Music & Lyrics

June 11, 2010 at 8:22 am 2 comments

Good morning everyone!

I woke up surprised to see gloomy clouds outside of my window. I guess it’s predicted to rain. So strange because yesterday it was sunny. Must be June gloom! I won’t let that bring down my energy for the day, even though I like to think of myself as a solar-powered running machine! 😀

I was trying to think of something different for breakfast. I wasn’t in the mood for oats, and I thought of making a smoothie but it’s a little too chilly for that. So I opted to repeat yesterday’s breakfast and make it with a twist.

Blueberries, about 1 cup of Greek yogurt, some walnuts, honey, and bulgur!

If you haven’t tried bulgur before, you really should! It has a chewy texture when cooked, and has a really earthy flavor. I cooked three cups worth yesterday to have on hand in the fridge for a few days.

Uh oh! Looks like it snowed cinnamon all over the berries and walnuts! Lucky me – everything taste better with cinnamon! ¡Delicioso!

Yesterday during my run I listened to my play list that I created for the marathon. I had to make a really long play list to help me get through 26.2 miles. I had 70 songs worth to listen to, equivalent to 4:43:47! I knew I’d finish before that time but I gave myself a little cushion just in case.

The music really helps me during my runs because I like to listen to songs with empowering lyrics and beats I can keep rhythm with. I think I surprise myself with some of the songs I listen to during my workouts though. I have a lot of songs on my play list that I normally wouldn’t listen to for enjoyment!

Here is a list of the songs on my play list during the marathon..and yes you can laugh at some of the song choices!

  1. Mamma Mia – A*Teens
  2. Super Trouper – A*Teens
  3. Dancing Queen – A*Teens
  4. Secret Crowds – Angels & Airwaves
  5. Love Like Rockets – Angels & Airwaves
  6. Secret Crowds – Angels & Airwaves
  7. The Moon-Atomic (…Fragments and Fictions) – Angels & Airwaves
  8. Baby (feat. Ludacris) – Justin Bieber
  9. The Adventure – Angels & Airwaves
  10. Distraction – Angels & Airwaves
  11. My Humps  – Black Eyed Peas
  12. Where Is The Love – Black Eyed Peas
  13. Feeling This – Blink 182
  14. Always – Blink 182
  15. Here’s Your Letter – Blink 182
  16. Rock ‘n Roll All Nite  – KISS
  17. Flat On the Floor – Carrie Underwood
  18. Get Out of This Town – Carrie Underwood
  19. Crazy Dreams – Carrie Underwood
  20. Airplanes (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore) – B.o.B
  21. Beautiful (Valentin Radio Mix) – Christina Aguilera
  22. Fighter – Christina Aguilera
  23. Dirrty – Christina Aguilera
  24. Green River – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  25. Forever  – Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem
  26. Lose Yourself – Eminem
  27. Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
  28. You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
  29. Warning – Incubus
  30. Ridin’ Solo – Jason Derülo
  31. In My Head – Jason Derülo
  32. Run This Town (feat. Rihanna & Kanye West) – Jay-Z
  33. On to the Next One (feat. Swizz Beatz) – Jay-Z
  34. Young Forever (feat. Mr. Hudson) – Jay-Z
  35. California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg) – Katy Perry
  36. Live Like We’re Dying  – Kris Allen
  37. The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
  38. Sweetness – Jimmy Eat World
  39. Burnin’ Up – Jonas Brothers
  40. One Time  – Justin Bieber
  41. Use Your Love – Katy Perry
  42. Your Love Is My Drug – Ke$ha
  43. My Life Would Suck Without You – Kelly Clarkson
  44. The Fame – Lady Gaga
  45. Alejandro – Lady Gaga
  46. So Happy I Could Die – Lady Gaga
  47. Bulletproof –  La Roux
  48. Paper Planes – M.I.A.
  49. One Day – Matisyahu
  50. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) – Michael Jackson
  51. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  52. Just A Girl – No Doubt
  53. Different People – No Doubt
  54. Hallelujah – Paramore
  55. Life Is a Highway (Movie Version Long Intro) – Rascal Flatts
  56. Revolution – Rascal Flatts
  57. Hard –  Rihanna Feat. Jeezy
  58. Beautiful Girls – Sean Kingston
  59. No Creo –  Shakira
  60. Te Dejo Madrid – Shakira
  61. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
  62. Great DJ –  The Ting Tings
  63. Under Pressure  –  The Used/My Chemical Romance
  64. Starstrukk (feat. Katy Perry)  – 3OH!3
  65. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  66. If We Ever Meet Again (feat. Katy Perry) – Timbaland
  67. Enter Sandman – Metallica
  68. Rocket Queen – Guns N’ Roses
  69. Hey, Soul Sister –  Train
  70. Just A Girl – No Doubt

Out of these songs, the most memorable one for me, that I think really defines the entire experience I had during the race, would have to be Crazy Dreams by Carrie Underwood.

It’s the one song that made me a get teary-eyed during the race!

I know I’ve asked whether you listen to music during your workouts here on the blog already, so for those of you who are music listeners.. What do you like to listen to? What is your power song?

Congratulations to my friend, Lauren! She is getting married today 🙂


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kelsey  |  June 11, 2010 at 9:33 am

    ive gotta use my baking dish for my breakfasts sometime!! i have the same one it looks like. damn that looks tasty ❤

  • 2. Alexandra  |  June 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    It sure fits a lot more blueberries and yogurt than a small bowl 🙂


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