Monday, June 3, 2013

Music Makes Everything Better!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Sunday! For me, it was a much awaited rest day and gave the legs a welcome recovery time. They were a little sore from the 7.5 on Saturday.

This morning consisted of a lifting session at home. I like lifting at the gym better because I feel like I work harder when I'm at the gym... Perhaps it's all the mirrors? *flex*flex*pose*
As you can see, I get easily distracted at home lifting. I probably spent half of my time this morning dancing to new music on my iPod shuffle. The fact that I was up and out of bed, garden watered, and working out at 6:00am didn't help. Although I'm a morning person, my mind isn't fully focused quite that early!

 My cat was pretty crazy this morning, too. This is Ollie and he's the cutest little kitten you'll ever meet. His tail in this picture is about 3 times its normal size because he was insistent on sprinting to and fro around the apartment  and attacking the corner of the area rug in the kitchen. He nearly took me out while I was laying down doing my physical therapy exercises! :) I love him to death! And his twin brother Orion, who is probably still sleeping.

After weights came breakfast, and since I don't have all the ingredients to make overnight oats like I usually do, or even a bagel to grab, it was scrambled eggs time.

They were so good! I added fresh basil and oregano leaves from my garden and sprinkled Parmesan cheese on them. And I couldn't resist picking more fresh items from my garden to have for lunch.
I made a wonderful salad of romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, basil, oregano, baby spinach, and Swiss chard, all fresh! It looks amazing and smells amazing but I haven't eaten it yet... Although I'm sure it will taste incredible as well!

Since I haven't gone for my run yet today and this is really the only time I'll have to blog, I thought, what could I talk about today that someone would want to read? I know I'm always looking for new music and since pretty much all I've done so far today is listen to music, I figured why not share my playlist with you?!

The songs I'm going to list are oldies, newies (is that a word?), and everything in between. There are some songs in this workout plethora of music that I wouldn't normally advertise that I listen to. Please don't judge me by it. I think anyone with a workout playlist has songs or artists they listen to that they don't want anyone to know about!! That being said, this list is also from last summer. In some other post I will add my newer songs. However, I only added my new workout songs to my shuffle and I don't have that with me right now to see what they are. So here it goes: (Oh, and they're organized by BPM, or beats per minute. Because I'm a nerd like that and a tad OCD)

(99 and below)
85        Asteroids Galaxy Tour – The Golden Age
82        Awolnation – All I Need
95        Awolnation – Kill Your Heroes
98        Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
78        Cage The Elephant – Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked
93        Cake – The Distance
88        Jessie J (ft. B.o.B.) – Price Tag
96        Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA
98        Rise Against – Behind Closed Doors

118      Bowling for Soup - Punk Rock 101
120      Breathe Carolina – I.D.G.A.F.
118      Britney Spears – Break the Ice
114      Britney Spears – Gimme More (Remix)
115      Britney Spears – Piece of Me
115      Britney Spears – Circus
110      Cage The Elephant – Back Against the Wall
120      Estelle (ft. Kanye West) – American Boy
105      The Fratellis – Flathead
102      Grouplove – Colors (Captain Cuts Remix)
110      Horrorpops – Thelma & Louise
116      Jill Sobule – Super Model
105      Kanye West – Stronger
112      Kate Nash – Skeleton Song
120      Ke$ha – Blow
113      Kelis – My Milkshake
120      Lady Gaga – Poker Face
120      Lady Gaga – Just Dance
106      Lady Gaga – Love Game
113      Rise Against – Saviour
101      Rise Against – Paper Wings
105      Rise Against – Injection
118      Will.I.Am – I Got It From My Mama
110      3oh3! – We Are Young

140      Bette Midler – Miss Otis Regrets
125      Breathe Carolina – No Vacancy
132      Britney Spears – Hold it Against Me
133      Britney Spears – Till the World Ends
132      Cage The Elephant – Psycho Killer
129      Christina Aguilera – Ain’t No Other Man
130      The Downtown Fiction – I Just Wanna Run
127      Edward Maya – Stereo Love
122      The Fratellis – Henrietta
122      The Fratellis – Creepin’ Up the Backstairs
124      Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
130      Hyper Crush – She’s a Freak
128      Hyper Crush – Robo Tech
130      Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor
125      Kat DeLuna – Whine Up
130      Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl
124      La Roux – Bulletproof
123      Lady Gaga (ft. Beyonce) – Telephone
121      Lady Sovereign – Love Me or Hate Me
130      LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It
128      Marina and the Diamonds – Oh No!
128      Martin Solveig – Hello (Original Mix)
126      Porcelain and the Tramps – My Leftovers
138      Rilo Kiley – Portions for Foxes
128      Saving Jane – Super Girl
122      Shakira – She Wolf
124      Shiny Toy Guns – Le Disko
126      Varsity Fanclub – Zero
123      The Veronicas – Popular
135      The Veronicas – Hook Me Up

150      Avril Lavigne – What the Hell
141      Basshunter – I Can Walk on Water
151      Boys Like Girls – The Great Escape
141      Breathe Carolina – Welcome to Savannah
150      Cobra Starship – Guilty Pleasure
150      Drist – Arterial Black
150      Fall Out Boy (ft. John Mayer) – Beat It
150      Fefe Dobson – Stupid Little Love Song
150      Guns N’ Roses – Night Train
144      The Juliana Theory – Do You Believe Me
150      Lillix – Sweet Temptation
144      Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On
144      Miley Cyrus – Fly on the Wall
150      Pink – Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)
150      The White Stripes – Blue Orchid
146      3oh3! – Chokechain

173      Avril Lavigne – He Wasn’t
161      Bowling for Soup – High School Never Ends
175      I Am X-Ray – Pretty Rave Girl
168      Lillix – What I Like About You
168      Matchbox Twenty – How Far We’ve Come
180      Miley Cyrus – Can’t Be Tamed
178      The Pink Spiders – Teenage Graffiti
185      The Pink Spiders – Going Steady
170      Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Me and Mia
175      The White Stripes – Little Room

Some of these songs swear and have crude language, so if you are sensitive to that sort of thing, preview them with caution.

Before you go, help me out by leaving a comment and answering some questions I have.
What are some of your "can't-live-without" workout songs?
Do you prefer to exercise in the morning, mid-day, afternoon, or evening?
What's your go-to breakfast? Your go-to lunch?

Safe and happy running!


  1. Jamie from DM, first off great blog it's a fun read. I'd like to do one but I tend to ramble on and have horrible grammer which I'm sure you've noticed.

    Songs on the run list that start off my run is On Foot and Carry On by Fun. I think they were made for runners. Also Attack and BYOB by system of a down along with a few Foo Fighers and Beastie Boys how can anyone not have Sabotage.

    I like to get out mid morning 9ish but with work that's not to accomidating so I guess I need to start looking for a job.

    Pre run I eat light bananna, toast, or granola bar. Post run I inhale anything I can find. I've been making this salmon burger patty thing which isn't bad if you like fish.

    Anyways great blog and hope to see a lot more entries.

    1. I'll check out those bands and songs :) I know I like Fun already, I have some songs on my playlist that I didn't have posted here. I'm glad you like the blog! And I think you should definitely start one! Who cares if you ramble? I do too! Thanks for commenting :)

  2. So just cause I love reminiscing about my soccer days lol, I love songs like Thunderstruck, Eye of the Tiger, and Remember the name. These were the songs that played to get me pumped up for night games which were my favorite. =]

    1. Nice! Those must have slipped by me :) "My Leftovers" by Porcelain and the Tramps was my go to song before a swim meet :)