The Army 10 Miler is a little over a week away! I’m getting super excited. I’ve never been to the Pentagon before, and I’m super excited to get to run this exciting race around it. I’m bib number I’m running in honor of my brother, Matthew, who is deploying to Qatar this month. He’s a kid that had a shaky run through high school, but he’s put on his big-boy undies and now is a distinguished soldier, shooting big guns at airplanes. He’s much braver than I’ll ever be. HOOAH!
This week of training has been a tough one. The nights have been creeping in a little earlier, and although sometimes I’ll do a night run on Grandview Ave, I’m really not a huge fan of running in the dark. I’ve been running on the treadmill a lot this week, which is better than nothing, but doesn’t give you the challenges of hills and is also mind-numbingly boring. At least I’m running on something…but I really am looking forward to getting a nice long run in outdoors on Sunday.
In celebration of the upcoming race, here are some race day music essentials. It’s certainly not enough to fill up 10 miles, but it’ll get you started.
Starting Line– to get yourself PUMPED!
Timber by Ke$ha and Pitbull. OMG I CANNOT WAIT TO START THIS RACE.
Problem by Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea. WHAT WAS I THINKING WHEN I SIGNED UP TO RUN THIS? I DON’T EVEN CARE, THIS IS GONNA BE AWESOOMMMMMMMEEE
First Mile– Ride that enthusiasm, but keep the energy reigned in, so you don’t burn out in the first half!
Black Widow by Iggy Azelea. If this song came out 10 years earlier, it would have been the anthem of my law school years. So many bad decisions. So much crazy and I didn’t even realize it. So much embarrassment all these years later, but whatever. It makes a great song.
Hit ’em Up Style by Blu Cantrell. HEY LADIES
Hard Out Here by Lily Allen. Yesss.
Tempo– Keepin it steady in the long miles of the middle of the race.
Oh No! By Marina and the Diamonds. So much fun!
Change Clothes by Jay Z. So necessary, Ma.
Never Let Me Down by Kanye West, Jay-Z and Ivy. I may be Jewish, but sometimes some PRAISE JESUS music is just what you need. TAKE ‘EM TO CHURCH
LAST MILE– You’re tired and so close! Need that extra little burst to carry you through strong to the end!
Sunday Morning by No Doubt– No song makes me wish harder that I had even the tiniest little shred of musical talent. Those DRUMS!
Boom Clap by Charlii XCX. I am SUCH a sucker for this one. I just can’t not love it, and wanna pick up the pace. THE BEAT GOES ON AND ON AND ON AND ON ON
Lose Control by Missy Elliot ft. Ciara & Fat Man Scoop. Just when you need that last little push, MUSIC MAKE YOU LOSE CONTROL!
Share your race day essentials in the comments!! And wish me luck next week!