Shameless Lip-Syncing

That awkward moment when you’re shamelessly lip-syncing to your iPod while on the treadmill, look up and see someone staring at you. Yep that happened.

But Lose Yourself came on and I don’t care how totally 2002 it is – you know you feel like a badass listening to Eminem while working out. But then Miley Cyrus makes it’s way into the shuffle and it’s back to reality (“oh! there goes gravity”). ;)

I’m always people-watching at the gym, it’s just weird when you realize someone is watching YOU. However I’d rather be ‘lip-syncing-on-the-treadmill girl’ than ‘sitting-on-weight-machine-while-texting girl’!

Outdoor track season starts this week and our workouts are intensifying. Luckily I have a steamy cup of cinnamon coffee waiting for me after this morning’s track session: 8 x 800s at race pace. It’s one of those workouts when you look at the schedule and are immediately struck with fear. But then I saw the quote above our weight room:

“Victory is paid for in advanced.”

The culmination of weeks and weeks of preparation are what carry you through a race; this workout is just a down-payment on Friday night’s 5k under the lights. The more “generous” we are at practice, the more it will pay off on race day. Steamy Pre-Workout Coffee (

And here’s a bonus inspirational quote in case you’re still not persuaded to go extra hard in the gym:

“It is far better to be exhausted from success than rested from failure.”

If you need a visual, this is how you should feel at the end of a workout:

Obviously he just finished mile repeats…. He looks so sad and so cute at the same time!

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Posted on March 12, 2013, in Fitness. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. 1) lose yourself is prob the best running song out there
    3) that French bulldog pic is too cute!

  2. Looks like doggie ran a marathon. Cute pic and great article. Good luck on your upcoming races.


  3. Haha, I’m definitely a lync-syncher too!

  4. Reblogged this on Nevermind the Doldrums and commented:
    I’m a lip-syncer. I sing in the car, I sing in the shower, I sing when I’m dressing in the morn.

    I’m not a good singer, nor am I a good dancer (think Taylor Swift x Lorde x Elaine Benes), and sometimes I don’t even know the words! But I certainly possess the confidence to mouth words and replicate the head of a pigeon walking all the while flicking my wrists left & right.

    While I do people-watch (love it!), I don’t really stay on them long enough to notice if they count or recite anything. Besides, I don’t really look at their faces [ ;-) ].

    It’s funny because Eminem’s Lose Yourself came up on my iPod tonight too and I found myself bopping my head like I was at the rap battle myself. Hee.

    Awesome workout btw.

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