I'm flying to Chicago today to spend four days with my Uncle John and his family, and to celebrate my birthday a couple days early with the bff, Katie. Her birthday is only three days after mine (13th for me, 16th for her). Clearly we were meant to be friends! I haven't seen my Chicago relatives in two years, so it'll be wonderful to catch up.
My 5K Playlist!
Confession: I still haven't taken my blue ribbon out of my purse. I stashed it there after the Northwest Raspberry Festival 5K, and I don't have a place to put it in my apartment, so it's still sitting in my purse. It's in the pocket where I keep my phone, and it makes me smile every time I see it.
Part of the reason I had such a great race a few weeks ago was definitely my mental game. I felt more mentally strong than I have in a long time. There was no, "why am I here, this hurts, wahh." It was all "yes, you've got this, you are rocking this." It was honestly kind of embarrassing, but hey, whatever works!
Another reason I felt great? I warmed up before the race while listening to my new favorite pre-hard workout playlist. It's a Fort Minor song and two Eminem songs, and the playlist leaves me SO ready to race and kick ass.
For the 5K, I put together a playlist full of fast-paced, fun music. And guess what? It's approximately 25 minutes and my goal was to finish in less than that. I made the playlist specifically with the idea that it shouldn't end before I finished the race. Mission accomplished! :)
The Usher vs Nirvana mash-up is awesome -- I found it here, although unfortunately I don't think it's available for download anymore.