Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Secret to Quick and Easy Eggs



Make scrambled eggs in the microwave in 90 seconds or less. Do you think that you don't have time for breakfast? Maybe you can build an extra 90 seconds into your morning routine?

It is not really a secret. It's more like a "D'uh! Why didn't I think of that?" It is so obvious and easy, yet I get the impression that a lot of people never thought of it. The reason I get this feeling is the reaction I get in the  kitchen at my office at break time. I've had a version of this conversation many times over as I eat my daily eggs.

"What are you eating there?"
"Scrambled eggs," I respond, looking down at my obviously scrambled eggs.
"Well, yeah, I see that, but where did you get them?"
"I brought them from home and cooked them in the microwave"
"Really? You just cracked open some eggs and just cooked them in the microwave? I didn't realize you could do that. You are a genius!"

OK, maybe they didn't call me a genius, I might have made up that part (and spell-check corrected my spelling of the word genius, that is the clearest sign that I am not).


In case you didn't know, you can cook real eggs in the microwave! It is the same concept, but a lot easier and faster than those Pinterest egg-muffin recipes, which I have also blogged about, but abandoned when I realized microwave cooking was much faster, with an easier clean-up, and very similar end result.

How to Make Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave

1. Crack open 2-3 eggs in a microwave safe dish or portable plastic container (spray first with non-stick spray for easier clean-up.) You could separate the whites from the yolk for egg whites only, if that suites you. I eat yolks. They are my favorite part.

2. Be sure to stir the yolk completely, any yolk pieces that are not completely broken up could (and will) explode in the microwave or worse, once you pull it out of the microwave, in your face and put your eye out. I'm speaking from experience, trust me on this one. Stir really well or you might literally have egg on your face.

3. You can get fancy and add chopped veggies (onions, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, etc.) or shredded cheese, or cooked meat (bacon, turkey, and sausage) to your egg mixture for a more complete meal. For the sake of ease, or because I am lazy, I usually just cook plain eggs with pepper.

4. Put in the microwave for 15-30 seconds increments, stirring after each time, until eggs are not runny. It usually takes me 1 minute on high for two eggs, but sometimes I need to add them back in for a few more seconds to fully cook the eggs. Be careful to not overcook your eggs or they will turn rubbery.

For me, this is the perfect quick breakfast or anytime snack, that I can bring to the office and heat up in the microwave in less than 2 minutes.

Do you microwave your eggs? Do you have any other "secrets" that are not really that secret, for quick meals on the go?

I am not a nutritionist or microwave cooking expert. I just blog and eat eggs that I make in the microwave. If you don't mix your yolk and it puts your eye out, you can't say I didn't warn you.  :)

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Click Here to See if YOU are the Allied Medal Display Giveaway Winner!




Last week I did a review and a giveaway of Allied Medal Displays. I just love my custom Running with Ollie display. (Isn't it so cute?)  It is the perfect way for me to store and show off my race accomplishments. We invest so much money into running races, it only makes sense to invest a small amount to properly display all that hard-earned bling!

And the winner of the Allied Medal Display is...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations to Jen M!  Please check your email from me for further instructions and to choose your medal display from the Allied Medal Displays website.

If you didn't win this time, but are interested in purchasing a standard display from Allied Medal Displays selection or creating a unique custom display, you can check out the Allied Medal Displays selection on their website.

Custom Displays
Running Displays
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How you would customize your own medal display?

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

What NOT to Wear: Mud Run Edition

 

What NOT to Wear: Mud Run Edition


Don't worry, I haven't gone all fashion bloggy like the reality TV show, What Not to Wear, on TLC. This post is not about trying to give the fashionably inept advice on what to wear. This is about giving mud run newbies advice on what NOT to wear on a mud run to avoid unnecessary hassles that can literally drag you down.

As the date gets closer and closer, I am getting more and more excited about the Pretty Muddy Mud Run in Dallas, TX.  After a (not-so) brief running hiatus, I am getting back out there, building back up my running mileage, peppering in some strength training, and rolling around in the mud in my back yard (with Ollie, of course) to get ready for the mud run. Just kidding about that last part (as far as you know.)

