Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fifty!

Fifty what you say.  Today I reached the 50 mile mark towards my goal of 150!   The last few days I've really had to make myself walk.  I'm still suffering from my sinus problem (which has turned into an annoying cough and runny nose instead of pressure, I must be getting better) and I've had very little energy.  After I walk I've had no energy left.  I know it's important for me to walk (health wise as well as meeting my goal) but it's so hard when you are totally exhausted later.



I've found that I can energize myself with the right music.  I have a few different things I like to walk to.  To really get my tired self going I have to listen to the soundtrack from High School Musical 2.  I confessed this to Mickey and he told me he listens to it everyday at work.  I felt better about listening to it.  It's really gets you going, plus it's fun to sing to.  I also have a play list with various artists such as Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Barenaked Ladies, and some other artists.  This list I have set with a slower start and then the song "Get Ready to Run" starts the faster music after the warm up.  I do tire of this one.  I probably need to update it.  I also have a play list of songs from the soundtracks of the Pirate movies.  Hans Zimmer is brilliant.  The list is made up of the more moving songs and no Kraken.  This is great when I want to walk 45 minutes on the treadmill.  What do you like to listen to when you work out?

7 comments:

Mickey Standiford said...

Congratulations on turning, oh wait I mean reaching the big 50. I can't wait to hear the backlash from my confession. Hopefully no one will notice that, but it is very true that it is a motivating set of songs. Another confession...Dixie Chicks latest album is a great album to run to. The music really helps you pick up the pace.

pamh said...

I'll have to admit that I like the High School Musical 2 soundtrack also. I listen to it in the car even if Corey's not with me.

Janel said...

Here comes the anticipated "backlash" : )
Does Mickey like to listen to HS Musical to make him feel younger? (ha ha) I was just wondering because I don't like to listen to HS Musical so I can feel older!
Uh...are we allowed to tell our favorite songs, even if we haven't technically, worked out for a really long time?

Kelly said...

Wow! Two comments within an hour of making the post and another one waiting to be approved. (Sorry, Auntie Pam, I don't know how to do that.) Janel, I do want to know your favorite song even if you're not working out. And I think we might listen to HSM2 to feel a little younger. Once you're "old" like Mickey (or if you're like me and are 29 again) you start to want to feel a little younger. Or possibly daydream about what life would have been like if you were an East High Wildcat.

Mickey Standiford said...

I'm not quite sure how a post about an exercise milestone has turned into age bashing session against me. Although I did expect some backlash, I didn't anticipate it being about my age. Thanks Janel! Don't forget you put some pretty personal things on your own blog opening you up for some certain pay backs. Mwahaha, Muhuhaha, Muwhahaha (Phrase for the day)

kellymear said...

I have yet to see either High School Musical movie, but everyone I know that has seen them loves them and their soundtracks, so you aren't alone! I guess it's time I check it out.



And- working out? What's that? Do you mean, what do I listen to as I chase kids around the house and wrestle them into carseats or beds? Well then, the answer would have to be: 1. Backyardigans soundtrack, 2. Sesame Street Album, or 3. Disney Favorties, vol. 1. Maybe someday I'll have my own workout regime and be able to chose my own music. :)

Janel said...

Apologies to Mickey. Of course, our playlist (and regularity of exercising) is more embarrassing than yours! Here are a few favorites:
Mark: Josh Groban, John Mayer; Me: not Dora; Sage: Dora, Polly Wolly Doodle; Eliza: Ring Around the Roses. Since our Primary Program is tomorrow, I can only think of Program songs right now!