Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy Monday! Hope you enjoyed the long and luxurious holiday weekend!! Last week’s miles- 60.3 total! I know, spoiler alert. I like to spoil things a bit sometimes. Ha.
Let’s see how the weekly running report all went down!

Monday- 5.22 miles just getting the day cranked up. It has been a struggle to get up early on Mondays but oh so worth it when its over. Mondays are more or less recovery days anyway since I’ve been doing some back to back double digit running and run streaking. Just gotta get it in when ya can.

Tuesday AM- 10.02 early miles with some hill repeats thrown in the middle, for good measure.

Tuesday PM- Cool down after teaching spin. 2.02 miles out and back on the lake.

Wednesday AM- 5.35 miles with strides at the end. Listening to a podcast and getting it done.

Wednesday PM- Yoga + social run night with my run club. I tell ya it was so good to get the kinks out and stretch after that hot evening run. 3.01 miles done and over 8 miles in the hot hot heat on double run day.

Ins’t this sign just the best…oh so true.

Thursday- 10.12 miles on the 4th of July! Got my run in then got some pool time in. It was actually the perfect fun day with good friends.

Friday- Quick recovery miles kind of day. 4.32 pretty relaxed miles along the lake.

Saturday- 16.01 miles back with the run group. Another CRAZY HOT and humid day. I swear it has been raining off and on so much lately our humidity in Texas is just off the charts. Sweat city.

Sunday- 4.22 miles just to get that run streak in for the week. Followed by my fave brunch. Post run hibiscus margarita for the win. And pool time, of course. All weekend long. 

And there you have it!

Tell me about your holiday weekend! Did you run a festive 4th of July race or get a solid run in!?

TGIFriday Faves.

Happy FUN Friday to ya!! Hope you had a lovely July 4th and are coming up on an even better weekend!! I definitely have some fun planned up my sleeve. But first let’s get to this week’s faves!

All things off the shoulder. I will be wearing stuff like this all freaking summer long. Believe it.

My brand new SUMMER scent. Onyx by Sage. I have been getting compliments on it nonstop. Just love it.

Western States 100 Victory. Can you imagine BLACKING OUT during a race!?!? Wow. Crazy determination right here.

Watermelon season is back. Just love this, it is probably my favorite thing to eat by the pool for summer.

Have a great weekend!

What’s on tap for your weekend?
Pool time, fun time, run time, all the time.

Random Thoughts Wednesday.

Can I just tell you how lovely it was to change up my morning run route? I rocked some hills and got this beauty of a RUNrise in. It was quite wonderful.

And not only that..I was kind of sore yesterday after changing up my route and then teaching my spin class after. A good kind of sore though. Love that.

I know some of you may be thinking, random thoughts on a Wednesday? I know right…this is me, living on the edge. Actually I will not be by a computer at all tomorrow so consider this your Random Thoughts Thursday post. You are welcome.

So on Monday night I made a new dish! Honey sriracha chicken. I am actually obsessed with anything from Skinnytaste. I did add my own spin to it though and used some panko before tossing it in the oven. Panko makes everything better.

Now that I’m done watching Dead to Me on Netflix I need something else interesting to watch. I’ve been rewatching Gypsy and I think I will watch Mike Epps new standup comedy show next.

I think if my pocketbook would allow it I would probably get a blowout from this place at LEAST once a week. Wouldn’t that be lovely? Somehow whatever products they put in my hair made it soft and silky and the straightness held even though it rained that day. My hair is naturally curly so I was overjoyed with the glam.

Oh…for my fellow spin cycle instructors…I have a new playlist up on Spotify. AND…if you need something 4th of July themed…check here!

Did you make anything interesting in the kitchen this week? Are you going to see the fireworks tomorrow?

Hoping so, if the weather holds up.

I Am a Runner Because…

I love empty streets early in the morning – the sound of hitting the pavement (or trail), and glorious sunrises.

It is often times my social hour (or hours). Some people prefer to catch up with their friends over happy hour….I much prefer catching up over MILES. (Okay, and maybe mimosas after)

It is just my THING. My hobby. My sport that I have gotten to be pretty dang good at. If I do say so myself.

I love the idea of setting goals and absolutely crushing them.

I’ve enjoyed defying limits over all of these years. I have loved seeing myself doing things I thought I’d never be able to do. Like complete a 100 miler on trails. More than once.

Often times running has been there for me when I thought all hope was lost. It has healed me in so many ways…physically. Mentally. Inside and out.

Running, like life is a roller coaster of sorts. For me it is such a great representation of life in general.

I love the runner’s high. Always have. It is the ultimate drug. Endorphin rush.

I CAN. And I’m able. And as long as I’m able. I will be out there. Getting it done.

Running friends! Why do you call yourself a “runner”?

Weekly Running Report.

