Just a quickie today....Great DJ by the Ting Tings has embedded itself in my brain lately. I'm not usually a fan of poppy dance music but it just makes me happy. I have been using it at both ends of my treadmill runs, getting me pumped and not dreading the hamster wheel, and again as I finish the medium-long runs midweek to really punch it home hard. Side note to those with preschoolers-they are also the band who sang a really cool Happy Birthday song on Yo Gabba Gabba last year. (Shhhhhh, don't tell anyone that I really, really like to watch DJ Lance and his orange jumpsuit.)
Do any of you who listen to music for runs have any of your own standbys or new favorites that get you going or help you finish big? I listen to the wierdest hodge-podge of stuff during runs, so just throw 'em at me whether you think anyone else would like it or not. It's good to throw new stuff into the mix.
I am fighting a cold with all my might right now, and hoping to get in a decent midweek run this afternoon. I skipped doing a recovery run last night to try to rest up and be ready for something good later. If I just feel disgustingly sick when I start, though, I am going to be smart and call it a day. I am hoping, however, that I can have a decent run after a day of laying low and pumping the fluids. This feels likethe kind of cold that I could just take by surprise and beat into submission and run out of the system if the run is started easily enough.