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Army Ten-Miler Race Playlist

Army Ten-Miler Race Playlist

So story time after a two-month hiatus from posting. Sorry about that.

Anyway, I created the *perfect* Spotify playlist (located at the bottom of this post!) for the Army Ten-Miler Race in D.C. last October. And guess what? The race “rules” online said headphones and electronic listening devices weren’t allowed on the course.

Say whhhaaaat? Run 10 miles without any music?!?!

Inside I was like “Well sh** sh** sh**. I don’t know how well I’ll run it now…”

I had only ever run 2 miles without music a handful of times for the Army’s PT test. And with that run, I never think about music. For PT test runs, I’m always waaaay too focused on not dying or puking since I’m running full throttle. So I’m kinda like this photo minus the sitting down and hammock part.

As you already know if you’ve read my previous posts, I finished the Army Ten-Miler Race, and I ran it really well for me (an 8:16-per-mile pace). And now with this story, you know I did it without any music whatsoever. Just me and my thoughts for 1 hour and 22 minutes. Good times.

To be honest, although music would’ve been nice, I didn’t need it. Racing past the monuments and the thousands upon thousands of other runners gave me such a cliche runner’s high that I didn’t even think about music. It’s a really unique, patriotic experience that I encourage runners and non-runners to do at least once. It’s definitely a bucket-list type item. 🙂

So after hearing my story about how I didn’t need music for the race, I’m sure you’re ready to listen to this playlist!

Army Ten-Miler Race Playlist from Hungry Gator Gal

Just kidding. I really do prefer running with music, and this playlist contains some recent hits and really solid motivational throwbacks. <— I’m talking to all of you 90s kids.

So if you’re doing longer runs for race training or if you’re running distance just for fun, feel free to give this playlist a try. I still use it when I feel like doing a long run. I’m on a more strength-focused routine and have turned to cycling and swimming lately more so than running for cardio. But the reason for that switch is the topic of an entirely different post.

More to come on (1) preparing for a ten-mile race and/or a half marathon, (2) workout playlists, and (3) my favorite workouts lately (cardio and strength). Stay tuned!

P.S. Follow me and my playlists on Spotify here. Oh, and did I mention how everyone on the course had their phones, headphones and music? So much for “rules.”

Also, early registration for the 2016 Army Ten-Miler Race opens May 11 for service members and for persons who have run the race seven times or more. Mark your calendars!!!

 

Questions:

  1. Do you prefer to run with or without music? <— With music for me, for sure.
  2. What’s your current favorite running song? <— Mine has been any remix of “Roses” by The Chainsmokers for like a solid 6 months now, haha. 

 

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Summer Workout Mix No. 2 (Spotify Playlist)

Summer Workout Mix No. 2 (Spotify Playlist)

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” –  Friedrich Nietzsche

Summer Workout Mix No. 2 from Hungry Gator Gal

Playlist on Spotify…

Follow me on Spotify if you like what you’re hearing. 🙂

 

Question:

1. What are your favorite workout songs right now?

Related HGG Posts:

Summer Workout Mix No. 1

Summer Workout Mix No. 1 from Hungry Gator Gal

Yoga Workout Playlist No. 3

Yoga Playlist No. 3 from Hungry Gator Gal (Spotify playlist)

“Go Time” Playlist (Spotify Playlist)

"Go Time" Playlist from Hungry Gator Gal

Summer Workout Mix No. 1

Summer Workout Mix No. 1

The amount of time I can spend creating and perfecting a playlist is embarrassing.

Not in school? No more 5 a.m. alarms for physical training and 18-hour days fueled by coffee?

Allow me to approach making a playlist with the same determination and motivation I have after drinking two cups of coffee in the law library (a.k.a. the 90 minutes when I’m jittery and motivated).

Sooo I *might* have tweaked this playlist almost every day in the month of May to make it perfect. If you’re as spastic as I am in terms of music, I think you’ll like the mix of alternative, country, EDM, and pop. It’s good for backyard parties, beach days and road trips in addition to working out.

Summer Workout Mix No. 1 from Hungry Gator Gal

Follow the playlist on Spotify . . .

