October 5, 2012

Icing and a half marathon playlist

The injured foot is hanging in there. I was supposed to run 12 tempo-run miles yesterday, but I decided to split it between today and tomorrow. After about 5 miles on the treadmill yesterday, I had some soreness, so I slowed it down, which decreased soreness, for the last mile.

Because I didn't get my run in until after 5 p.m., I had to come home and multitask my icing. 


And as I've told you before, the twins refuse to wear pants at home. But at least they poop in the toilet, so the whole no-pants thing is excused. Unless we have company. 

Also, my physical therapist explained to me yesterday why icing helps injuries. This is all from my memory, which is quite shoddy, but I liked what I can remember of her explanation. She said that while icing restricts the flow of blood, when you stop icing, your body sends in a fresh rush of blood to the injured area, which promotes healing. I'm sure this is old news to all of you, but I thought icing was mostly to prevent swelling and never considered the tidbit about a fresh blood supply coming in after icing. I know there are some arguments against icing, but I still love it. 

Moving on. Here is my playlist from the Nashville half. Song no. 38 didn't fit on the original screen shot, so it's dangling solo down there. But I love that song too much to leave it off the list. 



There's a lot of booty music in there (Down On Me, Carry Out, Hot Tottie). Booty music is the term I use to describe all music that pretty much focuses on singing about girls' butts. Part of me hates booty music because it's demeaning to women, but the runner part of me loves it for running. So it makes the list.

My top five motivating songs from this list:

1. Crank It Up-- mostly because it said "crank it up" over and over and over.
2. This Is Love-- which is my new love song to running. Do you ever dedicate regular love songs to running? This one isn't very romantic, so it was easy to put running in Yo Husband's place.
3. The Fighter-- this one is still on my mind after the Olympics. Do you remember hearing it when you watched the Olympics? And I freaking loved the Olympics, so this one was a playlist shoo-in.
4. T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)-- which is listed as "Go Hard or Go Home" up there on the original playlist. J-Lo on repeat is somehow very motivating when I am trying to run faster.
5. Best Of You-- even though this one's a little depressing if you actually pay attention to the lyrics. I just liked the rocking-ness of it.

Do you ice? What do you multitask with icing? 

Booty music -- yes or no?

35 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your playlist! I've never raced with music but have noticed my training runs are faster with it and I'm contemplating using it in a ten mile race next weekend. Hope your foot continues to improve!!

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    1. I love it, but I also have the iphone headphones that have the fast forward button on the headphones. That way if a song is really getting on my nerves, I can fast forward to another song.

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  2. YAY I needed this playlist as I'm doing mine this weekend, thanks!! SO glad you had Some Nights on there! Off to steal all your ideas!!!

    I have a naked boy at home too...it's all the rage!!

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    1. I love to sing very loudly to that song in the car!

      Half of the time, I can get the boys to at least wear underwear. But it's a hard-fought half of the time.

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  3. Girl....BOOTY music....rump shaker.....bring that milshake to the yard......make me bob an dweave. Dang a jammin beat gets me goin. Doesn't hurt my husband's a drummer. I ice. Not as much as you and I probably should. A soon as I can get this babby out of my belly and get on some long runs, I will start icing like a maniac too! I just love your blog. I know we'd be friends in real life:)

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    1. Booty music is great for running. And da club.:) That's cool that your husband's a drummer!

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  4. I did not know that about icing, although I do ice. When I'm injured, anyway. Thanks for the new (to me) info!

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  5. Thanks for sharing you're playlist. Always looking for new music. Do you listen to music when you race? Just curious.
    Interesting about the icing and blood flow ...I was like you and just bought it was for the swelling. Did you ask you PT about the argument against icing?

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    1. No, I didn't ask the PT about the arguments against, but I should.

      And yes to racing with music. Unless I'm racing with a friend (i.e. my brother). But I like to bring it along as back up in case we separate and I need extra motivation.

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  6. Absolutely booty music!

    Also, I'm another mother of a babe who prefers to be naked!

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  7. I didn't even think about the fresh blood aspect. Makes sense:) I love looking at playlists since I'm always looking for music to help me run faster and longer.

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  8. I had heard that about the icing before. I think there was some argument about what was better - heat or icing (because both bring on the blood flow), and if I remember right icing was considered better because the effects last longer than with heating. Of course, if you think your memory is bad, know that you certainly shouldn't trust mine.... :) But I think I got that one right at least.

    Sorry to hear your foot is hurt! I've missed the back story, but will go back and see. Hope all is well!

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  9. I saw your title about "icing" and was expecting the buttercream variety! You can tell where my mind is today...LOL!

