Getting My Zen On

First let me just say: Thank you! Not only did your wonderful comments make for yet another successful Thankful Things Thursday, you were all incredibly helpful weighing in on “The Great Outfit Debate.

The majority of you think I should go with Outfit #3, and I agree.


That’s the one I had in mind the whole time! Thanks for all the great feedback.

Moving on.

I felt really off tonight during yoga. I’ve only taken a handful of yoga classes, and most of them have gone incredibly smoothly.

Not the case tonight, though.

I was wobbly, I was off-balance and I couldn’t seem to stretch quite as far as usual.

Shake it off, Ali. It happens.

Lately, yoga has been the thing I can do once every week to zen out, chill out and get my chaturanga on. So what’s one to do when yoga doesn’t do the trick? Crank up the tunes!

I’ve been listening to my “Chill Out” playlist a lot lately. Yes, it’s 12 hours long. But that’s because I listen to it in random order and never have to update it or change it. It’s got everything I need and all my favorites!

I have tons of playlists — always have. On my computer and iPod, there’s a playlist for everything, from running to racing to drinking to channeling my inner Broadway diva. I’m pretty sure that in college I had about nine different “Franzia Pre-Game Playlists” per semester. They all included “Spice Up Your Life.”

Ohhhh I digress.

My current favorite playlist is my “Chill Out” playlist. I’m quite proud of it. All the songs are ones I really want to listen to when I’m feeling bummed, sleepy or frustrated. They are calming, soothing and comforting — kind of like a grilled cheese sandwich.

Without further ado, here’s my “Chill Out” playlist. Enjoy!

TELL ME: What’s your favorite chill-out song?



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  1. Yoga is sometimes tough for me. It’s so different from running and sometimes I just can’t adjust my mind/body for practice. Looks like you’ve got the chill music covered, though!

  2. I am definitely going to check out some of the songs on your playlist tomorrow at work. My fav chill songs are My December by Linkin Park and I’ll Be by Edwin McCain.

  3. Ok, the fact that you have Hanson on your playlist means it’s automatically a winner for me 😉
    You should check out Brandi Carlile, I think you’d like her 🙂

  4. You picked a great outfit! I’ve only done yoga a handful of times as well, but would love to get into it more! Your chill out list is LONG. You could chill for a very, very long time with that list:) My favorite chill out songs include: Bigger Than Us (Andy Davis), anything by Joshua Radin, anything by Sara Bareilles, Little Moments (Brad Paisley), and the soundtrack to Wicked. To name a few:)

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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