In college, whenever my Little Sister (I was in a sorority) and I got super pumped about something, we would high kick. No matter what circumstance, no matter how out of place that leg up in the air seemed, it would happen. It seems especially appropriate today because I will see her in less than one month from today! And it’s Friday AND it’s Long Run Day! *double high kick*
In preparation for Long Run Day, I started my day off with an especially fantastic batch of Tropical Overnight Oats (if I could stick an mini umbrella in my bowl of oats this morning, I would have. It was very deserving of one). It had half of a pomegranate (I was driving the struggle bus trying to get those gorge ruby pom seeds out last night, without destroying them – but I did it!), a whole kiwi, a small handful of coconut flakes, two dates, almond butter and of course – because we can’t do anything around here without adding a little spice to jazz it up, from stews to smoothies – cinnamon, cloves and cardamom (I should literally buy stock in McCormick the way I’m going through cinnamon).
YUM! It was super tasty, and offset the fact that I need to work on my French Press coffee : water ratios to have my coffee not be caffeinated tar (whoops – overzealous scooping this AM).
For lunch I have a salad (I pack one just about everyday!) this one has baby kale, baby spinach, red onion, grated carrots, red bell pepper, grape tomatoes and avocado. Because it’s Bagel Friday at the office, I brought a packet of Justin’s Honey Almond Butter to put on my bagel instead of cream cheese (which I will save til lunch – those overnight oats stick with ya!), two apples and dessert – a Chocolate Almond vegan protein bar! So many noms. The Greek yogurt (topped with local honey) is my snack to fight of the hangry at 3 pm. Solidddd.
I also just made a new playlist last night in anticipation of my long run! I thought I’d share, since I’m always on the lookout for new running music, maybe you are too. 😀
L’s Playlist of the Moment
- Outside (feat. Ellie Goulding) – Calvin Harris
- Divine Sorrow (feat. Avicii) – Wyclef Jean
- Dangerous (feat. Sam Martin) – David Guetta
- Won’t Look Back – Duke Dumont
- Some Chords (Dillon Francis remix) – deadmau5
- Exceeder (UMEX & Mike Vale Remix) – Mason
- Burnin – Calvin Harris & R3hab
- #SELFIE – Botnek remix
- Virus (How About Now) – Martin Garrix & MOTi
- Wicked Games (feat. Anna Naklab) – Parra for Cuva
- Booty – Jennifer Lopez feat. Iggy Azalea
- Cool down/Stretching: Gravity – Sara Bareilles
It’s pretty dance heavy, but I like the intense beats while I’m pounding the pavement. It keeps me moving in the cold! I’m already mentally preparing for the 26°F (-3°C) degree night run that’s waiting for me this evening. Brrrr! Lots of layering will be happening tonight.
Happy Frid-YAY!! (Too much?? Lol). I hope you all have stellar days, and an even better weekend! Have a great one! 🙂