L’s Workout Playlist of the Moment

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It’s Thursday! Time for comfy sweaters and smiles. πŸ˜€

Oh hey. So, I was totally supposed to cook something last night, but instead got sidetracked at the grocery store trying to find vegan chocolate and got home late. I found some!

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…And then I sat on my couch in comfy pants and munched on it while I simmered my chickpeas. I decided to go all out for this chickpea/kale dish I’ve formulated in my head and started with dried chickpeas. Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve cooked with dried beans (which are of course better for you/more budget-friendly but my general feeling is “ain’t nobody got time for that” and end up with a bomb-shelter worthy amount of Goya canned beans in my pantry). So, I soaked them the night before, like you’re supposed to, and since I threw the packaging out had to ask the Almighty Googles how long to cook them for. Answer? Two hours. I looked at the clock – it was almost 7 pm. When you get up at 5 am everyday, bedtime is the same for me as it is for 8 year olds: 9:30 pm. Then I looked at the chocolate I had just purchased and cracked that open instead (it was divine, in case you’re wondering). Oh, and my Farro with Tempeh, Leeks and Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts continues to be epic, even when you have it for lunch AND dinner in one day. πŸ˜‰

Unfortch, I have no new dishes to provide you with, but am making an stellar one tonight (recipe will be coming tomorrow, I pinkie swear). Once I simmered the chickpeas, I rinsed and drained them and stuck them in a glass container and stuck them right into the fridge. If I get my act together, this will be my new Sunday Funday activity: cooking beans for the week! πŸ˜€ Also on my Sunday Funday list: long run!

I could probably run forever listening to house music, so that’s my theme of the week, as I’m about to crank up the miles this Sunday. I’m looking forward to it, I haven’t had a good long run in my element in awhile. It was hella fun to run on the beach (don’t get me wrong) in Florida, but there is something great about getting up and running my usual path with all the early morning Boston runners in the freezing cold. I’m part polar bear, because I truly love cold-weather running. I figured I would share my playlist for this weekend. I’ll let you in on a little secret: I have a playlist called “5K” on my iPhone, that once upon a time had only a few songs totaling less than 30 minutes (you guessed it – I used to listen to it when I ran a 5 km race). I liked it so much that it became my run pump-up mix, and every time I downloaded new songs, I would just add them to the end of the list. When I listen, I start down near the end of the list where I’ve added my new songs. Sometimes I’ll play them all over again, or sometimes I’ll let it restart all the way at the beginning . I’m a weirdo like that. Here is what I’ll be listening to:

  • No Beef – Steve Aoki & Afrojack
  • Drinking from the Bottle – Calvin Harris
  • Don’t Stop the Madness – Hardwell & W&W
  • Ping Pong – Armin van Buuren
  • Need U (100%) – Duke Dumont
  • Turn it Up- Mercer
  • The Show – Mike Mago
  • Man Hands – Mike Mago
  • Work B**ch – Britney
  • Are You With Me – Lost Frequencies
  • I’m an Albatraoz – AronChupa*
  • 7/11 – Beyonce
  • Hey Mama (feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack) – David Guetta

If you’re curious as to what else is on there, check out these posts with more of my playlists:

It’s FRIDAY!Β  *High Kicks*

Well, sh*t

Well, I hope you guys all have a fantastic Thursday – it’s ALMOST Friday! Wohoooo!!! I can’t wait, I have some fun weekend plans up my sleeve. What are you guys doing this weekend?? Tell me all about it in the comments. You know I love that shiz.

In the words of my mom, “I hope you have a BOOYAH day!” πŸ˜‰

With warmth,

L ❀

*This song is actually kind of annoying/weird but I feel like it goes along with the “It’s so fugly it’s cute!” mentality that applies to clothing/accessories that I seem to really love – I looooooove to straddle that fugly/cute line sometimes. B, I know you’ve got my back on this one! ❀

14 thoughts on “L’s Workout Playlist of the Moment

  1. Slightly reassured to hear you chilled out and enjoyed your well earned vegan chocolate in your comfy clothes! Generally you seem to be a-buzz of fabulous activity and living life to the healthy max! Now i know you are human – even if that is super-human πŸ˜‰ peace and grins xx

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  2. I love running in the cold, as long as there’s no snow! LOL But I imagine you get more snow in Boston than we do here in New York state (Mid-Hudson Valley). It seems to be a colder than normal winter for us – but fortunately, my one winter in Minnesota prepared me for that! Do you get tired of the cold at all? I do, sometimes! πŸ™‚

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    • I grew up in Western New York, where we average 100″ of snow per year (hence, polar bear status πŸ˜‰ ). Snow runs are my fave (and trust me, I know I am in the minority on that one, haha!). Boston is mild comparatively, but just as windy! We only get about 44″ a year, and most of it is a huge dump of snow from the Nor’easters. I bet you froze your tail off in Minnesota – that is basically the arctic tundra! I feel like everyone gets tired of the cold now and then. Right now I’m still going strong, but there comes a point at the end of February where it is still super cold and I just want to wear all of my spring clothes and be outside in the sunshine. I feel ya. πŸ™‚

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      • I usually stick to the sidewalk, but if it’s less slippery on the street (and not too busy), I’ll run facing the traffic (I believe that goes along with the rules of the road). If it’s snowing heavily, raining buckets, dark outside, or just general poor visibility, I rock my blinking light armband and a reflective belt to ensure I’m visible enough for oncoming traffic (If you’re interested, I posted the exact one I have in last week’s Friday faves here: bubblesandbooyah.com/2015/01/09/friday-faves-2/ ). I also will only put one headphone earbud in so I can hear oncoming cars and move out of the way if necessary. It’s always key to be alert and aware when running, period – no matter what the conditions. I just try and take extra caution if the weather is iffy or if it’s dark. I hope that helps! Happy running, L πŸ˜€

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    • Yes, yes and YES! πŸ˜€ While I was in Florida with my family, I was put in charge of feeding my 10 month old nephew breakfast one morning. In order to keep him occupied and focused on downing banana slices, I played Beyonce music videos for him and he kicked his feet and pounded his fists along to the beat. Favorites included Love on Top and Countdown. Then once I ran out of “appropriate” Beyonce videos, I started playing him Destiny’s Child, which I’ve re-included in my run mix! Hahaha! Everyone loves Queen Bey.

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  3. ahhh yeahh cold runs! i live for those as well, they make me feel like suuuuch a bada**…plus it also gives me a “legitimate” reason to “need” all the lulu i have (which in no way compares to your collection πŸ˜‰

    i just recently added Ariana Grande* (problem and breakfree) and keep those on repeat!

    *i know i’m late to the party on this one..

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    • Yessss!! Another EDM lover!! I get so pumped up listening to those songs, I feel unstoppable! I’m so looking forward to jamming out on my run this Sunday. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a rad weekend πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

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