Eat Run Lose

I eat, therefore I run.

school daze April 2, 2011

Filed under: fearlessness,music — eatrunlose @ 6:10 pm

so where have i been?

the year of fearlessness has begun and is in full swing. starting in january when i had surgery to better myself in every possible way (no, i did not have plastic surgery!). in february i was recovering from said surgery, so that was a wash. in march, i started back to school.

when i was going for my undergrad, i studied music. i am a vocalist. i love to sing at the top of my lungs and to perform and make a general fool of myself, and so make something beautiful come out of a person who did not think much of herself was astounding to me. but, somewhere along the line i began to resent music. it became too technical. i became depressed. i changed schools and moved across country thinking a fresh start would jump start my love of singing. it did not. i became even more depressed. i was going to school for my family, because it was expected of me.

so, i stopped.

fast forward a few years later.

right before husband and i were married i started to think about going back to school. i wanted to do something that interested ME. something that i wanted to learn, then the most unexpected thing happened. i gained inspiration from what could have been a horrible tragedy. my niece emma became terribly ill and ended up in nationwide children’s hospital. she was there from the end of october until the begining of december. after she was released from PICU, she went into a rehab unit. in this unit, she was assigned a to many therapists mainly a physical therapist, and a massage therapist. the later is what inspired me. i wanted to go back to school for medical massage therapy. it took me over a year to get my bum into a classroom.

but i am there know, and that has made all the difference.

oh, and emma? she is doing fantastic! she is running jumping climbing trees with her fellow 9 year olds. 

 

Favorite Workout Songs February 24, 2011

Filed under: addiction,music,workout — eatrunlose @ 4:21 pm

So I had this wonderful soul bearing post in honor of National Eating Disorders Week, however, I backtracked. I don’t think I am quite that ready to bare my soul at this time. So in honor of the fact that I have no recipe, no witty quips, no nothin’, I present to you my favorite songs to run/walk/samba/jump to (it’s ok to be excited).

Music is very important to me in my everyday life. I grew up listening to everything from New Wave to Punk, Pop to Brodway, Opera to Dance and beyond. When I study, when I bake/cook, when I drive, and especially when I work out, I love having music on. Having a song that gets you pumped up and excited gives you that extra little kick in your arse that you need to power thru when you so don’t want to be working out. This list is by no means conclusive because I have so many songs on my iPod (it’s an addiction people) but they are ones that I turn to repeatedly.

So here they are in no particular order…

  1. Queen Ann’s Revenge by Flogging Molly
  2. Rolling in the Deep  by Adele
  3. Tell ‘Em by Sleigh Bells
  4. F**k You by Cee Lo Green
  5. Raise Your Glass by P!nk
  6. Hammerhead by The Offspring
  7. Hey (Nah Neh Nah) [Milk and Sugar vs Vaya con Dios Club Mix]
  8. Kids in America by Kim Wilde
  9. The Bagel Song by Liquid Cheese
  10. I Know You Want Me by Pitbill
  11. Bourgeois Shangri-La by Miss Li
  12. Womanizer by Britany Spears
  13. Bam Thwok by Pixies
  14. Punk Rock Girl by Dead Milkmen
  15. Get Yo Sh*t by Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears
  16. Telephone by Lady GaGa & Beyonce
  17. Lone Highway by Phantods
  18. Ca Plane pour Moi by Plastic Bertrand
  19. Total Hate 95 by No Doubt & Sublime
  20. I’m Just a Girl by No Doubt

So get out there, dance and make a damn fool of yourself. What is the point of working out if you don’t?

(BTW, these songs are all available on iTunes…just sayin’)