In honor of RT’s birthday, today’s Sounds Of Saturday is a live clip of “Rio” recorded during the Red Carpet Massacre tour. The clip opens with Roger and happens to show him quite a few times throughout the performance which is nice since even with the closest of concert seats, this cute guy is always back behind the drums. Read more
I love to exercise and I love music but I can’t dance. Long ago I used to go to clubs – and do the New Wave step and rock – but I am very uncoordinated. Hence, being injured numerous times.
The extent of my dancing is more “Popcorn” by Hot Butter (as a child) and the “Electric Slide” (during the drunk college years) than anything requiring ability. I’m lucky that I had Carolyn from ThisTalkAintCheap.com with me. Together, we won a contest at the #HATES event in January. I knew she’d be good support if I literally broke a leg in class.
Ilyse didn’t look like the typical tall and breakably thin dancer – she was short (like me!) and muscular and I found that inspiring.
Ilyse was a fun and a skilled teacher – she made the routine easy enough for a klutz like me to follow (most of the time) by breaking down the routines and repeating the moves multiple times. She also named the moves catchy things like “put on your jacket” or “drive the car” to make the workout fun and accessible.
I loved that my recent earworm “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (I’m slow on current music) was one of the songs in class as well.
All over the country, runs have been scheduled in honor of the tragedy that took place at the Boston Marathon. Pavement Runner, a fellow runner and blogger put together #BostonStrong – a chance for runners to come together in their own community and run for Boston.
In New York, I saw so many bloggers and friends getting ready to do #BostonStrongNYC, headed up by the amazing Abby at Run Stronger Everyday. I was sad not to be able to run with my fellow New Yorkers since I just got a taste of how wonderful it is to run in NYC just 2 weeks ago during my triumphant Kick Ass 5K.
All was not lost because a member of the Pasadena Pacers running club organized the Unity Run at the iconic Pasadena Rose Bowl and I was lucky enough to participate with three 5K first timers, my husband, Jay, the newly minted 6 year old, Wild Boy and our pug, Griffin. Read more
I’m terrible at keeping balance in my life. I’ve talked about my balancing act of “All Or Nothing” It really is my underlying motto with food, exercise, television (damn you Netflix for having all of those full seasons of easily digestible television to keep me up all night) and most recently, social media.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, I searched for an appropriate song to play this Saturday. I wanted to find a song of hope, tribute and strength with enough respect to those affected by this awful tragedy.
I chose “Forgotten Years” by Midnight Oil because of the fighting spirit laced within the song. This is one of my favorite running songs because of the sense of determination and strength I find through the music and lyrics. Although all of the lyrics do not apply to the Boston Marathon event, I do think that that “these should not be forgotten years” definitely applies.
I’m Melissa Burton, a recent transplant from Brooklyn, New York to Southern California. By profession, I’m a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. In my actual life I’ve been a million things [Read More…]
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@mburton0214 How weird. I had the same thing for lunch. Not kidding!
Leftover quinoa, feta cheese, grape tomatoes and avocado - it's what's for lunch! Yum!