I haven't done a personal update post in a long time. Mid June seems like a good time to start. Be warned This post will involve mostly running stuff. Lets begin.
To kick off June and prepare myself for the Ragnar Relay race from Madison, Wisconsin to Chicago a couple of guys and myself from the Three Run Two running Club decided to run to all the major Chicago stadiums. Our route was US Celluar to Soldier Field to United Center to Wrigley Field. In the end we ran somewhere between 18-19 miles. It was a very fun and challenging day.
During that same week I had three video projects I shot make their debut at the Indie Incubator Film Fest. If you haven't been to this festival you should check it out at least once. It's a great time.
After that fun. Ragnar was here. My first leg into Ragnar I decided I absolutely regretted my decision. I had to run 10 miles in the 97 degree direct sunlight heat. The next leg I ran was at 2am. It was a lot more fun, but almost completely pitch black. My third leg I was completely sold on the experience. Once I finished, showered and had a chance to regroup my sanity I decided I loved every minute of it and would absolutely do it again.
Team 2 at the finish.
Van 1 team 2.
Our road kills (people you pass while running).
Slap bracelet exchange to Van 2.
Me on the run.
A night exchange.
Diaz passing it off back to our Van.
The finish line.
I washed some clothes and DJ a set a Simone's and then it was off the NYC for a bridge the gap runners meet up. Running crews from all over the globe met up to run, party, celebrate 10 year anniversary of the Bridgerunners, party, and then party some more. I had so much fun.
Sometimes your run involves a cable car. Spider-Man did not show up. Jerk.
A bridge before we hit Nas' home and the Queen's Bridge.
I got back home to Chicago then went up to Wisconsin to play a private party. I was a blast so much fun. On the way back home I decided to run a trail race with the good folks at Muddy Monk. The trail we ran was great and had a decent amount of technical stuff to it. I did pretty well and had a blast.
At the finish.
Now it's time to rest and get ready for Chicago Marathon training which starts for me next week. Cheers!
The Pro-Ject Mix Tape Series was created to celebrate the many music styles, sounds, vibrations, and DJs that influence the world.
This mix has a lot of past Pro-Ject event influences in it. Different sound bites from past presenters, words of wisdom and hidden meanings and messages.
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:: Track List and Inspirations ::
Mixed by DJ Intel
When I set out to make this mix a would looking for songs that would express and feel like the idea of "independence and freedom".
1) U Gots To 2 B Nasty - MF Rex
The first track is a fun party jam to get you moving on the floor doing your own thing.
2) Saturday Vibrations - DJ Agent 86
Everyday you go to work it should feel like a Saturday.
3) Comfortable (Oliver Nelson Remix) The Knocks ft. X Ambassadors
Let loose and be comfortable with yourself and everybody you work with.
4) Baby I Got That (Justin Martin Endless Summer Mix) - Bondax
You got that feeling and you know that it's right.
5) Senior Mafia - SkiiTour
6) Intro - Alan Braxe & Fred Falke
Take a deep breath. We're moving now.
7) Doin Ya Thang - Oliver S.
Do your own thing! Don't let them tell you what do, but always respect your audience.
8) Digital Love (Panik City Remix) - Daft Punk
Capture your dream.
9) Fu Gee La - Legitimate Scandal
"Oooh La La La, It's the way that we rock when we're doing our thang"
10) Pumpin Blood (The Chainsmokers Remix) - NONONO
Nothing can stop you. "It's your heart. It's alive."
11) When A Fire Starts To Burn - Disclosure
Spread your dream.
12) Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe - Kendrick Lamar
This one is pretty self explanatory. Do you.
13) Balkan Nas - J*Star
The Nas' Lyrics mashed up here are from a song called, "Made You Look." Get noticed.
14) Go Dummy - Stylus Beats ft. King Fantastic
Nothing wrong with being silly and having fun. That's how your job doesn't become a J-O-B.
15) Soul Clap (Altered Tapes ReWork) - Showbiz & AG
You're doing you. Clap for yourself. You're your own best cheerleader. Celebrate what you have accomplished.