Why did people think the Earth was flat? Clearly they never ran anywhere.
I can’t seem to run ANYWHERE without encountering hills. Not that this is a bad thing, it makes me stronger, makes my muscles shapely (ier) and it makes my heart healthy or it will give me a stroke – that is a toss up up there. But since I won’t wear my heart rate monitor, I tell myself that I am FINE.
I use to listen to nothing when I ran. But that was when I ran for 30 minutes. Now that my runs are longer I need more to pass the time away with. I like podcasts but now that the leaves are just beginning to break free in the valley, I feel like dancing – SO I started listening to music again and not just laying around on my floor like I did in high school. I listen to music WHILE I run!
After a while, the rotation becomes uninspiring and I find myself looking for new music.
I have several different playlists.
One for hills, one for LSDs (Long Slow Distance) it would also be suitable for the ‘other’LSD, and one for motivation or increased tempo runs.
Then I have the POWER songs. I save them for the end of the run because sometimes (every single time) I need a kick in the pants to keep going.
Trooper fits that bill – weird I know, and so does Clara and her Hen party singing Cee Lo Greens’ Forget you – only its Buck buck buck instead of words. It makes me smile and energizes me.
Today I decided I needed new (ish or new to me) music for my ipod. So off I went in search of music that would kick me into gear, You know what I have discovered? I have very eclectic listening taste.
My two favorites from today that made me insert dance steps into my run along with some kickin’ head moves were Fatboy Slim’s Rockafeller Skank (Always have loved that one but never downloaded it) and Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines. Damn that song is sexy and I run sexier when I am listening to it. Okay, in my head I am running sexier…but you are with me so maybe you can imagine my sexy running – or not Dad, just keep scrolling.
I downloaded 14 new songs today and I had a fantastic run. There is something about great tunes that feed your soul. I need to remember this because the next time I am in a running slump, I am going to create a new running play list, one for sexy running, and one for sexy dance moves running. That should motivate me!
Oh and in case you are interested in my odd ball sense of music to run to, take a gander at my list for Sunday’s 13k:
- Rockafeller Skank – Fatboy Slim
- Harder to Breathe – Maroon 5
- Pump it up – Elvis Costello
- Lose Yourself – Eminem
- Too bad about your girl – The Donnas
- Womaniser – Britney Spears
- Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
- I love it – Icona Pop
- Feel this moment – Pit Bull
- Ho Hey – The Lumineers
- Stompa – Serena Ryder
- Gone Gone Gone – Philip Phillips
- It’s a beautiful Day – Michael Buble
- Locked out of heaven – Bruno Mars
I feel like dancing so lets listen to Fatboy Slim shall we? And yes that IS Usher from 1999.