Monday Morning Mix & PGX

Gaining workout insight and inspiration from movement, music and PGX!

Without fail, if you wish for sun all weekend, you will not get it. And following that, you?re pretty much guaranteed to wake up Monday morning to – bingo! you guessed it! – clear blue skies and sun. That?s the way it always works, am I right?

This Monday morning was no different. However, today, I took advantage of the sunny skies and found inspiration in them for a great work out. The inspiration struck quick and I wasn?t about to waste the beautiful morning watching the news or immersed in my book!

So, I got my cycling gear on (quickly), got my iPod ready and headed out the door. My goal was to do 45 minutes of power cycling through the neighborhood. But, of course, I needed some auditory inspiration; I decided to rely on my trusty Monday Morning Mix. My mix relies heavily on much of the soundtrack featured on the 2010 documentary from Trafik Pictures: To Live & Ride in LA. However, there are a few other little gems I snuck in there that also get me pedaling a little harder. My Monday Mix is about 60 minutes long and, I can tell you, it made my Monday morning and put me in a positive mood. I?ve been smiling all day.

I powered through the hills and focused on the falling leaves that abound in our neighborhood. Although I find fall in the northwest a bit dreary, there is always a silver lining on days like this. When I returned home and began my usual weekday tasks, I did them with a big smile on my face. I feel great and I think a little of my positivity rubbed off on my kids and wife too.

Right before my morning smoothie, I took my PGX, my multivitamins and I can tell you I?m ready to take on this week. Have a great week and remember to always find inspiration with movement, music and PGX!

 My ?Monday Morning Mix?

  • Chromatics – In The City
  • Bad Veins – Falling Tide
  • Datarock – Bulldozer
  • The Chemical Brothers – Theme for Velodrome
  • Trouble Andrew – Bang Bang
  • Ballerina Black – Microphones In the Mattress
  • From Monument to Masses – Checksum
  • Eulogies – Eyes On The Prize
  • Bad Veins – Crosseyed
  • Themselves – Dark Sky Demo
  • Ballerina – Leaves
  • Hot Hot Heat – Implosionastic
  • Minus the Bear -Animal Backwards
  • Darker My Love – Summer Is Here (…it?s really not, but I can wish!)
  • Futurecop! – Starworshipper
  • Minus the Bear – Secret Country
  • Streetmedia – The Life (feat. Diego Redd)
  • Crown City Rockers – Restless