January 07, 2013

Energy Music (NaBloPoMo Day 5)


TODAY'S TOPIC:

What is your favorite song that gives you energy? 

Oh how I wish there was just ONE song that gave me energy! 
I am a music lover. All kinds of music. I gain different types of energy from the music I listen to from just positive good feelings, to sometimes sadness and of course nostalgia. But when I really think about drawing energy from music, I have to look to my playlist for running. Here is a sample of what my workout soundtrack sounds like: 

http://open.spotify.com/user/1255688858/playlist/7zDswlQqeT7BvmGQaTFw8d

It's a mix of pop, dance, rock and country. All of which pump me up and get me inspired to push further. Run longer. Every song on my playlist has been meticulously chosen. I never want to feel compelled to push the "next" button on my iPhone. I just want to keep moving! 

I find it funny that this is the topic for today because it is very timely. Just after Christmas, my laptop which I have had for around 3 1/2 years crashed and burned. The motherboard died an agonizing death. We were in the process of getting my hard drive backed up to EVENTUALLY get me a MacBook. I wasn't expecting to lose my precious laptop so soon and I was in desperate fear that I lost everything. I am happy to report that it was not a total loss and all of my pictures and music were restored from my old hard drive to my gorgeous new MacBook Pro (seriously... my god... this thing is amazing and I am enamored with it as much as you can be enamored with an inanimate object). I was not able to restore my old playlists from iTunes however, so I have been in rebuilding mode. I was a little pissed about having to put my lists back together, but it actually became fun. Sort of a renewal in a lot of ways. I have a new workout playlist, a slow dance playlist (come on now, I'm a girl and I love getting all swoony over good slow jams), I have a playlist for Jack with all of his lullabies and kids music and of course the ever popular one month a year Christmas playlist. I am currently doing a 30 day trial of Spotify... my husband loves it but I am still on the fence. 

I count on music to get me through a lot of things from my morning to commute to my workout at night!

Do you have a go to song or is it music overall for you that gives you energy? I'd love to know! Share! Share! 



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