It’s Sunday night and another weekend in the books, which can mean but one thing left to do, other than enjoy the incredible Asian Sesame Toasted marinated shrimp that we just took off the grill (shoulda taken a picture but didn’t but I can assure you, they were good!!). Food aside, the other Sunday night task at hand is to write the Motivational Music Monday blog post!! These really are a lot of fun and I appreciate all the views and comments. A few more song picks would be great but of course there just only so much time to fit in reading, writing, running, working, and doing life stuff…still, if you got a tune rockin’ your world you know what to do in the boxes below!
This has been another busy but fun week though unfortunately there just hasn’t been enough time to write a new post…that happens once in a while and like most everyone else, sometimes the blog just has to wait a few days. Here’s a few highlights from the past week, some of which I’ll elaborate on in some articles over the next few weeks!
I quit my job…not something you do too often – at least I don’t. In the last 20 years this is only the third time I’ve handed in my resignation. Despite working for a one of the leading medical providers in the entire Pacific Northwest, I’ve been a bit unsettled and received a fabulous offer to take a new position with a reasonably well known coffee company based in Seattle. I’m very grateful for the year or so that I have spent with the amazing staff at UW Medicine but I’m super excited about my next opportunity.
According to the rave green countdown ticker on the sidebar, Rock ‘N Roll Seattle is now just 25 days away!! It begins a crazy sequence of 2 marathons in 3 weeks followed by my first ultra a month later. Today, was my longest planned training run at 20 miles, and I won’t deny it hurt, but hurt so good to get it done.
Mum is heading over from the Motherland (UK) on Wednesday for her annual visit and we are super excited to see her and spend some quality time visiting and exploring this wonderful area. Last year, we all ran the Inspiring Hope 5K/10K together…AJ’s (and Grommy’s) first ever race!
Me and Wifey celebrated our 16 year anniversary this weekend!! We are just as happy and even closer than we were on that warm wedding day in Tucson, AZ on May 20, 2000. PK has a great post over on her site with a few pictures from the album.
Love you honeys!!
A great week and many exciting things on the horizon…and with that, we best get to some tunes!
The list so far in case you missed a week 😉
MMM #1: OneRepublic – Love Runs Out
MMM #2: Eminem – ‘Till I Collapse
MMM #3: Pink Floyd – Run Like Hell
MMM #4: Drowning Pool – Bodies
MMM #5: Flo Rida – In the Ayer
MMM #6: Lady Gaga – Poker Face
MMM #7: DNCE – Cake by the Ocean
MMM #8: Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
MMM #9: Alient Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal
MMM #10: Prince – Little Red Corvette
MMM #11: Train – 50 Ways to Say Goodbye
MMM #12: X Ambassadors – Jungle
MMM #13: Garbage – Only Happy When it Rains
Week 13 Reader Picks
Here are the selections from the readers last week along with the links to their awesome blogs.
- Faith No More/Falling to Pieces from Wifey at Neveradullbling
- Vance Joy/Riptide from Renee at The Revenge Wogger
Noone else joined in the conversation last week…come on y’all!!
Week 14 Selection
This week’s selection, I can think of nothing more appropriate than to make a pick just for my wonderful wife, Paula (better known on this site as Wifey or PK). I don’t mind admitting, I like several of Michael’s renditions, and have really enjoyed his concerts that we have seen in Seattle. This selection gives you an idea of the total variation in my playlist and, as I always say, anything goes on Motivational Music Monday 🙂 I know Wifey will be singing along to this week’s selection…enjoy!
Michael Buble – Sway
Michael Buble to Metallica to Flo ‘Rida to Lady GaGa…all on my playlist so let us know what is on yours!
- What’s your favorite guilty pleasure song or genre? Don’t have one, no worries just shout out what is rocking your workout world so I can shout out your site next week 🙂
- Any special songs for a special person?
‘Till next time,
Run safe, run strong, run happy!