So you are registered for a mud run, let's talk about what NOT to wear:

Cotton:


Stay away from all clothes that are made of cotton or cotton blends. Cotton absorbs water (and mud.) You will get muddy and the weight of the water and mud will absorb into your clothes and weigh you down, or even worse, weigh your pants right down to your ankles. No one wants that. Leave the sweat pants and sweat shirts at home.  Think lighter.

Look for clothes with wicking properties (pulls moisture away from the body) and man-made fibers, like polyester and spandex.

Cotton Socks:


Are you catching on to a theme here?  Cotton socks will absorb mud and water, make your feet heavier than they need to be, and cause nasty blisters. Look for light-weight ankle socks made of any material but cotton.  Knee socks are cute, but proceed with caution. If they absorb too much water, they can get heavy and end up like wet heavy donuts around your ankles. If you wear knee socks, be sure they are tight fitting (like compression socks) and made of anything but (yes, you guessed it) cotton.

Baggy Clothes:


Baggy clothes leave more material to get weighed down in the water and mud. Wear clothes that fit close to the body for the most comfort and least extra weight. I like to wear capri-length pants to protect my knees, as I will certainly be doing some crawling, where the first impact to the ground is my knees.

New Shoes:


Leave the shiny new Asics at home and find the oldest rattiest running or hiking shoes you own (but not so old that they will fall apart or not provide the foot support you need for the run.) Most runs have a shoe donation at the end of the race, so you can kick off those shoes, that will feel like cement blocks at the end, and do something good for the needy. (Don't forget to bring a pair of flip flops for the drive home.)

Sunglasses:


Some might argue that sunglasses help keep the mud out of your eyes, and while that may be true, you also stand a great chance of loosing them in the mud pits. Expect to be completely submerged in water at least one time on your run. If you decide to wear sunglasses, be sure it is not a pair that would break your heart (or bank account) when/if they get lost in the mud pits.

Jackets with Zippers:


Zippers can get caked with mud and get ruined.  Proceed with caution.  If you wear a jacket with a zipper, be sure it is one you don't mind tossing at the end of the run.


Jewelry:


While it may be a no-brainer to leave the bangle bracelets and fancy necklaces (or tiara) at home, it also may be a good idea to leave your wedding ring or any other meaningful piece of jewelry safe and sound in your jewelry box (or jewelry pile, as in my case) at home. I can't imagine anything worse that losing a sentimental piece of jewelry in a mud pit. It is better not to risk it.

I Have a Discount Code! YAY!


I have a discount code! Pretty Muddy is partnering with Susan G. Komen of Dallas County. From the site: "To kick off the partnership we will be giving away 250 free registrations to cancer survivors as well as $10 off registration using the code "KOMEN", plus $5 of every registration using the code "KOMEN" will go back to Susan G. Komen of Dallas County"



If you want to join my Pretty Muddy team in Dallas Texas on June 1st, just sign up under the team name "Running for Dummies Blog" at the 9:30am wave, we'd love to see you there!

Disclosure: I was provided a free registration to the Pretty Muddy run in exchange for blog posts about the event, but I am under no obligation to give them a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own, If I hated it, I'd tell you.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

I Love Heavy Medal: Allied Medal Displays GIVEAWAY!



*Disclosure:  These thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was provided the Allied Medal Display free of charge for the purpose of a product review and giveaway, but I’m under no obligation to give it a positive review.  If I hated it, I’d tell you. 

I love heavy medal and no, I am not talking about the music. I love my running finishing medals. I am not going to say that I ran half marathons just for the bling medal, but it is a pretty close second (to just being awesome enough to finish a half marathon.)

So, if you are like me, you ran a race...or ten. Then you are hooked. As soon as you finish one race, you are planning the next one out in your head. It is addicting. Before you know it, those medals start to pile up.  Does this look familiar? Is all your hard work stashed away in a drawer? Typical Runner's Problem.


