[159 days to go] I’m officially bored of all music. Well, I should be more clear. I’m sick of all the run-worthy music that is currently inhabiting my ipod. When I started this epic marathon journey about 9 weeks ago (can you believe it’s already been that long?) I made an equally epic mix of every amazing, bass-thumping, fist-pumping song that I own, thinking that the mix would last me through training and right up to race day. And here we are. And I’m bored.
From scouting out other runners in the greater Boston area I have seen some people who are self-sufficient and don’t need music to run. Alas, I am not one of these people. Music has been critical to keeping me focused, interested, and having a good time running. I’ve found that I can be feeling slow and sluggish during a run, but when a good song comes pulsing through my ear buds I can’t help but speed up. Help me put that pep back in my step! I would love to hear suggestions from fellow runners on songs that are good enough to run to.
The Boston Marathoner
[It wouldn’t be fair if this were just one way, so I’ll disclose my favorite running tune to date: “Percussion Gun” by the White Rabbits. If you like drumming, you’ll love this song.]