Trek Women
July 29, 2008

iStink...

Purple_walkman I am probably the only person on the face of the earth who can’t figure out how to work an iPod. It won’t turn on, won’t turn off, sync issues with my computer… It’s been driving me crazy to the point that I dug out my old honking-huge (purple) CD Walkman and took it to the gym last night. That is, after I pilfraged the clock in my bathroom for batteries. I got looks, I know it. I'd like to think I was kickin' it old school with the headphones that make your ears sweat. Yeah, nice try, dork.

But, tunage was critical since the plan was to gauge how ready (or not) I am for the Chicago tri at the end of the month. I did an hour spin followed by a 10k run. By the end, iStink had been taken to a whole 'nother level; but I made it. My advice: don’t attempt this feat after eating Lean Cuisine Meatloaf for lunch.

One of my key “training tools” is music. I try to listen to the same soundtrack whenever I run with the hope that on the “day” I’ll mentally sing along to the ingrained playlist to pace myself. (Since you can’t wear headphones during a race). So far, it hasn’t worked. I’m optimistic though and it does help with the mind-numbing boredom. 

In case you’re interested, here’s my current list:
Dipset (There It Go) – Juelz Santana; Feel Good Inc. – Gorillaz; Sure Shot – Beastie Boys; Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz; Cold Heart B*tch – Jet; White Shadows – Coldplay; Hey Mama – Black Eye Peas; Pump It Up (Set Me Free) Remix – Malek Chtiwi; Dance Nation – Ministry of Sound; What You Waiting For – Gwen Stefanie; Canned Heat – Jamiriquoi; All Night – Janet Jackson; Stronger – Kanye West; Fergalicious – Fergie; Never Surrender – Foo Fighters; Err Time – Nelly; Things That I Used to Do – G Love and Special Sauce

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