Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday's Tunes

It's been awhile since I paid attention to my tunes, if I was even playing any, during my run.  I listen to music 95% of the time when I run.  It's not really for motivation, although sometimes it does do that for me.  I just like music.  Sometimes I sing along.  Which if you hear me belting some awful tune it's because it's really hard to decently sing while running.  But sometimes I can't help it.  I may sound awful, but I'm going to sing anyway.  Most of the time though I lip sync.  Even if I can't utter the "noise" when a song speaks to me/when it moves me, I feel it in my soul and good luck keeping all that in.  I just explode.  I'm sure it looks like I'm in the midst of my own personal rock concert.  A little air guitar playing, head banging, hand clapping or hands raised to Jesus.  You name it, I probably do it on a daily basis while listening to music. 

Here are my tunes:

Mighty to Save - Michael W. Smith
Jesus Messiah - Chris Tomlin
Lemonade - Chris Rice
Bye Bye Bye - N'Sync
Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex
C'mon Everybody - All Shook Up Soundtrack
Best Days of Your Life - Kellie Pickler
Glorious Day - Casting Crown
I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
You'll Be in my Heart - Phil Collins
Open the Eyes of my Heart Lord - Michael W. Smith
Girl Can Rock - Hillary Duff

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I've been meaning to show you the trophy I earned at the Illinois 5k back in April.
Talk about sweet!  Because this event is chipped timed and there are thousands of people who do this 5k they don't hand out awards on race night.  You just run and then leave.  Or hang out, which ever.  It's kind of nice that you don't have to wait hours afterwards for them to figure out who won, placed in what age group, etc.  Plus, this race has always had a nice award for those who do place.  Not your standard award here.  They even pay to mail it to you.  In the past years it's been a nice draw string bag.  Different from the one you get for doing the marathon.  Which is great, but how many draw string bags could I possibly need?  It was nice to get a different award, plus one that was personalized.  It might take awhile before I shove this one down in the basement.  It wasn't my best ran race and not quite my PR, but it's a sub 21 which I had been working on for a few years and finally was able to achieve this past spring.  Now if I can just get a sub 20.....that's my next goal (once I'm healed from my injury and can actually train for it).

Do you listen to music while you run/workout/live life?  I listen to music everyday of my life.  I also sing & dance along with it.

What is the neatest/most unusual race award you've earned?  Three times I have earned pies for being the overall winner.  Strawberry, Rhubarb & Apple.  Yuuuum!


  1. I love that trophy! Wtg girl!

  2. Awesome trophy! Love the mix of tunes you run to.