As I was feeling great and getting into the running rhythm, I slowly fell out of my groove with the holidays, the last month of intense GMAT studying, a cold and the more GMAT studying. The studying really took over my life and with work, I really had no time for running. I know that is a bad excuse. Okay a really bad excuse, but after working a nine hour day and studying until the wee hours of the night, I had no time for running. In all honesty, I barely had time to sleep and felt like a zombie for a good couple of months. If I did get a burst of energy and decide to go running, I would be so drained after that I just wouldn't want to study. Catch 22 if you ask me. Needless to say, running took a back burner for a little while. Now that my grad school application process is over and I am done with that evil GMAT studying, I have time for myself again! I am back to getting a full night of sleep, blogging and the best part, getting back into running!
I've had to take a couple of steps back in my program, but that's okay. Since I took a month and half off I did not expect to tie up my shoes and instantly run three miles like I used to. I wish I could, but I knew I wouldn't be able to. Come to find out, I did lose a bit of my mojo, but being able to run just over 1.75 miles in one shot with a month and a half off didn't seem too shabby. Yes, I am a little sore after the first week of getting back in to it, but I am determined to keep it up and get back to running those three miles - or more! Who wants to join me on my next 5K? The captain is in, are you?
On another note, I've decided that every couple of weeks I will share my top favorite tunes on my running playlist. I figured if I shared what I was listening to that you may want to share what keeps you going during your workout too. I like a little bit of everything, but having tunes that really pump me up and keep me going are a must. It's always a bad run when you get a few good songs in a row and then some sad sappy song comes along and makes you want to stop. That's the worst. Here's what is keeping me running this week:
- Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- Scream & Shout (feat. Britney Spears) - will.i.am
- Prrrrum (Remix) - Cosculleula & Wisin y Yandel
- Breakin' a Sweat - Skrillex & The Doors
- Alligator Pie - Dave Matthews Band
- Banjo - Rascal Flatts
- Sweet Sacrifice - Evanescence
- Let There Be Love - Christina Aguilera
And when I really feel like giving up, this song always give me that burst of energy. I am not sure how. I am not sure why, but it just does. So it's always on my playlist: Let's Go (feat. Ne-Yo) - Calvin Harris. I think you should put it on yours too. Just trust me on this one. You'll be happy you did.
Now, let's get running!