Top 10 Workout Songs for August 2016


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The Top 10 Workout Songs for August 2016

Fort Wayne, IN – August 1, 2016 – Collaborations and remixes reign in this month’s top 10 list—with all but one of the tracks being credited to multiple artists. In the mix, you’ll find an unlikely pairing between country superstar Brad Paisley and pop siren Demi Lovato. Equally unusual is a club cut featuring Bright Light Bright Light and Sir Elton John. Lastly, there’s a Top 40 hit featuring festival giants Major Lazer, Danish songstress MØ, and Justin Bieber.

On the remix front, you’ll find an ode to weekend featuring Flo Rida and Jason Derulo and an uptempo version of the rap anthem “All the Way Up.” In addition, there’s a song that Alan Walker released as in instrumental dance cut in 2014, which was re-released with vocals in 2015, and is back on the charts in 2016—after being reworked by Tungevaag & Raaban. For all of these tunes and more, check out the full top 10 list—according to the votes logged on workout music site Run Hundred.

Brad Paisley & Demi Lovato – Without a Fight – 113 BPM

Martin Garrix & Third Party – Lions in the Wild – 128 BPM

Bright Light Bright Light & Elton John – All in the Name – 124 BPM

Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana, Infrared, David Guetta & GLOWINTHEDARK – All the Way Up (Remix) – 98 BPM

Major Lazer, Justin Bieber & MØ – Cold Water – 93 BPM

Carlos Vives & Shakira – La Bicicleta – 90 BPM

Alan Walker – Faded (Tungevaag & Raaban Remix) – 128 BPM

Cash Cash, Digital Farm Animals & Nelly – Millionaire – 100 BPM

The Chainsmokers, Tritonal & Emily Warren – Until You Were Gone – 127 BPM

Flo Rida & Jason Derulo – Hello Friday (Owen Norton Remix) – 128 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.

Contact:
Chris Lawhorn
Run Hundred
Email: mail@runhundred.com
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Angels Are Around Us — Even WHEN We Are Lost and Stressed


Dearest Readers:
Just when I think people are not honest or trustworthy, God gives me an angel. As all of you, my closest friends, know – since October 3, 2015 I have been stressed. Beginning with the rain, flooding issues that occurred in Charleston during the “Hundred Year rains.” I believe fighting those battles, at times, losing — thanks to a certain insurance company that refused to cover the damage. Regardless, after fighting those battles and finding my own way to get the damages repaired, I found myself overly temperamental. I’ve expressed numerous prayers to God, asking me how to calm down. How to cope. Just when I thought these prayers were answered, Phil has reverse shoulder replacement on May 31. Recovering at home, he started fainting…and FAINTING AND FAINTING…Rushed to ER — seven times. He endured three surgeries on that blasted shoulder and now he appears to be getting better. During one of the fainting episodes, he broke his left ankle. I started questioning — can things get ANY WORSE?
 
I cannot remember the last time I’ve written. This might be a first for me, today. People keep asking me “How are you coping?” They haven’t seen the rages I have allowed myself to get into. It’s no wonder my blood pressure is getting higher. As for me, I still feel so stressed and temperamental that I lose myself.  Some days are meltdown days. During the last meltdown, I kneeled and prayed . I asked God if He was still there. The next morning, I had another talk with God, telling Him I would change my ways and stop losing my temper and I would stop cursing.
 
Today, was I EVER put to the test. My grandmother told me as a child that God would test me. Believe me, she was correct! Attempting to vacuum this morning, I noticed my vacuum wasn’t working properly. Placing it in the car, Phil and I went to Oreck. Of course, my vacuum is the type where they will have to order the part. It could be two weeks BEFORE it will be repaired. GREAT!
 
Suppose I’ll research cheap vacuums now – just to have a standby on hand.
 
