Monday, December 7, 2009

This run was brought to you by the number 5 and the letter S

Don'tcha just love it when the run you are dreading turns out to be a great one?!?

This is what happened today.  Man, I almost didn't do it.  But then I realized (this is not the first time I've had this very same realization) that I'll feel worse about not doing it then actually doing it.

So.  I tried something different today; it was great and I highly recommend you do it for your next musically-enhanced run!  I went to the "Songs" list on the menu of my ipod, and picked a letter.  I chose "S," because I had been looking for a song whose name I could remember but the artist of which had slipped my mind.*

Anyway, then I just started at a random "S" song, and then it went on, in alphabetical order, for my 5-mile run.  The results?  Totally awesome!  I wasn't expecting half of them; I had never considered some of them running songs but they worked!  Also, I was able to listen to good ones that I had almost forgotten were on there.  So many of us, myself included, tend to listen to the same songs/albums/playlists over and over.  So this was a nice dose of variety for a change.  For all of you, this provides a sort of cross-section of my (varying) musical tastes.

Here's my list:

Somewhat Untitled - The Hysterics
Somewhere Along the Line - Billy Joel
Song #3 - Reel Big Fish
Song for the Dumped - Ben Folds Five
Song of Freedom - Sweet Honey in the Rock
The Song that Jane Likes - Dave Matthews Band
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Sons & Daughters - The Decemberists
Soon Forget - Pearl Jam
Sorry - Madonna
S.O.S. - Rihanna
Soul Surfing - Fatboy Slim
Sour Times - Portishead
Southern California Wants to be Western New York - Dar Williams
Souvenir - Billy Joel
Sowing the Seeds of Love - Tears for Fears

You guys definitely try this to shake up your run a bit.  Any letter!  It'll keep leaving you guessing what's next!  Then you can share your lists on your blogs!

Oh, and one more reason this run was brought to you by the letter S...during this run, it started to...snow!

*The artist I had been trying to remember was Built to Spill, with "Strange."


  1. Fun idea! It sounds like a great way to incorporate "new" music into our runs.

  2. Great idea! I will have to try that next time!

  3. Thats a great idea!! Tears for Fears?!?!! Love sowing the seeds of love!!

    Also, a great 'power' running song is Blur (song 2)!!

    Email me when you do a new post!!


  4. I love it. What a great idea. You better believe I will be trying that soon!