Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TUNESday: "Bang Bang" by Jessie, Ariana, & Nicki

Each of the artists featured in today's TUNESday song have been on these pages before, but today they've teamed up for one super collaboration. For the past two weeks, Jessie J., Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj have been teasing fans with 'Bang Bang' snippets, but this morning the full song is finally here!

Monday, July 28, 2014

"Run For It!" With The CCC10K

Photo by Lucas Barrios Photography
The tradition of running the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10K is meaningful to people throughout the region for many reasons; however, it's most meaningful to the charities that benefit from its annual Saturday foray on the streets of NOLA. Non-profits that would like to apply to be a partner for the 2015 race, your deadline was just extended until August 15th.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy's & NOTC Happenings

Last night was a busy Wednesday for the running community in New Orleans. There were two big events in the city for local athletes. From downtown to City Park, if you wanted to get a group run in and have a fun party to go to after, there were options to choose from.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TUNESday: "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit

When it comes to music appropriate for a workout playlist, my opinion is that Europeans are light years ahead of the rest of the world. It helps that they have been on the forefront of the electronic / dance movement, which just started getting mainstream attention in the states a few years ago.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Halfway to Geaux

With only a couple weeks left in July, we're now 6 months away from Southeast Louisiana's biggest annual races.  To celebrate having "Halfway To Geaux" 'til race day, The Louisiana Marathon and the Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon & Half Marathon are hosting parties in their respective cities next week. In attendance at both events will be two very special guests!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

TUNESday: "Break Free" by Ariana Grande

I'll admit I was one of those 30-somethings that got excited over the return of the "Boy Meets World" series with the Disney Channel's "Girl Meets World" reboot. Before last week, I didn't know what channel the network controlled. However, it was appointment viewing on my DVR, and I've now seen two episodes of the new series. At the risk of sounding like my parents, I must say they sure don't make 'em like they used to.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Spillway Classic Trail Run: The 2014 Recap

With two races beating the trails of the Bonnet Carré Spillway, you'd think they would be nearly identical. However, nothing could be further from the truth. This past Sunday was the 27th running of the Spillway Classic, the New Orleans Track Club's unique signature event in Norco, Louisiana.

Friday, July 11, 2014

NOLA Trail Run Series: The 2014 Recap

Again in 2014, hundreds of runners participated in the NOLA Trail Run Series, presented by Premiere Fitness. Each weekend in the month of June, different trails around the city of New Orleans hosted a race for athletes to "get off the pavement" and experience the unique feeling of running on mud and grass in our very urban environment.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

TUNESday: "Of the Night" by Bastille

This isn't the first time British boy band BΔSTILLE has shown up on TUNESday. The last time was when they broke on to American charts with "Pompeii," the iconic chant driven hit that was voted one of the best songs of 2013. This time, they're poised to take over the charts with a mash-up of two songs that already conquered the 90's airwaves.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hotter Than Hell Marathon: The 2014 Recap

Committing to run a marathon is not something to take lightly. Signing up to run 26.2 miles in the middle of the night during a New Orleans summer is downright ludicrous. For the past 12 years, locals have taken on the challenge with Race MD's Hotter Than Hell Marathon.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July 2014 Preview

The next two months are my annual vacation. The lighter schedule allows me to get stronger and sleep later, which is good preparation for the coming fall racing season. It's a recovery period, not just for my aching legs, but for my bank account that doesn't see the constant registration fee deductions.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TUNESday: "Like a Drum" by Guy Sebastian

This week's TUNESday music selection is by the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003, Guy Sebastian. It's amazing with all of the success he's had, he has yet to cross over to the American pop charts. With seven top ten albums and two number one singles on his resume, that's sure to change soon.