I’m having a sleepless night so I thought I would write a little bloggy thing for you to read in the morning with your coffee.
Some of you may know that I’m in a battle of weight loss with fellow bloggymabobber Jamie @ The Life of Jamie. And you may have read that I’m in the lead of the competition after the first week (barely, like by the thickness of the icing on a 10 cent cupcake in the dollar store). So the next question in your head should be, “Well Mike, how on earth are you doing it?”
That would be a great question if I had that snappy smart like answer for it. But I don’t. So I won’t try and answer it. But I will tell you how I stay motivated on my semi long runs. It’s all in my smartly chosen secret playlist. And I’m gonna share it with you. Aren’t I just a swell guy? Say yes! And maybe I will do a shirtless pick at the end of this whole painful weight loss ordeal.
So on with THE PLAYLIST:
Song – Change by the Deftones
Why – It’s my stretching/wake up song. It’s the perfect length at 5 min for me to do my huggers, arm swirlies (yeah, I said swirlies), quad stretch and bending over to tighten my shoe laces which constitutes my hammy stretch.
Song – Let’s Get It Started by the Black Eyed Peas
Why – It’s all about getting it started….why else?
Song – Smack That by Akon featuring Eminem
Why – I like the beat! It gets me into a good stride rhythm. Plus I like a little rap…..by now my shorts are also saggin a little too
Song – Pump It by the Black Eyed Peas
Why – By now I am ready to pick up my pace and get up my first hill. Who’s up for some Monkey Business? Get it? If not look the song up…..
Song – I Got A Felling by the Black Eyed Peas
Why – I got a felling that those hills just killed my legs…..time for the down hill!!!!!
Song – Tainted Love by Marilyn Manson
Why – I need reminded of why I run. We all need to runaway sometimes.
Song – Just Dance by Lady Gaga and someone I’ve never heard of
Why- Don’t Judge me! I like this song plus it’s hill time again! Can you visualize me doing a cha cha or something like that to this song going up a hill?
Song – Blue Monday by Orgy
Why – It’s nice and fast for the down hill! Plus their name is Orgy (snicker…) Tell me how does it fell to treat me like you do…..
Song – Somebody I Used To Know by Gotye
Why – It’s a catchy tune! Unfortunately for those houses I run by they hear me sing it….She didn’t have to cut me off!
Song – Imma Be by the Blacked Eyed Peas
Why – Hill time again. That and I use the song to trick my brain into thinking about the movie ” The Other Guys” while getting through the pain of these damn hills. Also…Imma be Imma be Imma be writin all over Jamie’s blog!
Song – Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People
Why – Down hill time…..and all the other kids with the pumped up kicks ya better run better run faster than my bullet….run run run
Song – Galvanized by The Chemical Brothers
Why – It’s one of the last songs of the day. It reminds me to leave it all on the road!
Song – Du Hast by Rammstein
Why – I need a little angry music to get me to the end…..You have asked me and I’ve said nothing! (Just a little translation for you non German speakers)
Song – We Are Young by Fun.
Why – I’m at the end and cooling down! Tonight we are young….. So who’s gonna carry me home?
So there you have it…..a good 6 miles of music with warm up and cool down.
Who wants to go for a run?