Friday, November 16, 2012

Running Music

Yesterday's four mile run was brought to you by Pandora Toddler Radio! It was interesting running to toddler songs like "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" and the theme song to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. But that is what it took for me to get Aidan in the stroller so that I could go for a run.

He DID NOT want to go for a run yesterday so I pulled out a sucker to bribe him. When that wasn't enough I had to bring out the big guns and tell him that he could play on my iPod while we ran. That did the trick and before I knew it we were ready to go. Once we were on our way it was very clear that he wasn't going to be able to play the game while wearing his gloves. I had to think quick and, as crazy as I know this sounds- I was so excited to find Pandora Toddler Radio. It did the trick and he settled in and enjoyed his ride. I should also point out that we were not using headphones- it was playing through the speaker of my phone. I am sure that the people that we passed/met thought I was completely crazy when they were hearing "If You're Happy and You Know It" and other toddler songs. It was different but it worked and that is what it is all about- as a mom sometimes you just have to go with what works!

In the end we were both happy and enjoyed getting outside and  enjoyed a beautiful day.

And a beautiful view of the Mississippi!

Do you run with music? I always do. When running out side I never use headphones. I always play the music through the iPod speaker so I can still hear Aidan and what is going on around me. I just feel safer that way. When I run on the treadmill I HAVE to have music to pass the time and of couse use headphones but they always drive me crazy. I need to find a good pair that stay in my ears!
What are your favorite songs to run to? I like all kinds of music. Usually "pop" or country. One of my favorite songs to run to is "Brown-eyed Girl".

1 comment:

  1. ALWAYS run with music. If I get to the gym and find that I have forgotten my headphones or I od, I just know I won't last any longer than a couple of miles. My Inner voice is too loud if I don't have music to drowned it out. I'm usually country and the more popular rap/pop. Favorite running song right now is "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys. Love "Brown-eyed Girl!" I will have to add that one.