I love my weekly countdown, but it also kind terrifies me that every week I’m 7 days closer to the craziest, well, the DOPIEST thing i’ve ever done. 🙂 And here we are, just 8 weeks away!
There was discussion in one of my Facebook groups this week about training. And do you really need to train for Dopey. I think everyone runs it for a different reason – and for the reason I do? It involves training. Because I run to make sure that my Perfectly Dopey brother has as much fun as I do. And for that? I need to be even better trained that he is. LOL
So, this week was the first of my planned multi-run weekends. Nothing too dopey… Just 3.1 Friday, 5 miles Saturday and 16 miles Sunday.
Friday was a treadmill 5k walk, listening to Disney music – which is what inspired the list i’ll share below. Sometimes when you’re training for Disney races, listening to Disney music helps set the mood and make you almost feel like its a ‘walk in the park.
Saturday I ran the Edaville Rail Run. One of my favorite fall races – 5 miles of trail through cranberry bogs. This was my 4th time running it and actually (despite specific speed training) only 45 seconds off my fastest. Sweet! I was SO fast my sole sister Karen missed me coming across the line (the race got one tho…)
I don’t use music outside (yes, I will be running Dopey mp-free), but if i’m on the elliptical or treadmill its a must. And while i’m a rock & roll – fast & furious music lover, sometimes you just wanna have fun. Music you can sing along with or smile listening to.
And for that….here is an 8-song Disney ‘feel good’ workout playlist.
- Try Everything – Zootopia
- How Far I’ll Go – Moana
- You’re Welcome – Moana
- One Jump Ahead – Aladdin
- Friend Like Me – Aladdin
- Be Prepared – Lion King
- I’ve Got a Dream – Tangled
- Mr Blue Sky – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Try Everything is 100% my favorite. I won’t give up, no I won’t give in, ’til I reach the end and I start again. Every. Single. Time. This is an ultra song. Its loops, its life, its getting outside your comfort zone and being who you’re meant to be. I wanna try everything even tho I can fail. 🙂
Moana – my favorite overall Disney soundtrack in years. Shiny! But How Far I’ll Go and You’re Welcome are the two I listen to most often.
Aladdin – One Jump Ahead and Friend Like Me just have this great upbeat happiness to them. One Jump Ahead just rolls like a broadway number. And the late great Robin Williams outdid himself with Friend Like Me.
Be Prepared – a shout out to the Villains. I love the beat of this song and Jeremy Irons snarl and disdain. Plus the lyrics are fantastically clever.
I’ve Got a Dream – Who doesn’t? I know that some people prefer When Will My Life Begin. But this one is more my style. So many voices, so many dreams. And with every waking hour, i’m so glad I left my tower…
Mr. Blue Sky – yeah, okay this might be on here even if it wasn’t in a Disney movie. But now I can’t hear it without picturing baby Groot just having the BEST time dancing. 🙂 The song, makes me happy.
What Disney song makes you happy? What is your favorite one to workout to?
And happy training to all my Dopeys out there!