Happy July to you!! Hope your weekend was quite splendid. I am back to recap some miles from last week and of course a monthly mileage recap for June! Let’s get straight to business.

Monday AM- 5.31 miles early in the morning getting my Monday cranked up. Early Monday runs are always so peaceful and always a great way to set the tone for my work week. I just love it.

Monday PM- 5.01 miles at night after the busy work day. So happy to get some double run day miles in on a Monday.

Tuesday AM- 7.22 miles while jamming out to some random songs on Spotify. Got a mini fast finish in. Always fun.

Tuesday PM- Had to teach my spin class after work, then was able to get back out on the lake for 3.01 sunset miles.

Wednesday- 7.32 miles on hump day. Getting the run in before a much needed Wine Wednesday.

Thursday AM- 5.32 miles in the a.m. Pretty relaxed run just getting it in to attempt another double.

Thursday PM- 3.01 miles after teaching a class at the gym. Just doing some people watching and watching the sunset.

Friday- 14.21 miles in the morning with this girl. She’s training for a hot summer race as well so we are both getting in those Friday miles. Definitely helps to have friends for these runs especially before the work day.

Saturday- 12.32 miles with my weekend run club! RUN MY HOOD is a fun summer social run thing we do where we do a run in different locations every Saturday then have a massive pool party and little potluck brunch. I always really look forward to these for sure.

Then I got my hair done since I had a freebie coupon. So fancy.

Sunday AM- 7.37 miles in the morning after a fun night. Surprised I even got out and got up for this one. Quite ambitious. Ha.

Sunday PM- I’m really getting back into this double run day groove. 3.22 miles done in the evening. And on a Sunday. Hashtag killin it.

And the evening wrapped up with delicious dinner and probably the best crab cake I’ve ever eaten in life. YES.

73.3 miles in for the week. Haven’t hit mileage that high in probably a couple of months.

Plus I wrapped up the month of June with a monthly mileage total of 272.6 miles. Woohoo for that.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Have you been getting any summertime fun/training in?

TGIFriday Faves.

Hello and happy Friday! I definitely kicked things off in a grand fashion this morning with this lovely RUNrise. It was a great run indeed.

Long Friday miles- always better with friends.

Let’s get to some of my favorite things from this week!

My new meditation app! I absolutely love listening to some Headspace before bed. It’s good stuff. Plus, it reminds me to start getting ready for bed at a certain time of night. I kind of like that…unless I am on a date or happy hour or something. Ha.

Finding a gift card to the HAIRSTYLIST in my purse the other day! That I completely forgot about. So you know where I am headed this weekend. After running, of course.

How much do you need to hydrate to go the distance? Good tips here.

Hibiscus margarita for the win.

Have a great Friday!

What’s on tap for your weekend?
Running, pool time, fun times. I heart summer.

Random Thoughts Thursday.

So apparently runner beach towels are a thing. Did you know? I especially like this one. I may have to grab a few in every color.

-Runner friends (especially those in Texas or Florida or wherever else it is crazy humid)- is it just me or do you feel like you basically have to have a fresh towel in your car at all times in the summer? This of course is for those early morning runs with friends and the drive home after. Due to extreme Texas humidity we just sweat buckets everywhere. Yeah super gross to sit in your car in the sweaty pool of sweaty awesomeness.

I am making this tea my new morning boost. It’s so good and just needs a little drop of honey. Plus is actually has a kick of spice to it! It really is the best combo of sweet and spicy. I’ve been finding all of these great teas at Walmart for some reason.

What do you prefer- Walmart or Target? I have to say both. I’m not too bougie to set foot in Walmart. Actually both serve different purposes for me If we are talking beauty products or cute tops and bikinis for summer- most definitely Target.

Are you doing anything fun for the 4th of July!? I definitely have fireworks on the agenda. And pool time. Provided that it does not rain. Actually I think right now thunderstorms are in the forecast. Yikes! Hope that changes.

What random thoughts are on your mind this week?

Weds Spin Playlist.

Hey there and happy hump day! Today is the day I share my workout jams with you today! I also have a spin cycling workout for my fellow fitness instructors. Let’s go for a ride!

Be sure to follow me on Spotify plus see my teaching schedule here to see where I’ll be at next if you’re local!

Megatron- Nicki Minaj: Warm up
Barraca- Garmiani: Accelerations
Good Feeling (Hook N Sling Remix)- Flo Rida: Rolling hills
Dreamer- Tommy Trash: Seated/standing run
King’s Dead- Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar: Hill climb
Keep it Goin- Deorro: Sprints
Throwback- B.o.B., Chris Brown: Tapbacks
F**k Love- Iggy Azalea: Sprints
Your Melody- Mesto; Active recovery
Going Bad- Drake: Rolling hills
Night Service Only- CID: Jumps on a hill
Sweet But Psycho- Ava Max: Tapbacks
Turnin Me On- Keri Wilson, Lil Wayne: Seated/standing run
Magenta Riddim- DJ Snake: Accelerations
Clout- Offset, Cardi B: Hill climb
In the Air- Tom and Jame: Sprints
Soundscapes- L’Indecis: Cool down

What songs are you moving and grooving to this week?

