Next Wednesday the B(oston) A(thletic) A(ssociation) will be opening their registration for their 10k in June. I know that the race will be extremely sought after so I really hope that I get in! I have already started my 10k training. I feel like in order for me to really get myself out there and run, I need a training plan to follow. And hopefully these songs will get me out there with a little bit more pep in my step. It doesn’t hurt that the weather has been, dare I say, PERFECT as well! I love it!
The Top 10 Workout Songs For May
Fort Wayne, IN – May 1, 2013 – This month’s top 10 highlights the return of several workout favorites. Daft Punk released their new material since the Tron: Legacy soundtrack. The Jonas Brothers and Avril Lavigne offered previews from their upcoming albums. Lastly, Paramore—whose future was uncertain after two founding members left the band—topped the Billboard chart for the first time in their career.
Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred–the web’s most popular workout music blog.
Ash – Arcadia – 151 BPM
Krewella – Alive – 128 BPM
The Band Perry – Done – 102 BPM
Daft Punk & Pharrell – Get Lucky – 116 BPM
Alex Gaudino & Mario – Beautiful – 128 BPM
Jonas Brothers – Pom Poms – 148 BPM
Will.I.Am & Justin Bieber – #thatPOWER – 129 BPM
Avril Lavigne – Here’s to Never Growing Up – 83 BPM
Paramore – Still into You – 137 BPM
Carly Rae Jepsen – Tonight I’m Getting over You – 126 BPM
To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.
As always, I have not been compensated for this release. RunHundred.com is always free to use.
Could not have asked for a more beautiful day today! It was sunny, breezy and warm. A perfect day for a 5k. This morning my dad and I ran the Westborough 5k for Pancreatic Cancer research. It was a small race with about 200 people running. And it was HILLY! Good lord I had never had a race with that many hills. It was a loop race, but I swear it was uphill both ways! I ran it at just over a 10 minute pace and I am extremely happy with that, considering the hills. But I had the memory of these two wonderful people to propel me forward.
Division: 51 out of 117
Overall: 90 out of 204
For the rest of the afternoon, David and I…well mostly David…worked on putting our remaining hardwood on the catwalk. We had just enough, thank goodness. I love how it turned out!
Once that was done, I headed to the grocery store. I picked up veggies, fruit, yogurt, cereal, sandwich fixin’s and some necessary libations. The weather just screamed beer.
All day, I wasn’t sure what I was going to make for dinner. Apparently David had his heart set on the new Pizza Hut pizza with the little cheese bowls in the crust. So that’s what we got. I had two slices and although it was tasty, it was much too cheesy. On the side I had some broccoli and a salad.
And so that was my nice little Sunday. Nice day to unwind and get ready for another work week.
How was your weekend?
It’s certainly been a long and exhausting past two weeks. I’m glad to see that downtown Boston is now getting back to normal. On Wednesday, Boylston Street was finally opened to traffic and pedestrians. It was the most beautiful day to be walking around the city. I pretty much took my whole break to just walk around. The streets were busier than normal and there was a memorial set up in Copley Square that people were adding to, writing on, and overall reflecting on the events, and the future, of Boston.
To see how much it’s grown, this was on Wednesday, April 17:
Monday, April 22:
And Friday, April 26:
It’s emotional walking through the city, but it makes me happy to see how many people are out and about. I swear, the streets are busier. And since the streets reopened, the weather has been amazing. This was my view walking from Boston to Cambridge this past Thursday to meet my friend at Central Bottle.
At Central Bottle, we enjoyed a tasting of Rose wine’s from around the world. Alongside, we had some tiny biscuits, aroncini and burrata with crispy bread and olive tapenade.
A delicious, and much needed, evening out.
This past week, I’ve had the chance to attend some fun events, which I will recap at another time. And tomorrow I’ll be running a 5k in Westborough with my dad, to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. I’ll be running in memory of my grandmama, Laureanne, and my friend Willie. Weather is looking perfect.
Have a great weekend everyone!!