Monday, July 07, 2008

Consider me gone

Music Monday at Soccer Mom in Denial

I'm finally doing something about my less then stellar cholesterol levels. I'm doing something after several years of pleading from my physician to start getting active.

For the last week I've been getting up at 5 in the morning and walk three miles. The first time out I decided to do something my body really hates.

I jogged. I hate jogging and running. But Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave was playing in my ears and I couldn't help it. I also couldn't run for the entire 3 minutes and 13 seconds of the song. That is how pitifully out of shape I am.

So after more walking (and gasping for air) I decided to try running during Hilary McRae's Consider me Gone towards the end of the outing. I figured I would run until the end of the 4 minute 18 second song or until I got to a particular street. Whichever came first.

Here is a play-by-by of my thoughts during that run -

You were wrong from the start
Cheating your way while we were apart
You took from me more than you gave
Same old story
Too little, too late


Not bad. Nope not too bad.

Wasted time was spent throwing it all away
The pleasure's never worth the pain

Pain. Yup, starting to feel pain.

I know that you ain't gonna change
What made you think that things would stay the same?
And what will you do when you're on your own?
Won't be long
Consider me gone


Crap. Where is that street?

Woah-woah

Got your number, there's no doubt
How long did you think it'd take me to figure it out?
If I know one thing that's true
Won't waste another day depending on you


Wasted time was spent throwing it all away
The pleasure's never worth the pain


I know that you ain't gonna change
What made you think that things would stay the same?
And what will you do when you're on your own?
Won't be long
Consider me gone


Oh no. A musical bridge. When is this song going to end?

A million words I could write
But you'd still be wrong
Why don't we just stop holding on?
If I can't be strong
Then I'll go back to where I started from!


Oh NO! An instrumental solo!

This is when that little "you are such a wimp" voice suddenly woke up and started fussing at me.

"You rowed three miles in the Head of the Charles when you were 19 years old. That was pain!"

But I was 19, I reply to the voice. I'm 20 years older.

"So? You've also given birth WITHOUT AN EPIDURAL! Now THAT was PAIN!"

Wasted time was spent throwing it all away
The pleasure's never worth the pain


I know that you ain't gonna change
What made you think that things would stay the same?
And what will you do when you're on your own?
Won't be long
Consider me gone


I got to the street. The song was still playing.

I kept running.

Seven days later I ran 1/2 a mile, walked 2 miles, then ran another 1/2 mile for a total of 3 miles.

And the "you're a wimp" voice isn't quite so loud during Consider me Gone.

Got a song that inspires you to push yourself? Or just makes you smile? Do tell.



8 comments:

Lilacspecs said...

Yay you and for doing something hard like getting into shape. Try "Eye of the Tiger" or anything off of Jock Jams. I used to listen to that sort of stuff whenI went to the gym, back in the day.

Goofball said...

you get up at 5 AM to do sports? wow you are a hero, you deserver a statue!

I need an instructor and a group of people around me to keep me going (in order not to loose my face when I give up).

citizen jane said...

Brava!

My song is (don't laugh) "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" by the Gap Band. I cannot help but pick up the pace and move when that one comes through the earphones.

Flower Child said...

I can run 3 miles - but NOT at 5am. that's way beyond my abilities. And Shakira helps with running - there are things that I will listen to for running that I would never listen to otherwise.

and one more thing - the "Couch to 5k" program really helped me get running.

the dragonfly said...

Good for you!!

I actually wouldn't mind going walking at five am, but since my husband is gone that would mean waking my son up early...and that would be a very bad idea!!

I have to settle for a little later in the day. :)

A song that always keeps me going is "All Star" by Smashmouth. You can laugh if you want, I don't mind. :)

Jami said...

I have a 34-song playlist labeled "Sk8!" that I play in shuffle mode when I'm out on my inline skates. I don't know that I have a favorite since all the songs were picked because they get / keep me moving and they have a beat that matches my stride rate.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

It will come. Brava for getting out there and MOVING!

Heather said...

You're doing much better than I!