Taper Miles, Gumbo and Wknd Recap.

Hi there and happy Monday to you! It is a chilly morning here but I managed to squeeze in a quick 10k before the busy work day. I have to say it was like pulling teeth to get me out of my cozy bed this morning but I did it. So I’m giving myself a gold star for good measure.


Let’s recap the weekend a bit…for the most part it was uneventful since it was cold, wet and rainy. But it made for some pretty restful days mixed with a little productivity.

Saturday morning my ride or die run buddy met me super early for 12 easy/taper miles in the ‘hood. It was freezing and somewhat of a downpour towards the end of this run but we made it. Girl talk while running makes things better.


That night was pretty chill…I caught up on most of my shows including the Real Housewives of the OC reunion. Whoa what a hot mess. Part of me wants to like Kelly even though she is a bit of a trainwreck. But you have to admit she brings some entertainment to the show.

Sunday morning I got up and did some solo miles. I kind of enjoyed getting in a good run by myself. I run with folks a lot during the work week so nowadays solo runs are a real treat. Just rocking out to my music with some pretty overcast skies.


And I ended the night at mama’s…she made a huge pot of gumbo and invited friends and fam over. It was like Thanksgiving all over again. I loved the addition of turkey smoked sausage thrown in there. Gumbo…perfect for cold rainy weekends.


56.5 miles done last week for the taper. I’m going to be ramping right back up after Sunday’s marathon in preparation for some more big races in early 2017. Stay tuned!


How was your weekend? Are you looking forward to anything this month!?
The Dallas Marathon…26.2 number 22 in 6 days, baby!

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.

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