And follow me  on Spotify if you’re in need of workout, study, yoga, party or throwback playlists.

P.S. I pay $5 per month as a student to have access to a bazillion songs with zero ads. I have the ability to follow and make as many playlists as my heart desires. It’s TOTALLY worth the money.

Question:

  1. What are some of your favorite songs right now?

 

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Yoga Playlist No. 3

Yoga Playlist No. 3 from Hungry Gator Gal (Spotify playlist)

Hungry Gator Gal’s Top 10 Posts of 2014 + Thank You!

Hungry Gator Gal’s Top 10 Posts of 2014 + Thank You!

My thoughts on 2014 in general . . .

Source

I accomplished SO much in this whirlwind of a year: studying for and taking the LSAT a second time while working and going to school, graduating from UF with highest honors, applying to and starting law school, and starting the Army ROTC program, just to name the highlights.

It was rough at times with late nights, early mornings and moments of  “What did I get myself into?!?” However, I wouldn’t change any of it, and I want to thank everyone, including my readers, for supporting me and Hungry Gator Gal through it all.

It means more to me than words can express that this little website has encouraged so many others to live healthier, active lives. This blog has been a constant source of fun and creativity in my life for only three years, but I honestly don’t remember life without it and your words of encouragement.

So before I get super sappy, here’s a list of YOUR favorite posts, based on page views, from the year 2014. Click on the titles to see the original posts.

Enjoy, and I’ll see ya’ in 2015! I have a feeling it’s going to be the best year yet. 😉

1. Yoga Workout Playlist

2. Upper Body + Abs Circuit Workout

Upper Body + Abs Circuit Workout from hungrygatorgal.com 

3. Paleo Oatless Oatmeal

Paleo Oatless Oatmeal from Hungry Gator Gal

4. Basic 8 Leg Workout + Lower Body Stretches

Basic 8 Leg Workout from Hungry Gator Gal

5. Vega Bars Review

 #vegabars on Hungry Gator Gal @FitApproach @VegaTeam #sweatpink

6. Summer Workout Jams

Summer Workout Jams Playlist from Hungry Gator Gal (spotify playlist included)

7. Burnin’ Abs Circuit

Hungry Gator Gal Burnin' Abs Circuit

8. Favorite Nike Training Club App Workouts

9. Ultimate EDM Playlist

10. Very Berry French Vanilla Smoothie

Very Berry French Vanilla Smoothie from Hungry Gator Gal #OneChange #VegaOne 

Questions:

  1. What was your favorite post, workout, playlist and/or recipe from 2014? It doesn’t have to be from Hungry Gator Gal.
“Go Time” Playlist (Spotify Playlist)

“Go Time” Playlist (Spotify Playlist)

Do you have a big test today? Presentation at work? Intense workout?

If you’re like me, “go time” means taking your doubts and fears and channeling them into a ball of positive energy so you can kill it. That’s what this playlist is: a motivational anthem comprised of my favorite “pump up” tracks.
 
I listened to this playlist nonstop during my first two-week exam period in law school. It was the soundtrack of my life. I blared it through the speakers in the car while driving to an exam. I drowned out my frustration by listening to the tracks while sprinting on the track. I listened while lifting some heavy stuff.

Seriously though. I felt like Michael Phelps before an Olympic event while listening to this playlist: ready to rise to the occasion. I hope it does the same for you.

"Go Time" Playlist from Hungry Gator Gal

Spotify playlist (scroll using the right-hand sidebar to see all 19 tracks):

P.S. I pay $5 per month as a student to have access to a bazillion songs with zero ads. I have the ability to follow and make as many playlists as my heart desires. It’s TOTALLY worth the money.

Let me know what you think if you listen to the playlist. I LOVE hearing from readers. 🙂

Questions:

  1. How do you pump yourself up?
  2. What are your favorite motivational songs?

 

More HGG Playlists:

Fall 2014 Workout Jams

Fall 2014 Workout Jams from Hungry Gator Gal

August Workout Jams (Spotify Playlist Included)

August Workout Jams from Hungry Gator Gal (An @spotify playlist)

Pumping Iron Playlist

Pumping Iron Playlist from Hungry Gator Gal (an @spotify playlist)