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Thursday Things

Hello, people of earth and any potential space aliens reading this! Haha hey, you never know! 😉 😉 😉

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First and foremost, can we talk about how freaking true the above photo is? Especially when you decide to chug two Not Your Father’s Root Beer Beer’s on a Wednesday night. I know that’s not a lot, but I don’t exactly drink often and chugging them in a short amount of time may or may not have gotten me a little bit tipsy and I woke up a little more tired than I probably should have and very thirsty. Oh well, that was an easy enough fix. 🙂

Anyways, yesterday was Dean’s birthday!!!!!! My favorite running buddy turned 3 years old yesterday! We didn’t make him a cake like we did for Finn, but he did get a pretty good amount of raw, ground beef all to himself. So I think that more than makes up for it.

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I say he’s my favorite running buddy, but I actually haven’t run with him for a while haha. I need to though. He really enjoys running with me. I’ll have to do that after all of the salt washes off of the roads. I don’t like walking my dogs on all of that stuff. It’s got chemicals in it that I don’t want them getting on their feet.

And speaking of running (my segues on these “Thursday Things” posts are so freakin good, I know. 😉 ), I didn’t do any one Tuesday or yesterday haha. After running on snow and ice on Monday my legs were completely trashed and my left knee was a little bit sore. I suppose that’s not too surprising though. Running on snow is hard! So I took a rest day on Tuesday and spent a little bit of time on my stationary bike on Wednesday. Haha and actually, part of the reason why I didn’t run yesterday was because it felt like -12 degrees outside and I didn’t feel like dealing with that kind of cold. It just didn’t sound like fun.

It’s looking like we’re not gonna have to worry about the crazy cold for much longer though! I mean, look at Sunday. That’s basically shorts weather at this point!!

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It was still pretty chilly this morning though. It felt like 7  degrees when I woke up, which not gonna lie, felt a little bit toasty after -12 the day before hahaha. But since it was a tad bit warmer out and my legs felt a lot better, I figured I’d better do some running today. So I went out and did 20 easy minutes. I still had a bit of a niggle going on in my knee, so I figured short and sweet was a good idea for today. Plus there were still some icy patches on the road and that’s what more likely than not made my knee sore in the first place haha.

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So, Death Of A Bachelor kept me entertained during my warm up and run this morning, but I need some new albums to listen to while I run. Suggestions?? Please! I’m getting really bored with most of my music lately haha. I need some new tunes!

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Alrighty then! This is kinda super random, but aren’t all of my “Thursday Things” posts? Anyway, so a couple of months ago I saw an ad for this app called Achievement on Facebook. The ad basically claimed that you could earn a little bit of extra cash by being active. Of course I initially thought it was bullshit, but I did a little bit of research, downloaded the app, and discovered that it’s actually legit! Or at least it seems that way so far. So basically, you earn points by syncing apps like myfitnesspal, Strava, Garmin Connect, the FitBit app, Apple health and other apps like that, and basically just using them haha. It seems like you earn the most points by just logging steps but you still get a few by logging your meals, activities and what not. Then once you earn 10,000 they supposedly send you $10, either through PayPal or direct depostit. I haven’t gotten that far yet (I’m getting close though!) but I’ll let you know if I actually get $10!

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So obviously it’s not a lot of money, but hey, it’s something! And basically all you have to do is use health/fitness apps that you already use! And I’m not getting any kind of compensation or rewards, or anything like that for talking about this app. I just thought it was pretty spiffy and wanted to share it with you guys! 🙂 If you’re at all interested, here’s Achievement’s website!

Anyway, I believe that’s all I’ve got to talk about for today! Haha now that the holiday’s are over it feels like I’ve just got nothing going on and very little to talk about at the moment. Especially since I’m just slowly working back into running and whatnot, so nothing very exciting is really happening right now. But I do have one race on the schedule in May and a few others that I want to do this year, along with all of my other running goals/plans. So hopefully before too long things will start picking up again! Haha but I just feel like I’m being kinda boring at the moment. Oh well, can’t do much about that except keeping up with what I’m doing. Which like I said, isn’t much, especially running-wise, but I do feel like I’m making some progress on that front. Slow progress. But progress nonetheless!

Happy Friday eve everyone! I hope everyone’s had a great week so far!!

~Ashley

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Oh yeah, and I’m bringing back the blonde hair streak thingy!! I don’t remember if I mentioned that on here yet haha. I’m kinda over the whole black hair thing, so I’m just letting that fade and working on bringing the blonde thing back. Right now it’s kinda orange, but hopefully it’ll only take one more round of bleaching to turn all the way blonde again. Like everything I’ve got going on right now, it’s a slow process.

Ok, now I’m done. 😉

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31 Day Blog Challenge: 10 Favorite Songs

I’ve been super excited about this topic for a while! I love and am very much into music, so I love talking about it! I promise not all 10 songs will be by Green Day, but there will be a lot of Green Day. I can’t help it!! 😉 Alrighty then! In no particular order, 10 of my favorite songs;

1. Jesus of Suburbia by Green Day

I really really really wanted to pick more than one song from American Idiot. It’s such a good album (probably one of the best ever written) with some amazing songs, but Jesus of Suburbia is a good representation of the whole album, I think. Plus at one point it was voted “Green Day’s best song” by a bunch of fans on a fan run website, so it’s obviously a good song. 😉

2. Radio by Rancid 

Rancid is my second favorite band and Let’s Go is probably my 3rd all time favorite album, so Radio definitely had to be on this list. It’s a fun, totally kick ass song, and screaming “here it is, here I am, turn it up fucking loud” is a lot of fun! I definitely don’t recommend aggressively whispering it while running near a park full of children though. You may get a few weird looks. People in my neighborhood definitely thing I’m crazy…

3. Ordinary World by Green Day

Yet again it was difficult picking just one from another Green Day album. Revolution Radio is so freaking good and I absolutely love every song on it, but Ordinary World has been kinda standing out to me lately, so that’s what I decided to go with. Some people are calling it “the new Good Riddance”, but I don’t agree with that. Good Riddance is a super iconic song from the late 90’s and I don’t see Ordinary World gaining the same kind of attention, but it’s still a great song.

