Keep Calm and Get Healthy

06 Jun, 2012

No time for Michael Buble.

Posted by: turbomammoth In: General


Okay, I REALLY FREACKING need to put some order in my Ipod. I have been delaying that in… well, forever? but last night, it was the worst.

I was out doing my interval training run, a trainign helping you build up your endurance at higher speed. Last night, my average speed was around 8.7 km/h but for 1 kilometer x 3 times, I had to speed up around 11.5 km/h. Excellent way to take you out of your comfort zone.

When I run alone, music helps me a lot. A song is about 3 minutes that I had ran about 500 meters during that song. Plus the beat helps me to stay motivated through the run.

HOWEVER, last night, I was finishing my last kilometer at 11.7 km/h, and I had about 300 meters to go. An up-beat song from Blink 182 finished and I was hoping for some speedy song to help my maintain my speed for the remaining distance.

What came on?

”It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” by Michael Buble.

It’s not only a Christmas song, it’s a freacking LONG and SLOW Christmas song.

I wear my Ipod in a thingy on my arm so there was no way I was gonna stop or slow down to skip the song. I lived with it.

I tell you, worst motivation music.EVER. LOL

I’m looking for some new songs to build up some running playlist… Any suggestions? What are you listening when you are working out?


I realized I’m pretty much ONLY talking about running these days. As you probably figured it out, I’m really psyched (and also a bit stressed out) about the upcoming half-marathon . I’m probably gonna be talking A LOT about this in the next weeks. Don’t have me too much for that ;-)


The scale went down this morning. At last! After weighing in at 133.2 pounds last friday. I went up to 134.0 saturday morning and 136.0 since Sunday. 136.0 pounds. 136! E-ve-ry morning since Sunday. Honestly, I was getting a bit nervous about the absence of daily fluctuations.

I guess the good decisions and workint out paid out in the end, and this morning I was down to 134.4 pounds. Much better. *relief sigh*

My boyfriend is coming home this afternoon from his 4 days conference in Winnipeg. We are going to celebrate is return with a (healthy) pasta dish tonight, a casserole of rotini with chicken, broccoli and spinach with freshly grated parmesan and a white sauce made of 1% milk. I know he missed pasta dishes a lot since we started dieting and eating healthier… I truly hope he will enjoy it :-)

Happy wednesday everyone!


4 Responses to "No time for Michael Buble."

1 | unskinnygirl

June 6th, 2012 at 8:32 am


Woot woot Winnipeg! Lol I’m from a
Rural area of Winnipeg. Really nice weather here right now! I think it’s definitely time to get your music in order. Christmas songs aren’t exactly motivating! Lol

2 | dysfunctionalbarbie

June 6th, 2012 at 9:37 am


oh man that would have killed me! I would have fought with my arm to try and change the song haha. Good job on going though! Maybe now take off all the slow christmas songs anyways and put them back on when the season hits again. haha

3 | zatopova

June 6th, 2012 at 10:45 am


Pandora can be great for workout music — you can make a station with just the kind of mood you’re after and you’ll end up with a lot of surprises. Unfortunately some of those surprises will be things you hate and you won’t feel like dropping everything to hit “skip”, which puts you more or less in the position you’re in now …

I like Janelle Monae and old disco for workout music, but more often I’m catching up on podcasts or the news or something.

4 | alireza

June 6th, 2012 at 11:52 am


Write as much as you want about running. I love all these emotions in sports and competition. These are my skating days, but soon 50% of my blug will be gun and target :)

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