Yesterday afternoon I found a song by the Grizzly Bear's stuck out in my head while running under a crystal clear blue sky. I couldn't believe how beautiful and warm it was, it almost felt like spring. It was too bad I had blisters and was a bit fatigued because it would have been great to crank out more effortless distance on such a day. Back to the song, I first discovered this group as Vye and I were messing around on YouTube checking out videos on ginormous grizzlies. This group from New York kept popping up, and so I got interested and found I really liked them. The group laid dormant on my i-pod for nearly a year until I found the song "Two Weeks" and more importantly the "Fred Falke extended mix" while browsing another runner's blog. I got the song and I really enjoy running to it. I like the original as well but the extended mix lends itself to running with the stronger more upbeat and electronic sound. I am quite certain many of you have heard of this group and probably know the song but this remix is great so give it a listen.
This morning I slipped on my Brooks, with my Asics insoles, and hit the chip trail for a very easy recovery run of only 30 minutes. That is about all my shoes allowed me to run before I could feel all the symptoms of trashed shoes such as sore shins and aching joints. I need to find 150 bucks bad and get a new pair of Brooks. Keep your fingers crossed I can make it happen soon because I am in Dire need. Well the easy run was nice I wanted to run further but the body said no for today so it was a really short jaunt. I heard a song by the Icelandic group Sigur Ros. I love this group and found that they are one of the few groups that even though they are singing in a totally different language the songs are universally understood. This is a really chill song and was perfect for a really chill run in December on the island. Give it a listen I am including a version with their real video and one with the "Planet Earth" footage added. Both are great videos and both invoke different emotions. I hope you dig it as much as me the song is called "Hoppipolla" (the first link is to the actual video since embedding was disabled and the other embedded video is the planet earth but both songs are the same).