Quite a few bloggers I follow post their ‘Friday Faves’ every week, so I thought I’d give it a whirl this week. I’m pretty sure it won’t become a regular thing, since I don’t always have the time, but since it’s a vacation week for me, I was able to spend some extra time doing things I don’t normally get to do. Like organizing my closets and giving the blog a little love. If you’re just here for the playlist, feel free to scroll to the bottom of the post. I won’t be offended.
In no particular order, here is what I’m loving this week:
This Keiser bike:
Unfortunately, I’m not lucky enough to have these where I teach, but I did visit a nearby facility that recently replaced their old Spinning® bikes with these and I fell in love!
Jimmy Fallon’s debut on The Tonight Show. Seriously, what’s not to love about Jimmy Fallon?:
Gotta love the DVR. Because I’m certainly not staying up that late! (If you haven’t seen the original hashtag bit with Justin Timberlake, that’s worth checking out too.)
Last week I professed my love for everything Aloe Blacc in this post. Someone turned me on to this remix earlier in the week and I’ve already used it in my latest playlist. (Song #2 by the way-it won’t show on the Spotify player because it’s a local file).
This article from Active.com about why runners need Spinnning®: (click the pic)
I have two camps of running friends. The ones that already know the benefits of combining Spinning® and running, and those that haven’t figured it out just yet. Hopefully this article will help the second group along.
Starbucks Breakfast Blend Vue Cups:
Normally I’m not a Starbuck’s fan. While I do enjoy my coffee strong, I just don’t like the flavor and acidity of that Starbucks coffee has. I’m definitely a Dunkin’ kind of girl. So when my husband recently ordered these cups for our Keurig Vue, I really thought they would go to waste. BUT, I gave it a try and I really enjoyed this blend! Still, if I was faced with Starbucks and Dunkin’ side by side, I’d choose Dunkin’.
I’ve definitely got a case of Olympic fever, and I’ll be sad to see them end soon, but I’ll always have this collection of Top Ten Viral Videos of the 2014 Olympics.
This reminder from my friends at Spotify:
I have a ton of playlists, and they were kind of a mess until I put them into these folders the other day. It took me 30 minutes at the most and it was well worth it!
And the number one thing I’m loving this week…
Happy: warm up
Ticking Bomb: (As I mentioned above, this one is not on the player because it came from my local files and is not available on Spotify) continue warm up, taking it out of the saddle.
Come With Me Now: alternate seated/standing climb
D’Ya Wanna Go Faster: seated accelerations on the chorus
Shot me Down: Seated flat/standing flat with the tempo of the music
Tell the World: standing climb
Gallows Pole: Seated climb
Pound the Alarm: Standing hill accelerations on the chorus
Classic: standing climb
Iridescent: standing flat/climb
Black Parade: alternate seated/standing climb
Day and Night: riders choice/flat
Tabata: seated accelerations 20:10 x8
Give It Time: cool down
Sunshine on My Shoulders: Stretch
Enjoy your weekend!