I recently saw a friend on Facebook talk about loading a playlist for a long run, including songs from the 80’s movie The Breakfast Club, some current top 20, and a couple of Christmas songs. It occurred to me as I read that how
weird not “normal” I am.
I love to run. Since I was a teenager, I have used jogging long distances as a form of exercise. But, when I first started running, I didn’t have a “new fangled” Walk-Man to use when I ran. Consequently, I ran with no noise being pumped into earphones.
I never did, until recently. Last year, Gregg got me an iTouch with a case that straps to my arm, allowing me to wear it and listen to it when I ran. But, honestly, music bored me. I couldn’t get into running with it, and I didn’t use it.
While Gregg was home on leave one time, he loaded my iTouch with podcasts of my favorite preachers. It didn’t take long for me to figure out that I LOVE running and listening to a sermon! My favorite is Alistair Begg – but I’ve listened to all sorts of things from Dave Ramsey episodes to chapters from The Word of Promise Bible — a dramatized audio Bible with sound effects.
I get caught up in listening and forget how far I’ve run or how long I’ve been running. I look forward to my run every morning with the thought of , “What will I learn while I jog today?”
See? Rather geeky and
weird not “normal”.
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