Hi there and happy Monday! This has been a busy day already (gotta work on MLK day, how lovely!) but I’m here to recap some miles from last week! Let’s get right to it.
I scaled back the miles a bit last week in order to prepare for my next ULTRA – the Running the Rose 54k in East Texas! Can’t wait to be among the tall piney trees!! It’s like running in a woodsy wonderland.
Monday- 5.13 evening miles while doing some people watching. I’ve been loving my evening runs lately and just switching things up in general. GOTTA KEEP IT SPICY. Haha someone recently made fun of me calling running ‘spicy’ but you know what it is one of my many ‘Chelsea-isms’ – just roll with it.
Tuesday AM- 7.32 miles with a few rolling hills thrown in there for good measure. Hashtag miles for breakfast.
Tuesday PM- 2.23 miles after teaching spin class. It was a mini cool down run since I had energy left. Fun getting that double run day in.
Wednesday AM- 4.32 miles before a busy day! Sometimes you’ve gotta get it in where it fits in.
Wednesday PM- 3.22 dark evening miles, felt good to get the legs moving again after the long work day. Plus the weather was pretty great. Pleasant temperatures in January are my jam.
Thursday AM- Of course once we have a stretch of good weather in true Texas fashion here come the storms. We had a lightning storm that started towards the end of my run but still got it in. 6.31 miles done.
Thursday PM- 2.01 miles after teaching a class at the gym. Out and back on the lake.
Friday- 5.21 miles with some thick humidity. I am never a big fan of humidity so relaxed miles but it got done.
Saturday- Back with the WRRC gang! 12 miles turned into 13.3. Funny how that happens. Time flies when you’re having fun.
Sunday- REST DAY. Much needed and a fun weekend fueled with good eats with friends. Rice bowl with egg and avocado for the win.
And there you have it!
How was your weekend? Are you gearing up for any races?
Happy Monday! Hopefully you are having a great start to the week!! Let’s recap some miles from last week! I’m gearing up for another fun trail ultra oh so soon. Should be a good one!
Let’s see how it all went down!
Monday- 4.22 miles at lunch. I love how running at lunch puts a whole new energy into the 2nd part of my day. Plus I felt a little faster towards the end.
Tuesday AM- I’ve been slowly adding back in some double run days since my last big run and starting to feel like myself again. I did 4.32 miles at lunch before washing up at the gym and heading back to work. I’ve also been running during different time of the day which keeps things interesting. Although I will always and forever have love for the morning run.
Tuesday PM- 2.21 miles at night after teaching a class at the gym. Pretty uneventful but it got done.
Wednesday AM- Back to doing some morning running! 5.31 miles doing some people watching on the lake. We had springtime temps all week last week which was lovely. But as I always say Texas weather is bipolar so we had up and down temps and then it got cold again at the end of the week. Gotta enjoy it while it lasts.
Wednesday PM- 4.12 miles after work. Also, tye dye leggings for the win.
Thursday AM- 4.20 miles early morning. Absolutely was not feeling it but it did turn my mood around to get out there and get it done. Kind of amazing how that all works.
Thursday PM- 2.22 miles after teaching spin. Running on tired legs with a faster finish.
Friday- 5.21 miles with an ALMOST coyote sighting! Actually a fellow neighbor/runner warned me that the coyote had just crossed paths with him and to watch out so I redirected. HA. And definitely picked up the pace a bit to avoid said coyote.
Saturday- 12.11 miles with running buds. Colorful kicks and good miles with good buddies.
Sunday- Run streak for the week! 7.21 miles recovering after a fun Saturday night. Felt like a great detox.
And there you have it!
How was your week last week? How’s the running going?!
Slowly but surely feeling back to normal and ready to rock some upcoming races.
Hey there and happy Monday to ya! First Monday of 2020. Hope your year is off to a great start! Let’s recap some miles from last week!! I did my big run across DFW which got me some big weekly miles! Let’s see how it all went down.
Monday- 5.33 miles on my day off enjoying the sunshine! We’ve had some great days for running in the last week with chilly temps in the AM and sunshine! I’ve also been loving having a bit of an off season with my runs. I do have another ULTRA coming up so I’ve been working to keep the body strong but this was a good run for sure.
Tuesday- My 34.31 mile Cowtown to Dallas run! The recap is here if you are catching up. I really enjoyed this run and meeting new folks along the way. Legs were really feeling it after but I absolutely look forward to doing this one every year and seeing what my body is capable of.
