Just putting it out there: I am so not a hipster. You won’t find me in Brooklyn listening to bands no one has ever heard with boys in skinny jeans. While drinking PBR.
However, I so am a preppy chick who gets really sick of Lady GaGa all the time. So what’s a girl to do? Duh: wade through her iTunes library in search of some fun songs for running that are a little off the beaten path.
And so I present: my faux-indie running playlist. Enjoy, hipsters – and prepsters too!
You won’t miss Lady Gaga one bit. I promise 🙂
Today’s EAT: Tonight was sort of a throw-it-together dinner, but it worked! It’s so much easier to get away with very simple meals in the summertime, when things are so fresh and tasty.
Shrimp sauteed in butter and olive oil with garlic, grape tomatoes and fresh basil over fresh linguine. Simple and delicious.
On the side, a watermelon-strawberry-feta salad: just cubed melon, sliced strawberries and crumbled feta with a splash of white balsamic vinegar. The combo of sweet, salty and tangy was ridiculously good!
Today’s DRINK: It’s Monday, so let’s have Today’s DRINK: AM Edition, shall we?
The latest in my attempt to avoid the racket that is coffee-shop iced coffee! I saw this little can at the grocery store and figured it was worth a shot. Basically, it’s lightly sweetened espresso (50 calories in the can) that’s chillable.
And? It was pretty heavenly, actually! I put it over ice and drank it as-is: no additional sugar necessary. The only problem is that it’s not really that much cheaper than getting an iced coffee from Starbucks. I think the can was two bucks. Bleh.
I’ll definitely buy these again though, especially if I find them cheaper somewhere!
Today’s RUN: Oh my god, it was already in the mid-80s at 7:30 AM today. I wanted to cry. I think I need to move to Alaska. (You betcha!)
Anyway. I dragged my whiny butt out the door for five miles. It was hot. I sweated a lot. In spite of the fact that I felt like a total slug, I finished in 43 minutes, 8:40ish pace. Good enough.
Then, after work, I decided to tack on another 6ish miles via my commute home. Even though it was STILL like 85 degrees, I felt a bit perkier and clocked in at ~50:00, ~8:20 pace, with a backpack. Even better.
11 miles for the day and I am exhausted. Tomorrow’s weather isn’t supposed to be much better, and I have a feeling that I’m going to want to – at the suggestion of a teammate – jump in the East River after our weekly track workout. (And it might actually happen.)
Today’s QUESTION: What’s your favorite genre of music? I like – or at least tolerate – pretty much anything! Including country. 🙂