austin: all the other fun things

first things first – SURPRISE I’M GOING TO BiSC!!! hello new friends, i can’t wait to meet you! and to all of my 2011 loves, i can’t wait to see your faces again! a big tackle hug to nicole for making it happen and for letting me crash the party late in the game.

now back to regular scheduled blogging…

besides the race, which was obviously the highlight of the weekend, i had the best time hanging out with nicole, ameena, ashley, ashley, nicole, linda, and anita (and treavor! and christa! {major props to christa for running the full marathon!}). we packed a lot into a few short days, including a few meals, expoing, chinese fire drill showers, “the stick” sessions, walks around austin, and as for me and ameena, marathon viewing of klassy kardashians, introducing her to downton abbey, and the best pancakes i’ve ever had at kerbey lane cafe.

a few random photos from the weekend:

taking a leisurely walk around austin to stretch our legs

such a beautiful building - did you know, it's the largest state capitol building in the U.S.? #funfact

race shirts to forever remind us of the course

silipint swag we got post-race - i love this logo

this is a description of the monster hill. just so you know that we're not exaggerating.

here’s a little video i made of the trip:

and last but not least, some of the tunes i’ve been grooving to during this training cycle:

  1. wild ones – flo rida (ft. sia)
  2. call your girlfriend – robyn (made even better when you think of this video when you’re listening to the song)
  3. beautiful life – ace of base
  4. naked – enrique (ft. dev)
  5. brokenhearted – karmin
  6. part of me – katy perry
  7. starships – nicki minaj
  8. countdown – beyonce
  9. heart of a champion – nelly
  10. simply unstoppable – tinie tempah
  11. earthquakey people – steve aoki (ft. rivers cuomo)
  12. marching on – timbaland (ft. one republic)
  13. fly – nicki minaj (ft. rihanna)
  14. helena beat – foster the people
  15. every teardrop is a waterfall – coldplay
  16. my body – young the giant
  17. titanium – david guetta (ft. sia)
  18. turn me on – david guetta (ft. nicki minaj)
  19. summer weekend – dj trademark
  20. cherry red – ida maria
  21. body language – jesse mccartney (BEST BPMs)

4 thoughts on “austin: all the other fun things

  1. Thanks for the song recommendations! I just downloaded “Cough Syrup” by Young the Giant. I had never heard of them until I watched this week’s Glee episode, but I like their sound. I’ll definitely have to check out “My Body”!

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