I ran again today! 6.25 miles in 51 minutes with my friend from work. I was sitting in my office today when, let's call him Jim, came by and asked me if I wanted to go to the gym and lift weights before we ran. I thought sure, what the heck. Well, what the heck was an hour of pure Willie hell that's what!! I swear this guy is going to kill me before he's done. I had to do inclined bench presses, declined curly things, upside down - declined push downs, hang from your fingernails-inclined-curl-fly-push-up-downs, and whatever else this master of dumbbells could throw at me. He kept asking me if he had put too much weight on for me, No the veins in my face always bulge like this! I kept asking him when we could get to the running, that’s easy. His answer never pleased me. I was also the smallest guy in the place. One time when I was resting against the wall, a guy mistook me for a barbell and tried to put weights on me! I just hope I didn’t intimidate any of those giants with my enormous endurance. I’m sure they noticed my excellent running form and were impressed. I don’t belong in gyms.
So anyway on my run today I fired up the old IPod just for some background music. I also discovered a new favorite running song. Who Knew by Pink is great for running. I found myself singing along at one point. I don’t what it is about a song but sometimes they can hit me right and I just get into them on a run. As I was thinking about this I began to also wonder about what I listen to while I run. My playlist tonight consisted of Pink which I already mentioned, then The Foo Fighters, The Pretender, also a great running song. I then moved on to some Michael Buble’ Save the last dance for me, followed by some Garth Brooks To Make You Feel My Love (Live), since he lives down the road in Yukon and then some Motley Crue Wild Side and Same old Situation. Next I enjoyed some David Gray, The One I Love, and then some Metallica (I don’t remember which but they were good). There may have been a Kelly Clarkson song in there also (can’t help it I love her!). So now you know what Willie listens to when he runs. I actually don’t like to where my IPod much while running because it just gets annoying after an hour or two. Sometimes I will download some podcasts of A Prairie Home Companion by Garrison Keeler and listen to them on long runs. He is so good and has that great voice which I could listen to forever. It’s the kind of voice you can get lost in. Ok I’ve bored you enough with my playlist. Maybe it can give you some insight into my soul, maybe it will just confirm for you that I’m out-to-lunch, or maybe you will see that I’m open minded musically and have a vast array of musical interests. I like that last one, makes me seem high-class!!! Or maybe full-of-crap.
Now I’m off to finish Gone with the Wind which is on TCM right now. That’s the reason this bog sucks, I’ve been watching Scarlet O’hara defend Tara from those nasty Yankees! Rhett Butler is my hero. He’s such a mans-man.
As God as my witness, I’ll never stop running again!!!
Ok a little dramatic but so good.
Thanks for listening