New Running Music


I wanted new music to go running with this morning. I love the music I run with now, but I’m getting a little tired of it, even though I change it up each time out. I jump around a lot, from Chris Daughtry to Gavin Rossdale to KT Tunstall to Collective Soul and Matchbox Twenty.

So last night before I went to bed, since I needed to charge my ipod anyway, I decided to download the latest Chris Daughtry album off of iTunes (at 11:30 at night). I owe a lot to Chris Daughtry. His first album got me walking, and then running, and well, here I am. For me, the tempo is just what I need to keep me moving, and I like his music.

I listened to the preview of a couple of the new songs and figured, I’ll like this. And I bought it. I was all excited about having new music to run with this morning.

When I went to download it though, my computer (which is kinda old) told me I needed to update to iTunes 7.6. Sigh. I go to update. Did I mention my computer is kinda old? Well, it’s slow too. I get a message that I need Windows Service Pack 2 before I can upgrade to iTunes 8.2. I go back and find iTunes 7.6 and attempt to upload that one. Now it’s like 12:15 am. Nope. Still need SP2 to upgrade to the latest iTunes.

So I attempt the Service Pack upgrade. My computer is not happy that I’m trying to throw all this new stuff at it, but it chugs along, initializing. Finally, updates start, I wait, and crap, the message tells me that I need the original XP cd. Yeah, ok. Did I mention that my computer is old? Do you think I have any idea where this cd might be? Now it’s 1:00 am, so I give up and go to bed.

But now I’m bound and determined to have new music this morning for my run. I wake up, get dressed, go to Walmart and buy the cd again, come home and head back to the computer. I upload the music, download it onto my iPod and I’m all set to go. It’s hot today…. and now it’s 8:15 am. I wanted to be done with my run by 8:00. I throw my stuff on, head out the door, and turn on my iPod. Nothing. Not even the old stuff. Argghhh.

I come back downstairs, re-sync my iPod. Ok, old music, no new music. Now, I won’t even leave the driveway until I find it. Finally, ah, a song I don’t know all the words too! My iPod didn’t sync in the order I had set up, but it was there.

Yay. Went for my run, it was a great one (2.5 miles in 26 minutes) , and  I really enjoyed my new tunes.

I’m wondering where I burned more calories? Actually running or fighting with the computer all night?

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Fran on July 25, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    😆 I suppose you’ve lost more calories by downloading. You should write Chris a thank you note that he helped you lose weight 🙂

    I like every kind of music for running as long as it has a beat. But have a pre for Bruce Springsteen songs.

    I use a program with podcasts for running so every training is a surprise which music I will hear. I don’t like every song but most songs are great for running. Favourite on this program is The Killers with Human.

    xxx Fran


  2. This kind of stuff always happens to me – I live in some sort of technological Bermuda-triangle :). I love making themed running playlists, so if you ever need inspiration I invite you to check them out:


  3. I know exactly what you mean! It’s a nightmare, but when it works it’s so sweet. I’m also a big Daughtry fan!


  4. Gosh, I so hate how you need to update Itunes constantly! If you’re a Daughtry fan you probably won’t like it, but I love Podrunner, a free podcast in Itunes. More dancy, but you can select your bpm to set the pace.


  5. This stuff happens to me a lot too! So frustrating! We have a laptop & a desktop. The desktop is always having issues… Way to stick with it & definitely a quick paced run! Well done!


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