Super Bowl Spin Playlist.

Ahh yes, it is almost that time of year again! We are a few days out from Super Bowl Sunday!! And in honor of that special day (thanks to Steve from For the Ride Inside) I’ve decided to deliver a hot game day spin cycle playlist you will absolutely love. These songs are also great for running or any other high energy workout! So let’s get straight to it!!

& while you’re at it check to see where I’m teaching cycle next in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area at 24 Hour Fitness locations!

Plus you can follow me on Spotify here.

Let’s go for a ride!

Halftime (Stand Up & Get Crunk)- Ying Yang Twins: Warm up
Whoomp!- Tag Team: Accelerations
Game Time- Flo Rida, Sage the Gemini: Hill climb
This is What You Came For- Rihanna: Tapbacks
Focus- Ariana Grande: Rolling hills
We Will Rock You- Queen: Jumps
Can’t Hold Us- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Tapbacks/Jumps
#thatPOWER- will.i.am., Justin Bieber: Hill climb
Touchdown- O.T. Genasis: Sprints
We Run the Night- Havana Brown: Active recovery
It Takes Two- Rob Base: Rolling hills
Let’s Get Ridiculous- Redfoo: Accelerations
Countdown- Beyonce: Jumps on a hill
Bounce Back- Big Sean: Tapbacks
Crank it Up- David Guetta, Akon: Hill climb
All I Do is Win- DJ Khaled: Sprints
Celebrate- Anderson Paak: Cooldown

And if you’re needing some healthy super bowl snack ideas, check some out below!! 

Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins

Avocado Hummus

Veggie Meatballs

Slow Cooker Enchilada Dip 

Kale Dusted Pecorino Popcorn

What songs are rocking your work week?

25 Miles, Super Bowl Sunday and Wknd Recap.

Hello and happy Monday to you! It would not be the day after Super Bowl Sunday without a Beyonce gif…right? Right.

Hope you had a marvelous weekend and were able to do all of the fun and relaxing things. I ran all the miles…soaked up some sunshine and am more than ready for this 50k in a few short weeks!! Bring on the ultra already.

This weekend I was able to get some good mileage in…since the New Year’s Double I wasn’t sure If I’d be able to run another 20 miler but typically 3 weeks out I do my longest run. 25 miles total on Saturday morning.

I got creative and ran 20 super duper early before my 5k at 10 a.m. Nothing like a 20 mile warm up. HAHA.

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So yeah…legs were tired but I went ahead and ran the Dash for the Beads 5k afterwards. I love this race mostly because Mardi Gras is one of my favorite holidays! The start line was jammin’ and people always get really into it.

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This course is also one of the hilliest 5ks in Dallas, winding around the hills of Kessler Park in Oak Cliff. It’s challenging but I really do enjoy it. I finished at a solid pace and was quite proud…thank you strong legs.

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And I have no idea how or why but they totally jacked up my name on the race results. Not going to lie I was kind of a diva and pretty upset that this happened but…sometimes you just have to laugh things off and let it go. I guess. It’s just a 5k! I did get 3rd place in my age group so happy happy joy for that.

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I finished up with some recovery miles and made it to 25 for the day.

Aside from that my weekend was quite chill. Went to a birthday party, church then Sunday I did 9 miles in my ‘hood.

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Followed by some Super Bowl celebrating and mimosa drinking. Perfect way to wrap up a weekend of running and gunning it.

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Yeah, this was definitely me during the Super Bowl. The halftime show was rockin’ though! I loved the mix of Coldplay, Bruno and Beyonce. So diverse.

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And I got some meal preppin’ in as usual. Purple and orange sweet potatoes for the win. I also riced and roasted some cauliflower in the oven so I’ll be having that for dinner with chicken tonight.

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How was your weekend? Did you watch the Super Bowl?

10k Thursday and Super Bowl Snack Ideas.

Lovely 10k Thursday today with the Irving Running Club! It sure makes the miles fly by faster at 5:30 am when you have some cool cats to run with.

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I had to warm up post run with a little java. My hands were quite frozen this morning even with gloves on! Extra hot dark roast on deck.

