Hey guys! How’s your training going? Nothing much to report on my end. I pulled a speed run out on Friday with the help of J. Roddy Walston & The Business, so there’s a music recommendation for you. I’ve also been doing some outdoor runs in the morning and am continuing to experiment with switching permanently to my Nikes. I’m pondering going for a longer run on the Fourth of July assuming my gym’s open… that’s about it.
I feel like these week in review posts have gotten more boring since Moon departed for the far climes of Boston. Hopefully she’ll settle into her new life soon and come back to us, but in the meantime, bear with me! And if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to discuss here, definitely let me know.
If not, the roundup is here to show you all the blogs you could abandon this one for. I’m very altruistic.
I feel like we haven’t talked about music lately, so here’s a whole bunch of it.
Do you guys get inspired to listen to a particular artist when you know you’re going to see them live soon? I do! It’s a great way to zone out when I’m running: imagining I’m at the concert and not pounding away at the treadmill. Lucky for me, I have tickets to three great concerts coming up over the next couple months. Or that just happened; I originally wrote this post last week but it got punted from its planned Friday slot in favor of my diatribe about the W&D changes. Alterations have been made therefore.
Anyway. Here’s my inspiration for the coming training season!
First up: Shamrock Fest was last Saturday! I wore my awesome shamrock socks, but then my eyes are hazel-green so I’m ALWAYS ready for St. Patrick’s Day. Plus I attended with a Patrick so I’m basically always all decked out.
Lots of bands were there, including the Dropkick Murphies, but I was in it for the one, the only: FLOGGING MOLLY! YAY YAY YAY! They played my favorite song, too! (It’s this one.)
Back to the future again. This week I’ll be heading into downtown D.C. for the retro-rock awesomeness that is J. Roddy Walston & The Business.
And finally (for now), looking further ahead, the end of summer will see us at a Brian Wilson concert as the former Beach Boy performs allll of the Pet Sounds album. Pat assures me this is the greatest album ever according to the Beatles. I say: bring on the “Sloop John B!”
JENN: Once again, apologies for the late week in review – I just got back from Puerto Rico (more on this later).
So, how’s the running thing?
MOON: Well, last week wasn’t so good. I hurt my back and then had a bit of a downer week. I spent a lot of time with the cat.
Are you back to running yet?
JENN: Not quite. My foot is really, truly ALMOST HEALED – I can put my full weight on it and then rise on my toes and everything! But it still feels a little sore occasionally so I’m waiting until the end of the week to try running.
In the meantime I’ve spent the last two weeks on the elliptical. The elliptical used to be my go-to machine, and now, for the life of me, I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY. It feels totally boring and ineffectual.
Cause: too much elliptical machine.
MOON: I can make the elliptical work for me, but I feel like my entire body gets a better work out if I run.
JENN: I’m just not as tired afterward. Also, did I mention that it’s BORING? SO boring. I can’t zone the way I can when I run. Oh well. I’ll be back to it soon!
MOON: Haha, I usually read on the elliptical, it’s the only way I can stay on it for longer than 10 minutes.
JENN: I kinda need music or else I slow down too much. My boyfriend just introduced me to J. Roddy Walston and the Business so I’ve been listening to that to keep things moving at a reasonable clip. Can’t wait to run to it!
MOON: Yay! JENN: Let’s see, what else? Oh, yeah – roundup!