Thursday, January 27, 2011

Loading Up

After getting an (ego) beating from the treadmill last week, I made it a priority to run outside this week. Monday was 7 miles (57:16, 8:11/mi pace) pushing Emily in the stroller.

I’m always worried she’s not going to like the jogging stroller after an extended break, but she was still a happy camper. I don’t know what I’m going to do if/when she starts putting up a fight.

Yesterday I did 6 by myself (45:23, 7:33/mi pace). Today will be a rest day, tomorrow will be 5 miles easy. Then maybe a mile or two, plus some striders, on Saturday morning just to loosen up.

So this race on Sunday is going to be small. Much smaller than I realized, like 500 people total. I’ve heard the full marathon is popular among the 50 Staters, so I was kind of surprised when I looked at the race results from previous years. I guess I was anticipating something similar to other local races like the Silver Comet Half, which draws about 1,500 runners from the ATL metro.

Anywhoo, I swore off my iPod months ago, but I’m thinking about bringing it back. Without crowds and a lot of other runners to draw energy from, this could be a very long and lonely 13.1. I’m even going to pony up the money to add some new songs to my playlist. Cause even that old classic Camel Toe by Fanny Pack can get old after a while, teehee.

iPods are the window to the soul. Isn’t that how the saying goes?

Here's the weird eclectic list I’ve thought of so far:

Airplane – Red Hot Chili Peppers
B.O.B- Outkast
Bittersweet Symphony – Verve Pipe
Blue Heaven - Belinda Carlisle
Dirty Bit - BEP
Evacuate the Dance Floor- Cascada
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Just Dance – Lady Gaga
Let it Rock - Kevin Rudolph
Like a G6 – Far East Revolution
Love Game – Lady Gaga
Man Who Can’t Be Moved – The Script
Praise You – Fatboy Slim
Riding Solo – Jason Derulo
Roam – B 52’s
Singing In My Sleep - Semisonic
Smile – Vitamin C
Stronger- Kayne West
Suicide Blonde - INXS
Tonight’s Going to be a Good Night- BEP
Touch of Grey – Grateful Dead
Toxic – Britney Spears
We Are Who We Are- Kesha

What songs are you digging right now? Please leave your suggestions in the comments. Also do y’all download your music from iTunes, or is there some other site you’d recommend?


  1. I pretty much buy all of my music on itunes (I ask for itunes cards for Christmas and birthdays). I used to (like 10 years ago haha) do a ton of illegal downloading from Napster and other sites like that, but man do they screw up your computer.

    Anyway, here are a few songs that I love to have on my workout mix. "Dance or Die" by Janelle Monae, "La la La" by LMFAO, "Walkin on the Moon" by The Dream & Kanye, "Up Up and Away" by Kid Cudi, "Shooting Star (Party Rock Mix)" by David Rush, and "The Reeling (Groove Police Remix)" by Passion Pit.

    I love music, I could go on and on. :)
    p.s. I listened to the Camel Toe song and had a really good laugh. Thanks for that!

  2. The Grateful Dead is definitely the odd one in there! I've been listening to Little Lion Man and The Cave by Mumford and Sons on my runs.

  3. I'm loving "Raise Your Glass" by Pink and "Forget You" by C-lo. Have a great time on Sunday! Can't wait to read your race report!

  4. Good lunch on your race! Here's a couple random ones I like on my runs:

    Crossfire- Brandon Flowers
    Just Say Yes- Snow Patrol
    Lovers In Japan- Coldplay
    Danger Zone- Kenny Loggins (A must have for pilots wives ;)
    Hip Hop Hooray- Naughty By Nature
    Move Along- All American Rejects

    Yup, I use ITunes.

  5. you are soo speedy even w the stroller! Nick won't last long in it at all. My song right now is enrique's I like it.

  6. I'm loving "Raise Your Glass" by Pink and "Forget You" by C-lo. Have a great time on Sunday! Can't wait to read your race report!