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Counting Stars

It’s Monday!  Which means it must be time for Motivational Music Monday at 50 in 50 Marathon Quest!  Pop on over and say “hey!” to James!  Be sure to let him know your favorite song for this week!  He’s in the process of building his Spotify Playlist, and believe you me, it needs some additions!  😉

I’ve been having a great time with the group One Republic just recently.  They’re one of those bands that just can’t go wrong with me.  Their music hits my soul as do the lyrics.  While Stop and Stare is actually stuck in my head at this particular time, I felt maybe Counting Stars was just a bit more upbeat, something one could trot along nicely to, not to mention the words are something that hit home with me…

I see this life, like a swinging vine
Swing my heart across the line
And in my face is flashing signs
Seek it out and ye’ shall find
Old, but I’m not that old
Young, but I’m not that bold
And I don’t think the world is sold
On just doing what we’re told
I feel something so right
Doing the wrong thing
I feel something so wrong
Doing the right thing
I couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

Have a fabulous day!!


Tuney Tuesday — Love Runs Out

It was quite by accident that I found this song.  I was loading up my iPod with new tuneage (yes, I’m old, I still use an iPod as opposed to my phone), and I wanted “Counting Stars” by One Republic.  I happened to click on the song right underneath “Counting Stars” which was “Love Runs Out.”  After a few choice words and a minor tantrum for having bought something I didn’t really want, I thought, “Oh what the hell.  I’ll give it a chance.  It’s got a good beat.”  So I added it to my latest run playlist.  Little did I know it would soon become one of my favorite running songs.  Love this!

I made The Motivator listen to it, and it has also turned into one of his favorite running songs. On Sunday, when he was in the midst of running a mere 20 miles, this song came on at about mile 11 or 12… it got him out of a bad place and re-energized him (see his run report here).

And for the nitty gritty details, if you’re into that sort of thing, this song surprisingly is only 120 BPM and will give you a 13:00 pace, which is fast for me, slow for James, but we actually both enjoy running to it.  So, I don’t think it really matters what your pace is… just listen to the beat and let your legs go with the flow…

…Ooo, I’ll be running, I’ll be running, til the love runs out…

Thank you dear Kelly at honestme363 for Tuney Tuesday!!  

What song is your favorite to run to or a good pick-me-up in general?

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