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Music is powerful. It has the ability to communicate, to stir emotion, to provoke thought, to focus your mind on something else. The hospital where I work has music therapists who entertain and work with young patients to make music, smiles, and even breakthroughs. Occasionally there’s a harpist who comes to the unit. The soft music is soothing to those precious ears old enough to be out of incubators and calming to the busy and stressed staff. I look forward to the days that music is accepted at work. Audio streaming in the office is truly a stress reliever for me. I guess its extremely fitting then that I fell in love with a musician about a year after I moved to Nashville. He loves new music. When he drives he always puts on his latest find. Sometimes I like it and other times I don’t see why he thinks its special. He is all about musicality while I first hear the lyrics. He’ll rewind – um, is there a new word for digital music? – and say, “Wait, wait. Here it is. Oh, its SO good!” And then we’ll listen a third and even a fourth time. I love his enthusiasm. He quizzes me when we’re out and a good song comes on. I’m horrible at remembering names so I might know every word and not be able to tell you the artist. We have fun with it though. It’s about the only quiz I don’t get all type A about it. Recently he’s begun creating playlists of artists I should know. Most recently, the Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Anywho, when I started running earlier this year I ran to the beat, which meant my playlist consisted of FAST songs. Most of them I got from Zumba class. However, when I started training using the talk test and watching my HR more closely I had to adjust my playlist. So two weeks ago I created a new one that I call Jog Intervals. It’s composed of various styles, songs that I can get lost in the lyrics or beat and stay on track. (Keep in mind it allows for a five minute warm up walk) Give it a listen and see what you think.

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Oh, an honorable mention goes out to Ben Rector’s tune The Beat. It’s great for an upbeat walk. And thanks to the boyfriend for using his professional drummer skills to assist with the bpm’s. What are some of your favorite training tunes?

About Carlye B

I'm a thirty-something desiring to live a healthier life - physically and spiritually. Join me as I share about those who inspire me, recipes, training tips, lessons about clean eating and life in general. Let's get fit, eat clean, and seek the Lord together.

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