One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Music, a Movie and a MAC at Midnight

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So much for the early to bed concept, it’s just about midnight and I’m up playing with my brand new toy! I can’t believe I’m a MAC user now. Well, almost. I’m still writing this post on my PC but only because the new MAC isn’t completely set up yet. It will probably take me a few day, but I’m super excited!

Besides the new computer, I accomplished a lot today. First the toddler and I had a little fun in the kitchen making fruit kabobs. Then, it was off to the gym where I actually ran for 5K on the treadmill. I’m still in a state of shock! I mean, me, a runner. HA! When did this chubby, lazy computer geek with the short spiky hair turn into a skinny, active MAC user who runs for fun with a long ponytail flapping in the wind?? I mean seriously, it’s just crazy.

Ok, back to these M’s. We covered the midnight, the MAC, the Movie so onto the Music. A few people have asked what’s on my iPod for workouts. WOW that’s tough for me because I have SO much. I could probably do a weekly workout mix post. Hey, w-a-i-t a minute, that’s not a bad idea! I’m not making any promises but when I make a new mix, I try and post it. For now this is my running mix, and I’m happy to report it was just about long enough for my 5K!

Just so you know I always start and end with slower songs for a warm up and cool down.

Song Artist Album Length
Mad World Michael Andrews & Gary Jules    Donnie Darko – Original Soundtrack & Score 3:08
Debaser  Pixies Wave of Mutilation: The Best of Pixies 2:52
Into Action Tim Armstrong A Poet’s Life 3:42
Go, Go, Go The Backyardigans   The Backyardigans: Born to Play 1:18
I’m Not Okay (I Promise)   My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge 3:09
Party Up (Up in Here)  DMX And Then There Was X 4:29
Sly The Cat Empire  Two Shoes 3:54
I’m Shipping Up to Boston Dropkick Murphys  The Departed 2:34
Bomb the Twist  The’s Bomb the Twist 2:26
Baby Brother  The White Stripes Icky Thump 2:11
The Story Brandi Carlile  The Story 3:59
Total Running Time: 33.30

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    April 16, 2008

    Roni, Congrats again on the run…I have been training for a 1/2 marathon since Jan. I have had to change my date of the race due to being sick for a few weeks but I am still running…hear rate is key…find your zone!!

    Also, I have been a MAC user for the past 4 years…I wouldn’t have it any other way!! Enjoy the ease of computer work!!!!!


    April 16, 2008

    welcome to the mac world! the husband and i both have mac laptops and we will never go back to PCs!


    April 16, 2008

    Congrats on the run!!! My first 5k felt like it would kill, it was my very first day of cross country training! You did much better.

    Mad World is an amazing song.


    April 16, 2008

    Once you go Mac you never go back. Mac’s are awesome. Just make sure to take the time to back up everything. This Christmas my hubby and I both got new Mac computers. Two weeks ago my hard drive just up and quit. I had never backed ANYTHING up. I lost a ton of stuff. I do not think this breakdown is common for Macs. My old Mac is still up and running just fine. But the new one had to take a vacation and get repaired. Thank goodness for the warranty. If you have any questions just post it on your forums…I am sure tons of poeple will answer you.


    April 16, 2008

    Congrats on the 5k. That’s fantastic! Running outside is definitely different than running on the treadmill. The treadmill has more cushioning than running on concrete or asphalt, so it’s definitely a good idea to get in at least part of your training in similar conditions to what you’ll have on race day.

    Congrats on the Mac, too! I’ve been using Macs for nearly 20 years. I have that same MacBook Pro. :-)


    April 16, 2008

    I laugh that people often say to me


    to which Im compelled to respond:

    I KNOW Id love it—you buyin?

    congrats on your new toy!


    April 16, 2008

    I LOVE your blog! I check it out daily and greenlitebites too-love it! I don’t enjoy cooking bc it’s hard to find healthy recipes but you have made it easier for me!
    I’m a runner and it’s an addiction-just you wait and see!


    April 16, 2008

    Maybe you can help me. I got scared when you mentioned 6 and 7 MPH. If I do that I struggle. I can jog at 4.5 – 5 and make it through two miles. Is there a target speed I need to be working toward? But I do run faster times outside….treadmills kinda freak me out a little. I know I’m odd….everyone else seems to enjoy them.


    April 16, 2008

    LOVE IT! Your music mix that is. You’re as schizophrenic as I am with music! And Debaser is serioulsy my favorite Pixies song. It makes me dance everytime!



    April 16, 2008

    LOL BACKYARDIGANS?? I actually enjoy listening and watching the backyardigans with my two toddlers. I know what song you are talking about “GO,GO,GO.” It will probably be with me the rest of the day! Great job on the 5K.


    April 16, 2008

    we will be mac users for our next computer. I’m jealous!!


    April 16, 2008

    Thanks for posting your music mix! I checked out the videos for them on Youtube – love The Cat Empire!
    Congrats on your run!


    April 16, 2008

    Ok, congrats on the 5K. I have never been able to run for more than 4 minutes but you are inspiring. I have also considered getting a MAC. I have heard from others they are great.

    Also, I really do not think I am too much older than you but I have heard of NONE of those artists on your list. I will have to check them out. Thanks for all the great posts, Roni.


    April 16, 2008

    aHHH… the Mac… I bought the iMac last year, and I am mad that I never did it before. It’s just wonderful… Did you get the .mac program? I love it. It’s just so simple to use. CONGRATS


    April 16, 2008

    Congrats on the run WOW! I was playing around with one of those ipod fitness trainer sites that mixes in your itunes music. I went to set it up and realized I own no big people music these days. I guess big red car might be fun to do on a run and maybe not.
    Gotta get some big girl music.

    Welcome to the mac world it is awesome.

    Laura N

    April 16, 2008

    Yay for 5k! You’ll keep surprising yourself the longer you run, everytime. I am cracking up that you have the Backyardigans on your iPod.

    Lacey Q

    April 16, 2008

    WOW so much fun stuff in this post! Thank you for posting your playlist, I am desperate need of some music that will keep me going in my own training for a 5K :)


    April 16, 2008

    Congrats on the run….

    did you watch biggest loser…how amazing what those people can do!!!

    I blogged again..trying to get better at this :)

    Keep up the great work!!!


    April 16, 2008

    My DH went MAC last year and says he’ll never go back. He’s looking to get me my own personal one so I can surf the net in bed or on the couch or anywhere! ;)

    And my DH is on his 3rd hard drive in a year…but he bought a re-furbished MAC so that may be why…but just to warn you. I’d get the Apple care.

    Later Gator

    April 16, 2008

    Gotta love The Backyardigans!

    I’m downloading it now. :-)


    April 16, 2008

    welcome to the Cult of Mac! My partner converted me almost a year ago – and then I got my job to buy me a new MacBook Air.

    Thanks for the music listing – I’m kinda interested in trying one of those weight-loss-podcasting-
    whatever-they-are services.


    April 16, 2008

    your side bars on your food site are annoying!


    April 16, 2008

    Thanks Guys!

    Alisha – Not sure what a target speed would be either. I know a nice slow jog is 6. I’m going to try and run the whole 5K at that speed if I can.

    Anon – in what way? I just love anonymous, negative comments that don’t offer constructive feedback, only critism.

    PS! I’m writing this on the MAC! LOL I am loving it!