Monday, July 9, 2007

Pump Me UP!!

So as I was running this morning I caught a quick glimpse of this...

Seriously? SO CUTE! Christian had fallen asleep and I look down to see his big sister holding his hand. I melted! I always think of the many ways she could be torturing him as I go on long runs, but I was pleasantly surprised today. Maybe a fluke, maybe she is the sweet girl my imagination makes her out to be! :)

My cute boy! Ava didn't let him sleep that long...she needed a play mate!

So let me start my next thought with a story...

I thought I was doing so well in my 1/2 marathon training when this past Saturday my friend Alie and I ran 7 miles! I came home to my sweet husband that is just a "little" behind in his training (can't blame him when he has to work 16 hours days for 14 days straight) proudly telling him how far I had run. So that night comes, we put the kids to bed and he said, "I just really need to go running. I think I will run about 4 miles or so." So time goes by, and by, and I am starting to wonder whether he passed out on the road somewhere. Then I hear the door open and get his ipod thrown at me. You see he has the Nike + which is a cool little device that tells you how far you have gone, how fast you ran, all the cool stats. So I look down to see it read 7.58 miles!!! What? He isn't even in shape yet! Let's just say he hurt a little more than I did the next day. In his words, "like a baseball bat to the knees."

So this means war...I realize it is a war that I will most likely never win, but I am competitive and will try. So I need some help. I am in a mad search for good pump up songs. 7+ miles takes (me at least) a long time and good music is key. So let me know if you have a song that just keeps you going...thanks :)


Tracy said...

Ok...I am feeling your pain. I ran 5 miles on Sat.and thought I was doing pretty good at a 10 minute mile. We may need Mickey to "wheel-chair" us to the finish line!?!

Pump UP Songs on my Ipod currently:
1. Wind It Up (Gwen Stefani)
2. PYT (Michael Jackson)
3. Pump It (Black Eyed Peas)
4. Makes Me Wonder (Maroon 5)
5. Girlfriend (Avirl Lavigne)
6. He's A Pirate (Pirates Carb. soundtrack)
7.Sweetness (Jimmy Eat World)
8. Ain't No Other Man (Cristina Agu.)
9. The Middle (Jimmy Eat World)
10. SexyBack (Justin Timberlake)
11. Fighter (Christina Agu.)
12. Gecha Head in the Game (HS Musical)
13. I Wanna be Seadated (The Ramones)
14. Little Less Conversation (Elvis Remix)
15. Eye of the Tiger (punk remix)
16. Survivor (Desntiny Child)
17. Songs from Rocky Soundtrack
18. Black horse and Cherry Tree (KT Tunstall)
19. Sweet Escape (Gwen Stefani)
20. Footloose (Kenny Loggins)
21. Gold Digger-CLEAN (Kayne West)
22. Don't Wanna Be You (Good Charlotte)
23. Walk Away (Kelly Clarkson)
24. Back in Black (ACDC)
25. Shook Me All Night Long (ACDC)
26. song from Lord of the Dance (you'll laugh but it has a perfect beat to keep me going at the right pace)

I have this program called "Repacer" that takes any song and speeds it upor slows it down to the "beats per minutes that is needed for a certain pace. you can use it if you want.

I will be checking this often for good ideas!!

Tracy said...

P.S. With your Nike+ you have Nike shoes or did you jimmy-rig the sensor to your normal shoes? I just got the sensor but I am saucony fan.

Lindsey said...

trace~ you can buy a little adapter for your shoe. It is only like 8 bucks. ty got it online, i'll try to find the website for you. you crack me up...thanks for the list! :)

Granum Family said...

Right now my favorite workout song is Glamorous by Fergie :) Random but fun!

elizabeth said...

cute photos!!

sorry ty-i'm on Team Lindsey!!
Go linds!!

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

I got nothing for you - except admiration for getting out there with your two kids! Way to go.

becky said...

okay so a) that picture is super cute of the kids holding hands! and b) some of my favorite pump up songs are from the old blondie, abba, and pat benatar cd's! songs that you screamed at the top of your lungs in your car with your girlfriends are the best!

Anonymous said...

Wow way to go Lindsey. And that picture is too cute!

hayleyrowan said...

Get the new Gwen Stefani CD and who doesn't love a little Rage Against The Machine as you pound the pavement. It'll breathe new life into those running shoes.

Britt... said...

Oh go girl! My two favorites are Nellys Air Force Ones, and Fergie's Big Girls dont cry....let me know if they help! Love ya!

Lindsey Lee said...

Ok, so i have never seen a cuter picture...i wanted to cry. And i also wanted to cry because guys are so lame...i hate that they can go out and run like its nothing!! Linds, keep in mind you just had a baby 7 miles is AWESOME!! I wish i could do the 1/2 with you but ill be thinking about you every step of the way superwoman!

The LeRoy's said...

I had to leave a comment when i saw your little ones holding hands. Oh that is so sweet! They will be such close friends! I loved the pictures!

Erin and James said...

what kind of training advice would you give to someone who has never really ran more than 2 miles who wants to get up to 7 or 8 miles? how did you start out? I want to become a runner!