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    1. Now that you mention it, I need some of that kind of icing immediately!!:)

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  10. Booty music - yes! The best for running. I need to check out some of these songs, my playlists are getting stale. I tend to forget about the whole icing thing but it really helped me when I had a foot problem last year...need to remember that!

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  11. I haven't multitasked while icing before but I think it is a great idea, and I'm sure I'll have to utilize it eventually. :)

    I also like booty music and rap and all kinds of music I don't listen to (as much) when I'm not running. :)

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  12. My youngest would never wear clothes either when we were at home. She is now 5 and has grown out of it :) Thankfully! It was always weird when people would come to the door and my naked child would come showing her butt to everyone.

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  13. Yes to ice. I've iced my knee much of the day. I some times wrap the ice pack around my knee w/ an ace bandage so I can carry on with other things. Tomorrow's 31 Days of Motivation is on MUSIC so I'll also be sharing my playlist. I don't have time to look right now, have date night in a sec but I'll be coming back to check out yours. I love getting ideas for new songs. :) Love the pic.

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  14. ooh! Can't wait to add some of those new songs to my current playlist! Thanks so much for posting it. I don't ever listen to anything other than the kids' music or books, in the car, so I'm not what you'd call "hip" to the current music scene...

    I found the best ice application for multi-tasking! It's like an old school ice bag, with a cap. A tight wrap goes around it so that you're compressing and icing all at once. I can even walk around with it, while making dinner and such. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cara-Cold-Therapy-Ice-Bag-Compression-System/6436312

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  15. I stick ice packs to my knees and shins after running using ace bandages so I can walk around and make breakfast/ take the dogs out etc. I stole some songs for my run tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. OMG, the pic of you cooking/icing/naked babe is the best blog pic EVER. Hahaha. We mommies know how to multi-task :)

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  17. Nice. Looking forward to checking out some of these tunes, and I did not know that about icing! (re: fresh blood flow stuff). I am struggling with a hip/ITB issue currently, so I need to be icing!

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  18. Booty music, DEFINITELY yes! Awesome tip on the blood flow thang....I got my knee I'm working on while simultaneously folding laundry, returning phone calls and working on the gift wrap sale fundraiser for El Marino Language School. Now I only see one problem. I am not on your playlist. You better check Yo-self before you wreck Yo-self Yo-mamma and add this girl power tune I played you last week:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10074813/02%20What%20Little%20Girls%20Are%20Made%20Of.mp3

    I dedicate this song to all you 4th dimensional, funky runnin' mamas. :-)

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  19. I have never iced before basically because I am a wuss and cannot stop thinking about how cold it would be. However, with my crazy injury I am wondering if I should bite the ice bath bullet.

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  20. I have those same Eminem songs on my playlist. Funny thing is, I often feel very motivated when he's singing in my head. I think it's the anger in him!! LOL

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    1. Yes, I need a few angry songs too to keep me stomping.

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  21. Booty music is fine with me when I run if it keeps me motivated! ;-) Currently I am really loving some of the recent Top 40 dance music and Lady Gaga. And Some Nights! And that stupid Whistle song by Flo Rida. I hate that it gets stuck in my head but I like running to it! (Also, I am fairly certain Flo Rida is not talking about an actual whistle.)

    I ice my knee after every long run, even if it isn't sore. I do think it helps. Thanks for explaining how and why it works - didn't know that!

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  22. The BEST picture ever. Perfect for his graduation party or wedding. :)

    When I do listen to audio on my long runs, I usually listen to podcasts. I find music too distracting (I try to dance mid-run, and can't focus on my form, and it just gets ugly). I find though that towards the end of my long runs, I can't laugh and run at the same time. Is it just me? I either have to stop and guffaw or snort and run. Luckily, I run alone.

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    1. I sometimes laugh on the treadmill when I'm watching episodes of 30 Rock, but it comes out as more of a breathless snort. Not pretty.:)

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  23. Lol. I find booty music inspirational. The kids are free spirits! Lol.

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  24. I love me some booty music, lol. I ice but after my race...I think my foot needs more than icing, lol...I be going to the MD on Wednesday! Hope your foot feels better!

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  25. That photo made me LOL. You are quite the multi-tasker. And are you going to explain why your kid has no pants on? HAHA!!

    That is quite the eclectic playlist you have there. I love it!

    P.S. what program do you use to put that cute text on your photos?

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  26. LOVE your playlist! I'm getting lots of the songs on Spotify...so much is new to me but I'm loving it all! Great taste!!!!

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  27. Somehow I've missed that the twins prefer to be naked at home. That's hilarious!

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