Tuney Tuesday — Till I Collapse

Not long ago, I used to play a game on Facebook with some of my high school friends for which we created a little group, Tuesday Tunes.  We would pick a theme each Tuesday and post a song related to the theme throughout the week.  I’m no longer on Facebook, but I do miss playing that game.

Today I ran across Kelly’s blog, honestme363, and she’s created a recurring weekly post known as Tuney Tuesday!  I was absolutely thrilled to discover this!  I love music, and music motivates me during my runs.  Some people prefer the quiet when they run, but I don’t want to run if I can’t have my music.  Some of the songs that come up I can actually pace to, while others I can just simply drift away.

I told Kelly I wanted to be a part of Tuney Tuesday, and she asked me about songs that motivate me.  The first and foremost song that comes to mind is “Till I Collapse” by Eminem.  But it’s not just the song… it’s this particular video behind the song that keeps me going, posted below. The first time I ever heard the song, I watched this Ironman video.  These super-athletes keep going no matter what, no matter how they feel.  They let nothing stop them to reach the finish line. It’s inspiring.

I make sure to put this song in the middle of any of my running playlists, right about when I know I’m going to start feeling sorry for myself, thinking how bad I hurt or how tired I am.  My pain is nothing compared to what these athletes go through.  This song comes on, and I find the strength to suck it up and carry on.

And FYI… this is the song that was playing when I ran across the bridge that terrified me in the Bridge of the Gods Run…  I hope you find as much inspiration in it as I do.

(Warning:  Explicit lyrics, so not for sensitive ears)


15 thoughts on “Tuney Tuesday — Till I Collapse

      1. Angie Mc

        Huge eclectic music fan here! Today I would say, All Star by Smash Mouth. It connects me to great family memories and lyrics like “You’ll never shine if you don’t glow” …. Perfect!

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