This week I have plenty of tracks to keep you movin’ and groovin’! I teach my 2nd to last class tonight before I go out of town for the Marine Corps Marathon.
4 days, baby!
Let’s go for a ride!
GDFR- Flo Rida feat Sage the Gemini: Warm up
Down- Jay Sean feat Lil Wayne: Jumps
Runaway Baby- Bruno Mars: Rolling hills
Bands a Make Her Dance (Bmore Remix): Accelerations
Fancy- Iggy Azalea: Active recovery
Touch 3 Skies (Mashup)- Britney Spears vs Kanye West: Jumps on a hill
1Up!- Just Blaze feat Mysto and Pizzi: Climb 6/7/8
Drop it Low- Ester Dean: Climb 7/8/9
No Mediocre- T.I. Feat Iggy Azalea: Climb 8/9/10
Celebrate- Pitbull: Standing run
Let’s Go Set Fire to the Rain- Adele vs Calvin Harris: Climb 8/9/10/11
Break Free- Ariana Grande feat Zedd: Easy run 5/6/7
Turn Down for What (Remix)- Lil Jon: Sprints
Right Now- Rihanna: Rolling hills
Love Lockdown (Kanye West Cover)- Glass Animals: Cool down
What are you looking forward to this weekend? Anyone else running the Marine Corps Marathon?
-I have been enjoying some pumpkin spice coffee over here courtesy of 7-eleven. Dare I say it tastes better than Starbucks and not only that, it’s much cheaper. I like to mix it with the Colombian roast. Tasty stuff.
-Still loving this Victoria’s Secret scent and it’s from the summertime. My friend got it for me for my birthday. Makes me feel like I’m still chillin poolside.
-Lots of yoga and massage stuff going on during this cutback/taper week leading up to Sunday’s marathon. By the way if I could hire a massage therapist to come over to my house every day and rub me down I would. No lie.
-Obsessed with all things New Jersey housewives. I cannot take my eyes away from my tv screen. Especially with all of this legal stuff going on.
And yes Teresa…you do need to learn how to blow out your own hair. It has saved my life many times.
-I do not have cable tv right now by the way. I’m saving a whole heck of a lot of money. Plus I’ve been cutting corners and finding ALL of my Bravo shows online. FOR FREE. It’s awesome. No I do not regret it one bit.
-On the topic of not having a tv is the fact that I’ve been getting out of the house a LOT more. Hanging with good friends and yes…going on a few DATES with man friends. Being wined and dined is great fun.
Maybe just a little.
-I am without a doubt a last minute packer…leaving for DC early Saturday and I have not thought about not one item I’m going to be bringing with me. I’ll be gone for a week by the way. Definitely time to start at least getting the suitcase out.
-I have been eating a lot of bananas…yum yum good stuff. Which reminds me of this…best marathon shirt ever.
By the way you can read part one of this little confession session here.
What do you have to confess today?
Hey hey! I don’t know about you but it’s definitely coffee o’clock around these parts. I taught a fun spin class this morning and we did some speedy intervals to this jam. Way to wake the legs up and get the week cranked up.
My weekend was packed with wall to wall excitement. First we started things off at a Yelp event. I have been a Yelp member for a few years now so we get invited to all of this cool stuff. Friday there was a relaxing spa event on the terrace of The Worthington Hotel in downtown Fort Worth. Chillax music, chair massages, hand scrub. The works.
Love the community manager Kendall. She definitely showed us a good time!
Saturday I was up for my LAST BIG run before the marathon! 10 miles all smiles. With my Marine Corps shirt from 2011.
6 days til game time! I’ve gotta start packing and getting ready for my trip to Washington D.C.
That night I did church and then went out with the girls and we had pizza, wine and good conversation.
Sunday I had brunch with my mama at Chino Chinatown! My friend Uno is the chef and owner…I am addicted to the cuisine at this place. Mama and I had chicken lollipops, elotes and their amazing rice with egg on top.
I especially loved this sign. I have to say the free ice was delicious.
Me and mama also did a little window shopping at the Bishop Arts District. It was a gorgeous afternoon just perfect for cruising around!
I also picked up a few things at Sprouts including some purple sweet potatoes and pumpkin spice salsa. Yum yum! Lots of good finds there.
How was your weekend? Have you found any fall foods/finds at the stores lately?
Happiest of Fridays to you! Early morning at the office over here. Thankfully I’ve got my good companion, coffee by my side to keep me happy. Grande dark roast for the win.
This is pretty much right on the money.
Let’s get to my faves this week!
-I have been doing lots of Yoga with my girl Adriene. Definitely check out her youtube channel and subscribe. She’s magnificent and witty to boot.
-T.I. reading your mom’s texts is surprisingly adorable. Haha, really though. I love me some Jimmy Kimmel.
-Gorgeous views on the run this week. I have been loving 70 degree temps for my lunchtime runs (as opposed to 90). Thank you Texas.
-Frankie’s meet-ups with my mama. Plus this place is awesome with the bottles on the ceiling.
-Ms Fit Runner’s recap on qualifying for the Olympic Trials…talk about motivational. I like hearing how the elite runners tick and what goes on in their heads. Read it and I promise you’ll go run right now.
-25 reasons to be a thankful runner. Number 17 all the way.
And that is it, my friends! Have a fabulous weekend!
What are you loving this week?
Short and sweet post today. I’ve been all about this lately. Learning to trust myself and my capabilities. To push past my doubts and test my limitations. To become FEARLESS. It’s definitely all a work in progress. But I am learning, finally…to trust my power.
