Monday, October 15, 2012

Music Monday #7 - Such Great Heights

So it's been a week since I last blogged... holy whirlwind of a week!  As I get this blog up and running, I'm trying my best to stay regular with the posts but sometimes life just has other plans that don't include blogging.  Oh well... back it it now!

Following a hectic work week - and *actual* plans on a Friday night (that for once didn't involve falling asleep on the couch at 7:30pm) - my boyfriend and I took a drive up to Woodstock, VT this past Saturday morning.  His sister recently bought a great condo up there and it was our 1st time visiting.

I'll include trip details in a follow-up post this week but I have to say, Woodstock is the cutest town ever.  I mean... there's a chalkboard in the center of town (the "Town Crier") that details what's going on that day, a covered bridge, a General Store that pretty much sells anything you could need (as well as items you never knew you needed) and the Town Hall is also the Movie Theater!

After staying the night in Woodstock, we drove up to the White Mountains in NH to go ziplining!  it was my first time and one of my 20(in)12 goals, woot!  I am super, super nervous of heights but this is something I've wanted to do for a long time.  As we waited for our tour to leave, we watched the Felix Baumgartner jump.  I figured, if Felix can jump 23 miles from space to earth and break the sound barrier, ziplining from 60 feet off the ground doesn't sound so scary :)

Needless to say, ziplining was SO fun!  The pictures that the ziplining place took make it look like I'm scared for my life but I really did have a blast.  Listening to the Pats lose to Seattle on the way home was not so much of blast.... but I digress.

This week's workout playlist is, of course, inspired by heights and altitude... so throw these on your iPod, go outside and get in a good sweat! Might I recommend running up some hills..?

Despite what my facial expression might convey, I really WAS having a good time :)

MM#7 - "Such Great Heights"

  1.  Kanye West - Touch The Sky
  2. Stereo MC's - Elevate My Mind
  3.  Vampire Weekend - White Sky
  4. The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
  5. U2 - Elevation
  6. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground
  7. Sonique - Sky
  8. Taio Cruz & Travie McCoy - Higher
  9. Kanye West, Talib Kweli & Common - Get 'Em High *umm... ok so maybe this is the wrong kind of high... but it has a good beat for working out!
  10. Jim Jones - We Fly High
  11. Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song *very apropos since we heard this on the way to ziplining!
  12. Placebo - Running Up These Hills
  13. Eddie Vedder - Rise *GREAT song to cooldown
  14. Matt Nathanson - Come On Get Higher
  15. Radiohead - High and Dry *Yes, a 3rd cooldown song... seriously though, when do you stretch??  Take this extra time to stretch!

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