Thursday, January 19, 2012
It's a symphony alright
Who I wanna be like the most when I grow up and become a rapper.
I'm currently trying to remove my hand from my back. A constant congratulatory pat on the back for waking up early two mornings in a row to get my training in before the day started. Yesterday was the bike, today was the run. Albeit, only 45 minutes but still, me and my glassy eyes were making it happen.
On a normal day we're called to start our day by an alarm clock. One that's either blaring a horn or one that's playing your favorite radio station to get us up. I normally never set an alarm because my body will wake itself up, almost like a circus talent I have on my hands. The ability to get up without a clock. But what I'm getting at is that after I wander down the steps in the dead quiet of a house, I step onto the treadmill and pop in my headphones. I play it loud. I might take great care of my heart but my ear drums could easily be shot by the time I'm 50. My mind really isn't that awake but it dawns on me while I'm singing about that "underground gangster shit" a half mile into my run, that I'm a middle-aged mother of three who knows nothing about guns or weed or life on the streets. Yet, it's super fun to sing about.
Here's the line-up:
Wiz. Living young and wild and free. The way I feel when I eat ice cream two consecutive days in a row.
Snoop. My friends use to love to listen to him when we were back in college. I hated it then, love it now. Hmmm, makes me wonder if I need therapy.
With Ice Cube it's win-win. He's an actor AND a rapper. When I ran a ragnar about 2 years ago I carried my Ipod with me for my 3 am leg. I played Ice Cube the entire time and had a guy pass me while singing along. Uniting runners all over the world.
Sorry Beyonce but your lyrics aren't inappropriate enough for my ears. Plus, Jay Z sings with Kanye and he's the sponsor of my new KANYE TRAINING PROGRAM
So, I'm left to wonder...
Is it just me or are you singing about all things illegal while you're running too??