Wednesday- Serious recovery miles. My body really was not feeling it but hey motion is lotion, baby! 3.03 miles done.
Thursday- The rest of the runs for the week were all mostly recovery/maintenance after Tuesday’s miles. The body did start feeling better though towards the end of the week. I was mostly just tired and wanted to get a TON of sleep which was lovely. 3.22 mile run Thursday after teaching my first spin class of the year.
Friday- 4.21 lunch miles. Picked up the pace a little towards the end. Weather was pure perfection.
Saturday- 12.02 miles on Saturday with the run club! It felt good to get back to doing some double digit miles for sure.
Sunday- REST DAY. Sushi Sunday vibes for the win.
And there you have it!
How was your weekend? Did you do any races or runs on New Year’s Eve?!
Hey there and Merry Christmas *EVE* eve! Hope you got all of your holiday shopping done. I’m here with some weekly miles and smiles from last week. Let’s get into it!
Monday- 5.31 miles at lunch time. I had a bit of a long weekend last week so Monday I ran in the sunshine. Quite lovely.
Tuesday- 6.31 miles after teaching a class at the gym. Loved rocking and rolling with my spin peeps and then running after. Great two a day type of day.
Wednesday- 5.12 miles. Had to get this one in early before a 7 AM dentist appointment! So that was a nice productive morning. Legs also felt stronger last week after scaling the miles back a little.
Thursday AM- 5.11 miles with the most stunning sunrise. I did a lot of solo runs last week which was much needed. Had a lot of brain movies in my head I needed to watch.
Thursday PM- 3.33 mile progression run after the gym. Actually since the gym is kind of in a sketchy area this motivated me to run even FASTER. Ha.
Friday AM- 5.31 nice and easy miles before the Jingle Bell Run that night. I wanted to get some more double run days in to see how the body would feel.
Friday PM- Jingle Bell Run FUN!! Although I signed up for the untimed version of this race I decided to race against myself. And honestly- I haven’t felt that good on a run in a while!!! Running faster definitely gave me a boost and ignited a fire in me especially after just recently finishing my 100k Ultra. I really loved the shorter faster miles! Definitely more to come.
Saturday- Had a teach a spin class (last one of 2019!!!) so I got up early before that to run 7.02 miles. Got it done, feeling good feeling great.
Sunday- REST DAY. A much needed one at that. And lot of brunching also went down over the weekend. Eggs benny for the win.
There you have it! Merry Christmas, falala lala and all that jazz.
Anyone else do a rocking Christmas race last week? How was it??
Hey there and happy Tuesday! I had a bit of a long weekend so technically it is my ‘Monday’! Well let’s recap some miles from last week!! I am in a bit of an off season/fun run mode but still keeping my running going strong. Definitely in maintenance mode so I can start gearing up for races in the new year. Let’s see how it all went down!
Monday- REST DAY. I needed a day of rest after the busy weekend and it was quite lovely. I took advantage and used the down time to satisfy my sushi craving. OH YES.
Tuesday- 5.21 mile run after teaching spin. Relaxed miles doing some people watching on the lake.
Wednesday AM- 6.32 miles, picked up the pace a bit at the end on my usual out and back route. The weather last week was darn near perfect for running and we also had some spring-like days. Loved every minute of that.
Wednesday PM- 4.02 miles sunset run. Getting in some double run day miles for the day.
Thursday- 8.03 miles back with the breakfast run club. I super look forward to Thursday mornings to run with my buds. Always puts a little pep in my step for the workday.
Friday- I was off on this day so super looked forward to getting those 7.22 miles in. Plus sleeping in was super sweet. Side note I’m jealous of those who work from home and can just run whenever they want. This is probably my favorite time of year to run midday. Beautiful weather, sunshine, everyone is at work and clear streets. Loved it.
Saturday- 12.03 miles on the lake enjoying this marvelous view. Feeling good, feeling great.
Sunday- REST DAY. Actually those of us in the off season went to cheer on runners running the Dallas Marathon! This is one of the first times I’ve been on the cheer side for a change. Love supporting running friends and running fam.
And there you have it!
How was your weekend? What races (or fun runs) are coming up for you?
Jingle Bell (fun) Run, then my annual crazy run across DFW.
Hey there and happy Monday! Hope you had a marvelous weekend. I am here to recap some miles from last week! Let’s review and see how it all went down.
