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Too Many Things To Say

June 10, 2012

Happy Sunday everyone!

I hope you’re all having a great weekend! I’m trying to relax a little, as well as get a big To Do list done! I tend to ignore a lot of things during the week and by Friday my apartment is shamefully messy. I spent hours today just picking things up! It was insanity… Anyway, with all these things going through my head I thought I’d share a few of the more interesting things here on the blog today! Enjoy!


1. I had my first training run with CARA yesterday! CARA stands for the Chicago Area Runners Association! I’m training with them for the marathon over the summer, they have great programs and I was able to join the program for free because I’m fundraising (more on that later…). The location is about 3 miles away from me, so in the future I think I’ll run there for the Saturday morning group long run, join the group for the run, and then drop off when we pass where I live, that way I don’t have to worry about getting to and from the location.

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Today’s run was 6 miles, but I ended up doing 8 because I ran over a mile from the bus to get to where they were starting, and then since I’d hit 7.25 and I’m obsessed with running full miles, I finished off the 8 heading to whole foods to pick up some things, along with a very odd breakfast:

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2. I found this playlist on Spotify and I LOVE IT. It’s officially my new life playlist. It’s all those hilarious sports songs used to pump you up for a game. Amazingness.



3. I’ve become obsessed with listen to Jillian Michaels Podcasts when I run/workout/walk. No idea why, but she does have some great tips and it’s just generally amusing. Plus there are tons that I haven’t listened to yet. I always loved her on Biggest Loser!

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4. Since you all loved the Molly pictures on her birthday, I thought I’d share this with you. My brother sent me these pictures of Molly (on the left) trying to steal another dog’s stick:

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She’s not very good at sharing…


5. Just in case you’re curious, CARA uses Hal Higdon’s plans for the Chicago marathon. They offer Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Seeing as this is my first marathon, I opted for beginner! I freaked out at first thinking there was just not enough mileage to be ready, but my cousin, Allie, reassured me that it would be fine!


6. I also looked on spotify for playlists with beats of 170-190 bpm, which are the best to run to. Here are some amusing songs I would never have guessed would be good running songs:

Oops I Did It Again by Britney Spears

Yellow by Coldplay

Beat It by Michael Jackson

Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas


7. Another amusing list? Searches that lead people to my blog. Here are some more good ones:

Family Guy Cereal

Oats emotional <—Maybe I get emotional about my oats? haha

Women as objects quotes

big city love

amy lee fake

fanny packs at disney world <—I do love a good fanny pack…

mr. nature love

best friends separated by a wall

delivery cargo <—okay, most I see how they could lead to my blog, but this one?!??

green and blacks 85 <—again… really?!?

how men see women

Are you good at sharing? Maybe you could give Molly some tips…

Do you have any good running songs around 180 bpm?

19 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2012 8:27 am

    the fanny pack one is awesome, I am a fan as well. So jealous you found a running group in your area, I am still searching to find one I can run with in my new city. I love pictures of dogs when they are playing with one another. so adorable.

  2. June 10, 2012 8:45 am

    our molly isn’t good at sharing either! whenever we give ryan and molly bones, she always tries to steal ryan’s. that little stinker! haha.

  3. June 10, 2012 10:03 am

    I love seeing the crazy search terms that bring up my blog in search engines. I’ll have to share some of them sometime!
    I’m anxious to hear how your training goes over the summer – it sounds cool to train with a group! Sometimes I’ve considered doing it, but I just so love to do things on my own time, at my own pace, and I don’t like to talk while I run. I am an antisocial runner, haha.

    • June 10, 2012 7:39 pm

      Yea we’ll see how it goes. I definitely didn’t like that I didn’t feel comfortable stopping when I needed to, like I had to stay in line with the group!

  4. June 10, 2012 6:04 pm

    “Beat It” is on my running playlist! I don’t pick songs based on bpm, but more if I find them energizing and upbeat.

    • June 10, 2012 7:38 pm

      I have a hard time picking songs based on bpm, it’s hard to find ones that I like and that fit the tempo I need!

  5. June 10, 2012 6:09 pm

    I love that you have so many song options in this post! My playlist needs revamping, badly!

  6. June 10, 2012 11:47 pm

    I love my running playlist; it has seen me through many half marathons and has not changed in 2 years. Check out the ‘running’ page on my blog for some ideas 😉

  7. Abigail permalink
    June 11, 2012 12:35 am

    I love listening to the Jillian Michaels podcast when I run/walk too! She has such great tips, and is so smart and empowering. 🙂

  8. June 11, 2012 8:49 am

    The bfast looks delicious. I always love have an smogesborg of things…If that’s how you even spell the word lol 🙂

  9. June 11, 2012 4:55 pm

    I love CARA’s races! I always do the Frank Lloyd Wright 10k 🙂

  10. Cate permalink
    June 16, 2012 1:10 pm

    Looking at search terms is always interesting… 😉 I love Jillian’s podcast too- it really is great. My mom has been telling me to listen to it for awhile and finally did about two weeks ago. She is so motivating and has lots of great information to share.

    • June 17, 2012 10:47 am

      She does have great tips! I’m working my way through all the old ones right now – great motivator to get out and run so I can listen!

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