After leaving Oreck in North Charleston, I drove to Sam’s Club to get gas and a few incidentals at the store. Preoccupied, I rushed to put everything inside the car, before my sweet husband attempted to. He is trying to help me more now, and each time he does, I reprimand him to STOP, like a mother would stop a child. He still must wear that sling. I don’t want him to hurt himself again!
 
So here I am, stuffing things inside the car, rushing to put the shopping cart up. Rushing back to my car…not looking at where my hand bag is.
 
Arriving home, you guessed it! No handbag within site. I panic.
 
Like all women, I have cards inside my bag. I tell Phil I have to rush to Sam’s — in this rush hour traffic — to find my handbag.
 
Phil doesn’t shout at me. He doesn’t call me ‘stupid’ like my mother would…and we do not argue.
 
Yes, God is testing me!
 
Surprisingly, for once the rush hour traffic is not congested. Within 30 minutes I arrive at Sam’s Club. We look at all the shopping carts still parked in the shopping cart area. No handbag.
 
I rush inside Sam’s. Of course I am stopped at the entrance. I explain to the greeter that I was there about 30 minutes ago and left my handbag. She smiles. “I remember you,” she said. Trust me, I’m usually remembered wherever I go. I rush over to the customer service area. Anticipation has me so nervous, I can hardly say what I need to say.
 
The customer service rep looks at me. “Hi,” I say. Trying desperately not to cry. I cry when I am overly stressed. I introduce myself and I ask if they have a lost and found, or has anyone turned in a handbag about 30 minutes ago.
 
She repeats my name, asking what color my handbag was. I answer her question. She looks underneath, and there is a handbag!
 
“We called your phone number. Someone found it outside in the shopping carts.”
 
I burst into tears, hugged her and called my husband’s name. He was looking at the shopping carts parked inside the building.
 
I offered her a gratuity. She refused.
 
Isn’t it wonderful that someone outside in the parking lot saw my handbag and returned it to the store! Untouched!
 
God had a guardian angel watching over me today while He tested me to see if I would explode, and I didn’t. While driving, I silently prayed that God would let someone who believed in morals, values and honesty find my handbag.
 
Today, I passed the test. I thanked God for keeping me calm and I said a loud thank you for letting my handbag find its way back to me.
 
Some would say it is the Southern way in the South. After all, Charleston, SC is the number one city in the world this year.
 
Why wouldn’t it be? We have good people living here. Trustworthy people visit here, and there are People who you trust. People who go the extra mile to protect a total stranger’s handbag. Everything was still in tact. Nothing was taken.
 
Thank you, to an angelic total stranger. I will say prayers for you. How I wish I could thank you personally. No name was given to the customer service rep. I will make certain I pay it forward now when I am out…Just like someone paid it forward for me today!
 
This just proves to me — God is guarding me — just like He did years ago, when I was hit by a car and should’ve been killed. God’s angels held me and placed me on the concrete curb. I haven’t a clue what happened on that day, with exception of the thrust of the hood of the car hitting me — knocking the wind out of me.
 
Thank you, God! You guided and protected me again today!

The Top 10 Workout Songs for July 2016


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The Top 10 Workout Songs for July 2016

Fort Wayne, IN – July 10, 2016 – The artists behind this month’s top workout tunes could easily pass for the lineup of a great, summer music festival. Kicking off the day, you’d find upstarts like Shawn Mendes and crossover favorites like Tegan & Sara. Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood could headline the country stage. Meanwhile, club acts like Sigala and The Chainsmokers supply beats in the dance tent.

Other noteworthy tracks this month include a Coldplay remix from Seeb (who turned Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” into an unlikely hit). Adele makes an appearance with any unusually jaunty cut from her most recent album. Finally, Elle King turns up with a track from the Ghostbusters reboot. If any of these options strikes your fancy, here’s the full top 10 list—according to the votes logged on workout music site Run Hundred.

Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood – The Fighter – 132 BPM

Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better – 83 BPM

Tegan& Sara – Stop Desire – 159 BPM

Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – 82 BPM

Pitbull& Enrique Iglesias – Messin’ Around – 80 BPM

Sigala, John Newman & Nile Rodgers – Give Me Your Love (Cedric Gervais Remix) – 126 BPM

Coldplay – Hymn for the Weekend (Seeb Remix) – 102 BPM

Elle King – Good Girls – 88 BPM

The Chainsmokers & Daya – Don’t Let Me Down (Hardwell & Sephyx) – 151 BPM

Selena Gomez – Kill Em With Kindness – 119 BPM


To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.

Contact:
Chris Lawhorn
Run Hundred
Email: mail@runhundred.com
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Happy Fourth of July, 2016


 

Dearest Readers:

I bid June, 2016 away with blessings. Truly, that was the most hellacious month I’ve lived. Why?

It all started on May 31, 2016 when my husband had reverse shoulder replacement. He was discharged the following day, starting many days of falling/fainting spells. We visited the ER of Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center seven times. Once – to cleanse the wound and place a tighter bandage on the incision since he was bleeding. Two, maybe three days later, I drove Phil to ER due to fainting spells at home. The scenario of fainting continued. Once, while shopping for another car at Car Max. Since he fainted three times in the showroom, we called ER to transport him. Another visit to ER consisted of Phil dislocating the shoulder when he struggled to get out of bed. Just when I thought he might be on the road to recovery things changed so much I could not wait until the month of June ended.

Today is July Fourth. Independence Day. We have no plans for celebrating America’s independence, just a quiet day at home – resting and giving thanks that he appears to be getting stronger now.

I will cook baked beans in the crock pot. Hot dogs and sloppy joes will be served. A quiet day…Hopefully, a quiet month. Phil’s birthday is July 8. I haven’t had the time to get him a birthday card or a gift yet. I’ve been horrified to leave him alone at home. I am praying he is truly on the road to recovery now.

For all of you, I wish you a Happy and Safe Fourth of July. How I wish the community of Mt. Pleasant did not allow people to shoot fireworks in our area. Supposedly, the fireworks must be supervised with adult supervision. Trust me. That does not happen within our little “Village.” Last year, kids were shooting fireworks in the middle of the road. Only kids…no adult supervision. Many of the fireworks rattled our windows, so I went outside to request the kids to shoot them in their yards, and not ours. Of course, the kids mouthed something smart to me, and a few minutes later they must’ve used all of the fireworks. I am hopeful the fireworks at my windows will not happen this year. If they do, I will approach those ‘children’ once again.

Today, I will dress appropriately with red, white, and blue. I have a beautiful scarf, complete with stars and stripes I normally wear. It has been our tradition to go to the Charleston Elks Lodge Fourth of July cookout. This year, I think it is best for us to remain at home, in the cool of our home and eat the favorite foods for this day. I cherish the Fourth of July and I would love to go to the beach, but a four-mile drive to the beach will probably take me at least one hour to get there. Finding a parking space for the beach — trust me, it is a challenge. So, although I haven’t been to the beach once this year, I will stay at home, making certain all is well with Phil. I truly do not want to rush to ER again!

Today, I will give thanks to all of the ER professionals at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. All of them were nice to Phil, and to me, and they treated him with respect and concern.

Yes, today is a day of Thanksgiving and celebration for this household. I am bidding the month of June, 2016 goodbye and good riddance while giving thanks that Phil and I can celebrate the independence of our country while resting.

To all of you, I wish you a Happy Fourth of July. For our Armed Forces, I thank you for your service while praying for peace in our country. Happy Independence Day to all!

Thoughts on Father’s Day, 2016


The house is quiet as I post this, written on Father’s Day, 2014. Today, I pray for a day of rest and quiet due to the recent events since my husband’s surgery for reverse shoulder replacement. He is sleeping now. I will not disturb him. He needs rest. He needs to drink plenty of water so he does not get dehydrated again. Yes, it is Father’s Day, 2016. My 17th Father’s Day without my dad. Words truly cannot describe how much I miss him.

