Even though I am on vacation, I have still made sure to exercise. I’ve done 3 mile runs on Coven Island the last three days, and I mixed it up today by doing a 3 mile walk. Figured my legs could use a little rest, and I was still able to work up quite a sweat under the watchful eye of the hot, summer sun.
I hope that even though I’m only posting sporadically while on vacation, you’re still getting out from in front of the computer to work a little fitness into your lives. You shouldn’t need my constant nagging to inspire you to go for a run.
I had my MP3 player with me on my walk, and towards the end, it hit me with an awesome double shot of Foo Fighters: Walk and DOA. Since no one was out on the beach with me, I decided to sing along and really rock out with Dave Grohl and the boys.
I actually ended up repeating the songs, and singing along even louder. While I did hear a few Chocolate Moose crying in the distance, there’s no proof that was a reaction to my singing. The songs made me move. There was no way I could stand still and listen to them. It’s as if Nike, The Goddess of Just Doing It, had programmed my MP3 player and wanted me to run a lap around the island.
Dave Grohl is an amazing song writer, so not only does the music get you going, but if you take the time to listen to the words, you will be inspired. Let me post videos of the songs and some lyrics for those of you not familiar with Foo Fighters…
I’m finished, I’m getting you off my chest
Made you come clean in a dirty dress
A promise is a promise you kept in check
Hard to cross a heart that beats it’s best
Take a good hard look for the very last time
The very last one in a very long line
Only took a second to say goodbye
Been a pleasure but the pleasure’s been mine, all mine…
DOA lyrics by David Grohl
For the very first time
Don’t you pay no mind?
Set me free again
You keep alive a moment at a time
But still inside a whisper to a riot
To sacrifice but knowing to survive
The first decline another state of mind
I’m on my knees, I’m praying for a sign…
Walk lyrics by David Grohl
What have you done to work up a sweat today, Modern Philosophers?