Thursday, June 30, 2011

Believe that you can run farther or faster.

I am blessed to have such beautiful surroundings that make a workout run enjoyable. I love running outdoors and luckily a bike path begins off of my driveway. The path is ideal because it wraps itself along the shore of Lake Michigan allowing stunning scenery as well as a nice cool breeze.  I got home from work yesterday and thought I should take full advantage of the hot summer weather. So, I threw on my “Barney outfit” as my sister calls it, which consists of my purple NikePlus running shoes and Nike “Just Do It” t-shirt, and hit the trail.
As my iPhone played my favorite running playlist {shown below}, I decided to take a few pictures to capture the views. Ahh, I love living in northern Michigan.
I usually run when there's a lot on my mind because I think through problems or situations while alone and giving myself time to process. Trust me, my running shoes have gotten me through break-ups, final exam stress, or having to choose where to eat dinner later. Seriously, I am that indecisive! Haha. But I am glad I have a healthy way of venting and releasing all the little and great pressure in my life. Also, I was running last night just because I am finally happy this summer. I have amazing people in my life and loving the weather, so I celebrated with a 3 mile run. Definitely going to try to do this every other night after work and I will leaning on this blog to make it happen. I am going to need the support, people! Anyone else trying to work out more or become healthier this summer?
Listen to my current running/workout playlist here:

1. Bow Chicka Wow Wow - Mike Posner {warm-up song!}
2. Super Bass - Nikki Minaj
3. On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
4. Blauw - Ciara
5. Hit the Lights - Jay Sean
6. Roll With It - Easton Corbin
7. Written In The Stars - Tinie Tempah feat. Eric Turner
8. Evil Women - Mike Posner
9. All of the Lights- Kanye West
10. Use Your Light - Katy Perry
11. S & M - Rihanna
12. The Other Chick - JoJo
13. Til The World Ends - Britney Spears
14. The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco
15. ScheiBe - Lady Gaga
16. Yeah Ya Know (Takers) - T.I.


Kat said...

Ahhh! A fellow Michigander! You also have yourself a new follower. I spent EVERY SUMMER growing up in Bay View. What a small world. Great blog :) KIU!

Sarah Jane said...

Ohh my! I live on the dividing street that seperates Petoskey and Bay View all year long. This is crazy... You are right, such a small world. I love it when people actually know where I live. You just made my morning! YAY for spending our years up north :)

aSe said...

Cute blog! Thanks for your comment the other day :) you also have a new follower! :)

Lauren said...

Wow! I would absolutely LOVE to go running there. Bangkok isn't exactly the ideal runner's place. I live in a gate community with about 4 miles of running area.
Thanks for featuring your playlist as well. I need to update my iPod (sadly it's the first generation nano...). I'm promising myself an iPhone for when I graduate though!
I will be here to support you because I need to get in shape as well :) I love exercising to relieve stress as well!

Lauren said...

Oh I forgot to mention, I have that shirt too! Mine is white though :P

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today! I've been neglecting my workout routine lately. I'm going to have to download some of the songs on your list to help motivate me!

Sarah Jane said...

Lauren: I love it! If only you were up here we could run together in our matching outfits. Haha, that would be quite a sight to see. Get an iPhone, lady. You won't regret it.
Elizabeth: Ohh yes, music is my huge motivater. If I have a good playlist it will make for an amazing run.