The weather has been perfect for running. I am not a great runner, but lately the running has been enjoyable. Every time I run a euphoric regeneration of my body happens. Strange but in two days I can already feel the need to jog.
The park I run through is covered with large mature trees. The path is narrow and weaving. This time of year the summer musky smell is faint. The only detectable odor is a slight hint of Springtime sweetness. I am telling you – it is really nice.
I have concluded that the natural beauty of the park is not enough. Music is a necessary ingredient for a good run. I need to escape the pain of my joints and the internal lazy guy that screams for me to “stop the madness!” (Do you know that guy?”) The other day I made a slight change to my routine and tried running to a new play list. The list was full of my favorite worship tunes. I figured I could kill two birds with one stone. Worship God and get a good workout.
Midway through my running all I could think about was blah, blah, blah. What is excellent connect-with-God kind of music, was killing me. The inner lazy guy didn’t feel like worshiping or running. My run started to get hard, like running through deep sand dunes on a windy day. My heart needed some drums and a beat that got my blood going. I needed to alert crazy Mark who likes to push past pain. Lazy Mark was pitching a fit.
There is no leadership lesson tucked into this except for the fact that apparently I have a multiple personality disorder or something. I could also use some help beefing up my play list. Here, are my favorite running songs in order of play.
- Leanin Heavy – Farewell June
- Free Fallin’- Tom Petty
- Boomin’ – TobyMac
- I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
- Fireproof – Pillar
- Call To Action – Pillar
- God Talks – Aimee Allen
What would you add or subtract from my list? Please give me your best tunes, because the future of my running experience may rely on you.