Running in Austin - 5k style

I just finished the Couch to 5K program and am effing stoked!  I went from barely being able to run a block in December to running a full 5k in March.  I am a total slacker when it comes to exercise, and can't believe it that I actually did it.  I can't say enough good things about the C25K program.  I downloaded the 5k Runner app to my phone and it told me (over my music) when to alternate running and walking, and when to stop and cool down.  It was also great to have noticeable progress (like, "last week I could barely run 5 minutes and now I'm running 8 minutes, no sweat!") plus an obvious goal of completing the 5k.  I also could not have done it without my run mix on Spotify.  Yay for smartphones and apps!

So now that I'm to my goal, I need to make it official and run in a 5k (or two or three).  Runtex is helping me plan out my year.  My friend Erin and I are going to run in the Keep Austin Weird 5k in June.  But the run I am most excited about is the ZOMBIE OBSTACLE COURSE!!!    There's even a Zombie running app that I want to download to practice for it. 

Last of all, it took me a while to compile a run mix on Spotify, and I thought I would share it. It's rather heavy on club mixes with offensive language, and TOTALLY different than my usual mixes of the Xanadu soundtrack and Edith Piaf.  I have discovered a love for Ke$ha that I never knew existed!  

Let's go ahead and call it


U.R.A Fever - The Kills
POWER - Kanye West
The Way You Move - OutKast
Mama Said Knock You Out -  LL Cool J
How Low - Ludacris
The Distance - Cake
'Til I Collapse - Eminem
The Real Slim Shady - Eminem
Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
Gold Digger - Kanye West
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Music - Madonna
Whata Man - Salt 'n' Pepa w/ En Vogue
TiK ToK - Ke$ha
In Da Club - 50 Cent
Sleazy REMIX 2.0 - Ke$ha
C'est Bon - Jean Claudric
Johnny Got a Boom Boom - Imelda May
Mayhem - Imelda May
Right for Me - Justin Timberlake
SexyBack - Justin Timberlake
The Golden Age - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Never There - Cake

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