Sunday, December 16, 2012
I've wanted to created a race playlist for a very long time but in staying true to my procrastinator roots I have not yet done so. But since I will be off work from 12/19 through 1/7 - and including 10 wonderful child free days! - I will have plenty of time to finally putting my music in order.
All races so far, and all runs for that matter, have been run with my trusty iPod Shuffle on...well, on shuffle.
Never underestimate the Power of the Shuffle...it's come up with some real winners in the past...
Pink's "I'm Trouble" when I was supremely pissed over a situation;
Sinatra's "My Way" as I approached the finish line of my first ever half marathon (and I trained on my own with no official plan at all);
KT Tunstall's "Come On Get In" the first time I experienced the Never Ending Hill of Death (We could make it easy, (or) we could do it right....oh, 'cause the time...has come, we could break these chains, and baby we could run);
"I Can't Drive 55" by Sammy Hagar when I first exceeded my 2 mile run time goal.
But...dare I say it...those runs were easy in comparison. Now I'm faced with 26.2 miles coming up in February. And while I refuse to be anything but confident I will do it...that is a freakin' long distance! I'm looking at over 5 hours of running!
I want to give the Power of the Shuffle a little help.
So I know by mile 26 I am going to be well & truly whupped and I want that perfect song to motivate me to move my feet that last few hundred meters to cross the finish line (ahead of the course sweepers). I want to finish upright and running, not shuffling along moaning like a zombie.
So Spark Peeps...give me your recommendations!
I want something with a good hard beat and motivational lyrics!
OK, I know you can't really know what lyrics I will find motivational. Music-wise I listen to something in every genre (I'm talking from classical to techno and everything in between). And there really don't necessarily have to be lyrics. One of my favorites to get moving happens to be an instrumental mix of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by the Andrews Sisters.
I will listen to everything recommended. Which will also let me expand my library and give me an excuse to upgrade my iPod because I am at about the size limit for my little Shuffle.