Music Obsessed

I have a new toy. Not that kind of toy. Get outta the gutter you folks.

I have a treadmill. It was a big decision despite that it was my plan when we moved and there was room for one. I was terrified that I would use it once and hate it and it would sit as an expensive clothes horse. But I like it a lot. And now that I live in the forest it’s kind of tricky building up the kilometers with snow covered trails, in a valley with hills every way you look.  Today I was all keener and suited up to run outside, I lasted 20 minutes. Ice covered puddles aren’t fun for me.

I’ve been diligently racking up the kilometers and even some miles. It took me a week to figure out how to change the control panel to metric so there were a few imperially measured runs in there. But the view is a bummer.



Straight ahead.


Someone clean my desk already.

out the window

If I crane my neck to the right it’s not so bad.



I try not to look to the left, unmade bed and unpacked boxes, no thanks.


While our basement is being renovated this is the only spot for Tmill and with no TV to amuse me I must have music. My current running playlist maxes out at 32 minutes and it takes me… well… a lot longer to run 5km. There’s only so many times you can hear Glee on repeat before you have to stop running and yell at something.

So I did running song research. The first step was asking my FB friends, they had enough suggestions for an entire 56 minutes playlist. I’m calling it “Friends for Faster Running”. Then I found the super supportive team at Another Mother Runner, they have lists of running playlists for my (and your) amusement. Of course the first one I organized was Ready to Run Country.

I love country music. And I’m not kidding. I don’t even care what Toby Keith says, I would smoke weed with Willie anytime.

Then late one night Ken and I were introduced to Songza and it’s changed my life. Pre-made playlists for every possible mood, activity and celebration. When I finally meet Willie Nelson, Songza will have a weed smoking playlist for us.



It’s not all bad on the treadmill, if I keep at it long enough the distance is a nice thing to look at

What’s your favourite running or workout song?



  1. This post only made me want to visit your house. It sounds so lovely.

  2. First, yay for you for running so much. Although I’ll never understand kilometers. And Songza? I so need this! Thanks!

    • It’s so much fun! And as long as you don’t hold it against me that I don’t understand miles, I won’t hold it against you that you don’t get kilometers.

      PS. that distance is 5.45 km, not miles. Heavens!

  3. This post made me want to smoke weed with Willie Nelson.

  4. Oh how I love to hate the dreadmill :p When I run outside I crank the tunes but inside it has to be TV or else I’d never get on the damn thing

  5. I’ve taken to listening to the soundtrack from “Run Lola Run” — very good for keeping the pace pounding. I’m an awful runner but I’m trying. :)

    • I don’t know Run Lola Run, I will look it up. Thanks. I am an awful runner too but I’m learning it’s not about skill it’s about action. I’m currently practicing hills and I can’t say I like it much.

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