Early into my half marathon career, I thought I had the perfect solution. I had a couple of medals and some bibs, so I decided to make a shadow box to display my accomplishments.  I even wrote a blog post about how I made it.

shadow box

It was a great idea, but I wasn't thinking ahead. You can't really add more to the box without it looking overcrowded. Sure, I could build new boxes, but how many shadow boxes am I going to have? I'd eventually need a whole room to keep all my shadow boxes.

Then I discovered  Allied Medal Displays. They make really cute medal displays to easily hold multiple medals, and they even make custom displays (which I think is the best part.)

I absolutely fell in love with my Running with Ollie display. Isn't this just the cutest thing?




They can make custom displays with your name, your mantra, or whatever you decide. It would make an amazing gift for a runner that you love. I can't imagine a runner who wouldn't want a custom display for their race medals.

If you are not into customizing, they also have so many fantastic designs to choose from, in all different sizes, even some pink powder coated ones (if you love pink, like me!) These are awesome. I couldn't be more thrilled with this solution to my problem.  If you consider the cost of running races and earning medals, this is a relatively small investment to properly display your accomplishments. What good is a medal tucked away in a drawer, or hung on a door knob?

Now I can show off my medals properly...although because some of my medals are in the shadow box, my rack is looking a bit empty. This motivates me to get out there and earn some more medals!

The best news of all? The great people at Allied Medal Displays agreed to sponsor a giveaway! Thanks to them, you can enter to win a medal display for yourself!

Go to the Allied Medal Display website and let me know in the comments which one you would choose from their site if you are the winner (don't forget to fill out the Rafflecopter form to be officially entered.) Sorry, custom displays not eligible for the giveaway.

Contest Rules:
No purchase necessary
Contest runs from 4/20/13 - 4/27/13
One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter
Winner will notified via email (if available) and blog post, and will have 48 business hours to claim prize
If original winner does not claim prize within 48 business hours an alternate winner will be selected
Prizes will be shipped directly from Allied Medal Displays
Contestants must enter on Rafflecopter to win

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck!


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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

My 5K for Boston: Runners United to Remember

(source)

"Do the Events in Boston Make You Rethink Running Marathons?"


Random people in my life have been approaching me about the tragedy in Boston. A lot of people said that they thought of me when they heard about it. Maybe I'm the only person they know that runs marathons. (Technically speaking, I don't run marathons. I have run many half marathons, but never a full, but non-runners tend to associate any organized race, of any distance, with a marathon.)

My little (not-so-little) brother sent me a text yesterday saying, "You are not in Boston, are you?"  How cute and sweet of him. He has no idea you have to qualify for Boston, that it is an elite race. He just hears the word 'marathon' and thinks of his big sister.

Someone at work asked me, "Do the events in Boston make you rethink running marathons?" It is like asking, Do the events of 9/11 make you rethink flying? Or do the events at Sandy Hook Elementary make you rethink sending your kid to school? Or do other tragic events make you rethink ever going to a movie theater? Or to a gym? Or a mall? Or ever going out in public ever again?

Absolutely not, it makes me want to run even more. Because I have a life to live. I can't allow myself to live by fear. Unfortunately, this is the world we live in. My only choice is forge forward guided by my personal faith.

Perspective


Most of all, it serves as a huge reminder on perspective. I have been procrastinating. I have not been running for terrible reasons, because I don't feel like it, or because of minor struggles with things like asthma and allergies. Now I'll remember the ones who gave it their all, and in an instant, it was taken away. How dare I be so complacent with these gifts? How dare I take running (or any physical activity) for granted?

I can't even imagine the highs and lows the runners felt that day. How do you balance the triumph of such an achievement with the travesty of the day? This hits really close to home.

And today, as my own small personal tribute, I will run my own 5K with Ollie. I will use the time to pray for Boston, the runners, the spectators, the people who were injured, those who were lost, and their families. I will use the quiet time to reflect and be thankful for the gifts that I have.

Runners United to Remember


 There is a Facebook page for a virtual run event, Runners United to Remember.

