I cannot believe I am going with that title, but it made me laugh when I typed it out and so it’s a stayin’.
And I feel like I need to state upfront that I realize this is at least the third time I’ve written a post about songs I listen to while I work out. In my defense, at least two of you asked for it after I admitted to the convoluted list of songs I listened to in the car on my way home from Kerrville. Not to mention that I have to constantly rotate my workout playlist because I need new music to drown out the voice screaming in my head, “STOP RUNNING, YOU FOOL. YOU’RE GOING TO DIE.”
That voice also likes to yell, “THE HEAT! MY WORD, THE HEAT!”
She’s a total drama queen.
So here is my list of songs for the current week. If you’re keeping track, I’m on Week 3, Day 3. I think I lost a day in there somewhere but I can’t think about it for too long or it makes my head start to spin because it feels like a math problem.
1. Undignified – David Crowder Band
I like to start with a little upbeat praise music. This is what I listen to during my five minute warmup.
2. Tik Tok – Ke$ha
And then I quickly digress to waking in the morning feeling like P. Diddy. I’m sorry. It has a good beat and I can dance to it. Or run to it. Or whatever.
3. 4 Minutes – Madonna with Justin Timberlake
This is on every workout mix I have. The real key to this song’s success is Justin Timberlake. Obviously.
4. California Gurls – Katy Perry
I don’t even know what to say. I have sophisticated taste in music.
5. Circus– Britney Spears
I’m just being honest.
6. Your Love is My Drug – Ke$ha
I find it ironic that I have two songs by Ke$ha on this list and I couldn’t point her out in a crowd. Nor did I even know she existed until about two months ago. I also cannot explain why she spells her name with a $, but I may start doing the same thing.
It’s very cla$$y.
7. Mine – Taylor Swift
And this is when my cool down section begins and the lady that lives inside my iPhone lets me know that I can stop running and live to see another day. This is a happy moment for me and deserves a happy song.
8. How He Loves – David Crowder Band
Do you love how I bookend with David Crowder? I’d like to say there’s some strategy to it, but I just like to end my workout with this song because it gets the rest of my day off to a good start. A reminder that I am loved in spite of the fact that I look like Ed McMahon by the time I get home.
Why Ed McMahon?
And that’s my list. If you have some great song suggestions, leave them in the comments. I’m always looking for new ones and you’ve probably realized by now that I’ll listen to anything. Even Barry Manilow. Because he writes the songs that make the whole world sing.
On a related note, several of you emailed me the news clip about the woman in San Antonio who was trapped in her garage by a spider monkey. Apparently the monkey, also known as W.C. Fields for reasons I don’t understand, is still at large.
I’m just going to go on record and state that if I am confronted by a spider monkey during my morning workout, the Couch to 5K program will be dead to me forever.
And heaven help that monkey if it shows up at our house. P would have that thing shot, stuffed and placed in our bathroom to hold rolls of toilet paper in its little taxidermied arms before it ever knew what hit it.
We don’t take kindly to monkey intimidation around these parts.
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