Playlist Thursday: Race Day Songs

It’s that time of the week again. Time to link up with Pavement Runner. This is an awesome link up I always try to partake in because I get to see songs that I might not have otherwise heard of and I always end up adding at least one song to my running playlist. Make sure you head over to Pavement Runner to check out everyone else who contributed this week.

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Today’s theme is: Race Day Songs. Pavey is running the Oakland Marathon on Sunday, and he needs some tunes for his playlist.

SOMETHING OLD
Artist: Third Eye Blind

Title: 10 Days Late

Side Note: I started listening to 3EB in high school because a boy I liked LOVED them. Well, the guy was a dbag, but I still love 3EB.

Quotable:
Low ride bicycles go cruising by
I laugh, I don’t even know why
Talk back at the ocean
Consequence and ozone catch a glow
Oh no baby, oh, no, no
Give me a minute now to figure out my state
Oh, I know she’s ten days late
And I don’t know where to take it
But it’s still great knowing you
She’s ten days late, ten days late
Time has come for you to chose
Baby daddy keep your boo
Many blessings come to you

SOMETHING CURRENT
Artist: Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera

Title: Feel This Moment

Side Note: I love Pitbull and I love old school XTina, this song is exactly what I need for my playlist.

Quotable:
I see the future but live for the moment.
Make sense, don’t it? Ha.
Now make dollars, I mean billions, I’m a genius, I mean brilliance
This street is what scoot em
And made em slicker, too slick with the ruler
I’ve lost a lot, and learned a lot
But I’m still undefeated like Shula

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER
Artist: Jason Derulo

Title: In My Head

Side Note: I love the catchy beat of this song, whenever it comes on I always get a happy grin and sing and pick up my pace.

Quotable:
Everybody’s looking for love. Oh. Oh.
Ain’t that the reason you’re at this club. Oh. Oh.
You ain’t gonna find a dance with him. No. Oh.
Got a better solution for you girl. Oh. Oh.

First postpartum race recap

On Sunday I ran the Ras na hEireann in Somerville. I was planning on running alone, but my friend ended up not feeling well so she ran with me instead of running at her usual speedy pace.

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The race was at 11, and frankly I just wasn’t prepared for how warm out it was going to be. This always catches me off guard, I am never prepared for warm weather. I can’t run in shorts. I just can’t do it. So I have an old pair of capri’s that don’t fit quite right, but they did the job, I wore just a tank but was planning on wearing a long sleeve tech tee, but decided not too last minute and felt self conscious the whole time.

Since I have spent the majority of my postpartum running inside my lungs definitely had to adjust. I felt like my lungs and my legs were finally in the groove after the first half mile. I took a walking break right before mile 2 and before mile 3. I regret them now but there is nothing I can do to change the past.

I thought I had a PR, but I went back and look at my old race times and my 2nd race is still my PR, from 2009. Goody. I think the only thing I can do from here is to register for more local races, get out there and run. While it is humiliating that people who are speed walking might pass me, and girls who are wearing jeans and flips flops might be ahead of me, I am doing my best. Although, in this moment of self-loathing, it’s hard to remember. Hopefully, I can get over it. Tomorrow I am doing cardio so I am hoping to run outside. Here goes nothing.

Also, I am super glad the race photographer got 0 photos of my, so the ones I am sharing are of the general course area.

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All photos courtesy of http://jimrhoades.com/12/rasna/