Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Last week Spark People had a list to choose this year’s best exercise tunes. I have to admit that I only knew about 25% of the songs on the list, so a coworker and I listened to all of them and voted whether we would be able to exercise to them or not…. We decided that we probably would not be able to exercise to the majority of them; they were way too mellow!
I find that I prefer to listen to rock. Especially, rock ballads from the 60’s - 80’s! Pat Benatar’s Hit Me with Your Best Shot…. Carry on my Wayward Son by Kansas…. Lynyrd Skynyrd… Poison… ACDC…Joan Jett… I like some newer things too that made the list like Gym Class Heroes… Pink…. Even Adele has enough soul to keep me going. But that’s the kind of music that really gets me moving. No offense Spark People, but compared to my list, yours is kinda pansyish.
When I’m listening to my tunage (my uncle’s word) I can totally forget that I am exercising. I get lost in my musical world where I can’t feel my lunges gasping for air and the sweat doesn’t even bother me. The old creeper who is on the bike next to me vanishes and the perfect, skinny, little blonde with awesome legs running (faster than I could ever dream to) on the next treadmill over disappears. And all that is left is me pumping with the beat.
Then when I am completely in my own world, I play the air guitar as awesome as Hendrix. When there is a drum solo you know who has it covered; hey Ringo, I’ve got this one! And if I’m not completely gasping I can even mouth all the words…. Well, realistically, most of them. Yes I am the girl on the treadmill or bike totally rocking out, maybe you’ve seen me. Don’t worry I won’t see you if you are making fun of how ridiculous I look playing the intro to Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here. And I can’t hear you when I’m hitting the high hat and playing the bass drum with my bike pedal to ACDC’s T.N.T.
The way I see it, I’m doing the most embarrassing thing I can do in front of you any way…. Sweating! Gross! So I might as well have a kick ass time doing it. So sit back and enjoy the show… who knows I might even fall off if you watch long enough