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March 8 is International Women’s Day and I celebrated it for the first time. I must live under a rock because, although it has been around since early 1900s in some form, I had never heard of it. So to make good, I chose to recognize the contribution and achievements of women in the music world (or at least my music world). Some of the below playlist really cooked my Marantz/Jensen car tapedeck setup back in the day. That system replaced the stock AM radio and was self-installed as a fool would pay to have it done on a bus boy’s pay. My vessel was a 4-door brown ’72 Ford LTD that I bought from my grandparents for $500. One would need a pretty good wingspan to have your hands on the wheel at the required 10 and 2 o’clock.

Anyway, the playlist contains girl bands or bands fronted by women
1. Cannonball (1993) – The Breeders (fronted by Kim Deal; also Kelley Deal-guitar and Josephine Wiggs-drums)
2. I hate Myself for Loving You (1988) – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
3. Kiss Me Deadly – (1988) – Lita Ford (was also a former bandmate of JoanJett in 70s all-girl band The Runaways)
4. What About Love (1985) – Heart (Ann and Nancy Wilson). Heart has a lot of good stuff. This 80s schlock isn’t one of them but it fit my requirements for 3:30 +/- play length)
5. One Way or Another (1979) – Blondie (fronted by Debbie Harry). *Note* Most of my girlfriends throughout 80s should send her a royalty check as I “practiced” on her album covers for years.
6. Heartbreaker (1979) – Pat Benatar
7. Brass in Pocket (1979) – The Pretenders (fronted by Crissie Hynde)
8. Head Over Heels (1984) – Go-Go’s (Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Kathy Valentine, Gina Schock)
9. Me and Bobby McGee (1971) – Janis Joplin and the Full Tilt Boogie Band
10. Dressed for Success (1988) – Roxette (fronted by Marie Fredricksson)
11. Dreams (1992) – The Cranberries (fronted by Dolores O’Riordan)
12. Top of the World (1973) – The Carpenters (fronted by Karen Carpenter)

Mosey over to back parking lot near the steps to field, ‘Balls-to-Wall Alley,’ Auditorium, etc
Quick round of warm-up (SSH, oyo burpees, Imperial Walker, fazios f/r, mtn climber)

Keeping it simple, (and to mix up strength and cardio) we performed a 10-exercise tabata (20 sec ‘on’/10 sec ‘off’) and then an interlude of sorts over and over. Something like:

1.Press Right arm
2.Press Left arm
3.Goblet Squat
4.2H Row
5.Quick Feet on bell
6.2H Curl
7.High pull
9.Hammer w/ bell
10.Seated press

Run to curb at far end of parking lot toward Rowan and back
10 burpees
20 KB swings

Repeato until time runs out
(I think we got through 6 but not sure)

Thoughts/prayers to:
Headgear, Java, Money Hose and their respective families

Geddy offered to take us out and into the day