Monday, July 2, 2012

Running to Disney

I am currently training to run in the Disney's The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend. There are many reasons that I am running this marathon, but one of the main reasons is:
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-Miler Weekend benefits Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. With the support of volunteers and participants in Autism Speaks Team Up program, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 10-Miler Weekend will help bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is Autism Speaks firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.To learn more visit

I feel like this is a cause that needs to be outreached and taught because many people do not understand what it does and how it affects many people's lives. So I am all about training for this marathon.

I am currently running anywhere from 12 to 15 miles a day. I usually run just a little over an hour. I train in heavier shoes, but have the same form as my actual running shoes. I have many family and friends running in the marathon too and we have been discussing how to keep hydrated (its hot even in the mornings, and our race will be at night), how to keep our sodium balance, and how to stay pumped.

Hydration is easy one for me. I have take two different water bottles. One of them I keep in my vehicle in a cooler in the back and the other one goes with me. Nathan Quickdraw Plus Handheld 22-Ounce Bottle Carrier with Pocket is what I use when I actually go running. 

Then to keep my sodium balance and my second water bottle were both purchase from a company, that I highly recommend and I love, called Nuun. I have 5 friends that love it as well and all are very active runners. I have love the tabs they not only add a hint of flavor to my waters, but they keep me healthy! I love the banana, strawberry-lemonade, and lemon-lime flavors. Yes they are expensive, but they are completely worth it. 

My next one is the other thing that saves me on my running for an hour is my towel. I love my towel like you wouldn't believe. I love my running outfit (though that's for another post.) However, my towel stands out among the rest; Froggtoggs Chilly Pad Super Cooling Towel-Pink Hyper.

Now as far as songs go....

Dirty Work - Halestorm
Move Along - All-American Reject
So Far Away - A7X
Crooked Teeth - Death Cab for Cutie
Tourniquet - Evanscence
You Stupid Girl - Framing Hanley
Papercut - Linkin Park
Everything Is Alright - Motion City Sountrack
I Won't Say (I'm In Love) - Hercules
Grim, Grinning Ghosts - The Ghots
Harry Potter - Theme
On and On - Chasen
Fearless - Falling Up
What Faith Can Do - Newsboys
Everywhere We Go - Newsboys
Ink Free Baby of Mine - The B stars
You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl - Brooks & Dunn
Guitars and Tiki Bars - Kenny Chesney
I'm Gonna Getcha Good - Shania Twain
Southern voice - Tim McGaw
Crazylove - Boomkat
Bein' Bad - Boomkat
Keep Her - The Saturdays
Faded - Soul Decision
The Kiss - Karmina
Umbrella Beach - Owl City
Love Addict - Family Force 5
What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
Hot Air Balloon - Owl City
Brick by Boring Brick - Paramore
Boys of Summer - The Ataris
Sk8r Boi - Avril Lavigne
One Week - Bare Naked Ladies
Life After you - Brie Larson
Crush - David Archuleta
The Rive - Good Charlotte featuring M. Shadows & Synyster Gates
American Cowboy - Jada
Daddy's Little Girl - Jesse McCartney
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Grow a Pear - Ke$ha
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
11 Out Of 10 - Play
Dizzy - 98 Degrees
Its Raining Men - The Weather Girls
Lolli Lolli - Three 6 Mafia
Up All Night - Hinder
Dreamer - Chris Brown
Spotlight - Mutemath
Good Feeling - Flo Rida

Chris' Favorites
In the Air Tonight - Nonpoint (This used to be his pitching song when he came out to pitch)
Life Is a Highway - Rascal Flatts
A Little Piece of Heaven - A7X
Dressed Up to Undress - Breathe Carolina
Jerk It Out - Caesars
Hot Mess - Cobra Starships
This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race - Fall Out Boy
Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn - Hellogoodbye
Undead - Hollywood Undead
Lonely Man - Audio Adrenaline
Set Me Free - Castin Crowns
Born Again - Newsboys
Yee Haw - Jake Owens
You're My Better Half - Keith Urban
Feel Like A Rock Star (Duet with Tim McGraw) - Kenny Chesney
It's a Business Doing Pleasure With You - Tim McGraw
Southern voice - Tim McGaw
How Bad Do You Want It - Tim McGraw
Faded - Soul Decision
Wicked Game - HIM
Go Getta - Young Jeezy
Shamrocks and Shenanigans - House of Pain
Booty Call - Brokencyde
Christmas in Killarney - Bing Crosby (yes he listens to this year round)
Line of Blood - Ty Stone
The Rive - Good Charlotte featuring M. Shadows & Synyster Gates
Let It Rock -Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne
California - Hollywood Undead
Nightmare - A7X
What I Go to School For - Busted
Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
Get Stoned - Hinder
Dig - Incubus 
Pornstar Dancing - My Darkest Days
SEX - Nickelback
Something In Your Mouth - Nickelback
Watch You Lose - Tommy Lee
Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
Creatures - 311
Dancin' In the Moonlight - Toploader

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