Hi friends. HAPPY FRIDAY!
I swear this has been the longest week at work; I’m so looking forward to having the next two days off to spend with my little babe, my big babe, and my poodle-babes. After my official “return to running” post a few weeks ago, I’ve been sick not once but twice. TWICE. Last weekend I came down with some monstrous stomach bug that took the goals I had set for myself for the week and completely shut them down. What the heck. I seriously haven’t been sick in years, and now I’ve been sick twice in the same month.
Needless to say, I haven’t exactly started training for the Pittsburgh half with the *bang* that I was hoping for. BUT this is the start of a new month, and I’m pretty optimistic about my training the next four weeks. Plus my first postpartum 5K is coming up this month along with my first ever Beer Mile (yes– both on the same day), so I have a few things to look forward to. Although the fact that I have been neither running nor drinking regularly makes me a little nervous– it should be an, err, interesting day. When I signed up for the races a few months ago, I may have been slightly delusional about just how back-in-shape I would be at this point. I could have signed up for just-the-5K or just-the-Beer Mile, but nooooo– I thought it would be easy-peasy to do both. I even went a step further and signed up for a competitive heat for the Beer Mile. What was I thinking?! Even though I could definitely push it for a mile at this point and consider myself somewhat “competitive,” there’s no way I’ll be able to push it and chug four beers along the way. Four beers with a minimum ABV of 5%, per the official rules at beermile.com.
I am a lover of all beers and feel like beer is the perfect complement to a good run (I swear by drinking a post-run beer to relieve inflammation!), but I haven’t had more than two adult beverages since Miss H’s arrival in October. I’ll be curious to see how it goes. At least my little brother will be there running with me– he can pick me up off the track if need be. For better or for worse, I promise to come back and write a recap.
Since I don’t have much in the way of running or training to write about, I thought I’d share my workout playlist with you. I don’t know about you, but I love exercising and running to music (always in races, although rarely on training runs). I know that not everyone feels the same, but there’s something about a good song on my iPod that makes it really easy for me to kick my workouts up a notch. I’m always on the lookout for new and different songs to motivate me when I work out, but it seems I always go back to the ol’ standbys below. They’ve gotten me through so many races, lifting sessions, and living-room-spin-sessions. So if you’re looking to add something new to your workout playlist, I’m happy to share with you the songs that really get me going in my workouts:
- Alive – P.O.D.
- The Anthem – Good Charlotte
- Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
- Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
- Back in Black – AC/DC
- Beautiful Day – U2
- Berzerk – Eminem
- Boom – P.O.D.
- Click Click Boom – Saliva
- Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
- The Distance – Cake
- Fat Bottomed Girls – Queen
- Ghost – Ella Henderson
- Gimme All Your Lovin’ – ZZ Top
- Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen
- Hey Mama – David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha, & Afrojack)
- I Want You – Soundgarden
- The Look – Roxette
- Lose Yourself – Eminem
- Mony Mony – Billy Idol
- My Body – Young the Giant
- Mysterious Ways – U2
- Nookie – Limp Bizkit
- Rollin’ – Limp Bizkit
- Runnin’ Down a Dream – -Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
- Sing – My Chemical Romance
- Sleep Now in the Fire – Rage Against the Machine
- Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
- Take Out the Gunman – Chevelle
- Thong Song – Sisqó
- Thunderstruck – AC/DC
- Two Tickets to Paradise – Eddie Money
- Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars)
- Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
What are some of your favorite workout songs? Have you ever heard of or done the Beer Mile?
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