I use all types of entertainment to get me through my workouts--movies, TV shows, music, and even books. If and when I do listen to music I trust my professionally tweaked Pandora station to choose songs that will put a little pep in my step. I don't own music. My itunes account is empty.
That, my friends, is about to change. During my half marathon (which is less than 3 weeks away!) I can't afford to leave the music selection up to Pandora. What if it gets on a ballad kick? I love Celine Dion as much as the next girl, but "My Heart Will Go On" isn't going to get me through 13.1 miles.
After some careful calculations, I decided I need approximately 40 of the best running songs out there.. But, as I have been out of the music downloading game for quite some time, I have no idea where to start. I need help!
What is your favorite workout song? Any suggestions? Help me out and leave a song or two in the comment section below. If you do, you will be entered for a chance to win an $25 iTunes gift card. To double your chances of winning, like Running with Racheal on Facebook.
(Please forgive the just-got-off-the-treadmill-look in the picture).
I will announce the winner after the giveaway ends Saturday morning (2/11/12).
I post what I eat everday, but the past few weeks I have also been participating in a link up party at Peas and Crayons. It is so fun to see what everyone else eats, because I am super nosy like that. If you are too, go check it out.
Breakfast was a repeat of yesterday's
cream cheese yogurt parfait. J'adore Noosa.
My lunch packed a lot of protein and veggies (click *here* for the egg salad recipe).
|Lunch: egg salad (4), cucumbers, butternut squash soup (1), and 34 crisps (1)|
|Drive home snack (5)|
I was cold all day long, so chili sounded perfect when I got home. I used *this recipe* to make White Chicken Chili. I used black eyed peas, butter beans, and navy beans, and then added a can of corn. I also increased the chicken a bit, doubled the spices, and used fresh, instead of canned, jalapenos.
|White chili (12)|
Mmmm...it was caliente and filling too.
Dessert was a cup of bran flakes (4) and 2% milk (3)--not picture worthy.
I packed my clothes to run at work during lunch, but forgot to pack my shoes (typical). I just wasn't feeling it when I got home, but still managed to run 3 miles while reading The Scorch Trials.
Daily points (31) + Running points (6) - eating points (37) = 0