Monday- 5.31 early morning miles. It is always tough to get my act together on a Monday morning after the weekend but I made it happen. Mondays are always recovery days for me but I had a bit of a pep in my step since I’ve been taking more rest (LAZY) days. Love that.
Tuesday AM- 7.33 mile hill run with my breakfast run club. Tuesday generally I’m ready to hit it hard so it felt so good to get up early and knock it out.
Tuesday PM- 3.02 miles after teaching a class at the gym. Triple threat Tuesday. Just doing some people watching on the lake.
Wednesday- 6.32 miles solo. We had some lovely crisp weather last week but it was pleasant so it almost felt like springtime. It has been patio type weather down in Texas. LOVE me some Texas weather in December.
Thursday- 8.12 miles back at it early with the club. I love when I’m able to get up early for some miles – it definitely puts a whole new energy into my day. Definitely still not training for anything at the moment – all of my runs have been for maintenance. But great keeping my fitness up and keeping things going.
Friday- I planned on putting in some more miles on this day but honestly my body was NOT feeling it (the beauty of NOT training for anything haha) so I got in another quick ‘maintenance’ run. 5.22 miles done.
Saturday- I actually had a ton of adulting things to do Saturday morning so had to squeeze this one in but I wanted a double digit run for sure so knocked it out. 10.21 miles done.
Sunday- Run streak week! Feeling so good now that I’m slowly getting my miles back up. 5.11 miles. And there you have it.
Plus a little funny for your Monday. Just cuz.
How is your running going? Any holiday races coming up?
Jingle Bell Run. SUPER fun run – love me some no pressure Christmas races.
Well happy Monday to ya! I hope your Thanksgiving with friends and fam was absolutely fantastic. I’m here to recap some miles and smiles from last week! Let’s see how it all went down.
Monday- Last week I scaled back on the miles a bit more to see how the body felt with just a bit more rest. So Monday was a REST DAY. I have to tell you resting on a Monday for me is always mentally tough. You know there’s always that hashtag NEVERMISSAMONDAY that makes everyone who needs a rest day feel bad. Haha. “Runner’s guilt” is the best, right!? Anyway, the legs felt fresh and ready to go on Tuesday for some miles so that’s a good thing.
Tuesday AM- 7.12 relaxed miles in the hood. It rained a lot off and on last week so this was a humid cloudy day but it got done.
Tuesday PM- 3.02 evening miles after teaching a spin cycle class. I enjoyed doing some people watching at night by the water. Picked up the pace a bit at the end.
Wednesday AM- 7.22 miles catching up with my neighbor friend. Getting it in since I had Thanksgiving Eve off. Yay for that.
Wednesday PM- Double run day miles, 3.32 to get in over 10.5 miles for the day. I actually ended up going to a Thanksgiving Eve ONESIE party that night which was quite fun! Also, I bought my very first onesie just for this event. I am now a big time onesie FAN.
Thursday- 10.02 miles before 10 AM on Thanksgiving! The ‘Chelsea Trot’ was a success. No dogs/strollers/walkers in my way. It rained Thanksgiving morning too so the miles were a little soggy but so blissful.
Friday- REST DAY. Got some yoga stretching in though and allowed the body to rest. Kind of loving this whole ‘I’m not training for anything’ THING. I honestly still feel like the body is in repair post 100k. But, feeling better day by day.
Saturday- 10.11 miles done. Early Saturday miles before you even know you’re doing them, for the win.
Sunday- REST DAY. Plus the best red wine flight I’ve ever had in life. Oh so good.
And there you have it!
How was your Thanksgiving holiday? Best Thanksgiving dish you had?
My family friend made some sautéed cabbage with herbs that was quite good. PLUS. Mac n cheese for the win. And my dad’s sweet potato pie.
Hello there and happy Monday! Hope you had an awesome weekend. Let’s recap some weekly miles, shall we? I was able to get in just over 50 miles for the week – a bit of a cut back week for me actually as of late! Let’s see how it all went down.
Monday- 5.23 evening miles enjoying doing some people watching. I made this a bit of a progression run so it felt good to move faster after resting the legs the previous day. Currently I’m not really training for anything (as mentioned in the last few posts) so right now my running is more for maintenance. I do have my eyes on some ultras in 2020 and perhaps a marathon. But at the moment the off season is super nice. I still really also feel like I’m still recovering from my 100k PR.
