Flashback Friday: Marathon Edition

The weekend is here!!! Welcome back to another edition of Flashback Friday.

This Sunday I’m running my first marathon, the San Diego Rock N’ Roll Marathon, that’s 26.2 miles I never thought I’d be taking on. So this week we throw it back to those songs that got us going.

The “back in the day” tracks that motivated you to move, groove, jump, run, dance and sweat. Invite your friends over, bust out your parachute pants, kick off the weekend and “Pump Up The Jam!”

This record is still hot!!!! Technotronic had YOUR body moving back in 1989 and most definitely have it moving today. Take a break from whatever you’re doing and get your booty on the floor tonight.

FYI this is also the year the Sega Genesis Console was released in US, Little Mermaid & Back To The Future Part 2 hit theaters and George Bush Snr. became the 41st President of the United States.


Look there’s nothing like running a full marathon and at some point imagining chasing after a bad guy through the streets of San Diego.

“Drop the briefcase now!!!” Seriously where can I find a keytar and a sweet suit with some shoulder pads? Maybe if we traveled back to the year 1984 and we’re on the set of Miami Vice. Thank you Jan Hammer for the unforgettable theme song.



Rewind (like a video cassette) back 2 years from 1984, if Rocky could have it why can’t we. This is the year the San Francisco 49’ers were Super Bowl Champs, the Los Angeles Lakers became victorious and the phrase “E.T. Phone Home” became popular. It’s also the year you made contact with the “Eye of the Tiger,” it’s1982.



Let’s now fast-forward 8 years and make you sweat till you bleed with the 1990 hit “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” from C&C Music Factory.

Check out the fashion yo, also just a reminder the woman in this video is NOT the original singer. Her name is Zelma Davis and she’s lip-synching, the actual singer is Martha Wash. You probably knew that.



10 years ago Eminem/ B-Rabbit inspired us all that you can overcome obstacles no matter who you are or where you’re from.

The Academy Award winning song is still one of the greatest singles of all time (in my opinion) and definitely on my playlist for running a marathon. From 8 Mile to 26.2 miles hope to see you in San Diego on Sunday. You only get one shot!


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