Posts Tagged ‘Playlists’
November 2, 2013
It’s the weekend! I hope yours is starting out on a wonderful note.
Ours is already going by faster than you can say “Welcome back to Florida!” Scott and I have spent our trip home visiting as many sights and people as we can squeeze in before our departure back home early Sunday morning.
Oh, and did I mention Sunday is a game day… AND Scott’s 40th Birthday? (Yup, 40.) I’m sure that both of us will be looking forward to slowing things down Monday after it is all said and done. Until then, no breathing is necessary!
I plan to put together a post of my favorite Central Florida to-do’s next week including restaurants, parks, and places to have fun in our area. Since I want to focus on spending time with friends and family while we are here, I am waiting to cover anything Florida until then and am instead sharing a new playlist with you today!
Here is a list of my favorite upbeat running and workout music that has been getting me going lately.
I haven’t heard #8 down south yet, so I’m guessing releasing Eminem early might be a Detroit thing.
Sorry to make it so short today. We’re off to an early breakfast, a pop in at a practice, lunch with friends, then a wedding later on this afternoon. Promise to catch you all up on the festivities next week. Enjoy the weekend!
Previous Running + Workout Playlists
#FFavorites Thank You
Before I go, I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to anyone to commented or linked up on yesterday’s Friday Favorites post. I love seeing the things you have been loving lately and have enjoyed watching it grow as the weeks go by. Also, if you still would like to play along in the link up section, it is still open until next Thursday. Party on!
August 22, 2013
I’m finding myself moving a bit on the slower side today.
We have started our regular practices and workouts and (I don’t know if it’s just me, but) they seem to be harder than ever. Last night was three straight hours of learning choreography, cleaning, performing, and blocking several routines. Oh, and don’t forget the 30-minute core sculpting workout at the end. Pistons Dancers are not playing around this year, ya’ll!
As much as my body feels it the next day (and believe me – at 28 years old – I am feeling it), I love the extra challenges this year has already put me through. We still haven’t formed an official team for the upcoming season, so we all have to bring our “A game” to every single practice. It is exhausting, but awesome at the same time.
This morning’s coffee time lasted longer than usual, and then I found myself doing laundry, foam rolling, and putzing around until just a short while ago. I know I need to get my booty in gear, run errands, get to the gym, work on a few projects, and get some groceries in the house! It’s been ages since I’ve even attempted to create a new recipe. Ages. Maybe today is the day?
Anyways, the point of this post is to share my latest go get ‘em playlist with you! As you probably know, I am a music freak and am always putting new playlists together.
I recently shared my Summer 2013 Running + Workout Playlist, and now I am continuing on with the second part of it. The summer time always produces the best hit music!
Summer 2013 Running + Workout Playlist II
I can’t for the life of me figure out how to embed my playlist here. I know it’s possible, but think spending more than 30 minutes trying to do so is a little ridiculous.
For now, click to give it a listen online!
Don’t forget to give yourself at least a song’s worth of a good cool down and stretching at the end of your run or workout. I kind of force it on you by including a slower song in at the end every time. Muwahahaha!
I’m going to keep it short today and get back to my list of today’s To-Do’s. Now that I have my playlist rockin’, I’m ready to get after it. Have a great Thursday!
Question of the Day
• What are some of your favorite workout songs this Summer?
July 18, 2013
Happy Thursday! I hope yours is off to a wonderful start. Mine is a-rockin’!
I am actually coming to you from the lounge of a Lexus dealership. I had a minor parking lot fender bender a few weeks back (which, for the record, was not my fault!), and I am here to finally get an estimate of the damage.
Regardless of who’s fault it was, I am dreading the call of collecting insurance information and all that jazz. It’s just so awkward.
But enough about that!
Today I wanted to share some of the songs that have been helping me truck along my workouts and runs this summer. I don’t know about you, but there’s something about a fresh batch of up-tempo music that helps my motivation factor to get out there and break a sweat.
Summer seems to be the time for a lot of new music to hit the radio, so I also have additional songs started on another summer playlist ready to go. For now, let’s just stick with Part I!
Summer 2013 Running + Workout Playlist
As usual, I chose a slower song for the last track to allow you time to incorporate a good cool down and stretch.
In the past, I have shared all of my songs on playlist.com, to give you full previews of them. It was a free tool anyone could use and even enabled me to build a widget for you to give it a listen right here on the blog.
I guess it was too good to be true, because when I went online to put this one together I discovered the entire site changed. I cannot find any way to create a new play list, or to even listen to any of my previous ones online. Bummer!