Summer List.

Hiya there!! Well it is that time again…summer LIST time! And since the this lovely season has arrived I thought I’d share the things I’m loving right now. I am so looking forward to the sunshine, weekends filled with great friends – pool parties and good vibes overall. All about it.

Things I’m currently…

Eating: All of the sushi rolls. Actually my most fave sushi as of late is the spicy yellowtail. I am actually obsessed with this place close to my job so “sushi Mondays” is quickly becoming a thing. Best way to unwind from the workday.

Drinking: Massive jugs of water…unsweetened tea…sauv blanc or a crisp white wine for nights on the patio.

Practicing: Always practicing staying in the present. I’m so used to having to be prepared for my next move (I blame teaching fitness classes at the gym for this) So being present sometimes is not very easy for me. I work at it everyday.

Mastering: Turning my MIND off at night. I’ve just discovered the Headspace app. I also love YouTube videos that have restorative yoga and calming things like that before bed. And for me NO TV and no lights on at bed! I don’t even know how people sleep with the TV on. Ha.

Learning: To be okay with not taking on too much. Right now I’m only teaching two classes at the gym during the work week (after my 9-5) and seriously this schedule for me could not be more perfect. All about that BALANCE, baby.

Trying: To laugh at myself more. Or to just laugh more in general.

Playing: …with my fun running friends!! Seriously y’all I have the most amazing runner friends. They are all THE MOST fun. We went floating on the river this past weekend and had an absolute blast. Then this weekend is RUN MY ‘HOOD and more pool party fun. Love.

Finishing: …my exploration of all of the fun cultural things to do in DFW. I am definitely an art museum lover and so many good ones are popping up around here. Must hit up more this summer for sure.

Reading: The Andy Cohen Diaries. I actually keep meaning to finish this book and never do and now it’s collecting dust in my closet. Must get it out and go to the pool and dive in.

Remembering: To do some form of yoga daily. Actually my favorite yoga pose to do (that I try and do daily) is pigeon pose. So good for those tight runner’s hips.

Wearing: Always rompers…and jumpsuits. Goodness, I love me a sassy sexy jumpsuit when I go out on the town.

Cooking: Anything crisp and light. When I’m actually cooking – grilled or stir fry stuff is my jam.

Working: LOTS. This is the summer of working, truly. Getting my money up for some traveling this fall. My 10 year work anniversary (!) is in August. So, I’ve got 3 weeks of vacation coming my way. Hallelujah and praise Jesus for that.

Traveling: By foot. Doing some training for the Habanero 50k then my 100 miler after that in Louisiana. Trail running, Cajun style.

Wanting: Copious amount of poolside time, and ALL the bikinis.

What is on your summer list?

Weekly Running Report.

Hey there and happy Monday! Hopefully you had a fun-filled weekend. I am here to recap some miles from last week! It was a great week indeed, with 67.2 miles of running total! Let’s see how it all went down.

Monday- 7.23 mile morning, lots of cloud cover and breeze earlier in the week before the heat wave came in. Glad to get it in and get it done.

Tuesday AM- 6.31 miles with a little bit of a fast finish. The humidity has been a killer lately so I’m going to try and start incorporating more strides and things into some of these runs. Summer running kind of makes me feel sluggish at times but trying to keep my fitness up for the Habanero 50k! Man, where has June gone…not too much more time to train so keeping the miles up as we go into a HOT July.

Tuesday PM- 2.21 mile cool down after teaching a spin class. Lots of people watching going on.

Wednesday AM- Another 10k hump day. 6.31 miles done in the morning.

Wednesday PM- 3.31 miles in the evening. And a HOT evening that was. Close to 100% humidity. Felt like running through the steam room.

Thursday- 8.12 miles back with the breakfast run club. It always feels good to get up early with friends when you’re suffering through heat and humidity together. HA.

Friday- Getting back into doing some back to back double digit runs. Feels good! Hard but good. But we all know hard is my jam. 12.20 miles knocked out before a BUSY work day.

Saturday- 16.21 miles done on Saturday with my weekend run club. Kind of a struggle bus run especially towards the end and probably the most humid run of the season. But got it done.

I also discovered my new fave summer beverage. Heaven! Plus kinda hydrating…

Sunday- 5.33 miles with strides at the end. And then went to have some pretty incredible breakfast tacos on corn tortillas. Then they have $2 mimosas. Could get dangerous.

And there you have it!

How was your weekend? Gearing up for any races?
Habanero 50k and then the Loup Garou 100 miler is all I have on tap right now. Lots of training and keeping mileage high in between.