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Friday, April 17, 2009

Green Monster for Two+ Music Ideas!

Can you believe it’s Friday, this week just flew by! I have to make this post quick, I still have to finish packing and getting everything ready to leave at 4:30am tomorrow morning.

This morning I went for a 30 minute jog around the block, legs felt tight at first but then warmed up and started feeling good. I ran SUPER EASY, and didn’t look at Garmin, but once to check on the time. I ended up running around 3 miles, which was what I was shooting for. When I got in I did all of my IT band stretches, and busted out the foam roller. I am developing a love/hate relationship with my foam roller, I love that I feel great after I use it,but it is PAINFUL(good pain).

For breakfast I tried to use up all my spinach and fruit so I made little C and I some major Green Monsters! I used strawberries, bananas, almond milk, PB2, Flax seed, cherries, blueberries, and protein powder.

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I also had a light ww Thomas English Muffin with Naturally More PB.

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Little C LOVED it!

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Thanks for all the packing ideas! I managed to get everything in to one bag and now I am packing my carry on and getting that check list crossed off. I still need to make that Ipod playlist!!!

This is my race day/carry on bag!! I got it for Christmas and finally am getting to use it:)

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Question for you: What is you favorite workout song that get’s you PUMPPED during your workouts???

Hope you all are having a HAPPY FRIDAY and enjoy your weekend!

25 comments:

Cecile said...

Good luck in Boston and have a great trip!

My favorite song listen to when running is Lovely Day by Bill Whithers. It's not really a "pump you up" song but it's how I feel when I run...lovely!

Megan said...

My favorite running song-- Let's Get it Started by the Black Eyed Peas!

I also love..

Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire
Please Don't Stop the Music by Rihanna
Take it Off by the Donnas

GOOD LUCK on Monday!! I'm aiming to run my first marathon in the fall... my ultimate goal would be to qualify for Boston!! You'll do awesome!

Moran said...

I will try to send you some that are on mine right now!

Amy W. said...

Hip Hop Songs
Lady Gaga
Britany Spears
Justin Timberlake

greendogwine said...

I have the same love/hate relationship with my foam roller! :)

Best.running.song.ever.

Andrew W.K. - Ready to Die!

redheadedjournal said...

Foam rollers are so painful - but def. good pain!

daniharks said...

Good luck at Boston! My favorite running song is "Untouched" by the Veronicas.

runsarah said...

Lately I love the Game-Higher! So excited for you-
Can't wait to hear your race report!

Jules said...

Good luck in Boston!

I love to hear Beautiful Day by U2 right before a good run :)

Mandy said...

I was actually going to ask what songs you have on your ipod that gets you pumped up and keeps you pumped up during your run. Once you make the list will you please post it? I would love some new songs!!!

Lacey Nicole said...

YAY! right now: let it rock by kevin rudolph/little wayne. and always love the linkin park/jay-z collaboration.

Mica said...

Your carry-on bag says "SERIOUS RUNNER", and I love it!

chandra said...

Good luck this weekend!! I am SO excited for you, I can't wait to hear all about it. :) I re-read your background story earlier this week and it just gave me so much inspiration and motivation - you are amazing!!!

I'm not really sure I have just ONE song that gets me super motivated, but I know the song "Let it Rock" by Kevin Rudolph pops into my head right away. I've always loved the song, but during my last 1/2 mile of my half back in October I was struggling and that song came on and I just got super pupmed and "let it rock" to the finish. :) It's actually the only song I remember hearing during the race!!

Sorry, long rant - GOOD LUCK!!

girlrunningaround said...

Good luck and have fun!

One song that always pops up on my ipod during a race and really gets my blood pumping is "Hey Ya" by Outkast. Random, but true. :)

Kristie Lynn said...

Are the gels/goo going to go in a quart plastic bag before you go through security? I thought you had to have em in a baggie :)

brienne said...

make sure you pack your SHOES in your CARRYON! good luck, have fun, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

just me said...

you're going to do so great on your race!

safe travels...and bring your shoes on the plane! then you know you won't lose them!!!!

RunToFinish said...

oh gosh I am just sitting here getting so excited for all of you!! isn't that totally crazy!!

my fav running song.. well I have a few.. I like country songs like "Where I'm from" .. fast songs like Pink - "So What"

Lauren said...

My favorite "get me pumped" song is "Survivor" by Destiny's Child. SO GOOD!!!!

Matt said...

I like the song "lets get it started". I always listen to that before races.

Pearl said...

oh my gosh - little C is so adorable!

Alison said...

Beautiful smoothie!

My favorite running music are Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, and Paramore albums.

Zesty Cook said...

Have a great trip and good luck!

Marci said...

Good luck in Boston and have fun!

Christine said...

Bond-Explosive. Just perfect for race day!