powersong

Kathy & I got the little “nike + ipod” thingys last week — they’re a cool addition to our nanos to help us run specific distances, speeds, etc. One of the features is that it lets you pick a “powersong” — a motivational song that you can get at anytime by just holding down the center button. The idea is that sometimes you just need a little extra oomph to stay in your run or kick it up a notch. I’m not going to tell you what my powersong is — it’s embarrassingly teenybopper. But that’s sort of not the point. It works for me, and that’s what’s important.

What I realized on my run today was that my library board meeting, which I blogged about this morning, was sort of a powersong for me — gave me an extra motivational boost. Reminded me to focus in on the things that matter. That’s pretty neat.

So now I’m trying to notice what my other powersongs are. I’ll notice a couple of them again as soon as I get out of here and get home for the evening.

Do you know what your powersongs are?

7 Replies to “powersong”

  1. So, I think I’ve got you beat in the embarrassing department: when exercising, a “groove track” that takes me through a bunch of phases of my workout seems to work best for me.Unfortunately, the mixes that work best for me are pretty hard to come by, so I’ve ended up having to make my own: http://www.sigkill.com/~preed/norcal-peek.mp3(This is just a clip of a mix I did; they’re usually about an hour long.)

  2. So, I think I’ve got you beat in the embarrassing department: when exercising, a “groove track” that takes me through a bunch of phases of my workout seems to work best for me.

    Unfortunately, the mixes that work best for me are pretty hard to come by, so I’ve ended up having to make my own: http://www.sigkill.com/~preed/norcal-peek.mp3

    (This is just a clip of a mix I did; they’re usually about an hour long.)

  3. Beltzner’s Not-Quite-Patented Power-Songs: “Chop Suey” by System of a Down, “Little Sister” and/or “No One Knows” by Queens of the Stone Age, “One by One”, “Low” or “Monkey Wrench” by the Foo Fighters, “Since You’ve Been Gahan” (mashup of Kelly Clarkson vs. Depeche Mode).Any of those will perk me right up. Of course, I can’t jog to save my life, but they’re good for the gym. I kinda fill my shuffle with crap like this before heading off.

  4. Beltzner’s Not-Quite-Patented Power-Songs: “Chop Suey” by System of a Down, “Little Sister” and/or “No One Knows” by Queens of the Stone Age, “One by One”, “Low” or “Monkey Wrench” by the Foo Fighters, “Since You’ve Been Gahan” (mashup of Kelly Clarkson vs. Depeche Mode).

    Any of those will perk me right up. Of course, I can’t jog to save my life, but they’re good for the gym. I kinda fill my shuffle with crap like this before heading off.

  5. This post feels like a candidate for a Vox QOTD 🙂 but I’ll bite: “Walking with a Ghost”, White StripesMy moment of Beltzner synchronicity, my alternate PowerSong(TM):”Toxicity”, System of a Down — this will get you in an odd loopy running rhythm, but when the lightning strikes you will move.

  6. This post feels like a candidate for a Vox QOTD 🙂 but I’ll bite:
    “Walking with a Ghost”, White Stripes

    My moment of Beltzner synchronicity, my alternate PowerSong(TM):
    “Toxicity”, System of a Down — this will get you in an odd loopy running rhythm, but when the lightning strikes you will move.

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