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The YOU Challenge: TWO Songs

Happy happy Friday! So happy it’s here! This week in cube life was painful #thestruggleisreal. I’m on a mission to get out of cube life.. but that’s for another day.

I’m back today with the YOU Challenge (which I have kind of been slacking on, sorry!).

Today’s topic is TWO SONGS.  When thinking about two songs, I thought I would highlight two of my favorite songs. It’s really hard to pick only two songs to talk about… I like so many!

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If I had to pick a genre of music I like, it would be indie rock.  I really like those indie songs, the kind of songs you would listen to during a long car ride or a walk or when you just need a mental break from life.  To be honest, I kind of like ‘sad’ songs, more mellow songs. Obviously, if I’m doing a hard workout with music, I love upbeat songs like rap, but in general, I prefer something softer. Or as my hubby says ‘depressing.’

A little fact about me is, I NEVER run to music (unless I’m on the ‘dreadmill’).  When I run outside, I run without music and I like to just get into my own head and focus on what I’m doing.  I’ve been running without music for years now and I don’t think I’ll ever go back. Plus, I think it can be really unsafe to run with headphones.  And those people that bike on the road with headphones…don’t even get me started! #deathwish.

Without further ado, here are two of my favorite songs…

On Top of the Wold by Imagine Dragons

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I considered this song to be the theme of my first Ironman.  When I finished months of training and was ready for Mont Tremblant I felt on top of the world.  This was actually one of the songs that I used to sing in my head on the bike.  It really helped to boost my confidence and know that I could handle anything… including the hills of Tremblant.

‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay
Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I’m on top of the world.

Skinny Love by Bon Iver

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I LOVE Bon Iver.  While ‘Skinny Love’ it’s definitely not the happiest sounding song, it has that melancholy beat that I love so much.  The lyrics are definitely random, but it’s just something about this song that puts me deep in thought.

again.. not the happiest lyrics, but I like sad songs:)

And I told you to be patient,
And I told you to be fine,
And I told you to be balanced,
And I told you to be kind,
And now all your love is wasted,
Then who the hell was I?
‘Cause now I’m breaking at the britches,
And at the end of all your lines.

 What are some of your favorite songs?

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5 Comments

  • Reply Kecia October 11, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I really like the Imagine Dragons song. I have never heard of them before, so thanks for sharing something new with me 🙂

  • Reply erin October 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Good picks! 🙂 I never, ever run with music (only the treadmill or on the trainer because it keeps me focused)… it’s so peaceful to listen to your footfalls and breath when you’re outside!

    And, hang in there… we can commiserate together on the crappy cube life. We WILL get out!

  • Reply Lee@tri*inspired*life October 14, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Have you heard the “Skinny Love” version by Birdy? Since you love Bon Iver, you may prefer that version, but I have enjoyed Birdy’s version for a while now.

  • Reply Cassie @ Rural Running Redhead October 15, 2014 at 2:48 am

    I never run outside with music, either. I love to hear the birds, the breeze … and, of course, the cars coming at me….

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