Tuesday, April 14, 2009

a mental picture...

girl w/ the pink shorts sporting a classic case of 'runner's wedgie'...bouncing up and down on the concrete, doing an occasional fist pump to the ipod mix, baseball cap low to cover the day old mascara, panting...
i am trying to run...it's not a pretty site (feel free to point and laugh if you see me)...three days down...i turn 30 in june..WOW, that's crazy. i am officially out of shape. you should totally join me...here's your recommended playlist for the one mile jog (yep, i said it- one mile):
-That's Not My Name by the Ting Tings
-Paper Planes by M.I.A. (i have to make a conscious effort not to make imaginary guns during this portion of the jog)
-Live Your Life by T.I. featuring Rihanna (this is where the fist pumps come into play...i mean, you just can't help yourself)

*image courtesy of run like a girl film

16 comments:

CTB said...

Love it! Those are great songs to keep you motivated!

Sara said...

Congratulations on taking up running! It's one of the only things that keeps me sane through the stress and craziness of life. And trust me, you're not too old to run, I see plenty of 60 year olds out there!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Prior to two babies I was a runner. Thanks for the playlist, I need some new ones to get me motivated. Your post made me laugh. thanks!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Your Tay, and my Avery are the same age, so I KNOW your mother-for-nearly-two-years-and-still-out-of-shape pain!
My hubby is having me do his P90x dvd's with him - talk about a comedy skit!
Keep movin' and shakin' it!
(Oh, and don't sweat the 30s - really, it just gets better ;)

Lindsey Ivory said...

I started running a year ago and a mile was rough...seriously rough! But it is so rewarding when you add distance (I am running a half in a couple weeks). Soon you will be able to run for miles or hours. Good luck and keep us posted!

Blueprint Bliss said...

I agree with Lindsey- it is so rewarding when you add distance. Sign up for a race and it will make you set a goal. It's fun- most of the time!

Lauren Jade said...

i love all those songs cept for thats not my name...makes me want to pull my hair out. :D good luck on the running. Im a college athlete and live for the days i don't have to run! Im sure that will change though.
keep it up

Jennifer said...

I think we must look the same while running. I try, but it's really not in me. When I keep at it I enjoy it more though.

LOVE Paper Planes and don't know how you have the self-control to NOT make imaginary guns!

Amy said...

another good one for you to check out is Day 'N' Nite (Crookers Remix) by Kid Cudi! That always gets me through my work out!

GracefulElegance said...

Oh my goodness, I love your post! I need to get back to running..tried the other day and I started walking after seriously like 4 blocks!! Your post has inspired me and I am going to get back it with your play list tomorrow...thanks!!

Lauren said...

love live your life and is it really sad that i only know of the ting tings because they do a song for that kids show "yo gabba gabba" that my toddler loves?!! haha

anyway, good job on the running, i ight give it a shot but a mile sounds like a lot to me right now!!
xoxo

Bethany said...

Here are my favorite songs for running:

Poker Face by Lady Gaga
Kids and Time to Pretend by MGMT
Cant Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie Minogue
Anything by Fat Boy Slim
Ray of Light by Madonna
and of course:
Tubthumping by Chumbawamba

MichCherie said...

As someone who is also making an attempt to enter the world of running, this post is a fabulous help.
I will so be adding those songs to my IPod!

Awesome post!!

xox
MichCherie

MissKarenAshley said...

You should be so proud that you are actually attempting it. I decided to start running so I went out and bought a great new running outfit and shoes and they are sitting in my closet taunting me.

P.S. Great playlist

Karen
www.simplylovelyideas.blogspot.com

Renae said...

You go Girl...3 days is an awesome start! I started with a mile too years ago and worked up to 6. It's great because you can lace up your sneakers, go from the house and be back in a short amount of time and you feel soooo good. Now (I am 52) I do a power walk with some jogging and do lots of long distance cycling. Just keep moving and drink lots of water!
Blessings,
Renae

andi said...

I ALWAYS work out to MIA!! I have to keep myself from mouthing the words (that I can underdstand).