When I first started driving, one of my closest friends and I used to think it was all sorts of fun and cool to trade cars after school just to feel the excitement of driving something different.
Now that I am a grown up, I try not to run such risks in life and hope that my son doesn’t one day put his car (my car) in the hands of someone else.
However, what I would enjoy right now is an innocent and harmless swapping of playlists with someone just to feel the excitement of listening to a totally different mix of music while I run.
I love my songs, really I do, but lately, geez — I am tired of everything that I am hearing.
I switched off my playlist in favor of Pandora mid-run yesterday morning and got super lucky. In fact, I believe that the songs that randomly came on were signs for me to realize I should be running in the Long Island Half Marathon this Sunday.
After posting yesterday about loving to run in the rain but not really wanting to run a race in the rain, hearing Rocky IV music made me realize I have trained enough in various weather conditions (sort of like Rocky in the Russian frozen tundra) to handle this race just fine come rain or shine.
Oh how I love both of these songs. And yes, I immediately purchased both Hearts on Fire and Burning Heart to add to my playlist.
You know you want to trade playlists with me, just admit it.
So. Now that I have decided to run the half this Sunday, it is officially a taper week.
Time to reduce my mileage, make sure to alternate my running with cross training days, rest on Friday, eat my bananas, sweet potatoes and peanut butter (because peanut butter occurs 24/7 and 365) and keep up with my hydration.
Note I say keep up with my hydration. I have kept up my extra glasses of water since my last taper week.
In fact, I have even replaced a few cups of coffee from my day with water as well.
Listen, I love coffee. We know this.
Lately I just felt like I have been consuming too much of the caffeinated goodness and have slowly (and pretty easily) reduced my intake. I always thought I would replace those hot mugs of coffee with tea but I just haven’t felt like tea.
Do you like tea? How about Green tea? I can’t drink Green tea. It makes me dizzy. Weird, right?
I don’t know why this is exactly. I even did an entire research project a few months ago on the health benefits of consuming green tea and came up with nothing all that conclusive as to why I don’t feel so well after having a few sips.
The only thing I have deduced from my research and experiences is that green tea has been linked to lowering blood pressure and when combined with my already low blood pressure, we don’t have a winning combination.
I actually can’t drink any caffeinated tea for basically the same reason. Several cups of caffeinated coffee? No problem. Tea? You may find me on the floor.
But green tea is super healthy for you. It’s a shame I can’t drink it.
What is Organic Matcha?
Matcha is a finely milled or fine-ground powder form of high quality green tea. Just a 1/2 teaspoon of the Matcha green tea provides you with 137X the antioxidants of an actual brewed cup of green tea not to mention it is organic and free chemicals and preservatives.
You can add Matcha to shakes, smoothies and other beverages as well as baked goods, waffles and probably your morning bowl of oatmeal.
Since regular green tea doesn’t agree with me, I obviously cannot use this product in fear of finding myself passed out on the floor.
I didn’t want you to miss out on trying Matcha so I did a bit of research on this product and read enough reviews about Matcha Green Tea Powder to feel comfortable enough to host a giveaway today.
No need to thank me.
Are you bored with your music playlist?
Have you added any new songs?
Are you a coffee or tea drinker, or both?
Does green tea make you dizzy?
Ever try Matcha? What have you added it to?
I received a bag of Matcha Green Tea from Kiss Me Organics but was not compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.