I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. So far, mine has been filled with writing, studying, visiting Brooklyn (naturally), watching NINE episodes of The Following, and a long run with friends.
Does anyone watch The Following? I was hesitant to check it out as I’m a scared-y cat. After watching the pilot episode, I literally peeked behind the shower curtain while brushing my teeth before bed. Also, I will only sleep facing the stairwell to my loft so I can keep an eye out for any intruders. Honestly, I probably shouldn’t watch shows that get under my skin. I should stick to Hart of Dixie. Sadly, Hart of Dixie is on hiatus until April 9th. Back to my original point, I’m a fan of Kevin Bacon. I fell in love with his character while watching this show. James Purefoy, who portrays a serial killer, is quite charming and alluring. This makes it all the more freakish and alarming. They’ve put together quite the ensemble cast.
This morning I ran 9 miles with my friends in Central Park in preparation for an upcoming half-marathon on April 14th. We felt strong throughout and time flew by, as usual, since we were chatting away and catching up during most of the run.
My friend Irene kindly provided us with Clif SHOT Bloks. I enjoyed the taste as I felt like I was eating gummy bears. It gave me just the energy boost I needed to push through to the end. I’ll be using these again on race day. I like the fact that they are mostly organic and contain ingredients I can recognize.
I always feel fantastic after a long run. It’s such a sense of accomplishment and I enjoy feeling spent, tired and sweaty. I know I’ve done something great for myself for the day. Long distance running makes me happy.
Here are some of my favorite songs I like to zone out to while running the distance, when I’m on my own and not with friends:
Katy Perry – Wide Awake (This reminds me of a recent girls weekend where a bunch of us were getting ready to go out on the town.)
Alicia Keys – Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart (This reminds of a coffee shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn I currently frequent for study sessions with a friend. I discovered this song while there one morning.)
Rihanna – Umbrella
David Bowie & Queen – Under Pressure
M83 – Midnight City
Run-DMC – Walk This Way (This reminds me of a race in Central Park a few years ago where I ran an 8:09 pace, one of my fastest paces ever.)
Wotlie – Then You’ll Know (This reminds me of last summer on July 4th when I realized I’m completely in love with yoga.)
Imagine Dragons – It’s Time (The minute this song comes on, excitement and joy overtake me. It’s just one of those songs.)
The Lumineers – Ho Hey (This reminds me of the fun-loving show Hart of Dixie.)
Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait (This song breaks my heart every time.)
Semisonic – Closing Time (This reminds me of the movie Friends With Benefits.)
Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall (This reminds me of last summer. It was magical.)
What are some of your favorite running songs? I’m always looking to create new playlists.
Quote of the Day:
This is a good one to remember. I just came across this while reading a good post from The Better Man Project. I used to always think it was a statement about me. Since I’ve built my confidence level, I’m much better about not taking things personally anymore. We can only control ourselves and our actions, not those of others.