Weekend Open Thread: Work Out Anthems

Welcome back to another Weekend Open thread, where we look back on the week and all let out a collective sigh of relief that it’s the weekend. Huzzah!

Earlier in the week I had a bit of a rant about attitudes towards weight loss. It was a challenge to get my lard arse back on the treadmill, but I’ve broken the cycle and find myself actually…enjoying it? Madness, I know. Turns out there is something quite therapeutic about throwing on some loud music and pushing yourself to reach new goals.  I get so pumped when I reach a new goal! Sites like Fitocracy help with the whole leveling up mentality, but for me, just seeing my distance improve is enough to keep me coming back for more. Getting the ding is a nice bonus though 😛

Think gamers are all fatties like me? Go check out  The Fat Panther. He is a long time guild mate and living proof that we are not all jelly bellies. Seriously, the guy ran a freakin’ marathon through mud! Go forth and add it to your bookmarks 🙂

What music do you crank up when you’re torturing yourself exercising?


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  • I shamefully admit that my Spotify starred list is exploding with Dub Step, and other random electronic stuff. With a random Grinspoon album thrown in for balance. I dunno what it is about it, but it really helps me stay motivated. Perhaps it’s my body trying to reach my goals sooner to get rid of the headset 😛

  • Virex

    I miss Fitocracy it was great motivation.  They  need to release it on WIndows Phone.

  • Virex

    I miss Fitocracy it was great motivation.  They  need to release it on WIndows Phone.

    • @Virex I haven’t tried it on my phone yet. A friend got me into this other app called MyFitnessPal and that kinda took over from Fitocracy for a while there. Hopefully it comes out for Windows phone soon!

  • MarkTakata

    Hey girl! I should point out that the Merrell was just a 10k through mud and other nasty obstacles. It WAS quite a load of fun though. I am running my very first trail 1/2 marathon this saturday though, weee! 😀

    • @MarkTakata *Just* 10km?! To me, you may as well not even be human any more, but rather some kind of super machine! 😛
       
      Good luck this weekend! I saw that your ankle has been giving you a bit of hell. Fingers crossed it holds out for you and you kick some butt!

      • MarkTakata

        @Neri  @MarkTakata Thanks! Yeah, falling off a log in Yosemite wasn’t too good, but I think the foot and ankle are getting back to normal. I’m considering activating Runkeeper Elite to “live blog” the run lol. Might be interesting 😉

        • @MarkTakata Oh, that would be! Though I may be sleeping while you’re busting your guts out. I can always check it out with my morning coffee 😉