Now, I know what it means to be an ‘orphan.’ Why? How? On July 6, 1999, I became an orphan.

Last night, before going to sleep, I mentioned to Phil that I haven’t had the chance to go shopping for him for Father’s Day. I mentioned I would take him shopping soon, so we could get him something in remembrance of Father’s Day. No, we will not go shopping today. It is much too hot for Phil to walk around a shopping center complex. I bought him a Father’s Day card weeks ago. Today, I pray he regains just a bit of strength. If he faints again in a public area, I realize I cannot get him up. All I want for him on Father’s Day is Rest. Quiet. Relaxation. Strength. Recovery.

Happy Father’s Day. How I miss my dad on this day. Father’s Day, 2014:

Dearest Readers:

This Sunday, June 15, 2014 is Father’s Day. I am sharing a post below about Father’s Day. I hope you will enjoy and take the time to appreciate your father or husband or loved one.

Today is a beautiful day in Charleston, SC. Blue skies, a slight breeze, and gorgeous bright sunshine. Today is truly a day of appreciation — for life, love, family and all that we in America are blessed with, especially on Father’s Day.

To all the fathers, and the fathers-to-be, I would like to extend a blessed and loving Happy Father’s Day. My wish for you is that all of your children and wives will appreciate all that you are and will spoil you just a bit today. Let us all make the time to say, “Happy Father’s Day,” and to make the time to do something special for Dad. Even if it is only a short phone call to say, “Happy Father’s Day,” please make the time to express your love and appreciation.

Father’s come in all shapes and sizes, all temperaments and there are times when father’s may not have the patience they need. Becoming a parent doesn’t come with a guide book of instructions, nor do we take classes for parenting. We simply become a parent, hoping we will make the right decisions.

I lost my father on Tuesday, July 6, 1999. For two years I watched him fighting the debilitating disease of esophageal cancer. I watched his body slowly melting away from him. At first, he was robbed of health, then his strength and independence. Gone was the ability to eat food. His body was attached to a feeding tube, he commonly referred to it as his umbilical cord. He detested it! After his body refused to allow his independence to return, we admitted him to a convalescent center. He coped with his new residency, but was never happy there. Daily, I visited him. At first, he welcomed me with open arms. A few months before he died, he became angry, shouting at me…telling me to leave, and not to come back. His roommate said he was mean to me. “No,”I defended. “He isn’t mean. He just wants me to leave.”

On July 4, 1999, I saw my dad for the last time. Walking into his room, he was sitting in a chair, reading his Bible. His head lifted to look at me, but he did not welcome me. He continued to recite Bible verses, telling me to ‘go on… get out of here. I don’t want you here.’

Exhausted, I left in tears. On July 5, I returned to work. Working a bit late, I drove home, completely exhausted. Early in the morning of July 6, I awoke from a frightening nightmare. I suppose you could say, I have the gift (or wickedness) of visions. In this dream my dad was dying. I looked at the clock. It was 3:45 am. I reached for the phone. Dialed a portion of the phone number to the nursing home, stopped dialing, and hung up the phone. I did not go back to sleep.

That day at work, I phoned the nursing home several times. I was told my dad was doing well, or ‘as well as to be expected.’ Before arriving for my visit, my dad took a fall. He was eating dinner when I arrived. Placing my hand on the door of his room, I met up with a nurse, with an oxygen tank by her side. She motioned for me to move away and not to come inside. I knew what was going on. I screamed.I looked at my watch. It was 5:45pm. Again, a vision I had was coming true!

Standing next to my dad’s doorway, I listened to the actions of the nurses. They encouraged me to tell them to bring him back. I declined. “No,” I cried. “Just let him go with dignity.”

