I almost gave in to laziness and fear and sleepiness and ridiculousness this morning–but I didn’t. Ladies and gentleman, I went for my first post-Buffalo Trinidad run! And to celebrate the occasion, there’s a new playlist involved…
When the alarm went off at 5:45, I was all “Hells no.” I hit snooze. When it went off again, I hit snooze, wanted to cry at the prospect of leaving my cozy bed, and negotiated with my half-asleep self that I’d run in the afternoon instead. When it went off the third time, I decided I was not going to feel any better about this first run back in Heat Central, shook off my ridiculousness, and went out for the damn three-mile run.
One word for it: amazing.
I thought the heat would be unbearable, as it was when I left in May, and I was concerned that the sun would be a bit much for my late-ish start. No such thing. It was sunny but not frying weather, there was a breeze (which was actually cool!), and the mosquitoes weren’t nearly as nippy as I expected them to be. I broke a sweat before I was even breathing heavily and was practically exuding a river as I ran, but it actually felt great to sweat so quickly; it was like running in my own personal shower bubble.
So yes, I had to sacrifice about twenty seconds per mile of speed compared to my Buffalo times, but it didn’t matter in the least. It was too awesome of a run for me to care.
And did I mention the scenery? It was breathtaking on my route, now that the rain has pounded the island and greened up the mountains and trees and bushes, and I could smell all kinds of seasonal flowers all along the way. It was as idyllic as running in Trinidad gets. This picture is not of the route, but you get the idea:
So, in honor of today’s awesome run, I’ll give you my Guaranteed Laziness-Busting Playlist, which is sure to generate big-time badassery at even the ungodliest hour of the morning:
- Bajah and the Dry-Eye Crew–Laba Laba
- MIA–Stepping Up (*her entire new album kicks and thumps, I can’t recommend it enough)
- Mapei–Public Enemy
- DJ Waxfiend/Busy Signal–Sound of Sirens
- Lady Gaga–Dance In The Dark
- MIA–Born Free
- Bajah and the Dry-Eye Crew–Bondo Kallay
- Thunderheist–Jerk It
There’s no way you’ll be able to sit still through this mix, I promise. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you!