Thursday, June 4, 2009

In Pain But Pretty Proud

I never knew how well Toni Basil's "Mickey" works as running motivation. My iPod is chock full of goofy or uptempo songs specifically selected for me to listen to while running or working out. I usually just hit "shuffle songs" and go, but today the thing brought up quite the block of songs. "Mickey" started it off, followed by "Are you gonna be my girl?" Kittie's "Brackish," Justin Timberlake's "Bringing Sexy Back," Beyonce's "Single Ladies," "Paradise City," The Alien Ant Fsrm's version of "Smooth Criminal" and Dee-Lite's "Groove is in The Heart" (I think there may have been some Lady GaGa and Missy Elliott in there as well). Quite the nifty block. The problem is that these came up at the end of my run.

I was going to call it a day, but I ended up pushing myself for one more song, then another, then another... and so on. I wound up more than doubling my normal run. When I finally stopped my legs were giggly as all hell. It felt good but I was on a adrenaline high so I couldn't help myself. I did an insane number of crunches (400) and full Pilate's workout.

I'm really happy I just got a new bottle of Aleve.