18 Miles, Survival Mode and Boot Scootin’ Boogie…Wknd Recap.

Hi there!
It’s a rainy morning over on my side of the world. Despite my temptation to sleep past the alarm I was up before the chickens to teach my 5:45 am cycle class. We woke the legs up with some speedy intervals and hill work.
I stopped in for some Starbucks after. Nothing tastes as amazing as a piping hot Americano on a rainy day.
Hope you had an amazing weekend! I started mine off early Saturday with an 18 mile training run. I had to coach my group over at Luke’s for 8 and then finished up with 10 more miles on my own to round it out. By the time I was done temps were close to 90…hot and humid! I sure am glad I started off with my group because the rest of the miles were tough. Survival mode here and I’m just glad that I didn’t stop or walk the entire time.
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Slow and steady. I guess not all runs are sunshine and speedy rainbows, huh? This one was one of those ‘just glad to be DONE’ runs.
I fueled with these Gatorade energy chews for the first time which were pretty tasty. Loved the fruit punch flavor! Kind of testing a few things out in terms of fuel but I did enjoy these for the most part.
After not dying from that craziness I got cleaned up and took a nice nap. Despite all that mileage my legs felt really good after resting and putting them up for a bit. After Saturday night church I was kind of itching to get out of the house so me and my partner in crime Natalie went out for some country dancing at Red River.
This place is a lot of fun…it’s true TX honky tonk style. We did a few boot scootin’ boogies on the dance floor! I am definitely doing to have to have my cowgirl wear to rock for the next time.
Sunday morning was super chill and easy. I took an active rest day and chose not to rush back into another run…just wasn’t feeling it. It rained off and on for most of the morning so I slept in then went to yoga. Oh how amazing it felt to stretch the legs out. We did lots of upper body work in this class and I have to say I’m a little sore today! After about 75 minutes of amazingness we went into relaxation pose with the sound of the rain outside in the background. Blissfulness.
Later on I met up with another girlfriend at the Caribbean Café. It sounds like a Jamaican place but they actually serve Cuban food! I had shrimp and crab for my main meal…sorry no pics but trust me it was tasty. Their mojitos were the hit of the day though…authentic with lots of fresh mint and lime.
How was your weekend? Ever gone country dancin’? 

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

22 thoughts on “18 Miles, Survival Mode and Boot Scootin’ Boogie…Wknd Recap.

  1. Sounds like you had a crazy busy weekend. We’ve been getting lots of rain here too. My weekend was pure crazy! I’ll definitely have to write a blog post up about it soon.

  2. Sounds like you had a busy but fun weekend. I was supposed to go salsa dancing on Friday, but I was beat so I passed. I went to a wine/art festival on Saturday which was fun and I put in 10 miles yesterday for the first time in over a month and my legs felt pretty good. Thank goodness for strength/cross training :).

  3. Nice job pushing through the run!! We have rain here today too and I totally got caught in a downpour on my run. I’ve never been country dancing, but I know there are a lot of places in Denver…might have to check one out- sounds fun!

  4. Oh, how I miss long runs. I love coming here to see your long runs! I live vicariously through you! Great workouts this weekend (as usual — I don’t ever expect any less when I read about your weekends!).

    1. Country dancing is a lot of fun! I was skeptical at first but now I actually enjoy it and have been a few times. Thank you…that run was rough but I’m glad it’s checked off the list!

  5. Way to go on the run! I’m getting back into long run training for the first time in a few years and I am not looking forward to the heat- I’ve been spoiled on the treadmill so far this summer. Kudos to you dancing after a run. I uh.. don’t dance 😉

    1. I could go for a little treadmill action right now in the air conditioning! Good luck on your upcoming training! And yeah the dancing was fun…I’d like to say that it helped me recover faster 🙂

  6. “sunshine and speedy rainbows” — I’m stealing this line at some point…it’s amazing 🙂

    Great work on the long run…the heat & humidity combo is a killer, so don’t even give a second thought to time…survival mode is right!

    Mmm…think I’ll go get a mojito!

  7. Your posts are always the most fun!! Looks like a honky tonky good time! And dancing is a workout.

    Hot and sunny here! But it’s summer and I will take it:)

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