I run alone. Even at the gym on the dreamil, I am aware but uninvolved with what goes on around me. I have a busy house full of teenagers. When they want to isolate they put their earbuds in. So do I. Beyond listening to my favorite podcasts, I have a few playlists that change my focus and inspire me. More than just the sweat and the exhilaration of being done, running has trained my mind. The people I listen to in my earphones have, on some days, been my only adult contact. Through my ears, people speak to me, and change me.
I am most certainly running with a playlist and as typical one ear phone in. On my last double digit run which I wrote about here, I listened to my “work in process” playlist. One song in particular inspired me beyond the rest. I think anyone would enjoy. Check it out here. My favorite hill climb song has a good pace for me.
Working out the details
So now that I know which songs didn’t work exactly and need to work out the order according to the hills and valleys. Maybe you have a song to share. Or can help me figure out; song time, guesstimate of miles, can I trust my plan to keep me on pace and have that “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough” on when I climb the hill onto the Golden Gate early in the course? Wisdom from experience. I am listening.
Favorite; rev me up song, slow me down song, focus on form song. Glad to hear your ideas. Currently my playlist has songs from Passion, tobyMac, Christy Nockels, David Crowder Band and Mary Poppins. No way am I running on empty!