Tuesday AM- 8.12 miles with some hill repeats thrown in there. Solo miles in the early morning dark but felt good to knock it out.
Tuesday PM- 2.22 miles after teaching spin to get in the double run day. It still feels good to do the double running every once in a while especially after a stressful day so I’ve been throwing them in there still. Not as often as when I’m training for something serious but nice little moving meditation.
Wednesday AM- 7.12 relaxed miles and loved all of the colorful fall leaves. Definitely loving the crisp fall mornings as of late.
Wednesday PM- 3.02 double run day miles – evening run with the city lights.
Thursday- 8.3 miles back at it with the breakfast run club. I’ve been doing a ton of solo runs so honestly just having company on the run lately is super nice and definitely pushes me to move faster.
Friday- 6.31 miles with a faster finish. I had Friday off so it was lovely ‘sleeping in’ a bit before the run. Definitely put some pep in my step to start the run later than usual.
Saturday- 10.22 miles catching up with great run pals. Felt good to get up and hit up the lake on a gorgeous morning. Plus post run mimosas always make things a little sweeter.
Sunday- REST DAY. Absolutely lovely and oh so needed.
And there you have it!
How was your weekend? Any holiday races coming up??
Doing my ‘Chelsea Trot’ then the Jingle Bell Run which will totally be a FUN run.
Hey there and a very happy Monday to ya! Hope you’re having a great start to the week! I’m here to recap some MILES and SMILES! I was able to get in just over 61 miles of running last week. Let’s recap and see how it all went down!
Monday- 7.03 miles in the ‘hood! Love catching up with my neighbor friend over some miles. Now that I’ve made my decision about not running the HUNDO I can just run for sheer enjoyment. That definitely felt so nice. I do have some races in the horizon for 2020 so keeping the fitness up will be good.
Tuesday AM- 5.22 miles solo, picking up the pace a bit towards the end. It was a week of bipolar texas weather again so this run was in 20 degree temps plus windy. Fun fun fun.
Tuesday PM- Double run day miles, 3.02 miles after teaching spin doing some people watching.
Wednesday- 5.32 miles while listening to a podcast. Yet another super chilly morning.
Thursday- 10.12 miles back with the breakfast run club. Love when I’m able to get up super early and knock out double digit miles.
Friday- 10.32 miles with with my neighbor friend. Met her halfway since we live about 3 minutes from each other and helped her get her long run in. She helped me keep a solid pace while we had solid girl talk.
Saturday- 20.12 miles just cuz I felt like it. HA. Good time on my feet run with run pals.
Sunday- REST DAY. Plus weekend eats to follow. Chicken flatbread with balsamic for the win.
And then…the sun came back and all was well in the world. Temps in the 60s and 70s in November. Happy Chelsea.
And there you have it!!
Share your weekend runs/treats/eats with me!
Happy Monday! I am here to recap some running from last week!! Things training wise are going well and the legs are finally starting to feel back to normal after my last ULTRA! Let’s see how it all went down!
Monday- 4.22 miles at night after the long work day. Most of this run was done in the DARK since it starts getting dark around here right after work, haha gotta love that daylight savings.
Tuesday AM- 8.32 miles with a few hills thrown in there. It was a tad humid and warmer all week last week but of course Texas is bipolar so there’s that.
Tuesday PM- 2.22 miles after teaching spin and over 10 miles total for the day. Good time on my feet type of day.
Wednesday AM- 5.31 miles in the a.m. Good ‘run therapy’ kind of morning getting some fresh air before a busy day.
Wednesday PM- 3.32 miles- double run day in the darkness again. Honestly I have to get used to running twice a day with it being dark at night because for the most part that means I’m always running IN THE DARK. Unless I do a lunch run but work has been too crazy lately. But well, such is life.
Thursday AM- 4.15 miles in the morning with cold-ish RAIN. It was kind of nice though and good mental training.
Thursday PM- 3.03 miles after teaching at the gym. Quick out and back and the legs felt pretty good.
Friday- 10.13 miles in the morning with the beautiful fall leaves. Glorious morning for running some double digits before work.
Saturday- Back to solid MILES! 20.12 miles with the run club. So glad to have these peeps to help me get all the miles in.
Sunday- REST DAY. Much needed. Celebrated with brunch because, breakfast tacos.
And there you have it!
How was your week last week? Gearing up (or recovering from) any races?