Well, I ran today, but was so stressed over something I didn't pay much attention to what blared through my headphones. Add that to the fact that due to weather I have to tough it out on a treadmill. Ick! It wasn't a pleasant run. However, I can actually recall a few key songs that played which actually goes hand in hand with what I was going to talk about today - getting high.
This came to me last Sunday while I was at church. Now I love the preaching, but my favorite part is the time of worship with singing. I've said before that I listen & sing to music every. single. day. Similar to running I would not be complete without it. So during this time of singing we had some great songs that really moved me. My hands were lifted, body was moving & I was singing praises to the Lord! Can I hear a HALLELUIAH AMEN?!?! Oh, sorry. Caught up in the moment again. Anyway, when it was done I had the biggest high. I was in my favorite worship position with my hands up & face lifted toward heaven. I could have stayed there forever in God's presence. It's such an awesome feeling.
I also get this same high when I run. Not always. Not every time. Sometimes it comes in the middle of the run, sometimes at the end. It can happen once, it can happen several times during a run. It's the best feeling in the world! To me, both are God given. Both are vital to who I am. What can be very comical is when the two happen at the same time. Running down the road or on a treadmill and my running high hits during a song (which isn't always a "church" song) that brings me that same high. Yeah, I'll be jamming along with hands lifted, maybe some clapping, a huge smile while I lift my face toward the sky. I'm sure I look ridiculous, but I really don't care. I'm in the moment. I'm getting high. I'm being who & how God created me.
Firework - Katy Perry
Prrrum (Remix) - Cosculluela & Wisin y Yandel
In the Garden - Don Marsh
CSI - TV Theme Song
Fly on the Wall - Myley Cyrus
Greatest American Hero - TV Theme Song
This is the Day that the Lords Hath Made - Gaither Trio
Every Breath You Take - The Police
More than Words/Heaven - Rock of Ages Soundtrack
Our God - Chris Tomlin
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
Hold Me - Jamie Grace feat. tobyMac
At Your Name - Phil Wickham
Forever - Chris Brown
Jai Ho! (You are my Destiny) - A.R. Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls