Lose Yourself

A playlist can be pretty personal.  From the beginning of iTunes, I have worked in an industry to where I have had to share my playlists of cycling classes time and time again, but my running lists are very personal to me, and have always kept them to myself.  Time and time again I started having people asking me what I ran to, and slowly I started sharing some of it.

The endless lists music I run to, I really have no ‘one type’ it more depends on the distance, intensity and mood.  Therefore, I end up with all genres, languages and tempos in my playlists.  I am often amazed by how much music I listen to during my workouts is not the type of music I would listen to when not working out, but it works.  But one artist who always finds his way into every run is Eminem.  I will admit I never liked his earlier music, but as his music has transformed over the years, so has my taste for him.  Here are my top favorite 7 workout songs from his work.


Reports on how music and exercise:

Psychology to Workout Music

The Beat Goes On

Music in Sport and Exercise


Art for Fashion in Fitness

I have always been a fan of art, fashion and quality.  So what do you do when you work in an industry where lycra spandex and the color black is the norm?  I spent the past 3 years looking for a brand of workout clothes that worked with my workout and work needs.

1. Unique:  I did not want to look like every other girl walking down the street in her workout clothes.  I love color.

2. Quality:  Seeing through my tights when bending over in downward dog should never be a worry; as well as fading colors, holding shape and never fearing the dryer after a husband’s good deed of doing the laundry.

3. Functional: Wicking material that feels practically like nothing, running shorts short enough that they don’t ride and bunch up while running, and enough pockets to tuck away the this and thats you end up carrying with you on workouts.

IMG_4676Try finding a brand that meets all 3 of my requirements…INKnBURN hit it on the nose!  With their unique, artistic designs, I will never look like the girl next door, and the guys in the gym don’t stand a chance on seeing through my capris.  Because of the temperatures the ink is burned into the fabric, the color of the art won’t fade.  You’ve got to love the 2 side pockets in every pair of running shorts, pockets in the sports bras and sleek sides of their tights.

After getting to go through their offices and manufacturing warehouse, I was sold.  It was amazing to have a company walk you through the production process from start to finish, from the designers, the pattern makers and material cutters, printing and sewing.  The crew they have there is wonderful!

Check out INKnBURN‘s amazing workout art here on my Pintrest Board from previous seasons.  This season is filled with color and beautiful designs from their talented in-house artists.  It’s incredible; I cannot wait to pick up my new pieces this week at their store location in Costa Mesa, CA.  HUGE fan – and cannot wait to see what new designs will come out in the future months!