Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Standing at the starting line...

on Saturday, someone asked, "What is that thing?" pointing to my Sony Walkman strapped to my upper arm. "It's a radio," I replied, "haven't you ever seen one before?" Well, surrounded by 900 runners all wearing their ipods and listening to their own favorite tunes throughout the race, while my technologically repressed self had to listen to 5 minutes of ads, making me slow down, I decided that a lovely gift to myself for having completed a half-marathon would be an ipod shuffle. At only $50 it does everything I want and my technologically savvy son found free downloads for me of my favorite '80s tunes.

Who can't help but run faster listening to Billy Idol's Rebel Yell or Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun? I made up a 2 page list of cool songs with a fast beat and Will took charge of putting together a 6 hour playlist. Not that I'm going to run for 6 hours, but it was so much fun watching the videos, so much so that Mary rolled her eyes again and again at my pathetic attempts to sing along to the lyrics of Deelight's Groove is in the Heart and ZZ Top's Legs. I promise that my next race time will be at least 1 minute faster due to me being able to relive the music of high school.   

2 comments:

Foxfier said...

I like the little Samsung unit my husband got me for Christmas two years ago-- about the size of a silver dollar, hangs from the earphones comfortably, has great sound and was pretty dang inexpensive. (sadly, that's really all I know about it-- there's no model or ANYTHING on it!)

Natalie said...

What an excellent reward for yourself! I love 80's music too and they are so much fun to work out with too.