TGIFriday Faves.

TGIF and happy Friday to ya! Hope you guys have had a marvelous week. I know I haven’t been checking in as much but your girl is still around. Just teaching classes at the gym, running, hydrating and doing some behind the scenes TV things. Gotta love that hustle bachelorette life.

Let’s get to my faves from this week!

Spruce up your speedwork routine with this ladder track workout!! Love the beginner/intermediate/advanced break down.

This is why that morning stretch feels so good. Intentional movement like my yoga + run sesh this morning. Happy bliss.

How much do you really need to hydrate during winter workouts? I know at times I always need a reminder.

I have really been digging cooking in the air fryer so I have my eyes on this salmon. YES.

Texas bluebonnets making their way on into the atmosphere! Oh yes…spring time is just oh so close I can just TASTE IT.

That’s all for this week! Hope you all are loving running and living that happy life.

How’s your FRIDAY?! Any fun brunching/running/early spring breaking plans for you?

Super Bowl and Weds Spin Playlist(s).

Hi, hey and hello there! I do realize it has been off and on with me hitting the blogosphere, but I am here to share some spin cycle playlists with you! PLUS a throwback Super Bowl playlist for those of you doing theme rides going into game day Sunday! Hope you do enjoy!!

My (mostly updated) schedule is now live on the blog…I’ll be teaching lots coming up and I am also teaching a dance class again in March!

I had so much fun getting back into the groove the last time I taught dance and just kind of being slightly OUT of my teaching comfort zone for the first time in a WHILE. But you know what it’s time we put the *dance* back in thedancingrunner. So, I am keeping things spicy (while still getting my running in) & loving every minute of it.

Without further ado…let’s get to the spin cycle playlists this week! Come check out a cycle class too anytime if you are local. I have your free pass to class if you are not a Life Time member.


Let’s go for some rides!

Taste- Tyga, Offset: Warm up
Closer- DJ Great: Accelerations
Get Right- Jennifer Lopez Rolling hills
Wild Thing- Tone Loc: Standing run
Never Been Hurt- Krewella: Tapbacks
Tounge Tied- Mahalo: Sprints
Go Cinderella- DJ Rapture: Active recovery
Headband- B.o.B.: Seated/standing run
Let’s Go Crazy- Prince: Sprints
Get Yo Head Right- DJ Great: Tapbacks, Pushups
House Work- Jax Jones: Rolling hills
Light Out- Taska Black: Climb
Bring it Home- Sick Individuals: Accelerations
Tadow- Masego, FKJ: Cool down

Good Morning Gorgeous- Mary J Blige, Emmaculate: Warm up
Let’s Go- Jaxson Gamble: Standing run
Coming in Hot- Wuki Remix, Andy Mineo: Tapbacks
Believe- ACRAZE: Pushups
I Like Dat- T Pain, Kehlani: Jumps
Pretty Girls Walk- Big Boss Vette
Fun- Kaskade: Tapbacks and Pushups
Somebody- DJ Smallz: Active recovery
All She Wanna Do- John Legend, Saweetie: Sprints
BYGPW- Wale: Standing run
Bust a Move- Young MC: Climb
CTRL+ALT+DEL- Reve: Rolling hills
B.O.B.- Outkast: Sprints
Wey U- Chante Moore: Cool down

Halftime- Ying Yang Twins: Warm up
Game Time- Flo Rida, Sage the Gemini: Sprints
This is What You Came For- Rihanna: Tapbacks
Focus- Ariana Grande: Rolling hills
We Will Rock You- Queen: Climb
Can’t Hold Us- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: Jumps on a hill
#thatPOWER-, Justin Bieber: Tapbacks
Touchdown- OT Genasis: Accelerations
We Run the Night- Havana Brown: Active recovery
It Takes Two- Rob Base: Climb
Let’s Get Ridiculous- Redfoo: Sprints
Countdown- Beyonce: Jumps
Bounce Back- Big Sean: Seated/standing run
All I Do is Win- DJ Khaled: Team sprints
Celebrate- Anderson Paak: Cooldown

Feel free to share what jams you’re loving this week!

