"What I like most about it is that it can be something so superficial
and light and makes you just want to dance and it can also be something
so powerful and emotional it can bring you to tears."
~ Spencer Blohm
RUNNERS WHO ROCK: SPENCER
Name: Spencer Blohm
Where you're from: Northwestern Iowa (no point in saying the name of the town because anyone who doesn’t live there hasn’t heard of it)
Where you reside now: Chicago
Occupation: Freelance entertainment, fashion and sports blogger for social media monitoring and analytics company ViralHeat.com.
RUNNING & MUSIC
What do you love most about running?
I love that it’s something I can use as an escape, both from myself and from other people. When I’m running I usually can get into this zone where I’m able to tune out the rest of the world and think about whatever I want to. Also, the runners high is a nice perk too.
What do you love most about music?
I come from a pretty musical background. I’ve played the viola for nearly 15 years and sang in choir during middle school, high school, and college, so music has always been a big part of my life. What I like most about it is that it can be something so superficial and light and makes you just want to dance and it can also be something so powerful and emotional it can bring you to tears. There aren’t many things that can do both those things.
The one and, by far the only, ABBA
Band: It’s probably a tie between Abba and Queen.
Album: I honestly cannot pick a favorite album, I love so many! But right now I’ve been listening to Kiss Me Once by Kylie Minogue a lot since it just came out.
Race venue: I haven’t been in a real race in years!
Music venue: I really like the Riviera Theater up on the north side. It used to be one of those really elaborate movie theaters they converted.
Race distance: I’m hoping the answer to this will be half marathon by the end of the summer!
Live show: Madonna during her last tour. Seeing her live is insane. She is a true athlete because she never stopped jumping, running, flipping, etc… for the whole show, but in heels!
Ice cream flavor: Ben & Jerry’s Red Velvet
THIS OR THAT:
Salty or sweet: Sweet
Live or recorded: Depends on the singer, but usually recorded
Coffee or tea: Coffee!
Summer or winter: Summer
MORE MUSIC INFO:
Which band or artist would you go see tonight if you could?
I’ve heard Beyonce’s new tour is really great, so I’ll say her.
Which band or artist (no longer alive or playing together) would you go see tonight if you could? Queen
Which band or artist would you like to have dinner with tonight if you could?
The Rolling Stones, can you imagine the stories they have to tell?
Which band or artist would you like to be playing alongside you during your next race (or long run)? Probably Queen again. What could beat Freddie Mercury playing “Eye of the Tiger” right next to you?
Top 5 Songs for running, dancing or both?
Such a hard question to answer, but these songs have been in multiple running playlists of mine:
I Feel Love - Donna Summer
Get Outta My Way - Kylie Minogue
Black Skinhead - Kanye West
Marry the Night- Lady Gaga
Crazy in Love - Beyonce & Jay-Z
Last 5 Songs you listened to today?
Drive - Miley Cyrus
Ride a White Horse - Goldfrapp
Fine - Kylie Minogue & Karen Poole
Alphabet Pony - The Kills
Justify My Love - Madonna