What’s on YOUR iPod?

January 8, 2007 on 8:21 pm | By | In Random Musings | 2 Comments

I wonder what this says about me: my iPod has everything from Metallica (“Enter Sandman,” “Turn the Page”) to Iggy Pop (“Lust for Life,” “Nightclubbing”) to Starland Vocal Band (“Afternoon Delight”). What can I say? My tastes are eclectic.

One thing I have found is the song that may be great to groove to in one’s car may not necessarily be the best to run to. Take “Sexyback” by Justin Timberlake (yes, I know what some of you are thinking: “No thank you — you can have it”). As I mentioned in my prior post, that song’s what started it all. It’s great to dance to, but the rhythm isn’t quite right for my running pace. However, I’ve found “Enter Sandman” — a song that my darling stuck on as a joke as he’s the true Metallica fan — is perfect for getting me pumped up in the beginning of a run.

Other observations:

  • While I love Social Distortion’s version of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” if I try to keep time with the music I feel like I need to barf up a lung after just a couple of minutes. However, my goal is to eventually run the entire song (3 minutes, 49 seconds) at the music’s pace.
  • “I Am Woman” is the PERFECT song to end a run with, be it a 3-miler or an 8-miler. No matter how tired I am, I am strong! I am invincible! I AM WOMAN!!!
  • “Born Slippy” by Nuxx from the Trainspotting soundtrack is another great song for my pace. At more than 9 minutes long, it’s also perfect for my long runs.
  • Now that I’m an iPod’n & runnin’ fool, I now notice everyone else who’s wearing the ubiquitous white earbuds.
  • I already have difficulty regulating the volume of my voice (my darling constantly admonishes me to “use my inside voice”), but having music blasting in one’s ears makes it doubly hard to know how loudly you’re speaking. I think I’ll have to keep the mocking of other people’s running style to myself for fear of having them hear me.


  1. What, no podcasts????

    Not even ReMARKable Palate? 😉

    Comment by Chef Mark — January 20, 2007 #

  2. Thank you for the reminder — I was planning on downloading some for my cookdates!

    Comment by ovens2betsy — January 20, 2007 #

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