Gosh Monday mornings can be tough, especially after such a great weekend. It was one of those weekends where I feel we attained the perfect balance of doing and relaxing. Yesterday I made burgers and we had our first proper cookout of the year. It was so much fun and the first year where I felt that the children enjoyed it as much as the adults. They behaved at the table and ate a bit of everything – result!
As MM and Mike caught up on some of the FA Cup games I attempted to compile a new playlist for my race this weekend. I enjoy running with music but for my last half I opted to run without – I did enjoy soaking up the atmosphere but by mile 8 I was craving a distraction – so this time I’m taking the shuffle. I get really lazy with playlists. MM creates them for every event – road trips, parties, birthdays – they’re his mixed tapes. So knowing how crucial the right songs can be, I decided to take my time and pick out some top tunes – I even bought a couple of new albums – David Guetta and Madonna’s new MDNA, plus a couple of oldies that I knew would spur me on. Every time I hear Like A Prayer it makes the hairs on my neck stand up – I love it and hopefully it will put an extra spring in my step on Sunday.
As I readied myself this morning I fortunately remembered I had a meeting with a new web designer. It’s very exciting at Halcyon Media LLC at the moment as we are getting ready to launch new magazine title in September and a new website is required to support it. It’s good for everyone to start new projects, there is an air of nervous excitement, and the office is rising to the challenge. I can’t wait to let you know more about it as we make progress!
Today I am wearing one of my favorite Boden tunics. It’s a couple of years old – in fact SS 2009 I think – but there is a similar glam jersey tunic in their new summer line. I’m wearing the fabulous tunic in spearmint and I love it more every time I wear it – I do like the big prints – and I paired it with my sand Tory Burch Revas.
Let me know what your favorite running songs are so I can add them to my playlist!
How about the Talking Heads ‘Road to nowhere’? That’s the first that came to my mind, because that’s where all my attempts to work out or diet lead……nowhere!
I always love the good old Disco tracks:
Kool & The Gang, The Whispers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chaka Kahn, Al Jarreau ‘Boogie Down’, Average White Band ‘Pick up the pieces’, B.B. & Q. Band ‘On the beat’, Cheryl Lynn ‘Got to be real’, Chic ‘Good times’, Commodores ‘Brick house’, Donna Summer ‘Hot stuff’, Frankie Beverly & Maze ‘joy and pain’, The Gap Band ‘oops upside your head’, Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson ‘the bottle’, Indeep ‘last night a d.j. saved my life’, Isaak Hayes ‘Shaft’, Nils Landgren Funk Unit ‘House Party’, ’24Hours’, ‘For those who like to party’, Parliament ‘Give up the funk’, Quincy Jones ‘Ai no corrida’, Shakatak ‘Down on the street’, Womack & Womack ‘Teardrops’………..
I must admit that I have no idea if they are good for running.
Hope you find something 🙂
I found some great recommendations on a facebook running page, ‘DOA’ & Walk by the Foo Fighters, Love on Top – Beyonce (such a happy upbeat song), Pure Shores – All Saints, and Tightrope – Janelle Monae. These are all on my current playlist and are my favourites, I could go on forever with running songs but I highly recommend these.
That’s funny Martina – I just downloaded All Saints, Janelle Monae and Foo Fighters! I have some Beyonce too but not that one…:)
My running playlist is pretty eclectic, but some of my favorites are: California Gurls, Closer to Free, Forever, Hit me with Your Best Shot, I want you to Want me, I gotta Feeling, Ice Ice Baby (so cheesy, I know!!), It’s my Life (Bon Jovi makes everything better!), Manic Monday, On the Floor, Right Now, Sweet Home Alabama, Waka Waka, You Shook Me all Night Long, 4 Minutes, Let’s Get it started, Say Hey, and I Wanna Go.
Anything to make 13.1 miles go by faster . . . .