Running Jams

When I run outside I often forgo music, but when I’m stuck on a treadmill, it’s pretty much the only thing that gets me through—even if it’s just a mile.

I have a few upbeat playlists that I typically circle through (my series of hipster dance party compilations leftover from my early-20’s titled “Danceachusetts” usually do the trick), but I decided to start a “run” specific playlist this month that I could keep adding to. Here’s my work in progress—anyone have any song suggestions to throw in the mix? I’m all ears.

Oh, and as a side note, I have it arranged by musical genre: 1. Pop/Dance, 2. Hipster Dance/Electronic, 3. Classic Rock/Alternative.

  1. Till The World Ends / Britney Spears
  2. Sexy Bitch (feat. Akon) / David Guetta
  3. Whatcha Say / Jason Derulo
  4. Drunk in Love (feat. Jay Z) / Beyoncé
  5. Just Can’t Get Enough / Black Eyed Peas
  6. Hello / Karmin
  7. I’ll Fly With You / Gigi D’Agistino
  8. Ni**as in Paris / Kanye West & JAY Z
  9. Whataya Want from Me / Adam Lambert
  10. Show Me Love / Robin S.
  11. Earthquake (feat. Tinie Tempah) / Labrinth
  12. Beautiful Life / Ace Of Base
  13. Little Bit (CSS Remix) / Lykke Li
  14. Lola / MIKA
  15. Jerk It / Thunderheist
  16. Like a G6 / Far East Movement, The Cataracs & Dev
  17. Dirty Mutha / Steed Lord
  18. Kate Moss / Roxy Cottontail
  19. Perfect Fit / Tilly and the Wall
  20. Over and Over / Hot Chip
  21. Affection / Crystal Castles
  22. Girl’s Night Out / The Knife
  23. Back & Spine (Extended Original) / Kasper Bjørke
  24. Blackout / The Knocks
  25. Fa-Fa-Fa / Datarock
  26. Sisters (feat. Northern Voice) / A Tribe Called Red
  27. Par avion / FM Belfast
  28. Take It To Fantastic / Cannonball Jane
  29. Freedom / George Michael
  30. Boy Blue / Electric Light Orchestra
  31. Takin’ Care of Business / Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  32. Cum On Feel the Noize / Quiet Riot
  33. Born to Run / Bruce Springsteen
  34. The Devil Went Down to Georgia / Charlie Daniels
  35. Carry On / Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  36. Say You Love Me / Fleetwood Mac
  37. Amphetamine /  Everclear
  38. Excuse Me Mr. / No Doubt
  39. God Bless the S.O.S. / The Explosion
  40. Dear Sergio / Catch 22
  41. Superman / Goldfinger
  42. Asleep at the Wheel / Hippos
  43. Bitch / Kicked In The Head
  44. Cars & Calories / Saves The Day
  45. Song 2 / Blur
  46. Golden Touch / Razorlight
  47. Such Great Heights / The Postal Service
  48. Do the Whirlwind / Architecture In Helsinki
  49. Way You Walk  / Papas Fritas
  50. Intro / The xx

 

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On My Way to Becoming a Ukulady

Because I live with a musician, there’s already a ukulele in the house for me to learn on—not to mention a guitar (acoustic and electric), a bass, a mandolin, a banjo,  an accordion, a keyboard, a harmonica, 2 flutes, a piccolo, and a trumpet—but one thing at a time here…

Even though I don’t actually need a ukulele of my own, I feel like because I’m devoting so much time to playing it this month that I should have my own, right? That’s what I thought too, so I went ahead and ordered this baby today which should be coming in the mail sometime next week:

roseI’m officially on my way to becoming a ukulady. YES. Now the question is what to name my little ukubaby…any suggestions?

Memory #9: Wanderlust, VT

Last June—through a magical chain of events that only the Universe could have lined up—lululemon decided to send me to Wanderlust Vermont, a 4-day yoga and music festival, to be their official blogger. Wait, you guys want to pay me to do yoga all day and write about it? Fine, twist my arm, I’ll go.

#hellodreamlife

For 4 days, I stayed in an amazingly outdated Swiss-style chalet filled to the brim with ladies of luon®, practiced more yoga than I knew was possible from some of the best teachers in the country, went on morning meditation hikes where Garth Stevenson serenaded us with his upright bass, drank kombucha from the tap (might I add, the best kombucha I’ve ever had), hit up the free hair-braiding station (every single day), and spent my evenings writing recaps of the day while drinking Wanderlust branded wine before heading out for the night’s musical entertainment. Wow. And did I mention that the weather was absolutely perfect and that I was getting paid? Yeah, I’d be depressed writing this if I hadn’t already bought my ticket for this year’s festival. One month from today I’ll be in Wanderworld, one of my favorite places of Earth…

Wanna know all the details? You can read my blog posts for lululemon here:

wanderlust vermont…live!
you know you’re at wanderlust when…
my so-called wanderlife
another day in wanderland
there’s no place like wanderlust

 

Morning meditation hike with Garth Stevenson

Morning meditation hike with Garth Stevenson

Free hair braiding

If only I could ever recreate this myself

The best kind of yoga studio

The best kind of yoga studio

That time I saw Ziggy Marley

That time I saw Ziggy Marley