Friday, March 19, 2010


I got out there. Finally I sucked it up, laced up the kicks and ran. It's a beautiful morning here in Akron so I figured best to take advantage. Not to mention, if I want to train for my first 10K in June I need some base mileage to start out with.

My plan was simple, gear up, listen to some tunes and run for about 20 minutes. I know this doesn't sound like much, but I've never ran distances of more than 5 miles, so I wanted to take it nice and easy. I chose a route around the neighborhood that took me up and down a couple of small hills where I got to see some great architecture and soak up sun. I contemplated taking Dobson with me, but decided I needed this run to be just me and my tunes.

I love running with music, it keeps me motivated and I find if I sing along it helps me keep my breathing in check. It always amazes me how much a song can do for my spirits when running. So I have decided to share what is currently on my ipod shuffle with you!

Coldpay - Viva la Vida (note: I ALWAYS start every run with this song. Just gets me going!)
Duffy - Mercy
Katie Perry - Hot N Cold
Taylor Swift - Love Story
Steve Perry- Oh Sherrie
Kevin Rudolph - Let it Rock
Weezer - Hash Pipe
Estelle - American Boy
Jimmy Luxury and The Tommy Rome Orchestra - Cha Cha Cha
Gwen Stefani - Now That You Got It
Pussy Cat Dolls - When I Grow Up
Metro Station - Shake It
The Go-Go's - Our Lips are Sealed
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Tegan and Sara - Walking With A Ghost
Gwen Stefani - Wind it Up

I normally just let the shuffle do its thing. I've been know to dance while running, I just about always get a chest pump in and it's not unheard of to see me running with my hands in the air just getting down. What can I say, I like to dance. :-D


  1. I ran for the exact same reason this morning and I'm glad I did because now it's pissing down outside.

    Also....what, no Whitesnake? Not even any George Michael?? I'm almost disappointed. ;)

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Running meets karaoke! I would need more Bon Jovi. Good job getting out there!

  3. First off, LOVE the new background! Uber cuteness!!!!!!!

    Great job getting out there and just enjoying the run and tunes! A lot of people dislike the 10k distance but I've always enjoyed it. It keeps you on your toes and forces you to build up your speedy endurance.

  4. Tegan and Sara's So Jealous is an under appreciated power-pop jem of a CD. Good luck with the 10k training!

  5. Good job getting out there. Nice play list, many good songs. (I don't listen to music while I run, but if I did these are some good ones.)