The Return of Crazy Eyeris: What’s on Your Playlist?

Photo credit: Skate of Emergency by Gomisan on Flickr
Photo credit: Skate of Emergency by Gomisan on Flickr

I bet you thought I forgot about Crazy Eyeris, right?

Or maybe YOU forgot about Crazy Eyeris

I have not written about my journey to derby since March 8, 2012.

Yes, I feel a little like a loser.

It seems that life was getting in the way of… well… life! Turns out building a business, working two part-time jobs, and keeping up with two kids and a house was leaving little room for workout time. Or much else for that matter. And since I was basically starting from sedentary, I really needed to get some strength back before derby workshops.

Now I have FINALLY got this shit figured out.

You see, all you really need to do to find time is dig really deep to find what is REALLY important to you, and decide to do it. For me, I had to say, “I will not work 12 hours a day. I will take time in the morning to get my family going, and then I WILL work out.”

(Here’s another really important part of this puzzle: I was scared of failing. There, I said it. I still am scared, but we don’t need to discuss it any further, because I’m moving on.)

And so here I am, almost a year later, hopping back on the track.

I have been working out at home, and I feel pretty good with what I have here – an elliptical, stairs, a house I can actually run laps in, weights, the resistance of my own body. No gym is required, and I have the added benefit of having my children witness me taking care of myself. I work out in the morning, and sometimes the kids join me, sometimes they dance, sometimes they just eat and watch me and try not to laugh.

Generally we listen to the Pop and Hip Hop Power Workout station on Pandora, but that is getting a little old. I seriously need to get my iPod together and get a good playlist going. I’m hoping you can help. Here is my top ten so far!

The Crazy Eyeris Playlist, Part 1

Pump It – Black Eyed Peas
Rock that Body – Black Eyed Peas
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon Five
Move Ya Body – Nina Sky
Bulletproof (Dave Aude Cherry Radio Remix) – LaRoux
Let the Bodies Hit the Floor – Drowning Pool
Whip It – Devo
Stronger – Kanye West
Like a G6 – Far East Movement
Let it Rock – Kevin Rudolf

There you have it. What would you add to this list?

About Laine

Elaine GriffinElaine Griffin (a.k.a. Laine) is a freelance WordPress designer, content creator, and speaker. She brings her background as a sociologist, advocate, and educator, to her work and her writing, which has been featured on BlogHer and The SITS Girls. On The Laine List she spills her guts about life, motherhood, and balancing work and family. She also sprinkles in some fun recipe and cocktail posts. On Elaine Griffin Designs, she writes easy to follow tutorials about WordPress, social media, SEO, and blogging.
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Comments

  1. says

    I’m embarrassed to say for my own work out, I love Lady Gaga. And LMFAO. My kids are mortally embarrassed, but only by my taste in music. I know I’ve set a great example for them when they choose to walk to the store or the library instead of driving. Glad to see Crazy Eyeris is stepping out!
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    • Laine says

      I love Lady Gaga and LMFAO too!! Nothing to be embarrassed about. If it has a good beat, it has a good beat! One of these days your kids are going to be happy you are such a cool mom. :)

  2. says

    Hey! I found you via Blogher, and I AM A DERBY GIRL! Love finding blogging derby-ers. I am pregnant so coaching this season, and I don’t know if I can come back because of schedule, but it’s in my blood. So glad to have found you!
    -kikimojo, Houston Roller Derby
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    • Laine says

      OMGosh I am so excited!!!! Congrats on the pregnancy and I hope you can stay involved. I can’t wait to check out your blog! :) Sending Derby Love your way!

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