TGIFriday Faves.

TGIF, happy Friday and all that jazz! I hope all is well in your world. If you’re anything like me you still have a ton of Christmas shopping to do…YES?! Well I am definitely looking forward to that this weekend…as well as running, brunching and teaching spin class!

Let’s get straight to this week’s faves!

Checking out a new to me fitness studio in the morning! Body Machine Fitness…I know some of my peeps are familiar but it was my first time checking it out for their lifting + running circuit. It was like a freaking nightclub up in there. I was sweating within the first 5 minutes and was dripping sweat after 45 minutes. Love when all of that happens in under 1 hour. Efficiency baby.

Tips for a positive post-season retrospective. Love THIS, especially for my fellow runners who don’t have much of an outlet…besides running. And WHEW CHILE….that comparison trap never gets easier does it? Especially when you are just glued to social media, and (marathon) runners love to OCD style talk about miles.

I know…I used to be that runner.  Yikes. HAHA. Thank you for bearing with me.

This…is so freaking spot on. Put in on your wall at work if you need a reminder at times.



(Randomly) making these stuffed shells for dinner! Lately I’m back in the kitchen with my chef Chelsea kick. These spinach and ricotta stuffed ones were absolutely incredible. Really a nice comfort dish to make for your family during the holidays.

Plus this…your Friday funny.

How was your week? Any faves!? Feel free to share with me!

Weds Spin Playlist.

Happy hump day to ya! We’ve got a hot spin cycle playlist for your eardrums today!! These high energy songs are also great for running or for any HIIT workout.

Also come check out a class at Life Time during the holiday season if you are local! I’ll also be teaching my usual classes ~ then subbing at the following locations below. Yes peep the Dance Jam class below. Bring your dancing shoes.

Let’s go for a ride!

TERN UP- DJ Class: Warm up
Bop Bop- Saucy Santana: Accelerations
Get Right- Jennifer Lopez: Rolling hills
Light Up My Life- Jack Wins, Joe Stone: Standing run
Bad- Pitbull, Michael Jackson: Tap backs
Turnin’ Me On- Keri Hilson, Lil Wayne: Climb
Headphones- Banx & Ranx: Pushups/Tapbacks
Move Ya Body- Nina Sky: Climb
Unlove You- Neyo: Jumps on a hill
Melanin- Kah-Lo: Sprints
Spiral- Lena Leon: Seated/standing run
Transition- LUSU: Climb
Turbulence- Laidback Luke: Sprints
Passion- Cherokee: Cool down

Feel free to share what you are jamming to this week!

Weds Spin Playlist.

I’m back with a hot new playlist for your workout pleasure! It has been a busy season for me with teaching tons of classes at Life Time but I haven’t forgotten about this blog-o-thing!! I have a workout for my fellow spin cycle instructors as well.

Check out a class sometime if you are local! Send me a message and I can guarantee you a pass to class.

Plus, let’s be friends on Spotify! I am loving my top songs for 2022. Lots of great memories with each and every song.

Let’s go for a ride!

CTRL + ALT + DEL- Reve: Warm up
Cha Cha- Dram, DJ Sliink: Standing run
The Motto- Tiesto, Ava Max: Tapbacks
Low- Juicy J, Nicki Minaj: High Lows/Jumps
Super Cool- Floyd Wonder- Sprints
Levitating- Dua Lipa, DaBaby: Climb
Higher Love- Kygo, Whitney Houston: Rolling hills
Do It to It- Cherish, Sean Paul: Climb
Good Good Night- Roscoe Dash: Accelerations
Big Energy- Latto: Active recovery
I Cry- Flo Rida: Rolling hills
Fine China- Chris Brown: Jumps on a hill
Jungle- Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman: Sprints
South of the River- Tom Misch: Cool down

Feel free to share what workouts / workout music you are loving this week!

Weds Spin Playlist.

Happy hump day to ya! Hope you are having an equal parts fun and productive week so far. Let us get straight to the jams now shall we?! Check out my busy holiday teaching schedule and let’s be friends on Spotify!

