Personal Goal, and My Top 30 Workout Songs

Goals.  I talk about them all the time.  I have a million little goals, for a million different things.  Goals for my business, for my personal life, for my Ireland trip... like I said, I have a bunch, and sometimes, they're a little ridiculous.  And by ridiculous I don't mean huge or unreachable or ridiculously awesome... I mean stupid and random and for my own sheer enjoyment haha.  What can I say, I can be pretty quirky sometimes...  

I do a few strength training classes each week at the gym, and the rest of the time it's cardio.  I do a manual program on the elliptical, and always do 60 minutes.  The thing about 60 minutes is it's always 65, since there's 5 minutes of cool down.  So normally, out of pure laziness, I skip cool down and jump off right at 60, which is usually about 5 miles for me (I'm slow, leave me alone!).  But then I started thinking, what if I did 40 miles in 7 days?  All I would have to do is endure cool down and do the whole 65 minutes every day for a week, and then add on one extra run at the end.  Now, like I said, this was a super random goal for my own enjoyment, and I understand there are people who can do 40 miles in one run (Jen Shelby, I'm looking at you, you crazy freak of nature :) ).  However, I am certainly not one of them, and so I really wanted to see if I could do this without making excuses or giving up halfway through.  And okay, so there is ONE excuse mixed in on this post, but I still got it done :)  40 miles in one week, yahoo!  Picture me patting myself on my sweaty back....


And since I wanted to be accountable and show proof, I took a picture with my phone at the end of each run...






Okay, so here's where the excuse comes in.  I honestly could not help missing Friday.  I was pissed about it, but I spent this past week house and dog sitting, and an emergency arose that was beyond my control.  I also had a wedding that afternoon, so missing my chance in the morning meant missing my chance for the day.  But I made up for it....
 hitting the gym twice yesterday :)  Originally, my goal was to do this whole thing Monday- Sunday of last week.  But like I said, Friday ended up being a loss, unfortunately, and if you count exactly when I started last Monday to when I finished this Monday, I made it to 40 miles within the 7 days.  40.28 miles, to be exact :)




So that's it.  Another random, pointless goal reached.  Yayyyyyy me :)  And just to reward you in case you actually read this far into my boring blog post about the gym haha, I am hooking you up with my top 30 workout songs.  Here they are in no particular order.  Only rule is that you're not allowed to judge.  You're welcome ;-)


The Anthem- Pitbull

Hysteria- Muse

Say When- Jukebox the Ghost

Hands Up- Jens O

Wild Rover- Dropkick Murphys

Kim- Eminem

This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race- Fall Out Boy

The Distance- Cake

Give Me Everything- Pitbull

Let's See How Far We've Come- Matchbox 20 (don't roll your eyes, they are a good band!)

The Mixed Tape- Jack's Mannequin

Up In Here- DMX

Gives You Hell- All-American Rejects

To Life- the cast of Fiddler on the Roof (this is not a joke)

Things I'll Never Say- Avril Lavigne (since I have the same musical taste as a preteen, apparently)

Rabiosa- Shakira feat. Pitbull

Bruised- Jack's Mannequin

Whatever You Like- T.I.

Schizophrenia- Jukebox the Ghost

If You Wanna Be Happy- Jimmy Soul (I said no judging!!!)

Pose- Daddy Yankee

Faster- Matt Nathanson

Holiday- Green Day

Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jespen (I'm still not sick of it!)

Fight the Sky- Gavin Mikhail

Hello- Martin Solveig

Shake It- Metro Station

Yer So Bad- Tom Petty

The State of Massachusetts- Dropkick Murphys

Pink- Aerosmith (I can't even explain it)



So there it is.  My top 30 workout songs, and a weird little goal I reached last week.  Happy to say I will be taking today off from the gym :)  Have a great Tuesday everyone!