Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day Two - Running

Today, I actually dressed appropriately. My North Face coat on, hoodie underneath, I ventured out into the cold this morning.

I was running a little late because today, in an effort to save money, I packed my lunch: two chicken sandwiches. Monday night I fixed chicken-strips, the leftovers are now between slices of wheat bread. I feel economized.

The last few weeks, I've done a lot more lifting than cardio. In fact, last month I did hardly any running, and all lifting. I expected a little weight gain, but at first, the scale always read (about) the same every morning. Recently, though, winter comfort food and less cooking have added to my natural insulation. Which is fine, I don't want to look like a male model(rather, I would but I like eating more), but I'd still like to get back to running - being in good cardiovascular health has other benefits, especially once the weather gets warmer and it's time for sports.

So I got on the treadmill and did twenty minutes of interval training, listening to the following:

"All Summer Long", Kid Rock
"Worlds Collide", Powerman 5000
"The Wicker Man", Iron Maiden
"What You Waiting For?", Gwen Stefani
"Mama Said Knock You Out," LL Cool J

I have a random cardio play list in iTunes, and I have a good variety of tunes(I think) that it picks from - but I haven't updated it in years. These same songs(with the addition, last year, of "Poker Face" and "Let's Dance") have powered my running for the past three or four years.

Any suggestions? What gets you guys pumped?


  1. The entire album: "Doom Presents: Unexpected Guests"

  2. Stven's Last Night in Town-Ben Fold's Five
    Ice Cream-Muscles
    Guitar Man-Cake
    Short Skirt/Long Jacket-Cake (anything by them really)
    Click, Click, Click-Bishop Allen
    Clothes Off-Gym Class Heroes