Tuesday, October 04, 2005

1,061 . . 1,062 . . . .

As of last night, I now have over 1,000 songs on my iPod. 1,062 to be exact, after last night's addition of some old Mariah hits, Frank Sinatra CDs, Faith Hill, and a few CCR classics. It's taken me about a month to reach this point and though it's very easy and quick to import and upload songs, I don't even want to know how many hours I've spent doing it. My free time has really only consisted of spending quality time with my laptop and iPod. This, however, does include running while listening to the iPod, which feels much more productive than sitting while listening to the iPod. It's so fun not knowing which song will play next. It also means that I don't have to listen to myself pant loudly which causes me to think about how much I hate running and I want to die. Listening to music means I can run until I get to the point where I think about how much I love running and how I could just run forever. The other night I began my jog to "Broken Wings" (the Tupac remix) and did my cool-down stretches to "Trip Through Your Wires" by U2. I'm loving the variety and randomness! I thought I would only enjoy jogging to upbeat music, but I've found that even slow songs and worship music can pump me up just as much. It dawned on me the other week that running in the dark while listening to loud music was probably not very conducive to looking out for my own safety. I feel pretty safe where I live, but I often jog through blocks that aren't well-lit and, though they're not bad parts of town, they're not exactly "inviting". I began carrying my Mace spray last week, which makes me feel better, though I know I still wouldn't be able to hear anyone if they were to sneak up on me. Scary thought. But, today I felt the cold weather blowing in. Unlike yesterday with temps reaching 90, today they, instead, dropped into the 50s! I think I might cry! Not only does this mean outdoor running is about to end, it means I have to wear socks and closed-toe shoes, take my boxed up sweaters out and probably to the dry cleaner's since they're a bit wrinkled, and scrape the frost off my windshield every morning. *Sigh* Fall has officially arrived.

5 comments:

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LindsayBlake said...

laura, ever heard of jamie cullum? my new fav. he has a cd out called twentysomething and his new cd comes out soon called catching tales... his really good song is called get your way. you should check out his site, you may or may not like him. let me know!

Anne said...

Laura, hey I just love your blog. I read it from time to time, got the link from lindsay's. Just wanted to encourage you, just because it's getting cold doesn't mean outdoor running has to end, just wear more clothes!

k said...

I tend to run with just one headphone in if running later at night. I can still hear the music, but I am also aware of my surroundings.

As a sidenote, I am a Jamie Cullum fan. I saw him last year live and it was great - he had so much energy.

L said...

Linds - I'll check out Jamie's stuff.

Anne - Thanks! I'll keep running a while longer, but don't you hate feeling cold and sweaty at the same time?

K - Good idea about the one headphone thing. Thanks.