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10 Songs to Pump Up Your Playlist
[ 3 ] 06/10/2013

10 Songs to Pump Up Your Playlist

Spoiler Alert: It turns out ITunes is NOT responsible for the peanut butter-and-jelly-like combination of exercise and music. Though iPods are as common as treadmills when it comes to gyms, Carl Foster, Ph.D., of University of Wisconsin’s Exercise and Health Program points out that music has been part of workouts since 300 BC. Dating all […]

Running Playlist. Songs to get you movin' and groovin' from www.shrinkingjeans.net #running #playlist #music
[ 5 ] 05/27/2013

The Sisterhood Running Playlist- Songs to Get You Movin’ and Groovin’

I like to run.  Sometimes I love to run.  I really love to run to good, new-to-me music.  In fact, I am training for a triathlon right now and you are not allowed to run with headphones AT ALL during the race, which means I am doing my training runs WITHOUT music and it is […]

Running Playlist: 10 Songs to Supercharge your Speed and Leave those Pounds in the Dust
[ 4 ] 02/14/2013

Running Playlist: 10 Songs to Supercharge your Speed and Leave those Pounds in the Dust

I’ve been on a running hiatus up here in North Dakota. Winters are long and, well, cold. As a result, my speed (and I use that term loosely!) suffers dramatically. It might also have something to do with those baked goods I’ve been snacking on while I’ve been holed up in my house, too? I’ve […]

Zombie Dash Running Playlist: Run for Your Life!
[ 0 ] 10/07/2012

Zombie Dash Running Playlist: Run for Your Life!

Is a Zombie Dash or a Wicked Race on your calendar this year? Are you looking for a spooktacular running playlist? Well look no further! The ladies of Shrinking Jeans have compiled all of their favorite bloodcurdling songs into one place – we certainly don’t want to be responsible for your capture by Zombies! There […]

9 Hot Songs for Your Summer Playlist from Shrinking Jeans
[ 0 ] 06/10/2012

9 Hot Songs for Your Summer Playlist

Listening to upbeat, fast-paced music while I workout keeps me motivated and ensures that I’ll burn more calories, run a little faster, push myself a little further. Here are my Top 9 go-to songs for a successful and fun workout! These are my current go to songs when I want to power through an awesome […]

14 Awesome 80s Songs for Your Workout Playlist
[ 5 ] 04/15/2012

14 Awesome 80s Songs for Your Workout Playlist

The 80s were an amazing musical decade. In that decade I went from 5 years old to 14 years old, and that’s some pretty informative years. I had a young, hip mom, who made sure I had an appreciation for all music (even some I probably had no business listening to!), so I’m giving you […]

Playlist:: Run The 'Hood - It's All Good!
[ 1 ] 10/21/2011

Playlist:: Run The ‘Hood – It’s All Good!

It’s time to run the ‘hood tomorrow, and who doesn’t need new tunes to pound that pavement faster? Whether you are running or walking, these songs are guaranteed to quicken your pace! Good Feeling – Flo Rida Stereo Hearts – Gym Class Heroes/Adam Levine I Like It Like That – Hot Chelle Rae Faster – […]

10 Must-Have Songs for Your Summer Running Playlist
[ 8 ] 06/02/2011

10 Must-Have Songs for Your Summer Running Playlist

Summer is upon us {finally} and you are probably looking to update your iPod with some fresh music. Many of us are knee-deep training for races, and others are just starting out. Whether you are taking your first shot at the Couch-to-5K program or a seasoned runner, these songs are sure to get your heart […]

Five ways to keep your workouts from putting you to sleep
[ 1 ] 04/11/2014

Five ways to keep your workouts from putting you to sleep

Image Source: fitsugar.com Inspired by Lisa’s post to change things up a bit, I wanted to share what has helped lately to  snap me out of that rut of boredom we all get hit with from time to time. If you haven’t read her post or Ann’s post about the importance and benefits of lifting […]

5 Tips to Transition from Winter to Spring Running
[ 0 ] 03/27/2014

5 Tips to Transition from Winter to Spring Running

Has spring sprung where you live?  The first official day of spring was about a week ago so I promise spring really is coming she writes in an attempt to believe it herself.  Hopefully you aren’t still digging out from the latest winter storm but are beginning to see some warmer weather and increased sunshine. […]

No gym, no problem! Where to find free workouts
[ 5 ] 01/16/2014

No gym, no problem! Where to find free workouts

You know what it’s like this time of year. The ads on TV are touting membership specials going on at the gyms in your area. You see your Facebook news feed filling up with friends boasting sharing about their visit to the gym or that they are IN the gym at that very moment “killing […]

13 Hot New Songs to Fire Up Your Workout #running #workout #playlist
[ 1 ] 01/11/2014

13 Hot New Songs to Fire Up Your Workout

Are you looking for some hot new music to light your workout or run on fire? Look no further! I’ve downloaded all of these songs and created a January 2014 playlist, and it keeps me going! Some of the songs are inspirational, some of them are angry, but all of them have a fast beat, […]

Shamrock Shuffle Run the 'Hood Virtual 5K/10K/Mile Walk and Run: Register NOW! #c25k #race #fitness #run #walk
[ 3 ] 12/31/2013

Shamrock Shuffle 5K/10K/Mile Run and Walk: A Run the ‘Hood Virtual Race

Top o’ the morning to ya! We are just overflowing with awesome challenges, announcements and events the past few days, and today shall be no different! For the past few years, we have put on two virtual races. Due to the overwhelming popularity and success to our Virtual 5K/10K race series, we are hosting THREE […]

Ghostly Gallop 5K/10K/Mile Run and Walk: A Run the 'Hood Virtual Race
[ 1 ] 08/22/2013

Ghostly Gallop 5K/10K/Mile Run and Walk: A Run the ‘Hood Virtual Race

We’ve got a big announcement for you today! One that only comes twice each year! We’ve been busy brainstorming and planning the next big Run the ‘Hood event and it’s going to be an awesome one, for sure! Mark your calendars, October 27th is the big day, and registrations start RIGHT NOW! It’s time to […]

Featured Runner Series {Mary}
[ 6 ] 06/28/2013

Featured Runner Series {Mary}

I have more runners to share with you from the *Featured Runner Series*. I love reading everyone’s running story, don’t you? Please welcome Mary, one of the writers here at Shrinking Jeans- give her a shout-out, a high-five, or a YEE-HAW! in the comments below. Have you liked The Run at the Sisterhood Facebook page yet? […]