What I’m Into and What I’m Not Into: April Edition

As you have probably noticed, I am in a bit of a blogging rut. It’s not necessarily for lack of content; I’m running the most – and best – I have since last month’s knee diagnosis. If we are being totally honest, I just can’t bring myself to update this every day with the same ole “I ran ___ miles on the treadmill then I strength trained/did yoga/parkoured.” To borrow from two of my favorite memes, ain’t nobody got time for that and no1curr.

I have, however, been excited (and less than thrilled) about a variety of different things lately….so much so that one might even ask, “Hey Meghan…what are you into these days?” Continue reading

Spring Break Spin Sesh.

By the time Friday rolled around, I could hardly concentrate on anything remotely grown up-related. My brain waves looked like a never-ending loop of that clip of James Franco in the Spring Breakers trailer, saying “Sprang braaaaaake” with a mouth full of gold.

BuzzFeed never lets me down.

This weekend hasn’t let me down. I won’t rehash all of the start to the Spring Break 2k13 fun, but here are some photos that best illustrate just how much we let the good times roll. Spoiler alert: things get crazy. Continue reading

Race Playlist: The 2013 Publix Georgia Half Marathon

  1. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
  2. Howl – The Gaslight Anthem
  3. Good Morning (Intro) – Kanye West
  4. Sleepyhead – Passion Pit
  5. I’m Shipping Up to Boston – The Dropkick Murphys
  6. Wild Ones – Flo Rida ft. Sia
  7. Sure Shot – The Beastie Boys
  8. Jump Around- House of Pain
  9. Anything Could Happen – Ellie Goulding
  10. Feel Again – OneRepublc
  11. Where Them Girls At – David Guetta ft. Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj
  12. Flathead – The Fratellis
  13. Live While We’re Young – One Direction
  14. Who Gon Stop Me? – Jay-Z and Kanye West
  15. We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
  16. Club Can’t Handle Me – Flo Rida
  17. Anna Sun – Walk the Moon
  18. Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake ft. Jay-Z
  19. Make Me Wanna – Girl Talk
  20. Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  21. Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
  22. Everybody Talks – Neon Trees
  23. Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones
  24. Domino – Jessie J
  25. Good Time – Owl City ft. Carly Rae Jepsen
  26. My Bad Reputation – Joan Jett
  27. Pound the Alarm – Nicki Minaj
  28. Feel Good Inc. – Gorillaz
  29. Blow Me (One Last Kiss) – Pink
  30. Rich Kids Blues – Lykke Li
  31. Help I’m Alive – Metric
  32. Start Today – The Gorilla Biscuits
  33. Hangover – Taio Cruz ft. Flo Rida
  34. Rill Rill – Sleigh Bells
  35. The Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
  36. Welcome Home, Son – Radical Face
  37. Train in Vain – The Clash
  38. Alive – Kid Cudi ft. Ratatat
  39. Die Young – Ke$ha
  40. I Want to Break Free – Queen

Random Playlist: A Run Through Central Park

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  1. New York State of Mind – Billy Joel
  2. An Open Letter to NYC – The Beastie Boys
  3. It’s Tricky – Run DMC
  4. The Queen of Lower Chelsea – The Gaslight Anthem
  5. Diet Mountain Dew – Lana del Rey
  6. Empire State of Mind – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
  7. I Love NYC – Andrew W.K.
  8. Marry the Night – Lady Gaga
  9. Manhattan – Kings of Leon
  10. The Only Living Boy in New York – Simon & Garfunkel
  11. International Love – Pitbull
  12. Bright Lights, Bigger City – Cee Lo
  13. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker – The Ramones
  14. Talk on Indolence – The Avett Brothers
  15. Brooklyn Bound – The Black Keys
  16. The Message – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
  17. No Sleep Till Brooklyn – The Beastie Boys
  18. New York, New York – Ryan Adams
  19. Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed

All Aboard, Frustration Station.

Busting out some vinyl while I make breakfast on Sunday morning might be one of my favorite little weekend traditions. I salvaged this dusty old record player from a church sale on eBay for $20 many years ago. It’s been through a bunch of moves, and I hold it near and dear to my heart even if the sound is not so great. This morning’s record-of-choice was Easy Tiger.

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This afternoon Mom and  I went to Red Top Mountain to try a new trail run. We had 8 miles on our training schedule, so we planned on doing the 5.5-mile Homestead Trail followed by the 3.5-mile Sweet Gum Trail. Emphasis on planned.  Continue reading