Some Tunes


For the race Saturday I made a new playlist and today I whipped that bad boy back out for my run.  I had planned an easy four but I was so pumped up at the start that I had to share it.

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James Island Connector Playlist

1.  Wake Me Up by Avicii

2.  Girl of Fire by Alicia Keys

3.  Wrecking Ball by Miley Cirus (I hate that I like this song, but I seriously can’t not like it)

4.  I Love It by Icona Pop

5.  Same Love by Mackelmore

6.  Sweater Weather by The Neighborhood

7.  Best I Ever Had by Gavin DeGraw (love this one)

8.  I Want Crazy by Hunter Hayes

9.  Raise Your Glass by Pink

10.  Holy Grail by Jay-Z and JT

11.  Roar by Katy Perry

12.  Take Back the Night by JT (Justin Timberlake)

13.  Safe and Sound by Capital Cities

When I got home I tried out a workout from Nike Training Club.  Julie from PBfingers reviewed this app earlier in the week and pretty much raved about it so I had to try it.

The best part of the app is I can pick a 15 minute work out to focus on an area of the body.  Today I did Better Butt, it certainly doesn’t feel better at the moment but that may be the point.  A quick bout of strength training for 15 minutes after running is totally manageable so now I just need to make it a routine.

The app is 100% free and plays whatever playlist you want while you go.  It tells you the start of each exercise and gives directions and videos in case you don’t know the exercise.  In addition to the 15 minute exercises, there are also full length exercise programs.

Nike has certainly put out a high quality app here definitely worth taking a look at.

Do you have any new, awesome running songs?









Sometimes running just hurts

Through my run today, I was inspired to write a few different posts, so I decided I will just hit them all.

Running in Charleston is dangerous.  Thats all there is to it.  Even if you forget the fact that people don’t drive so great here (I have been hit by cars three times since I have lived here), the environment is just downright hazardous.  My cross country coach in high school spent a lot of time trying to get me to run with my head up, looking ahead of me.  It took about a whole season but it is something that has been instilled in me ever since.  However, this became obsolete upon moving here; you look up you eat it.  In my first week here, my roommate at the time took a spill, I have personally taken a spill and my current roommate Beth has also taken a spill.   Next time I am running I will snap a quick pick of the lovely sidewalks.

Then about half way into my nine mile run with 4×1 mile repeats I started to hurt.  I had to go up like 5 stairs in my second mile rep and on the third step my I had a shooting pain in my right knee.  I shook it off and kept going but just didn’t feel quite right.  I decided to just get my miles in and forget about the next two mile reps.  I still was “hurting” but decided it was probably more in my head that I didn’t feel like running any more (I hadn’t really wanted to go today from the beginning for some reason) and not that I was actually hurting.  I’m glad I pushed myself through and I did make me distance but my knees and hips are actually aching 8 hours later.

Right as I was about a half mile from my house, the song “My Body” by Young The Giant came on my Ipod.  The lyrics are, I quote…

“My Body tells me no, but I won’t quit, cause I want more…”

Sometimes I really think that my ipod is some how connected to my brain and knows exactly what I need to hear.  CRAZY!!

The rest of the day, Scarlett and I hit the dog park; it was so beautiful out.

She is getting sooooo big!!

She is getting sooooo big!!

Then I had to do lots of laundry and pack so we can head home tomorrow!  Its gonna be a long drive, especially since I will have to make extra stops with her but it will be worth it.  I have a few new recorded books to listen to, christmas music of course and theres always Pandora.  It will be worth it once I get there I know but I just wish someone would just go ahead and invent a teleportation machine already, I mean come on.

1 week till Christmas!!  Official Countdown is on!

Music Moves My A**

I don’t know about all of you, but I can’t set out on a run without my Ipod.  A good round of music can make or break me on a run sometimes.  Ever since I got my iphone I have been using the Pandora work out stations but have recently returned to my old school running playlists.

The next race I am running has a pretty boring course and is small in numbers, so I know I needed to start work on a good playlist to keep myself moving.

Keep in mind while reviewing this thing, in a marathon (at least for me) every song can’t be up beat and moving or I will literally kill myself in the first 10 miles so I try to get a nice mix of up beat and a little more steady…

1.  SAIL by Awolnation

2.  A Matter of Time by Foo Fighters

3.  Valerie by Amy Winehouse

4.  Knock Out by Lil Wayne

5.  Lucifer by Jay-Z

6.  The House We Grew Up In by The Weeks

7.  My Body by Young The Giant

8.  DOA by Foo Fighters

9.  Wonderman by Tinie Tempah ft. Ellie Goulding

10.  Titanium by David Guetta ft. Sia

11. Specturm (Say My Name) by Florence + The Machine

12.  99 Problems by Jay-Z

13.  Buttons by The Weeks

14.  Frontier City (B-Side) by Kings of Leon

15.  Strange Clouds by B.o.B ft. Lil Wayne

16.  Hey, Johnny Park!  by Foo Fighters

17.  You Wouldn’t Like Me by Tegan & Sara

18.  Stuntin Like My Only Swerving by BEARBOT

19.  Blow Me (One Last Kiss) by P!nk

20.  Blinding by Florence + The Machine

21.  Feel So Close by Calvin Harris

22. DLZ by TV on the Radio

23.  Monkey Wrench by Foo Fighters

24.  Part Of Me by Katy Perry

25. Undo It by Carrie Underwood

26.  Will Do by TV on the Radio

27.  Guns and Horses by Ellie Goulding

28.  One More Night by Maroon 5

29.  Your Biggest Mistake by Ellie Goulding

30.  Dark Side by Kelly Clarkson

31.  Under the Sheets (Chiddy Bang Remix) by Ellie Goulding

32.  The Fighter by Gym Class Heros

33.  What Doesn’t Kill You by Kelly Clarkson

34.  Carolina Drama by The Raconteurs

35.  I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons

36.  Fly Over States by Jason Aldean

37.  Heart of a Champion by Nelly

38.  Blown Away by Carrie Underwood

39.  Anything Could Happen by Ellie Goulding

40.  Levels by Acicii

41.  My Hero by Foot Fighters

42.  Melt My Heart to Stone (Kickdrums Remix) by Adelle

43.  50 Ways to Say Goodbye by Train

So far I have 2.8 hours of music.  Now as much as I would love to be able to run a marathon in 2.8 hours, thats just not going to happen so I need probably atleast another hour to be safe so I need suggestions!!