Weekly Running Report.

Hi, hey and hello there! Hope your week is off to a smashing start. I am here to share some of last week’s running workouts with you! Brazos Bend 100 is right around the corner and I could not be more pumped up. Let’s recap and see how last week went down.

Monday- 7.20 miles watching the sunrise. Great way to start Monday, on my favorite lake enjoying the view.
Tuesday- 10.03 miles with my early run crew, again starting at the track with them and then ending the run solo. A lot of them are training for different races but I love being able to find a group that runs early and knowing they are out there and we are all getting it done. Miles for breakfast.
Wednesday- 8.12 miles of hills in the ‘hood. I kinda forgot how my neighborhood has some hills hidden in it. It was so nice mixing up my usual neighborhood route and doing some exploring.
Thursday- 10.21 miles, again with a beautiful morning RUNrise. RUNrises equal a happy Chelsea.
Friday- 7.32 miles. Running on my rest day, always fun. Actually I’ve been playing around with which rest day that I like better. I think Friday still wins because it gets me ready for a weekend of long running. But sometimes Sunday can be a nice rest day option too. Anyways, I just felt like running through the entire week. LOL. This week leading up to my race I will take Friday off.
Saturday- Back with the WRRC run club. 16.01 miles done and we changed up the route a bit again which I always like. Our run club is pretty big on Saturdays so I always like running with different people and learning about them and what makes them tick. Fun fun.

Post run obsession. Tuna poke bowl with all of the good stuff. I could eat this every day. But especially awesome after a long run.

Sunday- 3.21 nice and easy miles. Actually this definitely felt like a rest day. The weekend was absolutely beautiful. This time of year down in Texas is my favorite. Highs were in the 70s. Patio weather at its finest.

And there you have it!

Plus, we ended the month of November last week with a whopping 330 monthly miles. It has been a great few months of training as you can see. Keeping those miles high and legs fired up for what is to come.

How was your running week last week? Any races coming up?
BB100 – my 2nd 100 miler and I am super stoked.

Weekly Running Report.

Hi there! I am back and here to share some weekly running with you! Hope you all had an excellent Thanksgiving holiday. I was able to get in just over 70 miles of running last week! We are getting so close to this ultra race I can taste it. Let’s recap those miles shall we?

Monday- 10.13 miles watching a gorgeous sunrise. I must say I love that the morning sky is showing itself much earlier. It definitely is making my early miles that much sweeter.

Tuesday AM- 8.28 miles of hill repeats with the early morning crew. Love getting it in when you have all of that accountability.

Tuesday PM- 3.21 chilly miles around the lake doing some people watching after teaching a class at the gym. Good times indeed.

Wednesday- 10.23 miles in the neighborhood. I have really started enjoying my runs by the lake now that I have a neighbor friend who meets me right at my doorstep. I am super spoiled with all of the running buds and I know it.

Thursday- 17.01 Thanksgiving miles starting out with the run club and then ending it solo! I always do a LONG RUN on Thanksgiving. It is kind of like a turkey trot except we call it a “Chelsea Trot”. I had a rockin playlist too.

Thanksgiving dinner was awesome, I did some cooking with mama. Including that gluten free mac and cheese with all of the cheeses. Yaaas.

Friday- 4.33 miles in my hometown. This is always such a fun run, running in the neighborhood I grew up in. Solo miles making me feel all nostalgic and such.

Also on Black Friday I did a little brunch fun with the run buds. Running bud shenanigans wins over shopping any day.

Saturday- Another 17.01 milesI This was a strong run and I actually felt so good even though I was running all week long. Plus the weather was perfection. Could not have asked for a better morning.

Sunday- Rest day. A much needed one at that.

And there you have it!

How was your Thanksgiving holiday?!!
Absolutely delicious.

Weekly Running Report.

Happy Monday to ya! I am super excited for the short work week and Thanksgiving holiday! But first I thought we would recap some miles from last week. I was able to get in a total of 81.3 miles. My ultra race is fast approaching! Let’s recap and see how it all went down.

Monday AM- 7.11 miles in the early AM. Just getting in some miles in the morning really does make a difference in my work day. Even though it has been tough to initially get going most Mondays but got it done.
Monday PM- 2.22 miles after teaching a class at gym. Cool down miles and double run day done.
Tuesday AM- 7.22 miles starting out on the track with my run group and finishing with hills. Gotta love to mix it up.
Tuesday PM- 3.02 miles running in the straight up darkness but loving practicing some night running. Gotta get used to running all times of the day for BB100.
Wednesday AM- 8.35 miles with one of my run buds at zero dark thirty starting and ending at the coffee shop. Java Me Up is kind of my favorite thing.
Wednesday PM- 3.21 miles at lunch time. Work has been so crazy lately so nice to take a break in the middle of the work day and then have my night free.
Thursday- 10.11 miles with a few hills thrown in for good measure. Another zero dark thirty run.
Friday- 18.05 miles! I have been enjoying doing my long running on Fridays lately. It’s always a fun way to start the end of the work week and actually does energize the morning although yes…I do crash by about 3 PM. It’s definitely a multiple cups of coffee kind of day.
Saturday- 22.02 miles wth my WRRC crew. Everyone has been training for winter races so it has been fun to get in lots of miles with them. Love this crew.

Sunday- Much needed rest day after back to back super long runs and double run days all week. I went to brunch with mama and we shared some ricotta & meatballs from Sassetta. Holy YUM.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? How’s your training going?

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.