Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance — you can push yourself to extremes
and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations
or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet.
(Doris Brown Heritage)
Hello, lovelies! I hope you are having a beautiful Saturday morning. My Mister and I are up early and driving out to Gruene, TX to run in a 10K. It’s his first race ever… and my first since having back surgery in 2012!
I started running again in earnest this February. Wearing a heart rate monitor on runs and my Fitbit every day has helped with my motivation. When I created my Thirty Before Thirty list, I knew I wanted to do some sort of race. I had a half-marathon in mind, but with everything on my plate that wasn’t realistic. A 10K is nothing to sneeze at, but it is less than half of a half-marathon… so doable from a training standpoint.
My favorite runs this summer were through Central Park in New York City and up the “Rocky Steps” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. I’m packing my running gear for our trip to Europe next week, so maybe I’ll collect a few memories while we’re there!
Today I’m hoping to go out there and have fun. I made the following playlist to keep me entertained and inspired. It eases into things with slower tempo songs, then picks up with a mix of dance and hip hop. I think it’d be a good playlist for cleaning house too! It has plenty of “explicit” songs, so maybe don’t play this one around kids or elderly neighbors… because this lady needs a few hard-core tunes for motivation!!
Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
Florence + The Machine – Swimming
Tove Lo – Stay High – Habits Remix
Ella Henderson – Ghost
Beyoncé – End Of Time
Kanye West – To The World
Becky G – Shower
Flo Rida – Good Feeling
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Calvin Harris – I Need Your Love
Jessie J – Bang Bang
Pitbull – Fireball
OneRepublic – Love Runs Out
David Guetta – Bad (feat. Vassy) – Radio Edit
John Newman – Love Me Again
Icona Pop – I Love It
Robyn – Dancing On My Own
Lil Wayne – A Milli
Memphis Bleek – Like That
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