Thinking Out Loud

I haven’t done a blogging link up in a while.  After a couple of more personal posts this week (Living YOUR Life and Personal Beauty), I wanted a random post. I’m actually not sure the last time I did a link up.  It seems like people normally talk about random thoughts on Tuesday and Thursday so I thought I would join Amanda’s Thinking Out Loud.


  1. I’ve been on the move all week. It’s not that I’ve been overly busy, I just haven’t been home much this week. It always feels busier when you aren’t at home.  Most of it has been driving though.
  2. On Tuesday I got to have lunch with Sarah. We didn’t take a photo (because I’m spacey) but it was nice to catch up with her while she moves back to Baltimore.  The waitress knew that I was a regular (at the Vincentown Diner) yet still asked me if I knew the coffee with whipped cream was an extra charge.  It seemed like everything there was an extra charge that day…

    An old photo of Sarah and I.  I will take a photo next time.

    An old photo of Sarah and I. I will take a photo next time.

  3. On Wednesday, I spent a good amount of time at the NJ DMV. It wasn’t awful but who really wants to spend a thousand hours at the DMV (hint: Not me…or probably you).  Sometimes in life there are things you don’t want to do.  Spending 4 hours at the DMV and getting my car inspected was not one of them.  Oh well, things off my to do list.  I was going to get my license plate as LOLZ but opted not to do that either.
  4. I also was able to finally schedule an MRI for next Monday. I haven’t been talking a lot about running but I’ve been logging a fair amount of miles (no where near a 70 mile week…obviously) without any pain or anything getting worse. It doesn’t feel bad but it doesn’t feel amazing.  I’m having a hard time explaining exactly how I feel.   I’m not in pain running but I’m aware something is off in my foot.  I cannot foresee an MRI finding a torn muscle or an incredible injury because I don’t have any sharp pain and my gait doesn’t change. I am hoping it will be able to provide answers that the doctor cannot with a naked eye.  It will also allow my doctor and I decide the best course of action.  Is it to continue to run?  Is it a cortisone shot in the exact point of injury (did the other cortisone shot miss?)?  Graston?  ART?  Only time will tell.

    At least my xrays said no broken bones.  (We weren't surprised but it's good to rule that out)

    At least my xrays said no broken bones. (We weren’t surprised but it’s good to rule that out)

  5. I haven’t gotten coffee at the gas station in two days now. I don’t quite know what is going on in my life, who I am anymore…or even what my blog is about.
  6. My music for working out lately has consisted of Black Widow, Change your life and Work by Iggy all on repeat. It should be more embarrassing…
  7. Tim leaves in less than two weeks. I just found out that he will be gone on more flights or busy almost the entire time.  So this means I have approximately two days to see him before he leaves for a couple of months.

    Then he goes flying..

    Why don’t you live on one of these instead.  (kidding)

  8. I’m eagerly awaiting our engagement proof photos so I can show you guys more. I need to start working more on the wedding.  I’ve slowly (slowly being key) started asking people for addresses….but other then that I have no real big exciting news.  I still don’t understand how people plan weddings in a month.
  9. This cool weather has been fabulous. After talking with someone about the fake polar vortex…please it was still 80+ degrees, this cooler weather has been a blessing.
  10. Finally, I need to start venturing around to try new diners in NJ. Does anyone have any suggestions or want to meet up?

I guess I’ll end on an even number.

Questions for you: What’s on your mind today?  Any big weekend plans?


Running Music

A common question I get is “do you listen to music while running?”

The answer is yes if I am running alone I listen to music about 90% of the time.  The other 10% is normally because my phone is not charged and so it’s sitting on the charger.  I also listen to pandora on top hits too.

I love running to music.  It makes the time go by faster and plus it gives me a great way to learn more song lyrics.  I actually used to listen to ebooks in college and got a lot of reading done that way.  Now I don’t have studying to do so as an old crusty graduate I listen to music.

I enjoy listening to current hits and top 40.  I’m not ashamed of it.  Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Kesha, Nicki Minaj…I love listening to them all.

I compiled a list of my top 25 most played songs in the last month.  Judge me if you want…(I actually just screenshoted my itunes top 25).  As you can see I really enjoy a lot of remixes.  I love the original versions of each song too but I like to relive my college bar days and listen to remixed versions while running…


It’s important to note that recently I downloaded the Iggy Azalea CD.  Although she hasn’t currently made it onto my top played, I can assure you in the last week I’v only been listening to that CD.

My two favorite songs from her CD: 

Work (Warning vulgar)

Change your life (warning also vulgar)

You should probably go download them.  After I went and found them on youtube, I listened to them another few times…

Questions for you:

Do you run with music?

What are your favorite songs?

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