Do any of you know a free website that allows you to create, listen and share playlists online?
I am in need of a new one, but until then the best I can do is share YouTube videos for previews:
• I’m On a Roll – Stefano ft. New Boyz & Rock Mafia
• Wake Me Up – Aviici
• The Other Side – Jason Derulo
• I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding
• Latch – Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
• Right Now – Rhianna ft. David Guetta
• Glowing – Nikki Williams
• This Is What It Feels Like – Armin Van Buuren ft. Trevor Guthrie
• Clairty – Zedd ft. Foxes
• Holy Grail – JAY Z ft. Justin Timberlake
• Safe and Sound – Capital Cities
• Outta Nowhere – Pitbull ft. Danny Mercer
• Sugar – Flo Rida ft. Wynter
• Forever Now – Ne-Yo
• Bom Bom – Sam and the Womps
• Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell
*stuck to a live performance on this one! If you have seen the video, you know why. (tee-hee!)
• Live It Up – Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull
• Get Lucky – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
• Beat It – Sean Kingston ft. Chris Brown & Wiz Khalifa
• #Beautiful – Mariah Carey ft. Miguel
Before leaving the house this morning, I had a colorful breakfast worth mentioning.
I woke up craving eggs. I actually wanted them last night, but didn’t feel like making anything when I got home at close to 10 p.m. So, this morning an egg white scramble using Al Fresco County Style Breafast Chicken Sausage, spinach, and red & yellow tomatoes was calling my name.
Oh, I doused it in freshly grounded pepper too. (Doing so is pretty much a given, just like downing a ginormous cup of coffee.)
I would share lunch with you, but I am holding off to eat until I get home from the dealership. Should be leaving any minute now!
I am, however, very excited for dinner. I have no idea where it will be, but it is going to be a special one.
Tonight Scott and I are celebrating our 2 Year Wedding Anniversary! The actual date is not until Monday (the 22nd), but that also coincides with my auditions andddd Scott will be out of town. When we found out Gavin DeGraw was coming in town this week, we saw it as an opportunity to celebrate our anniversary early and make a night out of it!
So pumped and can’t wait to share stories with you tomorrow!
Question of the Day
• What are some of your favorite workout songs this summer?
May 6, 2013
Hey ya’ll! (<- I am totally allowed to say that again, now that I am back down south.)
Although I am technically “on vacation”, I still plan to check in and share meals, workouts, pictures, and everyday musings as much as I can. Today I am posting from Jacksonville Beach, and am about to head back to Orlando after an eventful few days of visiting friends and family up here!
First things first, I have to make a quick shout out to my mom who had a birthday Saturday. She turned the big 5-9, and I am sharing this with you because I am so, so proud of her.
Before Scott and I moved up north, I would often meet her for a run outside on the weekends. She completed the same 10 week training program for her first half marathon as us, ran one the same day us us, and since then has raced another one on her own!
I also ran my first 10K with her last year, and the two of us continue to encourage each other to keep running and racing via phone calls, text messages and pictures.
Before I even got into town Friday afternoon, the two of us already planned how we going to spend the start of her birthday… running! To honor her 59th, we decided about half way through to go for six miles: 5.9 for her age, and an extra o.1 for good luck!
We made it through in justtttt under an hour (59:48) at a 9:58 min/mile pace. It was a bit slower than my usual time, but I was completely okay adapting to the birthday girl’s instead.
Florida is exactly how I remember it: hot and humid! Since my arrival, it has rained off and on, and we had some serious wind and storms up in Jacksonville.
Even so, it is nice to be home and be able to run around the neighborhood and lake I grew up at. (Oh hey, palm trees!)
Spring 2013 Running + Workout Playlist
Before leaving, I put together a new running/workout playlist to enjoy here and thought you might like it too. Like most of them, it is filled with hit songs I can’t get out of my head lately, and ends with a slow tune to remind you to include a cool down and stretch. <- No skipping allowed.
I put my playlists together using playlist.com, and it is a great (and free) tool to be able to use and share full song previews with you. Go on and give it a listen!
If that fancy schmancy player doesn’t work for you, try clicking here instead. Also, that voice over ad that sneakily pops into the first song a few times only happens during that song, promise.
Okay kids, time for me to pack up and get read to hit the road. I am looking forward using this batch of music later on when I visit my mom’s gym in Orlando today. I plan to soak as much quality time in as I can… workouts included.
Have a great start to your week!
Recent HWG Playlists