So what do you when you slip and fall and bruise your ribs from front to back? Well, first you wallow in sorrow and pain. And then, since no one likes to be around a wallower, you pull up your boot straps and deal with it. For those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, you will remember the summer before last (wow, that's a lot of blog posts) when I fell off a folding chair and bruised my ribs on the left side. I had been training pretty hard for multiple races and was forced to take 3 weeks off and...gasp....rest. But not 'cross train' rest. 'Rib-healing' rest. Translation: do nothing. Zip. Nada. Because it hurt to do anything physical that involved movement; walking, sneezing, laughing...you name it. In truth, I wallowed quite a bit during those 3 weeks. But this time around, dear friends, I am not going to do that. I am going to make the most of the situation. Side note...do I think it's odd that I have fallen and bruised my ribs twice in less than two years? Yes. Yes I do. Perhaps I'll revisit that in a another post. This week, though, I will be healing with music. My kids believe in Santa. I believe in the power of music. It is the gift that keeps on giving. The ultimate spirit lifter. It makes the party...or makes the party better. It puts a smile on our faces. It brings us to our feet. It moves us to dance or to run or both. It never lets us down. And it never stops blowing me away. I believe in music. And, I also believe in giving. My thought today...why not close this year out with one final mega RWM giveaway? I believe, you receive. Yes, I have too much time on my hands and way too much energy. How does this involve you? So glad you asked. Read below and let the festivities begin!
Readers, runners, rockers, all of the above....I NEED YOUR HELP. From now until the end of the year I will be compiling a BEST OF 2013 music list. I want to hear from you. What song or album knocked your socks off this year? Moved you to cut a rug? Pushed you to a PR? Made you not want to get out of your car so you could keep listening (this happened to me today)? Caused you to spontaneously hive-five a stranger? And if none of those happened this year....well, first I'm so sorry. And second, you still have three weeks to drum up something good to share with us. I realize that we are all insanely busy right now and that time is limited, so I'm going to sweeten the deal a bit to try to hook you in here. You've got 3 shots to win. One lucky dog will get a swanky new pair of Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Pro Earphones (retail value $59.99). The best sport earphones out there. Period.
THE DETAILS: Comment below or tweet your "best of" music choices to @runningwmusic. Yurbuds and RUNNERBOX winners will be picked via random.org on 12/27. Please make sure I can reach you in some way, shape or form. Contest is open to US residents only. Many thanks to Yurbuds and RUNNERBOX for being awesome . Good luck & rock on.
Listen to this:
Run - Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.