You know today is International Women's Day, right? The day that all us ladies get a fancy Google Doodle.
Feminism is something that I'm good at thinking about and terrible at writing about, so I will just say this: Please try to be a real badass today.
How? Do something you have never done before that will make you even better than you already are! Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Lift heavier weights than you have ever tried. Or try some light ones for the very first time. Or do day one of Ease Into 5K. Or do a cardio video.
- Make and eat something you never thought you would.
- Apply for that job that you're soooo sure you're underqualified for but that you would really love.
- Make an appointment to get that thing looked at.
- Learn to count to 10 in a new language. (Recommended: Welsh.)
- Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself how freaking awesome you are.
What am I doing? I did slightly higher free weights at the gym and I did more pushups than I ever have before. Which isn't many, but still! I also want to try baking croissants today, though I'm scared I'm going to totally screw it up. (I know, croissants aren't exactly badass.) And I'm up to seven in Welsh.
I was clearly unqualified to compile a post of the best hip-hop songs. I mean, gorblimey, I forgot Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three! And K-Solo! However, I may be even less qualified to make a post on running/workout songs. And yet here we are.
Add these to your cardio playlist now and you're going to rock your next workout. Or at least help burn off some of the frosting you ate out of the can this morning.
The KLF - 3 a.m. Eternal. "The K, the L, the F, and the ology."
The Shamen - Move Any Mountain. "I will not fail or falter. I shall succeed."
Franz Ferdinand - What She Came For. "She knows what she came for. No question, no doubt." (Good warm-up track for strength training days.)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising. "New day riiiising!" (This one always makes me run really fast.)
Super Furry Animals - Night Vision. "I exist in a flexi-time."
What the heck, Skittles? Replacing lime with green apple? This is going to change my flowchart for eating Skittles completely.
I'll have to remove the bit about lime and instead instruct users to chuck the nasty green apple ones at funny-looking passers by. We had a system.
While I am grossly underqualified to do so, I bring you the five best hip-hop songs of all time. To me. In no particular order.
Kool Keith - I Don't Believe You. You cook in steel pots. I don't believe you.
Salt N Pepa - Expression. Fat rope chains and I think that's wick-wacky.
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - Parents Just Don't Understand. I asked her for Adidas and she bought me Zips!
Kurtis Blow - The Breaks. And the IRS says they want to chat. And you can't explain why you claimed your cat.
Jason Fox - Aunt Jackie. I'm on top like hot sauce.