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Obviously, I don’t get out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off. I let the gentle music of Boston’s independent music station, The RIVR, lull me back to sleep because Dan loves to snooze.
The other morning Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up on Us” invaded my slumber and I had a very vivid morning dream.
It was like a movie montage, snapshots of a man and woman falling in love. They were old-timey, maybe from the 1920’s or 30’s. They get married. They have a lot of good times: their dancing and laughing. Their sitting under the stars. Then, handsome husband has a drinking problem, lovely wife is angry, but they keep going. Together they have a son, and he dies in a war. Lovely wife becomes a war nurse. Together they go on.

It was all so clear, and it was all before the second chorus, which was when Dan decided he’d had enough and hit the snooze.
So, for your listening pleasure:

Have you ever had a vivid morning dream? I could probably write a movie, I probably should, based on all the crazy dreams I’ve had.

I hope you had a good Monday! Happy news coming soon!

LOVE!
Angelica

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Over the last three months I haven’t just been training for the Manchester City Marathon relay (this Sunday!). I’ve also been testing out a playlist on my iPod. I created a 21 song, 1.4 hour, playlist and listened to it during most every run. Not every song has worked for me, in fact some of them make me shudder at this point and I can’t change them quickly enough.

So, after three months, I have a finalized list for Sunday’s run. I narrowed it down to 16 songs, a 1.1  hour playlist. According to my average pace, I should finish the relay run in 52-55 minutes, so, hopefully, I won’t need every song to get me through the race.

Songs in bold were axed, songs in italics were added tonight.

Spaceship -Kanye West
Save Tonight -Eagle Eye Cherry
Honest Mistake -The Bravery
Yeah! -Usher feat. Lil’ Jon  & Ludacris
Through the Wire -Kanye West
Back to the Races -Chadwick Stokes 
Parachute -Ingrid Michaelson
Escape -Enrique Iglesias
Crowbar Hotel -Chadwick Stokes
Blue Orchid -The White Stripes
When You Were Young- The Killers
The Good Life- Weezer
Touch of Grey- Grateful Dead
Got Your Money- Ol Dirty Bastard
Bling (Confession of a King)- The Killers
Flagpole Sitta- Harvey Danger
Future Sex/LoveSound- Justin Timberlake
Little Lion Man- Mumford & Sons
Last Night (Remix)- P. Diddy feat. Keysha Cole
Adelaide- Chadwick Stokes
Dashboard- Modest Mouse
Straight Lines- Silverchair

Sure, there are definitely a few odd choices, including ODB, but what can I say? ODB gets me psyched!

I’m really very excited to Run for the Cause in the Manchester Marathon relay. I’m nervous, but I’m ready. I feel really ready! Yay!

So, what’s on your running playlist? Or, do you run to the sounds of the road? Hit me up in the comments.

LOVE!
Angelica

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