Longer training means it’s time for a longer playlist! Besides, I like to mix it up every month or so. I usually buy a few new songs and then mix in some older songs that I haven’t had on rotation lately. Here’s my February list:
Just long enough to get me through my longest training runs! And slightly less embarrassing than last month’s list.
If you’re a runner and/or an iPod junkie….where do you find music? I swear I spent an hour scouring every nook and cranny of iTunes – iMixes, celebrity lists, the “Essentials” lists – trying to find fresh and fun workout songs. There must be a better way!
Today’s EAT: Can I just tell you what I good girl I was tonight? I was such a good girl. *pats self on back*
The hubs had a meeting tonight so I was on my own for dinner and I was so very tempted to order something in or – gasp! – pick up some fast food. (Yeah…I am definitely not one of those healthy eaters who genuinely dislikes fast food. I could eat McDinner on a fairly regular basis and be perfectly happy about it.)
But! But I didn’t. I made myself a healthy dinner at home instead. Cooking for one is no fun, but I don’t need to use that as an excuse to eat crap.
It wasn’t the most exciting dinner – I kept it simple within my usual “Protein over Pasta” framework and cooked up some chicken-apple sausage in a little bit of browned butter. Add whole wheat penne, salad, and some parm and it was a tasty little meal!
(Although it was no Five Guys burger. Grumbles.)
Today’s DRINK: Still working on last night’s bottle of Merlot. I am totally snuggling with my cats on the couch and drinking wine. Perfect activity for my solo evening!
Today’s RUN: Treadmill intervals: 1 mile warm up, 4 X 1200 M in 5:05-5:10 (approx 6:50 MPM, 8.6-9.0 MPH), 1 mile cool down. I added a mini upper-body workout afterward: bench, lat pull-down, assisted dip, shoulder press, lat raise and a push up ladder. (Small milestone: I made it all the way down on the push-up ladder without having to drop in to “girl” push-ups! This time last year that was no biggie, but haven’t been able to make it past the 6 or 7 set lately. So, yay for that!)