A couple weeks ago I started a new job as the head coach for a high school girls cross country team. In this short period of time, I have done my best to learn all FIFTY SIX names, to get a sense of their various running levels, to learn all of their regular routes so no one gets lost, including myself, and to get a clue as to where the different meeting rooms are in the school so I don't look like an idiot when I'm trying to find them. My brain has been focused solely on this effort and as a result my creative juices have not been flowing. Fortunately, I'm still able to get out and run on my own in the morning. But rather than focus on my pace, my mileage or how much pain I'm in, my focus has shifted to practice schedules, captains meetings and team dinners. It's a refreshing change but my ability to reflect - on running, on music, on, well, pretty much anything beyond cross country - is nil. I'm not going to lie, my exhaustion level is high. Juggling my own family, including a five year old who doesn't want to go to bed or school, my training, and this job is a whole new ball game for me. So, the net/net here is that I have nothing to offer you but some great freakin' tunes. Through all the madness, the music is still flowing. Listen to it. Run with it. Soak it up!
Listen to these:
Telephone- The Black Angels
Heart It Races - Architecture in Helsinki (as played by Dr. Dog)
Generals - The Mynabirds
Melody Day - Caribou