From the site:

"This is a virtual run event, which means you can run (or walk) any distance, anywhere and at anytime. It is intended to both honor the victims as well as display an act of unity and solidarity in the running community. This was an event dreamed up by fellow Runners and you are welcome to invite anyone to join. THIS IS NOT A FUND RAISER. PLEASE be careful of scams (already) of people claiming to be raising money.....Other runners are suggesting to wear a race shirt as well, so if you have one and you'd like to do so that would be great."

wearing my race shirt from the Hills & Heels 1/2 marathon


Runners are tough. The running community is solid, I am proud to be a part of it. My heart is broken, but I know we will prevail.
  
 
"If you're trying to defeat the human spirit, marathoners are the wrong group to target."



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Lea

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Kona Kase Review: Sorry I Ate Your Giveaway




The Kona Kase is a monthly subscription box service. For $15 a month you receive eight healthy snack products in your mailbox. From the website: "Once a month, come home to find your Kase filled with nutritional products, inspirational quotes, training tips and stories behind our partner brands."

I honestly have to tell you when I signed up to receive the Kona Kase for a product review, I didn't have high expectations. I tried a similar subscription box-type-thing before and was so disappointed with it's contents that I didn't even review it. I wasn't going to waste your time. I remember thinking about that box that I would never pay a monthly subscription for this crap.

So why would I try another subscription box company when my first experience was so poor? Well, they were saying all the right things. Unlike the original company, this box promised eight healthy snack products. I was pretty confident that I wouldn't end up with a box full of processed samples or supplements. No, Thank you.

I am personally not big on supplements or energy gels or processed crap disguised as health food. I like real food. I love healthy snacks. 

Most of all, I was thinking about you. I was thinking that I would get the box, assuming it was full of decent products, I'd pass it along to one of you in a giveaway. That was my true original intention, to let you enjoy the box.

Then the box arrived...and I saw what was inside...and then my plans changed...




Sorry people, I didn't intend for it to happen. Sorry I ate your giveaway. One thing led to another and before I knew it, most of the box was gone.

I was completely surprised and impressed with the great quality of products in the box. First all of, most of it was full size products, not samples. Then, nearly everything was all-natural, some products were Gluten-free, some organic, and some Vegan. Not that I personally usually seek out Gluten-free, Vegan, or organic products (or think that it is always necessary to do so), it just mainly speaks to the quality of the product included in the box.

I may have eaten 2 dark chocolate squares long before the thought of pulling out my camera even arrived, so forgive their absence (I swear they were there) but here is what I got (minus what I already ate.)





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Pros:
  • I was pleasantly surprised with the quality, selection, and size of the products (no wimpy samples here!) 
  • My box mostly contained real food snacks with natural ingredients, something that is important to me. 
  • It was exciting to receive a box in the mail full of fun surprises. It was nice to receive something other than a bill in the mailbox.
  • It introduced me to products I would never have heard of otherwise, products that I might like to try again in the future.
  • Shipping is included in the box price.

Cons:
  • I'm not sure personally that I would be willing to pay $15 every single month to try new products, (I'm pretty cheap frugal.) The up side to this is that you can get free boxes for every friend you sign up, so if you are able to convince your friends, you might be able to get quite a few free boxes. There are also discounts for signing up for several months in advance.
  • I received a really good box and loved most of the products, but there is no guarantee month to month that you would like everything. Based on my initial box, it looks promising, but there are no returns if you don't like your box.

Overall, I think this a high quality nutritional product subscription box with great real food products. If you are interested in a monthly subscription box, I think this is a fabulous one to try.

You can sign up on their website if you are interested in trying out a box. (This is not an affiliate link.)

So, I feel bad for eating your giveaway, but never worry. I have a fabulous giveaway coming next week! It is one that I can't be tempted to eat before I have a chance to write a blog post about it. The product is really awesome, something every race addicted runner needs, and customizable! Stay tuned...I'll make it up to you, I promise.


*Disclosure: These thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was provided the Kona Kase free of charge for the purpose of a product review but I’m under no obligation to give it a positive review.  If I hated it, I’d tell you.

 

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

My Guest post on It's a Harleyyy Life: 'Twas the Night Before a 10K



When It's a Harleyyy Life asked for a volunteer to do a guest post, I knew I would be the perfect fit for her blog. We both have heath and fitness blogs named after our pooches! It's a doggie blog match made in heaven.