Let’s go for a ride. Ride it out and hit that beat!

Shakin’ It 4 Daddy- Robin Thicke: Warm up
Can You Feel It- The Jacksons: Standing run
Bulletproof- Dave Aude Remix: La Roux: Tapbacks
Rude Boy Giddy Up- Remix: Sprints
Dance Again- Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull: High Lows
Like That- Seamus D: Sprints
Fantasy- Mariah, ODB: Rolling hills
Lose My Breath- Destiny’s Child, Maurice Joshua: Jumps
Pump It Up- Endor: Climb
Coffee Shop- Accelerations
Unholy- ACRZE Remix: Tapbacks/Jumps
Calabria: Claptone: Rolling hills
Starships- Nicki Minaj: Tapbacks/Pushups
Bourbon- Gallant: Cool down

Feel free to share what workout songs you are grooving to this week!

Fitness Instructor Life Chronicles…What’s in My Bag.

Hope your week is starting off in a productive and happy fashion. It’s a back to back week for me of teaching classes at the gym, working my full time job, getting some running in and doing all of the things in the busy world of Chelsea. But since my life has been VERY instructor/gym focused as of late I figured we would do this cute little edition I would like to call the “Fitness Instructor Chronicles”.

Something a little different from your humdrum runner’s blog, HA. I often get a lot of questions from people who either want to be an instructor, or just are simply nosey folk. So…I figured…hey let’s talk about it! Day in the life. Mostly because (for me) it is a great passion of mine and oh so fun to talk about.

Today we are talking about WHAT’S IN MY BAG! Gym bag…that is. Lately I’ve been living out if this thing so we can dive right on in.

Clean and Clear Morning Burst. I love this face wash especially when my skin is feeling dehydrated and when I am on the go. It has really never let me down. I love the exfoliating bursts and it also had energizing ginseng in it / Vitamin C to wake you up in the morning. Perfect when I teach my 5:30 AM spin classes or refreshing myself after a run.

Headbands / hair ties. I like to have options when it comes to headbands to hold back the curls. Usually I get these from Walmart and/or Target! Simply because they are so dang cheap and they usually sell them in packs. Easy to just pull your hair back and go.

Spin cycle / running shoes. Fun fact I ALWAYS keep my cycle shoes in my car! Along with a little shoe deodorant to keep them smelling good. I am super guilty of leaving my cycle shoes AT the gym (usually in the instructor locker) but I have separation anxiety when it comes to those babies so I need ‘em within reach at all times My favorite cycle shoes are the Shimano brand.

Electrolyte packets. I recommend NUUN hydration (especially for my runners – they have ones with caffeine in them too). I have also enjoyed the LMNT brand. Watermelon salt for the absolute win.

Aloe butter. My new fave! From Plethora L.A. My skin gets real dry especially since I’ve been sweating so much teaching lately so this keeps my skin calm and hydrated.

Quick snacks. Dried fruit and nuts all day every day. Sometimes I’ll grab turkey jerky if I am needing some protein.

What are some of your gym bag / workout essentials?

Random Thoughts Thursday.

It has been a busy few weeks with work schedule adjustments and such but your girl is still around! Just getting things done and finding time for solo serenity when I can. I’m loving discovering/running new trails in the ‘hood as of late. And fall foliage views like this one. I’m in sheer fall lover heaven.

I’ve really been enjoying ClassPass and finding new boutique studios all over Dallas for workouts. Last week I privilege of doing a killer strength + HIIT workout with celeb trainer Luke Milton at the new Training Mate! We did lots of moves with the kettlebells, weighted bar and different machines like this rogue echo bike. These bikes kind of remind me of the 80s but like an upgraded version. I was literally sore after doing this circuit for days and days. LOVE.

Another current obsession…La La Kind Café. I know my Dallas bubble friends are well versed on this one but is new to ME so that makes my soul happy. Plus…everything is bright yellow inside and they have every non dairy milk latte known to man. I plan on trying everything in the menu.

