In which I go for a run

Lights Will Guide You Home

I listened to Fix You by Coldplay three consecutive times at one point this morning during my run. It’s seriously not even close to the best song to hear while running; the pace is too slow, the beat changes, it’s horribly depressing, etc. But it is a great song and I love it, especially lately.

I VotedIt was pretty cool to see the polling places on my first loop through Westwood and Beverly Hills. They were deserted and there were just a few volunteers arriving and hanging signs. On my second loop there were long lines of people waiting outside and dozens of people walking along my route with “I Voted” stickers. After I finished running I drank about a quart of orange juice and at least a half gallon of ice cold water. Then I showered and got dressed and walked to the Liberal Arts Masonic Temple on Westwood Blvd and voted.

It took me two hours and ten minutes to go thirteen miles. Here are the songs I heard:

  • Callin’ Baton RougeBrooks, Garth
  • Armageddon ItDef Leppard
  • Rocket SciencePimps, The
  • Sweet Home AlabamaSkynyrd, Lynyrd
  • How You Like Me NowHeavy, The
  • Wake Up Little SusieEverly Brothers, The
  • Light of Day (live)Springsteen, Bruce
  • New Way HomeFoo Fighters
  • Little Lion ManMumford & Sons
  • Dirt Off Your Shoulder / Lying from You (live) (featuring Linkin Park)Jay-Z
  • Counting Down The HoursTed Leo & The Pharmacists
  • HolidayGreen Day
  • Numb / Encore (featuring Linkin Park)Jay-Z
  • Wonderful Night (featuring Lateef)Fatboy Slim
  • ‘Till I CollapseEminem
  • Give Me NovacaineGreen Day
  • One WeekBarenaked Ladies
  • Fix YouColdplay
  • Fix YouColdplay
  • Fix YouColdplay
  • You Give Love a Bad NameBon Jovi
  • Muttblink-182
  • Jesus Of Suburbia / City Of The Damned / I Don’t Care / Dearly Beloved / Tales Of Another Broken HomeGreen Day
  • Wake UpRage Against the Machine
  • Black BettyRam Jam
  • C’mon C’monVon Bondies, The

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