Okay everyone! It is time for some audience participation! Are you ready? I hope so!
As mentioned yesterday, I am preparing to complete my third half marathon tomorrow! I’ve received several notes of encouragement from my fellow GPers and was wishing that you could all be along the course route to help cheer me on. As I was updating my iPod, I realized that you can be along the course! You can be there through music.
Here is my request (aka crazy idea which I personally think is awesome)…send me one upbeat song to add into my iPod for the race tomorrow. Then tomorrow when the song comes on, I will think of you & my entire Gastroparesis family that is cheering me on from all over the world. I have no doubt in my mind that hearing songs suggested by you will help giving me the extra boost to keep putting one foot in front of the other and finish the race.
Music has always given me an extra boost while running. Sometimes the right song can make all the difference in pace and determination. It can help you stretch your stride out. It can help you control your breathing. It can help you remember that even though you are slow that you are still accomplishing something amazing. It can help you control the tears of emotion. It can remind you of just how many people have your back.
Tomorrow I will be will be wearing my Gastroparesis race shirt that states “At Least I’m Faster Than My Stomach” and hopefully my iPod will be full of songs that are the voices of my GPer family cheering my on!
Looking forward to seeing what will be on the playlist!
We Come Running by Youngblood Hawke. Good luck!! I have my entire playlist on my blog if you need a few more jams.
Might seem like an odd choice but Master Blaster by Stevie Wonder is a great one! Has a real cool beat and is all about letting go of your worries and having a good time. Hope this helps and know that I’ll be cheering you on=)