Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Magic of a Good Playlist

Today, being Saturday, was a good day to give running outside a try. I am still a newbie at this, so I decided in order to push myself, I would run outside of my neighborhood so I would not be tempted to just run back home when I got tired. I ran (I say run, but it is still pretty much a slow jog, bear with me, it makes me feel good) out of my neighborhood and around the CSUS campus. I started out really good, I ran for THREE WHOLE songs, took a one song walk break, and then ran some more. I was well into my second running stretch when I started second guessing my lofty goal and wished that I was on a treadmill so I could just stop and go home, when the angelic strains of Gloria Gaynor's inspiring anthem of victory started on my ipod, inspiring and uplifting me, and reassuring me that I will, infact, survive. Let me just tell you though, that that is one LONG song, 8 minutes and 2 seconds to be exact, but I made it through and even survived a little Maroon 5. After that, it was time for another small walk break to one of my favorites, Rob Thomas and his Matchbox buddies, about falling and dusting off, and "if I am too tired to make it, be my breath so I can walk" (SWOON!!!). I did finish strong, and am feeling really great and looking forward to my next class and run. Laters!

12 comments:

The Coughran Family said...

Congrats on your run! I lost a substantial amount of weight before I got pregnant(you know those college pounds plus some???) and it was running that finally got it off for me. I now LOVE running where I'd been a dancer/soccer playing kind of girl before. 2 tips: ALWAYS keep a good playlist. Sometimes techno is good for running. Also, keep a breathing pattern that is good for you, not some generic one. Try breathing to the beat. This helps me!

Tony and Traci said...
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Tony and Traci said...

Congrats on the run! If you ever need a running buddy I'm game :) Its good sometimes to run with someone because both people push eachother at different times. Let me know and I'll meet you anytime anywhere

Jake, Jill & Jenna said...

You go girl! I am super impressed. Missing your cute fam and our Turlock ward....

SKH said...

GOOD FOR YOU! I am so proud of you. It is a huge step to go where you can't just turn back and go home, or just get off the treadmill! I still do that way too often. I am so excited for St George. It is going to be AWESOME!

Bryn and Blaine said...

Good job Em. Keep it up. I am rooting for you. It is alot different running on your treadmill than on the real road isn't it?

Laurel MacD said...

Awesome, awesome!

Meghan said...

I'm so proud of you! When you come up next we should see if there is a 5k that we can run/walk really fast in. I'm working on this whole get in shape business too!

Amberly said...

I am totally with you on the magic part. I can do anything longer if I hear Carter's favorite Rocky anthem. I guess I have a secret desire to be a boxer...?

The Yancey Family said...

What a great idea! Now I just need to invest in an ipod!

Danielle said...

Hey...thats great!! I called about the gym and I can get a student rate for $26 per month. That is not bad AT ALL! So, one day this week, I will head over there and start. So, when are you normally there? Let me know and we can get fit together!!! Well, its not like you dont look totally amazing anyways...

Alicia said...

I'm so proud of you, Emily! It was fun seeing you at the field trip this morning, but too bad we didn't get to talk more. We'll have to get together one of these days. :)