Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 is going to be a good year.

I know I've said it a billion fucking times but I am absolutely going to get back into shape. And I'm going to do it by the time I run complete my half marathon in April. The week before this ridiculousness, I will be in Virginia getting certified to teach Turbo Kick. So in April, I'll be crossing two things off my bucket list. There are at least 10 other things on that list I'd like to cross off, as well.

I have a trip (or two) to Massachusetts planned. I am finally going to meet my workout buddy, Melissa. We've been each other's "support system" for weight loss and fitness for...close to 3 years now? She has had much better success than I have. I love her so much, and she's been trying to get me up there for a while. I am finally going to do it. Love you, bitch!

My plan for the summer is to work very, very long hours and start building up a bit of savings so I can move. To where, I don't know. I just know I'm not meant to be here on the Outer Banks long term.

Of course, I'll be able to put my marriage behind me. I'm looking forward to that. I think it is absolutely fucking ridiculous that the state of North Carolina makes married couples be separated for a year (and a day!!) before filing for divorce.

I don't make resolutions, but here's some meaningless shit I'd like to accomplish in 2013:

go see more movies
develop some sort of social life
make more friends
read more books (especially classics and non fiction)
seize the fucking day!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Half Marathon Playlist - HELP NEEDED

I'm working on my playlist for the Flying Pirate in April. The race has a four-hour time limit, so I want about 4 1/2 hours worth of music, maybe 5. I like rock, and I don't really keep up with current radio. I would like some suggestions for what to include. Specific songs would be most helpful, any genre.

I'll keep updating this post as I add to my playlist.

Battle of One - 30 Seconds to Mars
Closer to the Edge - 30 Seconds to Mars
The Fantasy - 30 Seconds to Mars
She - Green Day
Twisted Transistor - Korn
Astro Zombies - My Chemical Romance
Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
Famous Last Words - My Chemical Romance
Kill All Your Friends - My Chemical Romance
My Way Home Is Through You - My Chemical Romance
Heaven Help Us - My Chemical Romance
Desolation Row - My Chemical Romance
Planetary (GO!) - My Chemical Romance
Too Bad - Nickelback
Yesterday - Staind
Thnks Fr th Mmrs - Fall Out Boy
I Like It - Enrique Iglesias
Dog Days Are Over - Florence + the Machine
We Found Love - Rihanna
DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again - Usher

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Songs that got me through 2012

2012 was a crazy year. I started off with the toughest physical challenge of my life (the Georgia Spartan Sprint), muddled through the biggest emotional challenge of my life (my separation which will ultimately lead to divorce - damn this stupid fucking state for the mandatory year and a day waiting period!!), and ended with some finding myself and looking forward. I have big plans for next year, which I'll blog about in a few days. This post is all about the music. Music always gets me through. It's my best friend, and these are the songs that helped me heal. Lots of tears were shed, lots of anger was released, and ultimately, I have come out of this happy.

Rihanna - We Found Love

Fun - We Are Young

Kelly Clarkson - Stronger

Shinedown - For My Sake

Shinedown - I'm Not Alright

Usher - DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love Again

Enrique Iglesias - I Like It

Pink - Blow Me (One Last Kiss)

Lady Gaga - Edge of Glory

Victorious Cast - All I Want Is Everything

Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over

Shinedown - Her Name Is Alice

Shinedown - Diamond Eyes

Shinedown - I'm Alive

You could say I really fucking like Shinedown. But there you have it. That was pretty much the playlist from May through December.