Monday, October 1, 2012

October 1st Playlist rocks it!

Great great run tonight! Awww felt good. Cool breeze, steady pace, didn't even notice the hills very much because the music was good and my mind was busy, creating while the music played. Here's tonights list:

Mercy Me - Best of Me
Ratt - Best of Me
Avalon - The Best Thing
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Ashlee Simpson - Bittersweet World
Casey Abrams - Blame it on Me
Styx - Blue Collar Man
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Ashlee Simpson - Boys
Commodores - Brick House
Anthem Lights - Can't Shut Up
Foreigner - Can't Slow Down

Cool down stretches:

Kansas - Wayward son

Good Night!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The 9th Running Playlist

Today is an overcast cool day. Yesterday it was near 90, today's high in the PNW is supposed to be 66. That's us. I typically like to start my run with a slower song, like Adele - nice way to get pumping as I descend the hill. But today, I started with the same song I ended yesterday. My young son has been joining me on 1 mile runs the past few days and so yesterday I ended the run up our hill, more funky dancing than running to Train's great song that had us both laughing. Well perhaps he was laughing out of humiliation at his mothers Moves Like Jagger through the neighborhood!

Three Times a Lady would not generally make it into my playlist but I thought of it as perhaps a good beginning song. Today it popped on after I was revved from Train, as the 2nd song & I almost changed it. But it ended up being a good slow song to help me slow it down while descending out hill. All in all, the songs suited my gait today and re entry back into running, since my cardiologist gave me the okay and my cholesterol has um, ascended rapidly. Here's today's list - enjoy!

50 Ways to Say Goodbye - Train
Three Times a Lady - Commodores
Don't You Want Me - Glee Cast
Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
Dangerous Game - 3 Doors Down
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Youth in Revolt - Candlebox
Missioinary Man - Eurythmics
Run to You - Bryan Adams (cool down/stretch)

The White Line

I run against the traffic, along the left side of the white line. I feel power on the pavement, staring down the miles of white lined road in front of me, the glimmer of headlights in my eyes.

I live my life, against the traffic, on the right side of the white line. There I attempt to keep my life, walking the straight line, ever watchful for oncoming danger and once in awhile, sticking my foot out, over the line - onto the left side, abruptly jolting people awake, force them to stop their blind movement with the crowd, look around, angrily at the foot that tripped their gait and think.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Today's playlist to MOVE to!

Today I ran. It wasn't amazing or phenomenal. But I did it.

It's 6:59 and I'm reading "Shut up and run" blog about her pet peeves. What a great blog to stumble upon. Makes me want to get out there and run another mile or two... Really.... well, maybe...

I was just asked "is it a find whatever's available for dinner night?" - perhaps I do that too much if it's become a term. As much as I'd love to say yes, I guess I'd better get on with the after office hours chores of mine, ha! In the meantime, here's 8 songs that played through my running list -

Gokey - My Best Days
Third Day - Take It All
Underwood - Before He Cheats (this is a good pavement pounding song)
Candlebox - Believe it or not
Ratt - Best of Me (if you remember that ONE or the High school kid that rocked your world...or your married to him - this is one to reminisce to while feet are beating the heat)
Avalon - The Best Thing (the song that makes me think of my son)
Ashlee Simpson - Bittersweet World (heard for the first time, great message)
Styx - Blue collar Man
Gaga - Born this way (great song to move up the mother hill)

That's it for today. Now off to burn some food...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Marriage Marathon

Don't forget to sync your heart monitors, adjust your speed, match your timing and keep each other in sight. If one jets ahead or one lags behind, drop a leg and pick up a cheering arm.

Monday, August 22, 2011

RW Quote of the Day

"A comedian once claimed that all running does is allow you to die in good health. Okay, I'll buy that." - Hal Higdon, author and runner

Friday, July 1, 2011

My running element: Cadmium

Cadmium is a soft, malleable, ductile, bluish-white divalent metal. It is similar in many respects to zinc but forms complex compounds.[3] Unlike other metals, cadmium is resistant to corrosion and as a result it is used as a protective layer when deposited on other metals. As a bulk metal, cadmium is insoluble in water and is not flammable; however, in its powdered form it may burn and release toxic fumes.[4]

Malleable: Capable of being extended or shaped by hammering....

Ductile: A solid substances ability to deform under stress, often characterized by the material's ability to be stretched into a wire.

My running life, in which I had OCD goals and views about how it would go, has been one in which I've learned to adjust, find my malleable physical, emotional and mental being and been deformed from what I thought I was, reshaped under stress of recalculation and stretched into a very tight wire.

Corrosion: created from repeated beatings of the elements. Originally a Portland Oregon runner, subjected to winter wind, ice & rain. Resulted in thick interior mental state and outer wear to protect sensitive areas. Mental state said the elements would not hold me back and I will not be insoluble in water.

Corrosion: Injury. Resulted in wiping away the tears, not allowed to corrode the spirit and deposited a protective layer of cheering to others. Insoluble to water & salt in the wound.

Not flammable but may burn and release toxic fumes. The drive to succeed in my goal is not extinguishable but may lead to a slow burn of irritation if my time line is not met, which can at times leak out toxic fumes on my family. Easily cured by another run.