Speaking of loving all things bright and happy…I came across a TBT of me and Big Bird from back in the day. Literally was one of my fav Sesame Street characters back in the day. Just me and my homie BB straight chillin’.

Anyone out there love crazy fun leggings with fun patterns like me? I need to find more leggings with skulls on them like these. Absolute fave. And yes I know Halloween is over but I still love ’em.

I was putting together another playlist for my class this weekend and thought about throwing a Kanye track on there then removed it. How are we feeling about Kanye on playlists these days? I know a lot of people are totally still canceling him everywhere. I freaking love his music still though (just his throwbacks) so I’m torn.

It is TIME to put up the Christmas tree (oh yes I am that girl who decorates well before Thanksgiving) but I am thinking I will get a new one. I just threw out the old one. This baby and I have been through years and years of fun but I’m needing a bigger one. My Christmas lovers please let me know if you see a big Christmas tree that is PINK somewhere. I am searching far and wide. Hot pink preferred please and thank you.

-I haven’t played Christmas music yet but I think I am going to start today. And maybe sign up for a cute Christmas race (!). Definitely getting into that holiday spirit.

Where my Christmas lovers at?! Have you started playing Christmas music yet? Put up your tree??! Feel free to share.

Weds Spin Playlist.

Happy hump day to ya! My teaching schedule for the holidays is filling up FAST!! Check my updated schedule and get in where you fit in for November if you are local.

And as always follow me on Spotify where I keep my cycle playlists updated on a weekly basis. I have a free pass with your name on it if you want to get some spin time in – before you gobble til you wobble.


I was able to get outside and get some miles in for breakfast. Seriously love when November rolls around because Texas starts showing off and showing out with the lovely fall colors.

Without further ado, let’s go for a ride!

Just a Lil Bit- Frey: Warm up
Campaign- Ty Dolla Sign, Future: Standing run
On The Floor- Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull: Tapbacks
How Long- Charlie Puth, Throttle: Accelerations
Run the World- Beyonce, Kaskade: Rolling hills
Back to Where We Started- Nicky Romero, Afrojack: Pushups/Tapbacks
Break Free- Ariana Grande: Rolling hills
Automatic- ZHU, Aluna George: Sprints
Never Let You Go- Jumps/Climb
Savage- Megan Thee Stallion, Major Lazer: Sprints
Day and Night- Majid Jordan

Feel free some of your workout jams lately!

Random Thoughts Thursday.

All of the fall leaves changing. Fun fact one of my favorite things to do on a run is find the most colorful tree on the block. In Texas the leaves change much slower than in other parts of the country. But I did find this one on my run this morning.

I was sitting here reminicising when I realized I hadn’t done a random thoughts post in a WHILE! That crazy Chelsea life I was telling you about….life has just been getting in the way lately. But I know I still have some faithful blog readers who enjoy my musings (knock knock…are you there?!) so I will keep on posting.

I have to say that it is without a doubt my favorite season…FALL BOOTS SZN is back, baby! I am rocking my boots today. I am also shopping around for deals so holla if you have the skinny on some fun boots.

It’s kind of a travesty that I am way too busy for watching television at the moment (mind you I WORK IN tv…THE IRONY) however I am happy some of my faves are back on screen. Such as RHOSLC. Any guilty pleasure housewives lovers out there? Only thing is this year I am sad the pastor’s wife MARY is not present. Really the program was so much better with her than without.

Really and truly, yoga has been calling my soul so much lately. I really also love the changes I see in my body as well as improvements on poses I’ve made. I may have to start calling this blog thedancingYOGI soon? Haha. More to come.

I had a race planned for the fall and it was a short trail race but decided to forgo it this year. Due to just not wanting to travel and shell out all that dough for such a short distance. I may be throwing a local 50k on the calendar though for the late/fall winter so keep you posted. I know my running friends are bored of me right now. Don’t worry I’ll give you something to talk about soon.

You know what I really and TRULY want to do this fall? Go to a ‘neo soul’ concert. Maxwell was amazing the last time we went. I may have to make a concert happen in life soon.

Feel free to share some random thoughts today!