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Music is my motivator, as well as Team Gab

Posted Feb 12 2013 12:21pm


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!
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