Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Running Crack: The Killers "Mr. Brightside"

You know how sometimes you hear a song that just has the perfect amount of energy to get you fired up on a run? You almost don't want the song to stop. You are practically belting it out as your hoofin' it down the street, up the trail, around the track, whatever. When the song ends, you start it over because you just ran better while it was playing. I know you know what I'm talking about.

I have a lot of music on my iPod, but when I run my long trail runs on the weekend I don't bring it with me. I run with a friend - Scrappy Mama - and I enjoy her company and conversation. However, the days I am running on the treadmill at home or at the gym, I need a little added inspiration. I have a running playlist and it is not separated by genre. To me, music that gets me pumped is just that...a song that gets me fired up. The same goes for music that I listen to in the car in the morning. My commuter crack. One minute, I am blasting the radio singing Tom Petty's "American Girl" and the next it's "Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys. It's all good.

Today, it was this gem from a few years ago that kept me pushing on through. Enjoy!

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  1. I love that song! I can see where that would get you pumped for running!

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  2. LOVE THAT SONG! Never saw the video before--wonderful!

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    1. I had never seen the video before either! This song is great!

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  3. My most recent running song was "Under Pressure" by Queen/David Bowie...over and over until my run was done. But my husband recently put all my Hawaiian music on my phone so I tried running and listening and loved it! My legs were working hard but my mind was so relaxed. "American Girl" would be so fun to run to...that is one song that takes me back to UCSC days, blasting it and singing out loud with my roommate!

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    1. Ooh, that sounds pretty cool...running to Hawaiian music!

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  4. So after reading this and hearing the song I had to go download it to my Ipod!

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    1. Have you run to it yet? Super fun song huh?

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  5. Oh my gosh. That song is perfect. I must go download it for my running playlist.

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    1. Let me know how it works for you with your running!

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  6. Love this song! Although I have yet to work out to it.

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