Monday, March 21, 2011

star of the week! and, will you do me a favor?

Skyler was Star of the Week last week which meant she got to bring show-and-tell every day, got a special crown, and got to be line leader ALL WEEK.

And her classmates traced her body on big paper and all wrote what they like about Skyler.

What a fun week for her.

 This version of Skyler apparently has huge feet, no neck, and a lopsided hip, but hey!
These things are all true except "quiet." 


And another unrelated thing: now that I'm getting into the longer miles, I need some new running music.  Can you help me out? Don't be embarrassed about those so-bad-they-are-good songs that you run to. I do have some good music on my ipod, but I also like to listen to Katy Perry and Beyonce, and I even got busted once by my students for having Miley Cyrus on my play list (come on, she had some song about "the climb" or something that I thought would help me get through the marathon in hilly SF). 

I need some good songs for my ipod that will get me moving.  Can you tell me your favorites?  I promise once I have a good new play list that I'll share it with you all.  Thank you!


Laura said...

My favorites playlist is as follows...
Oh Africa Akon
Angel Akon
Love the Way You Lie Rihanna version
Rocketeer Far East
I made Kevin Rudolf
E.T. Katy Perry
Grenade Bruno Mars
We Made It Busta Rhymes ft. Linkin Park
Hold My Hand Akon and MJ.

That is most of them....Hope you find some you like :)

SNW said...

I run just to hear my music, lately. Been trading "power song of the week" with a climbing friend.

Cameras by Matt & Kim
Raise Your Weapon by Deadmau5
DLZ by TV on the Radio
Bird Song by Florence + the Machine
I'm Good, I'm Gone by Lykke Li
I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas
Get By by Talib Kweli
The Seed -or- Guns are Drawn -or- Right On by The Roots

Carly said...

This makes me want to be Skyler's age again. :-)

And I must admit that my favorite music to run to is Lady Gaga.

Jen said...

I have a weird range of music from Lady Gaga to Marky Mark to Ozzy! I was actually going to do a post later on this week about the playlist. Here's a little sampling of mine:

I Like to Move It – Bang Gang
So What’cha Want – Beastie Boys
Brass Monkey - Beastie Boys
No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn – Beastie Boys
Hey Ladies – Beastie Boys
Intergalactic – Beastie Boys
Sabotage -
Fight for Your Right
Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
Rebel Yell
Song 2 – Blur
Shake Me – Cinderella
Fire Woman – The Cult
Sexy Bitch – D. Ghetto
Dancing with Myself – The Donnas
Paralyzer – Finger Eleven
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
No You Girls
What You Waiting For – Gwen Stefani
You’ve Got Another Thing Coming – Judas Priest
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Hot & Cold – Katy Perry
I Kissed Girl
Tik Tok – Ke$ha
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Just Dance –
Born This Way
Good Vibrations – Marky Mark
Kickstart My Heart – Motley Crue
Girls, Girls, Girls
Wild Side
Dr. Feelgood
Here It Goes Again – Ok Go
Crazy Train – Ozzy
So What – Pink
Cum on Feel The NOize – Quiet Riot
Round and Round – Ratt
Walk This Way – Run DMC
Push It – Salt-n-Pepa
Bullet with Butterfly Wings – Smashing Pumpkins
Last Nite – The Strokes
We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister
Start the Commotion – The Wiseguys
Bust a Move – Young MC

Anonymous said...

Jesus Walks (Kanye West)
The World's Greatest (R. Kelly)
Mr. Jones (Counting Crows)
Run Around (Blues Traveler)
Club Can't Handle Me (Flo Rida)
Black or White (Michael Jackson)
Chariot (Ryan Montbleau)
Raise Your Glass (Pink)
Snow is Gone (Josh Ritter)
Shake It (Metro Station)
Stay the Night (James Blunt)
Soaking up the Sun (Indigo Girls)

I realize this might be the most random collection of running songs ever, but they keep me going! Hope you find at least one you like :)

Natalie said...

Don't judge me, but Glee has a mix for the gym. I love their covers of stuff (perfect to jam to). Their new ORIGINAL song "Loser Like Me" is jam worthy.

Kelly Dahl said...

I mostly run listening to audio books. But, when I'm hurting I will switch to Eminem. Maybe it's my (suburban) Detroit roots, but I swear, the more F-bombs the harder I run. Sometimes I even make little boxing moves with my arms (and hope no one is watching). The anger is somehow motivating.

Emilie said...

just got a lot of new songs and will update soon. Thank you everyone! So many good ones!

@ "Anonymous": you and I are in music sync!

Sara said...

Hi, Emilie. I put together a post awhile ago about my favorite running music. You can find the link here:

Hope you enjoy. Happy running!

Allie @ Healthy Balance, Healthy Life said...

Check out my workout mixes at the end of this page!

Jason O'Reilly said...

Try Mumford and can borrow the CD if you want.

SoulSister said...

I am not (yet) a runner, but love to bust a move to all things Amadou and Mariam:

ann said...

How about some good old oldies!

Lyin' Eyes by the Eagles
Dancing in the Dark by Springsteen
Running on Empty and I Love the Thunder by Jackson (how appropriate is that?) Browne

Give 'em a chance--you might like 'em!

Chelsea said...

Have you ever listened to Girl Talk? This DJ does great mash ups, which is great for the "ADD runner," like myself. The new album, All Day, is available free online. Just google it :)

Liz Fortier said...

Cute post! Glad Skyler had such a nice week! Here are some music suggestions (and when I get home, I owe you a mix CD!)

"Running Up That Hill" Placebo (other people have versions too, but this is my favorite)
"Banquet" Bloc Party
"Pain" Jimmy Eat World
"Map of the Problematique" Muse
"Percussion Gun" White Rabbits
"An End Has a Start" The Editors
"Dead American Writers" Tired Pony
"Lovers In Japan" Coldplay
"Bye Bye Bye" N'Sync (just for fun)
"The Chain" Fleetwood Mac
"Blue Ridge Mountains" Fleet Foxes
"Foundations" Kate Nash
"Sex On Fire" Kings Of Leons
"Paris, Ooh La La" Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
"Little Lion Man" Mumford and Sons (and all their other songs)


Zoe K said...

Wait So Long - Trampled By Turtles
Treat Her Right - The Commitments
Fireman - Lil Wayne
Dirty - Christina Aguilara
Shake That - Eminem
Get Buck In Here - DJ Felli Fel
Dirt Off Your Shoulder - Jay z
Take It Off - Andrew W. K.
Indestructible - Disturbed
The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
I Can Go The Distance - Hercules (Disney)
Never Let You Go - Jakaranda
Je Veux Te Voir - Yelle
Whole Wide World - Wreckless Eric
Dusty Foot Philosopher - K'naan
Waving Flag - K'naan
Boxing My Shadow - K'naan
Son of Man - Phil Collins (Tarzan)

Briana (AuD Runner) said...

I know I'm late to the party, but I have some suggestions! I recently wrote on my blog how banjo music makes me run faster!

*Little Lion Man- Mumford & Sons
*40 Miles from Denver- Yonder Mountain String Band
*Follow Me Down to the River- Yonder Mountain String Band
*Big Country- Bela Fleck
*Imagine- Bela Fleck

Okay and the fun tunes:
*Bleed it Out- Linkin Park
*They Don't Care About Us- Michael Jackson
*Monster- Lady GaGa
*If We Ever Meet Again- Katy Perry & Timberland
*All These Things I've Done- The Killer <--Best running song EVER