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A Happy, Throwback Running Playlist

Usually, when I’m running, I listen to Pandora and just select a radio station that I think will motivate me for the next 45 minutes. Pit Bull Radio is a favorite and recently it’s been Workout Radio. However happy and upbeat, or pumped up the song is, it’s rare that one will really get me excited about it.

Ergo…I’ve started back into the crazy world of making playlists. Considering I have just about no music on my iTunes (I lost all 5500 songs when my college computer died), I’ve been trying to be selective on which songs I actually download.

I made this playlist while looking for some motivating throwbacks. Songs that you don’t really hear on the radio today and songs that bring me back to training on teams in high school and college.

Running Playlist

Flashdance…What a Feeling: Irene Cara

Magic: B.o. B. (feat. Rivers Cuomo)

Gonna Make you Sweat: C + C Music Factory

All for You: Kate Ryan

I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Whitney Houston

Walking on Sunshine: Katrina and the Waves

Walking on Broken Glass: Annie Lennox

Hit Me WIth Your Best Shot: Pat Benatar

Let’s Hear it For the Boy: Deniece Williams

Barracuda: Heart

Call On Me: Eric Prydz

Heaven is a Place on Earth: Belinda Carlisle

Brent…thought this also made a great 5AM road trip playlist, so guess what we jammed to on our trip out to Michigan?! After that interesting car ride, I’m going to change it to an after 8AM playlist because I need my coffee before I listen to Brent belting out What a Feeling. It was a very enthusiastic rendition.

Barracuda, in this play list, was a great decision. I was just about sprinting when that song came on.

What is your favorite workout song??

Pinterest Inspired Breakfast

This morning I was perusing Pinterest as I was laying in bed trying to motivate myself to get up, when I came across this gem: A Sunny Side-Up Egg Inside a green pepper slice. Looks cool right?!

 

It reminded me a lot of the Hole in the Wall breakfast I loved when I was little. I know there are a ton of different things people call it, like a birds nest or a Rabbit Hole. Every person that I talk to about this has a completely different name. But what is, is cutting a circle out of the center of a slice of bread and cooking an egg on the inside. If you haven’t had it before, you have GOT to try it. Just butter up the bread so it browns perfectly.

When I was making this Green Pepper Hole in the Walls, I found that if you crank the heat up to a medium-high temp initially, so the egg hardens a bit faster and then reduce the heat to around a 4 to allow the egg to cook all the way through without burning it, works out a bit better. My first few  didn’t turn out as well because I knew the heat had to be low to cook the egg through, but I didn’t count on the egg escaping out the bottom of the green pepper slice.

I had two of these Green Holes in the Walls and a slice of toast before I was out for the morning.

Also, in my Pinterest searching this morning I came across 17 Pinterest Fails from BuzzFeed.com. FANTASTIC. And even better..the breakfast that I made this morning was up there.

 

 

 

Have you ever attempted something and epically failed??

Absolutely. I was using a shortcut through a school yard with my friends on our way to grab some pizza in college. After a quick look down the fence, I didn’t see a break in it, so I started to climb over it. At the top, I grabbed onto a tree for stability as I swung my legs over. Meanwhile, my two friends had found an opening and were now standing on the other side laughing at my ridculousness. As my second leg came over the top of the fence, I grabbed onto the tree with both hands. Well, the tree was NOT stable and I, along with the tree, fell to the ground. The tree actually landed on top of me. And my wonderful friends didn’t come running to help, they pulled out their phones and started snapping pictures. (These pictures will not be posted)

Epic Fence Climbing Fail