Thursday, April 24, 2008

What Every Hero Needs

Whether you’re battling hunger, cancer, lead paint, or poor fashion sense, at some point you’re going to have to run from the bad guys, run after the bad guys, run to someone's aid, or run a marathon to raise funds for the cure. All of this adds up to a lot of running for our Friendly World Saving Super Hero.

So, how do you do it? Stay fit, I mean. Do you run? Do you do yoga? Dance your heart out on the kitchen floor, by way of spontaneous dance parties with your toddler and/or sister? Well, now you know what I do!

How do you keep yourself motivated? I run with my iPod and set up a weekly jogging playlist. Would you like to know what’s in the queue for this week? No, Erik. It’s not Eye of the Tiger. At least not today… I start with something slow, build up, then slow back down. I’m working with about 30 minutes, which usually gives me a little more than 2.5 miles, including warm up and cool down. Here goes:

  • Sail Away – David Gray
  • Boston – Augustana
  • Jump (for my love) – Pointer Sisters
  • Holiday – Green Day
  • If I Never See Your Face Again – Maroon 5
  • Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall
  • Makes Me Wonder – Maroon 5
  • Inner City Blues – Marvin Gaye

Be friendly little super heroes, and tell me your power songs. What gets you going and keeps you going? Boston, Jump, and Holiday really kick it in for me and I feel like I could run forever when I’m listening to them. Maybe I should cut the list back and throw it on repeat. Or maybe I'll steal one of your songs.

A little video for your listening pleasure. Who knows? Maybe you'll start running when you hear it.

1 comment:

Zoe said...

Whoever this Erik dude is, you have to introduce us. Any fan of 80's power-pop is cool by me!

So... a few of many arbitrary songs that charge batteries:

Rearviewmirror - Pearl Jam
Don't Change - INXS
Bruised - Jack's Mannequin
Pretty much anything by Garbage
Idol - Amanda Ghost
Time Stand Still - Rush
Head On - The Jesus and Mary Chain

Will stop now on account of the simple fact that this is not my blog! Oh, but I could go on...