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!!

1 comment:

  1. Keep it up, girl! I know you can accomplish and acheive your goal. Now, could you please come give ME that fever?!