Thursday, June 7, 2012

The sound of music

      You know that I've been running now for well over thirty years. But did you know that almost all of my races begin with the sweet sound of 'Love Train' by the mighty O'Jays streaming through my headphones. Frankly, I can't remember the last time I didn't have it playing at the starting line. Yes, you're absolutely right. 'Love Train' is my favorite song. It got me through some rough times growing up. When I Hear that song, I get a sense of well-being. At the starting line is gets my blood flowing, my heart rate up and I'm adrenaline ready.That's my warm up. Believe you me, by the time that horn sounds, it's showtime. Check this out. Start with 'Love Train', 'Staying Alive' by the Bee Gees midway through, and 'Hold On I'm Coming' by Sam and Dave for finishing . Wow! It can't get any better than that. Now there are other great songs in between. Slow songs will work too. Just make sure it's the great Smokey Robinson or my Queen Dianna Ross, singing them. Furthermore, I never finish any run without listening to 'Love Train'. Now go create your on playlist and run baby run.
       Many thanks to Walter, Eddie and the late William Powell, you are missed but not forgotten. Thanks to Sam and the late Dave Prater, you were the best. And thanks to the fantastic Barry,and the late Maurice and Robin Gibb, your music will always be with me. Thank you Smokey for getting me through my long runs. And last, I give a very special thanks to you Dianna Ross for singing to me, only me. I still love you girl! To the hundreds of other artist I've listened to during my runs, thanks a million. All of you helped me keep my running thing going for all these years. For that, I thank you.

The soundtrack of my life.  Until next time, stay safe.

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I have been running for more than 30 years injury free. I've run distances from 5K to marathons. My running consist of 30 to 40 mile weeks.I enjoy road races on weekend.