Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hi hey and hello there! It’s Friday and it is a good feeling!!! Hope you have some fun in store. I am absolutely ready to revel in this marvelous fall weather. Outdoor activities are happening all weekend long.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Incredible sunrises all week long like the one pictured above. Loving the colors of fall thus far.

Speaking of the colors of fall the leaves are slowly starting to change down in Texas!! I’ve been going on fall foliage runs and taking pics of every colorful leaf that I see.

How to navigate in person races this fall. RECOVERY and monitoring how you feel post race when your immune system is down – muy importante.

And finally, your Friday funny.

Make it a great one!

What is on tap for your weekend?!
Long running, margarita tasting, yoga doing, brunch devouring.

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

This morning was a CHILLY one after teaching my zero dark thirty spin class! I did feel my legs moving faster towards the end of this run though. It felt good to be outside running with temps in the 40s. Yes, we were in the 40s with low humidity. Cooler temps for running equals a happy Chelsea.

I went to the sauna AND the eucalyptus steam room after my chilly run and I have to tell you it was absolutely everything. My body and soul is all warm and happy now after that double dose of heat. Hydrating lots and lots after all of that AM sweat.

I am doing a trial run of HBO max and I have to say I am absolutely obsessed with all of the good shows I’m finding on there. Move over Netflix. I especially like this show – I just love me some good looking young and hip African Americans on my screen. Give me more of the Sweet Life please.

Essential oil of the week. Lavender and Cedarwood. I pretty much have been diffusing it every morning.

Love this tank top. We are getting all kinds of cute gear to wear when we teach classes at Life Time. Free swag is my jam.

Yes it is Christmas time already at the 9 to 5. I am not one of those people who hates on people putting their Christmas trees up early. haha. I am HERE FOR all of IT. Let’s get to the holiday hoopla.

Share some randomness with me from your week! Are you an early Christmas tree putter upper?!?

Normally yes. But– I may wait a little while longer this year because I think I’m going to get a new tree. It is time to retire the pink one.

Fitness, Spin class, spotify, Weds Spin Playlist

Weds Spin Playlist.

It’s a great day for some spin cycle jams! I’ve got some hot tracks and throwbacks mixed for my fellow instructors and fitness enthusiasts. Let’s go for a ride!

My updated schedule is here and check me out on Spotify. Enjoy!! Catch you on the flip side.

You Make Me Feel- Cobra Starship, Sabi: Warm up
Rise- Laidback Luke, Mark Villa: Accelerations
Only Girl (In the World)- Rihanna: Rolling hills
Hypnos- HI-LO: Accelerations
I Don’t Like It, I Love It- Flo Rida, Robin Thicke: Standing run
Shine Good- Garmiani, Julimar Santos: Climb
Would You Ever- Skrillex, Poo Bear: Jumps on a hill
Paradise- MEDUZA, Dermot Kennedy: Climb
Nice for What- Drake, DJ lilman: Sprints
Overpass Graffiti- Ed Sheeran: Active recovery
Stay- Zedd, Jonas Blue: Rolling hills
To The Floor- Afrojack, Black V Neck: Jumps
It Gets Better- Swedish House Mafia: Rolling hills
Lady- Black Caviar: Sprints
Purple Night- Cezaire: Cool down

Feel free to share some workout tracks with me!

Running, Weekly Running Report

Weekly Running Report.

Happy November to ya! Hope you have some wonderful things in store for this month. Let’s recap some weekly running! I’m feeling really good lately about my miles and building back up after a bit of an off season. We all NEED THEM every once in a while! After being a ‘high mileage’ runner for years and years without taking time off, my body was absolutely needing the recovery.

We all know that when you do not take the time to do this for yourself – your body will do it for you.

Amen and amen.

It is nice to be balancing things (AND LIFE) with my fitness instructor schedule.

Let’s see how it all went down!

Monday- It was so funny on Monday after taking a ‘long run’ break the weekend prior how much ENERGY I had on this day. I literally popped out of bed and hit the ground running. 6.3 miles done with a glorious sunrise. It was fun to do that and teach my spin class in the same day. Got some major mileage in on the bike too. Some days that is all you need is some ‘fresh legs’.

Tuesday- 4.21 miles after work with a colorful fall sunset. So great to unwind after the work day with some miles and do some people watching.

Wednesday- I got out for a short run after work since I had to work late but I was on a bit of a run streak so wanted to just knock it out. 3.03 miles done.

