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Music & Working Out

August 26, 2017

Back in January I decided to better myself physically by exercising regularly. I was pretty “gangbusters” for the first three months and hit the treadmill & weights 7 days a week.  Then the “aches and pains” for 45+ year olds started to kick in.  So I backed off to 4 to 5 times a week. I realize now that I need at least 2 days a week to rest.

Fast forward to now.  Near the end of August.  I feel good about myself physically.  Have basically maintained my weight, toned up & added 💪💪💪

Today I was on the treadmill (I have a 5K walk/run routine) and I pulled up the Top 40 Pop Hits Countdown from 1986.  That is my favorite genre of music. 80s and early 90s.  My growing up years through college.

In the 70s and 80s, I listened to Top 40 hit radio in my hometown of Des Moines, Iowa.  KRNQ was also known as Q-102. (Now HOT AC and known as Star 102.5).  I had a walkman that I took on the bus with me to and from high school and had that station on the majority of the time.  (You can probably figure out why I wanted do what I do for a living).

By the way, I hate running.  Always have, always will. This dates back to my late teen years when I had to do PT runs early mornings during my Army Training in the summers of 1988 & 89.  I’ll never run a marathon, probably never run a 10K either.  When I step on the treadmill, I turn up my favorite music and go into “robot mode.”  Meaning I just FOCUS on the music and move my legs. 

I am proud of myself for getting into shape and had no idea when I first started how easy it was to do.

Here’s to all the great music that pushes us to better ourselves physically and mentally.

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