Category Archives: Motivation Monday

MMM #17

It’s time once again for Motivational Music Monday!  Anyone can contribute, so go check out James at 50 in 50 Marathon Quest and add a song and/or link in the comments!

This coming Saturday is

Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle

our 4th race of 2016!

I’m doing the half & James is doing the full (may heaven help him on all those hills)!  

And I couldn’t think of a more appropriate song for this coming week!

For everyone rockin’ it this weekend, we salute you!

Happy Monday!  May you have a blessed week!

Happy Mother’s Day

It’s been a brutal week for me.  I was diagnosed with Influenza type A and have been basically confined to bed since last Monday night.  To top it off, my son came down with a wicked fever yesterday, and he, too, has been diagnosed with type A flu.

I’m feeling better now, basically normal, so I hope to do some catching up with my wonderful blogging friends, please forgive my absenteeism.

In the meantime, it’s time for Jamesy’s Motivational Music Monday again already!  Do you have a song that gets you up and motivates you?  Give him a visit and share your song.  We all need new music!

However, as it’s Mother’s Day, I would like to dedicate this particular post to every mom out there.  While your child may not necessarily always tell you, know that they love and appreciate you and everything you’ve ever been to them:  caregiver, nurse, teacher, guidance counselor, chef, maid, etc., … and they always will.

To all the moms (and dads substituting as mom), I truly hope you’ve had a beautiful day.

One of the greatest groups of all time …Boys II Men … “A Song For Mama” 

Have a great week!

WHAM!

What time is it?!!  It’s time for Jamesy’s Motivational Music Monday!  It’s time to search those playlists and post what floats your boat!!  One day James will actually create the linky link thing, but in the meantime, put your video link in the comment section on his site so we can all see what makes you happy, gets you running or walking, or just plain puts a spring in your step!

When James told me he was going to post a rap song (you have to visit his site to actually see what rapper gets that metal head out and running), there was one song that came to my mind instantly. Now, most of you know that Buble is my boy; however, back in the eighties, George Michael was above and beyond my favorite of favorites.

Like most American kids/tweens/teenagers, I watched American Bandstand and Soul Train every Saturday morning (after Bugs Bunny, of course), and this is where I first saw Wham!  They performed this song (Wham Rap!), they were dressed exactly how they were dressed in the video, and they even danced the same way.  Ahhh, such entertainment!  🙂

This song is full of energy and still gets my blood pumping and my legs moving!  It’s nice that not everything changes.  Watch the video.  If you know the song, see if it doesn’t bring a smile to your face after all these years.  And if you don’t know it, I would still bet the video puts a smile on your face… if for no other reason than how fabulous the clothes and hair were back then! (George is sporting a tail, hehe)  Enjoy!!

Motivational Music Monday — Walk!

It’s time for Jamesy’s MMM linkup at 50 in 50 Marathon Quest, calling forth for all motivational or not-so-motivational music to be posted for those of us in need of some new or different types of sound.  Go visit his site and post a rockin’ good (or bad) song in the comments!

He’s crunching a bit this week (courtesy of our son… seriously, go check it out), so I thought maybe I’d follow suit.

Many many moons ago, back when AJ was a baby, James and I would watch Metal Mania on VH1 and kind of play a little game to it (AJ was a baby, so he slept through all that noise).  Anyway, we’d guess what was up next, rate the songs on a scale, make bets, and so on and so forth… you know, stuff that every normal set of new parents do when their baby is sleeping.

I’m a Michael Buble type of girl, so heavy metal was not my thing.  I really only watched it for all the great hair bands from the ’80s.  I’d become disgusted when Pantera, Type O Negative, Motorhead, Megadeth, Metallica, etc., would come on… I hated the crunch, and the noise, and the complete lack of music that made these artists millions of dollars.

Fast forward 10 years… most of these artists are now on at least one of my many playlists in some form or another.  One of my… favorites… has been Walk by Pantera.  I’m sure there’s some deep, dark, hidden meaning behind this song that I have yet to figure out… all I know is that I like to play it while I’m attemping Mo Fo Hill… it actually pumps me up and gets the blood moving.

So, without further adieu, I present Walk…  enjoy!  😛

Did you ever watch the classics on VH1?  Do you have a favorite song from the “classic” era? One of my favorites was Unskinny Bop by Poison… Bret Michaels had THE most gorgeous lipstick! 

Motivation Monday

Today is Motivation Monday… here, there, and everywhere… so I wanna play too.

First, I’m linking up with James at 50 in 50 Marathon Quest for his Motivational Music Monday theme. He’s posted a classic song from the ’70s, but I’m going to go with something just a bit more modern… well, as modern as you can get with my boy Michael Bublé.  Yeah, that’s right, I said it… he’s my boy.  Everyone who knows me knows it, so you may as well know it too just in case you didn’t already know it.

This song puts a spring in my step every time I’m out on a run and it comes on.  It’s a fun little ditty, a great FU song (perdone mi French), and a great pacer.  And it’s Michael Bublé, so of course it’s great.

As for Twitter and #MotivationMonday, I give you this:

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Be good to yourselves and make it a great one!