Thursday- Quick 3.30 miles with rolling hills after teaching a ZERO DARK THIRTY spin class at the gym. Running on tired legs but getting used to that feeling again.

Friday- 4.22 out and back miles with this a view. Very wonderful change of scenery.

Saturday- Got in a luxurious long run with a great pal! I ABSOLUTELY loved this route that we did. The roads were quiet and peaceful and loved all of the colors in the sky. 16.04 miles done.

Sunday- Sunday funday runday miles to get my numbers in for the week. 3.23 miles and the weather once again was on point. Thank you weather gods for lowering the humidity.

And there you have it! Make it a great week.

How is your running going? Loving the fall weather?!?

Fitness, Running, Spin class, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Hey there and happiest of Fridays to ya! Hope you have some fun in store for your weekend. We are in for some blissfully chilly fall weather this weekend so I am a very happy camper!! It has also been pretty busy for me on the work front (teaching classes at the gym + working my day job) so definitely ready to be free and enjoy the fruits of my labor! Happy happy joy.

Let’s get to this week’s faves!

Get your foam roll on to relieve stress. I keep my foam roller in my living room for this very reason. Plus blessed to have a massage therapist that I see monthly. You’d be amazed at how much stress can be alleviated simply by getting a rubdown.

Excited to be taking advantage of some more exciting opportunities at Lifetime. We had a little photoshoot last week at the North Dallas location so it was fun to get some free pics on my bike.

Trying out a new to me local juice spot. This ‘blue mermaid’ smoothie with blue spirulina was absolutely everything.

And finally your Friday funny.

Have a good one!

What’s the weather like for your weekend? Have the leaves changed colors where you are??
I love all of the pics I’m seeing of the leaves currently on the east coast.

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

Life has been a bit stressful dealing with LIFE STUFF – but I am staying afloat and surviving! I have to say that staying consistent with my day to day running in the midst of all of the stress has helped. Even if it is just for a quick run around the block – fresh air and time with nature is so much needed. I find that it is kind of medicinal nowadays.

The weather for running this week has been superb also. I am talking in the 50s and 60s which for Texas in October is absolutely bone chilling haha. Colorful sunrises and a cool breeze every single time. AND LESS HUMIDITY praise Jesus. I am a fan.

I am planning a weekend getaway soon with a friend and it could not be coming at a better time. I just need the ocean breeze on my face and the sand in my toes. In a balmy beach town is truly where I belong.

MINI RANT – People that TALK LOUD for no reason. This has been my pet peeve this week. I just don’t understand how you cannot get your point across otherwise. Some people I think are just socially awkward and cannot read a room. Reading the room and social cues should be taught in school and then we would all be alright.

What has been my woosah moment this week – Lavender and Cedarwood essential oil. And espresso. And chocolate. And prayer. I think that there is just something about espresso that is more effective than coffee at times.

Speaking of smell good things – I am trying out Scentbird and getting luxury fragrances sent to me each month. So this should be a fun thing to try out. Excited for this one to come in the mail. I looked it up and it is like a $300 fragrance so trying that on the cheap is extra special and fun. It lasts 30 days before I switch it out for something new.

The weather this weekend is going to be long run perfection (so chilly I may even need runner’s gloves!) so I may attempt an extra long run. My body has been craving that since I’ve been in a bit of an off season and the last 2+ hour run I did recently I was not sore at all. It’s nice when you’ve done so many damn ultras and races in your life you can kind of bounce back like that. So wish me luck.

I love lately just kind of running on my terms and not giving a damn about what everyone else is doing. Running solo especially just gives me so much peace as of late. This morning running after a 15 mile spin ride and then sitting in the eucalyptus sauna at the gym – SHEER HEAVEN.

What’s been helping you get through life stuff lately? Or…share your pet peeves with me. I won’t judge.

Spin class, spotify, Weds Spin Playlist

Weds Spin Playlist.

Hey there and happy spin cycling to you! I’ve got a rocking playlist for my fellow workout enthusiasts and well as a routine for my instructors!! Hope you do enjoy.

Check me out on Spotify:
Thedancingrunner

Plus see my current fitness instructor schedule here.

Let’s go for a ride!

