April 6, 2012

Half marathon playlist and prep

We're heading out today for the half marathon in Lynchburg, TN. No family, just me and a few other girlfriends. If it weren't for this injury that I like to whine about every five seconds, this would be the makings of a perfect weekend getaway.

So here's my playlist for the main event. Lady Gaga and Katy Perry made the cut. That never happens. It's like playlist suicide, but I'm going with it because I was really feeling those songs in spin class the other day.

1. Someday by The Strokes
2. Switch by Will Smith
3. Rack City by Tyga
4. Headstrong by Trapt
5. Tonight Tonight by Hot Chelle Rae
6. Stonger by Kanye West
7. Shake Wut Ur Mama Gave Ya by Barry Youngblood
8. Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes
9. Run by Vampire Weekend
10. The Ruler and The Killer by Kid Cudi
11. Roll Away Your Stone by Mumford & Sons
12. Here It Goes Again by OK Go
13. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
14. Time is Running Out by Muse
15. Float On by Modest Mouse
16. Shake It by Metro Station
17. One Step Closer by Linkin Park
18. The Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga
19. Power by Kanye
20. Good Life by Kanye
21. Bad Reputation by Joan Jett
22. Jai Ho by A.R. Rahman
23. Get Me Bodied by Beyonce
24. We are Young by Fun
25. Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand
26. Firework by Katy Perry
27. Not Afraid by Eminem

I've been listening to the playlist all day to get pumped for the main event. I try not to over listen to these songs the weeks before the race so that on the days just before it, I can crank it and let the adrenaline flow.

And I found a skirt to match the new shirt I bought the other day in my rest-day-induced haze. Our Lululemon store is constantly out of my size in their Pace Setter skirts, so when I went in and they had my size AND a color other than black or white, I had to snatch it up. I'm so glad they have a store in my town because their website has a really crappy selection, and their stuff is outrageous on ebay. I mean, it's outrageous in the stores too, but it's some seriously comfortable and non-chafing stuff.

Here are some pics from when I was too lazy to actually change into the race outfit, so I put it on over my regular clothes to get a really classy picture for y'all. My eight-year-old photographer was too short to get a full length picture. Head and legs not sold separately.

Not striking a pose. I was twisting my hair into a bun, and my daughter wouldn't pause her picture taking for hairdo adjustments.

Jazz hands make every outfit work.


  1. I love the outfit! Even if you are not feeling 100 percent, you are going to look 110 percent! :) I'm jealous you have a lululemon store. My yoga teacher swears by the stuff so I was intrigued. I keep going out to their website, waiting (futilely, as it turns out) for a coupon to pop up. (I mean, they have to have an anniversary celebration, or look at us we have 1 zillion likes sale, right?) No go, though, and their stuff is crazy. (I am cheap!)

    Interesting playlist,...lol....whatever gets you going, I guess. I am not one to judge. I am stuck in a time warp that only plays Green Day, The Killers, and The White Stripes. That's my go-to music.

    Have fun this weekend!

    1. The NEVER have good deals is what I have discovered. Every year at this time they have one sale rack where something like yoga pants are marked down from $99 to $79. I am not kidding. That is their good deal price. This is how I got hooked last year. I bought a pair of running shorts and a sports bra at a slight discount, and they were super comfortable and never chafed. Dang you, lulu lemon, for being so awesome.

      Ha! My playlist is stuck somewhere too. I really needed some Nirvana on there.

  2. Have a wonderful race!!! Best of luck to you, hope the injury decides to hide away for the day.

    Race outfit looks great, you're going to be speedy.

  3. Lulu is crazy expensive. I have yet to buy anything not b/c of price right now...because i want it to be a reward when I lose some lbs.

    Don't be embarrassed of the playlist. I have my "running"/treadmill playlist which is different from what I normally listen to. I mean how different can Widespread Panic/Grateful Dead be from Beyonce/Katy Perry/CeLo Green? Gah. Its alll good...whatever gets you going, right?

    1. Lulu is a great reward for your hard work! It is just so comfortable!

  4. Sick playlist and adorable outfit - you're set for success!!! Good luck!

  5. Glad I stopped by here! I NEED a new playlist for my run! And I LOVE the lululemon pace setter skirts soo cute!

  6. Love the outfit and playlist! I'll do my best to try to find you tomorrow.

  7. Modest Mouse! Good stuff!
    and lolz at the photos! Cute!
    Have a fun weekend!

  8. Great playlist!!! I love Power by Kanye. It's been my go-to song lately. I'm gonna go get some of those other songs so thank you for sharing!

    Good luck at your race!!!

  9. Best of luck. Eminem "Not Afraid" is a great song for embracing your fear. I listened to that at the start line of my 1st full.

  10. I have been looking for some new songs! Looks like a great list! Cute outfit and congrats on a GREAT time on a tough course!

  11. Great tunes - I keep my race tunes in the vault until raceway too - need to keep it fresh.

    Awesome outfit - woo-hoo!

  12. Ooohh nooo. Another Lulu convert. I almost (ALMOST) succumbed but then decided I would try Oiselle shorts before Lulu since they are cheaper and, really, both are made in China in one way or another.


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