Run, Maggie. Run!


Last week I was in Austin for the Texas Nonprofit Summit (which rocked) and while I’m usually horrible about taking time to exercise while travelling, I made a commitment to myself before leaving to get some in every day. After all, we are counting down to a wedding around here!

To honor that commitment, I planned a run around Lady Bird Lake.

To honor ANOTHER commitment I made to write more, I’m going to write about my run. On that note, my friend Lauren has been writing about things she pins on pinterest (turning “Pinteresting” into a real word), so I’m going to try that out. Two birds. One stone.

Now on to the run.

The Lady Bird Lake loop I planned on running was 4.23 miles. MoPac to South First. When I found myself at Barton Springs Pool, I knew I was lost. Thank goodness for awesome music! For this run, I was testing a lululemon playlist I’d found on pinterest, with some additional favorite running songs of my own. I can honestly say that while a bit longer than planned, the music and the environment made this one of the most enjoyable runs of my life.

Thanks to the MapMyRun app, I can tell you that the actual distance I travelled was 7.46 miles. Holy moly, Batman. I have not run that far since my Army days! While it was AWESOME, by the end I was 99.9% parched and ready for a lay-down in the grass.

For those of you who have an epic run in your future, here is a “run” down of my new playlist!

Songs from the original lululemon list:

  1. Dog Days Are Over – Florence and The Machine
  2. So Close – Calvin Harris
  3. My Body – Young the Giant
  4. Run The World – Beyonce
  5. Black Betty – Ram Jam
  6. Midnight city – M83
  7. Work Hard Play Hard – Wiz Khalifa
  8. Promises – Skrillex
  9. Let it Go – Dragonette
  10. Let it Roll – Flo Rida
  11. Run This Town – Jay Z Ft. Rihanna (Best song on the list!)
  12. Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
  13. Bombs Over Baghdad – Outkast (I wasn’t really a fan of this one.)

Songs I have added:

  1. Wide Awake – Katy Perry
  2. Vegas Girl – Conor Maynard
  3. Bombs Away – B.o.B
  4. Final Curtain – Cross Canadian Ragweed
  5. Some nights – fun.
  6. Pound the Alarm – Nicki Minaj
  7. Titanium – David Guette Ft. Sia
  8. Wild One – Flo Ride
  9. Dog Days are Over – Vicci Martinez Cover
  10. Burn it Down – Linkin Park
  11. Love the Way you Lie – Rihanna version (LOVE this version!)
  12. Love the Way You Lie – Eminem Ft. Rihanna
  13. One More Night – Maroon 5

Best running list EVER. Seriously. What songs have I missed?

3 Responses

  1. Monica says:

    Um?!! No Justin OR Britney?!! FAIL!

  2. thenewmckechnie says:

    I want this. Maybe it will inspire me to run?

    Also, have you heard Skylar Grey sing Love the Way You Lie?


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