She asked me to write about how to prepare the night before a 10K, and since this is something I have a lot of experience with, I was excited to get started on my post.

Then I had a near brilliant idea (since I am no longer called Running for Dummies, I'm allowed to have near brilliant ideas now.)  I wrote a poem called "'Twas the Night Before a 10K" and, of course, I followed up my silly poem with some actual tips on how to prepare the night before a race.

I'd love it and appreciate it so much if you would click over to It's a Harleyyy Life and check out my guest post, then leave her a comment letting her know how rad my poetry skills are how much you like that she allowed me to guest post on her awesome blog.

Here is a sneak preview of 'Twas the Night Before a 10K.  You'll have to click over to my guest post on It's a Harleyyy Life to read the full poem.

Twas the night before a 10K and all through the house 
The runner’s not sleeping, so neither is her spouse.

Compression socks were laid by the front door with care 
In hopes that fresh legs would soon be there.

The runner was nestled all snug in her bed 
While visions of a PR danced in her head.

She sleeps in her race gear, shoes by the bed on the floor

Saturday, April 6, 2013

It's All in Your Head: Mental Tricks for Running



Sometimes running is really easy. Usually my thoughts take me off to la-la land (hubby might argue this also happens when I am not running) and my runs are carefree and enjoyable. But how do you get through those runs when your mind just won't quit, when you can't stop thinking about every single step?

I often think that this running game is more of a mental one than a physical one. It seems sometimes my head tries to talk my legs out of doing what they need to do. Whether you need mental strength for long runs, or for races, or just to get out there, either on the treadmill or the street, these are my best tips for conquering your mind on your runs.

Lie to Yourself


When I am running and I get to a point where my mind starts telling me that I should quit, I always tell myself that I only have to run one more mile and then I can quit...then I repeat that as many times as necessary. When I am on the treadmill, I use a similar technique. I tell myself that I can stop at the end of this song, or in five more minutes. Then repeat it. It forces you to focus only on the time or distance at hand. Of course this mind trick doesn't work during a marathon, but it is a great strategy for long run training or treadmill runs.

Banish Negative Thoughts


Do not allow those negative thoughts to creep in. Anytime you start to have a negative thought try to replace it with a positive mantra. Usually I just repeat something easy like, "You can do it, you rock." OK, don't laugh. It works. But if you want more creative (and less dorky) running mantras ideas, check out this post from Runner's World on mantras for some more good suggestions.

Mentally Break up the Miles 


When I am running a long run I try to break up the miles in my head into more manageable segments.
I'll run three mile loops and count loops instead of miles.15 miles is only five loops. Five loops seems much less like death more manageable than 15 miles. Sometimes I'll run out and back equal distance and for the first half of the run, I'll only focus on the miles to get to the halfway point. Once you get halfway, then you just have to run home (or call hubby from your cell phone and tell him to pick you up). Breaking down the miles makes it seem much easier.



Focus on the Mile You are in


I try not to count the miles I have left to go. Focus on the mile you are in. Try to live in the moment, take in your surroundings. Have you ever started a marathon and at mile one start counting to the end? I have, it's mental torture. If you are running mile one and already calculating the remaining miles, it is going to be a loooong race. Instead focus on mile one while you are in it, and try not to think about mile 13 (or 26) until you get there.
 

Be Childlike (Play Counting or Alphabet Games)


Count blue cars or maybe in a race, blue shorts, or whatever else you feel like counting...maybe exposed tattoos at the gym. Another childlike suggestion is to play the alphabet game in your head like you did on those long car rides as a kid. Find something that starts with A (Asics at a race, maybe), then B (a bike rider), then C (maybe a car or calf sleeves), and so on until you reach Z, then work your way backwards. It works to distract your mind from the pain at hand.

Find a Running Partner


Ollie is my regular running partner, but he is not a great conservationist. When I run with a friend (the kind that can talk back), the miles fly by and I almost forget I am running. I've had fabulous long runs with my former running partner/friend. When those runs were over we almost couldn't even believe we ran so long, the miles just vanished in the gossip socializing.


