Thursday, May 10, 2012

Peace and Tranquility

I got a nice 5.6 run in this morning after seeing my brother off to school. I like to clear my thoughts when I run planning out the rest of my day. Some people find running boring (like my boyfriend) but I actually really love cardio. I like listening to music and having my alone time. When my favorite songs come on, I feel energized to run a bit harder.

Some songs that I'm really loving right now are...
Titanium - David Guetta feat. Sia
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen (I can't get it out of my head!)
Give your Heart a Break - Demi Lovato
Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine
International Love - Pitbull feat.Chris Brown
Honestly - Hot Chelle Rae
Naked - Dev feat. Enrique Inglesias

Songs that need to STOP playing
Rumor Has It - Adele (I love her...just not this song)
Boyfriend  - Justin Bieber
There are a few more but I can't remember them right now....

Are there any songs that you are really loving right now? 
What songs do you think are being overplayed?

Scenic view when I'm on my run

I really enjoyed reading your responses from my last post about your thoughts about being alone. Some of you crack me up! I'm feeling better today about the whole thing and realize I'm just being silly. There are plenty of things for me to do while my boyfriend is away that will keep me more than occupied. 

I think I'm going to put myself out there this weekend and attend a house party where I basically know no one. It's an end of the semester celebration for someone in a meet up group I recently joined. Since moving down to Florida, making new friends and getting to know new people has been a challenge. I'm not a huge partier or drinker nor am I single so I don't really fit in with the young 20s. I'm also not in my 30s with a husband and children to worry about. I told my boyfriend we're slightly in limbo right now where we're in a very serious committed relationship. We're also new to the area after moving from the northeast.

It's time to step out of our comfort zone though. I am sure there are plenty of people who we can relate to. We just need to be willing to try and make an effort! 

How do you go about meeting new people and making new friends? 
Have you ever been thrown in a situation where you don't know anyone? 
How did you handle that?


  1. I'm actually freaking out about the mud run next weekend and having to do something really physical and challenging with a team that consists of me and someone I've never met.


  2. Whenever I'm in a situation where I know no one, I pretend I'm telling everyone, "I am awesome and you can't wait to meet me." And I also think to myself about everyone else, "You are awesome and I can't wait to meet you." In other words, I like to assume that everyone is appealing and interesting because it helps ME feel more appealing and interesting.

  3. I need to Downlaod some of the songs your into right now and the wones your hating-IM WITH YOU!!!!

  4. I love listening to the Pitbull station on Pandora, it always keeps me energized. International Love was the last song I heard before wrapping it up today, actually! Love that song.

    Hmmm, I can see how meeting new friends would be hard moving to a new state. I tend to make new friends at my job, or by joining a social group of something that interests me. I'm pretty outgoing and have no trouble starting conversations with complete strangers, so I don't have too much of a hard time. For me, the challenge is finding GOOD friends, not just acquaintances!

  5. The "Dance Cardio" station on Pandora is a good one for workout tunes ideas. Lots of high energy fast-paced stuff.

    Today I found myself having a comfortable conversation with a total stranger about bagels. heeeee. After 38 years, I can finally do that without being shy. Wait! I'm 39 now, not 38. Darn.

  6. One thing I miss about my current workouts is that I must be fully mentally engaged or I don't get nearly as much out of them. Mindless cardio with music or Hulu was such a nice break for me, but my body needs more than that. Oh well.

    As for meeting new people, I am one of those introverts who gets nervous and thus overcompensated with being overly friendly and outgoing (cringing the whole time on the inside). So I actually makes friends easily, but they never believe I'm shy when I tell them! My method s just to smile and dive in, otherwise I sit in the corner with a book and ignore people. I also tend to make friends through common interests like knitting or places like church, doing it casually at a bar or something isn't my forte and requires a different 'touch'.


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