I leave you with this quote today. Thank you, Mr. Roosevelt.
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
What are you doing this week to push past your doubts and test your limits?
Seriously guys, I want to be this lady when I am in my 70’s. How amazing is she? And she teaches fitness classes too just like me. I believe we are kindred spirits.
Talk about inspiring. I want to take that video and put it in my pocket for whenever I need a little kick in the pants.
Without further ado, let’s get to this week’s spin playlist! I am teaching 4 classes this week. Last night I subbed and danced around the room, it was great fun.
Let’s go for a ride!
L.A. Love (la la)- Fergie: Warm up
Find Your Love (Tim Gunter Trap Remix)- Drake: Standing run
Bounce- Iggy Azalea: Jumps
Give it 2 U- Robin Thicke: Sprints
Don’t Tell ‘Em- Jeremih feat YG: Climb 6/7/8
Electric Feel (Justice Remix)- MGMT: Jumps on a hill
I Love Myself- Kendrick Lamar: Rolling hills
End of Time (Cutmore Club Mix)- Beyonce: Climb 7/8/9
Goin In- Jennifer Lopez feat Flo Rida: Accelerations
Boom Clap- Charli XCX: Active recovery
Ready for the Weekend- Icona Pop: Standing run
Lifestyle- Rich Gang feat Young Thug: Climb 8/9/10
Gust of Wind- Pharrell Williams: Jumps
Fireball- Pitbull: Sprints
Unthinkable- Alicia Keys: Cool down
What’s inspiring you to move and get your workout on today?
-Ahh, the sunrise is so gorgeous this morning…I had better take a pic.
-GPS signal ON, ready to go!
-Look at all of the fall leaves…lovely.
-And the crisp cool air. I have been dying to feel some cooler air on my face!
-Summer marathon training is so brutal.
-Makes fall running that much more amazing.
-Lots of folks out on the trail this morning…be nice and smile at your fellow runners.
-Did that guy look straight at me and not say hello? Not very nice.
-That lady did…she’s out here a lot with her doggies and baby stroller. Super nice.
-I like nice runners that say hello.
-Gosh, it feels amazing out here!
-It is a little humid though…just a tad bit. Ahh, Texas.
-Alright, turnaround point…let’s pick it up in the 2nd half.
-It’s a little hot out now! I swear it was freezing 20 minutes ago.
-Good thing I still wore shorts.
-I cannot wait for some cooler weather. Winter running, you are my favorite.
-Pass this guy up ahead of you, you will look like a total rockstar if you pass him. Hold your pace!
-Smile and nod while you’re passing him though…so you don’t look like a total jerk.
-Alright, finish up this last mile…a pumpkin chai latte sounds amazing right now!
-Pumpkin. I should bake something today.
-I love fall running.
What are some thoughts you have on the run?
This Monday morning started off with an energy packed spin class. There’s just something about kicking the week off teaching a spin class that makes me happy. Well that, and coffee.
This past weekend was pretty awesome. We had some fall-like weather which made for an amazing run on Saturday morning. My last mile was my fastest. It felt great to ‘only’ run 13 miles too. 2 weeks until game time!
Whoops let’s back up. Friday night I went out with the gals. We had gluten free pizza with goat cheese and some wine. So good.
These ladies are marvelous and we had nothing but laughs.
And clearly our table was filled with nothing but ‘Hot Chicks’. Per our receipt. Hilarious.
Saturday was a chill day for the most part. I hung out with mama and had lunch with her then went out on the town with my girl Camillia. The picture in the background describes my feelings perfectly.
The next day was church, grocery shopping and getting ready for the work week. They had all of my favorite fall foods at the store.
I made salmon for dinner and roasted some butternut squash. Awesomely delicious.
How was your weekend? Are you cooking any fall foods in the kitchen?
Who’s excited for Friday? Oh yeah, that would be me…got me doing the Friday dance kinda like this.
Looks like we may have some cooler weather coming…should be good to go to get my running in.
And we all know I have to get my running in. Happy running…happy Chelsea. See, even Kristen Wiig agrees.
Let’s get to my faves this week!
-Kind of digging this poncho. I have an odd obsession with these things lately via Pinterest.
-Pumpkin chili…yum yum…might have to throw this in the crockpot this weekend.
-9 thoughts you immediately have after a big race. The last one…for sure. I’m addicted.
-10 signs you’re having a love affair with your phone. Me, always.
-These brown boots for fall. Gimme gimme.
What are you loving lately? Doing anything fun this weekend?
8 miles this morning chasing the sun through the trees…my goodness was it humid! I think we are experiencing a little bit of an Indian summer down here in Texas. But I got it done.
I also got in a little bit of strength training this morning. My body was seriously craving it. Planks, squats, and pushups with this Nike Training Club workout. Repeat the circuit a few times for a nice burn. I love how the moves are quick with no recovery in between.
And do the real burpees…not the modified ones. Also, these kickdowns are a killer.
Speaking of a nice burn…I also got in a lovely lunchtime run yesterday. I tell ya, it does bring tons of energy into the 2nd half of my day to run at lunch. I was in such a blah mood before that run too. It’s amazing what a few miles can do.
Oh, and before I go…guess what just came through in the mail. Holy cannoli…it just got real.
What’s your favorite strength training move? Are you experiencing an Indian summer or has it cooled off significantly where you are?