Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Running With Al

Today I decided some tunes while running were in order. It happens every once in a while, though I try not to get used to it because very few races are cool with mp3 players on course and I don't want to link music to my runs. Normally, when I go from a run with music there is a very specific type I'm pumping into my skull at full volume.
Something like this:

Or this:

Today, however, I decided to mix it up. I was looking for a fun run. So I went with this:

That is correct, ladies and gentlemen. His Weirdness himself, "Weird Al" Yankovik. Because if you want to feel goofy and enjoy yourself during pretty much anything it's hard to do better than Al.
As a rule, when I run with music I don't sing along. It's not that I'm worried people around me will think I'm crazy, it's just that I don't have the air to spare. Tell me though, how am I not supposed to sing along with this:

Impossible, I say!
The album this song is on, the album I was rocking out to today, is called Running With Scissors. How freaking appropriate is that?

Songs about Jedi, Grapefruit Diets, and the great city of Albuquerque got me through the run with a smile on my face. Did I bust a few moves? I may have. I may also have spun my visor around during my first listen through of All About the Pentiums to be more gangsta. Because around here at Dirtbag Fitness HQ we are nothing if not gangsta.
Oh yeah, I ran for 48 minutes, I have no idea how far I went or what my pace was, because I didn't care. That wasn't the point. Getting on the road and trying to enjoy a run was. And I think I succeeded. Booyah.


  1. I have a iPod playlist that I run with sometimes. I have a LOT of "Presidents of America" and "Tenacious D" on there. People do stare when I do the airdrums. There is no way you can't smile when you hear "That's telekinesis Kyle, How about the power to move you?"

  2. I need to run to The D! Great idea. And then write a post that is a tribute to the greatest post ever written. Not the greatest post ever written, just a tribute.

  3. What a great idea! I've run to my favorite comedian before and wondered what people thought of me laughing to myself while running, but this would be just as good.

  4. "This is not the greatest post in the world... this is just a tribute.."

    I used to run to the BBC Radio 4 comedy podcast.. I used to laugh on my long runs - people used to think I was scary. This was back in my road running days, a.k.a. not really caring about where I was and therefore bored.