Friday, May 31, 2013

Beat the Heat (& Yurbuds winner)


Well, folks, it's unofficially summer here in the Boston area.  Yesterday's high was 92 degrees and at 8:00 this morning we were already at 85.  Sweeeeet.  By the time I was getting ready to head out for a run, I had already broken a sweat multiple times doing simple tasks like making coffee and dropping my girls off at school.  This one was not going to be pretty.  My neighbor stopped me as I was heading off and said, "I hate to tell you this, Rebecca, but you should have been doing this about 3 hours ago."  "I know, I know", I replied.  But 3 hours ago I was asleep and then from 7-9 I'm on "mom" duty so, it was 9:00 or bust.  There is no sugar coating it...running in this heat is rough.  The air is thick as molasses and, personally, my legs tend to feel like they weigh about 50 lbs each.  These are the days when it's better to leave the watch at home.  And for those of you who run with music, it might be time to heavy up on those playlists because on a day like today, I find that I need all the extra motivation I can get.  Music is a no-brainer in this situation.  Fortunately for all of us, I have dug up some fantastic gems over the past couple days.  I realize all of you may not run with music, but I'm assuming you do something that requires you to beat the heat, so hopefully these inspire you for whatever that 'something' is.  These are not necessarily fresh off the press, but they are worth a listen if you are so inclined.  The heat is on, baby.  Enjoy.


Listen to these:

Kid Astray - Easily Led Astray - EP
The Mess - Single - Kid Astray

Tame Impala - Lonerism
Lonerism - Tame Impala

White Arrows - Dry Land Is Not a Myth
Dry Land Is Not a Myth - White Arrows 

The Boxer Rebellion - Promises
Promises - The Boxer Rebellion

Fitz & the Tantrums - More Than Just a Dream
More Than Just a Dream (Deluxe Version) - Fitz & The Tantrums


*CONGRATULATIONS* to 'deucedeuce', the winner of the Yurbuds giveaway.  Thanks to all of you for entering.  


  1. ummmmmm, doesn't deucedeuce live in Taipei?

    1. Yep. But he is having me send them to his mom who is then going to mail them over. He REALLY wanted them!