Sunday morning as I drove to the half marathon in Riverside I kept switching the radio station trying to find some good music to pump me up before the race. That’s hard to do at 5am on a Sunday! For some reason radio stations fill their airtime with infomercials or other randomness at that hour.
But, I stopped on a country station that was playing fun Christmas music and thought, “This would be a good song to run to – especially for a holiday race!” And so this list of Christmas Running Playlist was born.
Check it out and add it to your running or workout playlist. Or just play some of the videos and dance around to burn off some calories (and some stress).
Christmas Workout Playlist
This mix is perfect to get in the holiday spirit and it can add an extra bit of fun to a holiday race. Are you running one this year?
I’m getting into the spirit by trying to force Vegas into wearing a Santa hat. He is probably going to tell Santa I deserve to be on the naughty list. I say it’s totally worth it to get a good cat picture. Fill up my stocking with coal in exchange for all the funny cat photos!!
I’m also enjoying a holiday inspired protein pancakes…. I made Peppermint Protein Pancakes this morning. The lil addition of some candy cane on top really made this stack awesome.
Peppermint Protein Pancakes Recipe
In the mix:
- 1 packet vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1 dash salt & baking soda
- 4-6 drops of peppermint extract
- 1 packet sweetener
- optional toppings: crushed up candy cane, yogurt
Directions: Mix all ingredients. Cook on hot skillet sprayed well with non-stick spray. Top with crushed candy cane, greek yogurt or whipped cream and any of your favorites.
Next up I want to try it with chocolate protein powder! That is going to be like peppermint bark pancakes, right? So good.