(Nope, no April Fools stuff -- have I told you that I DESPISE pranks and practical jokes?)
I call this song my "plateau buster" -- I busted through a huge plateau a couple weeks ago and all I could think of was the end of this song: "Done, done, on to the next one." This album makes for a particularly bad-ass soundtrack at the gym.
The new Foster the People album, "Supermodel," drops today (as the kids say) and as we speak, my preorder is being delivered to my iTunes account (thanks for the birthday present, pal!). But I want to acquaint you with a song from the band's first album, which came on just as I was pushing through a tough set on the overhead press machine, which I am totally a weakling with.
You gotta focus on your ability Focus on your ability You gotta focus on your ability Focus on your ability
Boy, did I need to hear those words at that exact moment.
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).
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