Yep, that’s today done and dusted. My goal was smoked so I can let my Fuelband charge now. Lets look a little deeper and see how my challenge that I set myself 3 weeks ago is going! Click the pic to read more below.
Run Dem West on Monday just gone and RDCY Hackney today. Both great runs! At RDC West we did these 0.9 mile laps…I eventually got my time down to 05:50! A new course record which was awesome for exactly 10 minutes until my good friend Shameek knocked 30 seconds off it! It was all well and good fun though. It’s great to push yourself and I did that on Monday.
Roll on to today and the crew was out and ready to run, after housekeeping where I explained in slightly more detail what RDC is and what we are trying to achieve we set off towards the canals to conquer Mile End! We went there and proceeded along Regent’s Canal back to Hackney Wick for a sprint finish, great times!
Emotionally, it’s been quite a draining week for me. I’ve tried hard to get through this week both mentally and physically. I always find that when I’m feeling down I browse my favourite songs and select a few which cheer me up. That trail of thought brings me to the fantastic Josey Rebelle’s interview where she said this when asked if she wastes ‘hours’ mixing running mixes:
How dare you imply that music could ever be a waste of time when music has done so much for you, Josh Jones? When you were down, who picked you up? Music, that’s who. When you needed an energy boost, who recharged the batteries of your soul? Yes, Music. When people pointed, when they stood in a big circle and called you names and tugged on your pubes, it was in Music’s sweet arms that you sought shelter, was it not?
Powerful words from her. Music helps us so much and we should all take some minutes out of our days to explore it. It will do you some good!
I believe we all share a connection with the songs we hear, albeit in different ways. So for this track of the day, I bring you a record that changed my life. Blu & Exile are my favourite Hip-Hop duo and this song constantly helps remind me just how important this life that I live is. The song below is one that sums up the journey that we’re all on called life. Remember, your life is what you make it. Enjoy!
Artist: Blu & Exile | Track: Below The Heavens | Album: Below The Heavens
Word on the street is that Rita Ora has used this somewhere. Don’t blame her, blame Chase & Status. It’s a double edged sword. They produced the remix to Heartbeat and then produced RIP and hey presto we have whatever that song is that she sings.
Chase and Status lace Nneka’s original track, Heartbeat with a tad more base and strip down some of the original instruments used but I like the remix. It’s all about making something nice and new of what’s presented already, right?
I first discovered this track on the Binary Bass mix by Jack Swift. It set the tone for one of the best mixes I have in my 15,000 strong library. I would always go back to that mix just for this song and it was at the start of it! Turn up your speakers and get ready for the little rave in your room!
Artist: Nneka | Track: Heartbeat (Chase & Status Remix) | Mixtape: Binary Bass by Jack Swift*
Tonight I’m essentially ignoring the Euro 2012 Tournament for now due to ‘Footballing Reasons’ and will watch it when I can! Today is all about my return to the Spartan Fam in Shoreditch tonight. It’s been raining all day so the body weight training in the park is going to be interesting to say the least. Good bodies are made in bad weather though, that’s how you get ready for the summer!
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We might have the Sun out this evening, we’re not too sure on that yet but come along anyway! The best experiences are in bad weather. So if you’re making it down this evening then make sure that you’re aware of the following:
- Come dressed to run, we don’t have any changing facilities
Big night yesterday as we hit the Tate Modern with the full Run Dem power. Huge turnout despite the heat and some incredible scenes in Housekeeping as we welcomed home the Bupa 10k and Edinburgh Marathon Crews. There were tears, there were smiles and there was sweat in abundance. Six weeks to go until the British 10k and we are well on the way to being ready. Summer is here at last, happy times.
“Track made me realise that I’m not the best runner and a lot of training and improvement will be needed till race day, however, it also reminded me that anything is possible if you try hard enough - Femi”—
Wise words from Femi. RDC Younger graduate from last season and still running when he’s not working at Nike.