Be Thankful for Every Mile


The best strategy I ever used to get through a half marathon is that I thought of 13 people that I loved, and I dedicated each mile to a single person; thinking about them, praying for them, being thankful that they are (or were) in my life. By focusing on another person from a place of gratitude, the miles flew by. There were times when I reached the end of the mile and I wish I had more time for that person. Can you believe I just said that, I actually wished I had more time at each mile? It wasn't my fastest half marathon time, but I may have cried tears of joy several times. It was an emotional and wonderful race.

Focus on Reward


Are you getting a massage after the race? Is there a cold finish-line beer waiting for you? Will you enjoy an indulgence meal? Or a yummy healthy meal after your long run? Meet up with some friends after a run? Sit in the sauna after the treadmill? How will you celebrate your accomplishment? I find that by focusing on the joy of reaping the benefits of my accomplishment, helps me push through the tougher miles.


Do you have any mental tricks that you use to get through a run when the running gets tough?



Keep Running,


Lea

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Alternatives to Working Out and Eating Right

I took a break from Throwback Thursday last week in order to relaunch my blog! It was an exciting and nerve racking change, but now that it is done, I am glad that I did it. Off to bigger and better things with the new blog name.

Throwback Thursday is a chance for me to share an older post from the earlier days of this blog, that you may have missed the first time around.  I also share a self-indulgent throwback picture so that you either can tell me how cute I was when I was five, or laugh at how ridiculous my hair was when I was fifteen. Last time I went with ridiculous, so here is a cute one. 

I was the Little Bo Peep and that two-headed monster back there is my sister and our neighbor. Let's just work off the assumption that it was probably Halloween.



On to the business at hand, this week's Throwback Thursday post is called  


I swear, sometimes I think I write these posts in the past directly to myself in the future. I read them and it is almost like the me from six months ago is reminding me about the things I already know, the very things I need to read today. I haven't been secretive about the fact that I have fallen out of the running routine and subsequently all my pants shrunk in the wash. This post was a great reminder to me that something is always  better than nothing, and the perpetual "I'll start tomorrow" excuse is almost never effective.

I hope you will click over and read  the original post here


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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

10 Rock Songs to Spice up Your Running Playlist


When some of my fellow sweat pink ambassadors suggested a link-up post about our favorite running/work out songs, I knew this was one link-up I needed to participate in.

I have an equal passion for running and music (and even have a music blog, although it is a lot less popular and much more neglected than this one.) Since I love music so much, I always jump on the chance to talk about my favorite music on this blog.

I wrote a post about my Rock 'n Roll Running playlist already, but if I were just going to highlight just 10 motivating songs, I thought I would focus on the ones you might not already have on your playlist. I purposefully went off the mainstream, and in some cases dug back a few years, for these top 10 alternative rock songs that motivate me on my runs.

10 Alternative Rock Songs to Spice up Your Running Playlist  



1.  Artist: Jack White, Song: Sixteen Saltines


alternative Jack White track Freedom at 21

2. Artist: the Dead Weather, Song: Jawbreaker


alternative Dead Weather track Blue Blood Blues

3. Artist: The Fratellis, Song: Chelsea Dagger


alternative Fratellis track Henrietta

4. Artist: The Hives, Song: Abra Cadaver


alternative Hives track Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones

5. Artist: The Kills, Song: Sour Cherry


alternative Kills track U R A Fever

6. Artist: Millencolin, Song: Ray


alternative Millencolin track Shut You Out

7. Artist: The White Stripes, Song: Black Math


alternative White Stripes track: Icky Thump

8. Artist: Awolnation, Song: Burn it Down


no alternative track here. Take it or leave it. It is the only Awolnation song I like to run to.


9. Artist: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Song: Honey Bear


alternative Yeah Yeah Yeahs track Phenomena

10. Artist: Cake, Song: Comfort Eagle


alternative Cake track The Distance

Will you add any of these songs to your work out playlist? What is your one favorite song that motivates you on a run or a work out?

Big thanks for Healthy Nest for hosting the Spring Playlist link up.  Head over there to see her post and check out all the playlist link ups from other bloggers!  You're sure to find some great new songs to add.


Keep Running,

Lea

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