Monday, August 31, 2009

Papa Don't Reach

I've started to put together a new playlist for my half marathon, although I'm not sure if I'm going to even use it. For the Boilermaker, I skipped using my ipod, because there was so much going on that I wanted to be able to savor the whole experience. From what I can tell, I can use my ipod for the Rochester Half. It will be a new course for me, in my old stomping grounds, which will be great, so I might not need music. At the same time, I don't want to be stuck for long stretches without anything to motivate me. I have two new songs on my current rotation - Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You" (big surprise, but it's a fab running song) and Cake's "Love You Madly." I start sprinting whenever these two come on.

I'm beginning to wonder how my music is influencing the kids. I edit what I play around them (no Beastie Boys), it's mostly classic rock. We have a bunch of "Kid's Bop" cd's, where they butcher songs to make them toddler friendly. L&E love Raffi, which I like, as well as what they call "Bob and Marley." The other day in the car, Guns n Roses "Sweet Child of Mine" came on the radio. The skies were blue, the air was clean, we were all in a great mood, and I just had to turn it up. The two of them bobbed their heads along, until they spied the playground and asked to stop. And then there is the "Immaculate Collection" cd of Madonna's, which I borrowed from my sister in law, and the kids call "Aunt T's music." I skip over some songs but, forgive me, their favorite is "Papa Don't Preach." They don't know what it's about, but I can't stop laughing when Eliza starts singing in her little voice about "Papa not reaching," and "dut dut the baby...."


Susan Fobes said...

Thanks for making me laugh. I'm a classic rock fan and both my kids like "jamming" to the tunes as well. I am no runner, but just started a weight training program and I feel great! (Energy galore!) Good luck.

Theta Mom said...

Sweet Child of Mine, OMG that brings me back! I love that song, and that is something that can totally get you pumped!

Nicole @ Chic and Cheap Nursery said...

Good luck to you!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE "Sweet Child of Mine". By the end of that song I always have a headache from singing/screaming!

B.o.B. said...

Oh that is super freakin' cute. How can you sensor good old Madonna anyway. So long as it's not that weird erotica phase, you should be ok. I think Lucky Star would be awesome for them to sing as well. Please video it!!!

tanya said...

How funny.
I have been reading your blogs and enjoying them thoroughly.
My marathon run is coming up. In preparation for that I ran 18 miles on Sunday. I have just one more long run to do in a couple of weeks and then it's race day on Oct 4th. I am excited for you and hope you run a great half marathon.
I have songs that make me run faster too. Isn't it great?
I have already started working on my power list for my ipod.
Best of luck on race day.

yadda yadda said...

Too funny. Love some Gun's N Roses. I was playing a Kelly Clarkson cd in the car yesterday and the kids and I had the windows rolled down boppin along. That is until my daughter asked me, "Mommy, what's blood shot eyes?" My response,"Oh honey, it just means you haven't gotten enough sleep." Did I turn off the CD, no, but I did think about it. Does that count?

Tara said...

Your little girl sounds super adorable! I need to start putting together my list for my marathon. I need some fresh new stuff~

yonca said...

Sweet Child's of Mine!!! OMG, reminds me one of my good friend :-)