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Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Running | 9 comments

ZOOMA Half Marathon Playlist

Hola Amigos!

Can I just start this post by saying I wish every Monday was a holiday? I love Sundays SO much more when I don’t have to work on Monday. Yesterday was filled with a whole lot of nothing and it was glorious. We did manage to get out to the dog park for about 2 hours and that made 1 yellow lab pretty darn happy.

Funny Face


If that picture didn’t make you smile, you need to get your soul checked. Or maybe just your eyes.

This morning was spent doing family stuff and running errands. After a quick lunch (smoothie for me, pizza for Dave), we went to Publix to get groceries for the week (on the weekly dinner menu: Thai turkey burgers, pesto tortellini with lots of veggies, quinoa salad, grilled shrimp and corn on the cob) and then we started entertaining the idea of working out. Typically, if I don’t workout before noon it isn’t happening for me. I lose my mojo after lunch. However, after discussing the possibility of running or doing a circuit workout with Dave for LITERALLY 45 minutes (we got bit by the indecisive bug), I decided going for a run would be less painful than talking about it any longer so we grabbed our iPods and headed out the door to complete a short 3 mile run.

3 Miler


Once I put in my headphones, I actually got excited about a short run b/c I wanted to listen to some of my playlist from Saturday’s half marathon. My playlist was so fun and upbeat so I wanted to be sure to share it with you guys, in case you were looking for some good workout tunes!

  • Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
  • Sex & the City Soundtrack  (Ricki Lee)- Can’t Touch It
  • Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried
  • Wicked Broadway Show – Defying Gravity
  • Rihanna – Disturbia
  • Pitch Perfect – Don’t Stop the Music
  • Christina Aguilera – Fighter
  • Jimmy Needham – Forgiven & Loved
  • Ne-Yo – Give Me Everything
  • B.O.B. – Magic
  • Miley Cyrus – Party in the U.S.A.
  • LMFAO – Party Rock
  • Pitch Perfect – Pool Mashup
  • Heather Small – Proud
  • Pitch Perfect – Riff Off (random mix of all sorts of songs – SO FUN)
  • Neon Trees – Everybody Talks
  • Pitch Perfect – Right Round
  • One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
  • Taylor Swift – Trouble
  • Pitch Perfect – Trebel’s Finals (Bright Lights Bigger City/Magic)
  • Hunter Hayes – Somebody’s Heartbreak

I hope you find something on there you like and you have as much fun jammin’ out to it as I did.

After our 3 mile run today, we got a boost of energy (don’t you love how that works?) so we headed outside to complete a killer core workout together. Even though it was tough getting motivated today, I’m glad I was able to get out and sweat and feel the burn in my muscles. I never regret a workout!

I also don’t regret eating this 2.5 seconds after I finished doing a million sit-ups with Dave.

Yo Yo Cookie

2 cookies + buttercream frosting + sprinkles = best post workout snack ever (obviously, I’m not a nutritionist)

And now it is time to curl up on the couch and enjoy what’s left of this holiday. We are going to watch Taken 2. Ob is all ready to hide behind her monkey during the scary parts.

Vizsla cuddle time


Seriously – you just smiled, didn’t you? Even if you don’t like dogs, that made you melt a little on the inside, right? Please humor me and just say yes.

What do you say/do to motivate yourself to run or workout? What’s your favorite post workout snack? 



  1. thx so much for posting that playlist! right now my phone is just a jumbled mix of songs (every morning i tell myself i’m fine to work out to pandora, then i’m like: wow – these commercials are really slowing my roll lol)… i need to organize my library into some good playlists (and add some of those songs!) because when i switch over to my music i’m constantly pressing forward or back to skip the random slow songs!
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  2. OMG those pictures are so so so adorable – they both made me smile – thank you!!! So true that you never regret a workout, although it might take you a while to actually get up the energy to do it! And that cookie looks delicious. . . I think it looks like the perfect post- run snack. 😉
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  3. I tried to read this post but I scrolled through and saw that cookie and I was done.
    Couldn’t focus after that.
    My mind was all:
    Thanks, now I need to find that here.

    • hahaha – this post made me laugh out loud, Amy! When it comes to desserts, I too have a one track mind!

  4. I LOVE the picture of OB! So cute! I’m trying to be better this year so I’m trying to pattern myself after you. You seem to have it together. I know I should take baby steps so….Today I started with the cookie and I’ll move forward from there tomorrow. Great blog!!

  5. Great playlist! I have not been running with music but now that it is winter and I am indoors, I like having new songs to take me through my runs. I’ve heard great things about the Zooma run. Can’t wait to see where it is in the midwest this year!
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