Tuesday Track: I’m Still Into You

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This week we are plugging our headphones into the latest track from Paramore with their new single Still Into You. This song came through on my new 10 mile playlist this past weekend while running in the park. I had to chuckle at some of the lyrics. It made so much sense to me that this song was relatable to my relationship with running.

Here is the first verse, see what you think of the lyrics.

Can’t count the years on one hand
that we’ve been together—-(true for me as I have been running for 20 years)
I need the other one to hold you
Make you feel, make you feel better

It’s not a walk in the park—–(lately it has been a lot of time in the park)
to love each other
But when our fingers interlock,
Can’t deny, can’t deny you’re worth it—–(you are worth it, I have seen some of the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises because of running…not to mention the calorie burn)
‘Cause after all this time, I’m still into you

I should be over all the butterflies—-(sometimes I still get butterflies on race day morning)
But I’m into you (I’m into you)
And baby even on our worst nights—–(even after a bad run, I stick with it)
I’m into you (I’m into you)

Watch Paramore as they performed on MTV earlier this year. (VIDEO)

***What are you still into?

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Tuesday Track: How Big Is Your Brave?

I heard a song several weeks ago that stuck with me and I have been listening to it a lot lately. Sara Bareilles has a new single out, Brave (watch it HERE). The lyrics in this song seem to have come straight out of my head and heart. I am including some of the lyrics to the song because I think it is important for you to have the context around my words.

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
And they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody’s been there, everybody’s been stared down
By the enemy
Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

I have always been an intense person. I am very vocal with my voice and thoughts. I am intense with goals as well. I put a lot on my plate, and sometimes people don’t seem to get it.  Through the years this quality of mine has offended people and even pushed some away. I have always thought of the quality as a strength of mine, however I never thought of it as brave. But this song is making it more acceptable for me to think that in some strange way, it just may be.

What are you afraid of? Is it your work? Is it an upcoming race? Is it a personal goal? Over this past weekend I could have pushed a little harder in all of these. Can you push a little harder at work? In a workout? With a relationship? Think about this for a moment and determine how big your brave is. Does your brave carry you to a 5k, a 1/2 marathon, a full, a tri? I always have a little bit of fear at the start of training for any new goal. As I am currently in training for the Rock n Roll 1/2, I am afraid. I am afraid of the scorching Virginia Beach temperatures, I am afraid of my mental toughness not holding up. i am afraid of Camp Pendleton.  I am afraid of giving a poor showing to Girls on the Run. I do believe that our dreams/goals should make us somewhat afraid or uneasy. If they don’t intimidate us, I don’t think they are big enough. For me being afraid keeps me accountable and motivated!

Be brave and believe

Jess

Tuesday Track: Beat This Summer

This Tuesday we are singing and running along with Brad Paisley. The track is about summertime which makes it a must on my list! From his album Wheelhouse, Beat This Summer brings back of childhood love and future summertime fun. This year my summer is consumed by my true loves…running and the beach! I will be jogging and jamming to this tune during my Rock n Roll race on September 1. Get out enjoy your own summer before it is gone!

Check out Beat This Summer here. How are you beating this summer?

Jess

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BRAD PAISLEY  CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK  2011   ...

BRAD PAISLEY CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK 2011 / Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series – Rumsey Field, Central Park NYC – 07/15/11 (Photo credit: asterix611)

Tuesday Track: Capital Cities

This week I am featuring Capital Cities with their track Safe and Sound.  I love the security the song offers of being safe and sound. The song is a message of hope and positivity. There is an offering of love, safety, and security. The lyrics would suggest a slower beat, but the speed is perfect for a running mix.

I love the trumpets!!!

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(photo courtesy to Capital Cities)

Check out the video here!

Be Safe and Sound

Jess

Tuesday Track

Halfway into my long run on Saturday morning, I was pleasantly surprised by this track.

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The lyrics to Gone, Gone, Gone  are sweet and charming. This is the love song all of us are hoping someone will sing to us one day. It is the type of song that fills you with that mixed emotion of hope and romance.

Here is one of my favorite rifs.

“And I would do it for you, for you.
Baby, I’m not moving on
I love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
You would never sleep alone.
I love you long after you’re gone
And long after you’re gone, gone, gone.”

Phillip Phillips is known to have a more mellow type of sound. This song was inspiring and actually motivated me to pick up my feet and my pace. The last 4 miles moved along a lot quicker. Especially the beat on this part.

“Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating.
Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating.
Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating.
Like a drum my heart never stops beating for you.”

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Get going, going GONE

Jess

Tuesday Tune: Hip Hop Throwback

Summer is concert season here in Hampton Roads. We have venues ranging from the Oceanfront stages, Farm Bureau Live, and the Ntelos Pavilion in Portsmouth. With all the summer concerts I am attending, my playlists are constantly evolving. I am always adding and/or deleting tracks to get that perfect mix of fast moving songs, especially when I am putting together a playlist for a long run. There has to be a good 120 minute list that has to keep me going.

This past weekend I had the honor of attending a last minute hip hop concert at the wonderful outside Ntelos Pavilion. The headliner was LL Cool J and get ready fpr this, the opening acts included De La Soul, Public Enemy, and Ice Cube!!!!

I posted about Ice Cube a couple years ago when training for the Shamrock 1/2 marathon. So this week I thought I would take in back to a total Hip Hop throwback playlist.

***Language Disclaimer****

1. You Can Do It – Ice Cube

2. Check Yo Self – Ice Cube

3. Get Your Head Sprung – LL Cool J

4. Phenomenon – Ll Cool J

5. We Be Clubbin’ – Ice Cube

6. Me, Myself, & I – De La Soul

7. Bring The Noise – Public Enemy

8. Shut Em Down – Public Enemy

9. Doin’ It – LL Cool J

10. Headsprung – LL Cool J

11. Control Myself – LL Cool J

Here are a few pics from the concert. We were definitely putting on backs into it!

Get Your Club On…

Jess

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Tuesday Tune, Let It Roll

Leave it to Flo Rida to serve up a new song just in time for Summer 2013 and the 1/2 Marathon training playlist !!!!

Let It Roll is Fit Petite approved to get you moving. With great music like this, you are sure to want to move. Killer music is a key essential to a 2+ hour workout (1/2 marathon).

Some of my fav lyrics:

“Love is nice when it’s understood”

“Come on baby let the good times roll”

“More drinks for us, toast the good times”

“Let’s go all out”

Reminds me of summer champs and dance parties on the beach!!!

Let the good times roll…
Jess

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