Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Music is my motivator, as well as Team Gab

It's Mardi Gras!

I'll consider this a Time Warp Tuesday photo, I think it says 2001 on my US Open shirt.  It was taken during one of our trips to The Big Easy, but not the trip where I slipped coming out of a bathroom and broke my ankle.

The E.R. in New Orleans is an interesting place, but that's another blog post.

Tomorrow is Lent, and I toyed with the idea of giving up wine for 40 days, but then I came to my senses and decided to give up chips instead.  It's been too easy for me to snag a couple from Mike's lunch plate, or grab one or two or three out of an open bag. Those add up, so away they go.

How GREAT were the Grammy's??? Aside from Taylor Swift and all her elaborate singing from her seat, the whole show was the ultimate running playlist.  I love Kelly Clarkson, I've been known to dance on the treadmill when "Stronger" comes on my iPod, and my pace kicks into high gear when I hear to Mumford & Sons.  I still can't get over the fact that Sting is 60, I used to wear one of his concert tee shirts to field hockey practice in high school.

Do you ever forget that you have certain music in your library?  I was watching the Parenthood season finale and it ended with Eddie Vedder's "You're True", which is another fantastic song to run to:

Loooove me some Eddie.

I thought my next race was a four mile Shamrock Run on March 3rd, but I signed on once again for Team Gab's Virtual Race.

I'm sure you're a reader of Marathon Running/Disney Loving/Sparkle Skirt Wearing/Eat All The Things Giraffy's blog, a few years ago her daughter Gabby was diagnosed with leukemia.  She is getting closer to the date of her final chemo treatment, and to celebrate, G is holding her second annual virtual race to benefit pediatric cancer research.

I've been sticking to runs in the four/five mile range, I figured I can kick it into gear and do a 10k for Gab.

Go and check out the race details here, and join in the fun!


giraffy said...

Eddie Vedder is the best. I <3 him.

Taylor Swift seems like such a twit.

Thanks for joining! :D

misszippy said...

I am in love w/ Mumford & sons right now--love their music!

I'd love to be down in NOLA right about now, taking in warm weather and hurricanes! You will have to share the ER story with us sometime!

I considered giving up wine, too, but then remembered I have a marathon in March an dammit, I'm going to want some after!

Teamarcia said...

I havent been to NOLA since freshman year of hs. I need to get back! Need to get on Team Gab as well.

Jill said...

Wine would be easy for me to give up since I don't drink it...chips another story. Good luck, girl - you can do it! :)

Last time I was in NOLA was in the 80s. I doubt you were born yet. :)

Smiling at your blog comment today....GOOD news, I hope?!?!?


Amy said...

I haven't given up anything for lent for years...but I'm thinking this year it will be ice cream.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Can I give up running for lent??? No? Why???