I will forever be a little “old school” and I am OK with that. The iPod and iTunes has been around for a while, but I have just begun to use both. I am loving my iPod Shuffle which was my Mother’s Day present. Running with actual music versus the soundtrack of my mind has helped push me through these last few weeks of marathon training.
I would not say I came from a “musical family.” Some of us did band, choir, and piano in different seasons of life. I did come from a “radio family.” My mom’s light rock station was our breakfast soundtrack every morning. My sister and I watched music videos in the early era of MTV. We knew pop and rock music backwards and forwards. We wanted to get my brother as a contestant on “Rock and Roll Jeopardy” which Jeff Probst hosted in his pre-Survivor days.
So as I am searching through iTunes for the perfect running songs, here are some of five fun facts about the tracks from my life…
1) My first favorite song was Believe It Or Not (Greatest American Hero) . I have no idea who sings it and I was four years old when I chose it as my favorite song.
5) Billy Joel has been one of my favorite singers since I was seven years old. I started liking him when we listened to the “An Innocent Man” album over and over on a long road trip to Florida when I was second grade.