During the run, while moving across a grassy playing field: "The Color Green" by Rich Mullins
"Be praised for all Your tenderness by these works of Your handsA good moment to thank God for legs, and running and grass and breathing and air.
Suns that rise and rains that fall to bless and bring to life Your land
Look down upon this winter wheat and be glad that You have made
Blue for the sky and the color green that fills these fields with praise"
From the sublime to the banal. On my cool-down walk around the block:
"Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake. Oh yeah, baby.
"Just another heart in need of rescue.Other than the facts that I wasn't lonely, or on a street (Sage Creek Loop), or altogether dreamy, it really applied to my situation.
Never seem to find what I'm looking for.
Dear Lord I pray you give me strength to carry on.
Cause I know what it means
To walk along this lonely street of dreams! (enter crunchy guitar riff!)"
And, it also a gives me a smooth segue to send a shout out to my friend Dave Zimmerman, who writes a way cool blog over at IV Press, and who just quoted RATT to me in an email. That guy has got guts!