Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Running myself ragged!!

Since the ball I have concentrated in running training and also on well .... work. The marathon happens to fall in my busiest semester and it is hard (but I am determined to do it) to fit in the work, the childcare, the running and the dog. I multitask and combine the dog and running!! I have been pushing myself to get everything done, and to some extent have also neglected myself!

I ran a 17 mile run the other weekend while a friend looked after the Menace, and other than one little run, I haven't run since. I have got pain in my back from having not stretched enough, so I have taken a week out to recover and I am indulging in sports massage. Slowly it is getting better, then it will be back to the training. I realised that on the 17 mile run my iPhone "tunes for running" runs out at about 14 miles, so I need to build up some more. Music helps to keep me going and to pace myself.

So I have a proposition for you. I suggest you sponsor me £3 a song, go into the link attached it is my fundraising page, pledge your money and suggest a song (thanks to Susan Lewis, who did this before and gave me the idea!). These are the songs I have in my running playlist so far:

Tubthumping by Chumbawumba (I have to say, I love this one, to run to)
Pumped up Kicks by Foster the People
Loca People by Sak Noel
Jerk it Out by Caesars
Don't Stop Me Now by Queen (the song we had for Kevin, at his funeral)
Changed the Way You Kissed Me by Example
A-Punk by Vampire Weekend
The Adventures of Rain Dance by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
All in White by the Vaccines
Blow It Up by the Vaccines
Buck Rogers by Feeder
Closing Time by Semisonic
Down with the Trumpets by The Rizzle Kicks (they are a secret pleasure)
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall by Coldplay
Family Friend by the Vaccines
Fluorescent Adolescent by the Arctic Monkeys
Forget you by Ceelo Green
Give It All Back - by Noah and the Whale
Heart Skips a Beat - by Olli Murs and the Rizzle Kicks (Sorry, I know)
Hey there Delilah by The Plain White T's
If you wanna by the Vaccines
L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N by Noah and the Whale
A Lack of Understanding by the Vaccines
Life is Life - Noah and the Whale
Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons
Long Distance by Nizlopi (always makes me laugh in long runs)
My Favourite Game by The Cardigans
The Only Exception by Paramore
Post Break-Up Sex by the Vaccines
The Riverboat Song by Ocean Colour Scene
Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes
Shake Me Down by Cage the Elephant
Thinking of Me by Olly Murs (slightly embarrassed)
Tonight's the Kind of Night by Noah and the Whale
Wetsuit by the Vaccines
Wreckin' Bar by the Vaccines

So the only thing I ask is, make it a good tune to run to. Opera is not that easy to run to, choose classical with care and one other thing (please) not heavy metal. So I leave the music to you. Please sponsor me and help me build up the running tunes to keep me going!!

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=CarolineBolam

£3 a tune, I will buy the music, just suggest a tune, all the money goes to the charity!

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