The Business- Tiesto: Warm up
Timber- Pitbull, Ke$ha: Jumps
Moth to a Flame- Swedish House Mafia, The Weeknd: Rolling hills
Bad Language- Topi: Accelerations
Uptown Funk- Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars: Rolling hills
Voulez vous- Bali Bandits: Tapbacks
This is What You Came For- Rihanna: Sprints
Came Here for Love- Sigala, Ella Eyre, Calvo: Active recovery
Blame- Calvin Harris, John Newman, Jacob Plant: Climb
Ragga- Thomas Newson: Accelerations
POWER- Kanye West: Climb
Shut it Down- Party Favor: Sprints
Don’t Matter- Cherokee: Cool down

Feel free to share something random about your week! Or your favorite workout tracks with me. 

Running, TGIFriday Faves

TGIFriday Faves.

Happiest of Fridays to you! Hope you have some fun miles and good times with good people in store for your weekend. I’ll be doing some Halloween fun this weekend, as well as running all of the miles. And of course I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I kinda rolled out of bed for my run this morning but it was oh so worth it. I did a route I hadn’t done in a while and was blessed to stumble upon this crazy beautiful sunrise view. Perfect way to kick off a Friday that is for sure.

Let’s get to my faves this week!

How to STAY IN LOVE with running. After running all of the races. I can relate to this especially after conquering the 100 miler more than once – you do kind of feel like you’ve ‘done it all’. But…I will say one of the things that keeps me in love with this sport is the beautiful people places and things. Never gets old.

-Finally seeing some FALL FOILAGE down in Texas! As most of you know we really don’t get to experience leaves changing (like up north) until later on in the year. So seeing this beautiful orange tree the other day was a real treat.

-Watching the Cowboys win on Sunday with a dear friend. I normally do not ‘Sunday funday’ but every once in a while it is nice to just get out and let your hair down.

-And finally, your Friday funny.

Have a great weekend!

Feel free to some of your faves with me from this week! Or just rant or share something super random. As long as you don’t mind lots of people around the world reading it. Haha no judgement here.

Random Thoughts Thursday, Running

Random Thoughts Thursday.

The weather has been absolutely incredible for running this week! Also our sunrises and sunsets have been so on point. I’ve been present for both this week and enjoying changing up my run schedule. Loved running this AM after I taught my class at the gym and listening to Chelsea Handler’s podcast.

I’ve been glued to all of YouTube since they’ve supposedly found the BONES of Gabby Petito’s killer boyfriend. That story is such a mess right now. I am telling you though if they make a Netflix doc out of this I am watching.

I’m becoming ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE that puts biofreeze on EVERY DAY. I am not kidding I use this product on the daily. My neck and back and body are so very thankful since I’m now teaching more spin classes than ever before on a weekly basis.

Okay confession I did not go to the fair this year. Part of me was okay with it though? I’m one of those people who enjoys ‘going against the grain’ if I see it is something EVERYONE IS DOING. I try my best to not be as basic as possible haha. BUT…the only damn thing I wanted was a giant turkey leg and I did get me one. Thanks, mom.

The only thing I will say that makes me a ‘basic B’ is my love for pumpkin. Sorry not sorry that love will never go away.

-I need to figure out what my Halloween costume will be this year. I do have my butterfly wings but I think I’m going to change it up. Mermaid maybe?! I really like girly costumes that are not at all creative. ‘Sexy nurse’? I’ll think of something.

Do you listen to podcasts?! Which one is your favorite? 

I like mostly the pop culture ones.

Fitness, Spin class, spotify

Weds Spin Playlist.

Hi hey and hello there! This week has been wall to wall busy work wise but thought I’d share this week’s spin cycle playlist with you! It’s filled with some new hot tracks and well as some throwbacks. Hope you do enjoy.

Check me out on Spotify as well where I post workout playlists and update them on a consistent basis.

Let’s go for a ride!

Flashback- Calvin Harris: Warm up
More Than You Know (Candyland Remix)- Axwell & Ingrosso: Standing run
Gecko- Oliver Heldens, Becky Hill: Climb
Can’t Hold Us- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: Accelerations
Side Effects- Chainsmokers, Emily Warren: Rolling hills
Obsessed- Tiesto, Dynoro: Tapbacks
Go to Work- Tim Omaji: Rolling hills
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody- Fergie, Q-Tip: Sprints
Electric Feel- MGMT, Justice: Active recovery
Can You Feel It- The Jacksons: Tapbacks
Yella- Smookie Illson: Jumps
Not Your Number- Nova Miller: Climb
Get Ya Freak On- Koshii: Acclerations
Love On Top (Club Remix)- Cool down

Feel free to share what songs are rocking your workouts this week!