I got ready for my run with mixed emotions about actually going for a run. I decided that I took 2 days off of running so I had to go. After getting ready, hydrating, and waiting for the sunscreen application time to pass by, I had a thought that I didn’t want to go for a run today. I’m not gonna lie for a split second I contemplated just skipping the run today and going for a harder run tomorrow. The last run I did was amazing. I had a pace of 4:41 min/km for a 10.35km run. My record breaking outdoor pace. Until today. I got outside and had no idea what playlist to use. So, I just decided to go with a little This is it. Michael Jackson is a very controversial name to bring up. Some people love him, some people just love his music, while others just think he is a huge creep. I really don’t know where I lay in the mix. I love Michel Jackson’s music, I love watching him perform but I don’t know him as a person. I just know him from what the media tells me about him so, who am I to judge his personal life? I feel this way about people in my everyday life as well. It really is easy to get caught up in what other people tell you about another person. But ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what they are like as a person to you.
It’s like one of my favourite quotes says,
“Life moves pretty fast… If you don’t stop to look around once in awhile, you might miss it.” – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
I have been guilty lately if getting into the hustle of city life and just getting from point A to point B and not stopping to appreciate what’s around me. If you slow down, you clear your mind, and you feel just like a Jack Johnson song on a hot summer day at the beach. Anything can happen because you allow yourself to let it. So look around and make judgement calls on your own instead of just taking other people’s opinions.
MJ, thanks for giving me a 4:38min/km pace today.
The This is it. Playlist
Wanna Be Startin’ Something- Michael Jackson
Jam (Remastered)- Michael Jackson
They Don’t Care About Us (Remastered)- Michael Jackson
Human Nature- Michael Jackson
Smooth Criminal- Michael Jackson
The Way You Make Me Feel- Michael Jackson
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) [Remastered]- Michael Jackson
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You- Michael Jackson feat. Siedah Garret
Thriller- Michael Jackson
Beat It- Michael Jackson
Black or White- Michael Jackson
Sweet Pea- Amos Lee
Heart of Life- John Mayer
Brand New Jones- Robin Thicke
I Melt With You- Jason Mraz
Stats of the Run
Distance: 10.24 km
Pace: 4:38 min/km