Today I planned a short, efficient run and listened to Bruce Springsteen along the way. Suddenly, mid-run, “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” popped up on my Bruce list. Rather than skip it – I have a staunch rule against Christmas music prior to Thanksgiving and post-New Year’s – I rocked out and it enhanced my run. Laughing, running, air-drumming to the song on a ninety-one degree summer day was heavenly. I’m not suggesting listening to Christmas music to run all of the time, but today, it worked.
This is the only Christmas song I’ve done this with – and last summer it sneaked up on me while I was running barefoot in the sand on the beach – and it had the same energizing reaction.
Here are some shots of today’s run through ‘the swamps of Jersey’.