Radio Playlists for November 2013

The name of the show: Blackbeard's Delight
Your host: Prof. Kitty
The station: WVEW 107.7 Brattleboro, VT

November 7, 2013

  • Be Near Me: ABC
  • Keep Moving: Jessy Lanza
  • Warm Heart of Africa: The Very Best f. Ezra Koenig
  • Da Funk: Daft Punk
  • Actor Out of Work: St. Vincent
  • Love Is a Stranger: Eurythmics
  • The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of: Carly Simon
  • Future: Cut Copy
  • Far Away: Cut Copy
  • Free Your Mind: Cut Copy
  • Afterlife: Arcade Fire

November 14, 2013

  • Ooh La La: Goldfrapp
  • The Hardest Button to Button: The White Stripes
  • The Warning: Hot Chip
  • Royals: Lorde
  • (Nothing But) Flowers: Talking Heads
  • Rattlesnakes: Lloyd Cole
  • Kids: MGMT
  • Beautiful World: Devo
  • Wraith Pinned to the Mist & Other Games: Of Montreal
  • The Future: Prince (from Batman)
  • Alone Again Or: Love
  • Saint Behind the Glass: Los Lobos

November 21, 2013

  • My Guru: Kalyanji & Anandji 
  • Good Times: Chic
  • Something is Not Right with Me: Coldwar Kids
  • Unstoppable: Santigold
  • Egg Man: Beastie Boys
  • One Nation Under a Groove: Funkadelic
  • Old School Joint: Missy Elliot
  • Love Train: The O'Jays
  • Funky Kingston: Toots & the Maytals
  • Jimmi Diggin Cats: Digable Planets
  • Wicked Funk: Kwanzaa Posse

Pile on the Miles Challenge 2013

This month has been kind of crazy so far. I have been overwhelmed with work and not taking care of myself the way I'd like to. I rely too much on wine, coffee, and Boggle (the iPad app version) to calm me down or lift me up when I need it.

Also my nutrition has not been great. I eat healthy foods until about 5:30 pm, and then I start inhaling pretzels or crackers or goldfish or anything crunchy and carby that I can get my hands on. I am so busy during the day that sometimes I actually eat a toddler pouch for lunch because it seems like the fastest, healthiest thing I'm going to get!

Lunch is served! SUPER CHIA!

One positive thing I've been doing this month is the annual Pile on the Miles challenge, organized by Run Eat Repeat (you rock Monica!). I did it last year, and this time I've signed up for twice the mileage--90 miles!

Why double my miles? 2013 has been the Year of the Long Run. I had never run more than about 6 miles before 2013, but now I am consistently putting down 9 or 10 miles a weekend and it feels normal. To boost my monthly total to 90 miles this month, I've also added an extra running day. The average week looks like this:

  • Monday evening, homemade boot camp with kettle bell, weights, etc.
  • Tuesday morning, group track workout, 6 miles total
  • Wednesday morning, Spin for cross training
  • Thursday morning, 3 miles flat and easy (extra day for this month)
  • Friday morning, 4+ miles with hills
  • Saturday morning, sleep in
  • Sunday late morning, 9 miles or more long run
In the past week I've also made a real effort to take better care of myself. Compare my post-long-run meals two Sundays ago (crackers, other crackers, pretzels, beer), with last Sunday (black beans, brown rice, salsa, goat yogurt). Woohoo!

I hope your November has been good so far!