A blog about my journey of training to run a 1/2 marathon with Team In Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and beyond.

Friday, February 18, 2011

I've Got The Fever!!!

I've got the Fever, and not the Beiber fever. (Thank goodness!) I have spring fever. It's like my mind and body have come out of hibernation with the vanishing of the snow.  Yippee! We have had some of the most beautiful spring weather lately, and it has made me actually WANT to go out and run.

 I am still so far behind that it's ridiculous, but I have great coaches and I know that they will help me succeed. :  ) Except for Mark who will probably kick my butt the next time he sees me, because he hasn't seen me in FOREVER! Sorry, Mark! : )

 Anyway, one good thing about the crappy winter weather that makes you want to stay in is that you have time to work on your playlists for when you do go back out. I now have a library of amazing body groovin', feet movin', booty shakin' playlists that will get me through my workouts. I know that there are those out there that think running is spiritual and that one should commune with nature as you work out, but I need some kind of soundtrack to my life. I am extremely motivated by music, and it often helps me push through when I want to stop. Now if I were in better shape and it wasn't such a struggle for me, I would probably go out a few times without music and be one with nature. But until that glorious day and probably beyond, I need my music/motivation.  That one last rhythm and beat that makes me continue to put one foot in front of another until I finish.

So here is my playlist for the week. Lots of oldies but goodies.

Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol
La Tortura - Shakira & Alejandro Sanz
Keep Your Head Up - Andy Grammer
Do You Want To Touch Me (Oh Yeah) - Joan Jett
Jump Around - House of Pain
Sleeping Aides & Razorblades - The Exploding Hearts
Mercy - Duffy
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Wind IT UP - Gwen Stefani
Up Against the Wall - Peter Bjorn & John
Animal - Neon Trees
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Under Pressure - David Bowie
Raise Your Glass - Pink
I Alone - Live
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet PeA - Amos Lee

My soundtrack, my life, mine. Now I must go and be one with my music and the spring weather. Yippe!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

My New Power Playlist

Training has been sporadic at best lately due to Snowmegedon 2011, but I have devised a new power playlist that has gotten me through the few workouts that I have done. It is as follows:

Hey Now Now - The Cloud Room
Around My Head - Cage the Elephant
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Animal - Neon Trees
Insane In The Brain - Cypress Hill
My Body - Young the Giant
Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti
The Middle -Jimmy Eat World
Keep Your Head Up - Andy Grammer
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Raise Your Glass - Pink
Black Betty - Ram Jam
Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
B.O.B - Outkast
Home - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne

There are more, but this is where I usually pass out. : ) Just kidding. This is where I usually have to go home to my wonderful family because my alloted "me" time is up. Hopefully there is no more snow to come and I can get back on track. I am so far behind that I that I worry that I won't be in shape for the marathon in May. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

SNOklahoma 2011

Snow! Snow! Everywhere! And I hate it. Not because it affects my training schedule, not because it is so cold that it makes my entire body ache, but because it throws off my whole chi. No really because I don't like being stuck and not be able to leave. Bleh! bleh! bleh!!! I want sunshine and happiness, but I'll settle for just sunshine right now. I can't see my car anymore, but I'm pretty sure it's that big white mound in the driveway. I need a 7-11 coffee/capp and a bagel. I need to be able to drive. I actually want to go to the gym.  Blehck! I hate snow.