This is one of those "Mom, stop singing so loud" songs. (Mothers of teenagers, you understand, right? Or am I just a big-mouthed rockstar car singer?) I like songs with kick-butt choruses to get me going on a run/walk.
Yeah, I know, it's Pitbull and (as Joel McHale says) "K-E-Dollar-sign-Ha." It's totally vapid but I'm a sucker for the chorus and Pitbull's "It's about to go down" command. This one's a favorite in the car on the way to the gym.
Every now and then when I'm doing a "grownup thing," like driving, paying bills or doing laundry (y'know, the fun stuff!), I stop for a moment.
This is hard to put into words because it seems silly, but I think to myself "Wow, I can drive a car like it's second nature," thinking back to driver's ed class in high school when I had no idea what I was doing. I thought I would never get the hang of it. I remember the first bill I paid -- a subscription to "Rolling Stone" magazine. It was also the first check I wrote, right before I went away to college.
I think it's because I have a teenager who is just starting to learn the "grownup things" in life, which brings me to today's song, which I heard yesterday on the way back from the gym -- the "grownup" way to get activity, unlike swinging on monkey bars or something.
I love the fun energy of the song and the lyrics, which poke fun at "living in the real world."
(Oh, did I mention that I'm the mayor of my Planet Fitness? I've never been the mayor of anything on Foursquare, let alone a GYM.)
This song was part of the Rock My Run mix called "The Comeback," which I listened to yesterday while pushing through a strength training session at the gym. This song came at just the right time as I was struggling to finish a set (I upped the weights this week).
Oooh, have I got a treat for you (and me): I put together some of my fave current songs and sent them off to the musical geniuses at Rock My Run, where they turned it into the 36-minute Blissful Beats mix. I've been a member of Rock My Run since it first started, and my iPod is loaded with great mixes at all lengths, genres and occasions.
This mix is pretty energetic and I was dancing around the living room last night when I got the email that the mix was ready. So it's good for dancing, too!
(No, this is not a sponsored post -- I just love this site, which can be used from the Web to download to your iPod or as a phone app for Apple or Android.)
The mix is full of upbeat, happy songs, including "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, "Lightning Bolt" by Jake Bugg, and, yes, "Pom Poms" by the Jonas Brothers.
I think I've featured every one of these songs before here, so in honor of his Super Bowl halftime show, here's "Treasure":
I set out yesterday to do my usual 3-mile walk but this Rock My Run mix (plus another one) turned my workout into a 4-mile run. I run to the beat -- what can I say? I was going to feature one of the songs -- "Ricky Ricardo" by Kaptn -- but the video was kinda nasty, so I play it safe and add Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven," which is also in the 130bpm mix.
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