The death certificate recorded his death at 6pm. In all reality, he died at 5:45, when I was about to enter his room. This year will be the 15th anniversary of his death. I no longer have a Father to wish “Happy Father’s Day.” Today, I will think of him, as I do every day. I will pray that he will enjoy today with his identical twin brother, his parents and other siblings and relatives. Yes, I miss him, but I know that he is in a better place…no longer attached to an umbilical cord, and now he can take his daily strolls and he can sing again.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the special men I have been blessed to know in my lifetime. Many of you know who you are! As for me and my husband, I intend to take him to dinner and to spend the day with him. How I wish I could spend the day with my dad, and I wish I could spoil him a bit on Father’s Day. Let us all appreciate the fathers of the world. Let us share kindness and love to them. After all, we never know what tomorrow may bring. Happy Father’s Day with my thoughts, love and kindness! I am blessed to know many of you!

Top 10 Workout Songs for June 2016


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The Top 10 Workout Songs for June 2016

Fort Wayne, IN – June 1, 2016 – The summer possesses a strange magic that allows it to draw pop songs out of the woodwork—even from acts that aren’t necessarily pop acts. Even if the season itself isn’t pulling the strings, music lovers are definitely gravitating to big choruses from a variety of sources. In this playlist, we recap the best of those for working out in June.

Justin Timberlake’s new single—from the Trolls movie—is the single most popular song in the gym right now (and an early contender for song of the summer). Elsewhere on the conventional pop front, you’ll find a blast of sass from Meghan Trainor and a slow, but feisty number from Pink. Beyond the Top 40, there’s a comeback track from pop punk favorites Good Charlotte and an indelible melody from Swedish trio Peter, Bjorn & John. Taken as a whole, the list features an unreasonable number of memorable hooks. So, when you need an instant boost for your summer workout sessions, here are the month’s top tunes—according to the votes logged on workout music site Run Hundred.

Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling – 113 BPM

Calvin Harris & Rihanna – This Is What You Came For – 124 BPM

Pink – Just Like Fire – 82 BPM

Meghan Trainor – Me Too – 124 BPM

Zayn – Like I Would – 113 BPM

Alan Walker – Faded – 90 BPM

Peter, Bjorn & John – What You Talking About – 127 BPM

Good Charlotte – 40 oz. Dream – 112 BPM

BRKLYN & Mariah McManus – Can’t Get Enough – 129 BPM

Nick Jonas & Tove Lo – Close (Dan E Radio Edit) – 125 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.

Contact:
Chris Lawhorn
Run Hundred
Email: mail@runhundred.com
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The Top 10 Workout Songs for May 2016


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The Top 10 Workout Songs for May 2016

Fort Wayne, IN – May 6, 2016 – This month’s tops songs provide an excellent mix of college radio favorites, Top 40 hits, and clubland remixes. Starting with the outliers, you’ve got the latest from guitarless wonders Fitz & The Tantrums and the throwback sound of Ladyhawke. From the pop charts, you’ll find a new single from Jennifer Lopez along with Lizzo’s feelgood contribution to the new Barbershop movie. Finally, directly from the dancefloor, you’ll find remixes of G-Eazy’s breakthrough hit and an anthem from Jess Glynne.

If your tastes lean toward certain styles, you’ll find a few excellent tracks to round out your playlist. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something fresh and eclectic, you can swap this mix wholesale. The opportunities abound. When you’re ready to explore them, here’s the full list—according to the votes logged on workout music site Run Hundred.

Fitz& The Tantrums – HandClap – 140 BPM

Ladyhawke – A Love Song – 120 BPM

The Goo Goo Dolls – Over and Over – 123 BPM

Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself (KREAM Remix) – 125 BPM

Keith Urban – Wasted Time – 100 BPM

Jennifer Lopez – Ain’t Your Mama – 120 BPM

G-Eazy& Bebe Rexha – Me, Myself & I (Viceroy Remix) – 113 BPM

Jason Derulo – If It Ain’t Love – 129 BPM

Fifth Harmony – The Life – 105 BPM

Lizzo – Good As Hell – 96 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.

Contact:
Chris Lawhorn
Run Hundred
Email: mail@runhundred.com