Friday Things and Running Playlist

The Mustache Dache is tomorrow and I seem to have the exact same funky hamstring issue surfacing as I did last year at this time.  Sheesh, maybe it's a seasonal thing?  A few weeks ago I thought I'd totally have a 5K PR in the bag, but now I'm not so sure.  I've backed off speed work and long runs to keep the ache from turning into another issue that takes months to heal, so I think the Seattle Half tradition might not happen.  It's been well over a year since I had the opportunity to race a 5K (not just for fun), so I'm gonna give it my best and see what happens...  And then do a lot of resting and maybe another visit to my chiro once the new year starts/once we have money back in our flexible spending after the epic Children's Hospital stay.  

Ah, one year ago!  OK, I've decided that there's a cool numerical theme of threes going on with this picture.  Three of these ladies became mothers/found out they were becoming mothers since last year.  And three of them have joined the Oiselle team.  And I'm pretty sure that there are three of us that are returning to run tomorrow.  WEIRD!  Good things come in threes, though, right?

So, interesting internet links this week...  I have to start with rebuttals of this much talked about Wall Street Journal article 'OK, You're a Runner, Get Over It.'  As a runner, yeah, it's kind of offensive: parade of one?  Noooo, I don't run outside so that people will see me - quite the opposite is true.  (I mean, we've all seen this meme, right?)  I personally don't have stickers on my car, but don't begrudge those that do - we have every right to be proud of that 13.1 or certainly those that have run 26.2.  I'm contemplating putting the Ragnar sticker on, though, just because I have such love for Ragnar.  And if I'd ever conquered 140.6, I might consider sewing a flag to fly in front of my house!  It's no worse than people being proud of their families and putting little stick figures on their cars, or divers with their little red squares with the white stripe, or political leanings, or your alma mater, your branch o'the armed forces, your honor student, your breed of dog, the list goes ON.  But, rants are funny, and I get that.  A lot of it is based in truth.  People give crossfit a ton of crap and I KNOW my friends that are into it would laugh at this meme, because it's kind of true!  And that's OK.  I think my favorite response is from teammate Lindsay Hein on all the ways to laugh at ourselves.  And really, I'm just surprised that the article wasn't on Buzzfeed or something of that nature.  Nooooot exactly hard hitting journalism there, WSJ...  Here's the Runner's World response and Competitor response.

More fun and uplifting tidbits from the internet this week:

While I was in Chicago, I had a major time-warp moment of nostalgia.  As I was getting dressed, I heard one of the most awesome old-school ditty playing on a tv commercial.  I think it was for Google Chrome?  Anyway, I don't think I've heard Move Your Feet in nearly a decade and knew I had to add it to the playlist.

Move Your Feet by Junior Senior

Happy weekend!

2013 Playlist
Black Sheep by Metric
Still Into You by Paramore
Stay the Night by Zedd, featuring Hayley Williams
This is What it Feels Like by Armin vanBuuren
Pompeii by Bastille
Out of the Blue by System F
The Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi (Remixed by Steve Aoki)
Lose My Mind by Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso
Better Off Alone by Alice Deejay
Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes
Mirrors  by Justin Timberlake
Wake Me Up by Avicii and Aloe Blacc
Hey Now by Martin Solveig
We Come Running by Youngblood Hawke
Take You Higher by Goodwill and Hook N Sling
Justice and Independence by John Mellencamp
Glowing by Nikki Williams
Easy  by Porter Robinson (and Matt Zo).
I Could be the One by Avicii featuring Nicky Romero
Pair of Dice by Tiesto
Ain't No Stoppin' by Ferry Corsten (featuring Ben Hague)
Come and Get It by Selena Gomez
Apollo by Hardwell featuring Amba Shepherd
This Head I Hold by Electric Guest
Castles in the Sky by Ian Van Dahl
Feel this Moment by Pitbull, featuring Christina Aguilera
Into Your Arms by the Lemonheads
Just Give me a Reason by Pink
I Love It by Icona Pop
Little Secrets Passion Pit
Sovereign Light Cafe by Keane, remixed by Afrojack
Clarity by Zedd
Years by Alesso
Something Good Can Work by Two Door Cinema Club
She Wolf by David Guetta, featuring Sia
Alive by Krewella
Illmerica by Wolfgang Garnter
Drowning by Armin van Buren
Give Me Your Hand by The Ready Set
Language by Porter Robinson
Cry for You by September
You Are My Diamond by Tiesto - featuring Kianna
Arguru - Deadmau5
We Are by Jus Jack & Oza, featuring Aeone


  1. Thanks for sharing those article responses. The more I read, the better they continue to get!
    Also, thanks for linking back to your 2012 Seattle Half recap/things learned. T-minus 2 weeks until my 2nd, and it was a nice reminder. I'm scared of the hills too, and wish I could run it for the first time again :)