I knocked out a quick four miles after watching all the drama in Boston on Friday night. I spent most of the run thinking about Miranda rights and terrorism and democracy. And when I wasn’t thinking about those things I was thinking about how much I wished I could talk to my mom about those things.
Mom loved this country so much. It sounds funny to write it, but she was a huge fan of the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence, and — I can’t really think of a better way to say it — Truth, Justice, and the American Way. I found a letter she wrote to President Obama on her old computer which I’ll publish to her website one day, I’m sure. She truly believed in America, and I’m very happy that it’s something she passed to me.
— David Vincent Gagne (@davidgagne) April 20, 2013
Here are the songs I heard while running:
- Mr. Chainsaw — Alkaline Trio
- Welcome to the Jungle — Guns N’ Roses
I don’t think I’ve ever heard this song while running; at first I skipped it because I couldn’t imagine the beat would work, but then I gave it another chance and it’s not too bad.
- (F)lannigan’s Ball — Dropkick Murphys
- Life in Technicolor ii — Coldplay
- Eye of the Tiger — Survivor
Ha! This reminds me that I need to tag Rocky’s Theme (Gonna Fly Now) so it starts cycling into my running playlist.
- Sinnerman — Simone, Nina
This is creeping its way into being one of my top five favorite running songs. The beat is perfect.
- Spectacular Views — Rilo Kiley
I love this song so much it hurts. The title of this post is from it.