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So I have a milestone birthday on Saturday. And it is time to start training for the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, which will be in April. And fundraising for it, too. So for my 50th birthday -- can I get the Kossack community to donate to my 15th Ride? How many $50 donations can I get? There will be music & stuff below the fancy longhorns, but if you want to skip that part & just donate, here's my Hill Country Ride page

As I train, I'm looking for a new workout mix. [I never, ever, under any circumstances, wear headphones out in the world on my bike - that is insanely dangerous, and Austin is a dangerous enough place to bike with all your senses, I would never hamper my sense of hearing. This mix is for indoor workouts only]. I'm looking for happy, positive music. Yes, mostly silly pop stuff, I find pop is best for workouts. I've found several songs I'm calling "body-positive":

of course I'd never have a mix without my boys and this is the perfect song to start this particular mix, because it is totally true

and I love this one by India Arie:

I don't know about including this one, only because it makes me cry every time - working out while sobbing is probably not going to work:

I can't use Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" because that Nietzche quote has always pissed me off. Frequently, what doesn't kill you leaves some pretty damn sore spots and/or limping badly. But I really like this by Sara Bareilles:

with all the fuss about Beyonce's latest, I was going to include "Flawless", but I can't seem to get that to embed (also, it's a little slow for a workout mix, so is Brave -- but if there's something else from Beyonce I should include, let me know)

anyway, I'm looking for happy music, I'll include Katy Perry if I must.... and I guess I have to include Born This Way, but I'm just looking for some happy, positive music to work out to. Amanda Palmer probably has something.... And donations for my Hill Country Ride page

Originally posted to anotherdemocrat on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 05:05 AM PST.

Also republished by HIV AIDS Action.

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