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Listen on the Run

So my delightful, fun blogger friend Emily posted on her blog what she listens to while she works outs.

In turn, I thought I would share what my Running playlist looks like. I’m very big into House music (thanks to my sister and brother-in-law) so I run to something with a good beat, not too¬†many lyrics and each song changes based on the which part of the workout I’m in. I guess I shouldn’t call it my Running playlist, because I really listen to it when I’m doing any kind of cardio workout. But I digress…:

R-Run

Here’s the current list, but this changes almost every two weeks:

  • Kaskade – Here I Am (Radio Edit) – available from Devil Wears Prada soundtrack or on Spotify
  • Keoki – This Ain’t No Disco (oldie but goodie!)
  • Niko – Don’t Thank Me Now (“…because..Godzilla’s here!” LOL)
  • Keoki – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Underworld – Born Slippy (my #1 favorite electronic song of all time. No joke.) – from the Trainspotting soundtrack
  • The Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy Hey Girl
  • Daft Punk - One More Time (another oldie but goodie lol)
  • Keoki – Jealousy
  • Richard “Humpty” Vission – Alright (feat. Devone) – from the Shut the F*** Up and Dance album

Other picks:

  • Britney Spears – Scream & Shout
  • Britney Spears – Till The World Ends
  • The Cataracs feat Dev – Bass Down Low
  • The Chemical Brothers – Under the Influence
  • DJ Rap – Bulletproof
  • DJ Rap – Drummin’ and Bassin’
  • Calvin Harris – Let’s Go
  • Nicki Minaj – Automatic
  • Nine Inch Nails – March of the Pigs
  • The Postal Service – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

When all else fails, I rely on Michael Woods Essential Mix to take me to that extra mile. I can’t get enough of it.

What’s on your current workout playlist?

 

What I Ate Wednesday [But Really Ate Tuesday] – #9

 

Happy Wednesday everyone!!

It really feels like a Tuesday for me since I had Monday off (was traveling back from the Chi) so my week feels all thrown off. No matter because 1). it’s a short week and the weekend will be here again soon and 2). it’s Wednesday which means…it’s time again for What I Ate Wednesday! As always you can go over to Jenn’s blog Peas and Crayons to find out how to participate with all of us!

So here are some highlights from what I ate yesterday!

Breakfast


I was all kinds of out of sorts yesterday morning so I just grabbed a Nutrigrain bar to have my with my coffee. I was actually full after that so I saved my apple for snack time later.

Snack

Not pictured but I had some string cheese! Yum!

Lunch


Since I was in Chicago over the weekend I couldn’t do Soup Sunday so I just grabbed a carton of the Pacific Natural Foods Roasted Red Pepper and Vegetable Lentil soup. I had half a serving of Special K multigrain crackers to have with it, which was a perfect portion for me while I got caught up on some work!

Afternoon Snack


I cut up the apple I had originally planned to have for breakfast and had it with my Laughing Cow Light! It was a perfect little snack and held me over until dinner with REB.

Dinner

So last weekend I was in Chicago and this weekend REB is going to be in Chicago (for work) so we decided to have a date night. It was so beautiful outside so we headed to Zingerman’s Deli located in Kerrytown (historic district).

It’s a pretty expensive deli, that much is true, but it’s so iconic of Ann Arbor! They are famous for their sandwiches. They have the nicest staff ever and you can sample anything in there (and I mean anything) and you aren’t pressured to buy a thing. They are just wonderful! If you go there on football Saturdays, you’ll see a line out the door and around the corner – no joke.

REB and I have tried a few of their vegetarian sandwiches (look how many there are!) and we always try something new each time we go there. We’re running out of things to try, but luckily this time we had something new to try!

I got a small Rodger’s Big Picnic and a side of their garbanzo salad.

Um yeah, I got the small sandwich. I don’t ever want to know what the full order of their sandwiches are! The small is always more than enough! This sandwich had grilled portabello mushrooms, grilled asparagus, Vermont cheddar and a Dijon vinaigrette. The vinaigrette had quite a bite to it – I think it had horseradish in it or extra spicy mustard! It was super tasty though.

REB got the Gemini Rocks the House and a side of their lemon couscous.

His sandwich was tomato, mozzarella and a pesto spread. The couscous was so delicious! Both our sandwiches were so good and we had some good drinks to wash them down too.

Boylan Diet Black Cherry for him and Tropical Crimson Iced Tea (hibiscus, citrus and lemongrass) for her!

It was a beautiful night downtown and wonderful just sitting with the hubby, talking about our day and enjoying the weather :)

Workout

When we got home, we let our food settle a bit then took the dog on a walk. When we got home from the walk REB and I headed to our apartment complex gym. I did 10 minutes on the elliptical on resistance 10, then moved to the elliptical for 30 minutes. I did a shortened version of Andrea’s interval treadmill workout and all in all, burned over 500 calories and did about 3.75 miles! I felt fantastic!

Oh! Someone was curious about what I listen to when I work out. I have a work out mix I’ve had for years and I’ve added a few recent songs on it a couple weeks ago. I absolutely LOVE this mix though. It has a great song in the beginning for a warm up, great drum’n'bass songs when I’m in the zone and then some slower electronic music/Chicago house for when I’m cooling down. It’s a mix I love that lasts a full hour, too!

It was a perfect day in my opinion!! I didn’t eat a WHOLE lot of greens, but I at least had my first grilled veggie of the warm weather! And it was one of my favorite vegetables of all time!


So how did you spend the first day of Spring?
Was it warm where you live?