Monday, November 26, 2007

Hell Freezes Over As Music Blogger Engages In Sustained, Strenuous Physical Activity

Download: Tom Petty - "Runnin' Down A Dream"
Download: Liz Phair - "Fuck And Run"
Download: U2 - " Where The Streets Have No Name" ("I want to run...")
Download: U2 - "Running To Stand Still"
Download: Let's Get Out Of This Terrible Sandwich Shop - "Run Through The Mountains"
Download: Arcade Fire - "Keep The Car Running"
Download: Chin Up Chin Up - "We've Got To Keep Running"
Download: Bruce Springsteen - "Born To Run"
Download: The Replacements - "Run It"
Download: Iron Maiden - "Run To The Hills"
Download: The Velvet Underground - "Run Run Run"
Download: Van Halen - "Runnin' With The Devil"

Welcome back from Thanksgiving break to our United States readers! Most of Thursday involved getting my food on. Also, at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, I ran a 8K (5 miles) in Chicago, where I reside, called the Turkey Trot. 2007 is the thirtieth year that the Turkey Trot has been raising money and canned goods for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Annually, about 5,000 people participate in the run.

Training took about six weeks, and the amount of effort put into working up to running five continuous miles paid off. Like Lenscrafters, it took about an hour. It would have taken even less time, but there was a cramp and/or a pulled muscle in my right calf. As a result, everyone else in the picture above looks smiley and happy, whereas I look like I wish I was dead.

However, the run was undoubtedly for a good cause and finishing was a great reward in and of itself. And so, in belated honor of thanksgiving, running and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, here's playlist of songs that have the word "run" in the title (with one exception). Hope that you enjoy!

(Jonathan Graef)

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Blogger Maulleigh said...

Where is Kate Bush runnin' up that hill?

11:30 AM  
Blogger MPLSFR said...

Maulleigh -
I unfortunately do not have that song in my album collection. Thanks for the suggestion though!

1:38 PM  

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