4. Golden Days by Panic! At the Disco

I’ve liked Panic! At the Disco since I was in high school. I mean, they had several songs that I really liked and I thought that they were pretty neat in general, but that’s as far as it went. Then Death of a Bachelor came out, I took to YouTube to listen to it, and ended up watching some live videos and learning how amazing of a singer Brendon Urie. Now I’m very much enamored with Panic! At the Disco.

5. Last Caress by The Misfits

I’ve never really been all that into The Misfits, but lately I’ve been listening to last caress, hybrid moments, and where eagles dare. At this point I feel like I need to get my hands on a full Misfits album and that I could really get into them 🙂

 

6. Brain Stew by Green Day

So, I went with the Bullet in a Bible version of this song because it’s so much fun and I love running to it!

7. Man In Black by Johnny Cash

Went with the very well known Man In Black because who doesn’t like this song? Haha or at least who hasn’t heard this song at least once or twice. 😉 Plus Johnny Cash is just awesome in general.

8. Thunderstruck by AC/DC

This is so freaking cliche it’s not even funny, but I  like to listen to this song while gearing up to run in summer thunderstorms. Hey, cliche can be fun! Plus listening to AC/DC before a run is the best way to get super pumped! At least I think so.

9. Come As You Are by Nirvana 

Aside from Smells Like Teen Spirit, this is probably the most played Nirvana song ever! But there’s a reason for that, it’s a great song by a very iconic band.

10.  Lost In The Supermarket by The Clash

London Calling is one of the best albums ever written. Seriously, if you like music at all go listen to the whole thing all the way through right now. You wont regret it.

Not gonna lie, picking just 10 was super duper hard and I put a lot of thought into this haha. There are just too many good songs/artists out there!

Friday Fives: Top 5 Music Albums To Run To 

Are you the type of person who would make your own playlist or just listen to a whole album? I used to prefer making my own  playlists, especially really long ones that I could shuffle. That way I’d always be surprised but I’d never end up with a song that wasn’t exciting enough.

Recently though I’ve been really into whole albums. Just listening to one song is kinda like reading one part of a whole story. Sure you probably get the gist, but you miss out on a whole lot. Plus listening to a whole album during a long run can be a pretty magical experience. 🙂

1. American Idiot

My all time favorite album by my all time favorite band. If you are one of the few unfortunate souls who’ve never heard this album all the way through, I HIGHLY suggest you listen to it right now! Seriously, you’re missing out if you haven’t. Better yet, listen to it on your next run! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

 

2. Insomniac 

This is my “go to” album. If I want music on a run, but can’t decide what I want to listen to, 90% of the time I choose this album, and it’s always a good choice. I’m a little bit biased though. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Green Day is my favorite. 🙂

This album isn’t great for long runs though, I’m pretty sure it’s something like 36 minutes long. So I like it for shorter runs and for speed work.

 

3. London Calling

It is my personal belief that London Calling is one of the best albums ever written!

The whole thing is super exciting, fun, and interesting! I’ve definitely never been bored while listening to this album. Plus it’s pretty long, so it works well for my long runs.

 

4. Death of a Bachelor

So, I’m a little late, but I’m jumping on the Panic! At The Disco bandwagon.

I mean, since high school I’ve always liked Panic! At The Disco, but I never got super into them. Not until Death of A Bachelor that is. I’m not gonna lie, I’m not entirely sure what it is about this album that I like so much. It’s definitely not the kinda thing I’d usually be into, but man do I love it!

 

5. Let’s Go

I kinda struggled with picking a 5th album for this list. I really wanted to go with Dos or Dookie or Awesome as Fuck, but I figured 3 out of 5 of the albums on this list shouldn’t be Green Day. That just wouldn’t be fair.

It finally came to me though, freaking Rancid!! Let’s Go has been one of my favorites since I was 16. After I heard Side Kick I was pretty much hooked, and when I found a copy at a music/movie/video game store I bough it and annoyed the shit out of Luke with if for like, a week! Haha he doesn’t like Rancid. Or The Clash, or the Ramones for that matter…How boring is that?! 😉

This is definitely one of those albums that you need to turn up loud and totally rock out to. But don’t rock out too hard if you’re running. I made that mistake on a treadmill once and I’ll never make it again.

Friday Fives: 5 Things I’m Currently Super Into

1. Pokemon Go

I’m super obsessed with this app. I mean, it’s basically made all of my childhood dreams come true. I get to venture out into the world on my very own Pokemon adventure. Collecting them and battling gyms as I go. It’s pretty awesome!

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2. Coffee

Once upon a time, I was addicted to caffeine (that was waaay back when I was in high school). I got my caffeine fix from sodas and energy drinks and gross stuff like that. But I broke that habit in 2012.

I think I’m hooked on it again though. With all this waking up early that running requires I’ve been heavily relying on coffee to get me going. Add some soy milk and honey. Perfect! 🙂

Haha at least coffee is better than soda.

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3. Death of a Bachelor 

I am absolutely in love with every song on this album! I’ve always liked Panic! At the Disco, but I’ve never been this super into them until now.

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4. Blueberries

YAY BLUEBERRY SEASON!!! 💙💙💙

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5. Avatar: The Legened of Korra 

I’m just now getting around to watching this. I LOVED the first Avatar series so I figured I needed to watch this one too. So far, this one is a lot more heart wrenching than the first one, and I love it!