|Dan with his second-biggest fans after the race. They ate more pizza than he did.|
Last night the kids and I watched Dan do his second Dash n' Dine 5K. It was hot and windy, that dry oven-like wind we often get here in the summer, and he didn't feel great. In fact, he was a minute slower than he was on the same course last month. But we all still had lots of fun. Now this series is over, so I have to find some other races for him to do, so I can continue to live through him.
That's what husbands are for, right?
So now that I've established that what I'm about to say has nothing to do with Dan or our marriage.....
I'm really into angry break-up songs lately.
I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because I'm injured and starting to feel like running has broken up with me. Plus, reading all the great race reports lately makes me feel like the freaky girl who never gets invited to the school dances. Or maybe it's because, with the exception of my college boyfriend, a truly nice person, all the guys I dated before Dan were losers. Maybe it's because my sister went through a break-up recently, and while it wasn't particularly angry, she's sad and I've been trying to think of ways to buck her up (so far she's ignoring my suggestion that she take up running). Maybe it's because I find anger motivating when I'm trying to push myself. Maybe it's because I really like Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know." Maybe it's because I'm getting a little tired of my current recumbent bike playlist (music is an absolute must on the recumbent bike).
So I decided to put a list of songs together that are all about breaking up, hating the person you broke up with, getting stronger post-break-up. Here's what I came up with:
Somebody That I Used to Know
Don't Come Around Here No More
Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)
One More Minute
I Hate Myself for Loving You
These Boots are Made for Walking
I Will Survive
The One I Love
Goodbye to You
It's Not Right But It's OK
Anyone else find this kind of thing motivating? What are your favorite angry break-up songs?