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Happy Friday: Soundtrack Edition

Happy Friday, everyone!

Here are some songs that I have been listening to a bunch, and others of note that I guess you would say comprise the soundtrack to my life right now. Or at least my commute to and and from work and the gym:

 

Alexisonfire: You Burn First

 

Florence & the Machine: Strangeness & Charm

 

The Guild: I’m the One that’s Cool …Uh, because geeks and nerds rule, obviously

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Over-Played Workout Songs

As I have stated before, music is primarily subjective. An out of tune instrument is simply that, but otherwise just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, music is in the ear of the listener.

That being said, there are certain songs in relation to kettlebells, weight lifting, MMA clips and youtube videos that I would be pleased to never hear again.

 

Bodies Hit the Floor by Drowning Pool

…Yeah, that one.

 

Also, Down With the Sickness by Disturbed

 

…those are really the two prime examples that I can think of

 

What I hope someone, some day puts as the soundtrack for one of those videos:

…Anyone? Yes?

 

Well, a girl can hope.

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Torturing my Teammate

So a teammate, Sarah, and I come in early on Tuesdays and Thursdays to train a little extra before the posted class time. Usually we’ll do randori, but recently we’ve been just rolling and just going right through class time if we’re the only ones there, or if one or two other people join us.

Lately I have been getting back into the music of a band I like, Emery. They are ” an American four-piece post-hardcore band from… South Carolina”. Thanks, Wikipedia!

As we all know music tastes are ridiculously subjective, and so if it’s just the two of us, I think I am going to torture Sarah, i.e., make her listen to my music. She’s really into classic rock, so it may be torture, may not. Who knows?

You are more than welcome to join in her possible, projected torture:

 

Kintanon Homework:

For those scoring at home, I couldn’t bring myself to eat anything within the 2 hour mark before class. 4 hours before class though, not too shabby; not great either. I had a banana and a cup of peppermint tea. I felt pretty good through kettlebells, pretty good through the practice/drilling part of class, and only a touch tired while rolling. I was even doing pretty well during the warm up drills at the beginning of the second class. When we started to drill the move of the week in the second class I started to lose my concentration. Training things started to go downhill but it was still ok; I was more in an exploratory and experimental kind of mood and so not exactly on my “A” game. Then it was Judo and I got a little what I call “slap happy” or punch drunk, if you will, from doing so much in one evening. Giggling is almost guaranteed with me at the end of the night. I attribute a lot of this to the lack of food beforehand, which is why Kintanon’s homework intrigued me so much. I want to have the stamina, physically and mentally, to get to the end of Judo class without losing concentration or bursting into laughter at inane things (well, more than usual, if we’re being honest).

Tonight I’ll be trying peanut butter before class. The recommended size is 2 tablespoons, but to be perfectly honest I have a feeling I’ll be eating one tablespoon, but consuming it closer to class time.

I’ll let you know how that goes.

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