Posts Tagged ‘music playlists’

The Day Before

It’s only Friday afternoon and I already have so much fun to share with y’all! I have a feeling this weekend is going to be nothing but excitement, fun, and smiles. So, let’s get to it – Fun Fact Friday: “The Day Before” edition.

I most definitely brought my nearly empty jar of White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter with me to create Starbucks oats in a jar for breakfast.



And the Skinny Peppermint Mocha is, in fact, fabulous.


Caffeine doesn’t have any power over my ability to pass out in the car.


And I have no shame in using the “I’m running a half marathon and need my rest” excuse with Peter.

I’m still afraid I forgot to pack something for my race.

If I didn’t have to wake-up super early tomorrow morning, I so would have signed up for one of the late night walking ghost tours through Savannah.

I love creepy ghost stories.

I once met Paula Dean.

But I didn’t even know who she was because I was young at the time.

Don’t forget. Daylight savings is this weekend.

The thought of gaining an extra hour of sleep after running 13.1 miles and getting to actually enjoy the sleep because children won’t rob it from me = priceless.

Although, it also means an extra hour of missing these two.

Yes, I miss them already.

I think I have a pretty rocking playlist.


Almost all of those songs are new downloads.

I often get Amazon gift cards. I use them all for two things – diapers and music.  #winning

Speaking of diapers and music, I’m still annoyed that Braedon refused to do his little dance to the Party Rock Anthem every time I pulled out the camera yesterday. How do they know?!

Last fact? I’m ready. Ohhhh am I ready!!! I will make sure to update from Facebook and Twitter shortly after with results and then you’ll get a full recap here soon enough. Wish me luck!!

  • Would you do a ghost tour?
  • What would you use an Amazon gift card for?

Posted by on November 4th, 2011 26 Comments

Too Much Of A Good Thing

I have a slight obsession right now with tea.


Is it possible to drink too much tea? I find myself craving a cup of green tea to start my morning, a cup of Gingerbread or Sugar Cookie or French Vanilla in the afternoon, and then perhaps a cup of peppermint to wind down in the evening.


They say you can’t have too much of a good thing, right? Winking smile

Although…could it be possible to OCD on holiday tea from last year? I hope not. I for sure won’t stop my habit, and you know I’m too cheap to throw it away. So, sip on year old tea I will. It still tastes mighty good!

This afternoon, I prepared a cup of the Gingerbread decaf tea for a little pick-me-up. While sipping, I perused the site Rock My Run for new race playlist ideas. That site is a gold mine. I came across so many songs that I kept forgetting to download!


I immediately hit up Amazon Marketplace and can’t wait to have some new tunes to power me through my half on Saturday. Speaking of which, thanks for all the support on the concerns I voiced earlier. You guys Punk (<—rock). Just like my new playlist!

While I did add some songs by the likes of Pitbull, Rhianna, Katy Perry, and LMFAO for their perfect running beats, I also added some other favorite music – some of my favorite inspirational songs. People think Christian  music is all gospely and sing-songy, but I have to tell you otherwise. You can find some really great beats with lyrics that can get you feeling stronger and more motivated no matter who you are.

Check out my favorites below and see what I mean by the perfect lyrics to give you that extra oomph or help you push through doubt towards the end of a run.

Tunnel (Third Day)

I won’t deny the pain that you’re feeling, but I’ll give you the hope you’re waiting for
There's a light at the end of this tunnel, Shinin' bright at the end of this tunnel
For you, for you, So keep holdin' on

Strong Enough – Mathew West

Well maybe that’s the point, to reach the point of giving up
’Cause when I’m finally, finally at rock bottom
Well, that’s when I start looking up

The Light In Me (Brandon Heath)

This path is sure too hard, You are the hope that leads me out of the dark

When Everything Falls Apart (Fee)

When everything falls apart and my strength is gone
I find you mighty and strong, you keep holding on

Burn For You (Toby Mac)

You got me higher than Kilimanjaro, Got me believin' I can "save the day"
I'm up and running like their ain't no tomorrow, I'd rather burn for you than fade away

Some other favorites for their great beat:

  • Shine Bright (You Are The Way) – Jeremy Camp
  • Symphony – Switchfoot
  • Roaring Like A Lion – David Crowder Band
  • pretty much anything Toby Mac

Apparently, I think you can’t have too much of a good thing when it comes to running songs either. I added quite a few to my library and I think I’m all covered! I’m trying to hold off on listening to a lot of it until race day. Have to make it special and extra leg-pump-worth. Open-mouthed smile

  • What’s something you have a lot of and makes you stick by the “can’t have too much of a good thing” saying?
  • Where do you find ideas for music motivation? Do you like anything “different” than the standard pop or hip-hop?

Posted by on November 2nd, 2011 52 Comments


Catch Up With Recent Posts

Announcement Time

Posted: November 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

Well, I have had a whirlwind of a few weeks over here. I missed all of you so much! I can’t express enough gratitude for your patience while I got some important things sorted out. Some scary things. Are you ready for the announcement? Here goes! I will no longer be blogging at Faith Fitness […]

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Self-Love Reflection: The Road Not Taken

Posted: November 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

Hello FFF readers! Nice to meet ya! My name is Carissa and my husband and I blog at Fit2Flex.  Well, I blog…he consults! We are both certified personal trainers with a passion for healthy, active living and clean eating.  I am also studying to become a registered dietitian, a race announcer, and a runner.  Stop […]

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Healthier Eating For Kids

Posted: November 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about tips for baby feeding magic. What if you let baby choose what’s for dinner? Check out their cute "Quest for Yum!" video and see what happens! As parents, we want the best for our children. We help them to feel loved. We strive to teach them […]

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Posted: November 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Hey, everyone! I wanted to pop in and say I am working on some new and exciting changes.  As a result,I may not be posting as much during the coming week.  Please stay tuned for the big announcement! Love you all! And still feel free to find me on Twitter and Facebook for the time […]

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Where The Change Happens

Posted: November 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

It’s kind of funny. I become a certified personal trainer and the first workouts I turn to this week come from someone else. The book came in for me at the library last week and, after flipping through it, I couldn’t wait to give the circuits a go. Making The Cut includes a lot of […]

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From Beginning To End

Posted: November 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

Good morning! First off, thanks for the many congrats yesterday. Love you all bunches for the tons of support you have given me in so many things this year. I hope I can return a little bit of that love through this here blog as well. So yesterday I had my first parent-teacher “conference” for […]

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