Week 8 and 28 minutes of time devoted to you and doing something great for yourself. I’ve got some great jams to help get you through it so lace up your shoes, get your head in the game during the 5 minute walking warmup and then get ready to go all out. Download: C25k Week 8 Version 3 (right click “save as”)
Wet – No Lie (Noah Breakfast Remix Ft. Spank Rock)
Sia - Elastic Heart (Hannah Rad Remix)
The Prodigy vs. Survivor vs. Pitbull vs. Salt-N-Pepa – No Good Cockeyed Tiger (Dj schmolli)
Robyn vs. Whitney Houston - How Will I Dance With You (Ted Keyes mashup)
Estelle – Freak (Stevie Sin’s Mash-Up)
Kelis Acapella (MING Remix) feat Chiddy Bang
Depeche Mode vs. AFI – Miss Murder’s Personal Jesus (dubstep mashup) Celldweller
Michael Jackson Vs. Missy Elliot – Nigga Don’t Stop ‘Till.. (Dylan Vasey & Jarod Ripley)
Bill Withers – Lovely Day (Righteous Trash ‘Leisure Suite’ Disco Edit)
Somehow we’ve managed to make it to the last weeks of February so it’s about time my intro to 2014 mix made it to the blog. I’ve been busy searching for jobs, accepting a new job (I start next Monday!!!) and finding some sweet jams to bring some warmth to the icy snowy mess we’ve been dealing with this winter.
Another task on my to-do list for today will be to finish version 3 of my week 8 couch to 5k podcast for you all. I am signing up for the Brooklyn Color Run taking place July 5th, so if you’re in the area and want to run with me, let’s turn this mother out!
In honor of Clinical Trialsmaking their Chicago concert debut at Reggie’s on February 16th, I forced the ladies to let me sit in on one of their band practices as I caught their punk-pop rocking goodness on camera. Here’s a quick little edit I put together of one of my favorite songs, “Devils”.
If you’re in NYC this Thursday, Clinical Trials will be playing Hotel Chantelle and we’ll be celebrating Somer’s birthday so come say hi!
It’s been a weird, trying, exciting time as of late and I’ve been in dire need of making some changes. I started with my hair because, as any movie with a strong female lead making changes in her life will teach you, that’s where you should always start. Also, my stocking caps couldn’t hide the mullet growing out of my head and a haircut was necessary. So I’m back to being a brunette. It’s going to take a while to get used to again, but my scalp is already thanking me.
Next up: New ink. I had been wanting a new tattoo since moving here last September (ok, since the last tattoo I got, let’s be honest) but things got busy and searching for the right shop became an overwhelming task due to my pickiness. So, when a friend asked if I wanted to accompany her to get a Friday the 13th tattoo, I looked up the shop she was going to and decided it was finally time for me to get my first tat in NYC. I can’t believe it’s taken me over a year to make it happen, but it was well worth the wait.
I had been wanting a Where The Wild Things Are tattoo for a long time, but when Maurice Sendak passed in May, it moved to the top of my “tattoos wanted” list. Sendak’s books, WTWTA in particular, were such a core part of my childhood and their messages have remained with me as an adult. If you haven’t heard Terry Gross’s fantastic look (listen?) back at her interviews throughout the years with Sendak on Fresh Air, it is highly recommended listening. I sobbed my eyes out for at least half of it.
Now, since I was there already and the Friday the 13th deal was $20 for some fresh ink, I figured I may as well get the unicorn (designed by Megan) just for fun. I haven’t gotten the Planet Unicorn theme song out of my head for two days now.
Don’t worry, the changes I’m making aren’t just on the outside. The biggest steps I’m taking towards being my best self are on the inside and I’m determined to make 2014 the stepping stone to ultimate life radness.
And without further ado, here is your Christmas Treats mixtape: