Monday, April 16, 2012

Run to the Beat

I have a confession to make. Before I do though, let me give you a bit of the background. As you probably know, I'm not much into music. I've never listened to music just to pass time, I've always preferred to do something more stimulating. If we're on a long drive I love to sit there and try and invent things in my mind. If I'm driving to work I prefer to listen to a talk show or listen to the news.

Having said that however, there are some songs that I really do like. Since I've gotten my android I've been slowly downloading some of the songs that I like. What I didn't really realize however is that this list has grown to quite a few songs. It wasn't until I was driving home from San Antonio on that marathon drive that I found that there was nothing left to occupy my thoughts. I'd talked for hours to Lisa and the kids but at 1:00 the morning I needed a new distraction. I then remembered my playlist and I decided to listen to it. I was quite surprised to learn that I had nearly two hours of music and I love every single song on the list.

Well once I got home of course I never listened to the music again, that is until I started running. On the short runs I love to just think about things but on the long runs that go on for an hour or more my mind starts to wander and before long I find that I'm focusing on my body and suddenly all I can think about is wanting to walk. That is when I thought about my playlist. If I was listening to one of my songs then perhaps it would distract me from being tired.

My confession is that I love running to music. Who would have thought? I feel bad at times because it seems like I'm missing out on nature so I pull out the earplugs in the more beautiful spots but I do love listening to my playlist while I run. Now the question is if I will ever get tired of my favorite songs?

Weightless by Marconi Union is considered by 
some to be the most relaxing song of all time.


Lisa said...

I never get tired of music. I'm at school now so I'll have to listen to that other song at home.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

They have proven that listening to music can actually make you run longer, faster, and harder :) something like that anyways. It makes sense. I think if you are listening to the right music it can totally enhance the nature aspect of your run, and work together to create a great run!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

P.S. there are certain songs that will always make me think of you, just because I know that you like them :)

Kira said...

no, you will never get tired of your favorite songs!

I LOVE that you just admitted that in public!!!

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