4.33 lunchtime miles enjoying the sunshine. Last week we still had a few days of rain so it was quite humid but a tad cooler in the earlier parts of the day. I was pretty wiped out from running over the weekend too but still managed to get in a double run day on this day.

Monday PM- 3.03 miles after teaching a class at the gym. Pretty uneventful except for a lovely sunset.

Tuesday AM- 10.35 miles with back to back hills. I’ve definitely been getting in lots of hill training during this training cycle which is great. Legs were pretty wiped out after this one.

Tuesday PM- Another 3.3 miler around the lake, nice and easy – slowly winding down from the day.

Wednesday AM- 8.12 miles EARLY morning with the breakfast run club. Followed by chocolate milk recovery. Yum yum.

Wednesday PM- 4.03 happy hour miles with WRRC. I’m trying to get back into the groove of Wednesday night social running.

Thursday- 8.32 miles, a few of these miles were at tempo pace. Tempo runs have been rough in this summer heat but just getting it done anyway. I will be so happy when it cools off down here and these runs will feel a TON easier. Bring it on, fall weather!! I am needing you in my life.

Friday- 7.13 miles catching up with a good buddy followed by Sumatra roast coffee. Java Me Up really is my favorite.

Saturday- Big 21 mile run – done!! 21.23 miles to be exact. Taper time is getting close.

Sunday- 4.25 easy miles…thankful for some shade because this was truly a HOT one.

And of course I had to end the weekend with some lovely pool time with lovely friends. Fun fun.

There you have it!!

How was your weekend? What did you do?

Weekly Running Report.

Hi there! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was quite rainy here! I was still able to get some miles in though this past week. Let’s recap and see how it all went down!

Monday- 4.32 mile run after teaching a spin class at the gym. Watching the sunset on a Monday.

Tuesday- 8.03 miles with the run club. Track workout followed by a cool down. A very humid cool down at that. Legs were still feeling my back to back long run/high mileage the week prior but still got it done.

Wednesday AM- 10.25 miles, another early morning. Since we meet outside of a local grocery store my new motivation after this run is low fat chocolate milk. Gets the job done.

Wednesday PM- 3.02 miles in the evening…people watching by the lake.

Thursday- 8.22 miles in the straight up rain. It rained so much last week I was getting tired of these downpour runs by the end of the week but it certainly did cool it down just a tad which was quite lovely. Still humidity through the roof but lovely.

Friday- 6.36 miles in the AM before kicking off the weekend.

Saturday AM- 15.03 miles with my WRRC clique followed by mimosas on ice. Crushed ice and mimosas is also my new Saturday morning run motivation.

Saturday PM- 3.03 rainy miles in the evening with my trail run group. We do a run every summer that is at night and then we BBQ and hang out afterwards and drink brewskis. It is great fun. I love my trail run fam.

Sunday AM- 6.32 miles in the morning, 8:19 overall pace. I was absolutely drenched from the sticky humid air (you see a trend here?) and I was not really feeling this run at all. Funny how that happens and it makes you want to go faster.

Sunday PM- Practicing more night running. 5.57 miles done to hit that 70 mile mark. It was actually quite peaceful running at night! Minus a few creepers that I had to dodge. I could get used to more night running.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Has it been raining where you are?
Lots…but I see the sun peeking out right about now.