Today, I am linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for my first ever Thinking Out Loud Thursday.
As a new blogger trying to figure out what I like to write about, this is perfect. I love reading these posts from other bloggers (Becky at Olives n Wine usually jumps in, and sometimes Morganne at Nut Butter Runner and Amy at The Little Honey Bee do, too), and this will give me a chance to try out a bunch of random ideas and see what flows the best.
So, the things I’m thinking (in no particular order);
- Country music is really working for me right now. I used to hate it, but ever since spending a summer in Tulsa a couple of years ago, I’ve gotten more and more into it. I eased myself in with some pop country, like Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift, but it wasn’t until Luke Bryan that I truly considered myself a country fan. “Drunk on You” will always bring me back to those fun nights in Tulsa with a group of random college kids from around the country. Currently jamming to “Play It Again” basically all the time. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s gorgeous.
- But I don’t like listening to country music while I run. Maybe it’s all the talk about drinking, which, as I hope you know, don’t mix very well.
- Songza has been saving my butt recently on my runs. If you haven’t checked out Songza yet, you need to. It’s a free app on the iPhone, and they have the best playlists. I’m super lame and prefer most of the Today’s Pop stations (ranging from Today’s Teen Pop to Today’s Soft Pop to Today’s Happy Pop), but if you have a more eclectic taste, they’ve got some crazy stuff for you, too.
- Songza powered me through a pretty decent treadmill run today. I got in 6 miles, 2 at goal marathon pace, and the Drop a Beat workout helped it go a little bit faster.
- I didn’t feel great on my run, mostly because I ate way too much sugar at our weekly PD meeting. So many treats! In the moment, it’s easy to say “Wednesdays don’t count” (since that’s when our weekly snack sessions are), but I know that everything “counts.” I’m starting to seriously consider some sort of sugar craving detox. I know Laura at Mommy Run Fast hosts one, but I just can’t get myself to commit to going without chocolate, even though I know I eat waaaayyy too much of it.
- So many books turned into movies happening this year. The Fault in Our Stars trailer came out today and OH MY GOD, WAS IT PERFECT
- (side thought: I re read a couple of my posts and realized that I overuse all caps and exclamation points. I’m trying to calm down because I’m not an overly peppy person. But TFIOS deserves all the caps all the time. Please watch the trailer, and if you haven’t read the book, do nothing else until you have. John Green is a god.)
- Speaking of John Green being a God, he is one of my favorite quote masters. I love quotes. I have a bunch of them tacked up on my bulletin board from books. Some of them I like for obvious reasons. Some of them I don’t really understand, but for whatever reason, I keep going back to them. Always looking to collect some good quotes.
- Here’s a great one from John Green: “True love will triumph in the end, which may or may not be true. But if it’s a lie, it’s the most beautiful lie we have.”
- And what better way to end than that? I mean, seriously, I can’t beat it. Hopefully, I was able to reel in my abuse of exclamation points and all caps. Thanks for reading!
What are you thinking this Thursday?