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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Run #7.3 - All About The Music

**I have jury duty, so this is going to be set to automatically post in the morning while I'm off doing my duty!**

I went for my third run to prepare for the Portland Half, my second run using Galloway's method. This time I was going for 3 miles to make up for Tuesday's non-run. Tomorrow (today) I'll be doing 5 miles, then a break before Sunday's final (and only) long run to prepare for Portland. I am just so thrilled with how much I like this! I was able to run at a 10:30 face for this run, just as I did on Sunday's 5 miler. So I'm pretty consistent right now. Yay!

During this run I was really just focusing on my music. I always run better when I have good songs. I didn't pick them out - I just hit shuffle on my "Fresh Run" list and my mix was awesome! I shall now share it with you, with my short thoughts on the songs. This motivates me to work on a new list for Portland!

Cover Girl - New Kids on the Block .... yeah, baby!!
Life is a Highway - Tom Cochrane ... #TEAM JAM!!
Lovefool - The Cardigans ... so sweet
St Elmo's Fire - John Parr?? .... doesn't it just make you want to 80's dance?
Firework - Katy Perry .... yes, I AM a firework!
Don't Stop Believing - Glee soundtrack ... my "power song"
Creola - Nadira Shakoor .... I swear I smelled gumbo! Then a prostitute's crotch. Then the sewer.
Numb/Encore - Linkin Park/Jay Z ... really decided to power through.Watched my form. Thought "Run tall".
Club Can't Handle Me Now - Flo Rida ... worked on my finishing kick ... UP a hill!! I rocked it!

So that was my night. Funky smells. Great music. Legs that deceptively felt sluggish, but ended up being faster than normal! I am just so freaking refreshed and excited about the future of my running!


  1. I only know half these songs. I don't know if that makes me old, or just out of touch.

  2. Ooooh! Thanks for the playlist!! That is a great one...

    Get Up & Go

  3. Have fun on jury duty. I loved it.

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  5. fruit fly you are a little firework!! lol I love that song. Congrats on your non-sluggish-leg run!

  6. Way to rock it out! Gotta say, that's my kind of playlist. I'll be singing "Cover Girl" to myself for the rest of the night.

  7. I have a few of those songs in my iPod. :)


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