Thursday, November 13, 2014


Want to know what my high school cross country runners listen to to get pumped up before their race?  Who wouldn't?  These girls have been racing like nobody's business lately and I, for one, have been itching to know what gets them fired up before they get on the line.  So, yesterday after practice we put a badass playlist together compiled of all of their 'go-to' race day songs.  These are the songs that help get them in the zone, the songs that help them block out all the pre-race jitters, the songs that take them to the next level.  These are some seriously powerful ditties.  Once we had our list, I thought it would be fun to add a team photo to go along with it.  Our biggest meet of the season is upon us and we are all a little giddy at the moment, so I suggested we ham it up, get creative, do something other than the traditional arm-in-arm pose.  True, the jump shot is not that crazy, but sometimes the picture itself can end up being pretty awesome.  We lined up, grabbed hands, and went for it.

Okay, so that didn't really turn out as we'd hoped.  But we all got a really, really good laugh out of it, which made it totally worth the effort.  Our final State meet is this Saturday at Franklin Park in MA.  This is it.  The big kahuna.  The one we've been training for all season.  The girls are nervous, wired, excited, exhausted, etc.  I am all those things and more.  Thankfully, we all still have a sense of humor.  In the end, we went with the traditional arm-in-arm pose because we basically ran out of ideas and everyone was ready to go home.  My team rocks.  Here's what they rock out to.


Alex, El, Hannah, Steph, Me, Emma, Olivia, Hayley & Paige

Hannah: Ugly Heart - G.R.L. 
Steph: Fairytale - Milky Chance 
Hayley: Anna Sun - Walk the Moon 
Olivia: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor - Beethoven 
Paige: Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event 
Alex: Hall of Fame  
Alex: Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco
Emma: Holding On - Flume
Eleanor: 300 Violin Orchestra - Jorge Quintero 
Grace: Wildewoman  
Lance: Laughter Lines - Bastille  

Oh, and then Grace came late to practice.  But, she loves music and wanted to add her song to the mix.  So, we had our assistant coach, Lance, who took the above photos, jump in with her for the final shot.  Because they rock, too. GO LEX!!!

Grace & Lance

Listen to this, too
Seeing Stars - BØRNS

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