Updated: August 26, 2011

February 12, 2009

I just got a new mp3 player to help me pass the time while running on the treadmill, but I ended up with a brand new problem: I don't know what to listen to. My musical tastes are along the lines of the Cowboy Junkies, which is more conducive to curling up in bed than sweating it out at the gym. So I started listening to one of my favorite songs, Linkin Park's In the End. While the beat was great at getting me moving, the lyrics-"I tried so hard and got so far, but in the end, it doesn't really matter"-were pretty discouraging. Next, I took a shot at listening to French lessons, which only filled me with an uncontrollable desire to order some crepes as soon as I was done working out. So now I have a new solution: I don't hit the play button at all. Instead, I use my earphones to block out the noise of other exercisers. It might not help combat boredom, but until I find my rhythm, silence is bliss. If you have any suggestions for music that will motivate me, I'd love to hear them.

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Anonymous
January 10, 2019
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