2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 140,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see…

Joy Ride 150

Inspiration: Last playlist post until 2014 (just a few hours to go). Thanks to a recent post by the Brooklyn Fit Chick (http://brooklynfitchick.com/2013/12/topsongs2013/), a great NIN track is included, along with some other interesting finds (Beautiful People, Change the World, Feed the Dada and Electric Feel). I included a great cool down track from the…

(Spin) Freak 149

Inspiration: Enjoying some chill time between the holidays…so here’s the first of a few fresh playlists. This one has a good mix of terrain and movements to burn the holiday calories. BTW…Chill time also includes: time away from the day job (Hope Network) and the night job (Davenport University), time with daughters who are home…

The Expedition 148

Inspiration: Tried a new format this time with mostly longer (7-9 minute) tracks…nothing pop, mostly EDM / remixes. The Depeche Mode and Avicii tracks are two favorites. Genre: Alternative, Dance, Rock Approximate time: 65 minutes Ride Playlist: Imagine – Imagine Never Let Me Down Again (Split Mix) – Remixes 81-04 The Expedition (A State of…

Schedule: Jan / Feb 2014

2014! Spartan Stores YMCA – TUE 6:30-7:30PM (Advanced) – SAT 8:50-9:20AM (Beginner / rotation) – SAT 9:30-10:15AM (Intermediate / rotation) – SUN 3:00-3:45PM (Intermediate / rotation) David D. Hunting YMCA – THR 5:15-6:15AM – FRI 5:15-6:15AM See YMCA website for full Cycle / Spinning class schedule. http://www.grymca.org

The (Sp)internship 147

Inspiration: Picked up The Internship at RedBox the other day…now I have another Spin class theme playlist for the weekend. Genre: Alternative, Dance, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 54 minutes Ride Playlist: Flashdance…What A Feeling – Flashdance..What A Feeling – Single Let’s Go (feat. Ne-Yo) [Radio Edit] – 18 Months Top of the World (feat. Dev)…

Come On! 146

Inspiration: Found some great new tracks and a few classics for a powerful ride profile! Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 64 minutes Ride Playlist: La La La (feat. Sam Smith) – La La La (feat. Sam Smith) – Single Love Don’t Lie – The Fray Delirious (feat. Tara McDonald) – Pop Life (Extended Version)…

I’ll Bring the Music 145

Inspiration: Ran through some prior posts and playlists to get ready for another class…I’ll bring the music. Also includes a few new finds on Spotify (including a new country track). Genre: Alternative, Country, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 61 minutes Ride Playlist: I’ll Bring the Music – Feels Like Carolina I Like How It Feels (feat….

Top 20 ’13 144

Inspiration: It’s always tough narrowing to just 20, but here it is…in about 75 minutes. The YouTube link is for one of the Top 10 music videos of 2013 that didn’t make my TOP 20 (or the local pop radio stations)…still worth checking out. Genre: Alternative, Pop Approximate time: 75 minutes Ride Playlist: Safe and…

Saturday 143

Inspiration: Mix of some new music for at Saturday cycle class…indoors! Genre: Alternative, Christian, Country, Pop, Rock Approximate time: 63 minutes Ride Playlist: Moments Like This – Life Is Beautiful Saturday – Saturday – Single Neon Lights – Demi Fight Club Is Closed (It’s Time for Rock’n’Roll) – Fight Club Is Closed (It’s Time for…

(Sp)inspiration 3.0 142

Inspiration: Time for another installment of Spinspiration, a ride playlist featuring contemporary Christian artists and their music. Genre: Christian Approximate time: 46 minutes Ride Playlist: Preview & purchase on iTunes: What Faith Can Do – It Is Well You Will Never Leave Me – These Simple Truths The Light In Me – Leaving Eden Supernatural…

21-day Challenge…in progress

2013 is moving along quickly and before you know it, we’ll be watching the MSU Spartans and fans invade Pasadena, CA for the Rose Bowl AND many new faces will appear in clubs, gyms and Cycle Studios! Last week I announced a three-part 21-day Challenge in my Cycle classes: #1 – Explore options and participate…