Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I just know that something good is gonna happen.

Okay, maybe someone can answer this question for me ... I need to make a video to introduce myself, as a runner. Kind of a try-out video. Instead, just me, being myself, talking about running.

What do I talk about when I talk about running? I mean ... that someone like yourself actually finds interesting.

Distance: 4 miles
Route: Neighborhood loop 

Temperature: 54ยบ
Climate: cool & wet
Weight: 167 lbs.
Breakfast: pancakes, yogurt & syrup
Hydration? yes
Stretches? yes

The Model Genius Playlist
Something Good - Utah Saints
Strobe - Deadmau5
Uninvited (Club Mix) - Freemasons
Children 2004 - Groove(A)Holics
She's So Damn Cool - Felix da Housecat
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk

Baila Duro - Maria Daniela y Su Sonido Lasser

A return to techno. And a welcome one, at this point. I got a number of extended dance mix discs in the past few years, but never really "employed" them. 

The Genius feature in iTunes is dicey ... if you choose a familiar tune, you may get the same mix every single time. You really need to pick an off-the-chart track for the algorithm to choose a unique, interesting mix.

After reading that piece about Kraftwerk at MOMA, I spun off The Model, got 100 tracks and turned them into ten different, ten-song playlists. And I am enjoying them.


Michele said...

Why do you run.
What do you get out of running.
What have been the biggest challenges to making running part of your regular routine.
Have you had to sacrifice anything to make it part of your life.
What sucks the most about running.
If you could be as healthy, maintain your weight and NOT run, would you still run. If yes, why.

Art2mis said...

I've been trying to think of something quantitative that I find interesting...and I can't.

Part of it is the struggle. The fact that you discuss the aches, the pains, the having to make time for it, the joy of it, the plodding, the plotting, the planning, the rest stops, dodging poop and snowdrifts and just the everyday mundanity that goes into RUNNING A MARATHON. I'm inspired and impressed. I love running, but can't find time or interest to go beyond about 6 miles maximum, so there's also an element of disbelief and the feeling that I'm watching a possible car-crash in progress.

Basically, it's your voice telling your story. And as I'm sure you know, I've always been a fan of your style. I can't imagine you wouldn't do that well on video. You're just looking for approval, right? :)

pengo said...

You know me so well.

Thanks for taking time to share that, I really appreciate it. More than that, I'm flattered. Thank you.