Thursday, September 3, 2015

Just Like Music

Some people create with words, or with music, or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run.-- Steve Prefontaine 

I listen to music on virtually every run for the past 15 years. I can count on my hands the amount of times I've gone out for a run without tunes. It's actually a part of my pre-run prep. I get the socks, shorts, and shirt ready. Shoes are usually at the door. My headphones are always charged and then sometimes I sit down and set up a new playlist.

My playlist isn't something I take lightly. I need to ensure that it is long enough to not end or repeat a song. It has to be the right mood. I run to laid back Hip Hop. I run to love songs. I have an all rock list, a Latin music list, a Black BBQ List, a Ragga Run list, it all just depends on how I feel that morning.

The only thing missing is I wish I could get like Hans Zimmer or some other legendary composer to write a soundtrack for me. I'm so in tune with my body and surroundings that I can feel the air in my lungs. I can feel the air change direction on my arms. The composer could even start with the alarm clock in the morning. Andrea Guerra, the composer for the "Pursuit of Happyness" could throw his hat in the ring.

Every run has its highs and its lows. There is a turning point and a climax. There are characters and moments. So many moments worth talking about or writing about or even music written about. If you are a pretty consistent runner take a minute and think of the many intricacies of your daily run. It would be great to have music written to the inspiration of my run. It would be a beautiful and unattractive compilation of music set to a painfully average runner. 

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