Remember the half marathon I'm doing in October? Well, I'm in full-blown, balls to the wall training mode right now! I have two and only two goals with this half marathon: (1) I don't want to keel over mid-way through and (2) I want to be able to do this thing with some dignity - not huffing, puffing, and limping my way through it.
So far, I'm doing really well. I walk roughly 3 times a week, a minimum of 3 miles at a time. Saturdays are generally my big day, meaning I walk the most amount of miles for the week. Since it was a holiday weekend, I kinda blew off the big mileage day until today. Last week I walked 6 miles on Saturday, so today I walked 7 miles ... took me about 1-1/2 hours and I think I averaged about 12-13 minutes per mile. Not bad, really ... but it was the most God awful, miserable walk of my life. 7 miles in balls burning heat is not fun, not freakin' fun at all. I did it, though, and I'm pretty happy about it!
The only thing that pulled me through this walk from Hell was some good music ... This is my "Don't Turn Back Now!" playlist that I turn on when I'm desperate for motivation to keep walking instead of laying on the bike trail until someone calls 911 ...
Freak On A Leash - Korn
B.Y.O.B - System of a Down
Gangsta Luv - Snoop Dogg
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Fortunate Son - Creedance Clearwater
Hash Pipe - Weezer
Notorious Thugs - Notorious B.I.G.
Only Happy When It Rains - Garbage
Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z
Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
Blaze of Glory - Jon Bon Jovi
Champagne - Cavo
Chaiyya Chaiyya - Inside Man Soundtrack
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
Here I Go Again On My Own - White Snake
I'm Not A Player - Capital Punishment
Icky Thump - The White Stripes
Jimi Thing - Dave Matthews
N 2gether Now - Limp Bizkit
Bebot - Black Eyed Peas
Rock Superstar - Cypress Hill
Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti
Spoonman - Sound Garden
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
Vertigo - U2
Whiskey In The Jar - Metallica
Only - Nine Inch Nails
Feel free to send me your workout songs ... I have a feeling I'm gonna need quite a bit of motivation this summer :) !!!!