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What do Bono, Glee and Hannah Montana have in common?

I just finished a nice, easy 4-mile treadmill run. Now I am eating an almond butter and honey sandwich and washing it down with a glass of chocolate milk. Running while my girls take their naps is one of the great things about having a treadmill, but this also means running in the middle of the day. Which means I drop off and pick up my oldest midge at preschool looking a little scary, and I don't "get ready for the day" until mid-afternoon. But it's all worth it for the run.

After my first mile today, I was bored of the mid-day television options (Let's Make a Deal, the leftovers on the second round of The Today Show, soap operas, Desperate Housewife reruns) so I turned on my iPod. As my tunes kicked my energy level up a notch, I remembered posting (around marathon time last year) that I would share some of my favorite running music with you. Better late than never, here is a tiny sample of the songs that keep me moving.

Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Run - Collective Soul
Pump It - Black Eyed Peas
Buttons - The Pussycat Dolls
Eleanor - Low Millions
Feel - Robbie Williams
Down With Love - Michael Buble
Fast Cars - U2
Don't Stop Believin' - Glee Cast Version
Life's What You Make It - Hannah Montana

I have a lot of U2 and Coldplay on my playlist. I will also admit I have several Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus songs that keep me running at a good pace and make me smile because I think about my little girl. I was going to include a longer list, but my marathon playlist was nowhere to be found when I pulled up my iTunes. I guess that just gives me an excuse for another post about my running music later. And it gives me a reason to put together a new marathon playlist, which I will need in May.

Yep, May. That means marathon training starts Monday!! I am excited but a little nervous. The nervous part comes from the fact that 5 miles has been considered a long run since my little 26.2 in September. I am excited because I plan on sharing my progress on here and can't wait for your feedback, encouragement and advice. I chose a FIRST training plan because running three days a week works best with my schedule and because I hope it gets me to do more cross training and keeps me injury free. Only time will tell.


And last but not least, since I am playing catch up, here are some of the family pictures I promised I would share way back here.





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  1. Love the pictures! Which marathon are you running again?

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  2. LOVE THOSE PICS!!! They're so cute :)

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  3. Cute family! Good luck with the training!

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  4. Great pictures! You sound exactly like me with the treadmill runs ... my poor girls must be so embarrassed about how "unpolished" I look when I pick them up. I used a modified FIRST plan for my last marathon. I loved it! Good luck!

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  5. Love the B&W pic! Good luck Monday... wishes for an injury free training!

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  6. May YIPPEE!! That means we will be on the same-ish training cycle.. My training starts Saturday..

    I LOVED the pics in the Christmas card. YOu are BEAUTIFUL and so is your family.

    All positive thoughts buddy..

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  7. Gorgeous pics! Good luck with the marathon training. I've used First 4 times and counting and it's never let me down.

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  8. Love the pictures. Yay for marathon training starting up!

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  9. I haven't used a FIRST plan, but I've heard good things about them. Can't wait to hear how the training goes!

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  10. Beautiful family pics - thanks for sharing those and the music - Hope to be back out there soon so I can add those to my running playlist!!

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  11. Your photos are unbelievable!!! I am jealous that they are outside! Beautiful family.

    What marathon are you doing in May?

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  12. I am sad. When I saw "Bono" my first thought was Sonny...

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  13. Great songs! And great pictures. I'm doing the FIRST program too for my April marathon - it's my first time to try that out. First FIRST? Ha ha. Thanks for the additions to my play list. :)

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