Sunday, January 01, 2012

To be born again.

Ladies and Gentlemen ... 45 Playlists for 45 Years.

1968 Playlist
Street Fighting Man - The Rolling Stones
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) - Aretha Franklin
If I Had a Hammer - Leonard Nimoy
Folsom Prison Blues (Live at Folsom Prison) - Johnny Cash
Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones

Spring ends today. Happy New Year.

Weariness. I was looking forward to running, and had a good morning (no New Year's hangovers in this house) but as I geared up I started feeling a bit overwhelmed. I ran consistently, without stopping, but after a couple blocks I decided to take the 2 mile course instead of the 3 miler.

I want to run every day, every other day, get back into a rhythm, a need. And to have legs and lungs that can take it. I need to work up to this, lately if I try three or four mile runs, it wrecks me for the rest of the day. That's not how it's supposed to feel.

It is a new year, a big year. Time is an issue, but so is energy, strength, endurance. The exercise is supposed to make everything else possible, and not its opposite.

Every run I will feature a playlist for each year from the one in which I was born to the present, in chronological order. That's new. I am wondering if the forward trajectory of years (rather random annual playlists) will give me additional energy.

Wish me luck. And good luck to you!

Distance: 2 miles
Temperature: 52ยบ
Weight: 180.5 lbs.
Weather: rainy, chilly.


fil said...

Go get 'em. Really, Nimoy?

pengo said...

That is a happy, upbeat song, my friend. Never apologize for your playlist.

T. Roger Thomas said...

Good luck to you with the running.

Does Spring really end today?

pengo said...

No, Spring ended June 21. But it's been raining every day since then, and today it freezes and snows.

Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

I like the thought process behind starting at "year one" and working forward. Super cool.

And remember: running even just one mile is better than running none. Get your running streak on, my friend. Here's to being better physically and mentally in 2012.