Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Currently Running To... Nothing But The Beat.

Now I'm not saying David Guetta is the single most defining artist of our time or anything, but the boy knows how to spin a mean dance beat. And if the tracks like Memories and Sexy Bitch got you running like Usain Bolt last time, rest assured there's more where that came from in this new album.

From Where Them Girls At feat Nicki Minaj to Titanium feat Sia and Sweat feat the legendary Snoop Doggy Dogg... There's plenty of up-tempo tracks to keep you on pace. Just try not to bust out any dancefloor moves on the running track. That would be embarrassing.

Monday, September 5, 2011

New Move Monday.

Let me introduce you to one little exercise that had me in a whole lot of pain last week: The side lunge.

I tried this move from the Nike Training Club app in the morning. It didn't feel so bad. But when I attempted a pilates class later in the day. Oh, boy – was I in trouble! It took a couple (better make that five) days before my muscles were game enough to try them again, but at least I know they work. They really, really work.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

On The Couch: One Day

What's the story? Let me start by saying, if you haven't already read the book, please, please, please go and do it before you watch this movie. It's a beautifully written story by author David Nicholls about two people who meet for the first time on July 15, 1988 and whose lives become intertwined over the next twenty years. The book revisits them on the same day each year and I'll stop short of giving away any actual details – but, suffice to say, it runs the full gamut of emotions.

Why it's worth paying $18 to see... So, how does this cult novel translate on the big screen? Not well, if you agree with the reviewers who gave it just one star. I don't. Aside from the fact that Anne Hathaway has the worst Yorkshire accent ever, I actually think this film is a lovely, funny adaptation of a great book. Things are lost in the film (they always are) but the perfect performance of Jim Sturgess as Dex and the stellar supporting cast certainly makes up for any of Anne's shortcomings. It's not likely to replace The Notebook as the love story of our generation, but it's far from a total disaster. In fact, it's quite easy and enjoyable to watch.