Saturday, May 7, 2011


I cried today.  While I was running.

I am on week 6 of the Couch to 5K program. 

Instead of using my handy go-to "running" playlist on my iPod, I decided to dare the unknown and head down the "shuffle" path.  This is dangerous for me.  I have roughly 2700 songs on it.  Some of which I like, some of which I have to keep giving myself mental reminders to delete that one.  Regardless, I have a lot of music on it.

So, I'm into the 2nd leg of my run and I happened upon a song that I truly don't think I've heard in years.  In fact, I don't think this song even has a title.  In my iPod it's listed as "September 11th Tribute".  Not a good song to run too, but I heard it out. And then I cried.

I don't even think I can call it a song.  It's basically kind of a song, but mainly has voice overs in it-most of George W.  Some of interviews with people.  It's pretty heavy. 

I'm not sure why I didn't just hit the little arrow button on the right to move onto the next song.  I just felt a need to listen to it.

The part that hit me was when I heard the George W. voice over give this quote: "Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done."

I don't know-I guess in light of the recent news of Osama's death, I just felt this overwhelming feeling of....I don't know what.  I can't explain it.  All I know is that I cried while I was running.  It was odd.  But okay in some weird way.

After the song was done, I wiped my eyes and moved on.  And then I put a smile on my face because the next song was...well, here you go:
Hope you're smiling!

PS-I actually saw them in concert.  July 5th, 1989.


  1. Awww...I don't like hearing that your crying...for ANY reason! And for Pete's sake! Who has the energy to cry while running?! Unless you're "crying" for a ride back home (if it was me!)

    And I'm did Milli Vanilli sound live in concert? I'll bet they didn't miss a beat! :)

  2. Hey! Look at that!! I misused a "your" in that comment!! That was just for you, my friend...just for you! <3

  3. oh yeah, Milli Vanilli - i was so sad to hear that they were lip singing....LOL I think I cried then! Sometimes we need that "lil" reminder of 9/11 - sorry you cried and I'm with Jeni...I don't think I could have cried while running!