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So in the past I’ve done some Super Bowl survival tips here and here! I’ve seen some great healthy(er) snack ideas floating around on the web so I thought I’d share.

-As always, my skinny buffalo chicken dip has been a huge hit in the past. Switch out the heavier cheeses with Laughing Cow for a light fix. It’s SO freaking good (and addictive). You can’t ever go wrong with Frank’s Red Hot!

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Spinach balls from Sweet as Honey…I like the addition of the GF bread crumbs too!

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Buffalo cauliflower bites from Gal on a Mission…sounds super easy to make and your guests will be gobbling them up in no time. You may want to make an extra batch!

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Grilled jerk shrimp and pineapple skewers from Closet Cooking. Plus they added rum to the recipe. Even better!

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Zucchini pizza bites from Damn Delicious…definitely a good way to spice up a yummy vegetable!

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Who’s going to/hosting a super bowl party this weekend?!
I’ll be running but then definitely partaking in some festivities!

Morning Yoga, My Favorite Super Bowl Commercial and Wknd Recap.

Hi there! Hope you had one heck of a weekend. This morning I ventured back on over to my favorite yoga studio for a morning vinyasa flow. It was definitely much needed to kick off a busy work week.

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Let’s backtrack to the weekend! First up…Friday night. A little vino by the fire and a fun date night with a hottie.

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We also went to see the Wedding Ringer…funny movie by the way with Kevin Hart. Yes, a little corny…but still very funny. I definitely recommend it.

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Saturday I slept in a bit then ventured out for 12 miles in the park. Slow, easy miles but got it done. This weekend was a recovery week before a big buildup of mileage next weekend. 1 month and counting til my first ultra marathon 50K race!

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That night after church I got a chance to catch up with one of my good runner friends, Ann. Who by the way just killed the Dallas Marathon in December with a sub 4 hour marathon. So awesome. I definitely made some plans to get together with her for a run in the near future.

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Sunday morning was another long run…10 miles but what made it super fun was I got to crash the Texas Half. I actually had no idea it was going on but it was cool to kind of run with them and pretend I was in the race.

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Sunday night was of course the Super Bowl…did anyone watch? I wasn’t really into it honestly…but I saw a few commercials and have to say this one was my favorite. I am a sucker for cute little doggies.

How was your weekend? Did you participate in any Super Bowl festivities?

Oven Fried Goat Cheese and Super Bowl Tips.

Since Super Bowl Sunday is coming up, I thought I would share a recipe with you today. With all of the fun foods there are to partake in during the Super Bowl, I also think it’s important to have some healthy alternatives to your favorite items. Hello oven fried goat cheese! These would make the perfect appetizer to bring to a party or even as a side dish with a meal. Plus I am a lover of all things spicy and buffalo related.
Adopted from this recipe. I added my own twist to it and left out the stick of butter. You’re welcome.
Oven Fried Buffalo Goat Cheese
1 hunk of goat cheese (more or less depending on how many people you are serving)
1/4 cup of crumbled blue cheese – (this is entirely optional…and the less blue cheese you use, the more the balls will stay together.)
2 eggs
1 1/2-2 cups panko bread crumbs
Garlic powder
Salt & red pepper flakes to taste
1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, or Buffalo Sauce
1. Preheat oven to 400. Mix the goat and blue cheeses together in a bowl. Add a dash of salt, garlic powder, red pepper flakes to taste. Form into little balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with foil and sprayed with non-stick light butter spray. Beat the eggs together in a small bowl.
2. Place panko bread crumbs on a separate foil sheet. Take each ball and dip them into the egg mix, then roll into breadcrumbs until fully coated. Put them back on the cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
3. Take them out and set for about 10 minutes to cool. Once they have cooled, take each ball and dip into the buffalo sauce. Put them back onto the pan and cook an additional 5 minutes. Serve on a bed of spinach or with some additional buffalo sauce.
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There are also some more options for Super Bowl healthy alternatives here.
Enjoy!
Are you going to a Super Bowl party/hosting one this year? What are you cooking/bringing? Do you have any healthy survival tips to share?