I thought I'd wake myself up with the first choice on my play list and having fixed the volume to full whilst getting the phone into an arm holder, I certainly did. AC/DC's Back in Black almost took my head off. I'm so glad I attended all those concerts in my youth otherwise I could have done my hearing some serious damage, as it is I'd already done that years ago.
That was 4 minutes of warm up and I started the run to Pink Floyd's Wish you were here which, being 13 minutes long would take me to the half way mark quite nicely. If you know the song you'll appreciate the scene - As I came to the open countryside Dave Gilmour played his famous four note sequence which contrasted with the red herring bone sky and made the hairs on my neck stand up. That was until endomondo, Laura's electronic cousin, announced the pace for my first kilometre (he got sworn at as well).
Past half way and Oscar Peterson cuts in with C Jam blues. I used to be a lead guitarist in my youth which taught me how to ignore the rhythm section, which is useful, because the tempo was far too fast but I do love the song. David Byrne of Talking Heads took over with a far more gentle "This must be the place" and finally Mink Deville closed out the gig with Spanish Stroll.
All in all a good run. I might wait until Friday for my next run because I'm flying out to the States for a business trip on Saturday and that's going to be an interesting experience for my running but more about that in my next blog.