Music for Running and Marrying

Music for Running and Marrying

To me, music is really, very important.

When I run, I listen to music most of the time. Sometimes, I’ll listen to a podcast, but mostly, I’ll have on my running playlist that consists of all kinds of upbeat tunes, from the 60’s to right now, from Motown to Dance mixes.


My taste is eclectic 😉

In the early days of my blog, I used to post a song each day that played when I ran or worked out. Not sure why I stopped that.

I’ve recently bought Audio Fuel, which I plan to use with my marathon training. I’ve used it twice, and it seems really good for long runs.

In the car, I listen to the radio. In the bath, I have my iPod plugged into the speaker. We have iPod docks and speakers all over the house.

Am I painting a clear picture here?

Today, @TheWelshWookie and I have been looking through music and hymns we could use for our wedding. We’ve been belting out hymns, and putting traditional (and not-so-traditional) procession music up on the TV using YouTube and Apple TV. It’s been fun!

Have we decided on our church music yet? Have we heck!

We do have an iPod playlist for background music during the meal, and we have another playlist for partying either into the wee small hours, or the day after the wedding: it’s packed with floor fillers and family favourites. We’ve had our first dance song picked for ten years!

But the hardest music to choose is striking the balance between hymns and music we like, that our guests will know and will be able to sing along with: hymns that are upbeat enough, wedding-appropriate AND set the right scene.

Hmmmm! It’s a taller order than I thought! Any suggestions?

A Lazy Sunday Afternoon

A Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Good afternoon: has everyone had as lazy a day as I’ve had, or is it just me?

Just chillin’

So, for the first day in a long time, I have no exercise planned. None. Whatsoever. Am I doomed?

I’ve had my morning protein smoothie, this one is with mixed berries, melon, pineapple with Greek yoghurt, chia, flax and chocolate protein powder:

I promise, it tastes better than it looks!

I’ve been catching up on some TV that I’ve missed, including Revolution (which is fab!)

I also tried out Quark Pancakes today, from . They were really easy and quick to make, and were really delicious! The recipe suggests using wholewheat flour and backing soda: I’ll need to buy the flour, so substituted for self raising, just to give them a go. I also added some cinnamon, for flavour and sweetness, and they were great!

They were amazing! Thanks, @nicsnutrition ! 😀

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What has everyone else been up to today?
Is it time to lounge in the hot tub yet? 🙂