Monday, June 2, 2008
Today's entry is about music that motivates. I recently decided it was time to get back into running again. Last year I did a Couch to 5K program that really whipped me into shape. I was running every day and had worked my distance up...not to marathon status of course, but I could run 4 miles without stopping, which was a big deal to me. Then I had some hip pain, so I slacked off and then the slide back down to where I started. Anyway, enough about that negative stuff. Music helps get me over the hump so to speak when I feel like slowing down. Today I ran to Rihanna, which I have wrote about before, but it got me thinking about other musicians who keep me running. Before I get the inevitable safety spiel about how "running with an ipod can kill you", I run on my treadmill. I'm more likely to be killed flying off the back than be hit by a car. Like The Cars. (I love that segueway...sometimes I amuse myself!) Their rocking groove gets my motor running. Who could forget their video of "You might Think" where Rick Ocasek was a fly...classic stuff, I'm telling you. And of course, the Office Depot classic..."You're just what I Needed" How could you not run listening to that? So what music motivates you, dear readers?