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When we pick up this running or training thing, something becomes apparent very quickly. We have Ups and we have Downs. Read after the more button.
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
Another week of fuel getting has passed, lets see if I’m any closer to that 100k goal now…
Lets see how I’ve been getting on lately.
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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*
*This is where I have the song from
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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Yes that’s a dramatic title for a blog post but does it matter?! Nope :)